The Springs

DTLA lovers, look no further than this hot spot that serves up brunch (+ other daily treats) AND yoga. Yes, it’s true. The Springs has a yoga studio and a wellness center in the back and a kitchen and juice bar in the front. Spacious and not to mention has free parking (which is a rarity anywhere in LA), this space is a gem and the perfect place to grab a book and take a breather in the midst of the bustling city.

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MY TOWNSKE GUIDE

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Finding local hot spots is even easier then ever before! Townske reached out to me to be a part of their amazing launch as a featured publisher & I couldn’t be more thrilled. Essentially, Townske is a new social media publishing platform and a community of like-minded travelers who appreciate quality experiences. Rather than using Yelp or other websites with reviews or lists of places and things to do, Townske is your one-stop-shop for just that. You can search by keywords, places and more and you’re presented with beautiful imagery and a specific point of view from your fellow “like-minded” travelers. Additionally, Townske has integrated the ability sync Instagram images to the your guide which makes it extremely user friendly! Check out my Townske Guide here & browse the site for your next travel destination / favorite new local hot spot.

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STREET CHIC

For Spring 2013, Baseball caps and black and white are everywhere! Sporting my black and white Zara heels & The Hundreds cap, I was able to rock a sporty- street chic ensemble in the heart of LA. Even more than keeping up with the current trends, I can always count on my worn-out black jeans, a thrifted top and a long coat to create a well-put together, simplistic look. Simple is key… I always say!

Top: Thrifted | Denim: BDG High Waisted Black Jeans | Heels: Zara | Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke

Shot by Crystal Chacon

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CITY HEIGHTS, CITY NIGHTS

Living in this general area my entire life, I always took LA for granted. It wasn’t until this year when I joined the Nasty Gal team and got to enjoy the parties and night life in downtown LA… Let’s just say, I’ve fallen in love with the city. Of course my dream would be to move to NY, but knowing how unrealistic it is with a student/intern bank account, (enough said) I’ve got to stay as close to home as possible. At least for now, as a newly 21 year old, I’ll enjoy the beauty of the city while I can and hope for bigger and better things to come!

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VINTAGE EXTRAVAGANZA

A Current Affair Pop-up vintage marketplace was an extraordinary event, to say the least. Not only did we awe at the deliciously curated collections but we snatched up whatever we could at the early showing.

Alan hit “gold” when he found a vintage moto jacket, truly made to fit, found at @Trustfund21.Trustfund21 was mine and Alan’s favorite store by far as we not only picked up his moto jacket, I picked up some fabulous baubles as well! I’ll be sure to pick up some more vintage pieces on their Etsy site. (photos 2-7)

Next stop was The Goods <3 NY. Their beautiful collection of vintage Chanel was spectacular and their jewelry was meant to be bought by the stack! (photos 8-10)

Not too far later, we were drawn to Ordunadesign and her meticulously hand crafted metal and leather masterpieces. Not only were we interested in her craft, we were amazed by her history in the business. Beth Orduna, designer and creator, had been in the game for 2 decades and pioneered such innovations such as pearls on leather, tattered silk-wrapped gems, and reticulated metals with a Mexican influence. (photos 11-15)

Jessica Seaton‘s jewelry was to die for! I picked up 3 of her golden hand sculpted rings all to create one perfect stack of art. Her jewelry was beautifully displayed and I’m looking forward to more of her amazing pieces in the future. (photos 16-20)

When it comes to sunglasses, The Guise Archives  had it all! From classic frames to vintage Persol, Alan had a blast trying them all on. We definitely know where to find our next one-of-a kind frames. (photos 21-24)

Our last few stops included the free spirited Adored Vintage (photos 25-27), Salvage Life (photos 31-33) where I picked up a vintage sequence top, and finally Marie Monsod (photos 28-30) where I found the most amazing golden bag. I must say that our experience at our first ever A Current Affair was one to remember; A place where we enjoyed the company of the humble and artful owners, friendly bartenders, and fellow vintage lovers.

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