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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Simplified Intentions

It’s no surprise that apart from my general black and white go-to attire, I’m stocked up on the basic essentials. Vintage tee, moto jacket, worn in- denim and the perfect black boots, anyone? As we sift through our closets on the daily while repeatedly saying to ourselves “I have nothing to wear,” we forget that we can make a killer outfit even with pieces on repeat. And as part of my new year resolution: to simplify and destress whenever possible, this keeps to that promise and makes life a whole lot easier.

Leather Jacket (similar) // vintage tee (similar) // denim // black boot (similar)

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Brought to you by Barefoot

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Boozy afternoon, anyone? Yesterday was the #BarefootBubbly fest hosted at the gorgeous Simon House in Beverly Hills. We indulged in everything from fruit-filled cocktails to a watching a special performance by the Aqualilies. After a bit of fun under the sun, I’d probably have to say that secretly one of my favorite parts of the event was discovering a blackberry flatbread that was TO DIE FOR…ingredients above 😉

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Museum of “Feels”

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When I heard about the Museum of Broken Relationships, I had to place it on my list of museums I MUST visit. Showed up with no expectations, only to be blown away and floored by some of the most despairing love stories, hence, my renaming of “The Museum of Feels.” For those of you who haven’t heard of this museum, essentially, people can donate items from their past relationships and have them displayed along with their stories to share.

The stories ranged from a woman wearing fake breasts while having sex because that’s the only way her significant other could get off. SO, naturally, she donated them after they broke up…  and then a story about an older lady whose husband passed and donated all of his cologne bottles as she couldn’t throw them away. Guys, I would go on to tell you more but this is one museum you have to come and see for yourself.

At the end, you leave either reflecting on how minimal your greatest heartbreaks were or realizing that you should probably dig up that piece of history from your ex that you know would make a great piece of art in the exhibit. #thefeels

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What Sunday’s Are Made Of

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The perfect Sunday consisted of a decadent brunch and all things vintage shopping. To fuel up for the day with the ladies, we took quick detour to Sqirl, located in Silverlake, CA. This place is fan-tas-tic! No wonder there’s always a line out the door for this vegan-friendly restaurant. They cook up a mean Pesto Rice Bowl (pictured) as well as rich pastries, lattes and a variety of toasts, avocado toast included. The bowl was devoured before I had a moment to breathe and needless to say, I’ll be back (too) soon.

 

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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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CITY HEIGHTS

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Being an LA native definitely does not mean you’ve explored all that LA has to offer. I mean, how could you really… there’s so much to do! Not too long ago, I made my first trip out to the Griffith Observatory. It started with a morning hike to the Hollywood sign and then sight seeing in the evening from the the heights of the observatory. Overlooking the city in the setting sun was the perfect closure to an eventful day.

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