We as a country cannot tolerate this systemic oppression any longer, and we at A Girl in LA stand as allies and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

In light of recent events, the question on most people’s minds is, what could I do as an individual to further the cause of equal rights for black and brown citizens of the United States? We witnessed the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police this past week and it sparked worldwide outrage. It was the ultimate breaking point. Enough is enough. There are many more victims’ names to add to the list and justice must be served, especially when it comes to police brutality and systematic racism in the United States and far beyond. As recently as March, police served a searchRead More →

150+ TV Shows To Stream During This Crazy Time

Last week we shared our recommendations on 125+ movies to watch while you’re stuck inside. This week we’re giving you even more options; we’re talking about our go-to TV shows and where to stream them. Plus, we took it a step further and devised a list of every (good) TV show that’s currently on Hulu, Netflix, HBO, Prime, and Showtime. These series are helping to get us through this nightmare!  Xo.Kristie Kristie’s List I started watching Shameless on Showtime this past November, but perhaps I should have started sooner. Throughout the years I’ve heard so many things about the Gallagher’s and how this dysfunctional familyRead More →

Celebrate The Holidays

As the holidays approach we all have different traditions, favorite memories, and things we look forward to. We thought we would share our holiday plans with you guys…here’s what we’re most excited about this year. For me, the holiday season begins on Thanksgiving. My boyfriends Birthday is November 24th and then I begin to get ready to head to the East Coast for my Birthday, Christmas, and the New Year. In between all of this I’m holiday shopping, packing, blogging, and planning my trip to New York City. December is a hectic month for me, but it’s also my favorite time of the year. 1.Read More →

Favorite TV Shows of All-Time

Even though we live in Los Angeles where the weather is nice most of the year, during the fall we sometimes just want to stay in, prepare a cup of hot cocoa and do some binge watching. We each chose our five favorite TV shows of all-time and weirdly enough, none of us picked the same one. So when you’re searching for something to watch this season, you have 15 options to choose from! I didn’t watch Oz while it was on TV; years later I caught up with it on HBO GO. I’m a huge fan of The Wire, so when I found outRead More →

SaunaBar LA

Last weekend A Girl in LA was invited to check out SaunaBar LA, Holistic Weight Loss and Detox. So we headed to Brentwood to see what all the hype was about. Before we went, we booked our appointment with Jourdan (the director), who was extremely informative and explained all the services that SaunaBar LA offered. We ultimately decided to try the infrared sauna. What is an Infrared Sauna and What Does it Do? Every day our bodies accumulate toxins that affect our energy levels, weigh us down and make us feel tired. With regular use of infrared sauna, you can remove these toxins. SaunaBar LA offers “fullRead More →

apartments ready for halloween

Style bloggers Kristie Woszczyna and Nara Perez show us how they get their apartments ready for Halloween. You can follow their dos and don’ts to achieve a festive look that won’t break the bank. Continue reading for a chance to win our Halloween giveaway, details at the bottom. Kristie’s Do’s & Don’ts Do: Tons of pumpkins My motto when it comes to Halloween decor is that “you can never have enough pumpkins, whether real or fake.” “Hello Fall” pillow: TJ Maxx | White faux fur stool : Bed Bath & Beyond | Pumpkins: Walgreens Studded pumpkins: Target Teal Yamaha electric guitar: Guitar Center | LED firefly lights: Urban Outfitters Don’t: SpendRead More →

thrift shop in la

As National Thrift Shop Day passes us by, I’ve been thinking more and more about where to spend my time and my money. I’ve come up with a shortlist of thrift shops in LA where you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love, and at a reasonable price. If you’re familiar with the retail market in Los Angeles, you  probably expected Melrose Avenue to be the center of thrift shop paradise. You’d be absolutely right. Melrose avenue became an LA hotspot in the early 80’s and has since maintained it’s trendy, truly Californian vibe. The stores listed here are simply my personal favorites, and I’ll tellRead More →

moving to los angeles

Moving to a new city can be a really exciting way to bring some change into your life. However, moving to Los Angeles is intimidating…if you don’t know where to start. Here’s some advice we have for readers looking to relocate to the City of Angels. Do LOTS and LOTS of Research The first step is going to be how are you planning on getting here? Are you going to hire a moving truck? Are you going to pack up a uHaul and drive cross country? Or are you going to hop on a plane and get your things shipped at a later day?  Next, you’llRead More →

Balcony Cafe

Travel takes on a whole new meaning for people who love coffee and cozy spaces. As a self-proclaimed voyager and dedicated coffee-lover, I’m always on the lookout for cafes that have amazing coffee and are great for dates, meeting up with friends, or just sitting down and getting some writing done on my laptop. I hope to share my findings with you as I explore spaces like this in Los Angeles! In honor of it’s 1st birthday on June 30, we’re celebrating the Balcony Cafe. My most recent discovery also happens to be a short walk from my apartment. Balcony Cafe can be found onRead More →