50 Guilty Pleasures

From the sound of an ice cream truck to sitting by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, to hearing raindrops hit the window, we all have favorite things that we love to indulge in. With the busy and demanding world that we live in, sometimes we look for pivotal moments in our lives to make us happy–graduations, new jobs, raises…and we sometimes forget the little everyday things that can bring us joy and happiness. I love reading what other people find comfort in, so I created a list of my 50 guilty pleasures in the hope of inspiring others. I also included someRead More →

Star Map

When my boyfriend and I moved into our new apartment we had a lot of white empty walls that we were looking to fill with unique artwork. We outgrew a lot of the previous pieces that were hanging up in our old apartment, or they no longer fit with the decor in our new place. We both have totally different styles; he’s into surrealism and I’m into trendy, street art, and pop art. However, there is once piece that we both equally agree on and thoroughly love which is our Star Map print by Modern Map Art.   We collaborated with this digital design companyRead More →

Fourth of July get-together

Last week my boyfriend and I decided to have a Fourth of July get-together at our apartment in Downtown Los Angeles. The idea was to invite our friends over for an evening gathering with food, drinks, music, and of course fireworks! Setting the Summer Vibe  I wanted to set up a pretty holiday display so I considered my centerpiece options. I decided on a white ceramic pineapple cookie jar that goes great with my kitchen table and a silver placement that resembled nautical rope, but with an elegant twist. I added seashells around the centerpiece to carry out the summer vibe. Pineapple cookie jar: Amazon |Read More →

hiking in Escondido Falls

Hiking in Escondido Falls is one my favorite things to do in Southern California. Whenever I need to clear my head, I make the journey to go hiking on this trail to get away from the city. I enjoy putting on my favorite playlist that I created for drives to Malibu and cruising down PCH to clear my head. The entire excursion is about 4 miles round trip and takes around 1 to 2 hours to finish. Escondido Falls is located in Malibu and sits high in the Santa Monica Mountains. Upon arriving, you turn right onto Winding Way and spot the small parking lotRead More →

5 Fun Things To Do With Your Friends in LA

There are times when you just need quality time with your friends. Los Angeles provides a wide spectrum of fun activities and adventures, aside from your traditional ideas like strolling The Grove, or hitting up a Hollywood nightclub. Whether these experiences are indoors our outdoors, they’re bound to be entertaining for you and your friends. Read ahead to discover 5 fun things to do with your friends in LA when brunch and shopping just aren’t cutting it anymore. Malibu Wine Safari Image via Malibu Wine Safari is an experience like no other. The safari tour allows you to explore scenic views of Malibu and theRead 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 →

Night Out In Los Angeles

My favorite part of a night out in Los Angeles is all the endless possibilities that this city has to offer. I enjoy date nights more than anything because during the week I’m so busy. Date nights give me a chance to spend time with my boyfriend, while getting extra dolled up, and it gives us a chance to try something new. The night for me begins when I put on a good playlist and start getting ready. What’s the ideal low-key night out in Los Angeles for me look like? Read ahead! Music  I find music helps amp me up for the evening andRead More →

Fun Things To Do in LA This Winter

Ah, Winter: snowfall, shivering-cold weather, snowmen and snow angels… okay so winter in California may not offer your average white, winter-wonderland, but there are still plenty of fun, chic places to visit and things to do in always-sunny Los Angeles! So grab some friends and let me plan you an exciting day out in the city! Here are five fun things to do in LA this winter with your besties! Breakfast and Mimosas at the BBCM Cafe Image via What better way to start off your girls day than with a hot, yummy breakfast and some bubbly? The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker a.k.aRead More →

career as a fashion designer

Having a career as a fashion designer was always an aspiration of mine. When I was a child, I would cut my Barbie doll clothes and make new ones because I was never satisfied with the clothes they came in. I always had the urge to create and be hands on. After high school I decided to move to Los Angeles so that I could get the best education and make my lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer a reality. Educating Yourself About The Industry Image via  My education played a large role in entering the fashion industry. There is a copious amount ofRead More →

spending a day in long beach

No matter where you live in Los Angeles, everyone can use a little adventure in their life. I’m going to show you how spending a day in Long Beach is the optimum staycation. One of the beauties about living in LA is being able to explore so many different parts of the city and all it has to offer. Long Beach is a city right outside of LA, still within the Los Angeles County lines. I’m lucky enough to call this sweet beach town my home, and every day I find something more that I love about it. Whether it’s enjoying a coffee at oneRead More →