As much as I adore weekend brunch, I rarely drag myself out of bed in time to actually do it. Usually I grab an iced latte from Alfred's and call it a day. But on the occasion when I do get to indulge in this wonderful weekend ritual, I prefer to treat myself to something fun and decadent. And Blacksmith's in Downtown LA is no exception. The beautiful restaurant is located on a small side street off of Main (near perennial favorite Kazunori), and immediately surprises with its lovely outdoor patio and airy/glitzy space. Exposed brick, chandeliers, and cozy blue tufted booths give this spot a luxe industrial feel that lends itself well to the elevated American cuisine. While they serve dinner, happy hour, and even boast late night bites, daylight seems like a good way to fully appreciate the whole experience.Read More
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While I usually think furs and glitter and velvet for the holiday season, LA's sunny December is leading me in a different direction when it comes to my party attire. For those casual holiday season get-togethers, I've been leaning towards cooler pieces with trendier details, like this ruffled star print wrap dress from Zaful. Their fun, affordable pieces are perfect for building your winter wardrobe and treating yourself to some upbeat holiday outfits. I'm currently loving this boxy checked coat as a topper for all my outfits this season, from the more casual wrap dress to a black glitzy cocktail dress. ALSO, please enjoy Free Shipping between now and the 13th of December. Don’t forget to check out all their Christmas promotions that are valid to the 2017/12/30 too! CLICK HERERead More
Despite the sheer abundance of restaurants that cover the city, it seems all too easy to get stuck in a food rut. Some never visit the same spot twice, while others get caught in a routine; take-out from x on Monday, lunch at y on Tuesday. And I get it! If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? But some weeks, it's impossible not to feel restless, and even when we desperately want to change up our daily eating ritual, we're often paralyzed by the infinite choices. So I'm making it super simple-- if you're in the mood for trying something new this week, here are 3 possibilities. From the expansion of a new-school deli and the opening of a pizza joint to some shake-ups at a glitzy restaurant/upscale karaoke place, these eateries are sure to get you out of your food rut.Read More
We all know how stressful (and indulgent) the holiday season can be. Forcing yourself to dress up in sparkly minis and jewel-toned lace frocks gets exhausting after awhile, so having a go-to holiday party look that's as comfortable as it is appropriate is a must. For me, it's all about the luxe details; a fur collar jazzes up a basic black sweater, while velvet adds some warmth to a midi-length pleated skirt. Of course, no holiday party look is compete without a sparkly pair of pumps.Read More