Everyone needs That One Floofy Dress, right? You know which one I’m talking about. That dress that you think will never actually look good on you because it kind of looks like a big fluffy potato sack. But then you try it on and it immediately solves all your problems. Why had you never tried this before?? It hides your Thanksgiving belly! It pairs beautifully with those new black boots you just bought! It’s lightweight and airy, but somehow, you’re not worried that one small gust of wind will expose your butt cheeks to people in your immediate vicinity. And look. at. it. twirl. I have That One Floofy Dress now, and I am never going back.Read More
As much as we love some of LA’s glitzy and glamorous sushi restaurants, sometimes you just want to stop at that hole-in-the-wall, neighborhood restaurant where you can sit at the bar and have an excellent meal. The San Fernando Valley in particular is filled with them— some of them even inspire Westsiders and Eastsiders to actually make the “trek” (their words, never mine) to get their sushi fix. And the new Sushi Note in Sherman Oaks is definitely one of those trek-worthy restaurants, though I’d hesitate to call it a hole-in-the-wall sushi joint. Petite it may be, but the relaxed mid-century modern design lends it the impact of a much larger space, firmly cementing it as both a casual neighborhood restaurant and upscale spot where you can expect to find excellent food. The bar serves what, in LA, is a reasonably priced $80 omakase by Chef Kiminobu Saito, for which you will receive edamame, miso soup, an appetizer, ten pieces of sushi, and a hand roll. Additionally, Sushi Note boasts an impressive wine list, so come hungry and thirsty!Read More
By now, you probably all know that when it comes to Fall/Winter uniforms, I’m all about the neutrals. I’ve never been one to rock neons or pastels (even during the Spring/Summer months), so as soon as I can get away with wearing all black, camel, and burgundy on a daily basis, I do just that. My aversion to bright colors can occasionally get me into a style rut, but finding black-pant alternatives to my go-to black jeans (like these silky black culottes from AYR) or a statement camel coat help re-spark my creativity.
Photos by Alexandra Folster.Read More
If you’ve been paying attention to my social media channels, you may still be getting bombarded with photos from my October trip to Hawaii. Sorry, not sorry. The trip was just so special that I can’t help myself. Anyways, growing up on the West Coast, Hawaii was a popular vacation destination for my family, and we often visited Maui and the Big Island. I’ve always loved the resort life; being able to walk down to a beautiful beach, jump into water that isn’t ice cold, take surfing lessons in calm waters, lay out by the pool and read all day without any place to be or anything to do. I am a PRO at relaxation, and Hawaii was my training grounds. So when I was planning for my boyfriend, Kyle’s, 30th birthday this year, I knew it would be the perfect destination. He had never been, and I couldn’t imagine a more special place to celebrate this very special occasion. Somehow, we got lucky enough to stay at the Four Seasons Lanai, and honestly? I’m SO GLAD WE DID.Read More
If you’re like me, then planning ahead isn’t really your thing. In fact, I’m a master when it comes to procrastinating; in school, I whole-heartedly believed (and still do) that my best work was done around 11pm the night before it was due. Unfortunately, this last-minute work-ethic also applies to my gift-buying habits, which I always put off until it’s almost too late. So, while I know there are thousands and thousands of gift guides, I wanted to keep things simple, offering last-minute gift ideas for all those special people in your life that will make them think you spent weeks planning.Read More