You all have probably noticed that, most of the time, my wardrobe skews towards the minimal. Jeans, button down, heels; I've got the uniform down. But occasionally, I like to squeeze myself into a dress and heels, tote around a clutch, and feel like a girly girl. And with so many fun new hotels (like the Kimpton Everly, pictured here), restaurant openings, and events, there are plenty of reasons for me to dress up. One dress that has weathered the storm of many of these goings-on is this maxi from Avec Les Filles-- it's plenty breezy with the lightweight fabric and slits, but the ruffles and polka dots lend it an elevated romance. Perfect for day-to-night, vacations, and just lounging around a hotel.Read More
By Sharlene Park
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What was once solely the center of cheesy tourist traps and a few iconic landmarks, Hollywood has been undergoing a major make-over in the last few years. With an influx of cool coffee shops, restaurants, rooftop bars, and modern office spaces, the area has morphed into a central hub of the city's new culture. And now that Hamilton is playing at the Pantages for the next few months (we're seeing it Sunday! Eek!), the neighborhood will be busier than ever. Another new feature of Hollywood? The new, cool hotel openings! Considering the amount of tourists traipsing around Hollywood Blvd., I was always surprised by the lack of hotels. Sure, there are the few old Hollywood icons like The Roosevelt, or the more touristy mainstays like The W Hotel, but in terms of modern, boutique choices, those are just beginning to pop up. Hotels like The Dream, and now The Kimpton Everly, are proving that upscale, hip, and modern are not out of place amongst the neighborhood.
The new Kimpton Everly in particular is a breath of fresh air, with bright open spaces, designer touches, a laid-back feel, and some rustic details. It stands apart from its neon, Vegas-inspired neighbors, with a cool coffee bar perfect for getting some work done, and a rooftop pool with such incredible views, it's bound to become a hotspot. But one of the best features is the hotel's all-day eatery, Jane Q. The casual spot offers all-day counter service with farmer's market ingredients, LaMill coffee, and light cocktails. But despite the low-key feel, we were pleasantly surprised by upscale, fresh, and creative twists on everyday bites.Read More
Many may find it insufferable, but the truth of modern dining is: if there wasn't a #gram, did it really happen? As much as we all love delicious food served in a nice atmosphere with friendly service, it's undeniable that the ability to take pretty photos of our food is an important part of our dining out checklist. And not just for those of us that take photos of food for a living! Clearly, many new restaurants in LA over the last few years have taken note, realizing that the more #IGWorthy their restaurants were, the more social media buzz they could produce. This brought about a design wave full of white marble tabletops, white subway tile, table succulents (instead of those classic little candles), and upbeat colorful accents. But let's be real...I ain't mad about it. Amongst this sea of beautiful spots, a few fun ones have stood out to me lately, offering their own takes on grammable decor while still serving delicious food.Read More
With my love of white brick walls and black leather jackets, sometimes I almost forget that L.A. is actually a bright, colorful place with tons of character. With our blue skies, palm trees, and Spanish-style architectural influences, the city can occasionally feel more like a foreign dreamland than the traffic-ridden place where I grew up. This realization was even more evident to me upon my recent experience at Just One Eye boutique with Farfetch. Though the boutique is an L.A. staple, I had never visited before. It's hidden amongst the familiar, yet more industrial, streets of Hollywood in Howard Hughes's old office building, with barely a sign to alert you to its presence. The space inside is quirky, artistic, and filled with unique designer goods ranging from indie fashion labels to off-the-runway picks from Valentino and Gucci. Contrasting the modern boutique was the old-Hollywood courtyards of the building, complete with art deco tiles that look like they came straight from Tulum, while the green shrubbery gave the building a secluded, Beverly Hills-bungalow feel. Accordingly, I had to play around with my favorite Tulum-goes-to-Hollywood (if that's a genre?) style pieces at the boutique, picking out this breezy Lisa Marie Fernandez dress to go with my casual Chloé slides.
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