In the six years I’ve lived in Los Angeles, this city is everything I dreamed it would be and more. Whether you only know L.A. through the movie screen or you yourself have packed a bag and moved here like me, this is a city of constant discovery. It’s not all palm tree-lined streets and…

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Never Shop Hangry

When we spent Christmas in New York City as a family last year, we drew names and did all of our shopping on Christmas Eve. It could have been more fun, but we arrived at the store thirty minutes before closing which, needless to say, made the experience slightly stressful. When I do my holiday…

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How I Made It Through A 30 Day Detox

You know those people who exercise with an insane amount of enthusiasm, crave things like kale and quinoa, and pack around jugs of water on the daily? I am not part of their squad. Forcing myself to go to the gym is a constant battle, my cravings almost always fall on the sweet side (see…

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Fast-Forward Into Fall

Living in Los Angeles has been a dream of mine since I was a young girl, so actually building a life here can feel a little surreal at times. But every autumn, I find myself wishing I was back “home” in Northern California to revel in the beauty of the vineyard harvest and the substantial…

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First-Ever AHS Exhibit: The Style of Scare

As a lover of all things horror, American Horror Story is naturally a favorite television show of mine. If you haven’t seen the critically-acclaimed anthology series, I highly recommend adding it to your Netflix queue. Full disclosure: it’s weird, but unabashedly so. If you already know and love the show, you’ll especially enjoy the free…

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Easy Street Style

Top, Forever 21 (similar here); Skirt, Zara (on sale here and similar here); Shoes, Adidas Cloudfoam Advantage Sneaker; Jacket, Ashley; Sunglasses, Nordstrom BP; Bag, (similar here) I grew up in sneakers but never really considered them a stylish addition to an ensemble. Instead, I associated them with my mandatory middle school uniform or playing outdoors.…

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My L.A. Guide

After a lifetime of longing to live in Los Angeles, I finally made the much-anticipated move a little over five years ago. In that time, I’ve fallen even more in love with this city. People all around are following their dreams, which makes for a very creative and inspiring atmosphere, and Angelenos get an average of 329…

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My Latest Winc Wine Delivery

I’ve waxed poetic about Winc (formerly Club W) wines before (in this post). I mean, what is there not to love about $13 bottles of exclusive wine that are picked especially for you and shipped straight to your door? While most people prefer Winc to recommend wines to them based on answers to “Palate Profile”…

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Moon Dusting: An L.A. Wellness Trend

Los Angeles loves its wellness trends, especially when a new year rolls around. From crystal healing and acroyoga to juice cleanses and mezcal cocktails, this health-conscious city is quick to give in to the newest, natural trend. I’m admittedly a skeptic (especially when it comes to semi-hippy dippy stuff), but midway through the first month of 2017 I decided to…

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2016 Holiday Event Guide

The holidays always sneak up on me and I often find myself scrambling to finish my Christmas shopping and take part in all of the winter festivities. This year, I’ve made (very hopeful) lists of all the things I’d like to do in the counties I love most – Los Angeles, Mendocino (my hometown), and…

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