Los Angeles, I love
the graze of your fingernails,
your slow sparklers of palm trees, your buildings silver
and inscrutable, in constant haze …
happy to call this majestic succulent garden home for the week
Reading Yves Saint Laurent: Style by Hamish Bowles
The temptation to stay-in and read was ever-present
I wore this outfit to spend a stimulating evening of dinner, wine, and late-night conversation with Cuit (social media manager at BCBGMAXAZRIA) and his handsome and intellectual fiance Sam
I’m wearing a Zara quilted studded blazer with combined faux-leather sleeves, Alexander Wang dress, Céline Trapeze bag, Jimmy Choo Strap-Heels from Threadflip, Vabene black skull watch, and YSL red #1 lipstick
Love this polaroid of Botero‘s Mona Lisa in an antique frame
Developing an increased love for succulent gardening
Skipping and hoping to lunch at my favorite little health cafe Spoon (love their quinoa Mexicali salad and green goddess antioxidant smoothie)
I’m wearing a Zara Metal Neon Bib-Necklace, Seneca Rising Dress, and D&G Tortoise Shell Sunglasses
Yellow Mesh and Hemp Vintage Easy Spirit Sneakers (saw the same ones in blue at Meeps recently)
There is so much great food in LA; one of my favorite places is Gjelina in Venice Beach
Moroccan baked eggs with merquez sausage at Gjelina
The irresistible macaroons at Bottega Louie
An ornery South American Military Macaw – native to Bolivia
Resting and battling a West Coast cold on a comfy Bertoia wire chair
During this busy trip to LA, I found some time to relax, sit outside (it really was always sunny), and read books. This was the perfect trip: new friends, great food, and a great place to stay.
If you are planning a trip to LA here are our recommendations (special thanks to the amazing Aureta – our LA guide):
A modern Vietnamese restaurant with some of the most creative and delicious food I’ve ever eaten.
8400 Wilshire Blvd., Bevery Hills CA 90211
Church & State
Great French comfort food.
1850 Industrial St. #100, Los Angeles CA 90021
Grand decor, pizza, pastries and excellent macaroons
700 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA 90017
Glendale Pho Co.
The best Pho we ate in LA, or anywhere
102 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale CA 91205
The brunch here was amazing. The lamb burger may be the best we’ve ever eaten.
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice CA 90291
Adorable desserts and tea, with great outdoor seating.
1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice CA 90291