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Welcome to our monthly series All Things Awesome. On this months All Things May you can shop A Girl in LA’s Summertime Shopping Guide right here, check out Eeeeeatscon, the amazing food festival, get ready for the Twin Peaks remake, read Savoir Vivre: The Art of Fine Living, spend Memorial Day Weekend at Fiesta Hermosa, see LA LA Land in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl, and listen to Foster The People’s new album III.
May Must Haves
A Girl in LA has been working on a Summer Shopping guide featuring our summertime favorites where you can shop for clothing, accessories, beauty products, shoes, decor, and entertaining directly from sites like Revolve, Stylebop, Bloomingdales, Wildfox, Nordstrom, Pacific Sunwear, Shoptiques, Orchard Mile, Ole Henriksen, Dr Brandt Skincare, House of Holland, and Forward by Elyse Walker.
We just implemented direct shopping on A Girl in LA, visit our store to see all our summer must haves!
Eat: EEEEEATSCON Barker Hangar, Santa Monica – May 20th, 12PM / 9PM, $40
The first ever Eeeeeatscon is happening in Santa Monica on May 20th. Hosted by The Infatuation website — a company that is designed to give those that love food the best options on where to dine and what to eat. The festival will feature restaurants from LA and beyond, some of them are @shakeshack, @eatalyflatiron, @nighthawkbb, @kelisofficial, @aftericecream, and @dreampopsofficial.
There will be panels and live music throughout the day, followed by Lizzo at 7:30, and The Knocks closing out the festival starting at 8:15pm. Come see your favorite restaurants at Eeeeeatscon, discover some new ones, and get that perfect Instagram #foodporn pic.
Watch: Twin Peaks on Showtime, May 21st @ 9pm
Looking for the perfect summertime TV series to indulge on? The highly anticipated, limited series Twin Peaks is almost here! Starting on May 21st, David Lynch’s cult classic 90s’ series is coming back with 18 episodes on Showtime. You can catch up on seasons 1 & 2 on Netflix.
The remake will feature many of the same actors from the previous cast such as, Kyle MacLachlan, David Duchovny, David Lynch, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie, and many more. The remake will also add some new faces like Amanda Seyfried, Trent Reznor, Laura Dean, Jim Belushi, Tom Sizemore, Sky Ferreira, Jennifer Jason Lee, Ashley Judd, Michael Cera, Eddie Vedder, and Naomi Watts.
Read: Savoir Vivre: The Art of Fine Living by Laduree, $30
Savoir Vivre: The Art of Fine Living was on the list of April Must Haves, but I wanted to go into detail on how this is the perfect coffee table book for anyone that loves the good life, making it a perfect Mother’s Day Gift. It’s filled with beautiful illustrations, photographs, and tongue-in-cheek advice.
A chic Parisian guide on how to start, end, and live your day in style. Some of the topics covered are:
- The Art of Breakfast, Conversation, Hospitality, Relaxation, and Downtime
- How To Shine at All Hours of the Day (hair care, lipstick, complexion, accessories)
- Your Home from Season to Season
- “Detox” Your Closet, and Basic Garments Every Women Should Own
- Hosting the Perfect Dinner and Creating the Perfect Menu
- 10 Commandments For The Perfect Hostess
- Souvenirs, Selfies, and Guest Books
- Filmography for a Weekend with Friends
- Cleansing Cocktails
- Organizing the Day and Time Management
- Creating the Perfect Mood Boosting Playlist and Apps on Meditation
- Pamper Yourself and Home-made Face Masks
- Planning Your Trip, The Ideal Suitcase, and The Dream Weekend
Enjoy the illustrations from Savoir Vivre on your phone by downloading this sticker pack in the App Store.
Do: Fiesta Hermosa, Hermosa Avenue and Lower Pier Avenue (Hermosa Beach), May 27-29th, 10AM / 6PM
Fiesta Hermosa takes place every Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day Weekend in Hermosa Beach. Known as the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California,” the three-day festival features around 300 artists, a food court with 18 different kinds of ethnic food choices. A Kiddie Carnival with games, mechanical rides, a petting zoo, and a 30-foot slide. Live music featuring everything from the 70s, 80s, 90s, classic rock, and surf music. You can also hear your favorites from The Beatles and The Doors by some of the best tribute bands, making it the perfect festival to kick off the summer!
See: La La Land in Concert, Hollywood Bowl, May 26th and May 27th, 8pm, $35 and up
For two nights, on May 26th and May 27th, you can hear all the music from the movie that took over the 2017 Golden Globes, winning the most Oscars in award show history. There will be a live orchestra covering the tracks of John Legend, Emma Stone, and Ryan Gosling.
Read more about the concert in The LA Times.
Listen: Foster The People, EP Album III
One of my favorite things about summer is searching for new music and making a kick ass playlist to listen to at the beach or when I’m laying out by the pool. Foster The People just released three new songs off their EP album III, that will be sure to give you beach vibes.
You can also listen on YouTube.