Fashion Designer

“I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know.” –Vivienne Westwood Where It All Began When I was younger I always aspired to be a fashion designer and work in a design house in a big city. I dreamed of running around in heels with a latte in my hand.  My journey in fashion began when I enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). I graduated with an Associates of Arts in Merchandise Product Development and Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management at the Los Angeles location. My major at FIDM was one of the most well rounded, therefore, IRead More →

Summer Nights in Los Angeles

On a typical summer night with my hectic schedule, I’m usually writing, editing or responding to my overflowing inbox. When I’m not doing that, I’m squeezing in time at the gym (usually later in the evening), or if I have the time catching up on my favorite TV shows. I find it important to go off track every once in a while and switch it up a bit. My boyfriend and I try to, at least once a week have one of those amazing LA summer nights. It doesn’t have to be much, or cost a lot of money, in fact some of my favoritesRead More →

Road Trip Travel Apps

Road trips are an essential part of summer. Who doesn’t love getting their friends or family together and going on an adventure? However, if you’re not careful it can quickly turn from a trip of a lifetime to a trip from hell. I’ve gathered my favorite travel apps for you to download that will ensure your trip is smooth sailing and stress free. The apps listed below cover everything you’ll need from planning your trip, to how to find the best gas prices, to where to find the best scenic locations and everything in between. Now it’s time to pack up the car and letRead More →

moving to los angeles

Moving to a new city can be a really exciting way to bring some change into your life. However, moving to Los Angeles is intimidating…if you don’t know where to start. Here’s some advice we have for readers looking to relocate to the City of Angels. Do LOTS and LOTS of Research The first step is going to be how are you planning on getting here? Are you going to hire a moving truck? Are you going to pack up a uHaul and drive cross country? Or are you going to hop on a plane and get your things shipped at a later day?  Next, you’llRead More →

California AirBnB Rentals

Airbnb is quickly taking over the hotel industry and becoming one of the trendiest ways to book your stay. You no longer need to pay $350+ to be cramped into a tiny hotel room. We’ve compiled a list of 17 of the hottest California Airbnbs Rentals up and down the coast. Starting up north in Muir Beach and going as far down south as San Diego. All of these listings are under $300 per night (some require a minimum night stay.) There’s a variety of options to choose from–seaside cottages, apartments, bungalows and guesthouses that are either on the beach with oceanfront views or veryRead More →

Whether you’ve been in a relationship for a month, you’re married, or you’re single, here’s how to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles, ranging from budget friendly to going all out. FOR COUPLES Check out DTLA Walking Tours, Haunted Tales. Take a trip to the The Broad Museum, and read about my visit here. Head to the Huntington Beach Canals for a Sunset Gondola ride. Recreate your first date. Go to a comedy show. Have a romantic hotel night at Shutters on The Beach. Attend the Edwardian Ball. Have a relaxing spa day at your favorite spa or check out Bliss Spa, Ritz Carlton DTLA, or Burke Williams. Sip cocktails atRead More →

December in NYC

There’s no place like New York City, especially around the holidays. My boyfriend and I went for my Birthday (December 23rd), and Christmas Eve. There was so much to do and see, so we choose the top holiday spots, along with my some of my favorites. December 22, 2016 – Park Central Hotel We stayed at the Park Central Hotel in a premier room located in Midtown. It was convenient because it was three blocks from Central Park, about a half mile from Times Square, and located right between the upper east side and the upper west side. Times Square I’ve been to Times Square manyRead More →

Carry On 101--Flying Back Home For The Holidays

In December like millions of others, I’ll be flying back home for the holidays. Take it from someone who’s had her fair share of flight drama, like a flight delayed overnight, canceled because of bad weather, luggage lost twice (one of the times it took four days to receive!), and lost my license the day before flying…that I’ve learned what and what not to pack in my carry on bag. A good book.  The Girls, $16.20 Makeup bag / samples. Usually when I buy makeup, they give free samples. I save those and pack them in my carry on. Makeup bag Sephora Collection, $26 Face wipes. Clinique, $10Read More →

A little while ago my friends and I reserved tickets to The Broad museum in DTLA. Artists featured there include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool, Jeff Koons, Cy Twombly, Joseph Beuys, Barbara Kruger,  Cindy Sherman, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, plus many more. We weren’t able to get into the infinity mirrored room. Hopefully next time. Here are some of my favorites… On the second floor they have a gift shop that sells coffee table books, games, ornaments, jewelry, tea cups, pictures, and other cool things. We then walked across the street to the Moca museum and had lunch at Lemonade. The have THE BEST truffle mac & cheese! Xx.KristieRead More →