Stuck at Home? Here’s How We Brunched While Social Distancing

Los Angeles’ traffic is made up of an intricately connected network of arteries, veins and capillaries. On any given day, it’s humming and red — sometimes grapefruit-orange, if you time your commute just right. The city’s busy roads are as much a part of its identity as its ubiquitous palm trees and film industry.  Now,…

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Celebrating Mascara L’Obscur At Gucci Beauty Network Studios Pop-Up

The film goes on to show us how to use the new Gucci Mascara L’Obscur, the launch of which we’re (that’s Kristin and I!) here to celebrate today. Hosted by the Gucci Network Studios in tandem with makeup giant Sephora, the two-day pop-up gives visitors a chance to take the mascara on a test drive — and perhaps learn a thing or two about how to use it.

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Pursuing Prosciutto at DTLA’s Charming French Cafe

I have a love-hate relationship with Downtown Los Angeles. I don’t mind admitting that. If you watch my stories on Instagram, you’ll often see me prancing around the city on the weekends, trying to find the best spot for brunch or coffee while constantly craning my neck and admiring the architecture. I love old, historic…

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Coffee Run at The Burlington Arcade in Pasadena

For someone who’s never been to England (OK, there was this one time I had an eight-hour layover in London, but that barely counts), I’m a pretty diehard anglophile. Blame it on The Great British Baking Show. Or maybe even Love, Actually. Or more realistically, my European heritage. So when my fashionista friend, Kristin, told…

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Ushering in 2020 in an 80’s-Style Black Dress

“I’ve been drawn to black dresses ever since my mom gave me free rein on my closet. (First things to go? Jellies and t-shirts with puffy graphics). Obviously, there’s so much beauty in a nicely tailored black dress, but there’s a practical aspect, too. “

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Celebrating Christmas at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles

The sky has already darkened. The wind pounces on us from between the gaps in buildings like a well-timed jump scare. This is typical in Los Angeles, of course. As soon as the sun leaves our sight, nature gives us the cold shoulder. But we—my friend Kristin and I—press on, greatly motivated by the fact…

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Exploring Rome: A List of My Favorite, Must-Do-Again Memories

A shadow shawls the playground of ruins like a protective parent. Everything is pallid, dark—except for a temple. The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, which sits in Forum Romanum, was built back in 141 A.D. and later converted into a Roman Catholic church in the seventh century. It’s basking in a rusty, age-old golden sunlight…

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A Sparkly Evening at The Iconic Sheats Goldstein Residence With Swarovski

Close-to 17 years later, I think of those earrings when I arrive at an open house and cocktail party thrown by Swarovski. The occasion? Previewing the luxury crystal maker’s fall/winter 2020/21 innovations and trends with the theme: Love All.

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Inside FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition

In downtown Los Angeles, at the 13th Art of Television Costume Design exhibition—where, every year, the FIDM Museum puts some of television’s finest costumes under a literal and metaphorical spotlight—there’s a dress that can’t be overlooked. I don’t have a thing for supernatural sprites, but as we pause in front of this floor-length winged gown,…

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Exploring Santa Monica Proper, The City’s New Luxury Lifestyle Hotel

The bartender gracefully slides a crisp menu under my nose. I scan the cocktails, most of which tout ingredients that make my head loll slightly to one side. Dimmi? Dolin Dry? Lillet? Linie? I feel a little uninformed and ill-prepared to order a drink, but I try to act cool because that’s what you do…

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