This month we’re thinking of fresh starts, and by fresh we mean bringing a little whimsical outdoor-inspired decor inside. From leafy greens gone glam to the softer side of stone, these pieces are about to add some gorgeous into your home!
We’re always fans of any and every reason for a celebration, but here we are: in that shoulder season between the holidays when there’s not a ton to celebrate. Of course, we’re not going to let that stop us so we say gather your friends and just celebrate celebrations. For the occasion, we’re teaming up with Hangar 1® Vodka to help kickoff Vodka Picking Season and to share our favorite brunch cocktail of the moment.
With winter in full swing, Southern California remains one of the best (literal) hot spots. We’re taking a closer look at some of our favorite two-day getaways.And you don’t have to pack a passport to enjoy luxe accommodations, scenic spas and world-class dining. So, prep your bags for a holiday jaunt on the Golden Coast this season and stay warm where the sun is always shining.
Travel long enough and you find them: the Journeymakers and I’m working with American Express to celebrate them. When I first heard of Journeymakers, I couldn’t help but think about Shashi from my trip to Udaipur, India. If a picture’s worth 1,000 words and my India trip resulted in almost that many photos, I figure I’ve got about a million or so words to write.
We’re of the mentality that the friends and family that hike together, stays healthy together. So, in between all our eating we get out and move. Here in Los Angeles, being healthy is a part of the culture and hiking is all essential. Here are some of my favorite local Los Angeles hikes.
My go-to key for getting through the holidays? Let's be real, it's coffee. As in lots and lots of coffee. But, even when I'm in desparate need of coffee, I'm still making the best coffee possible. It's kind of embarassing how many coffee gadgets I have to make pour over, French press, and every imaginable style. I prefer my coffee smooth and subtle which has gotten me into the extra smooth siphon style coffee, which is why we're giving away this KitchenAid coffee grinder and Siphon coffee set!
We can’t start our day without it, and you shouldn’t have to either. From Tokyo to Los Angeles, we love our coffee shop design almost as much as we love their artisanal brews. No doubt about it, the third-wave coffee movement has us all enamored (um, hello, @coffeeshopcorners!) — from local, boutique roasters, to the fashion-statement that is “a coffee cup”, we’re compiling the best that LA has to offer.
‘Tis the season to be thankful...and to start frantically checking off your gift giving list before the madness and frazzles the holiday spice right out of you. Why not ditch the unnecessary stress and shop with a purpose this year? We’ve rounding up a few of our favorite charitable shops that offer sleek style while also contributing proceeds to aid a variety of feel good organizations.
We’re gonna have to talk about pumpkin spice for a minute. It’s time to push the reset button on this relationship. Pumpkin Spice, it wasn’t you! You did absolutely nothing wrong. You went on being delicious as you always are, but—maybe it was jealousy from all the other flavors, who knows—for some reason everyone turned on you. Get ready for a whole lot of love.
Since when did it fall become an arbiter of cliches? Seriously—"sweater season," changing leaves, pumpkin everything—all these things rock, so what's with the aggressive eye-rolling? Why are we accepting the rejection of all the tasty, pretty, awesomeness of autumn? Well, we say don't accept it! Take back the cliches, starting with one "trend" that's particularly delicious in every way: this is your official invite to come apple picking with us—come on, you know you want to!
With all the beaches, Redwoods, and Golden Gate, it can sometimes slip our minds that California has a crazy amazing wine country, too. But come August and September, it's hard to imagine doing anything but spending an afternoon in the lush vineyards plotting our second lives as winemakers. Evening harvest dinners with copious friends and wine and the backdrop of a rustic-chic barn up against a California sunset? We'll take two, thank you very much.