1.29.2012

prefall 2012 wishlist


this sweater. alexander wang


these colors. acne


this bag. 3.1 phillip lim


these lines. alexander mcqueen


this attitude. givenchy


this comfort. theyskens theory


this ease. theyskens theory.


this is it. celine.

the cheese store of beverly hills






the cheese store of beverly hills. a one-stop, get everything you need to have a fabulous night in, kind of place.

don't let the name fool you, the prices here are good and the service is very friendly.

i left here with a half pound of my favorite cheese, Garrotxa, a quarter pound of very spicy Soppressata for the boy, and a bar of dark chocolate just because.

1.23.2012

sunset marquis: magical west hollywood hideaway



details. the reformation top. t by alexander wang shirt dress. ysl shoes. chanel 2.55. céline sunglasses. i spent one of my last days in los angeles at the sunset marquis hotel in west hollywood and had such a great experience. the venue itself is too picturesque for words and pretty much sums up what i love about a LA vacation. casual, luxe, friendly, relevant.

we ate at the aptly named Restaurant at the hotel, which is situated in an open-air space overlooking a beautiful mosaic tiled waterfall, kodak-moment worthy bridge, koi pond, and lush trees cape. i couldn't think of a better way to end an amazing trip and can't wait to go back to visit the hotel.

read more about it on my yelp review here!

1.22.2012

sushi and sun


mango ceviche


crunch dragon roll


details. complex geometries top over chloé dress. chloé shoes. chanel 2.55. bliss lau body chain. céline shades.

simple california sushi lunch at niko niko sushi in irvine on a hot december day.

1.21.2012

rayuela: sunday brunch in the les


guava and apricot cava sangria






basket of freshly baked pan


chewy deliciousness. order this! TRUST ME.


arepa con huevo: corn arepa stuffed with eggs, chorizo, and melted manchego cheese
 
homemade granola with fresh fruit and yogurt

rayuela on allen street is a great option for sunday brunch in the lower east side when you're looking to escape from the winter cold city streets in hopes for a brunch cocktail and quality food. they have a $10 cava sangria open bar, the food is delicious, great attentive service, and the restaurant space is beautiful - not what you'd expect in this neighborhood.

sister restaurant to another one of my les faves, macondo, you can see quality and good looks seem to run in the family.

read more about it on my yelp review!