Photos taken from Ruche blog
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The rumors have officially been confirmed. The Ace Hotel will be opening a location in DTLA in the United Artists building on Broadway. The Spanish-Gothic style building opened in 1927 and is part of the Historic Core in downtown. They are planning on renovating the theater in the building and reopening it. The Ace is known for creating boutique hotels in hot spots starting with Seattle, then Portland, Manhattan and Palm Springs and now...Los Angeles!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A few weeks ago I did a post on Handsome Coffee Roasters (seen here) and a post on shopping locally featuring Apolis (seen here). Well, the two have merged while Handsome goes through its final stages of construction. Stop into Apolis this week for some Christmas shopping and the best cappuccino in town!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
So much has happened within this last month! Due to crazy hurricane winds and a fallen tree (see post here), we had to leave our place with all of our stuff still in it and sleep on couches in between our parents houses. It has been an incredibly stressful and difficult time with commuting to LA, working two jobs and the holidays, but I have realized with all the bitter, I needed to taste the sweet. So here it is...
|Living back at home, I have been able to play|
my favorite games with my sister and brothers.
|While the commute is hellish (2 hours there and nearly|
2 hours back), there are some pretty moments
|We were able to housesit for friends in Highland Park|
and made the most of it..and made Old Fashioned's
|While looking for a new place to live is super stressful, |
we are just starting a new adventure sooner
than planned. DOWNTOWN
Monday, December 19, 2011
Yesterday my husband and I had our only day off work together in the past two weeks until Christmas Day, so we celebrated by getting quite a few craft beers at Crow Bar and then walking to the Balboa Boat Parade on its last night. We accidentally started the tradition of going two years ago when we happened to be there on opening night walking around looking at the Christmas lights. Since we are temporarily in Orange County, we decided it was a must!
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
December 15, 2011
1. Insults and Comebacks || 2. Dents Plaid Scarf || 3. Sprocket Rocket Camera || 4. Predict-a-pen || 5. Hook & Albert Colored Laces || 6. Eyewear Sleeve || 7. Moose Head iPhone Stand || 8. Grant’s Golden Pomade || 9. Forgetful Gentleman Correspondence Kit || 10. This Way Up Flask || 11. Royal Navy Cufflinks || 12. Dog Lead || 13. Steve McQueen || 14. Apolis Pocket Square
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A few girlfriends and their friends have put together an online magazine called Darling: The Art of Being a Woman. Their goal was to inspire and inform all while reinforcing the notion that as women, we are original, interesting and we do have a purpose, no matter what our strengths. Whether you see yourself as a fashionista, an intellectual, a dreamer, a humanitarian, or a combination of all, there is something for you on this magazine. Please check it out and continue being inspired!
|Darling Mission statement|
c/o Darling website
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
(makes about 4 dozen cookies)
1 1/2 cups of butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
3 cups roughly toasted almonds
Preheat oven to 350. Remove dough from the fridge and roll about a tablespoon of dough into a ball. Bake from 18-22 min (depends on how your oven cooks). Remove, let cool for 5 minutes and roll in powdered sugar.
Then eat and ENJOY!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Miroslava Duma, daughter of Russian Senator Vasilay Duma, is the former fashion editor for Harper's Bazaar (Russia). She is now a mommy and freelance fashion writer for numerous publications. She has been often spotted on The Sartorialist and Garance Dore, which is where I first saw her. She is beautiful and is this weeks girl crush.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Handsome Coffee is opening later this month in the Arts District in Downtown LA. While it is not officially open yet, they brew espresso drinks M-F 7:30-12 as a preview of what is to come. You enter through the back way in the alley and they have an old car bench seat (couch) and other fun decor. Their barista Jesse pulled me a shot of their espresso blend (which is not at all bitter), made me a great cappuccino, and the best macchiato I have had. Handsome was founded last year by World Barista Champion Michael Phillips, Tyler Wells and Chris Owens--all of whom left Intelligentsia to pursue their own ideal of roasting and brewing. Stop in, say hello and enjoy a great coffee experience.