Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Five.

A lot of folks in my inner circle have been cursing the rain but I for one am loving it.
I took a short trip to Cupertino last weekend (update is coming!) and seeing the lakes all filled up again and the lush greenery along the highway was refreshing and brought back memories of my childhood when those drives were my favorite getaways.

So this week, I am still grateful for the rain...

Day dreaming (always) of those high ceilings and generous windows letting that natural light pour in... I'd never leave.

Finally watched Moonlight and oh my.
Brilliant brilliant brilliant.

Milan Fashion Week is in full swing and it is fun this year! Loving it. Will be showing my faves shortly. 
And it is true... the men do just casually dress like this all over Italy. 
The best dressed man I saw while on holiday there was a man casually on a train falling asleep to a book. 

Well. It's just been a week of cramming a lot of writing and a lot of activities in-between. At times, adulting can get overwhelming and you start to question just about everything.
But it is safe to say, we're all going to be okay.
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Enjoy your weekend friends.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mid-week BBQ.

After exploring LA and downtown eateries for the past decade, I have finally forayed into the west side for sweet spots to enjoy with friends:

This week was a little visit to Maple Block Meat Co. with Cindy


Warm buttery corn bread

Half pound brisket and sausage

Honestly, I just came for the mac & cheese

and of course... dessert

gooey chocolate bread pudding
(very rich chocolate)

Alright friends, we're almost at Friday.
I hope your week has been enjoyable at the very least.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

London Fashion Week Faves.

London Fashion Week always seems the most subdued out of all the rounds but it isn't without its gems:

Kind of looks like Michael Kors from a few seasons ago but... meep!

Fun fun House of Holland!
I'm feeling that diner vibe.

Everyone wants it to be New Years so they can wear some of this Christopher Kane.
I'm a sucker for sequins and shine so this was truly fun to see.
Plus their shoes were also glittery!! My inner 6-year-old is gleefully happy.

Burberry's always solid.
I can see all of this hitting the streets immediately.
And from the looks of it, they're all already available in stores so... $!

And Mary Katrantzou's Disney Fantasia theme collection and shapes!
These are the types of shows where I wish I had a reason to wear these outrageously grand pieces...

Milan is already tantalizing and I can't wait to recap!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


We all have a few of those jackets we keep tucked behind our everyday essentials that we save for our just-in-case moments.
Just-in-case I travel to a temperature appropriate region.
Just-in-case it comes back in style again.
Just-in-case I can fit into it again.

What have you... I am guilty of hoarding a shearling fur-trim jacket and thank goodness because look what is trending all over the streets of the globe...


From bomber jackets to leather jackets, it's all here and it's fantastic.

And my favorite (up there) denim


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So if you're like me and you have a good one of these stashed in the back of your closet, now is the time to pull it out.
Especially with the LA weather being particularly generous with the cold this year.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Brunch Situation.

What better way to celebrate a free Monday than with catching up with a great friend at your favorite brunch spot?

I bring you the visual feast of today from Republique:

Chocolate scone & olive oil yogurt cake

Tres leches... I'm coming for you next time.
{Also, how adorbs is the display stand?}


Croque Madame

Kimchi fried rice with braised beef

Me, grateful that athleisure is still somewhat trending.

Enjoy your evening!
London Fashion Week favs and a recap of my recent road trip are on the way...