Seeing my female friends thrive as artists and business leaders is so inspiring; especially those friends I’ve known for years and years. Kate Brien is a great example of this; I met her through my sister Maggie when they were at NYU together and I’ve known her sister, Carly, since high school. Watching her career […]
Julia Leach is known for her six-year-old clothing line, Chance—a goldmine for classic striped shirts and handmade accessories— and also, in a smaller way, for her beautiful farmer’s market hauls on Instagram (she’s a must-follow). Julia is also a creative leader in the advertising world and a life-long equestrienne. That she lives in the dreamiest, […]
As much as the term is overused, I have to admit I’m a foodie. I enjoy cooking new dishes and old favorites, and I absolutely love tasting others’ delicious creations. As a vegetarian, it’s always exciting when a restaurant opens in the LA area with an entire menu that speaks to my tastebuds. The Butcher’s […]
Los Angeles has countless yoga studios offering sweaty, high-intensity classes that incorporate rigorous movement and oftentimes artificial heat. In my opinion, what’s harder to find is an authentic yoga experience free from the latest trends and gimmicks. Fortunately Venice is now home to an inspiring destination that celebrates the original purposes of the practice. Love […]
Plant-based raw chef and author Meredith Baird is a crusader for coconut, thanks to her latest book, Coconut Kitchen: Nature’s Must Beautifying Superfood. Earlier this week I shared a fresh coconut yogurt recipe from from its pages. I find her work—which also includes Everyday Raw Detox—incredibly inspiring. Meredith lives passionately and happily in Venice with her fiancé and two […]
I was introduced to ZenBunni, the most amazing range of artisanal chocolates, years ago through my friend Baelyn. Handcrafted using certified biodynamic, organic, and wild foraged heirloom spices, herbs, leaves, flowers, nuts, oils, salts, minerals, and of course cacao, they are some of the best I have ever tasted. And, the philosophy with which they are […]
I’ve been a huge fan of Peggy North’s next-level party boutique, Fire and Creme, since it opened in 2013. Located on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, this little slice of heaven for kids (and adults) has only become more wonderful with time, growing in leaps and bounds in terms of their product offering and services provided. […]
I was connected to Kristen through our mutual friend Lawren Howell. A television development executive for nearly two decades, she most recently ran the Unscripted TV department at the CW Network, overseeing shows such as America’s Next Top Model.
I met Hannah Henderson, who together with her long-time partner John Moore opened General Store’s second, swoon-worthy outpost, during my first visit to the store.
I first discovered General Store through my sister Saree. She was wearing the most gorgeous vintage dress that she had found at the San Francisco location, so I immediately had to check out its Venice counterpart.