I first moved to downtown LA because I wanted a shorter commute to work. It ended up being one of the best decisions!! Not only can I get to work in less than 10 minutes, but I love being immersed with great restaurants and shops and a constant array of events happening within walking distance of my place. The area I frequent most has to be the Arts District (which is inspiring me to create a DTLA City Guide soon). So when the amazing photographer, Cielito Vivas, reached out to collaborate and shoot me in my city, it had to be here. Loved how the photos came out! Can't wait to post the next round of photos she shot. See more after the break...
San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. It's just a short flight away from LA, but has a totally different feel. Because the weather is a bit chillier from adjacent bay, I find myself layering up with scarves, coats and boots more often, which I absolutely love. The city is so charming! I love getting lost and discovering new parts I haven't visited in the past. I feel so fortunate to have worked with Visit California and San Francisco Travel to explore new parts of the city. Please check out my city guide, along with my photo diary below. Full links to each place I mentioned can be found after the break! Hope you enjoy!
During this Bay Area trip, I was so fortunate to explore Oakland. Dubbed as the 'Brooklyn by the Bay' by the New York Times, I was quite excited to discover what this city, just outside of San Francisco had to offer. The wonderful team at Visit Oakland showed us the ins and outs, and I quickly fell in love with the city. They came up with a wonderful itinerary that really shows how “Williamsburg-esque” parts of Oakland are. See my travel guide below for a few favorites I was able to experience, along with my photo diary. More after the break...
As I am getting older, I am beginning to refine and define my style more and more. I feel like myself most when I wear a leather jacket, wide brim hat, and a great pair of skinny jeans. J Brand has been one of my go to denim brands for a long time. The fit is spot on and the design and quality is something I can always count on. When they reached out and let me know their iconic Houlihan style was back, I was ecstatic. I love the added military touch on a modern fit. It gives a bit of tomboy to any look, which I absolutely love. When I go for a more masculine outfit, I like to throw on a pair my highest pumps. I especially loved them with these Houlihans. See more of the full outfit after the break...
I have really been bitten by the travel bug and have such an insatiable passion for discovering new places. When I was approached by Visit California and Visit Berkeley to spend the day in Berkeley, I was quite excited. When going to the Bay Area, I always stop by San Francisco, but never have explored Berkeley in depth. They recommended to start my day at Gather, to really experience Northern California food. As soon as I stepped inside, I fell in love with the interior decor and ambiance. The executive chef, Charis Wahl believes in sustainable food and having a close relationship with farmers and ranchers. You can really taste it in the food! And if you stopby, I recommend trying their pizzas. You will not be disappointed! After an amazing lunch, I walked a couple blocks over to BAMPFA Museum (Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). I could have stayed there for hours, getting lost in each painting and sculpture. I left completely inspired! Can't wait to visit again!