L.A. (March 18-21)

I decided that I would take a quick trip to LA.  I managed to write my very first Huff Post piece that was finally accepted on the plane entitled, “How to Survive a Mid-Flight Meltdown“. For three nights I stayed at The Standard Hollywood which had a great pool. I believe I am SO spoiled now, but the sheets and towels were rough like sandpaper 🙁

I finally went to LACMA and had an impromptu trip to the Le Brea Tarpits.

I managed to meet with some great people and had some great food at Pearl’s Roof Top, Catch and Gracias Madre. Of course, no trip to LA would be complete without at least one celeb sighting of Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian and a late night trip to In-N-Out.  The Bouchon in Beverley Hills is massive and I got to reconnect with a friend from NY over some truffle popcorn and white wine. Not a bad way to end the trip.

Thanks for the Vitamin D!

ELENA:)

 

BELLA LA: Two for Tuesday!

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Two for Tuesday! The first article is a Q&A with LA author Alex Brunkhorst. The second article is a How-To Get your perfect summer braid with Victoria Taylor Hair Extensions and with the help of Bianca Bruno and Nicky from the Trend’n Female.

ELENA:)

BELLA LA: Valentine’s Gift Guide

 

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Check out my first contribution to BELLA LA! It’s a Valentine’s Gift Guide for both women and men. Thanks to all the companies that helped me put this piece together. They all hail from the West Coast too.

Spoon Me Sweetly – LA, California

Panty by Post – Vancouver, BC

Orox Leather – Portland, Oregon

Happy Spritz – LA, California and Vancouver, BC

C+C Lifestyles by Design – Vancouver, BC

Maison du Soir – LA, California

tiny fern – Vancouver, BC

Packed Party – San Francisco, California

Bekah-Anne Accessories – Qualicum Beach, BC

ELENA:)

Stood Up

Having Brunch with myself at Eveleigh.

ELENA:)