May 4, 2015

That 70's Dress

This might be the happiest dress I've ever worn.

 Dress c/o Melissa Masse - available here

I twirled around Harlem yesterday in what I'm calling the happiest dress I've ever worn. When in LA last weekend, my dear friend and talented designer Melissa Masse blessed me when this magical creation totally fits into the aesthetic of my more bohemian summer vibrationzzz.

I'm calling this my happy dress because from first putting it on in Melissa's boutique (306 N. Flores - go see her!) to getting dressed yesterday and walking around it made me happy. Then I noticed, this dress was making other people happy too! Three different people stopped me to say I was beautiful and that my dress made them happy, how sweet is that? 

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April 29, 2015

Review: Palihouse, West Hollywood

Of all the places I travel for work or for pleasure, I'm in Los Angeles the most. It's funny, when you visit a place fairly regularly - you get into a routine. You stay at the same hotels, eat at the same places. Often, I can spend my entire 2-3 days in a square mile radius!

This trip, I knew I wanted a different experience. I'd venture out and stay at a hotel I've never been to and go for more of that home away from home feeling. I'd heard great things about Pali House - there's one in West Hollywood (where I stayed) and one in Santa Monica - so I figured I'd give it a try. I love boutique hotels with a bit of whimsey. The first photo is the view walking into the door. I was greeted by a very friendly front desk clerk who took my luggage down the stairs. Check it was easy and the elevator to the rooms are through this charming courtyard restaurant.

I stayed in the Studio Residence which is basically a studio loft apartment that most New Yorkers would kill for. It's spacious, open and has a full kitchen. I didn't do any cooking in the three days I was here but the full size fridge was fab to have since I had guests over one day. The large marble bathroom is gorgeous - a little dark so no photos sorry!

You can check out the open floor plan here. Quite a large room and the sectional sofa can double as a spare bed. The glass door leads to patio, featured below. All in all a terrific hotel I would definitely stay again. Just don't take outfit photos in the courtyard outside your room - "photo-shoots" are apparently, a thing...

Boyfriend Nightshirt *that I totally wore as clothes c/o Simply Be, Kari Patent Sandals c/o Long Tall Sally

Photos of me, Jessica Castro

April 26, 2015

Living in Lace

Going to miss you LA...