Like peanut butter and jelly, sunshine and mimosas are just better when paired. Take that sunshine and sparkling adult beverage, add the perfect ambiance and some delicious dishes, and you’ve got yourself a perfect summertime brunch situation. Whether it’s a patio, great cocktails, the best pancakes, a buzzing atmosphere, or all of the above, these are 5 of my favorite spots to brunch away the afternoon this Summer!
Fact: furniture shopping in Los Angeles can be just as depressing as apartment hunting. Especially if you’re not equipped with a big ol’ fancy budget that allows you to spend at your will, but even if you’re working with a decent budget it can be difficult to find things that justify the price tag. Those of us with taste that don’t want to blow our entire budgets on a lamp are somewhat limited in terms where we can shop LA; we’re over the days of shopping for everything at Ikea, we’re not quite at Restoration Hardware level, but we want something slightly more unique than what we’d find at West Elm. I was constantly underwhelmed and feeling “overit.com” with furniture shopping in LA until I’d recently gone in to Mar Vista’s ‘The Hängar LA’.
ATTENTION: SMORGASBURG LAHAS LANDED. Maybe you know what that means, maybe you’re like “what’s Smorgasbord…”, regardless you’re gonna have to trust me on this one, you’ll want in on it this Summer. Here’s the rundown that has been strategically bullet pointed for optimal intake. Allow me to introduce you to your new way to #SundayFunday in LA this Summer:
With each new season comes new beauty products. Similar to rotating seasonal flavors at your local ice cream shop, beauty products are a reflection of the time of year as well and must be tested, tried, tasted, and applied accordingly. Typically speaking, what’s delicious during the Winter won’t be as tasty during the Summer, so keeping up with what’s fresh and in season is imperative. (That goes both for ice cream and beauty products.) With the sunniest of seasons upon us I’ve been a very busy girl personally investigating all types of products from the absolute necessities to the just-for-fun ones. (I know, miserable.) I’ve been on the hunt for the best sunscreen to protect my face under my makeup (found it!), and per usual, I’ve been obsessing over all of the Spring/Summer makeup trends such as application of copper/coral tones. Somewhere in between I’ve discovered all kinds of products that we should all get our hands *and faces* on this Summer. So with no further adieu, grab a refreshing beverage and allow me to introduce you to your official Love & Loathing LA guide to the best beauty products for summer!