- ONE WOMAN ON A MISSION TO DISCOVER & EXPERIENCE ALL THINGS LOS ANGELES
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“It’s the mooost, won-der-ful tiiime, of the year!” SING IT WITH ME NOW! It’s especially wonderful if you’re in to receiving gifts with no strings attached! This will be the 2nd annual “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway campaign I embark on with you guys, and I am so excited about having the privilege yet again to parter up with some of my all time favorite brands – both local and national. All you need to know at this point is that every day December 1 – 12 I will be posting a new giveaway around 9am on my Instagram account (@loveandloathingla if you’re not already following along, get on that). I’ve got prizes that will pamper you, entertain you, feed you, and all around enrich your life and bring joy to you and your loved ones. The holiday cheer starts here. So without further adieu, allow me to introduce you to the brands I will be partnering with for the next two weeks to bring you special treats – all roughly worth between $100 – $250 each!
Teeecchhnically Summer is almost over, but in Los Angeles, regardless of the date or potential 3 degrees change in weather, the fun never seems to end. There are just around three weeks left of the Summer solstice and in the spirit of making those sun soaked, sweet and sandy memories here are 9 of my favorite summertime activities to get in on STAT! Don’t put those picnics, bathing suits, and sunscreen bottles, and that sense of adventure away just quite yet, we’re ridding this Summer thing out all the way to the end.
ATTENTION: SMORGASBURG LA HAS 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:
Movie-set like atmosphere? Check. Retro vibes? Check. Delicious food? Check. Craft cocktails? Check. An inspiring back story? Check. History? Check. Vintage bowling? Check. Welp, there you have it. Highland Park Bowl officially passes the Los Angeles “cool” test with flying colors. Highland Park Bowl was only recently re-opened a few weeks ago and already the place is making waves and a number of new fans in its wake. Highland Park is a part of Greater Los Angeles that going through a bit of renovations and renaissance as a whole and Highland Park Bowl in particular has been a huge part of the progression with the complete revamp and restoration of the city’s historic space. These days Highland Park Bowl is like stepping back in time to an era when the alley was at it’s peak; majestic and masterful in all its former 192o’s glory.
The older I get and the busier my schedule becomes, the more I find myself saying things like, “this year flew by, didn’t it?” Remember being in middle school, high school even, and rolling our eyes over listening to the adults in our family mull over such statements? To us kids the year never seemed to be over fast enough; we had growing up to do dammit. It’s slightly disconcerting to think about just how quickly time flies, especially while living in a fast paced city like Los Angeles. Despite inescapable change and all the while hopes for the future it’s actually quite comforting during the holidays to look back and reflect on all of the positive things that happened and moments that occurred within the past 365 days.
This year as I pack up another one of my Passion Planner‘s and start a new one fresh, I’m taking a look back at all of the best moments I’ve experienced thanks to Love & Loathing Los Angeles. This year wouldn’t have been 1/2 as fun, adventurous, and exciting if it weren’t for using this silly little blog as an excuse to get my arse up and out of my apartment. I have experienced more of LA this year than I ever have and fortunately yet I suppose somewhat unfortunately I feel as though I’ve just grazed the surface – 2016 look out! From food, fashion, and all things fun related here are a few of Love & Loathing LA’s most favorite things from 2015!
*once a week, every week, I embark on a new adventure to check off one of my many LA bucket list items. Follow along my journey being a tourist in my own town and get in on the action!*
2015 has been such a wonderful, happy, and successful year for Love & Loathing LA. I’m so grateful for all of the love and support I’ve received from my followers, and I feel lucky to have met and partnered with so many new inspiring brands and individuals. With all of these lovie and happy feels floating around me I decided I wanted to get in to the spirit of giving this holiday season. I’ll be giving back to the community in many ways throughout December, but in honor of the downright FUN side of giving I’m hosting a “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway on Instagram December 1st – the 12th!!!
I’ve partnered with 12 of my favorite LA brands I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the year to bring you prizes worth $100 – $200 in value. If you’ve got an Instagram, make sure you’re following me @loveandloathingla to keep up with each daily giveaway (tip: they’ll start in the morning!). I won’t tell you what I’m giving away, you’ll have to follow along Instagram for that, but I WILL give you a sneak peek inside the brands I’ve partnered with! Happiest of happy holidays friends and GOOD LUCK!!!
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