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THE ANGELENO GIFT GUIDE 2018
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THE ANGELENO GIFT GUIDE 2018

  Got an Angeleno in your life in need of a present? Still working on getting your holiday shopping done? GREAT. ME TOO. I have done some serious digging and have come up with a complete guide to shopping for the LA guy or girl in your life. It took some careful crafting, and I...

TIPS FOR HOSTING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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TIPS FOR HOSTING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

When it comes to hosting, “the most wonderful time of the year” could arguably also be one of the most stressful. There can be quite a bit of pressure placed around putting on a perfect holiday dinner and creating that ideal and appropriately festive atmosphere. While it might seem like a somewhat daunting task, the...

THE POWER OF LISTENING.
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THE POWER OF LISTENING.

  Indulge me for a moment. I want you to think about the last time you really felt listened to, or the last time you really listened to someone else. Was it today? Within the past week? Month? And most importantly, how did it make you feel?

BLOGGING: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BEGINNING
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BLOGGING: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BEGINNING

Whether you’re a blogger, an aspiring blogger, or an entrepreneur, you know just as well as I do that this shit ain’t easy. And there’s a lot of things a lot of people don’t tell you, especially when it comes to starting out. When I first started 5 years ago, I didn’t even really know...

ALASKAN PHOTO DIARY
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ALASKAN PHOTO DIARY

Raise your hand – or fluke – if you’ve been to Alaska. Now raise your hand if you hated it. (I guarantee no one is raising their hand because it’s impossible!) I’ve never been to a place on earth that more people in agreement over. Seriously. Everybody loves Alaska – myself now being included. My...

CHEERS TO 5 YEARS MY DEAREST FRIENDS.
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CHEERS TO 5 YEARS MY DEAREST FRIENDS.

Well friends, it’s official. Love & Loathing Los Angeles is FIVE years old. I cant even type one freakin sentence without feeling a bit emotional. I remember the day I called my mom, so excited to tell her I was going to write a book about life in Los Angeles. I was overjoyed that I’d...

YOUR LABOR DAY WEEKEND CHECKLIST
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YOUR LABOR DAY WEEKEND CHECKLIST

It’s ALMOST that time. That three to five day weekend time, where summer officially ends and the elicit fall wonders finally begin to take hold. I, like Leandra, love summer and hate everything else, although I will say Fall should be a sweet reprieve from the insane heat we’ve been experiencing. One can hope! But...