South Coast Plaza is ringing in the Year of the Pig with a celebration filled with exciting family-friendly experiences, unique exhibits, and a one-of-a-kind spectacular Year of the Pig centerpiece in Jewel Court from January 31 through February 18. Now on its 9th year, South Coast Plaza’s 20-day Lunar New Year festivities are the largest of any retail center on the West Coast, drawing visitors from Southern California and abroad.
I had an honor to be invited to their Lunar New Year Luncheon at AnQi by House of An. AnQi is a high-end restaurant with exciting modern décor and gourmet Asian fusion fare. The restaurant is honoring Lunar New Year with specially crafted menus symbolic of what this holiday means to those of us who celebrate it.
The best bath towel is an essential part of any luxury lifestyle and interior bathroom décor. There’s nothing like coming out of a relaxing bath or refreshing shower to a big luxe towel! It’s worth spending a bit more to get something that can cheer you up and make your everyday bath experience pleasant! A decent towel can remodel a simple space with a pop of color or you can go all white and extra fluffy to create a spa-like atmosphere. But when it’s time to shop for your towels, you are faced with so many options, in a wide range of prices. It’s hard to choose the right one!
So when our go-to bedding company, Brooklinen, is launching their towel line, I’m super excited. Brooklinen linen bedding has transformed my sleeping experience (check out my review of Brooklinen Linen Bedsheet Bundle here) so when I heard about Brooklinen’s Super-Plush Towel collection, I didn’t hesitate to try.
Valentine’s Day is just 2 weeks away! The smell of scented candles and rose petals is already in the air. The town will soon be painted with red and be filled with boxes of chocolates and teddy bears. Whether you’re having a romantic date or you’re spending your time with your girlfriends, choosing a perfect dress should be your first order of business. Embrace Valentine’s Day in a sweet style that suits the mood. I’ve rounded up several of the prettiest designer dresses to complement all sorts of V-Day scenarios.
Here we are at that time of year again—romance is in the air! You’ve seen stores filled with cards, hearts, chocolate candies, and cuddly little stuffed animals with messages like “Hug Me”, “Be Mine,” or “Let’s Kiss”. It’s the most romantic time of the year and is a big deal for most women. You know me, I’m all about the holidays and especially anything to do with decorating for the holidays! BUT… As I do a quick online search for Valentine’s Day party ideas, and there are just so many party tables smothered in red and pink. Not that I don’t love red and pink at this time of the year, but I’m on the hunt for something a little less vibrant….but more pastel, fairytale, and whimsical.
So this year I have teamed up with some of my favorite LA vendors to bring you lots of inspiration to create a beautiful and magical Valentine’s Day decor. Whether you’re celebrating with the girls for the ultimate Galentine’s Day soiree or treating your Valentine to an afternoon tea for two, these romantic Valentine’s Day decorations are sure to make everyone’s hearts swoon.
In Asian communities, Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year. One of the most diverse cities in the world, Los Angeles celebrates the Lunar New Year with colorful parades and family friendly festivals. It is not only a time for family gatherings, but also a time for people to honor ancestors and give thanks. As the Lunar New Year approaches, a great way to experience the excitement of the holiday is visiting Chinatown and having a fun photoshoot with their beautiful lantern displays, neon lights, antique stores, and historic temples. In this blog I’m sharing with you some of my favorite places to take pictures in LA Chinatown!