San Diego: Where to Eat and Stay | The Chic List

As wanderers, we have two things we yearn for: a sense of adventure that comes with the winds of change while drive with the windows down toward a destination. The second thing is a sense of home when we’re away from where we dwell. Well, there are two things for me, in particular that canContinue reading “San Diego: Where to Eat and Stay | The Chic List”

going to the getty | the guide and the go-to garb

The cubic white façade looks like a modern Mount Olympus from the 101 Freeway. But it’s not a haven for the gods—even though much of the European art within the Getty Museum’s wings do depict the Grecian and Roman deities in the brushstrokes of the Renaissance masters. When I lived in LA, The Getty MuseumContinue reading “going to the getty | the guide and the go-to garb”

PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST

Princess Diana was known as the “People’s Princess.” She was a combination of relatable and aspirational in the way she cared about others and the way she dressed. I’ll never forget seeing a picture of her for the first time amongst my mother’s mementos in my grandparent’s house. I was about eight years old, andContinue reading “PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST”

blog posts that brought me joy this year – the chic list

The year 2020 was a difficult for all of us, but in the midst of adversity, I must be grateful: I’m thankful to God for my family, my friends, art and the ability to create. It was to storytelling through writing, music and my love for fashion that I turned to keep busy during theContinue reading “blog posts that brought me joy this year – the chic list”

Pasadena city hall: why it’s one of my happy places

I find serenity in my surroundings—whether that’s the setting, the sounds, the people—what I’m clothed in. That’s why Pasadena City Hall was the ultimate sanctuary for me a couple weekends ago. Surely, it’s no plot twist that my sister in style, Mari Makatsaria accompanied me on this venture. The marvel of columns crowned with aContinue reading “Pasadena city hall: why it’s one of my happy places”

How a maxi dress can take you from summer to fall seamlessly

We have reached that point in the month where September is beginning to flirt subtly with October. The point where slight breezes here and there tease those of us in Southern California with the promise of cooler air, the troth of fall. The plight of the mosquitos checking out of Bakersfield along with the heat.Continue reading “How a maxi dress can take you from summer to fall seamlessly”

It’s my 24th Birthday! Here are my favorite memories from this past year

*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday!’ Moments before I come head-to-head with the monumental, my mother cheers: “Go get them, my lioness!” Perhaps it’s my lion’s mane (my hair is as thick as rope and I have a lot of it), or the fact that I’m a Leo (August 4), but I’ve alwaysContinue reading “It’s my 24th Birthday! Here are my favorite memories from this past year”

summer Loungewear you can take from home to town after the pandemic

*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday!’ Okay, I know I’ve recently made the case for off-duty style that isn’t loungewear, but in my defense this comfy set of isn’t sweats! There are ways to make laid-back look luxurious instead of lazy (and it’s totally fine to have your lazy days too, because let’sContinue reading “summer Loungewear you can take from home to town after the pandemic”

Safety in Style: Why it’s Chic to Be Cautious Right Now

This pandemic has caused pandemonium. CNN reported that 44 million people in the United States have filed for unemployment since lockdown, over 100,000 people have died in the U.S. from COVID-19 already, and for three months, our country turned into a ghost town on steroids. That was, until the country began to slowly open upContinue reading “Safety in Style: Why it’s Chic to Be Cautious Right Now”