The Chicest Parisian Cafe in LA You Need to Go To

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Crossing the threshold of the jewelry district to the Spring Street Arcade building—a Spanish Renaissance hole in the wall built in 1924—I could truly say I found a diamond in the rough of Downtown Los Angeles. I used to be a local downtowner from the financial district but rarely crossed over to the grungier side […]

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British Things to Do in (And Around) LA

This guide was a long time coming, and I’m sorry I drew it out longer than the War of the Roses!  Dedicated readers know all too well that I’m an anglophile, something I haven’t been able to shake since living in London for an entire year (granted I had an obsession with all things British […]

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Classic Clothing at the Culver Hotel

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Perhaps it is the nature of being landlocked by film and television studios. Perhaps it is in my DNA, having a face like Audrey Hepburn and body like Marilyn Monroe… or the fact that Marilyn herself once graced this Old Hollywood haunt and met fellow stars over cocktails like ‘The Ruby Slipper’ sipper that I […]

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Take me to Church…For Brunch!

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For some, Sunday brunch is an after-church affair. At Redbird, you go to church for brunch. Their ricotta blueberry pancakes are angelic, as soft and fluffy as heavenward clouds (As Mari’s post on this adventure will document, I even exclaimed “this is heaven” while consuming it, and the religious diction was quite purposeful). So, let […]

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Fourth of July Threads: Red, Tweed and Blue

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Wearing tweed with toes in the sand rather than in pumps. That is the evolution of fabric iconized by Chanel since its genesis in 1924. Chanel commissioned dresses and suits to be fashioned in the fabric from a Scottish factory which gave the look a more traditional Scottish countryside aesthetic, according to Elle. Since then, […]

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Castles and Clothes: How To Dress for Hearst Castle

California has its own archaic gems to share—one need only seek the old-world magic to find it. I thought it was about time to bring these photos from Hearst Castle out of the Krischic archives to spark a little inspiration before heading into another work-week! Sometimes, I am so on the go with graduate school, […]

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How to Not Dress for the Occasion…Oops

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If there’s anything I’ve learned about making it in fashion, it’s that the trendsetters are the ones that don’t follow the rules: they wear what they feel confident in at their desired venue. Now, I am not talking about wearing a ball gown to a coffee shop, or a swimsuit to the office—please, please don’t […]

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Krischic at Kenwood [House]

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And so the London saga continues… the next setting: Kenwood House. Located in Hampstead Heath, this Georgian abode that was home to William Murray, First Earl of Mansfield according to The Telegraph, is an enchanting estate. Each room is filled with life-like portraits of bygone aristocrats and royals in all their historic finery. But the […]

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How Neutrals Can Accentuate Inner Beauty

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Santa Barbara is a place of simplistic beauty, especially the Santa Barbara Mission. The Spanish colonial motifs of white clay-work accented with burnt pink stair rails and gorgeously crafted wood doors display the artistry and hard work of the Chumash Indian tribe that inhabited the region in the seventeenth century. Within the walls they had […]

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