Posted on July 24, 2014
My perfect trip to Vegas does not include what you might think…late night trips to clubs, bottle service…or anything people really go to Las Vegas to experience for that matter. Instead, I plan on visiting the Neon Sign Museum, checking out Pizza Rock, scoping out the pastries our hotel’s french bakery has to offer, and finding the quietest spot near the pool that I can to catch up on summer reading. Sprinkled in with dragging my boyfriend to all of the amazing restaurants Las Vegas has to offer.
With a trip, of course, comes packing a mini wardrobe to suit your every need. Much like my perfect trip to Vegas, my outfits will vary greatly from what one would expect. So, here I present, the classy girls guide to dressing in Vegas.
While club dresses are not, and never will be my thing, I do enjoy a great outfit that make me feel good. A great matching crop top/skirt combo is the way to go. The high-waisted skirt makes the look incredibly forgiving and flattering. Although this version from Milly is my favorite, I found a great set at Express for much less.
1. Black crop top and skirt, Express. 2. Floral crop top and skirt, Express. 3. Nude heels, Schutz. 4. Hello & Goodbye clutch, Karen Walker. 5. Tye-Dye silk dress, Tbags Los Angeles. 6. Black bikini, Rachel Pally. 7. Minimergency Kit, Pinch Provisions.
Posted on July 21, 2014
Kate O’Regan, founder of Mulberry Lane Blog & and fashion maven, is giving the rest of us an “it girl’s” guide to San Francisco. The last thing we want to do when we travel, is look like a tourist, and this guide will give you a local insider trip to the city. Kate has traveled the world, but always comes back to where she grew up. With so many fun places to explore and the natural beauty of the Bay Area, who can blame her? Check out her top spots to visit in the city!
Best of SF:
Breakfast/Brunch: 21st Amendment
A pub & restaurant that is an all time favorite! It’s located in SOMA, just two blocks from where the SF Giants play making it the perfect spot for pre or post game drinks too. They pour their own handcrafted beers & make a mean huevos rancheros.
Lunch: The Grove
With multiple locations in San Francisco, The Grove on Fillmore Street is one of the best. Located steps away from great shopping, (Joie, Jigsaw & Jonathan Adler) the Beet salad with crumbled goat cheese is the perfect Sunday afternoon pick me up.
Happy hour: Sens
Down by the water on the Embarcadero, Sens has one of most delicious happy hour menus including goat cheese, chicken wings & lamb sliders. With reasonably priced drinks & a fantastic view of San Francisco, it provides a fun date night spot or relaxed vibe to catch up with friends.
Dinner: Prospect & Park Tavern
Prospect: Prospect provides a modern environment with amazing ambiance with exceptional food. My personal favorites are the heirloom tomato salad (the best burrata cheese ever!) with the NY Strip Steak. The bar is the best part of the whole place though, looking like something straight out of the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love…if only Ryan Gosling would really be sitting at a bar stool next time I walked in!
Wayfare Tavern: Located in the FiDi on a quiet street makes the whole vibe of the restaurant so quaint. Perfect for dinner, it serves up everything from organic fried chicken to burgers to seafood. There is a wonderful brunch menu too!
Rooftop Bar: 620 Jones
A reasonably priced spot, its decor makes the interior decorator in everyone swoon. It has wood, concrete & copper features with an indoor bar & an outdoor rooftop patio with heaters & fireplaces. Food ranges from chicken wings, crab cakes to pizza. Drinks include wine, beer & signature cocktails.
Coffee: Blue Bottle
Located throughout the Bay Area, NYC & LA, the Oakland based coffee company is known worldwide. I first found out about it when it was located around the corner from my internship in Oakland. My every once & awhile coffee trip turned into a daily morning & afternoon routine…it got dangerous being that close! Now days, my favorite location is in the Ferry Building. I love being able to sip on my favorite hot chocolate while shopping the farmer’s market!
I’m partial to this because I am obsessed with my yoga, Pilates & TRX classes that YogaWorks provides. Some other places that I’ve heard are incredible sweat sessions are: SoulCycle, BodyROK, & Studomix.
Savor: Miette & Arizmendi
Miette: With so many delicious treats like cookies & cakes, my favorite from Miette is their fleur de sel caramels. They are huge & a bit pricy but worth every penny.
Arizmendi: Before I was gluten free, I would crave Arizmendi’s shortbread because simply, they are perfection. With hints of rosemary & fleur de sel, you won’t find anything better!
Healthy Juice Shops: Project Juice & Pressed Juicery
Project Juice: Project Juice has some delicious fruit & veggie blends perfect for sipping on throughout the day or for a juice cleanse. It is the perfect mid day pick me up & are so delicious!
Pressed Juicery: Pressed Juicery provides a great grab & go snack. There are a few locations throughout the city & I find myself stocking up on a few quite often. It’s perfect for detoxing bodies or simply enjoying a delicious drink.
Posted on July 14, 2014
David Sanchez is one of the few people in the industry that has, literally, done it all. He has traveled the world as an in demand male model, and after years of getting into the business side of the industry, launched his own talent agency, 10 MGMT in 2013. Though Sanchez has a large title, he is incredibly down to Earth. He also knows the best spots in town. This is why StreetStyleChi tapped him to be our next “My Five” feature. David’s Twitter and Instagram are also great for getting a glimpse into what you should be doing this Summer.
Posted on June 2, 2014
Zaul Zamora has the job we all wish we could get. He is a jack of all trades in the media and fashion industry. Building himself up as a recognized stylist, he continues to style, and is also a merchandiser and social media master for Nice Kicks. Zamora is showing us his favorite spots in Austin, Texas.
Austin is a young city and is all about going out and being social, that’s why people talk so well about the city. We love to socialize and enjoy our happy hours, good friends, and being outdoors whether it’s taking in a concert or checking out a new restaurant.
1. Volstead/Hotel Vegas (Dance party hot boxin)
With the growing popularity of East 6 street, you have more & more choices of great spots to check out in this area. You can find some of the best dance parties here featuring local DJ’s to help you sweat the alcohol out. With a great outdoor seating area located in the rear that connects the two bars, it’s the perfect spot to cool off and enjoy a summer night with friends. Connected to Hotel Vegas, you have the choice of atmospheres with more of a relax spot with billiards tables great for groups of friends.
1.Yellow Jacket Social Club http://www.yellowjacketsocialclub.com/
A gem on the East side you can easily spend your whole day here with great drinks and food. Hosting everything from Sunday brunch, mechanical bull contests to an annual petting zoo on Easter, YJ feels like you’re hanging out at a friend’s backyard.
1.Stag- http://www.stagaustin.com/ Located on South Congress, Stag is a classic take on clothes that are upscale casual & rugged with a subtle vintage inspiration. With a nice selection of high-end denim and cut & sew pieces from Double RL, Pendleton & Saturday Surf NYC, it’s easy to get lost in here.
2. By George http://www.bygeorgeaustin.com/ A stock list that rivals some of the best in the world, I’ve been shopping there for years and love the quality of garments & service. Top of the line in every category from clothing, shoes to accessories, with two locations, each store has its own identity catering to each consumer style & personality. If I had a girlfriend best believe we’d go shopping here. APC, Rag & Bone & Common Projects are some of my favorite lines carried here.
3.Nice Kicks www.nicekicks.com Cmon?! Where else would you go for cool sneakers than the source of it all! Great staff with the knowledge of every shoe just about ever made, the boys are battle tested! Even if kicks aren’t your thing, they house some of the best streetwear brands in the industry.
4.No Comply (Local Skateshop)http://www.nocomplyatx.com/ Skate owned Skate operated, these guys have created the skate culture in Austin for years. Owned by former pro skater Elias Bingham, the shop caters to core skate kid with brands like Palace, Fucking Awesome and others only found in top tier accounts. Recently expanded the shop not only added more square feet of goods, but a partnership with local coffee shop Flat Track to house a remote location
1. Parkside- (Dinner/HH) http://parkside-austin.com/ This is my go-to spot in Austin, located right on 6 St. you are in the heart of downtown. The menu has great options form their raw bar & a constantly rotating menu lets you choose depending on your mood. A great date spot or a quick pop in for a drink and some apps, voted one of the best Mac & Cheese’s in the country, it’s hard to not eat here with that reputation.
2. Veracruz Taco House (Trailer) http://www.yelp.com/biz/veracruz-all-natural-austin The best taco stand in Town hands down. Using all natural ingredients and voted one of the best taco spots by Rachel Ray, this place is worth the trip.
3.Uchiko http://uchiaustin.com/uchiko If I had the money, I would eat here every day! The quality of sushi is amazing, using only the best, you leave in a euphoric state. No matter what you order, whether you’re familiar with the dish or not, you will not regret it. Half the items I can’t pronounce but know will blow me away.
1.Barton Springs Pool- On any given sunny day no matter what time of day it is, you can find this spot full of sun seekers & pool loungers. The water is cold year round even when its 110 degrees out which makes it the perfect spot to cool off, relax and people watch.
2. Alamo Draft house- Moives Food & Booze…Need I say more. Alamo Draft house is the only place to watch a movie in town and will make you never go back to a big cinema. Limited seating and strict rules makes this place a gem for a movie experience.
3. Houndstooth Coffee http://www.houndstoothcoffee.com/ Best baristas in town when it comes to beans. They have educated me in the way of coffees for months now & can be very intimidating at times. Located under the Frost Tower in the heart of downtown you can forget you’re in the middle of the city with the natural wood décor and warm music & lighting.
Posted on April 9, 2014