A vintage Chanel look from What Goes Around Comes Around.
Calma Ubud - A chic boutique hotel tucked behind the small streets of Ubud. www.calmaubud.com
Locavore - Innovative dining. Make a reservation in advance, they book up quickly! www.locavore-kitchen.com
Hujan Locale - Traditional Indonesian cuisine with stylish decor. www.hujanlocale.com
Bridges - Fine dining overlooking a gorgeous river view. www.bridgesbali.com
Copper Kitchen & Bar - A rooftop spot with a diverse menu and great cocktail list. www.copperubud.com
Cascades - For a fancy dinner at the Viceroy Hotel. www.cascadesbali.com/en/index.php
Tegalalang Rice Terrace - A stunning rice terrace with incredible views. www.bali-indonesia.com/ubud/tegallalang-rice-terraces.htm
Sacred Monkey Forest - Take photos with the monkeys! www.monkeyforestubud.com
Radiantly Alive Yoga - www.radiantlyalive.com
Yoga Barn - www.theyogabarn.com
Ubud Traditional Art Market - Stock up on silk kimonos and straw bags!
The Colony Hotel - Chic hotel in the heart of Seminyak. www.thecolonyhotelbali.com
Sea Circus - Festive decor, great lunch spot. www.seacircus-bali.com
Motel Mexicola - Great for group dinners & nightlife. www.motelmexicola.info
Cafe Organic - Vegan cafe that is made for Instagram. www.cafeorganicbali.com/
Revolver - A hipster coffee shop with insanely good avo toast. www.revolverespresso.com
Da Maria - For latenight pizza & disco. www.damariabali.com
Ku De Ta - www.kudeta.com
In my opinion, riding a scooter is the only way to experience Bali - especially in Seminyak!
The Slow - Eclectic boutique accommodation with dining and retail shops. www.theslow.id
The Lawn - Outdoor live music, lounging and sunset cocktails. Check out their schedule to see who is playing! http://thelawncanggu.com/
Bottega Italiana - A taste of Italy in Bali. www.bottegaitalianabali.com
Gypsy - Healthy, fresh cuisine with local produce and amazing cocktails. www.wearegypsy.com
Milk & Madu - Try their Lava Stone pizzas! www.milkandmadu.com
Strawberry Fields Forever - NY style burgers, smoothie bowls and superfood salads. www.strawberry-fields.co
Finn's - www.finnsbeachclub.com
La Brisa - www.labrisabali.com
Sunday's (Uluwatu) - www.sundaysbeachclub.com
NIHIWATU, SUMBA ISLAND
Nihiwatu is a very special resort experience on the island of Sumba, Indonesia. Travel time a short one hour plane flight from Bali, then a two hour car drive through a rural Sumbanese village. Staying at Nihi is more than just a hotel experience, it is a magical and spiritually awakening opportunity that will leave you feeling humbled.
THINGS TO DO AT NIHIWATU
Surfing, Fishing, Spa Safari, Horseback Riding, contribute your time to the Sumba Foundation.
With one festival weekend below my belt, I'm back in LA and already missing the desert heat! Here is a look that I wore this past weekend by Levi's Made & Crafted. The line focuses on elevated, constructed denim staples that translate to a chic, California feel. I especially love this two piece crop top and culottes set because the fabric is sturdy, yet so stretchy and comfortable!
CULOTTES: Levi's Made & Crafted
Hartwood - the most coveted restaurant in Tulum
Arca - farm to table upscale dinner option
Casa Jaguar - for a lively group dinner
Matcha Mama - the cutest little matcha bar
The Real Coconut - a gluten, grain, and dairy free lunch joint
Coco Tulum - for beachfront cocktails and insta-worthy beach bar swings
Posada Margherita - unexpected and delicious italian food
Mur Mur - for eclectic Mexican cuisine
Gitano - because....disco balls in palm trees
WILD - one of a kind cocktails before a night out
SHOP TULUM STYLE
Any piece of clothing that communicates escapism speaks to me, and Camilla just does that. As the Australian based designer says,
“Each Camilla piece is infused with story: the destination and adventure are yours to fill with vibrant colour, digital print, bohemian detailing and intricate craftsmanship.”
The intricate beaded detail on this jacket is the perfect outfit addition to a simple base. I’m really loving the unexpected splash of color incorporating this jacket into a street style look.
On another note – is anyone else obsessing over waist belts over coats this winter? It’s definitely at the top of my trend list. You can check out Camilla's new collection HERE and start plotting your next escape!
Dressing for a winter night out can feel especially stale at times living in Southern California. Kaitlynn Carter and I decided to have a little fun and shoot the ultimate GNO outfit based on our personal style.
For my look, I paired a Guns N Roses tee + leather pants with a feminine fur + red pumps to give an unexpected masculine/feminine twist. Kait styled her Stone Cold Fox red maxi dress with a Child of Wild embroidered choker and black ankle boots. When we're in need of a GNO, we head to some of our fav local spots in LA:
1. Delilah for a swanky 1920's dinner + drinks spot
Drink: The Spicy Siena (reposado, fresno chili, lime, agave, cilantro)
2. Jones Hollywood for a cozy, old school rock n' roll setting
Drink: The Hendrix (pear basil margarita with herradura silver tequila cointreau, fresh lime juice, fresh pear juice, basil leaves)
3. Tower Bar for a low key, seductive vibe
Drink: Tower Smash (tequila, fresh basil, hand squeezed lemon, fresh ginger)
Can you tell I like T E Q U I L A?
My entire look is from Elyse Walker, my absolute favorite store to splurge at in the Pacific Palisades. You can shop these looks + similar styles with the links below. #TGIT! Now time for a cocktail....
Photography by Nicole Moser
A quick getaway with bebe and Foray Collective.
A couple weeks ago, I was able to escape for a dreamy Palm Springs getaway hosted by Foray Collective and bebe. @blankitinerary @pamhetlinger @walkinwonderland @sophieelkus were there too which was great. PS has always been a favored impromptu destination of mine, and I love getting to know new girls from the industry—especially when they are extremely cool and smart.
We stayed at the Korakia Pensione which felt like a Moroccan paradise and had cute, intimate bungalow cottages. The whole space was unique and gorgeous—even the hotel’s fountain had rose petals floating in it. Everything was sooo peaceful and quiet. Since I manage Influencer Marketing at Foray, I actually coordinated the trip and luckily it turned out really well!
Day one I wore my favorite bebe outfit of the weekend, this off-the-shoulder black top. We relaxed at the pool all day and followed that up with in-room massages. Heaven! Happy hour was spent sipping champagne in the hotel’s courtyard where I finally got to meet (the super sweet) Pam and Sheryl. After HH, we headed to Workshop for a three-hour communal dinner with endless laughs...and drinks. Post dinner all the girls headed back to the pool for a night swim + more wine. So much fun!
Before leaving the next day, we attended the bebe brunch at the courtyard and had the BEST avocado toast (even better than what I’ve had in LA). It was farm-to-table food and you could really taste the freshness.
I could do this weekend over and over again. ‘Til next time, Palm Springs!
Shop the looks from bebe HERE:
A haze of desert days with Foray Collective.
GUESS is making a major comeback. What come to mind when think of GUESS? 90's supermodels in denim, bodycon dresses? I have to say I wasn't sure that GUESS suited my style until I went into their Santa Monica store this past week. I was surprised by how many of their pieces I loved - this versatile camel trench and ribbed knit sweater dress together are the perfect weekend outfit with sneakers. Guess is B A C K and better than ever.#LoveGUESS
Trench: Fatima Draped Coat by Guess
PS - They started a social contest today $$$
Show Your #LoveGUESS - Photo Contest (2/3 - 2/29) 1. Snap a pic in your fav GUESS styled look. 2. Post on Instagram or Twitter with #LoveGUESS + @GUESS in the caption. 3. Enter for a chance to win a $250 GUESS gift card (USD), a GUESS fragrance and a GUESS watch! 2 Winners (1 male + 1 female) will be selected on 3/1 to win the grand prizes! So get snappin!
The fine print: http://guesslife.net/