I'll Follow You Anywhere

It seems like only yesterday that Paige and I were sifting through hundreds of photos from our trip to the West Coast together, but today we’re finally posting our last round of photos from LA. As the days get colder here in Toronto and the holiday season gets underway, we can’t help but miss the warm sunshine, palm trees and pastel buildings of LA, and we figured it was the perfect time to share a list of some of our favourite places in the city of angels. Some are old picks from Paige’s numerous work trips, and some are spots that we discovered together this autumn, but every single one is absolutely worth seeing next time you’re in town!

Lemonade– Paige and I fell in love with lemonade separately and then gushed over it together when we discovered our mutual obsession. A cafeteria-style haven of healthy snacks, sweet treats, and the best lemonade you’ve ever tasted (we recommend watermelon rosemary), there is nowhere better to lunch in LA.

Ilan Dei– A semi-outdoor housewares shop with all sorts of adorable surprises hiding behind every corner, this Venice Beach store is a must-see if you’re into good design and bright colours. Think succulents and pops of neon.

Gracias Madre– An unbelievably beautiful restaurant with an all-vegan menu. It can be hard to get a seat, especially on the weekend, so we recommend sneaking in for lunch if at all possible to avoid crazy wait times. We also highly recommend you try the alcoholic snow cones with your meal (though we must warn you, they’re stronger than they look!)

The Wildfox Store– When one of our favourite brands opened their flagship in LA, we knew we had to make a point of stopping by. Luxe and lovely, this shop is full of whimsical treasures and a whole lot of super soft pretty t-shirts.







Moon Juice– If you’re looking for something healthy, inventive, and tasty, look no further than Moon Juice. With an incredible seasonal cold pressed juice menu and all sorts of intriguing elixirs and inventions available to take home, it’ll have the health nut in you swooning. Plus, their branding is just so on point!

The Standard Hotel– We stopped into The Standard with the Ban.do girls for lunch and cocktails on the pool deck, and everything about it felt very quintessential LA. Make sure you try the coconut mojito or watermelon margarita (or both!)

Bottega Louie– We’ve already posted so much about BL, but it’s worth mentioning again. No matter who you are or what you like, you just have to go!

Urbanic– Love pretty pens, fancy candles, and all things Rifle Paper Co? Urbanic will make all of your stationary dreams come true, and you might even find yourself lusting over new party supplies or Kate Spade desk accessories that you’ve never seen anywhere else before.

Treats Frozen Yogurt– Not only does this shop have the best frozen yogurt ever, but they also make incredible snow cones in all sorts of magical flavours like violet and rose. If you’re feeling really adventurous (and hungry) try the “California Snow”, a mountain of shave ice with a frozen yogurt center!




Some spots we were hoping to visit but never got a chance to:

The Piñata district and flower market– It’s always fun to explore the hustle and bustle of downtown LA, and we love the idea of getting lost amongst flowers and piñatas for an afternoon!

Sugarfina– The Ban.do girls are big fans of this spot, and their Instagram is so incredible! Rumour has it they stock adorable sparkly champagne marshmallows (insert love eye emogi!)

The Sunny Spot– A Caribbean restaurant with a beautiful patio and an extremely tasty brunch menu.

Sugar Paper– We love Sugar Paper’s cards, and we’ll absolutely be stopping into their store next time we’re in LA!

Dear Diary

I’m not sure where to even start with Bottega Louie. As a lover of all things pink, sweet, and pretty, I practically fell over when I first started seeing photos from people in LA who had visited. My obsession only intensified when Paige brought me back 6 macarons from an LA buying trip and not only were they packaged in the most adorable pastel purple box, but they tasted like heaven, and the earl grey flavour was painted with gold leaf!

My deep love for Bottega Louie hit an all time high when Paige an I finally visited together on our recent LA trip. We met Amina Mucci of Studio Mucci for lunch, and yes, we absolutely stayed for dessert! We filled our table with gourmet pizza, portobello fries and berry lemonade, and when we were finally so full we could’ve burst we moved on to the retail section.

I’m going to be really honest with you guys here: I budgeted $100 for my Bottega Louie visit, and I came pretty close to meeting that cap. I mean come on, everything from the pasta sauce to the coffee to the eclair boxes was so out of this world beautiful! I seriously came *way* to close to buying myself a $200 gift box with a bottle of pink Moet and truffles in it (hem, Christmas is coming!)

In short, Bottega Louie was the pastel heaven I had always dreamed it would be, and even though I’ve shared so many Instagram photos from my visit already, Paige and I just couldn’t help dedicating a special post to it as well!

And yes, in case you’re wondering, everything does taste as good as it looks!














Dear Diary

I first started following Studio Mucci on Instagram when my friend Sarah bought one of her garlands for her new apartment. “You don’t follow Studio Mucci?!” she asked, clearly confused, and when I did search and follow Amina Mucci’s account, I immediately knew why.

Studio Mucci represents everything that Paige and I love in the world. Glitter, colour, the desire to celebrate everyday and the resilience to take down party decorations long after the special occasion has passed. Amina, her amazing husband Salvatore, and their team of tassel fairies spend their days building beautiful handmade piñatas, garlands, and the occasional special surprise, and even though their studio (aka. Tassel Factory) is closed to the public, they were kind enough to invite us up for a little peak!














I'll Follow You Anywhere


Hey beautiful readers! Did you miss me? I’m so sorry there’s been a bit of a break in my posts over the past week. Running all over LA for meetings, tasty treats, and adventures ended up being a lot more work than Paige and I expected, and I’m afraid I let things slip a little bit around here!

The good news is we have a ton of beautiful amazing glittery content coming very soon (in fact today we’re meeting to go over photo selections), but in the meantime here are some of my favourite sneak peek snapshots from the trip. Can’t wait to share all the magic with you starting next week!

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