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serena and lily Newport Beach

los-angeles-lifestyle-bloggersA few weeks ago my friend Annette and I joined Serena and Lily for a fun afternoon to check out their latest showroom/shop, situated in the newly revamped Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach. We boarded a Duffy boat for a quick tour around the harbor before heading to the new shop, where we were met and given a tour by Serena herself. I don’t know about you but I’m a huge fan of Serena and Lily so it was very exciting to meet the woman behind the brand, and to get to see their latest location and a few brand new items (like these stools, they just came out with them in this natural color, so pretty right?).

After browsing for a bit we sat down for a chic little lunch on the shop’s patio, before heading back home before traffic got too crazy. It was such a perfect little afternoon, and I highly recommend both renting a Duffy boat if you’re ever in the area, and checking out the Lido Marina Village. Happy Friday!
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flowerboy project

flowerboyFlowerboy Project in Venice is my new favorite place. I stumbled on it a few weeks ago when I was picking up something from an upholsterers, and couldn’t believe that such a cute little shop would exist in an otherwise pretty uninviting stretch of road in Venice. It turns out that the area is actually gentrifying pretty quickly, with a popular yoga studio popping up across the street from them and a few other shops following suit. That’s one of the things that’s so neat about LA; it seems like everywhere you turn there’s something new to discover, and neighborhoods are constantly reinventing themselves.

Floweboy is a boutique/coffee shop/flower store hybrid, which is such a neat concept. When I popped in the other day there were locals sipping coffee and typing away on their laptops, a man picking out flowers at the front and a couple of people perusing the shelves for a hostess gift. It’s a real one stop shop! If you’re in the area be sure to go by on either a Wednesday or a Friday, when the owner comes in with buckets of fresh flowers.

Happy Thursday!
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rolling greens

I stopped in at Rolling Greens on a whim the other day when I happened to be in West Hollywood. I hadn’t been to the floral and interiors shop in years, and I’m so happy that I finally visited again; the shop is seriously stunning. The airy, open space is filled to the brim with brightly colored flowers, gorgeous plants (and pretty vessels to put them in) all set among a beautifully curated selection of home goods, from books and pottery to mirrors and antiques. It’s the perfect place to stop in if you need a hostess gift or a little gardening help, and they also have an arrangement bar where their ‘baristas’ will help you create the perfect planted arrangement.

Do yourself a favor and pop in if you’re in the area, and then you can head to across the street to celebrate your newly discovered green thumb over something delicious at Stir Market. PS – if you do go, bring your mom. Doesn’t it seem like a place that any mom would love? I’m definitely going to bring mine when she visits in a few weeks!

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