Ester’s Wine Shop & Bar

So many new restaurants have been opening up near my house and it is very exciting. The latest one that I’m most excited about is Ester’s, an incredibly beautiful wine shop and bar hybrid tucked inside a refurbished Art Deco building in downtown Santa Monica. I haven’t actually eaten (or drunk) there yet, but I did pop my head in the other day…
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albright

The other night Justin and I ventured down to the Santa Monica Pier for dinner. We don’t usually go there unless we have friends in town who want to see it, but when we were invited to come check out The Albright, we jumped at the chance. I had heard good things about the recently opened restaurant, primarily that it…
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melrose place

My sister and I recently spent an afternoon along Melrose Place, a super cute little shopping district nestled behind a busy street in West Hollywood. Neither of us live close to the area, but we decided to meet for facials (at Kate Somerville, they’re the best) and to explore the area a little bit beforehand. We had lunch at Fig…
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faith and flower restaurant

Downtown LA has become a major restaurant hot spot in the last few years. It seems like everytime I check Eater there’s an amazing new restaurant to check out. Faith and Flower is one that I had been meaning to get to since it opened nearly a year ago. I had heard that the food was amazing and that the…
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Columbia Road Flower Market

Get the look: I swear we did more than just visit markets while we were in England, though Justin would probably beg to differ. That being said, Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday morning is a must visit. We grabbed a coffee from one of the little shops along the street before perusing the multiple flower, plant, and bulb…
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Chicago

We got back late last night from an awesome weekend in Chicago. We were there for a wedding which was absolutely stunning and so fun, and had plenty of time to walk around and explore the city. We visited the Shedd Aquarium on Saturday (along with almost everyone else in the city!), went to the top of the Hancock Building…
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