A Beautiful Airbnb in Echo Park

LA in Bloom | A Beautiful Airbnb in Echo Park

People are always asking me for recommendations on places to stay when visiting LA and I struggle to come up with something that is equal parts charming central and affordable. So I’m extremely excited to share that my friends Beatrice … Read More

Getaway: An Oasis in the Desert

Welcome to Whitewater! We found a traditional log cabin, right in the middle of the desert.

Each fall, I look forward to the extremely cozy activity of apple picking. The best place for this in Southern California is out by Palm Springs in a mountain town called Yucaipa. Usually we drive out and back in one … Read More

A Weekend in Ojai

My favorite place to stay in Ojai: The Love Shack (VRBO).

Just came back from a few days spent in Ojai, my favorite spot for a weekend getaway. I know I’ve written about it before (here, here and here) but I can’t help coming back to it on LA in Bloom. … Read More

Aperol Spritz

LA in Bloom | Aperol Spritz

While visiting my sister in Italy this past fall, she introduced me to the idea of an Apertif, a dry cocktail to be consumed before a meal. The bright and effervescent Aperol Sprtiz is the local favorite in Florence and … Read More

San Francisco Weekend

I make at least one visit to Tartine and happily brave the line for their insane croissants, morning buns and muesli.

My sister is a yoga teacher and writer living in San Francisco and over the years Alex and I have spent many weekends visiting her. She is a gracious hostess and continues to show us the greatest spots: the best … Read More


My favorite room Lafayette House, number 6.

Earlier this month, I spent a week in New York to celebrate the opening of my friend Clare Vivier’s first boutique in the city. Clare’s shop is on Elizabeth Street and the space is gorgeous (designed by LA-based architect Barbara Bestor). Along … Read More