Monthly Archives: April 2011
Mid-way through a horrific work day my friend, (who is never at a lack for fabulous ideas).. called to ask if I wanted to meet him on the Rooftop of the Peninsula. By reflex I practically shouted “I’ll be there in 15!!!.” I had never been before, only had enjoyed high tea in the lobby, so on a day in March where the temperature was pushing 80 degrees, it was the perfect first time experience.
Rooftop Dining Room @The Peninsula Los Angeles
I decided on a Mojito, not too sweet and STRONG (which it should be at $16 a pop) it was Perfection. Will definitely be going back to indulge in one or more of their specialty cocktails. Some others featured were the Speckled Margarita (below) or the Kumquat & Citrus Punch (Ketel One, Malibu Rum, muddled kumquats, citrus juices), and the Grape Cocktail (Hendricks Gin, Grapes, St. Germain Elderflower, lemon juices, club soda).
They also serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and having a great pool. The Peninsula is located at 9882 South Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills,CA.
www.peninsula.com - (310) 551-288
Their "Speckled Margarita"
Pool at The Peninsula
Loving Lace as one of Spring’s top trends.Romantic, whimsical and always feminine, lace was all over the catwalk in Spring’s ready to where collections. Dolce Gabbana, Pucci, and Chanel were all sporting beautiful looks on their models.
Bebe, Free People and Forever 21 have tones of affordable options, if you can’t afford the runway looks.. OR… my latest “LUST” item, Dolce and Gabbana’s Miss Sicily Bag.
Emilio Pucci Spring 2011
Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2011
Dolce and Gabbana Miss Sicily Bag
Rachel Bilson Street Style
It seems like only yesterday she was half of our favorite TV couple.. ahh the days of Summer and Seth.. But believe it or not The OC was circulating 7 years ago! Since then Ms.Rachel Bilson has established herself as a fashion maven and made her way onto the front row of every Fashion Week.
With a style that is simply chic, understated and a tad bit quirky, she is always wearing an outfit we are taking note of. We LUST after Bilson’s style!
Example in point: Bilson’s take on dress-up is this combo of a nude dress, coral blazer, Chanel classic flap bag, topped off with ankle booties, Ray-Bans and a gold necklace.
Coral Blazer - Vanessa Bruno $670
Chanel Classic Flap $1430
Nude Dress Forever 21 $24.80
Loeffler Randall $550
Rachel Bilson Street Style by Randilynnwood featuring a wool blazer
When I read about the upcoming “Street” opening I knew it had to be on the top of my priority list to try! The concept made me very curious and I was compelled to check it out! With the backing of chef Susan Feigner (competitor on Top Chef, collaborator of Border Grill and Ciudad), the restaurant sounded like a home run!
Street is a multi-ethnic restaurant of “street food” inspired by Feigner’s travels all over the world. Dishes are family style insuring you get to try the optimal amount on the menu. Dishes range from Mandoo Vegetable Dumplings, to Chilled Soba Noodles, to Fried Chicken, to Peanut Butter cookies. My personal favorite is the Kaya Toast. Coconut Jam, between two pieces of white bread, with a side of egg and soya sauce (for dunking), it’s pretty much the most random combination you have ever heard of, but I swear you will CRAVE it after you have had it once.
I went once when it first opened…I went back for my birthday, then Valentines Day, then took my mom on her last visit, then went last week… so I guess you could say… I LOVE IT!
The ambience is unpretentious, yet trendy, laid-back and with great service. Really, it is the perfect combination unique to the heart of Hollywood. Choose inside seating or enjoy the patio with complimentary blankets and heat lamps in case it gets chilly!
As long as you call a few days ahead you should be able to get a reservation, just don’t expect to walk in and get a table on a Friday night. I have yet to mention the best part… it is so affordable!! If I were you… I would run down the street…. To STREET!
Olivia Palemro Style
Whether you love her or just love to hate her, one thing Olivia Palermo knows is style. As the token villain on MTV’s “The City” and long-time NYC socialite, Olivia always looks put together regardless if she is on the red carpet or out on a coffee run.
Here she does causal just right. Mixing high and low she has pieced together an outfit that spells low-key, but looks refined.
She takes a relaxed fit boyfriend jean and pairs it with a classic striped cardigan. She then adds a touch of glamour with a statement necklace and finishes it off with grey peep toe booties and a Classic Brown Tote.
Here we have pieced together an outfit of high and low brands to replicate the look.We took Banana Republic’s boyfriend jean, Jones NY cardigan, and Maison Martin Slouch, peep toe booties for the volume of the look. Then we finished it off with a very pretty statement necklace from Anthropologie and a simple, brown Tod’s bag, which is always timeless. Two words: SIMPLY CHIC.
Olivia Palermo Style
Iced Rain Necklace $78
Jones NY Cardigan $99
Maison Martin Slough Toe Booties $745.00
Tod’s Sacs Medium Bag in Brown $1,395.00
Banana Republic Boyfriend Jean $89.50