Best of 2014 September Issues

Though I hoard magazines in stacks and dedicate entire plane rides to reading them, I’m hardly ever truly up-to-date.  That being said, I always manage to catch up when it comes to the September issue– the “most important issue of the year.”  I did the dirty work for you and scoured the top magazines for the best editorials of September 2014, listed below.*  Take a look at my Pinterest if you’d

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Miu Miu Women's Tales #8

The latest installment of the Miu Miu Women’s Tales short-film series premiered this weekend at the Venice Film Festival.  Somebody directed by Miranda July is the eighth in the series, each film with a very unique vision from a new female director.  What I love about Women’s Tales is how no two films are remotely similar to each other- with deeper messages ranging from family dynamics to tradition.  On a more playful

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26 Beach Restaurant | Venice Beach, CA

It was a Tuesday morning in Venice, California and our pop girl group decided that brunch was in order.  We ended up at 26 Beach Restaurant right on Washington Blvd., and to our pleasant surprise they accommodated our party of 10 with no wait.  The atmosphere and decor were charming, with chandeliers sparkling everywhere and light, jazzy music playing.  26 Beach has an indoor dining room with a short bar,

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Venice Beach, CA | Photo Diary

Just got back from a quick getaway to Venice Beach, California.  Candis (our bride-t0-be) and her bridesmaids planned a beautiful beach house bachelorette party for a few days.  Most people would probably head to Vegas for a bachelorette party instead of away, but relaxing on the beach one month before her destination wedding in Thailand couldn’t have been a more perfect idea.  Road trips aren’t so bad with a some snacks, Mariah Carey, and the

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Fall's Must-Read Books

Right off the bat I’ll go ahead and assume that everyone here still loves to read.  If you just mildly enjoy it- that’ll work, too.  Maybe something here can pique your interest.  I might be slightly premature in posting this seeing how we’ve just barely made it passed summers halfway mark… but theres no harm in being overly prepared.  “The enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead,” right? * More often

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Hnrs LV • Grand Opening

Its Fashion Week in Las Vegas!  Take a break from all the tradeshow booth-hopping to check out Hnrs, LV’s newest streetwear boutique and skate shop.  Located conveniently on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. & Windmill, the shop will carry not only the Hnrs USA brand but also IN4Mation, Aloha Army, Stance Socks, The Quiet Life, Music Skate, Fitted Hawaii, Politic Brand and more!

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Spicy Chipotle Marinade || Chipotle Baked Chicken

Confession: I have a raging girl-crush on Chrissy Teigen, Sports Illustrated Supermodel and John Legends other half.  Do yourself a favor and follow her on twitter if you aren’t already, because she is absolutely hilarious.  The icing on the cake?  Chrissy is having a fling with Taco Bell (true story) and she runs her own food blog called So Delushious!  This super versatile spicy chipotle marinade is her blogs top recipe and she writes,

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Ratatouille a la Remy (Confit Byaldi by Thomas Keller)

Ratatouille! Before I dive into the lists of new recipes I’m dying to try, I wanted to transfer over the ‘Ratatouille a la Remy’ I made almost two years ago from my tumblr. Inspired by Pixar one night I did a bit of research to find that the Ratatouille in the movie is not the French classic, but a reimagining by Thomas Keller called ‘Confit Byaldi.’ Classically ratatouille featured roughly cut vegetables that were fried then baked, and plated as a stew. Thomas Kellers ‘byaldi’ variation for ‘The French Laundry Cookbook” features vegetables in thin slices, adds a piperade (tomato & bellpeper sauce) at the bottom, a vinaigrette at the top, and serves the dish by fanning the vegetables out accordion-style. Thomas Keller, that fancy guy.

New York, New York in 3 Days

I finally made it to New York. I admit that despite being one of the top cities in the world, New York was never at the top of my travel list. Shows like Friends, Gossip Girl, and How I Met Your Mother may have romanticized the city for me for years, but it wasn’t until one of my best friends moved there after college that I knew I had to make a trip. On that note– everyone please congratulate Soohee Cho on admissions to Parsons The New School for Design for her masters in design studies!!! While I would love to give you an in-depth and well-rounded shopping, dining and entertainment guide to the city… I offer you instead this short and sweet, “How to experience NY in 3 days.”