LOS ANGELES TRAVEL GUIDE

Itinerary

Wednesday

Hike at Parker Mesa Overlook
Catch a Malibu sunrise from a birds eye view. The trails are beginner friendly for those new to hiking and the views are wickedly beautiful
Neptune’s Net
Secure a picnic table and enjoy the fresh catch of the day while overlooking the ocean

Thursday

Breakfast at Malibu Farm
farm to table food: fresh, local, organic. Amazing views
Animal Safari at Malibu Wines
G.i.r.a.f.f.e.s and W.i.n.e 
Need we say more

Friday

Food Trucks and Happy Hour at Abbot Kinney
Start off your day wandering through galleries and shops. On every first Friday of the month, you can visit dozens of A-list food trucks and continue social hour at a bar on the strip

Saturday

Explore LA
For Contemporary art lovers : the broad
Stunning garden and museum in one : Getty center
Gaze at the cosmos : Griffith observatory
BBQ at Bludsos
Local texas joint that has been around for 5 generations. staple visit and is easily our pick for the best bbq in the city
Outdoor Movie Screening at Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Lay your blanket out and byob for a fun outdoor movie experience. If you’re lucky you may catch the fireworks

Sunday 

But COFFEE first
Pick up latte at Urthe Cafe
Shop at Melrose Flea Market 
Go treasure hunting. The best place for rare vintage finds, eclectic arts, and live music. Find something to take home with you
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10 BEST WHITE SNEAKERS FOR WOMEN

Summer is right around the corner and we’re already planning out our best outfits. To brighten up and level up dresses, shorts, trousers, we turn to our reliable friend, a classic white sneaker. You know that you have found the right pair when you can wear it for hours, on a grocery haul to a get together with your friends.
Discover some of our favorite kicks that can make any look chic!
Tournament Low Platform Super Sneaker 
COMMON PROJECTS
Stardan Sneakers in Total White Leather
GOLDEN GOOSE
Nike Air Force 1 ’07
NIKE
Classic Slip-On Sneaker
VANS
Triple S Sneakers
BALENCIAGA
x Converse Chuck Taylor Hidden Heart High Top Sneaker
COMMES DES GARCONS
Women’s Ace Sneaker With Interlocking G
GUCCI
Andy Sneakers in Leather
SAINT LAURENT
Stan Smith Shoes
ADIDAS
Ibiza Platform Sneaker
SOLUDOS
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30 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU TURN 30

Dear teens and twenty something-year-olds,
Growing up is exciting! We remember counting down the minutes before midnight that would ring in a new era of adulthood. At twenty we would find ourselves and have freedom. We would travel and get our dream jobs. We fantasized and dreamed about the best years of our lives and now we’re finally here.. 
Have you made your self proud? Taken the proper risks to find your calling? 
We’re still navigating the twists and turns of our twenties. New York City has taught us to put on brave faces and not show fear when weathering the unknown- whether it be approaching a merciless bouncer, a 3 AM glossy-eyed subway dweller, or the hands of time.  
With clear direction (and maybe an organized list), your twenties can be filled with prosperity, soul-searching, and deeply invaluable memories.

Karlena’s 30 before 30 List to Live by
  1. Make a habit out of going outside and taking time away from the internet
  2. Minimize your passivity
  3. Take a cross country road trip
  4. Identify your fears and then overcome them. (Even if that means talking to a friend or professional about them)
  5. Pick something to be passionate about
  6. See a theatre performance
  7. Get a job that makes you happy to wake up in the morning
  8. Treat yourself a really expensive meal
  9. Forgive yourself for your mistakes
  10. Let go of your past relationships. Get rid of the energy that may be holding you back from moving on
  11. Learn what your parents were like in their twenties
  12. Build a closer relationship with a sibling or a family member
  13. Take a professional class, i.e cooking, painting, pottery
  14. Make an effort to walk 10,000 steps a day
  15. Fill a real-life, hardcover photo album 
  16. Start journaling. Track important dates, places, dreams, and thoughts
  17. Date widely and wisely to discover more about yourself and your dating habits
  18. Revisit the places where you grew up
  19. Do something charitable
  20. Travel alone
  21. Invest in clothing items that properly represent your personality
  22. Practice self-love and gratitude
  23. Schedule those doctor/dentist/dermatologist appointments and don’t skip them
  24. Become financially independent and create a savings account for emergencies
  25. Write a letter to future you 
  26. Start a challenging hobby
  27. Take care of your skin. Moisturize and get into the habit of using sunblock
  28. Create a morning routine instead of scrolling through social media when you wake up
  29. Learn how to cook your favorite meal
  30. Break a bad habit
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QUICK BITES IN NEW YORK

Beware of tourist traps and Time Square. Our locals guide includes some of our favorite getaways to sit down for a drink or grab a quick bite. 
We love to start off our days with a really good iced coffee and have a few favorite locations that we seriously get VERY excited to visit. Sometimes it only takes your favorite treat to get you ready to take on the world.

NEW YORK CITY

Dr. Smood
Ice Coffee with Hawaj Milk
Pressed Juicery
Greens 4 – Lemon Ginger Cayenne Juice
The Granddaddy
Japanese Style Ice Coffee
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream 
Alena: Vegan Cookie Crumble Strawberry Jam 
Karen: Mint Chip
Pause Cafe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Superfood Bowl

HAMPTONS

Pink Frog Coffee
Raspberry Chip Ice Cream
Hampton Coffee Company
Iced Coffee with Oat Milk
Grindstone Coffee & Donuts
Classic Glazed Doughnut
Juice Press
Green Light + Mango

BROOKLYN

Cafe Madeline
Avocado Toast
Milk and Honey
Eggs in Hell
South Brooklyn Foundry
Chopped Benedict Bowl
Hungry Ghost
Chai Latte

ROCKAWAY, QUEENS

Rockaway Beach Surf Club
Fish Taco + Guac
Caracas Arepa Bar
Hot Queen 
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30 DAYS OF RITUAL VITAMINS

Is the hype real?

Vegan Certified | Gluten and Allergen Free | Non-GMO | No Colorants or Synthetic Fillers
I’ve been down the women’s multivitamin road maaa-ny times. To be honest, most of those times I’ve quit after week two. It’s hard to be consistent with a product that doesn’t show you immediate results and it’s hard to incorporate them into our busy routines. 
Those failed attempts didn’t stop me from impulsively purchasing these cleverly branded vitamins. For $30 you get thirty cute pills that support your hair, skin, nails, and overall health. The ingredients are as transparent as the product. You can trace every nutrient on the website to the original product source. I don’t know why I liked knowing that my folate intake of the day came from Pisticci, Italy, but it charmed me nonetheless. 
I wanted to be as consistent with these as I am with my caffeine intake. So, I put the bottle right next to my beloved Nespresso machine. It was actually a genius idea because after a week they were easily integrated into my morning routine. 
Unlike most multi-vitamins, these vitamins are encapsulated with a mint tab meant to eliminate the commonly fishy taste associated with Omega-3 supplements. The pills smelled nice but left me with the very similar aftertaste that they advertised against.
Determined to finish the 30 day supply and avoid fishy burps during my workouts, I switched up the timing of my intake. Instead of taking them in the morning, I took them right before bed. 
Takeaways:
Placing your vitamins next to something you use every day can be really helpful. (Whether it be your coffee machine or next to your moisturizer)
Mint does a very poor job at masking vegan microalgae.
According to a study conducted by Ritual, it takes women 3 months to see a 43% increase in Vitamin C levels and a 41% increase in Omega-3 levels.
Multivitamins don’t work overnight. They don’t display shocking results in 30 days, either. Results come from patience and consistency. While I didn’t notice a difference in my hair, nails, or skin, it felt good to know that good things were happening behind the scenes.
 
 
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OUR MOST USED BEAUTY PRODUCTS

Alena’s Favorite Beauty Products

FARMACY
Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry
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TATCHA
The Water Cream
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TATCHA
The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
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BEAUTY COUNTER
Dew Skin Moisturizing
Coverage
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OLIO E OSSO
NO. 14 Dusty Rose
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JOEY HEALY
Brow Structure Clear Set
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BYREDO
Gypsy Water
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MARRAKESH
Argan & Hemp Oil
Hair Styling Elixir
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TATCHA
Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
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CAUDALIE
Beauty Elixir
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THAYERS
Witch Hazel
Facial Toner
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LANEIGE
Lip Glowy Balm
Pear
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Yves Saint Laurent
All Hours Concealer
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CAUDALIE
Micellar Cleansing Water
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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS
Brow Wiz
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Karen’s Favorite Beauty Products

SHISEIDO
Benefiance
Extra Cleansing Foam
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GLOSSIER
Boy Brow
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GLOSSIER
Solution Exfoliating
Skin Perfector
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SEPHORA
Cleansing & Exfoliating Wipes
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BELIF
The True Cream
Moisturizing Bomb
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GRANDE COSMETICS
GrandePRIMER
Pre-Mascara
Lengthener & Thickener
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JACK BLACK
Lip Balm – Natural Mint
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DRUNK ELEPHANT
C-Firma Vitamin C
Day Serum
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MARC JACOBS
Velvet Noir Major
Volume Mascara
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L’OREAL
Magic Skin Beautifier
BB Cream
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TOO FACED
Chocolate Soleil
Matte Bronzer
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URBAN DECAY
Stay Naked
Concealer
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BYREDO
Mojave Ghost
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BIOSSANCE
Squalane + Marine Algae
Eye Cream
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SOL DE JANEIRO
Brazilian Bum Bum
Cream
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FUN THINGS TO DO WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING

1. Go to the movies virtually
Get your snacks ready because Amazon is offering currently playing in theatre releases on Prime Video
2. Stay hydrated
Up your water intake to keep your head clear and improve circulation. Squeeze some lemon, or throw in some oranges for an extra boost of vitamin C
3. DIY Facemasks
“Take an egg, crack it into a bowl, add a little bit of honey, mix it together and put it on your face till it’s dry, and wash it off”
– Hailey Bieber
4. Download the app Tik-Tok and learn a trending dance
You don’t have to be a professional dancer to learn these moves. Break a little sweat and feel accomplished when you nail down the steps
5. Get dressed for the day
Yes, you. Brushing your hair and changing into bright colors can be a serious mood booster
6. Make a fun cocktail or pour yourself a glass of wine
If you enjoy indulging in one or two glasses, treat yourself to a happy hour, or pour a glass while cooking dinner
7. Do a Chopped Challenge
Transform the most random ingredients in your fridge into an appetizing course. Discover your own creativity or rank your significant other’s creations!
8. Binge watch a movie series
Go old school with Harry Potter, romantic with 50 Shades of Gray, or family-friendly with Shrek
9. Doodle
Remember that time you were bored in math class? You didn’t plan what to draw, but with little thought you could fill up a whole page. Grab a pencil, paintbrush, or colored markers and get to work
10. Give yourself a manicure or pedicure
Dear nail salons, we miss you. We may not be as skilled as our beloved specialists, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to pamper ourselves!
11. Make a vision board
Cut out old magazines or print out images and make a collage that represents your dreams. This is a great activity to remind ourselves that the future holds happiness
12. Have a social date with co-workers
Relive lunches and post-work happy hours with: Zoom, Facetime, Google Meet, Netflix Hangouts or House Party app
13. Update your resume or Linked-In profile
How long has it been since you looked at that thing? Use your free time to give it a refresher
14. Tend to your plants or grow something new
With soil, an old pot or container, and seeds, you can grow something beautiful. If you’re afraid that you don’t have a green thumb, try a smart garden
15. Pass time with a book or E-Book
This is a great way to get lost in another world or learn something new about your own world
Check out our reading list!
16. Move your body, everybody
So many great trainers and influencers are offering free work out videos that you can do with no equipment. Our favorites include Madfit youtube videos, Meganroup live Instagram dance sessions, and Rachaelgoodeats HIT Instagram uploads
17. Support your favorite small businesses
We love:
Birthday candles, custom scented to your astrological sign.
Ethically made T-Shirts
Super coffees, spiked with MCT oil
18. Embrace a morning routine
Create a routine that you can look forward to. 8 am seems a little brighter when it’s followed by a cup of Nespresso with coconut milk foam and a few cat cow stretches
19. Tune into a podcast
Mix things up with a podcast when you’re tired of your playlist or would like to take your mind off of a tedious cleaning task. Here are some of our favorites
20. Call your loved ones
Whether they’re in the city, suburbs, or halfway across the world, their lives have been disrupted. A simple call to a loved one can get your mind off of your own situation. Tell them you miss them, see what you can do to help, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it
21. Make a gratitude list
See if you can reach 30! Focus on positive thoughts. These can be as random or as focused as you like
22. Watch a docuseries
Please tell us you’ve seen The Tiger King
23. Sharpen your cooking skills 
Find a recipe you love, throw on an apron, and flip a page in a cookbook
K&A’s Netflix cooking show favorites: Salt Fat Acid Heat, Ugly Delicious, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, and Top Chef
24. Meditate
Find a comfortable, quiet place and turn on your favorite guided meditation. Here are some of our go-tos (Link to our post with guided mediations)
25. Play a board game
Our favorite is scrabble. There’s a mobile app version too
26. Learn a new language
We signed up for Rosetta stone. Vis ta vie
27. Take an online course
Class central is offering free online courses including Buddhism and Modern Psychology
28. Change your phone wallpaper
Remind yourself to be happy every time you glance at your phone.
29. Give your pets attention
Our furry friends are so grateful that we’re home! Teach your pet a new trick and get some fresh air, if you can avoid contact with others safely
30. Clean your closet or pantry
Long overdue!
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