Los Angeles based designers and sisters, Carine (left) and Arda (right) founded a boutique line of bags and jewelry, which initially began as an outlet of self expression, eventually leading to the establishment of Arda Marie Jewelry and Tannery LA. Each of the collections are filled with simple and versatile pieces — leathers, stones, and metallics, that are great for any occasion! Be sure to check out their work at Unique LA in December!
Blog Name: London, Like the city
Nickname: Lond, Londy, Londo, Londonbridges
Why did you start blogging? I first started food blogging in college, but then realized I wanted a creative outlet to document and share all of my interests, fun projects and favorite things.
How did you come up with the name, ‘London, Like the City’? I wanted a blog name that tied to my own name so it could grow with me as my focus and interests changed. I end up having to say “like the city” all the time when meeting new people or ordering coffee, so it stuck .
What has been the highlight of your blogging career so far? All of the creative friends and people I’ve met that I never would have came across without the blog world! I also got to attend some fun events this year, like the LuckyFABB Conference and Bloguettes workshop. And of course, getting to collaborate with cool brands I love is always exciting.
Where do you get your inspiration? Pinterest, long drives, the beach.
What is the mantra for your blog? “London, Like the City” is a San Diego-based healthy lifestyle diary that celebrates everything from food and DIY projects to stylized living and holistic health. It’s a creative place to document my interests, inspiration, and journey to finding balance & purpose as a twenty-something!
Fun 5 (Five Random ‘Unrelated to Blogging’ Questions):
1. Guilty pleasure: chocolate & online shopping
2. Man Crush Monday: Jude Law all day
3. Summer Anthem: I’m still figuring it out….but I’ve got Katy Perry Birthday, MKTO Classic (that should actually be my guilty pleasure) and everything Haim & Sam Smith on repeat right now.
5. Fantasy Celeb BFF: Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis, Shailene Woodley