Black and White

IMG_8627This is my attempt to try to stay cool, yet edgy chic, while existing in Los Angeles. Also, the front tuck – business in the front, party in the back – is one of my favorite ways to style a top and pants together. It is a way to define your waist, without making it the focal point. To add, the shorts used to be pants, but I decided to cut them because I couldn’t find black cutoffs that I liked…DIY fact.
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Short Sleeve Blouse / Booties / Fedora / Studded Cutoffs / Sunglasses

Restaurant Review: Daily Dose Cafe

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Restaurant Name: Daily Dose Cafe
Location: 1820 Industrial St #104, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Halfsies Rating: ★★★★☆
Halfsies Bank: $$$
Great for: Brunch, quick bites, outdoor dining, groups

What I loved: Fresh juices, daily specials, large portions, ambience

What I’d improve: Parking can be tricky and combos get a little pricey

What I’d recommend: The “white juice”, nutella mocha, and farmer sandwich

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Above: Nutella Mocha & “White Juice” (coconut water, coconut meat, bananas, dates)

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Above: Kale couscous

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Above: The Farmer Sandwich (Vegetarian and stuffed with goodness! This makes any carnivore happy to forego meat)

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Above: The Butcher Sandwich (Dijon mustard with sopressata and pickles)

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Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Daily Dose Cafe is super artsy. Rustic exposed brick and an overgrowth of verdure and flowers define the cafe’s “look”, while untreated woods make for great art pieces and mismatched tables. The  Cafe is located in an alley full of light – there are candles to line the walkways and brighten tables, string lights are laced overhead, and vintage chandeliers hang along the ivy. While most guests sit outside along the narrow alley, there are options for indoor seating as well.

Beyond the atmosphere and decor of the place, the food is delish. The menu is super simple, totally fresh, and LA-healthy.

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Restaurant Review: Daily Dose Cafe

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Restaurant Name: Daily Dose Cafe
Location: 1820 Industrial St #104, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Halfsies Rating: ★★★★☆
Halfsies Bank: $$$
Great for: Brunch, quick bites, outdoor dining, groups

What I loved: Fresh juices, daily specials, large portions, ambience

What I’d improve: Parking can be tricky and combos get a little pricey

What I’d recommend: The “white juice”, nutella mocha, and farmer sandwich

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Above: Nutella Mocha & “White Juice” (coconut water, coconut meat, bananas, dates)

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Above: Kale couscous

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Above: The Farmer Sandwich (Vegetarian and stuffed with goodness! This makes any carnivore happy to forego meat)

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Above: The Butcher Sandwich (Dijon mustard with sopressata and pickles)

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Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Daily Dose Cafe is super artsy. Rustic exposed brick and an overgrowth of verdure and flowers define the cafe’s “look”, while untreated woods make for great art pieces and mismatched tables. The  Cafe is located in an alley full of light – there are candles to line the walkways and brighten tables, string lights are laced overhead, and vintage chandeliers hang along the ivy. While most guests sit outside along the narrow alley, there are options for indoor seating as well.

Beyond the atmosphere and decor of the place, the food is delish. The menu is super simple, totally fresh, and LA-healthy.

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EightyTwo Barcade

Bar + Arcade = Barcade

Eightytwo  opened March 21st in the Arts District of DTLA, and let me tell ya, it is AWESOME. You don’t need to be a gamer to have an enjoyable experience, because there is enough room to play classic arcade games, drink, and mingle. There is also a DJ table setup for the late night crowd, and a large outdoor courtyard between the two gaming rooms for those who want to give their fingers a break. Overall, it is an excellent addition to the community and recommend that you check it out! Bring your quarters!

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Restaurant Review: LeKa

Restaurant Name: LeKa
Location: 800 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Halfsies Rating: ★★★★☆
Halfsies Bank: $$$
Genre: Contemporary French-Californian
Great for: Working lunch, meetings

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LeKa is a go-to spot for my team, as it’s an easy block away from our DTLA office and offers a fantastic array of unique dishes. The restaurant puts an up-scale twist on common plates like salmon, pizza, burgers, and more. Since we’re regulars here, we were invited to stop by for a tasting of some new menu items. Check it out and I’m sure you’ll be drooling like we were! It’s no wonder we love this place.

What I loved: Filling lunch that won’t leave you in an afternoon food-coma; great ambience

What I’d improve: A little pricey for the everyday

What I’d recommend: Curried cauliflower soup, brussel sprouts, grilled pork belly meatballs, brioche bread pudding 

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