Friday, 14 September 2012

Weekly Love: Week 116

Greetings from Los Angeles! Today marks the end of my first week in California, and I must say it has been pretty amazing. Aside from settling into my new apartment with my amazing roommates, getting to know my neighbourhood and getting myseld orientated with the UCLA campus I've taken day trips to my local mall (we all know how much I love to shop!), Beverly Hills and another local neighbourhood called Brentwood which has some great food places and lovely indie stores. Also, I just wanted to thank all of you for your messages of good luck for LA and UCLA, and all your lovely messages hoping that I've been enjoying it so far - I cannot begin to describe how much it all means to me to hear from you guys, so thank you so much!
1. Look familiar? This is where I went on Tuesday. | 2. I adore this cute bear honey bottle from Trader Joe's. It really wins the awesome American find of the week award! | 3. If your name is Rachel Phipps all roads lead to Westfield. My new local is the one in Century City. I may have made a sneaky J Crew purchase there. | 4. I visited one of the Sugar Paper, Los Angeles stores - everything was so pretty! I picked up some cards for friends and family, and I took lots of photos in store - you can see them in this blog post here. | 5. Obviously I had to check out Rodeo Drive when I was in Beverly Hills. Think Bond Street where everyone is tanned and with a lot of palm trees! | 6. The totally delicious Kosher Hot Dog with Red Onion and Sweet Relish with Sweet Potato Fries and Chipotle Mayo on the side from Barney's Gourmet Burgers at Brentwood Country Mart - an amazing shopping area with some pretty cute indie stores, including the other outpost of Sugar Paper.

I'm going to try to do this a bit differently this season, and separate my picks from the Fashion Week coverage into a separate section of 'Weekly Love' - here are my picks from New York Fashion Week, expect dispaches about London and Paris to follow (I'm never really that bothered with Milan...)

What you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I think my weekend is going to be pretty chilled, as my orientation starts early Monday! 


  1. So glad you're having fun already! Lady luck must be on your side, sometimes getting used to a new place can be very distressing. (And I love those bear bottles! Oh so American, I remember asking for a bear shaped honey bottle non-stop when I was a kid and I don't even like honey that much. Oh the pretty packaging, the things you do to me.) And I'll give that DIY nail stain removing a try soon, it might be a good treatment for my poor nails suffering from the strings and typing and nail polishes.

    And you should have seen my face when I read the Renoir news. Lucky buggers.

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  3. It's great that you enjoy your first week of stay, atleast that's a good sign.:)

    That is such a cute honey bottle! Sometimes pretty packaging have an edge to try their product.

  4. It's great that you enjoy your first week of stay, atleast that's a good sign.:) haha..

  5. I kinda wish it was me too, but I know if it was it would not have been as nice a story - I studied art history so I'd like to think I'd have known what it was on the spot, then I would not have had that pleasant surprise later on!

  6. Hope your enjoying ! It all looks so amazing :)

    Beautiful Dreams

  7. You know how to combine: strength, style and classy.

  8. I live around the area!!! :)

  9. I was so excited when I saw your first weekly love from LA pop up in my bloglovin. And yes: of course London is fashion capital of the world.

  10. I loveeeeee your follower here i am! haha. Great pictures, and sounds like your having an amazing time. Yet making me so jealous with those sweet potato chips!!!


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  13. This looks like so much fun, I am more and more jealous with each post!

    Maria xxx