Monday, April 19, 2010

Quickie Before Work! COACHELLA recap...

Hello Fellow Los Angelinos/Readers!

Like the song, it is "just another manic Monday" isnt't it?

Well, for those of you who had the best weekends of your lives, (ehmm ehmm COACHELLA!) I wanted to hear about it. If you went any of the days, who was your favorite performer, or favorite ANYTHING that you would like to share. Was the line up as good as it seemed, or did some bands just suck? How was the crowd? Oh...soooo many questions to ask, but, I don't want to bombard you all with them...Just WRITE PLEASE!!!


Los Angelista

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It's My Favorite Place, and I Mean It!

It's My Favorite Place, and I Mean It!

This post is LONG overdue, but, since I'm in the mood to rant and give you guys something interesting to read, I thought I'd tell you guys about my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles.

Located in the heart of Downtown L.A., on the corner of 7th and Grand to be exact, you'll find a restaurant with minimal decor from the outside, but, once you take a peak inside the endless sea of windows that surround it, you won't think twice about entering.

Once inside, Bottega Louie will give you the illusion that you're definitely not in Los Angeles anymore. It's vast interior is filled with an essence of modernity, minimalism, and French inspired design. The architecture, adorable pastries, marketplace, bar, and amazing food makes Bottega Louie my favorite place that I've visited thus far in Los Angeles. I never knew the city held such a gem right in it's center.

If you're planning on visiting, make sure you try the Bianco Pizzaa (cheese + garlic + arugula = HEAVEN!) and the array of gelato from Bulgarini (to die for!). Go there with a group of friends for any meal and expect great service along with a hip atmosphere. Trust me, you'll be going back for more.

What about you guys? Have you guys been there? What's your favorite dish/How was your experience? If not, tell me what your favorite L.A. eatery is and I'll put it on my list of places to see! I appreciate any and all advice...Until then....


Los Angelista

P.S. My new favorite song, The XX - Heart Skipped A Beat...LISTEN TO IT!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Where have I been?

It seems like it's been ages since I've update you all since my last post! Unfortunately, academic life hasn't been so kind to me this semester, and I'm trying to stay as sane as possible throughout the duration of this semester!!

Well, since I've been in the midst of all things stressful and hectic, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss what keeps all of us "stress-less."

Here's what I've done to keep me on point and somewhat happy:

  1. Watch my sappy TV shows (Gossip Girl, 90210)...A persons drama is another persons pleasure, even if it's not reality!
  2. Go shopping. Who said retail therapy wasn't the best thing ever!
  3. Visiting local beaches. THANK YOU PACIFIC OCEAN! The smell, the sound, the environment, the people...need I say more?
  4. Listen to a good song. A song that keeps me time and puts a smile on my face, Temper Trap's "Sweet Disposition." Just plug those white earphones, close your eyes, and watch the clouds. Yah, that might sound fruity to some of you, but, if you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, heed my word and try it out.
  5. And finally, take time out of your day and spend it with the ones you love. My boyfriend is my rock and savior. He really keeps me in check and prevents me from going mad. Talk to someone that actually listens, encourages, and motivates you to do better. It's quite therapeutic. (Thanks Alessandro :D).

Now, my avid followers, tell me what to do to de-stress? Any good ideas and activities you engage in to lighten up? Let me know. I would love to add to my list!


Los Angelista