MY STYLE: Chic and minimalist. I gravitate to clean, classic lines that are sophisticated but not fussy.
I LOVE LA BECAUSE: There are spectacular restaurants and incredible museums. I love the architecture and history, the grit and the glamour. It's an exciting place for children, with its richly diverse population and culture. There is endless art, music and more to amuse and inspire them. Parks, farms, beaches, mountains and the desert are all just a short drive away.
Turquoise snakeskin banquets, toile wallpaper, a cup of coffee, and some jelly donuts on a marble coffee bar make LaMill a fun and quirky spot to enjoy a bite to eat (especially their homemade potato chips). Open on weekends only, stop into LaMill’s retail space where you can pick up a bag of house-roasted coffee or splurge on a $6,500 La Marzocco espresso machine.READ MORE
The largest art museum in the western United States recently expanded, creating the Broad Contemporary Art Museum to house (some of) Eli Broad’s famous collection, and to host exhilarating traveling exhibitions. LACMA’s Arts for the NexGen project is the only free youth membership program of its kind in the U.S. and features art classes and camps for kids of all ages. In addition, during museum hours, kids can visit the Boone Gallery to learn about brush painting and Korean art.READ MORE
The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
"I was twelve years old first time I went to the Dorothy Chandler, and was overwhelmed by its beauty, particularly the immaculate chandeliers," says Ashley Fauset of this hall in the Los Angeles Music Center. Over 3,000 seats look out onto the stage over four tiers. The incredible decor, chandeliers, and staircases make the performances all the more magical.READ MORE
This gorgeous Malibu beach has an extra special perk for moms: it's protected by the Lifeguard unit of the LA fire department. The incredible waves make it a hot spot for many surf competitions, and a large parking lot makes it less of a hassle than other Los Angeles beaches.READ MORE
Grow Kid Grow
This children's resale store is a great place to shop or sell. They have everything from clothing to toys to books and gear, and they won't just buy and resell just anything, so the offerings are in fantastic condition and the selection is wonderfully curated. There's an area devoted to maternity, so it's a great resource for moms-to-be as well!READ MORE