Weekend To-Do


Buy a great pair of fall boots that you love (image via DevonRachel.com)


Take a moment to figure out how to re-energize your life (image via BeautySweetSpot.com)


Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers, just because they’re pretty (image via CheetahIsTheNewBlack.com)


Make this dairy-free pumpkin spice smoothie (image via Brit.co)


Pair two unexpected colors together (image via HarpersBazaar.com)

sock bun

Throw your hair up into a quick sock bun; it’s super chic (image via Pinterest)

3 LA Bloggers Giving The Cat-Lady Stereotype A Run For Its Money

cool cat ladies

So, I can’t take credit for this genius story idea but, let me tell you, I’m way into it.  I saw this post on Refinery29 a few weeks back and thought “um, I NEED to do this with my LA blogger friends” because, as I’m sure you know, cats get a lot of shit.  Look, I love dogs, I really do, but cats are way cleaner, smarter and are just as fun (most of the time).  My Gemma and Gea provide me with endless hours of entertainment, love and affection…so, with that said, here are three LA bloggers (including me!) who are awesome, stylish and also happen to own a cat or cats, plural.  Take that.

(Left to right)


When and where did you get your cats?

Our cats started out as my then boyfriend’s (now husband’s) cats. They were both adopted in NY. I came into the relationship with my adopted dog Hayden – who felt very left out during this photo shoot 🙂

If your cats were human, what would be their fashion staples?

Dakota (the grey Russian Blue Mix girl cat) would have to have a faux fur coat she wore everywhere and lots of jewelry…she’s definitely a diva! Gazpacho (the orange Tabby boy cat) would always wear suspenders…he’s a nerd.

If your cats had a blog, what would they be called?

“Delightfully Dakota” and “Gazpacho – Not Just Cold Soup”

Why did you choose your cats’ names?  Is there a special meaning?

My husband choose Dakota just because he liked the way it sounded and it seemed to fit her. Before he adopted Gazpacho, he had seen that name on a menu and thought “that would make an awesome cat name” so when he adopted the orange Tabby his name was already picked out.

What are the weirdest things your cats do?

Dakota loves to suck on ears!  Gazpacho is just super nervous all the time…it’s hilarious.

If your cats could speak, what would they say?

Dakota would demand lipstick and Gazpacho would tell everyone to calm down.

Do your cats get annoyed about how much time you spend blogging? 

YES! Dakota jumps in my lap all the time when I’m blogging and Gazpacho will look up at me and meow super loud until I give him attention.


When and where did you get your cats?

I rescued them both (they’re mom and daughter!) from a foster family in the Hollywood Hills, right next door to Chris Brown’s graffiti house– not kidding. (holding Gea in the photo)

If your cats were human, what would be their fashion staples?

Hmmm, I can see Gemma in a maxi dress…yeah, I’ll go with that.  And Gea?  Gea is totally tall and has long legs so I can totally see her wearing some cutoff jean shorts.

If your cats had a blog, what would they be called?

Probably their nicknames: “Gemma Angel” and “Gea Ballerina.”

Why did you choose your cats’ names?  Is there a special meaning?

I always really like the names Gemma and Gea (with the Italian spelling) and I also wanted to honor my previous cat, Angel, who passed away in December 2011 at almost 17 years old.  Gea sort of adopted “Ballerina” as a middle name because she danced while she walked when I first took her home.  It was the CUTEST THING EVER.

What are the weirdest things that your cats do?

There are SO many things.  Gemma licks everything (and constantly) and Gea likes to crawl under the rug.  It’s cute, yet kind of weird.

If your cats could speak, what would they say?

Gemma would definitely tell me that she needs more attention (she doesn’t) and Gea would ask what time lunch is being served.

Do your cats get annoyed about how much time you spend blogging? 

YES but mostly Gemma.  She can’t just sit on my lap while I’m working…no, that’s not good enough.  Gemma needs to either sit ON my laptop or claw at my hands while I type.  I’m obsessed with her.


When and where did you get your cat?

I got Stella a little over 2 years ago when I lived in Texas. She was the runt of the litter and (as hard as it is to believe) no one wanted her! When I first set eyes on the sweet angel, she was passed out in a teeny tiny ball. Some things never change!

 If your cat was a human, what would be her fashion staple?

I love this question! Stella already sports a orange leather collar with crystal embellishments (she has to be chic at all times) but if she could wear actual clothes, I think her staple would be a girly dress with big sunglasses. She’s such a diva.

If your cat had a blog, what would it be called?

I’ve often thought about starting a blog for her! Gosh, I am such a cat lady. It would be called “Stella Says.”

 Why did you choose your cat’s name?  Is there a special meaning?

My cat’s name actually does have a special meaning. My all time favorite band is The Beatles. I grew up listening to them with my Dad so they are very special to me. I also love fashion, obviously. Stella McCartney is a major favorite designer of mine and she happens to be Paul McCartney’s daughter. Put two and two together. That’s how I got my angel’s name!

What’s the weirdest thing your cat does?

Where do I start? I think the absolute weirdest thing she’s done is climb up my blinds in my living room and hung out for a while. She’s also been spotted acting a fool on cat nip.

If your cat could speak, what would she say?

If she could speak, she would most likely demand me to get her a lounging chair for the patio. Unfortunately that will not happen because I live on the first floor and she cannot be trusted.

Does your cat get annoyed about how much time you spend blogging?

She definitely does. When she’s really had it, Stella climbs up on my desk and physically sits on my computer. Little brat!



Tuesday Web Candy

Tuesday Web Candy

I’m obsessed with this notebook that Devon discovered – DevonRachel

I’ve always known how much I love Nicole Richie but this video, where she discusses FLOWERS, is hilarious – Refinery29

I have an odd curiosity about this new Mercedes nail polishYahoo!

Here’s a list of 20 things that CHANEL suggests you wear to the beach this summer (I’m IN) – Buzzfeed

My girl LC (Lauren Conrad) has some good tips on how to attend a wedding on a budgetLaurenConrad

An interesting trial of Gwenyth Paltrow’s dietNYMag

I love this DIY neon tassle necklaceStripesandSequins

I might need one of these number necklaces…just saying – CheetahIsTheNewBlack