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The Best $25 Mani/Pedi Places in Los Angeles: 3 Neighborhoods, 3 Salons

This is a very personal and potentially contentious topic that could (ahem) get the claws to come out. People who are salon loyal will have other opinions and will think mine are lame, and will quietly roll their eyes (mentally) and pity me.

But I characterize myself as 1) committed to nice nails, 2) having rather high expectations for salons, 3) not interested in paying more than I have to, and 4) selectively lazy as hell and willing to go to great lengths to avoid a schlep or parking drama. That said, here are my picks for three amazing places to get a great mani/pedi in the three neighborhoods I know well: Westwood (where I used to live), Beverly Hills (near our new home in Carthay Square), and West Hollywood (walking distance from Equinox, where I work out). Without ado:  Continue Reading

Our new bar

Bought it Online: Our Cool New Vintage-y Bar Cart That’s Not Actually a Cart

I’m pretty excited about this: our new bar.

So rewind. We moved into this little (little) 1936 Spanish home in the Carthay Square area of Los Angeles. We’re still newlywed-ish, and I was excited to give our first-ever home an actual design P.O.V. beyond the hodgepodge of our former condo, which didn’t actually communicate any messages except “we just moved in together and what you see here is the stuff that Goodwill wouldn’t take or I was too sentimental to give away even though it doesn’t make any sense in here.” Continue Reading