My Favorite Hair Salon in LA

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Yesterday’s Haircut

It may sound silly to say, but it is very important to find a trustworthy and reliable hair salon, something which I lacked upon moving to LA. Eventually, after sifting through piles of Yelp reviews I stumbled upon my new favorite place, The Hair Parlor on 8th.

I first went to the Hair Parlor on 8th back in September to get a much-needed hair cut, and since then I find that I am reluctant to go anywhere else. Apart from the amazing results, I really just feel in love with the whole art deco-esque atmosphere there. It’s the sweetest little place just blocks away from Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile and Museum Row.

Most importantly, however, what ultimately made me want to keep coming back was my first and now reoccurring stylist, Amanda. It turns out we both had moved to LA from New York on the same exact day back in August and it was really comforting to have met her especially when I first moved out here. What struck me the most was that a few days after my first visit, I received a postcard in the mail from her thanking me for coming in and celebrating our East Coast Bond. That gesture alone was so incredibly sweet and meaningful to me.

If you’re in need of a salon or just want to venture somewhere new, I highly recommend the Hair Parlor on 8th.

Have a wonderful Sunday,

x Kaitlin

Favorite Places: Colorado

This weekend I was lucky enough to visit family in Aspen and ski for a a few days. By far, Colorado is one of my all-time favorite states to travel to. It’s exquisitely beautiful and majestic, while also feeling quaint.

One you visit, you’ll instantly fall in love. It all starts when you see it for the fist time. There’s this feeling that you get while you’re riding the ski lift. When you look back behind you and there you are instantly awestruck by the vastness of the Rocky Mountains and the untapped beauty that is humbly sitting before your eyes. This may seem like exaggerated praise, but the feelings are very much real. There’s truly nothing like this view, or at least out of anything I’ve witnessed.

We spent most of our time in Snowmass, which is much larger and more diverse than Aspen Mountain I would say, but they’re both incredible. The weather was warm enough to ski down with an unzipped jacket and the conditions were perfect. I definitely want to escape to Snowmass in the near future to continue to explore the different peaks and trails that this mountain has to offer.

If you go anywhere in Colorado, to ski that is, head over to my OG favorite, Beaver Creek Mountain (in the Vail area), or continue onto Snowmass/Aspen. Either will not disappoint. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

Have a wonderful week loves,

Kaitlin x

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Brunch of Champions

Brunch is probably my favorite meal… you get to sleep in, the food choices are unique and delicious, and it’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning. Eventually I would like to compile both my favorite brunch spots in New York and LA. I seriously have passion for trying new places and giving people recommendations. My goal seems as though I would like to become walking Zagat book.

Anyways, this past Sunday I went for my first brunch since coming to USC (exactly three months to this day), which should be considered a crime in LA… right?

We decided to try out Zinc in the arts district of DTLA and it was incredible. There was not an item on the menu that didn’t sound delicious, which is why I will be returning back here often. It was just wonderful and I highly recommend!

Also, I am super excited to be retiring back for to NY in almost 6 days!

Happy (early) Thanksgiving loves,

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Thursday at Jon Bellion

This past Thursday I went back to the Wiltern to see Jon Bellion along with two of my roommates. And when I say this concert was absolutely mind-blowing, I am not exaggerating because it was  beautiful and full of passion and soul. Just incredible.

This show was a part of his Human Condition Tour and he performed multiple songs from that album, including some of my favorites like “All time Low,” “80’s Films,” “Maybe IDK,” and “Guillotine” with Travis Mendes, along with several others. And the best part of the show was that each song was performed with just sheer passion for music and life, which sounds super cliche, but there’s really no other way to describe it.

Bellion is also a fellow Long Island native, so seeing him succeed and perform with such talent makes me even more proud to be from Long Island. He represents us well. Oh and I forgot to mention, he literally brought out Logic during his encore set. LOGIC. The crowd obviously went crazy (myself included). Meanwhile THE Ansel Elgort was clearly enjoying the show standing behind us in the sound booth. My only question at that point was “what is my life?”

I don’t have a wide selection of pictures, which just goes to show you how much I enjoyed this show. I highly recommend to anyone to go out and see his show. Not only to witness great music, but also to appreciate his pure talent and passion for what he does.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK (STAY WOKE)

x Kaitlin

P.S. It’s time to make history… I don’t want to get too political, but go out and make a difference… VOTE! img_6284img_6315img_6320img_6331

My Room

I’ve debated about doing this post for a while now, but I’ve decided to share it now. I’ve always loved decorating, which I probably get from my mom who does this for a living. But, I just love decorating with pieces that are memorable and pretty, so as a result my style can sometimes look cluttered, pretty clutter that is.

When I decorated my room at home, I spent a lot of time going to antique stores near my house to find things to decorate my shelves with. I also found a ton of books as well (mostly about Paris, Audrey Hepburn, and Jane Austen novels). So, my shelves at home are primarily books (that I have read), photos, and antique bowls/ perfume bottles. And, I wanted to translate that vibe to my room here in LA. I took many pieces from my room at home and I picked up a few new ones along the way. I made sure to bring some of my favorite books and pictures to make it  feel somewhat like home.

So here are a few pictures from my dorm room here at USC… Enjoy!

Enjoy the week and stay healthy friends 🙂 ,

x Kaitlin

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Blankets from home for an overly comfortable bed
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Favorite place on earth making an appearance

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(Pretty) clutter

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Necessary Paris Map + Polaroids

 

Boston Adventures

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This past weekend I was lucky enough to travel back to the East Coast and go to Boston. I got to spend the most beautiful weekend with Brandon and fit many adventures into such a short time.

I got to see a beautiful fall beginning in Boston, which is one of the many things that I miss being out here (which I celebrated by throwing leaves everywhere… totally normal). Boston is honestly such an incredible city. The buildings and the old streets, and the food. We had the most amazing time together and I’m so happy I was able to go.

I do wish I could’ve spent more time in Boston, but it just means more time and more adventures for later on. I really miss the East Coast, though, but I’ll be back home in less than a month and I’m beyond thrilled to be traveling back there very soon.

Thank you for the most amazing weekend, love

x Kaitlin

P.S. Happy Monday 🙂

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I didn’t actually take this… but PC to Luke
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Reunited part deux
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Spot the perfect piano placement
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