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Wine-Loving Angelenos on a Budget, Here’s Why the Andaz West Hollywood May Become Your Favorite Hotel!

May 28, 2015

wine_skyelyfeIt’s nice enough when hotels host complimentary social hours for their guests, but Andaz West Hollywood takes things a step further and not only hosts monthly wine tastings for its patrons, but also, local residents like myself are more than welcome to take in an early evening of full-sized wine pours and appetizers galore.

I went to my first Andaz wine tasting earlier this month and it was no joke. A few of my girlfriends and I enjoyed a leisurely two hours of sipping and sitting around in the upscale lounge area of the hotel catching up, while also learning about an array of different wines. Oh, and did I mention an episode of Love & Hip Hop was filming simultaneously? Now if that doesn’t sell you, I don’t know what will.Andaz

In addition, the chic boutique hotel – located on Sunset, right near The Mondrian, Sunset Tower and other trendy spots in my favorite part of Los Angeles – also hosts complimentary cultural events (which also involve – you guessed it – wine). On June 3, for example, Andaz will kick off its photography exhibition showcasing the works of young artist James Marcus Haney. From 7pm-9pm that night, guests can nosh on appetizers, sip on those boozy, grape-based beverages and take in tunes from a live DJ.

And just in case you were wondering about the next wine tasting, it’s on June 10, from 5pm-7pm. I look forward to clinking glasses with you then (and on the 3rd)!

Music

In Recovery Mode from Memorial Day Weekend Festivities? Relax with These 13 New Tracks!

May 26, 2015

ASTR-Activate-Me-SkyelyfeWhether you went to Lightning In a Bottle festival or simply spent the weekend BBQing with friends, chances are you’re a little worn out after the weekend that honors those who have died fighting for our country. And hey, I don’t blame you. Hitting up Rhonda‘s #RHONDESIA disco party at the Mondrian in West Hollywood could not have been a better way to enjoy my Sunday, but it definitely took a lot out of me.

So, what better way to decompress after a wild holiday weekend than with some new music to sort through on the day back to work?

Luckily, two of my absolute favorite acts Goldroom and ASTR each have some new material, while Troye Sivan makes a little cameo on Zedd‘s new album with “Papercut” and Birdee‘s “B-Love” takes me back to the vibe of this weekend’s dance party.

Check out the playlist of 13 new songs below, which also include songs by Rico Love, Tame Impala and Kraak & Smaak :

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Beauty Angelenos

A Gem of a Night: Jewelry Browsing Under the Moonlight

August 7, 2014

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and the jewels were on full display at Relevant Relations‘ and WeLikeYouLove‘s third Full Moon Bazaar event at Skybar at the Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood mid-July.

While it’s hard to complain about any nighttime pool party in general, it was an added bonus that there was a sponsored vodka bar and I was able to support some of my favorite people’s own lines and clients. My pals at Rapparound PR were there with Samilynn jewelry, which was out with some of the most beautiful – yet still simple – necklaces I have seen in a while. Many of the pieces were made of energy stones, which is always an instant sell for me.

I was also stoked to check out the latest collection of my good friend Heather BettsHaute Betts line. It amazes me how she produces her line so quickly, but with such quality and detail. She gifted me with her brand new cupcake bracelet that night, and I have barely taken it off since!

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