Last Thursday evening I headed to Bar Mateo to celebrate Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant's dress collaboration with Black Halo. It was the perfect evening (other than that I was wearing heels and Bar Mateo is a big gravel courtyard) I wore the Avis dress, below are some other stunners. 
Congratulations Janie!

Janie Bryant x Black Halo Avis Dress // Steve Madden Heels

Shot in Downtown Los Angeles

Photo Credit: Mark Champion



 The first half of this year has flown by like magic, don't you agree? One of my resolutions for the year was to start living my life with more awareness and intention and I've done a good job of it so far. I've been finishing up projects, starting new ones and checking things off my to-do list left and right.

 It's always easy for me to commit to work but for the month of August I decided on a different intention: rest and relaxation. Before I head off to NYFW and the holiday season approaches (yes I just said the holiday season) I want to take a full month to chill out. I dreamed of going to Europe and literally disappearing but unfortunately there are too many things around LA that need some of my attention. Although a full blown month away is proving elusive, this August I will be trimming my schedule any way I can and giving myself the go ahead to take more beach days, read more books, drink more margaritas and enjoy the last month of summer before it slips away.

Vintage Overalls // Reformation (similar) Top // Vans Sneakers // Rovi Moss Bag // Quay Sunnies 

Shot in Joshua Tree, CA

Photo Credit: Mark Champion 



I'm always up for a weekend retreat. Sometimes a little getaway to somewhere not too far but just far enough away is just what you need to allow your mind to wander elsewhere and relax. Palm Springs, Catalina Island, or maybe Big Sur? How about a slightly different vibe? Try Lake Tahoe, Joshua Tree, or Idyllwild.

I have to remind myself, California is far more than Los Angeles. Let's explore!
Charlie Negron


Whether you are looking for a desert hideaway or a relaxing weekend poolside under a private cabana, Palm Springs is the place to be. Enjoy your stay at Sparrows Lodge for a cozier getaway or, for a more trendy vibe, check out the Avalon Hotel.




Check into the Big Sur Cabin, among other cottages and lodges at Glen Oaks, for a homey stay surrounded by nature.



Whether you'd like to spend your time at the spa, enjoying the hotels amenities, or would rather be a bit more adventurous, kayaking and paddle boarding, a trip to Lake Tahoe is the move.