Now that Spring has sprung I feel a giant itch to reenergize my space and make it feel more "SoCal." I reached out to Costa Mesa-based interior designer Kelly Shannon of K Shan Design for some tips, tricks and inspiration.
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It's no secret that Mexican cuisine reigns supreme in SoCal, which is why I couldn't resist the opportunity to show some Latin love to one of our favorite California-based, Mexican-inspired food blogs, ¡Hola! Jalapeño, and one of the yummiest dessert recipes on the Internet - a Rum-Roasted Pineapple!!!
My move to Los Angeles was 20 years in the making. I'm not kidding! But, as they say, timing is everything. This journey has taught me so many things - about life in general, about the challenges of moving to a new country, and most importantly, about myself.
Los Angeles is one of those cities that you either love or hate. I'm one of those people that not only loves it but thinks it is the best city in the world. It appears I am not alone. A drive through the city's vast labyrinth of neighborhoods reveals giant public displays of affection designed by some of LA's most renowned street artists.
Two of my favorite places—California and Italy—became one this past weekend when Eataly, the Mario Batali-led Italian marketplace, opened in Los Angeles at the Westfield Century City shopping mall.