Nestled in the heart of Downtown, Los Angeles, Q Restaurant sets the tone for omakase experience. Not exactly knowing what we were in for, we entered the restaurant and the host seated us in what felt like a waiting area. Low playing music and minimal decor, I felt as if I had entered the living room of a home set in Japan. It felt intimate, comfortable and exciting.
We waited for a few moments, then we were asked to sit at the sushi bar. I noticed everyone being seated
Living in California, Mexican food is a plenty. Los Angeles is over saturated with this cuisine, so I have avoided it more recently as I have overloaded myself on tacos and rice. However, for this date night, I decided to give in to the temptations of the spicy nations delights and hit up Cocina Condesa. Located in Studio City, it felt like a mini escape from the busy city life. We started with the Street Corn (pictured), the Condesa Queso (picture) and the Fried Sweet Pl
Let's talk TipTalk - a newly launched app that connects the general public to major online and celebrity influencers through a messaging service. Recently I stopped by the launch event to speak to one of the creators of TipTalk. Zach Melamed is an avid app creator whose success has lead him to creating numerous of technology based platforms such as LaunchRock, which was acquired by Funable.com. With any of these ideas, the most interesting part is the inspiration and what pr
Cellars is Allene Norton’s synthpop solo project. Her latest album Phases (released by Manifesto and produced by L.A.’s own lionized weirdo Ariel Pink) is not just new, but refreshing and invigorating. Trying to describe the sound of Cellars is easiest if comparing it to obvious '80s influences such as Madonna and Prince. In fact, during her recent live set I saw at El Cid in L.A. two songs were covers: “Purple Rain” in honor of Prince’s passing, and Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.
Graffiti is everywhere - every street corner, every mailbox, every subway station. But do you ever really take the time to look at what has been written on the walls? If you take a moment, you may just find some pretty incredible artwork. Graffiti artists and “writers” have been expressing their artistic viewpoint in the wee hours of the morning, when no one is around, and pretty quickly to avoid getting caught, for decades. One of these talented artists is the extremely anon
California Cowboy Modern meets functional. For lack of a better word, I am OBSESSED with these shirts. So many pockets, with fleece lining, this top is perfect for layering. Take it camping or hiking, or oceanfront while watching a sunset, it suits all settings well. With an array of fun designs and colors, it's a great piece for any ensemble. shop here AVI-8 Watches These watches are perfect for the adventurous type. Its compass like face and interchangeable strap will
Close friend and confidant Bo Barnes is quickly becoming LA's most in fashionable crystal healer. We've known him for years as the bubbly and hilarious over the top fashion boy, but his latest path has left us wanting to find out more. Settled in Downtown LA, owner of the quirkily named company "Calm Down, Please," Bo gave me some insight into where it all began. "I come from a lineage of intuitive or you could even say gifted people. I've had paranormal experiences my whole
David Brookton is a photographer based in Denver, Colorado, who had a brief stint of living in Los Angeles. While he was here, we were able to catch a word with him before he exited gracefully from the Golden State. His shy demeanor was surprising based on the handsome photos we caught on his Instagram, but once we were able to make him comfortable, we were excited about how much he opened up. As an LGBT advocate, he was incredibly inspiring, sharing his insecurities he has d
I discovered LA songstress vōx on Pigeons & Planes’ “Best of October” playlist. Among many gems (check out this playlist for real), her intoxicating track “Your Vice,” produced by Dylan Brady, jumped out at me as an enticing lovechild between FKA Twigs and Lykke Li. Read my conversation with vōx, née Sarah Winters, below. Labeling Men: When and how did you start making music? vōx: As a child, I would write songs on the piano. My teacher encouraged me to learn how to notate th