The city of Santa Monica has forever changed. Sedentary, sit-down lunches are now a thing of the past and on-the-go gourmet, cafeteria-style feasts are all the rage. That's right; a bit of New York noshing has trickled down to the West Coast thanks to the highly anticipated grand opening of The Market at Santa Monica Place. Read More
- NAME Valerie Friedrich
- BIO Food and fashion writer/blogger Valerie Friedrich developed her fervor for dining out and shopping from her father, who introduced her to Duck a l'Orange and the Kiehl's counter at Barney's at a very early age. Thanks to a delicious and fashionable childhood, the Los Angeles native acts as Beverly Hills magazine's dining guide aficionado and oversees her quirky lifestyle blog, I'm Starving.
Artcles By Valerie Friedrich
Up until now, Jewelry designer/sustainable practitioner Todd Reed has stuck to icing some pretty famous fingers, including those of Mrs. Obama. But, from May 6 through May 7, thanks to Abbot Kinney's intimate Altered Space Gallery, anyone can try on (and purchase) the Colorado-based artist's innovative treasures with their own two hands at an upcoming trunkshow. Read More
On Wednesday night, LA Fashion Collective corralled fashion PR forerunners, showroom owners, and taste-making hipsters inside Stone Rose Lounge at Sofitel Hotel to witness some of the city's most impressive, budding design talent. Styled by Amy Nicole Bernstein and Alison Carreon of Wardrobe Wear, models exhibited fall womenswear from Katie May, Alexx Jae & Millk, and Pleasure Doing Business. Read More
My favorite Westside haven for therapeutic trips to Sephora, pit stops at Louis Vuitton, and afternoon-perusing sessions at Bloomingdale's, will host a quaint and charitable evening of food sampling and wine sipping next Tuesday, April 12. Read More
Pasadena's private art asylum, Norton Simon Museum, has just a launched a new exhibition titled, Surface Truths: Abstract Painting in the Sixties, featuring the Abstract Expressionism movement in all of its rebellious glory. Read More