I grew up in Southern California but for as long as I can remember I'd wanted to move to New York and work for a magazine. Growing up, reading a lot, especially (reading/re-reading) Joan Didion's book of essays, "The White Album" convinced me I should be a writer. I ended up moving to the City right after college and working for Condé Nast Traveler and assisting three editors there. It was a learning experience though, and I always joke that it was there that I honed my tastes for California King beds and Pratesi linens since fancy hotel stays were (sometimes) a perk of the job. Since then, I've had several other magazine gigs (Departures, Town & Country) and now oversee digital content and creative for a brand.
I'm a California girl through and through so I'd have to say, Los Angeles. Something about catching a sunset before dinner out there gets me every time.
"The subtle details and tailored cut make it feel extra special. In the colder months, an ivory sweater and white jean tends to be my go-to."
I'm pretty classic so a crisp button-down always does the trick. DEMYLEE's Jasper shirt holds a top spot in my rotation.
In the summer, I like a dry rosé, or an aperol spritz. In the winter, an old-fashioned.
Just walking down the street in New York it's easy to be inspired, which is one of my favorite things about calling the city home. I walk as much as I can, and really try not to be on my phone so I can take in the buildings or even stumble across a new shop or gallery. That's probably one of the most incredible things about New York--there's always something new to discover if you keep your eyes open. And then, as part of that, I also think it's important to get out of the city now and then. Maybe it's the curious travel writer left in me, but I love visiting a new city and researching all the places I should eat, see, small boutiques to visit, museums to explore, and then hitting the ground running when I arrive. Instagram has obviously made this process even easier. I go down many an Instagram rabbit hole researching a place I'm about to visit. It really is a great tool in that way.