Los Angeles: The Best Of The City
FMM founder and publisher Macala Wright explores pour over coffee culture in Los Angeles.
As any who works in fashion and technology knows, addiction to coffee is both a blessing and curse. The deeper the addiction has run, the more refined my palette has come. Let’s face it, Starbucks and Coffee Bean are now what you buy on the road to Las Vegas when there is simply nothing else to drink.
Last week, Converse celebrated the opening of its first West Coast specialty retail store in Santa Monica, California off 3rd Street Promenade. This is the the brand’s third inline location in the United States.
Celebrating the global brand’s creative spirit, Converse proudly highlights its century-plus heritage and diverse product offering to bring its unique brand experience to life. The Converse Santa Monica store offers the ultimate in personal expression with Converse Customization (an extension of its online sneaker customization program), where customers will have the opportunity to design truly one-of-a-kind footwear, apparel and accessories on a scale that has never been offered before.
Italian luxury furniture brand Poltrona Frau recently opened a Los Angeles showroom, and the LA-based editors of FMM are simply thrilled. This evergreen European furniture maker, whose name is nearly synonymous with quality, has a classic signature style that is unparalleled.
Last week in Beverly Hills marked the opening of one of our favorite website’s debut in brick and mortar retail. The sbe Hotel Group has partnered with AHAlife.com; the premier discovery shopping destination for luxury lifestyle products on-line, to create a tech-driven, curated shopping experience in Regalo at The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills.
One of our all time favorite technology networking groups, Digital LA presents its fashion panel next week. Join some of LA’s funnest fashion personalities for a great night of networking, crazy catwalks and info on how fashion is going digital in Hollywood.
The company just launched a local service for residents of the Los Angeles area. Rue Los Angeles is the latest city launched by Rue Local, a city-specific extension of RueLaLa.com, already operating in Boston, New York City, Seattle and Philadelphia since late 2010.
California girls are undeniable…so are the fashion billboards that decorate and command your attention on the Sunset Strip. LA, the iconic City of Angels, known for cupcakes, Pink’s hotdogs, celebrity parties, and great sports celebrates all cultures and people.
Last week, Ann Taylor opened its brand new concept store in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA. Ann Taylor partnered with S. Russell Groves Architects to capture the brand’s core values of modern femininity, style and function. This store marks the first concept store opening in the Orange Country area. In 2010 and earlier this year, Ann Taylor opened concept stores in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Dallas, Boca Raton and Phoenix. The new concept store is designed to create a more intimate shopping experience for the Ann Taylor client. When we attended, we fell head over heels in with all of the accessories we found. The new South Coast Plaza store is absolutely delightful. And of course, we spent 4th Of July weekend shopping the amazing accessories.