Bradbury Building At Eve

This week I got to explore downtown a little and go to a building I've always wanted to. The Bradbury building, might look familiar from the 500 Days Of Summer film, is just a few blocks up from where I live. My friend Josh came along to shoot some photos of me as we walked around and I love the magic that was captured. Take a look below:

Bradbury Building At Eve // Mel Denisse
Bradbury Building At Eve // Mel Denisse
Bradbury Building At Eve // Mel Denisse
Bradbury Building At Eve // Mel Denisse
Bradbury Building At Eve // Mel Denisse
Bradbury Building At Eve // Mel Denisse
Bradbury Building At Eve // Mel Denisse
Bradbury Building At Eve // Mel Denisse
Bradbury Building At Eve // Mel Denisse

Glimpses in Fall

Captured a few moments from my weekend visiting Petals and Pop; a floral shop that fueled my soul with their romantic ethereal arrangements. LA is a little slower to the Fall season, so finding any spaces to capture that has been much needed. 

Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse
Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse
Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse
Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse

Made a visit to Rancho Los Alamitos and their space was so peaceful to set up a spot and soak it in for a while. It was my first time visiting and already can't wait to be back. 

Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse
Glimpses in Fall // Mel Denisse

Lastly, this little beauty couldn't have been a more perfect addition to my weekend. I had a painting made for me that summed up a beautiful part of life's process: duality: from death to life. Throughout everything we face, a part of us has inevitably experienced pain and something in us has 'died', so to speak. But when has there not been something beautiful that's grown from it? We experience that duality constantly.

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CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway

CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway

Happy (almost) summer! I got to take a mini road trip this past weekend and stayed at Miramonte Hotel for a much needed getaway. Although I spent a few hours there during Coachella last year, it was great to finally experience the resort and all it had to offer. From the peaceful trails (with cozy fire pits throughout the property), endless views, relaxing pool cabanas, and a life-saving spa, I already can't wait to be back. 

Summer travel can be hectic because everyone usually plans trips around this time, but when I heard about Cyber Summer, I got excited for another way to get a great deal. If you've never heard of it, it's a one-day only flash sale held on June 21st (first day of summer) to get the best rate for your next hotel booking up to 50% off. Miramonte Hotel is one of the locations offering an incredible deal (if booked on this day only) from $99 plus a $25 credit. 

CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway

Garden views right outside my bedroom. Couldn't get enough of waking up to this with the yummiest breakfast.

CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway
CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway
CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway

The CyberSummer sale also extends across 40 hotels around the world with unique offers and benefits for each hotel you can view here.

CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway

I also loved Miramonte's proximity to all the great local spots for coffee (a must) and food. Everything felt like it was under 5 minutes away, and honestly, I didn't have a reason to leave the hotel much because of how many activities there were available there.

CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway
CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway
CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway
CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway
CyberSummer: Miramonte Hotel Getaway

Thanks to Miramonte for such a wonderful experience. Be sure to check out their amazing deal for CyberSummer here, along with many others depending on where you're traveling this summer!

A Weekend In London

A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse

Hello from LA! I'm currently recovering from jet lag from my 2 week trip to Istanbul and London. The last time I traveled overseas, I lived on the east coast, so switching to a 10 hour difference hit me a little harder this time around :-P

This past weekend in London was a dream. I've been waiting to go for years, and finally made it happen. I can say that it might've been one of my favorite trips I've ever taken. I had no agenda other than to just get out of my routine and be inspired all over again. Almost every sight left me in awe. There were so many highlights but I'll let the photos speak for them self:

A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
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A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse
A Weekend In London // Mel Denisse

I can't wait to be back since I didn't even get close to exploring all there was to see, but this was a great start. Also thanks to Airbnb for the beautiful stay in Notting Hill :). Hope you enjoyed!

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NYFW // Winter Blood

Hello from New York! It's been a nonstop week adventuring around and experiencing the madness of NYFW. Every corner you turn, there's an event, celebration, or gathering happening and it makes this place feel like the Christmas of fashion.

I've been in awe and trying to soak in each moment I can. I've learned that being easily captivated allows you to connect to things that could very well change your life in that moment. It's been a lot of learning, fun, and work!

Below I'm sharing one of my looks from this week, and I absolutely love it. With this cold weather it's been a challenge to put things together, but I gathered one of my favorite coats from Willow & Clay, gifted by the best team at Bollare, and this cropped mesh top from Tobi below:

Shop more Tobi essentials here: Dresses / Tops / Rompers / Shorts

Wearing: Willow & Clay faux fur coat* (here or similar), Tobi mesh crop top* (here), All Saints leather pencil skirt (here), Zara mini handbag (similar), Sam Edelman booties (similar)

Photos: Elizabeth Catalano