Monica is…taking over Popover!

recently, i had so much fun taking over the lovely instagram space of the blog pop over. a personal project from the super talented, jaclyn giuliano. i had a chance to visit & feature, a few of my favorite los angeles haunts & loved getting people involved in exploring their own city more. here are the photos… Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset

ace hotel downtown…

it’s the start of the new year & in los angeles all the buzz is about the ace hotel setting up shop. one can’t help, but want to see with their own eyes the transformation of the old united artists theatre. so i made a morning of this field trip & it is stunning. as a lover of breakfast, the meal at la chapter was one of the best plates ever, along with a latte from stumptown roasters. the staff was attentive & quite charming. so for all the talks about this “new kid”, it’s worth your time. welcome ace!
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“there is so much to look at & you will encounter many just gazing straight up”

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ace hotel dtla  |  929 south broadway, los angeles, ca 90015   |   la chapter instagram  |

summer loving…


perhaps the gloomy weather looming around the la skies, has me day dreaming of pool parties & sweet cocktails. the past few weeks have been quite exhausting & i’m dying for some mind clearing relaxation. you ever have those moments where everything that feels “just right” just doesn’t? it happens. no matter how “perfect” it may seem. i’m trying to move past those minor failures & stay onward. so, palm springs is my immediate “run to”. something about that place is magical, old school, & enchanting. i wanna hop in my car and just drive…palmsprings1palm springs4palmsprings6palm springs5palmsprings3