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

enamel diction…

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if you live in los angeles, you know that finding a reliable/affordable hair & nail salon is quite a challenge. although there are tons to choose from (too many if you ask me) most of the time your trusted person, eventually moves or worse the salon closes down. so while heading down pico towards paper or plastik cafe for that afternoon perk, i spot the cutest curb appeal coming from enamel diction, who coincidentally i had discovered on instagram.  

instant love affair created.

i met one of the lovely owners, mariana stanciu who along with australian design duo/color experts Tamara Sheeran & Sean Morrison created this safe haven. she cheerfully chatted me up about the salon’s inception & ultimate goals to brighten up this patch of pico real-estate. upon arrival, i notice all the lovely details: the bright skylight, comfy leather chairs, clean & inviting space, plus a collection of nail polish that one dreams of. (rgb, uslu airlines, you name it they have it) my experience was so relaxing & fun, that i never once felt the doom from terrible experiences of sub-par nail salons.

this is my new place. just like when i found my current hair salon, i want to scream it from the mountain tops & i wish them all the success in the world… 

*last three images by tiffany rose photography

enamel diction | 5405 west pico blvd, los angeles, ca 90019 | (323) 900-0355 | instagram: @enameldiction 

summer loves…

summer loves

summer is in full effect & these lazy days are filled with warm nights, bbq’s with friends, & endless daydreaming. perfect for those pinterest nights where you just can’t stop pinning. (here’s my profile & join in on the fun!) i’ve been on a kick & for those who still aren’t on or don’t get it; you don’t know what your missing!

  who doesn’t want to be endlessly inspired?

here are three loves that i stumbled upon & can’t stop wishing i could wear as my uniform… 

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