Category Archives: LA: WHAT TO EAT | WHAT TO WEAR

{Taste of Fashion | Bestia DTLA}

There’s been a lot of buzz around Art District’s latest gem, Bestia LA, and it’s officially open last Friday after much anticipation. I had the pleasure of visiting the restaurant with a couple of my fellow blogger babes, Jenny Wu from Good, Bad & Fab , and Taye Hansberry, from She Likes Stuff.  If you’re anything like me and miss the New York City vibe here in Los Angeles, a visit to Bestia DTLA will make you feel right back at home. Nestled away in the Arts District, this area is becoming one of my favorite places in Los Angeles.

Expect open an industrial feel, exposed brick, large windows that open in the patio covered in vine and an open kitchen where you can watch the married duo, chef Ori Menashe (Angelini Osteria) and pastry chef Genevieve Gergis, whip up some magic.  The reviews have been nothing but fantastic and after visiting, I now see why.

Here are just a few of the amazing items on the menu..

Olives – $5 for a bowl of delicious olives.

Roasted Vegetables - beautiful presentation

Pizza Bianca - some of the best pizza around. A little taste of Napoli

Chestnut Papardelle - poached egg deliciousness on Mushroom Ragu

Squid Ink Pasta - made from the highest quality dry pasta there is. This is one of favorites and i don’t even love pasta, cooked al denti to perfection with a touch of spice.

Roasted marrow bone - I don’t eat red meat but everyone else ADORED this dish.

Dessert - anything from pastry chef Genevieve Gergis is amazing. She whipped up some coffee ice cream for us from mostly milk, not cream, and we all could not believe how amazing it was.  To give you an idea, Nancy Silverstein tried one of her cookies and was so impressed, it is now on the menu at Bread.

  Ribbed Peplum Topshop Jacket  - Buy HERE

811 mid-rise Matches skinny jeans – Buy HERE

Dorothy Perkins Statement collar necklace - Buy HERE

ASOS ARIES Studded Ankle Boots – Buy HERE

ASOS Leather Metal Plate Tote - Buy HERE

Check out more about Bestia – www.http://bestiala.com

XOXO, SWP

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{ Wear To EAT || What To WEAR – A FRAME }

By now, if you live in LA you’ve probably heard about the new debut of A-FRAME.

photo by EaterLA

The word on the streets is there are “no utensils” but don’t let that fool you. It’s interiors are cabin chic; think natural pine walls, natural light and a rustic feel. A-FRAME is David Reiss and Roy Choi’s second collaboration after Kogi At Alibi’s success.  What to expect? Think modern picnic with a culinary twist – a casual fine dining picnic. The item menus are meant to be shared and most definitely remind you of a pot luck meal.

To Order:

Is land Farmer’s Salad
shaved Maui onions, tofu, fried garlic, seasonal fruit, ginger shoyu
vinaigrette…………………………………………………………………………………………….7

Kitchen Fries
purple Okinawan sweet potato, yam, Korean sweet potato, with
kimchi sour cream and sea salt………………………………………………………..6

Bittersweet Tempura
kabocha and broccoli rabe, with shoyu dipping sauce……………………..7

Fried Apple Pie
with Southern Comfort caramel and cheddar ice cream………………….6

Top Left To Right

1. White Shirt | Stanton James

2. Knit Chunky Tribal Sweater – Asos.com

3. Black Leather Skirt – Polyvore

4. Leather Satchel – Steven Alan

5.  Shearling Boots - Asos.com

6. Retro Gloves – Stanton James

7. Knits Knee High Socks – Asos.com

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