Waking Up In Los Angeles

Waking up in Los Angeles

Oud Sahara
at The Line, LA

~ written from my bed at the line hotel, los angeles ~

As the seasons change, I look to perfumes as a form of inspiration in deciding what I might want to wear, watch or do. The stories and the recipes behind them are so influential in my decisions, I tend to see subtle links to them in my everyday. 

I fell in love with Gourmand EDP’s (a.k.a Urban Outfitter’s) ‘Oud Sahara’ because of it’s musty, aromatic & gentle-womanly notes; I guess what i’m trying to say is that, it’s a sophisticated & soft perfume with a slight woody depth. Perfect for a slow afternoon in downtown la.

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The 30ml bottle is simple & small enough to take in your bag and the grin inducing price point of £16 doesn’t hurt either. Though their UK online store is currently out of stock of this exact scent, the Gourmand fragrance collection has over 8 scents available. One in particular I love alongside Oud, is the Lait De Coco scent; a light, sweet & milky perfume that is currently available online. This being said, you could stop by your local UO as you might stumble across a rogue Oud Sahara in their beauty section.

 

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Calling Brooklyn Home

Calling Brooklyn home

CALLING BROOKLYN HOME

For many of you, Airbnb is by no means a revelation, but finding a place that really does feel like home is definitely a place worth talking about.

This small but stylish property situated in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn remains a favourite of ours. From the kind hosts who supply you with all the local knowledge you could ask for (guides & maps included) to being within walking distance of all of all kinds of charming Brooklyn spots, you’ll struggle to find a property this perfect at it’s price point – we’re talking around the £151 per night mark.

Though it technically fits 3 people, we’d say 2 would be ideal but you definitely have space for guests as there are multiple entertaining spaces from the living room to the private patio.

Naturally nowhere is perfect and it’s main flaw is that the kitchen doesn’t have a sink – ok, ok, we know you’re probably thinking huh? How is that even possible. Well the bathroom which is right of the kitchen has a deep kitchen like sink, so that’s the suggested place to do any washing. Yes, it’s a little bizarre but it’s a small quirk we’er happy to overlook.

Just in case our favourite Clinton Hill property is unavailable or simply not your vibe, here’s our full list of Brooklyn properties we love, all priced between £65-£300 a night, so we’re sure you’ll find one you love.

arva’s brooklyn list!

Should you like the sound of this Clinton Hill apartment & choose to book it, why not check out some of our local favourites during your stay:

Locanda ~ a sweet Italian restaurant
Peaches Shrimp and Crab ~ a deep south inspired seafood restaurant
Primrose Cafe ~ a cute cafe, serving up some the perfect accompaniments to whatever book you’re reading whilst there. Our favourites? The Cinnamon Chili Spiced Latte with a Brie and pear grilled cheese. OH BOY is it good.

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Dark Sky

Dark Sky

  • July 30, 2018

Dark Sky

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We have all been there, our weather app says sunny and warm and we walk outside only to be caught in a sudden down pour and chilling temperatures. Never let this happen again when you download the Dark Sky app, the most accurate source of local weather information you will probably ever encounter. This app can detect what the weather is like from exactly where you are standing at any given moment. If only it could promise sunshine and rainbows 24/7 too.

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Le Cab

Le Cab

  • July 25, 2018

Le Cab

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The Le Cab App is the absolute ‘go to’ whether rushing around Paris or enjoying the views in Nice. Ordering a private driver who is efficient and helpful, with a slick (and clean) black car which has an IPad built in.- it’s a oui from us.

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Hotel Tonight

Hotel Tonight

  • July 25, 2018

Hotel Tonight

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So you arrive at your destination, only to realize that you managed to remember to make reservations at every hot spot in town, but forgot to book a place to stay. It happens to the best of us, right? Problem? I think not.
Hotel Tonight makes it quick and easy to get great last-minute deals on hotels with the touch of a button. Phew, that was close!

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AirPano City Book

AirPano City Book

  • July 25, 2018

AirPano City Book

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If you ever wondered what Paris looked like from a birds-eye view or what it’s like to experience the streets of Moscow, you’ve come to the right place. Airpano City Book  is an app of a collection of unique 360º virtual tours of the most amazing cities in the world. Explore, discover, and journey across the globe all from under comfort of your duvet. Isn’t that what Sundays are for?

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Day Use

Day Use

  • July 25, 2018

Day Use

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Sometimes we need a great space for a shoot, a pop-up office, or when the team is feeling spontaneous – a day at the spa. Day Use allows you to book a hotel room when it’s not typically being used. It’s easy to use and perfect for last-minute bookings, which works great for our dynamic and fast-paced work schedule.

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