Big 60s Hair - Megan Draper from Mad MenI’ve been on cloud 9 since I got engaged. I’m excited, and also a little scared, at the thought of wedding planning. So far, we’re thinking the wedding will be sometime in the Spring of 2017, which gives me over a year to plan. I’d like to think I’m going to diet and work out in beast mode, but we’ll see. I’ve been daydreaming about what I’m going to wear, what I want my colors are going to be, what quirky venues I’d like to check out, etc, etc. You can check out my Wedding board on Pinterest here. I have a whirlwind of ideas running through my head, but when it comes to how I want to look on my wedding day, 60s style seems to be a recurring theme. I am so inspired by the 60s… thick eyeliner, dramatic lashes, flowy dresses, gem tones, and best of all, the BIG 60s hair. YUM.

Have you guys watched Season 7 of Mad Men? When I first started getting into Mad Men, I really liked that 50s Betty Draper look with the structured hair and sweet little pinup dresses… but I was in LOVE at the women’s style in the final season, when the show was set in the 60s. The hair and makeup was amazing.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I need big 60s hair for my wedding day.

Big 60s Hair - Jean Shrimpton on Newsweek coverBig 60s HairBig 60s Hair - Cara DeLevingneBig 60s Hair - Cara DeLevingneBig 60s Hair - Fei Fei Sun om the cover of Vogue Italia‘Big 60s Hair - Lana Del ReyIf you guys have any tips on hair products, styling tools, extensions, anything to achieve these Big 60s hair looks, please share!

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BRUNCH & BOOKS STAYCATIONBrunch & Books StaycationSometimes you just want to get away for a little bit. Not necessarily for a long, carefully planned vacation, just an extended weekend… a couple days off either at the beginning or end of the week where you can stick around locally and take your time doing the things you really enjoy. For me, that’s a brunch & books staycation in Los Angeles. I love being able to go to a bookstore, then walk over to a place where I can grab brunch or coffee. Here are my 3 favorite bookstore and restaurant pairings, that are in walking distance of each other, whenever I need a little staycation.

Los Feliz – Skylight Books and Alcove Cafe

Agency Addicts - Books and Coffee Staycationbooks & brunch staycationSkylight Books is one of my favorite bookstores, and a perfect staycation stop if you’re living in Los Angeles. They have such an unique selection including works from local artists and writers. They’re open from 10am to 10pm- it’s just so gratifying to have places you can visit that are open semi-late. Skylight has 2 locations that are right next door to each other. Their main store is bigger and serves as a general bookstore, but they have a smaller store just outside that I’m in love with – Skylight Arts Annex. The Arts Annex store focusses on design, architecture, fashion, art, and geek chic flare like sci fi, zines and comics. Their magazine section alone is pretty amazing – they manage to curate the most luxe and beautiful magazine publications I never knew existed. LOTS of coffee-table books… ones with lots of beautiful photography. Needless to say, you can spend hours in there just looking through pages and pages of art books. I also just like the fact that it’s a smaller space with lots to offer – feels cozy and grand all at the same time.
Brunch & Books StaycationalcoveBrunch & Books StaycationWhenever I’m at Skylight Books, I need to go to Alcove Cafe. They have both indoor and outdoor seating, but it’s pretty much all about their patio. This is one of my favorite places to enjoy breakfast and some reading. With a gigantic cup of coffee of course. And if you’re ever there for dinner, they have a beautiful bar area, and delicious entrees. I really like their fish tacos, especially on a warm Summer night on the patio.
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Pasadena – Vroman’s Bookstore and Urth Caffebooks & brunch staycation books & brunch staycationVroman’s has 2 locations in Pasadena, but my favorite one is on Colorado Blvd because there’s so much to do in that area. It’s two stories, with huge selection of books. But my favorite is of course the Art section. Right next door is the Laemmle Playhouse 7  where you can indulge in unique and entertaining independent films. And across the street is Urth Caffe.  Urth also has several locations all throughout Los Angeles. This Pasadena location is super convenient because it’s huge… I never have a problem finding a table, and the line goes pretty fast, no matter how busy it gets. 

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A Sunday at Design Love Fest

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