• Our Favorite Instagram Accounts to Follow for Food, Fashion, and More

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    We are all guilty of scrolling through our Instagram feed even when we probably shouldn't be.  If you are on your Insta-game during a meeting or while watching your child's soccer game, at least make it worth it!  We are die-hard Instagram fans, if you couldn't tell by our own Instagram account, and we think we have found some of the best accounts in the business to follow.  Here are our top picks for a perfectly curated and always aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed no matter where you are!  Just double tap and go!

    Fashion and Beauty:

    @Blaireadiebee of Atlantic-Pacific has been on the fashion blogging scene for a while now, but she never fails to impress us with her sophisticated and classy style while balancing the perfect ratio of luxury and high street brands in her every day looks.  


    @Juliahengel of Gal Meets Glam truly knows how to travel in style.  A true San Francisco local, Julia's feed combines luxury, fashion, and adventures from her every day life (including beautiful flower bouquets that we can't get enough of).  


    Food:

    @Alanakysar is the mastermind behind Fix Feast Flair, an amazing food blog with some of the best recipes and photographies we have ever come across.  She has a knack for creating beautiful food as well as documenting her travels around the world and the food she encounters along the way.  Not to forget, she has an equally amazing food-blogger posse who offer even more inspiration!  Also check out @iamafoodblog and @mollyyeh for more!


    If you're more into the dining and less into the cooking (it's okay we've all been there at some point or another), check out @foodwithmichel.  If you're ever in LA, he has the guide to the most attractive foods you could ever imagine possible.  He can make a fair hot dog look amazing.  


    Travel:

    Follow @muradoosmann or search #followmeto and view Murado holding the hand of his girlfriend as they travel around the world.  Experience the Taj Mahal to the Eiffel Tower at the tips of your fingers with his outstanding photography.

     

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  • See the City: Los Angeles

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    The City of Angels.  The Entertainment Capital of the World.  La-La-Land.  You guess it: Los Angeles.  This is my second year living in the Bay Area and exploring San Francisco.  During this time, I am proud to have found some hidden gems with the help of some native San Franciscan friends.  As an LA native, however, nothing compares.  Here are a few of my favorite spots in LA that might not be in your average tour book:

    Downtown:
    Eat: What most people think of when they hear LA.  Grand Central Market has expanded greatly in the last few years with amazing vendors featuring quick, fresh, and trendy fare.  Check out Eggslut sandwiches, McConnell's Ice Cream, and Valerie's Confections to name a few.  You won't be disappointed.  





    Arts District:
    Eat: Hidden away between large industrial buildings and beautiful murals, you can find some of LA's best cafes and restaurants.  Check out the Daily Dose Cafe located snugly between two buildings but with a beautiful patio decorated with string lights and romantic ivy-covered walls.  Also check out the famous Blue Bottle Coffee just down the street.  If you are craving some sweets with that coffee, head over to The Pie Hole for LA's best sweet and savory pies.  Just across the street is Wurstkuche -- a delightful German sausage spot.





    Explore: Discover the amazing wall painting around the Arts District. They don't call it the "Arts" District for nothing.  The walls make for amazing photo ops.



    Santa Monica: 
    Explore: The Santa Monica Pier if you never have before.  It's full of tourists, but I am a firm believer in experiencing it at least once!  Take a ride on the giant ferris wheel at sunset for an amazing view of the city and the ocean.  Third Street Promenade has some of the best shopping in the city as well as some of the best street performances!  Andy Grammer was discovered there!



    Eat: If you're looking for a full fine dining experience, try Rustic Canyon on Whilshire, but Mercado also has one of the best happy hour menus in town.  



    Venice:
    Explore & Eat: Last but not least, Venice has an interesting reputation, but I guarantee you will love Abbot Kinney Blvd.  Home to great boutique shopping and even greater pizza, this street has it all.  Shop brands like Rag & Bone and Illesteva Sunglasses while you brunch at Gjelina restaurant and sip on Intelligentsia coffee.

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