around L.A. / apolis.

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apolis : global citizen. this lifestyle brand created by brothers Shea and Raan Parton, seeks to harness the power of business to create social change. their collaborations with makers, designers and innovators across the globe has resulted in a fine collection of menswear, travel accessories and gifts which can be browsed at their flagship store in L.A.’s Arts District,... 
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wear this there: wrecking ball coffee.

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image by leslie santarina. We don’t know what’s more of a draw, the perk-me-up cup of jo, or the Instagram-worthy wallpaper, but Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters is high on our list of must-hit locations in San Francisco’s Marina District. The little sliver of heaven is the perfect place to test run that bunch outfit with a pre-breakfast latte, in this mustard... 
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spotted: marisa mason.

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hey it’s leslie from spotted sf and today i’m taking you over to oakland’s historic district to one of my favorite spots called temescal alley. this tiny area once contained old horse stables and carriage homes, then several years ago they were converted into a mini village of shops. tucked among these is marisa mason’s darling jewelry boutique and work... 
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have you met mavenhaus?

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mavenhaus collective is the brilliant brainchild from one of my favorite bloggers and entrepenuers, traci french and her sister, PR guru tara schlosser. a labor of love, Mavenhaus Collective offers small batches of completely exclusive clothing, accessories and lifestyle goods that are of the absolute highest quality, from some of our favorite designers. If you have never... 
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real art for a fictitious world.

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sigh… holly golightly (the heroine of the 1961 classic, breakfast at tiffany’s). she is so elegant, so beautiful, and oh, so lost. you know what i’m going to suggest, right? yes! art!!! ok. i added the art part to that quote, but she needs it right? right! i’m sure it would make her feel so much more at home in her bare apartment that she shares with... 
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