Did you really stop answering questions 😔 ??? Please don't i enjoyed reading them :)
Going to keep answering questions whenever I can, but I’m launching a new blog soon! I might try to integrate a Q&A element to my new blog as well :)
The Magic of the Myconian Ambassador Hotel in Mykonos, Greece
You know a hotel is good when you come back for more. I wanted to share a few of our photos from our stay this year at the Myconian Ambassador Hotel in Mykonos, as well as a quick breakdown on why it’s one of our all-time favorite hotels in one of our all-time favorite places (Mykonos, in case you hadn’t picked up on that yet). We stayed at the Myconian Ambassador last year, and found ourselves walking through the bright white hallways of this Myconian paradise yet again. There are a few crucial things we look for in a hotel to make it fave-status, those things being: Location, Food, Room Awesomeness (including but not limited to: views, space for activities, cleanliness, aesthetics of design/decor, wifi strength, bed comfiness, etc etc.), the Staff, General Good Vibes. The Ambassador checked off every one of those unnecessarily elaborate categories. It’s located in a GORGEOUS area of Mykonos with an absolutely breathtaking view (a view that is different from the view of Mykonos town, where most people congregate and take “view goals” pics). It’s on a beautiful beach lined with amazing restaurants, and every day there are a flurry of boats, yachts, jetskis, whathaveyou bustling around on the bright turquoise water. It’s right next to Scorpios, one of Mykonos’ best day clubs (a fave of mine) but still just a quick stones throw from the town where most things are happening at night. The food options at the Ambassador are extensive but so so fresh and extra delicious, and it gives your palette a nice little break from the same Greek menus you’re used to seeing all over the island… and, if you watch my Instagram stories, you already know the sushi here is v good. Having a group of 4 of us we had two separate rooms that both had pristine little private pools overlooking the aforementioned beach. And the best part: our outdoor pool areas were connected via cute little gate to transform our two separate rooms into a mini suite. SO COOL. The whole hotel is a really great vibe: a delicate balance between blow your socks off awesome and not too boojee. Can’t say enough great things! (CLEARLY!!) One of our favorite hotels in Mykonos, hands down. See ya next year, Ambassador! ILY!!! PS click here for the room we stayed in: “White Bliss with Private Pool”
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK at the Arlo Soho Hotel
At the very last second Zack and I decided to stop in New York on our way to Europe, conveniently timed smackdab in the middle of notoriously chaotic New York Fashion Week. I found Arlo Hotels on Instagram (you never know where stalk sessions will lead you) just a few days before we were flying to NYC. A few days later we found ourselves in just about the cutest little pocket of NYC, Soho, at the cutest little hotel, the Arlo Soho. We stayed in the Queen City Terrace room, which is about 50% room and 50% terrace (much to our delight as the weather was still summery, warm and terrace appropriate). The Arlo Soho is not only in a perfect location, it’s a brand new (1 year old) beautifully designed micro hotel. The decor is so tasteful and minimal, and though the rooms are quite small, they feel cozy and have a very modern “New York” feel, with clever storage solutions to make up for their size. Most of the time spent in our room at Arlo we were either sleeping after fully exhausting ourselves with Fashion Week festivities, or hanging out on the terrace and listening to the energy of the city below us (not to mention the terrace is very Instagram-worthy). Wine on the rooftop of Arlo Soho is also a must, plus if you need any workspace there is the most trendy (also gram-worthy) interior work / living spaces downstairs, and dinner in the Arlo courtyard is actually as pretty (and yummy) as it looks on Instagram stories. For anyone who plans on spending a little more time out and about in NYC rather than cooped up in a hotel room, but wants a cute clean and Instagrammable hotel with a very comfortable bed to crash in at the end of the day, The Arlo Soho is an amazing and affordable NYC hotel. Their site: https://www.arlohotels.com/arlo-soho/
Hi I am just wondering where is the clock in your kitchen from?
Hi! What lip color do you typically wear? It always looks flawless and I'm looking for a nude lip that I can wear every day! :)
I usually wear a little bit of MAC “Whirl” liner + chapstick! If I wear lipstick it’s usually MAC “Velvet Teddy” xx
Hello, just wondering where your couch is from?
SO EXCITED to finally share how far I’ve come with furnishing and decorating our place in West Hollywood… and even more excited that I somehow landed the opportunity to collaborate with an artist I’ve been obsessing over for YEARS on Instagram. I’ve officially found a way to bring the beach home with me, and it’s called GRAY MALIN’S WORK. I chose out this triptych of Coogee Beach in Australia (which I now definitley have to visit or I’ll never forgive myself) and every single time I walk downstairs and see it I feel happy. Now even on the rare occasions that I’m actually at home, not traveling, I’m reminded of why I love exploring so much. If your artwork doesn’t make you feel like you’re on permanent vacation, you should probably reevaluate your design choices (?) Gray came over to check out his masterpiece living in my space, and take photo documentation of it’s glory… and also ask me a few questions. Check out his blog post about it here https://www.graymalin.com/lifestyle/helen-owen. ALSO if anyone has been eyeing any of his aerial photography work for their walls, today he’s having a 30% off sale… so pretty much today’s the day to snag your dream destination and bring it home with ya. (Huge thank you to Gray Malin and his team for making my living room dreams come true with this triptych!)
Shop Gray’s work here: https://www.graymalin.com/photography/themes/aerial
Shop my exact Coogee Beach triptych here: https://www.graymalin.com/photography/coogee-beach-triptych
Photos by Gray’s team!
What’s sweeter than a Friday mid June in California? I’ll wait. Decked out head to toe in Pacsun new releases / Pacsun denim. And not that anyone should start thinking about school yet, but back to school shopping is an entirely separate project that starts asap (and honestly never really stops until you graduate college). In this case, “asap” is when Pacsun drops new Back to School Denim on 7/6 (online) and in stores on 7/18. And then we go to town. Happy summer everybody!
Caught me cheesing
Bikini season is upon us
A little something to get you through Monday: Express’s new collection with Karlie Kloss! I’m wearing her leather cropped bralette and oversized denim jacket (jeans are also Express!) Obsessed with everything, highly reccommend distracting yourself from Monday obligations by browsing the collection ;)
Coffee @ Flowerchild