California Dreaming

As far as ‘Busman’s holidays’ go, my recent sojourn to LA served up a pretty balanced combination of work and pleasure.

For those who know me and in true ‘Nadia style’ I made sure that I maximised every minute of my 10 days, as well as every opportunity I had to enjoy the blue skies.

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Having spent the first part in Downtown LA showing our Nadia Minkoff London collection at the California Market Centre I spent the latter part visiting vineyards, driving along the coast, exploring desolate beaches, collecting moonstones ( for real) and finally back to LA for some much needed retail therapy.

My chosen ‘companion’ on this journey? The Richmond midi tote in yellow and I am happy to say it didn’t disappoint.

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Going to let the photos do the talking as they are SO good. A big thank you to Director of Photography Dennis Madden for these beautiful captures.

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My travel lowdown:

I flew out from London Gatwick  to LAX  with Norwegian Air on the brand new Dreamliner, can’t recommend enough! Return trip with luggage and x 2 meals from as little as £500

Stayed at the  Millenium Biltmore Hotel, in downtown LA. This hotel has seen more glamorous days the lobby is grand but alas the rooms are in need updating, still the location is great. Rooms start at  £150 per night.

Don’t leave downtown LA without trying Pitchoun Bakery, the raspberry croissants are as tasty as they are beautiful! You will be spoilt for choice

For some of the best handmade noodles you will ever try and an impressive selection of beers to boot visit Peking Tavern

Mexican with a twist at B.S.Taqueria, so bloody good, take me back today!

The Landsby boutique Hotel in Solvang, Scaandi interiors to die for, wanted to move in. Double rooms start at US$350 per night

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Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach, if you are after spectacular ocean views, moonstone collecting and sea lion viewing, this is the perfect location… complete with your very own in room  fire place , Doubles start at US$ 200 per night

Rock n Fish restaurant, Manhattan Beach LA, for some regional food and super fresh fish dishes, beautifully served in this gorgeous seaside corner of LA

The Griffith Observatory, immerse yourself in La La Land, watch the stars, the Hollywood Hills, the view of LA, have a dance if you want!

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Nothing quite beats a good blogger

Over the past few years we’ve worked with some great bloggers, some we have collaborated with now and them and some have just become part of our team. As advertising prices grew, deciding where to put your money for maximum effect was becoming more and more difficult. Bloggers come with their own handwriting, you know instantly if it’s right for your brand or not, it’s the aesthetics they project that makes it immediately obvious to you if working with them will or won’t work.

Blogging isn’t free,some charge and all expect to be gifted but you are guaranteed a ‘full page’ spread, write up and a visual angle which is uniquely theirs. It’s a refreshing insight into how an individual perceives your wares- what they combine them with, how they photograph them, what they say, suggest and like about it. In fact, if anyone asks me now advertising re blogging, I would recommend blogging most definitely.

To view some of our previous blogs, visit our press page.

For this weeks favourite visit fifibaggins blogspot

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Great weekend to all x Nadia

Dana’s Blog: Day 12

Hi everyone!

I emailed the second press release today, so thanks for all the feedback on it! Hopefully this one will bear some fruit, though everyone in the UK seems to be out of the office for some reason.

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I also reached out to a blogger today, who seemed really enthusiastic about the brand and would really love to feature the products on her blog, as well as on her various social media platforms.

 

We’re still trying to get the website designers to come in this week so I can meet with them as well, as this is my last few days here, so hopefully that’ll happen.

 

Have a great afternoon!