If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing the LA-based coffee phenomenon, you may not understand why New York City dwellers went a little crazy when we heard that The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf would finally find a home in Manhattan. This week the shop opened it’s doors in the Fashion Districtâ€”which we are also pretty pleased aboutâ€” on Broadway and 39th St.
Charlotte loves “The Bean” and “Vanilla Iced Blendeds” is her usual fix. “OK” she admits, “So this is not original but I always get them and crave them when Iâ€™m in LA.â€ť
Next thing on our list of LA favorites to convert to city living: Pressed Juicery.
Charlotte’s Pick: Square One (4854 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles, CA)
Square One is one of the best brunches in L.A. The breakfast menu is unique, with a focus on high-end ingredients and local or organic products. Itâ€™s very bright and cheerful, and the French toast actually melts in your mouth.
Charlotte is currently in Las Vegas attending a Sephora conference. You know what they say: what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegasâ€”unless it has something to do with the amazing Betsey Johnson, then it’s going straight to the blog. We snapped this candid of her (in one of her favorite Fall 2011 dresses) with miss Betsey just a little while ago and found we couldn’t wait until morning to share. Viva Las Vegas!
Getting ready for fashion week is one thingâ€”packing in a new beauty launch, a birthday celebration with twin sister Samantha, and trying to squeeze in a trip to Greece with her family all seems like it would need to be accomplished with a time machine. Regardless, Charlotte has been out and about on desk sides (meetings with editors to view her new beauty line), enjoying the end of the summer with her sister with a dual birthday celebration at mur.mur in Atlantic City, and even managing to relax a bit in Mykonos. Luckily, Charlotte always has a camera on her!
This past week and weekend Charlotte’s sister Samantha was all around New York (and Atlantic City!) with her band The Undertakersâ€” performing first at the legendary jazz club Blue Note (Thursday, July 7th), then at Gypsy Bar at mur.mur at the Borgata in Atlantic City (Friday, July 8), and finally at the Carrera Sunglasses Escape party at the Mondrian Soho (Saturday, July 9th). Of course Charlotte was on hand to support her sister all weekend… Here is a mish-mash of photos of the busy weekend! (And check out Samantha’s review in the Huffington Post!)