a mom to two dogs and a cat, a wife, a brand new first time homeowner, a super talented lifestyle photographer, and this week’s Guest Hunter! Meet Sabrina Helas, the brains and talent behind milk and cookies photography. A company that specializes in modern children and baby photography and the results are anything but your standard family portrait. She’s inspired by the beauty of childhood captures the personalities of little ones through candid shots of kids being kids.
Before settling in Highland Park, a neighborhood in the north east section of Los Angeles, Sabrina spent time in San Francisco and Brooklyn. She now happily calls LA her home and judging from her picks, she’s made quite a nice life for herself out there. Check out her what she’s got to share – from her favorite neighbhorhood restaurants to her local record store. She pretty much exudes confidence and coolness.
There are so many home links and stores that I love but at this very moment we are going thru a huge backyard overhaul so my current obsession is with Potted.
Potted is an amazing eclectic home/garden store in Atwater Village. The store is incredibly inspirational, I want everything in there or I at least want to sublet and live in the store part time.
They are super down to earth and like-minded in terms of design and garden philosophy. We even had one of their designers come to our house and share her ideas with us on what we could grow as well as tips for garden design. It was truly eye opening and a great experience all around.
3158 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Diatomaceous Earth is an all-natural product made from tiny fossilized water plants. It is a miracle one stop shop for most gross creatures that pop up in your home and garden. It is non-toxic, organic and even edible. I seriously don’t know what we did before we discovered it. I use it in my vegetable garden as a natural pesticide but you can also use it for fleas, ticks, internal parasites, bed bugs, ants, roaches and the list goes on and on…
I am a sucker for Anthropologie. I am not allowed near that store because all logic and common sense goes out the window; I can rationalize buying most anything from there. I am usually pretty budget minded buying a significant amount of my clothing at vintage shops or on sale. I don’t know what happens to me…I see all the pretty colors and I pretty much lose it.
The Weber Genesis. When my husband finally bought this after staring at it for almost a year, we almost threw it a party. I think we have made every single meal with it since we brought it home.
It’s a local record store. Rockaway Records has a great selection of used CD’s and Vinyl. Enough said.
2395 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Being a children’s photographer I am around kids and moms all the time and not only do many of my friends and clients love speesees but I had the great opportunity to meet Rachel Pearson the designer and founder of the speesees. I was doing a little editorial shoot in San Francisco and I needed clothing for the shoot. I emailed Rachel and she was so sweet. When I finally met her at her store she was so gracious and warm. Rachel loaned us the greatest clothes. Each item was so unique and to top it all off, it’s all sustainable and organic.
1415 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
There is a bit of a revival in my neighborhood. Great little restaurants are popping up every few months. So far they have all been exceptional! It is really a great time to be here.
A few of my favorite new and established spots are:
Auntie Em’s Kitchen
4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
5051 York Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90042
The York. Highland Park’s Neighborhood Gastropub
5018 York Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90042
If you have the space for it I think everyone should own a hammock. You’ll thank me later..