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Rainy Days in Los Angeles

By A Girl In La - Style Blog @agirlinla

Because there's nothing better than sipping a glass of wine while reading a good book and listening to the raindrops.

I received this cookbook for Christmas and during the rainstorm I made Breakfast Burritos (pg 32), and Black Bean, Sweetcorn, and Avocado Quesadillas (pg 93). Ps: I did "cheat" by adding a little cheese.

When I'm outside, I make sure to have a waterproof tote so I don't ruin one of my handbags. I bought this Opening Ceremony holographic bag for my sister as a Christmas present and fell in love with it as much as she did.

Normally when I wash my hair, I'm in a rush. This past Monday I took some extra time and applied a deep conditioning treatment. As soon as I combed my hair out, I saw a difference in the texture. I will be incorporating this into my haircare routine more often and not waiting for the rain to remind me to do so.

I love facials, whether I'm getting one done at a spa or doing it myself at home. As I got ready for the day, I applied FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels. Later that evening as the rain continued to come down, I took my makeup off with the Clean AF Refreshing Facial Wipes, and used my regular facial cleanser. I then applied the FlashMasque Hydrate Sheet Mask, followed by FlashPatch Restoring Night Eye Gels, and Restoring Night Cloud Masque. It was the ideal way to end a cold winter day.

Snacks are essential when you're stuck inside. Luckily I had saved my mini s'mores for just that reason. PS: They go perfectly with hot chocolate!

I love board games but for some reason I don't play them as often as I'd like. When it starts to drizzle, I put on my rainy day playlist and I'll break out anything from Scrabble to trivia games, and force my boyfriend to participate.

I love the clean fresh scent of rain, and when I want to bring that inside I'll light this candle from Capri Blue.

When the temperatures plunge below 50 degrees, my initial thought is turn up the heat. However, this dries out my skin and makes my sinus issues worse. This year I picked up a warm fluffy throw to help keep warm and keep the heat down.

Growing up in the freezing cold winters of Massachusetts warm slippers were a winter essential. Even though I don't have to deal with the bitter cold here in L.A. as soon as the temperatures drop I take my slippers out of the closet.

During the day I don't allow myself to watch movies because it makes me feel unproductive. However, when the rain is coming down and there's a gray, overcast sky I forget about that and I'll have a classic playing in the background. Last week it was Breakfast at Tiffany's .

I learned the hard way when I was in New York and it was pouring-I literally had to hop, skip, and jump over puddles to save my shoes. When I returned home, I invested in a pair of trendy rain boots.

A warm beverage brings me back to my childhood and snow days. I would stand in front of the TV waiting to see if my school district had canceled classes for the day. Once I saw the notice, I would go into the kitchen and grab my favorite mug and make a warm drink. While there's no snow in LA, when the temperatures drop my go-to vice is a hot drink.

I mentioned how I had an issue finding the ideal winter coat . I had the same dilemma when it came to finding a proper raincoat. After multiple returns, I found one I love and that will also keep me dry.

The days of Swiss Miss are long gone. I've upgraded to decadent hot cocoa. I love Mariebelle and this mixture blends rich hazelnuts with chocolate for a thick and smooth taste. Next time I prepare a cup, I plan on adding Squish Marshmallows . After trying them at Bryant Park when I was in , I feel that no hot chocolate is complete with adding a Rocky Road marshmallow.

When it's cold and damp outside, and I'm watching TV, reading or blogging-I like to have a comfy sweater close by.

Just in case the power goes out I keep a flashlight and batteries in my closet.

When it rains in L.A the Internet often goes out. For that reason I like to have plenty of things on hand to keep me entertained. This book is about graphic design and covers its history from 1776 to the digital revolution of the 1990s. It provides plenty of fascinating facts, colorful graphics, and activities along the way.

There's something exciting about purchasing rain gear. Honestly, I have as much enjoyment picking out the ideal rain accessories as I do buying a new purse, or a piece of jewelry. I love everything about this Kate Spade (RIP) umbrella; from the transparency, to the saying "love is in the air."


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