January 24, 2013

Last night, Jessie Ware made her second Los Angeles appearance at the El Ray, and we’re positive it won’t be her last. Ware’s powerful pipes pair beautifully with her bluesy, sultry edge making her the perfect combination of fellow Brit divas, Adele and Joss Stone.

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And what is it about those British pop stars that are so adorably self deprecating?! In between songs, Ware delighted us with her hilarious LA starstruck moments- “I saw f-ing Ryan Gosling!” she squealed.

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Jessie Ware, we are positively smitten with you and can’t wait to bare witness to your wildest moments in the upcoming year!


It’s the age-old, standby question that snakes its way around tables throughout America: “What are you thankful for?”…Our Answer: Women. Women who believe in their talents. Women who aren’t afraid to pursue their passions. Women who stay true to themselves and in doing so, affect change.

Here are 3 She-Roes who are inspiring us this month….

1. Jill Renee Goldman

From Africa to Brentwood, social activist, Jill Renee Goldman, won’t let anyone stop her from helping people in need. The Go Campaign has already provided assistance to nearly 30 thousand needy orphans and after last week’s successful gala, we can’t wait to watch Jill’s journey for justice continue through 2013.

2. Iris Apfel

What’s not to love about Iris Apfel? She’s frank, unabashedly speaks to her stuffed animals as if they were her girlfriends, and wears more necklaces around her neck than we have in our jewelry box. In her latest interview with Advanced Style’s Ari Seth Cohen, Apfel’s candor inspires us to grab our craziest getup and wear it with pride.


3. Grace Coddington

The spunky, fiery-haired Vogue editor may have rose to worldwide fame after the debut of The September Issue, but Ms. Coddington has been a chief influencer of the fasion industry for nearly 5 decades and she’s spilling all of the gory (we mean, Oxblood) details in her upcoming memoir, Grace.  Coddington possesses that rare, pure obsession with fashion (NOT celebrities) that we can get behind and we can’t wait to read her story. Bonus: She’s also featured in this month’s issue of I-D magainze (with fellow She-roe, Lena Dunham)

Venice 2.0

November 5, 2012

Channel your inner Gypsy and sashay your way over to up-and coming Lincoln Blvd. Like we said, Lincoln is about to become Venice’s newest hotspot, so before LA Weekly begins flap it’s editorial jaws, beat the crowds and use our SG roadmap to scoop out all of our favorite places…

The General Store: Our favorite place to snag unique home accessories and Native American-inspired jewelry

The Quest by Hayley Starr: We love exploring this treasure chest of Starr’s favorite art, fashion and beauty products

The Love Shack: When our legs get tired, we retreat to this cozy spot to relax in squishy bean bags while taking in the art

Deus Ex Machina: Find your dream motorcycle, nab a surfboard or sip an espresso in this eclectic shop

Whole Foods: With everything from a raw food stand to a vegan grill to a low-carb sushi bar, this outpost has been Venice-ified in the best of ways

The One-Eyed Gypsy

November 8, 2011

I’ve been so wrapped up with Venice lately, that I completely missed the boat on how unbelievably cool downtown LA is getting. I only saw this place from the outside b/c the line of hipsters was way too long, but I am counting the seconds till I get to enter this gem and play ski ball all night with the one-eyed GYPSY. Just seeing it on the outside was enough for me. Maybe I do need to get out a little more…

Rhythmic Gypsies

September 23, 2011

Still the most beautiful, inspiring, magnetic, colorful sport out there… Championships coming up.

A Gypsy In Santa Fe, NM

July 27, 2011

The ultimate gypsy weekend… Santa Fe inspirations about town.


July 18, 2011

Gypsy inspirations from some of our fav blogs…

One of the most magical places in the world is a little beach in Jamaica called Winnifred Beach. One of our favorite Gypsies and local Venicians, Graham Retzik is launching “sport-utility” robes and beach blankets. The line is inspired by and named after Winnifred Beach and once he’s up and booming he plans to donate proceeds to Winnifred Beach. Check it out and become a backer (donate) to help him create the line:

Click HERE to watch the video and learn more!

Gypsy Sprinkles

July 8, 2011

Gypmadic Friday from Social Gypsy…

Image via Cookie Magazine c/o Conde Nast

Josef Hoflehner

Richard Misrach


Full Moon Eclipse

June 30, 2011

Tomorrow night is at 9 degrees Cancer and the New Moon solar eclipse on July 1 will be the last of the Capricorn-Cancer eclipse series and it is the most influential. A new moon phase in the lunar cycle is a wonderful time to set new intentions and create a new opportunities. It is an golden opportunity you don’t want to pass up.

Make sure to make your NEW MOON INTENTIONS!