Calling for All Coffee Lovers in LA

I found an amazing list of coffee shops in Los Angeles a few days ago. I was glad to see a lot of names I recognized, but it didn’t list some of my favorite shops I go to, so I wanted to introduce them here.

If you ever watched K-dramas before, you should’ve noticed that there are an unbelievable number of unique coffee shops in Korea. Korea town in LA is not strange to the exact culture. Individual and unique small coffee shops seem to be in almost every block and every shopping malls in K town.One problem I have with them would be the expensive price for drinks.

My Favorite Coffee Shop

my favorite coffee shop – caffe bene

I pick these two places often because when I go, I usually stay there for hours working on my plans and writings. I need wi-fi, a big enough table, good coffee or drink (or snacks), and most importantly spacious room to breath and possibly good lighting.

Caffe Bene in korea town offers great selections of coffee and tea. Their amazing waffles and huge Bing-Soo series (shredded ice with so many stuff I can’t even count) are always popular and great to try. Their interior is very modern with bare cement wall and high ceiling. The music is a little too loud for my taste, but pretty interesting along with their music videos projected on a wall. The second floor in Wilshire branch is a definitely quieter setting and great for people who come to study. Great meeting place for groups too. Open til midnight everyday.

tom n toms coffee

tom n toms coffee

Tom n Toms Coffee is a Korean version of  Starbucks or Coffee Bean. The place is hip and casual and also has unique varieties of snacks and drinks. They do have a lot of branches throughout LA, but I like the one in little tokyo for the spacious room.

Which is your favorite coffee shop in LA? Please share with us, so we can check it out too!

***please check out this LA Coffee Guide curated by Judith Jones:  http://joiedejude.com/the-la-coffee-guide/

2014 Fall Jewelry Trends for Petite Women!

With the temperature over 90 in Los Angeles, it doesn’t really feel like Autumn yet, but surely the hot summer is rolling out, and the fall is moving in.

Once again, Jewelry Trend for this fall / winter goes for Eye-catching and Bold Statement pieces. Multi-Finger Rings, Long Chandelier Earrings, Multi-Layered Bracelets, Collar Necklaces, Thick Cuffs, Hand Bracelets, Big Gold Dangling Earrings, Big Hoop Earrings, Fringed Necklace and Bracelets, Statement Single Earrings, Long Pendant Necklaces… Tons of Metals or Leathers as jewelry material have been seen at fashion brand name shows, and also, lots of Gold/Brass or Darker colored Vintage looking or Geometric pieces will be easily found this fall.

Fall Jewelry Trend Earrings

Fall Jewelry 2014: pics from Vogue.com

Fall Jewelry Trend

2014 Fall Jewelry Trend: pics from Vogue.com

Although these bold statement jewelries are great fun to wear, for petite women, it could be a disadvantage to have them on because these might emphasize your short and petite stature. That’s right. That means, the awesome looking necklace a super model wore on TV or your BFF is donning may not look good on you.  That does not mean petite women can’t wear bold statement pieces of course, but it is important to find the right sized jewelry according to your heights and sizes.

Having scaling them down a bit (from what you see on super models) in mind, try Long Fringed Earrings to add a nice vertical touch. Long Necklaces that fall above the waistline or Bold Chokers that are made with high-shine metal would be also great compliments to show off for petite women this fall.

Fall Jewelry Trend 2014

Fall Jewelry Trends from PinKixx.com

Also, just like the actress Kerry Washington from TV show “Scandal’ suggests – ‘having a tailor is a must’ – for all women for their perfect fashion style, try to find jewelry that is customizable for your pleasure. No matter what value of the jewelry you purchase,  that bold statement jewelry you wear should not be too big, too long, or too heavy on you. Remember, it has to flatter you, not overpower you.

What is your bold statement jewelry you will be wearing this fall? Please share your picture with us on Instagram with a tag “#pinkixxjewelry” You’ll be automatically entered to our surprise giveaway!

 

Think PinK This Month!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.,:

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages.

pink ribbon breast cancer awareness month

pink ribbon “fight like a girl” (from pinterest.com)

Early detection of cancer can save lives. We encourage all of our PinKixxes to make time to see their doctors and check it out as soon as they can and remind others about National Mammography Day, October 17, too, so they can make their own plans to visit doctor’s.

To spread the words of breast cancer awareness and help out breast cancer non-profit organizations, PinKixx is donating a part of every sale from PinKixx.com in October. If you are shopping online this month, please look for the online shops that make donations from their sales to the breast cancer non-profit organizations. Also if you wish, there are a lot of fundraisers you would be able to find to make donations to and help others for. Every little bit helps!

How are you helping to spread the words of breast cancer awareness and why? Please share your story in the comment with us!

 

 

Unbalance Fashion Rules!

If you’ve been paying attention, you already know “Unbalanced Mismatch” fashion is popular and everywhere. It’s not something we can see only at some fashion runways anymore. Mismatching what you wear is actually a lot of fun and is a great way to express “YOU’ and only you, which is what PinKixx is going for.

1. Weddings

It’s common to see mismatching bridesmaids dresses and accessories at weddings these days. It can show the seasonal colors or the bride’s creative sides to show herself. Mix-and-match the dress colors, types of bouquets or decorative flowers, shoe pallets, or hair styles. The wedding can be a lot of fun to mismatch to show the uniqueness of the particular wedding. You can be creative as much as you like for your day!

mismatch-bridesmaids-dresses

mismatch-bridesmaids-dresses from pinterest.com

2. Jewelry

Jewelry is not an exception to Mismatch trend. Earrings are the most common and easy to mismatch to show the different you.

mismatch-jewelry

mismatch-jewelry from pinterest.com

3. Clothes

Imagine, the infinite possibilities of mismatch in clothing! Autumn is right at the door. Look through your closet and see what you can mix-and-match. The scarf or skirt you purchased years ago that didn’t seem to go with much of what you had might be the number one fashion item you’d wear everyday this fall!

mismatch outfit

mismatch outfit from pinterest.com

4. Shoes

Mismatch shoes are the fun one and really cool to pull if you do it right. Try modern. Think of colors and designs that you can customize. Try attachable accessories. You’ll be the coolest lady in your block!

mismatch-shoes

mismatch-shoes from pinterest.com

Try mismatch in your fashion this fall. The possibilities are endless with mismatches!

What is your favorite mismatching unbalanced fashion you try? Please share with PinKixx!

 

PinKixx’s Most Popular Item To Law and Order SVU

PinKixx is busy with TV shows this year! This time, collaborating with The Artisan Group again, we are gifting “Freedom Handcuff Necklace” to the popular tv show ” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ” in consideration of use for the future episodes.

law and order svu and freedom handcuff necklace

law and order svu and freedom handcuff necklace

NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” is the current longest running scripted non-animated U.S. primetime TV series since the cancellation of the original Law & Order in 2010 and is the sixth longest running scripted U.S. primetime TV series. It returns on September 24 for their season 16, and airs on Wednesdays 9/8C. Please catch up with the show when you can and see if you can spot our necklace. We’ll also update you with a photo(s) when our necklace appears on the show.

Do you think our Freedom Handcuff Necklace is fit for the show? Please share your say in the comment!