Three Easy Ways for Men to Look Seasonally Stylish

CA_Editorial_Template_DigitalAssets_Weekly e-blast GF-AAB main (960 x 470)

 

This may come as a surprise, but dressing up for the holidays is not a concept relegated to just the ladies. But have no fear, fellas: seasonal doesn’t have to mean sparkly and over the top.

Instead, guys can just as easily embrace the style and spirit of the season by making subtle tweaks to their existing wardrobe. For a look that’s festive for everything from cocktails to countdowns, consider these three fail-proof tips and tricks for getting men in the sartorial swing of things.

GIFTED GENTS

For the guy who needs a little help in the fashion department, the holidays are the perfect opportunity for loved ones to gift him the items he needs to flaunt his seasonal style.

Journals_HardLinen_5x8_SunsetOrange_V1[1]TheGuardian[1]

 

Shinola and J.Crew Mens Shop carry the coolest modern gear that’s steeped in timeless design. From socks and journals to an always-practical watch, both stores offer covetable items at every price.

Nike and Under Armour Brand House also have the perfect array of gift options for men. Whether for their off-duty look or for actually hitting the gym, performance apparel is a must in every guy’s wardrobe.

1100945_22_Kiehls_DMI_AgeDefender_Dopp_srgb_loresFor stocking stuffers and smaller gifts for office mates and friends, grooming sets from Kiehl’s Since 1851 are well-received gifts that many men love but often would not get for themselves.

HOLIDAY HUES

For the guy who has his wardrobe under control yet is looking to inject a stronger holiday vibe, consider introducing a little color in the form of muted tones and subtle patterns to button-down shirts, pocket squares and neck ties. Try not to do all three at once, of course, but choose an area or two to focus on, then mix plaid, tartan, stripes and Fair Isle in with solid basics.

 

Also, consider introducing a pine-green palette in the form of a neck tie, a merlot hue on a pocket square, or even a gray-green shade on a quilted vest. Punched-up earthy tones still pair well with the grey, black and brown staples, while also adding a festive touch.

JCrewPlaidMid-weight flannel shirts with a red-and-green plaid motif are another no-brainer this time of year. J.Crew Mens Shop has a variety of colors and fabrics that pair perfectly with dark jeans or broken-in chinos. It’s a look that moves seamlessly from holiday lunch to late-night cocktails.

The elevated basics at Vince also provide the perfect foundation for a family gathering or an office party. Simply throw on a suede bomber jacket for an instantly pulled-together look. Schott NYC also makes tried-and-true leather jackets that any guy would be thrilled to receive and wear year round.

WELL SUITED

When it comes to holiday suiting, think cozy, textured and tailored. A gorgeous wool suit always works this time of year, especially when paired with a cable-knit cardigan instead of the matching blazer. Opt for deep blue, charcoal grey and warm brown tones, and pair with a sweater vest in a brighter color underneath as well as some crisp sneakers to soften the look.

TOPSHOP TOPMAN does fashion-forward and tailored like no one else, plus its suits feature surprise flourishes that are perfect for this time of year.

ColeHaanOxfords             IllestevaShoes

Throw on a pair of Cole Haan oxfords for a more traditional touch, and it’s a holiday look that is sure to turn heads.

For a slightly more casual suit look, a tailored blazer from Barneys New York or TOPSHOP TOPMAN, plus a pair of dark denim jeans from PAIGE or Vince is a more relaxed way of approaching a holiday party or outing.

Finish off the look with shades from Illesteva for the final punctuation on a truly Southern Californian holiday ensemble.

As shown:

Medium Hard Linen Journal, Shinola, $19.99; The Guardian Watch, Shinola, $675; Age Defender Collection, Kiehl’s Since 1851, $88; Wallace & Barnes Heavyweight Flannel Shirts, J.Crew Mens Shop, $98, photo credit: @jcrewmens; Jagger Wingtip Oxford, Cole Haan, $139.95, photo credit: @colehaan;
Mykonos II, Illesteva, $177, photo credit: @illesteva

Find Out What LA’s Most Stylish Tastemakers Are Packing For Their Summer Travels

CA_blog_tatsemaker_header

As summer rolls around, wanderlust tends to grow in all of us. And really, between school being out and the temperatures being favorable around most of the world, there’s no better time to pack a suitcase and escape somewhere to unwind and enjoy the local food, culture and landscape.

In addition to the dreamy nature of the destination, there is plenty of glamour in what one packs to wear and enjoy while there. Personally, I look forward to packing because it’s like putting together a highly edited selection of the best pieces of your wardrobe.

For your summer adventures, I recommend starting with a piece or two of Tumi luggage for its durability and timeless design. A smaller must-have is Caudalie’s travel-sized Beauty Elixir, which is a refreshing and moisturizing mist that keeps skin glowing in the air and on-the-ground. And finally, Beats headphones and an iPad stocked with movies, magazines and TV shows are essential for making the flight more fun.

For other travel picks, we’ve tapped Los Angeles’ most stylish tastemakers from the fashion, lifestyle and beauty industries to share where they’re headed this summer and what their in-flight and on-the-ground fashion, beauty and wellness essentials are for ensuring a chic and healthy stay.

 

CA_blog_tatsemaker_tastemaker_header

 

Nicole Chavez Nicole Chavez
Celebrity Stylist
Destination: Oahu, Hawaii
@nicolechavezstyle“My husband and I were married in Hawaii, so it holds a special place in our hearts. Now we’re returning with the whole family for some much-needed R&R. We love spending time on the beach with the kids, snorkeling and taking long walks. Hawaii forces you to slow down and enjoy all the little moments.”

 

CA_blog_tatsemaker_tastemaker_header2

 

Gregory Arlt Gregory Arlt
M-A-C Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry
Destination: Kauai, Hawaii
@gregoryarlt“I have been there about three times previously and I adore it. One of the things I love most about Kauai is how remote and rural it is and feels. I can really check out and hang my mental ‘do not disturb’ sign on my soul and being. There are a few remote, tourist-free beaches I love going to and will definitely be making appearances at. As well, I love The Dolphin Restaurant and Bar Acuda in Hanalei and will for sure be having a meal (or seven) there. If nerves permit, I’ll also go ziplining for the first time when I go!”

 

CA_blog_tatsemaker_tastemaker_header3

 

Hayden Slater Hayden Slater
Co-founder and CEO of Pressed Juicery
Destination: Rome, Florence & Capri
@haydenslater“I have one of my oldest friend’s weddings in Florence and decided to extend [the trip] a little bit and also visit Rome and Capri—two of my favorite places. I am most looking forward to eating and relaxing a lot.”

 

CA_blog_tatsemaker_tastemaker_header4

 

Sarah Gibson Tuttle Sarah Gibson Tuttle
CEO of Olive & June
Destination: Mill Valley, CA
@gibsontuttle“We rented a cozy, rustic cabin in the Muir Woods (located in Mill Valley, CA) with our families. We’ve all traveled to Mill Valley before, but it will be our first time staying in Muir Woods,” says Gibson Tuttle of their getaway.

 

Barrett Prendergast Barrett Prendergast
Founder of Valleybrink Road
Destination: Mill Valley, CA
@valleybrinkroadOn what she, Sarah and their families plan to do while there: “I love cooking on vacation,” says Prendergast. “I am looking forward to making yummy breakfasts, going on day hikes, and relaxing in the evening with some rosé.”

 

CA_blog_tatsemaker_tastemaker_header5

 

Joyce Lee Joyce Lee
Creative Director of Madewell
Destination: Sedona, Arizona
@joycejjoyce_“This is my first time to Sedona. I plan on having a holiday to relax by the pool in the desert, surrounded by the red rocks. I’m looking forward to lounging by the pool, checking out the Red Rock State Park and having a picnic with my family.”

If you are interested in any of these items for purchase, please contact our concierge at 323.900.8080.

All items are subject to availability. You can even email to us, contact us via gmail or via hotmail sign in

Want stay up-to-date with the latest news, events and fashion advice like this?
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TODAY

Chef Michael Mina’s Favorite Father’s Day Activities Plus the Summertime Cocktail He Recommends Making Dad

CA_blog_Michael_Mina_June16_v1e

To say that Chef Michael Mina is prolific would be an understatement. The San Francisco-based chef is owner of over 20 restaurants across the country, including the celebrated Bourbon Steak Los Angeles at The Americana at Brand. He is a James Beard Award-winning chef and the recipient of multiple prestigious Michelin stars. He’s also famous for ‘Cook Taste Eat,’ an online destination for all things food- and recipe-related.

His focus on balance of flavors and brightness of taste and ingredients are signature components of his cooking and an aspect that keeps fans of his food always coming back for more.

For Father’s Day, Chef Mina, who has two sons of his own, is opting for casual fare in the form of grilled corn and steak, plus a couple of cocktails to sip on throughout the afternoon.

Here, the successful chef and entrepreneur shares what he loves to do most on Father’s Day, as well as the cocktail recipe he suggests whipping up to toast Dad.

What are your favorite Father’s Day traditions both growing up and now with your own children?

Quality time together and being outdoors in the warm summer weather cannot be beat–unless there’s an NBA finals game on! The finals usually line up with Father’s Day; if there is a game on, you can bet we’ll be watching it.

What are a few of your favorite brunch recipes for someone who might want to create an at-home Father’s Day menu?

When I think of Father’s Day, I think of roasted corn on the cob, a perfectly grilled steak and a great tomato salad. For earlier in the day, my go-to is always bagels and lox with a Bloody Mary (my wife Diane makes the best!) to start the day.

Is there a decadent dish at Bourbon Steak LA that feels right for treating Dad on Father’s Day?

There is never a wrong time for a lobster pot pie!  Chef Kyle Johnson also has a beautiful bone-in rib eye that’s also perfect.

What would you suggest as the perfect cocktail for Dad to enjoy while grilling or dining on Father’s Day?

Pisco Sour is a favorite! It has a nice smokiness and bright flavors.

CA_blog_Michael_Mina_June16_v1f2

What You’ll Need:

2 parts Pisco (a white Brandy made in Peru from muscat grapes)
1 part lime juice
1 part simple syrup
1 egg white
3 parts ice
Angostura bitters

How to Make It:

Blend together Pisco, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white with ice. Strain mixture into old-fashioned glasses. Top with a few drops of Angostura bitters.

GF_blog_Michael_Mina_June16_v1f3

*If you are interested in any of these items for purchase, please contact our concierge at 323.900.8080.  or you can even contact him via vidmate apk

All items are subject to availability.

 

Father’s Day at The Grove

CA_Seasonal_FathersDay_BlogPostHeader_1200x600_v1_052416

Considering the love, support and countless pep talks fathers bestow upon their children, one day of robust celebration seems the least we can do for the hardworking dads in our lives.

Fathers tend to teach us the tenets for living a good life, full of honesty, integrity and hard work. They also teach us the most essential outdoor grilling and car maintenance skills, and instill in us a deep appreciation for all things sports-related.

Gift ideas are truly plentiful as you think about items that support his favorite hobbies and interests as well as areas where he could use a little help. For instance, one category where Dad may not generally treat himself is with top-of-the-line grooming gadgets and skin-saving products.

For that, Kiehl’s has a vast array of face wash, shaving creams and serums that are perfect for every day. From daily maintenance to anti-aging formulas and shaving essentials, Dad will appreciate an effective regimen that makes him look and feel pampered.

Mark the occasion with these and other thoughtful tokens that show how much we appreciate Dad’s devotion. Whether it’s the best in grilling accessories, tools for making the perfect cocktail, gadgets for staying fit or pieces that add even more style to his wardrobe, consider these gift ideas as a way to say “Thank You” this Father’s Day.

*If you are interested in any of these items for purchase, please contact Concierge Services at 323.900.8080. For a complete listing of stores, click here for our directory.

From June 8 to 19, Caruso Rewards members can earn up to 5,000 double points at participating Father’s Day Gift Guide retailers. If you aren’t already a member, click here to join today.

All items are subject to availability.

Want stay up-to-date with the latest news, events and fashion advice like this?
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TODAY

Fashion Advice from Melissa Magsaysay:
Summer Style

CA_SummerStory_BlogPostHero_960x470_v2b_051116_preview

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all of the amazing perks that Southern California has to offer.

From sun soaked hikes to long days spent at the beach, the outdoors are calling and the right active wardrobe and accessories, that are as stylish as they are practical, can help kick off the season with a bang.

When it comes to athleisure and a workout-ready wardrobe, Beyonce’s new Ivy Park line works whether doing some outdoor shopping or going on a neighborhood stroll. It has the same edgy, street aesthetic that the pop icon is known for and raises the bar on what’s possible with comfortable, casual clothing.

For brightening up those basic black leggings and tank tops, Nike and The Gap have a vast array of colorful, graphic print options that make switching out or mixing up basic staples easy and inspired for summer activities. Try mixing up your florals and patterns with your fitness clothes. It’s a bold move, but just like in fashion, playing with prints can be fun, plus make for an outfit that moves beyond your workout.

Sneakers are also an easy way to inject some summer-ready vibes into your outdoor wardrobe. There are endless options of bold brights, floral or animal print styles that transition seamlessly from the studio to the street, plus liven up a post-workout look of jeans and a T-shirt.

And while outdoors working out or simply enjoying the season, sun protection that’s sweat proof and effective is easy to come by when it’s packaged as a portable stick with a sport-ready formula.

While sun block helps beat the heat from the outside, try keeping cool from the inside as well, with a chilled concoction from Pressed Juicery. The delicious juices are as refreshing as they are delicious and make summer snacking lighter and healthier.

From brightening up an active summer wardrobe to finding the right sun protection and cool, edgy sneakers, kicking off summer has never been easier or more stylish.

Inspired to get in shape? Join us for We Run the Grove on June 12. Register here.

Grove_SummerStory_ContentImage_700x800_v2_051816

*If you are interested in any of these items for purchase, please contact our concierge at 323.900.8080.

All items are subject to availability.

 

Love Starts Here: The Grove 2016 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Grove_VdayGiftGuide_BlogHeader_619x412_v1_020116

Find all the gifts guaranteed to get their hearts racing. This Happy Valentine’s Day, all signs point to stylish, thoughtful and swoon worthy items that make a day about love that much sweeter.

 

Prices and availability subject to change.

The Grove 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Grove_HolidayGiftGuide_EmailHeader_700x200_v1_121115

her Grove_HolidayGiftGuide_Him_BlogTab_200x50_v1_120115 Grove_HolidayGiftGuide_Kids_BlogTab_200x50_v1_120115

 

Happy new year images

It’s the most festive time of the  new year 2017 when holiday parties abound as well as the anxiety of finding the perfect gift. We’ve compiled a range of chic clothing and accessories and must-have beauty products for you or your best girl. We’ve got Chloe’s Hudson Mini Shoulder Bag which is the perfect statement piece to transition to spring. Honest Beauty’s Truly Kissable Lip Crayon, which works well for day and night – perfect for the post-work holiday party. Below, these ideas plus 10 more to give (and receive) this holiday season.

 


Grove_HolidayGiftGuide_Him_BlogHeader_658x480_v1_121115
What do you get for the stylish man in your life who has everything? The classic Gucci Damo Driving Loafer is the perfect luxe gift. A Chemex the budding barista in your family or Tovolo® Ice Molds for the whiskey lover. Check out our other picks below.

 


Grove_HolidayGiftGuide_Kids_BlogHeader_658x480_v2_121515
The holidays are here, and that means the California air gets a little crisper. Keep those kiddies warm with stylish gifts like the adorable Happy Face Pom-Pom Beanie and the Janie and Jack Sweater Slipper. For the creative kids, Seedling and Pottery Barn have great viva video build-your-own toys!


*Prices and availability subject to change.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

TOPSHOP TOPMAN – BLACK FRIDAY

By Topshop Topman

Topshop Topman at The Grove opens at 6am on Black Friday (November 28) and will be offering 30% off selected lines. Check out the video above for a little taste of what we have in store starting today! Make you sure you come in to see the entire selection of our Black Friday sales.

Starring: (in order of appearance)
Navy Kanye M1 Bomber: $50
Burgundy Kanye M1 Bomber: $50
Bronze Lurex Sweater: $84 & Black Leather Pants: $44.80
Navy Bomber: $50
Green Parka: $77 & Floral Dress: $91
Grey Skinny Jogger: $25
Orange Wool Blend Matching Set Top: $53.20 & Pants: $58.80
Black Oxley Parka: $100
Camel Coat: $154
Black Play Suit: $80.50
Plaid Jacket: $156
Grey Lewis Peacoat: $125 & Black Skinny Joggers: $25
Red Plaid Shirt: $42 & Blue Leather Jacket: $77 & Black Cargo Pants: $47.60
Black Bralette: $25.20 & Faux Fur Jacket: $119 & Metallic Skirt: $52.50
Tweedy Rib Cardigan: $56

Happy shopping!