24 HOURS IN LOS ANGELES

May 23, 2014 in: A Day in the Life Of, Coast Moments, In the Know, Travel

Have you heard? We have a fantastic competition running onsite for a chance to win a trip to LA! To inspire you, our lovely friends over at World Travel Guide have given us a great run-down of the perfect way of spending the day in the gorgeous city of Los Angeles…

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From its laid-back Pacific Ocean beaches, to Hollywood’s red carpet glamour, to its dramatic mountain backdrop; Los Angeles is a seductive, sometimes maddening, but always fascinating city.

Early rise: THE CLIMB

Featured in almost every movie set in LA, the Hollywood sign is a symbol of TinselTown that’s well worth seeing. Rise up early and hike through the mountains to see the sign up close as well as fantastic views of the city.

Morning: SHOP TIL YOU DROP

For affordable, trendy or vintage clothing finds, visit Melrose Avenue where the Melrose Trading Post flea market runs every Sunday from 9am to 5pm; you’ll find quirky treasures like old typewriters and 1920s rings. If you’re looking to splurge, venture to Beverly Hills and walk down Rodeo Drive, home to luxury stalwarts such as Tiffany & Co, Chanel and Gucci.

Noon: FILL UP

Fancy a juicy burger? Check out UMAMIcatessen on South Broadway Street, a hip offshoot to popular chain Umami Burger – Umami burgers, truffle burgers and fried doughnuts are the highlights. For a fancier feast, go to Beverly Hills for Il Pastaio (400 North Canon Drive), a popular Sicilian that almost always has a queue.

Afternoon: BREATHTAKING VIEWS

Ride the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier and marvel at the view of the California coastline. If you’re in LA over the summer, the Pier features free concerts on Thursday evenings as part of the Twilight Dance Series. Otherwise, be sure to visit the small but cute Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, just below the merry-go-round.

Evening: STAY TUNED

Nobu in West Hollywood (903 North La Cienega Boulevard) is a notorious celeb hangout – come for the scene, stay for the black cod miso. If celeb-spotting isn’t your thing, try the original Matsuhisa branch and its low-key vibe instead. After dark, catch a show at The Roxy (9009 West Sunset Boulevard) or head to Create Nightclub (6021 Hollywood Boulevard) and dance the night away.

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Sold? Plan your trip with World Travel Guide’s LA guide.

>>Don’t forget to count the hummingbirds on our site to win<<

 GOOD LUCK!

 

Coast AW 2014 Press Day: Dressing Up Is Fun!

May 16, 2014 in: Be Inspired, Coast Moments, In the Know, Trend Report

On Wednesday, across London in a gorgeous Fitzroy Square town house Coast previewed our fabulous new AW14 collection to a collection of industry insiders.

18{Winter Pastel Gowns and Canapes}

Arriving to their very own personalised Coast coffee cups, the world’s fashion press and bloggers were whisked up the stunning Georgian stairwell decorated with inspiring words and accessory-laden fluffy clouds to the see our beautiful new collection for Autumn Winter 2014.

01{Pug puppies: the ultimate AW14 accessory}

17{Gorgeous Blooms and Winter Pastels}

Surrounded by autumn leaves, our guests were taken on a wonderful journey in the day of a Coast customer. Starting the day with Modern Romance, where winter pastels and florals were set against the background of fresh cut peonies, hyacinths and hydrangeas. Hidden amongst the fresh blooms were highlights of our new collection of statement jewellery in fondant shades and boucle clutch bags.

13{Pastel Coats and Eyelash Knits}

12{Statement Jewels with Textured Dresses}

04{Textured Bags in pale blues, baby pinks and chartreuses}

03{The key Fluffy Knit Top for AW14}

Taking the fun and light-hearted look of the day through desk to dinner, our Day to Night collection plays with darker shades of merlot, teal, navy and bronze to create a luxe selection of sophisticated seperates. Featuring mixtures of luxe fabrics, feather trims and co-ordinated sets are all finished with faux fur in these rich colours.

02{Teal feathers and chartreuse lace}

09{Bold ’60s graphic prints and modern shapes}

10{A sneak peek at our new look book images}

Downstairs, we were transported into the glamorous evening setting surrounded by disco balls, bright lights and the city landscape. Perfect for the collection of all-out glamour pieces and red-carpet dresses. Sequins, floor-length gowns and dark jacquards were highlighted with magenta and petrol blues. Grey voluminous midi skirts and embellished knits were teamed together for a truly luxurious blend of eveningwear textures.

06{Bold accessories to brighten any AW14 outfit}

16{Statement coats with sequins, sequins and more sequins}

11{Elaborately Embellished Sweatshirts}

14{Lovely Bloggers Becca Rose and Arabella Golby at the event}

After all that glamour, is it bad to say we’re excited about Winter already?

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{Our new mantra: Dressing Up is Fun!}

If you are feeling inspired by our team’s hard work but still want to enjoy the Summer sun, why not take a look at our new High Summer Collection ?