The name is Laney. The apartment is in Manhattan, West Village, but my heart is in California.  I spend most my time online or behind the lens of my camera. Or cooking.

I work at Estée Lauder as the Director of Online Communications (although this blog is in no way shape or form sponsored by Estée Lauder).

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

You can contact me at helanecrowell{at}gmail{dot}com. I love hearing from readers with comments, suggestions, questions, etc so email away.



  1. Hi Laney,

    I’m so sorry for the random message but I emailed you a couple of years ago when I was looking for a fun place to celebrate my birthday (it was through dabagirls.com and you recommended 1Oak). Anyway, I need your expert advice again please!

    I impulsively bought a ticket to visit my friend in LA after a particularly awful week in NYC (I live there now). It’s my first trip to the west coast and I’m loving it! Me and my friend really want to go to Coachella but the tickets sold out while we were weighing the pros and cons of spending $320 each.

    Besides the festival, are the parties any fun? I’ve been told there’s always a lot going during and after the festival but I figured you would know if they were worth making the trip for. This past winter has been so brutal, I just want to enjoy some sunshine and great music while I’m still here.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks a million,

    Juwon Ajayi

    By the way, me and my friends love this blog to the point of obsession! Thanks for sharing so much with us : )

    • Hi Juwon, Sorry for the late response. I’ve been crazy busy lately! Thanks for being such a great reader! As for Coachella, I’m afraid I don’t have much advice. I’ve never been, but I have a lot of friends who love it. I say go, you don’t live once:) xox

  2. Hello!
    I loved your picture with the Merci cards from Design Design. Could I please post it on instagram, I will credit your blog.
    Best regards

  3. Hi Laney – where have you gone? You used to do the best outfit posts and have a great writing style. I imagine you are busy these days…would be great for you to make a come-back! You even helped inspire me to start a blog. You are missed.

  4. Hi Laney – I love your approach to travel food. I’ll be stopping through NYC on my way to Italy next month – is there a Juice Served equivalent in NYC you’d recommend to me to pick up some healthy foods for my trip? I know about Organic Avenue but would love to know if there is another spot you like better. : )



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