I’ve realized that all of the blog posts I have written thus far have focused on blogs based in New York City, so I am switching gears. Today I’m focusing on a blog based in the only other city besides their own New Yorkers know exist: L.A.
The blog Cupcakes and Cashmere is written by a fashionista living in Los Angeles. Go figure. If you’re not that into fashion (or seeing what this random woman wears everyday) don’t be turned away from this blog just yet. Emily, the author, also writes about home décor, cooking and baking, DIY projects, and more.
While fashion is the main focus of Emily’s blog, it is most definitely not limited to it. Emily is constantly trying out new recipes and making meals and treats from scratch. It’s actually quite unbelievable how many different things she tries making at home. I think she’s brave for making homemade donuts, candy, gnocchi, bagels, pretzels, Cheez-Its, and more. Personally, I don’t think I would ever attempt to make those things. Maybe that’s just because I’m not the greatest chef, which Emily clearly is.
Not only is the author of this cutesie blog an awesome chef, she also is great at crafting. She makes homemade gifts all of the time. She has even made her own stationary, candles, teabags (what?!), and more. Emily often gives her clothes and accessories makeovers as well. From purses to sunglasses to button downs, she’s done it all.
Some other things that Emily features on her blog are decorating and some traveling. She is constantly purchasing new things to decorate her (and her husband’s) home and rearranging furniture and what not. She’s clearly a very creative person. I also like the fact that she does a good amount of traveling. Not a lot but a decent amount. She was recently married and went to Italy for her honeymoon, she also frequents New York (woohoo!) for interviews and other things related to fashion, and she travels to places close to L.A. or other towns in California.
Overall, Emily has a blog that covers a lot of different things, which is most likely the reason why it has been so successful. She even wrote a book, which was also very successful, based on the stuff she covers on her blog. While I most likely won’t make most of the stuff she cooks or attempt any of her DIY projects, I still love her blog. She’s a good writer and branches out further than fashion. I suggest anyone interested in home décor, fashion, and cooking to check out Cupcakes and Cashmere!