Chic Eats- Bread Lounge



There are a few things outside of fashion that I obsess over. One of them being fitness, and another being FOOD! And there you go, the secret is out, I’m avid about working out because I LOVE to eat! Although I would love to learn how to cook one day, due to me & my husband’s work schedule, we find ourselves eating out quite often. I mentioned in my recent post HERE that in 2014 I would love to take some of those passion projects off of hold, and bring them to life. Done and done! I’ve always wanted to start a little food project, where I document some of my most memorable eateries, and hidden gems that I’ve discovered. So when I met a talented Photographer Christine, Choi, at a coffee shop,  we soon discovered we shared the same passion of food, fashion, and photography. And from that day forward a new project was born- Chic Eats.

Every week I will be posting a Chic Eats- where i’ll be revealing my favorite cafes and restaurants. Some of these places you may have heard of, but some are hidden gems that I somehow stumbled upon. And of course- tying it with fashionable attire to wear to these locations. Besides food and fashion go hand in hand, right?






























Photography by Christine Choi

As i’m a sucker for hole in the wall bakeries & cafes, i’m constantly searching for places where I can quickly grab a coffee and go! I discovered Bread Lounge not to long ago, and let me tell you, it really lives up to its name. This place can easily be unnoticed as it is tucked away in the industrial part of downtown. From their Focaccia, pretzel, baguettes, danishes,croissants , and to their freshly baked pizzas this place is for all your carb lovers (I mean…who isn’t?). My personal favorite is the Timbale, the creme filled bread shown above, which is an extremely fluffy brioche bread filled with creme patissiere. Although I usually just grab some pastries for the girls at the office along with some coffee and go, I heard that their lunch menu is fantastic! Also the fact that they serve Handsome Coffee is a major plus. Good bread and good coffee, I mean…. what more does a girl need?

Now on to the outfit. There’s nothing more appropriate than pairing your leather skinnys with a trenchcoat to a cafe. It has always been a parisian fantasy of mine to bike to the neighborhoods’ bakery, in a trenchcoat and a tousled bun, all while in Paris.  Unfortunately i’ll never be a parisian, but fortunately I have a cute trenchcoat and a yummy baguette. I guess that will do for now!

Lastly I would love know what you guys think of this new “Chic Eats” series! Let me know if you guys know of any hidden gems that I should try out!

The Bread Lounge – 700 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021


P.S I decided that it only would make sense if I finally started a YELP account with our new “Chic Eats” series. Please follow my new food adventures on Yelp HERE.


Trenchcoat- *Storets (see how I transform this trench in 20 different ways HERE)

Sweater- Halogen( similar one HERE & HERE)

Leather- AG Jeans

Necklace- *Jennifer Zeuner

Rings- Melinda Maria Designs  & Alexa Leigh

Bracelet- *Coordinates, *Dean Davidson

Sunglasses- Quay (similar one HERE &HERE)

Purse- Saint Laurent

Boots- Reed Krakoff (old, but similar one HERE & HERE)

  • Lalit mehta says:

    “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

  • GAaaaaahhhh I can’t express how excited I am for this topic series! I not only love the fact that you focus on fashion, but now that you feature eateries I’m more stoked. I live in the South Bay area and always on the lookout for food-related things, and if it has to do with coffee and pastries I’m all over it. Man, one of these days I’ll run into ya at an LA cafe, lol. If I do I’ll say hi. As long as you’re not weirded out by my over-enthusiasm. 😉

  • Love, love, love this post Chriselle. The photos look absolutely amazing!

    xo, Alina

  • Nhat-Ha says:

    Sometimes I wonder how your daily life looks 😀 It looks like someone is following you around to take pictures, like a paparazi. Must be really fun, especially when other ppl are looking at you strangly

  • you look wonderful, love the accesories<3

  • Emmy says:

    I just wrote a post on you! You have the most effortless and lovely style. Plus you are one of the prettiest girls I’ve seen :) Your wardrobe leaves me speechless! It is motivating me to work harder and I admire the professionalism of your blog.

    • Chriselle says:

      Hi Emmy. Thank you for writing about me in your blog. I just checked it out, and its such a lovely post! Keep blogging & stay chic <3 xoxo Chriselle

  • Erica M says:

    Wow! Loving your shoes and gold rings :) I am loving these new food blogs..very cool!

    • Chriselle says:

      Thanks Erica! Glad you love the new food blog! I’m such a foodie at heart, I thought it would make total sense to share one of my passions with y’all! xoxo Chriselle

  • Juliet Ly says:

    Those sunnies and that sweater is so cute!

    • Chriselle says:

      Thank you Juliet! Although I love my glamorous cat eyes, i’ve really been into more retro round glasses as of lately. Have a wonderful day! xoxo Chriselle

  • Juliet Ly says:

    All of those pastries look so good! And I love those stacked rings!

  • I started a food and fashion collage series on my blog last year and loved how in sync the two can really be! The two best things in life married togethwr. Love this post lady and definitely reconfirms my idea of continuing to combine the two this year too! X

    • Chriselle says:

      Thanks Maria!I agree with you sometimes the best things in life go hand in hand, right? Food & fashion..what more does a girl need? 😛 xoxo Chriselle

  • Jasmin says:

    great outfit, love the trench coat.

  • Jackie says:

    Love the idea of combining fashion and food = my two favorite things!!! Looking forward to the weekly posts!!!

    • Chriselle says:

      Thanks Jackie! I’m extremely excited about these Food posts as it is one of my passions. Love that we share common interests :) xoxo Chriselle

  • Gorgeous photos and your outfit is divine!

  • What a nice project to start! My three passions on the blog is health, animals, fashion hence my blog name H.A.F. Addict. Really happy that your tying food into ur blog!

  • DTbball09 says:

    Great Series! I would love to see more of Chic Eats! I love food myself!
    Also, can you also do a video about beach fashion? :) Thanks Chriselle!

  • Inna says:

    Buon appetite !!!

  • I’m so excited to work with Chriselle and to finally see these photos shared! We have so much more to share with you all. I love Bread Lounge! It’s a great addition to downtown Los Angeles. Make sure to try their sandwiches and soups!

    • Chriselle says:

      Extremely thrilled to be working with you Christine on this project! You are incredibly talented, and i’m so blessed to be working with you! GO US! xoxo Chriselle

  • Sarah R says:

    I love the idea of Chic Eats. I hope to read more soon. And the pictures look great! So does the food XD

  • Liz says:

    Love it pics! You look fab and the food looks delish!

  • Kristi says:

    Yummy! Those chocolate croissants look amazing…

  • So happy as these are my three lives as well. Fashion, fitness, and food. The trifecta!! Chic eats…so excited



  • My three passions as well! Truly! Fashion, fitness, and food…the perfect trifecta! I’m so happy about chic food!



  • Eni says:

    Delicious food and great outfit! Love the boots!

  • Bea says:

    Love this idea!! Although I don’t live in LA, one day if I do go I can use your Chic Eats to guide my food outings!! And I’m so glad you’re starting one of your passion projects already! Looking forward this series on your blog! You could do some fun videos about this as well! :)

  • TERESA says:

    Love the booties and that trench! Very nice motion shots of you!


  • Natali says:

    Mmmmm! Everything looks so fresh and delicious!

  • Marie says:

    Love the idea! And your outfit is gorgeous!

    Lots of love from Berlin,

  • Can’t wait to read all your dining secrets…and I love that outfit!

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