Chic Eats- Bread Lounge

posted by on 2014.01.06, under Chic Eats, LIFESTYLE



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)


“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

Lalit mehta ( January 13, 2014 at 12:29 AM )

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. ;)

Ellie@Fit for the soul ( January 7, 2014 at 7:47 PM )

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

xo, Alina

STYLE BY ALINA ( January 7, 2014 at 2:06 AM )

Sometimes I wonder how your daily life looks :D 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

Nhat-Ha ( January 7, 2014 at 1:26 AM )

so beautiful :) love your outfit!

VANILLA JUNGLE ( January 7, 2014 at 1:20 AM )

you look wonderful, love the accesories<3

Simona Huidiu ( January 6, 2014 at 11:34 PM )

wonderful trench!


monkeyshines ( January 6, 2014 at 10:10 PM )

    Thank u hun! I’ve worn this trench so many times! I get so much use out of it :) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:23 PM )

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.

Emmy ( January 6, 2014 at 8:57 PM )

    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

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:23 PM )

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

Erica M ( January 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM )

    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

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:24 PM )

Those sunnies and that sweater is so cute!

Juliet Ly ( January 6, 2014 at 3:11 PM )

    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

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:25 PM )

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

Juliet Ly ( January 6, 2014 at 3:10 PM )

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

Maria Lee | Mia Loves Pretty ( January 6, 2014 at 2:42 PM )

    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? :P xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:26 PM )

great outfit, love the trench coat.

Jasmin ( January 6, 2014 at 2:18 PM )

    Thanks Jasmin! A girls gotta have a good trench! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:26 PM )

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

Jackie ( January 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM )

    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

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:27 PM )

Gorgeous photos and your outfit is divine!

Chelsea Leigh ( January 6, 2014 at 1:16 PM )

    Thank you Chelsea! Glad you loved todays outfit :) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:27 PM )

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!

H.A.F. Addict by Laurina W ( January 6, 2014 at 12:24 PM )

    How creative! Love what you stand for! Health, animals, and fashion! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:28 PM )

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!

DTbball09 ( January 6, 2014 at 12:18 PM )

    Hi love! Glad you love food as much as I do! Beach fashion? sure! Possibly when it gets closer to the spring/summer! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM )

Mmmm just became hungry!

Saša ( January 6, 2014 at 11:50 AM )

    Haha! Hope you went to go grab a pastry after reading this post :) xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM )

Buon appetite !!!

Inna ( January 6, 2014 at 11:07 AM )

    Yes! Bon appetite <3

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM )

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!

Christine Choi ( January 6, 2014 at 10:52 AM )

    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

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:30 PM )

    Thanks Hana! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:30 PM )

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

Sarah R ( January 6, 2014 at 9:22 AM )

    Thanks Sarah! Glad you love this post. I’m extremely excited to share with you guys my food passion! xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:31 PM )

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

Liz ( January 6, 2014 at 8:56 AM )

    Thank you Liz! Hope I didn’t make you too hungry after this post :P xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:32 PM )

Yummy! Those chocolate croissants look amazing…

Kristi ( January 6, 2014 at 8:17 AM )

    Hi Kristi! I’m craving one now as we speak! haha :P xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:32 PM )

Delicious post ♡ loved the look!!


Joana Leite ( January 6, 2014 at 8:03 AM )

    Thank you Joana! Hope I didn’t make you too hungry after this post :P xoxo Chriselle

    Chriselle ( January 6, 2014 at 11:35 PM )

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



Eye like fashion ( January 6, 2014 at 6:59 AM )

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



Eye like fashion ( January 6, 2014 at 6:57 AM )

Love your ring!

Dress To Cook

Rona ( January 6, 2014 at 5:28 AM )

Great pics! This looks so good!

Leesa ( January 6, 2014 at 5:27 AM )

Lovely photos looks delicious:)

fashmongers ( January 6, 2014 at 4:20 AM )

Delicious food and great outfit! Love the boots!

Eni ( January 6, 2014 at 3:50 AM )

looks so yum!
gorgeous outfit

natalie ( January 6, 2014 at 3:48 AM )

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! :)

Bea ( January 6, 2014 at 3:34 AM )

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


TERESA ( January 6, 2014 at 3:12 AM )

Mmmmm! Everything looks so fresh and delicious!

Natali ( January 6, 2014 at 2:56 AM )

Love the idea! And your outfit is gorgeous!

Lots of love from Berlin,

Marie ( January 6, 2014 at 2:53 AM )

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

thecitygourmand ( January 6, 2014 at 2:47 AM )


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