• UO Your Room: California Living with Jamee Jones


    We catch up with California creative Jamee Jones to check out his new space and give his apartment a new UO upgrade. Scroll on to read more. 
    Photos by Duy Nguyen 


    It’s been a while since we last checked in. What have you been up to lately? 
    It has! Like last June or July when all I could think about were mai tais and cute boys! 

    As of lately, I've been exploring the City of Angels as a new transplant. I made the transition from Oakland to LA just after the new year. 

    I totally had reservations about LA in the beginning -- it's a tough city to navigate -- but I just had to get myself together real quick one day with a little mindfulness check. Since then it's been great. I've welcomed LA with an open mind and in return it's welcomed me with a whole new set of experiences and friendships. I'm really, really thankful. 


    What’s your favorite thing about L.A.?  
    The @overheardla instagram account! I am OBSESSED! 

    Do you have any favorite spots so far? 
    Omg, yes, so many. 

    Salt and Straw in Larchmont. Favorite flavors: Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons and the Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts. 

    Echo Park Lake. It's like Lake Merritt (Oakland) with Dolores Park (San Francisco) vibes. Just think beautiful landscape, chic LA hipster types, and cute picnic style setups. I love it. 

    Griffith Observatory is the place to come to catch those gorgeous views of LA and the Hollywood sign. Be sure to bring someone special here at sunset! 💕

    The Eagle and Akbar in Silverlake. Great Atmosphere. Devoted company. Solid parties. And Disco. Hello! 💃🏿 

    Squaresville and L.A.G. vintage are favorite boutiques to shop. Muumuus, kaftans, kimonos, and fringe galore. What more could I ask for! 😍
     
    Koreatown is a hot spot for entertainment, themed bars & restaurants, and 24 hour Korean BBQ spots. Hungry after the clurb? Just come to Ktown! Yesssss, get that kimchi! Be sure to eat at the Prince and walk over to HMS Bounty for cocktails! 

    Grand Central Market in DTLA. This place is an emporium of good food! There are so many options! Get a taco, grab an egg roll.   Whatever you want!


    Tell us about your home there. How is the space coming together? 
    It's a cute little space that I share with my friend and roommate, Danny. It's only been a short amount of time that we've occupied the place but it's coming together day by day. I was lucky enough to refresh the space with several new UO HOME pieces and give it a little more pizzazz. I just need someone to help with wall art! I'm always so confused and everything I try to put up just ends up feeling off. How do people do it?? HELP

    What UO products did you pick to refresh your new space? How did you use them? 
    I chose a macrame wall piece to hang as a panel, throw pillows for the day bed, a few other accent pieces like candles, and this gorgeous, gorgeous Lupita Chenelle dream rug to liven up the space. 


    What’s the key to setting up the perfect apartment?  
    Know your style. This will help give you a start with where to begin in terms of decor and what to hunt for and buy. If you're on a budget, hit up the thrift store. I have found so many knick knacks and treasures here.

    What's your style? 
    Eclectic, boho, vintage, western. 

    Where do you get your home inspiration?
    Antique shops, dreams, chic af hotels, friends with great taste, and things I've seen in either home magazines, tv, or online. 


    What’s on your summer playlist this year? 
    Finally Cece - Peniston
    Love Come Down - Evelyn Champagne King
    Heartbreaker - Mariah Carey (remix) 
    4th Of July - Kelis 
    My Boo - Ghost Town DJ's 
    This is What You Came For - Calvin Harris ft Rihanna 
    I would Die 4 U - Prince 
    Lucky Star - Madonna 
    Drake - Passionfruit 
    Cruel Summer - Bananarama
    We've Got A Love Thang (Silky 7) Four Tops & Cece Peniston 
    Slide - Calvin Harris ft Frank Ocean
    This Time I know It's for Real - Donna Summer 
    P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
    The Boy is Mine - Brandy & Monica
    Heatwave - Martha & the Vandellas 
    Take Me Home - Cher
    Rock With U - Janet Jackson
    I've Got Just What You Need - Cheryl Lynn
    Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani 
    Too Close - Next 

    What’s next for you? 
    Exploring more of LA and manifesting more magic. 


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