In 2013, stylist Kate Brien inadvertently launched View from the Topp when she decided to start chronicling her daily outfits. Today, Brien’s artful photography is a source of endless inspiration and guidance—especially for the shoe-obsessed. Followers can also “shopp” Brien’s favorite looks, from stripes and tie-dye to Birkenstocks and d’Orsay flats.
My perfect summer day would start with a morning walk to Cofax (cofaxcoffee.com) in West Hollywood for a latte (and maybe a doughnut). Next I would head up the coast to Charmlee Wilderness Park in Malibu with my fiance and my pup for a hike and a picnic full of goodies from John’s Garden (johnsgardenmalibu.com). After a quick dip in the ocean, we’d return home for an afternoon siesta. In the evening, I’d have friends over for homemade tacos and margaritas in our backyard.