With stars in their eyes and talent in their genes, L.A.’s cultured millennials embark on the ultimate vacation.
No one knows how to do a Golden State summer better than a bona fide California girl. “A few things I never go without are sunscreen, my reflective sunglasses, bikinis and more bikinis. And, of course, my surfboard,” says Izzy Smidt, 15. Together with her sister and friends, the tight-knit group of L.A. natives spent a day doing what they do best: trying on clothes, swapping stories, and turning the camera on themselves, all while soaking up the sun. Talk about squad goals.
Olivia Jade Giannulli, 16, and Bella Giannulli, 17
For sisters Olivia Jade and Bella, summer means equal parts work and play. While Bella films a Christmas movie for the Hallmark Channel and heads to acting camp, Olivia Jade is bound for online video convention VidCon to promote her increasingly popular makeup-centric YouTube channel (youtube.com/oliviajadebeauty). With more than 175,000 subscribers, “it’s slowly taking over as a profession,” says the incoming high-school junior. In addition to inheriting their acting chops from their mom, Full House star Lori Loughlin (dad is designer Mossimo Giannulli, founder of lifestyle clothing brand Mossimo), the siblings also share a love for all things Los Angeles. When they’re not spending their free time dining poolside at their favorite spots including the Beverly Hills Hotel, expect to find the duo shopping or swimming. Says Bella, “When I am in town this summer, I plan to go to the beach every day.” @oliviag123; @bellagiannulli.
Cairo Dwek, 18
It’s been a busy year for Cairo: In addition to graduating from high school this spring and getting accepted to USC, the 18-year-old also inked a contract with Ford Models. Though she’s headed to London to model this summer, followed by trips to Italy and France to spend time with family, California is always in her heart. Her perfect day in L.A. includes meals at her favorite restaurants (Zinque, Porta Via and Katsuya top the list), and time spent with her mom (philanthropist Alexandra Dwek), boyfriend and best friend. The best part of being a California girl? “Waking up to the sun,” she says. @cairo_dwek.
Cambrie Schroder, 19, and Faith Schroder, 14
“There’s never a boring day in this town,” says Cambrie. One look at what’s on the Next Model’s plate and we’re inclined to agree. On top of her studies at Pepperdine, the 19-year-old channels her energy into her role as a health and fitness expert, sharing her motivational tips across her social media platforms and in pop-up @fitwithcambrie workout classes taking place across SoCal this summer. And if there’s anyone who can keep up the pace it’s her 14-year-old sister, Faith, who’s juggling a budding modeling career (she’s also signed with Next) with online high-school courses. “My ideal summer day would be going to the beach with friends, then go out to a supercute restaurant with my family, and then vintage shopping with my mom,” says Faith. Alongside their two brothers, both sisters appeared in the 2013 film Our Wild Hearts directed by their dad, Ricky Schroder, who co-wrote the screenplay with their mom, Andrea. @cambrieschroder; @faithschroder.
Izzy Smidt, 15, and Abby Smidt, 17
Sisters and high-school students Abby and Izzy both agree that the best way to start the day is with a workout, whether it’s a Body by Simone or SoulCycle class. “Another one of my favorite things to do on a great summer day is to head to Malibu and surf,” says Izzy. And while summer translates into plenty of time spent with their toes in the sand, the sisters have to earn it first: Abby is set to intern under legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, while Izzy will devote her time to charity work in Los Angeles (parents Susan and Eric Smidt are noted philanthropists). “I couldn’t imagine growing up anywhere else besides L.A.,” says Abby. “California pretty much has it all, from skiing to the beach.” @abbyysmidt; @izzyysmidt.
Photography by KAYT JONES.
Styling by ALISON EDMOND.
Market Editor: REBECCA RUSSELL.