Miss A Columnist

Grace Yco is the San Diego Editor for Miss A. Denying her writinglust finally caught up with her. She was forced to trade in biology for blogging and hasn’t looked back since (moments spent Hermèsmerized notwithstanding).

She grew up in Japan, considers California home, but feels like she belongs in Paris. In her bag, you will always find three books: one for reading, one for writing and one for planning. Yes she has tablets, but committing to them is another story, and so that relationship remains complicated.

You can find her scouring the web, musing over luxury elitism vs. fashion democracy, and dilly-dallying in rapturous moments of absolute silence (she is not a nun). Grace is also sensitive. And sometimes funny. She’s a professional bikini bard by day and a bookworm by night.

Charitable And Stylish Holiday Gifts 2013: San Diego

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Don’t let the Southern California sunshine fool you – holiday season will be upon us before you know it! That’s why here at Miss A San Diego, we’ve scouted around for the most stylish and charitable finds that will make for perfectly meaningful presents. From home goods to clothing to jewelry, the city of […]

Gorjana & Griffin: A California Brand That Gives Back

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Designer and Founder Gorjana Reidel (Photo credit: Gorjana & Griffin)

It’s not everyday that you come across a fashion company that builds charity right into their brand DNA. Gorjana & Griffin has done just that–made philanthropy and the support of social causes an integral part of their company mission. While most brands are […]

Community Conscious Fig Tree Cafe Opens Third Location In San Diego

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(Photo Credit: Fig Tree Cafe)

One of the newest restaurants to hit Pt. Loma’s Liberty Station is the charming Fig Tree Café. The third location to open after successful branches in Pacific Beach and Hillcrest, the café is set to host a new influx of locals looking for friendly, neighborhood dining.

The garden […]

Recap: San Diego’s 9th Annual Chef Showdown For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


San Diego’s 2013 Chef Showdown Champions, from left to right: Evgeny Anisimov, Jeff Josenhans, Scotty Wagner, Amy Dibiase (Team Captain), Lori Sauer and Percy Oani (Photo Credit: Chemistry PR)

With several hundred supporters in attendance and the aroma of gourmet food wafting through the general merriment and goodwill, San Diego’s 9th Annual Chef […]

San Diego’s 9th Annual Chef Showdown For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Photo Credit: Center For Community Solutions (CCS)

Though known mainly as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In a charity event honoring this cause and benefiting the services provided by the Center for Community Solutions (CCS), ten of San Diego’s top chefs […]

Argentina’s Finest Designers Show Spring 2014 Collection During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Argentina Designers MBFW SS14 ( Photo Credit: Thomas Garza)

Argentina Designers MBFW SS14 (Photo Credit: Thomas Garza)

Seven of Argentina’s finest showcased the top looks of their Spring 2014 Collections: Tenaz, Mariana Dappiano, Agostina Bianchi, Viviana Uchitel, Daniela Sartori, Fabian Zitta and Marcelo Giacobbe. Designers were selected by IMG based on their creativity and ability to show and capacity for international appeal. […]

Recap: Grand Opening of Lucky Bastard Saloon In San Diego

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Walk right on up to San Diego’s newest nightlife venue: a bi-level, modern day saloon outfitted with flat screen after flat screen, hearty food and drinks and friendly waitresses outfitted in theme with the wild, wild West. We’re talking about Lucky Bastard Saloon, the new center of high energy fun in San Diego’s Gaslamp […]

Herve Leger By Max Azria Spring 2014

Herve Leger SS14  ( Photo Credit: Thomas Garza)

Herve Leger SS14 ( Photo Credit: Thomas Garza)

The body conscious bandage dress will always be the signature mark of Herve Leger but this Spring 2014, the sexy ensemble is reinvented with eye-catching detail and embellishments. Think feminine-zipped-up-in-edge, literally.

Designer duo, Max and Lubov Azria set the runway ablaze with sex appeal tempered […]

Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2014

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Spring 2014 gets an edge with seasoned New York Fashion Week designer, Carmen Marc Valvo. His dresses and evening gowns have garnered a huge celebrity following, gracing many a red carpet affair. Actress Vanessa Williams, who was sitting front row during the show, even sported a pair of the same heels featured on the […]

Noon By Noor Spring 2014

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Fields of daises projected on walls greeted guests as they arrived for the Noon by Noor show. Returning for their third showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, the designer duo, cousins Shaikha Noor and Shaikha Haya, provided the full house with a breath of fresh Spring 2014 air.

With their native Bahrain’s 400 […]

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