Welcome to M Loves M!


My name is Mara {pronounced MAR-ah, as opposed to MER-ah} and I am based in sunny Los Angeles, California. M Loves M is a lifestyle blog focusing on a classic, feminine and fun approach to style, food and entertaining, and living. This site started in 2009 as a creative outlet and online diary for me while I was working towards law school. Since then it’s documented my love of fashion, cooking and home design. I hope you find this site relatable and inspirational, and most of all I hope we can be friends. I’m so glad you’re here!


I started M Loves M in 2009 when I was working at a law firm and studying for the LSAT. My full intention was to be a public interest lawyer. This was what I had been working towards throughout college, even working for the Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco. I’ve always had journals and diaries growing up and loved the idea that I could have an online diary that would go with me where I went. Once I started blogging, though, I realized how much I loved writing and most importantly loved the fashion industry. I decided to put my law school dreams on hold for awhile and I started interning for a magazine in Los Angeles. From there I worked for an online store at their Head Buyer and Stylist for several years and then in Marketing for a shoe brand. All the while, keeping up M Loves M. I documented my engagement, wedding, adopting my dog Ginger, and, most recently buying a house. I’ve loved sharing with my readers and I’m excited for what’s to come!


M Loves M has been featured on The Glitter Guide, The Every Girl, Huffington Post, Refinery29, and in several issues of People StyleWatch Mag and Marie Claire, including being named one of the “Blogs We Love” in the Vanity Fair September 2014 issue. M Loves M has partnered with brands like Nordstrom, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Dolce & Gabbana, Ted Baker, ASOS, Pottery Barn, and T.J. Maxx. If you’re interested in working with Mara feel free to send me an email.


One of the best things that has come from blogging has been to be a part of this incredible online community, that has introduced me to some very wonderful people and, in turn, has helped me grow as a person. I’ve built friendships and relationships with bloggers and readers all over the world that I know will last for years to come. For that, I am so grateful. I always love hearing from my readers so feel free to email me if you want to say hi, ask a question, or get some styling advice! I love hearing from you!

Thank you for visiting!