Beauty from the Kitchen Pantry

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The Housewife’s helpful post about the many unexpected uses of coconut oil got me thinking of my never-fail beauty remedy– one that also comes from the kitchen. Behold: That’s right; olive oil. Olive oil provides numerous health benefits, such as lowering your cholesterol levels, reducing your chance of a heart attack or stroke, and regulating […]

Winner of The Children’s Place Gift Card Contest!


A big thank you to our wonderful readers– everyone who commented on this post and all those who voted for us as one of Circle of Moms Top 25 Fashion & Beauty Moms, where we were designated one of the Most Influential sites! And your feedback about the type of content you like to see […]

Enter our $25 Gift Card Giveaway for Children’s Place!- CONTEST CLOSED


We’re over the moon to have been nominated for Circle of Moms Top 25 Fashion & Beauty Mom Blogs for 2013! Of course, we’re crossing our fingers that you’ll help us stay in the Top 25– especially since we LOVE Circle of Moms. With millions of community members, Circle of Moms is dedicated to making […]

Hästens Floor Model Sale


So California readers, are you kicking around any resolutions for 2013? How about “get better sleep”? Way better than “organize my garage,” right? Well, why not head over to the Hästens’ annual showroom sale for a slice of Swedish-perfected sleep at unbelievable prices? You aren’t dreaming (at least not yet)! Hästens’ annual floor model sale […]

Top Thanksgiving Conversation Starters, Courtesy of The Skimm


So it’s almost Thanksgiving, and you’re almost ready. Your turkey’s brining à la Alton Brown; your tablescape would make Martha proud. You’ve even managed to come up with a great outfit. But with all that cooking, cleaning, and decorating, you’re kind of clueless as to what’s been going on in the world. And this is […]

Classic California Style @ Serafina- Part 2

Agreed! A fabulous handbag is always worth a little splurge!

When I met up with Corina Madilian, the owner of transcendent boutique Serafina, I wanted a refresher on how a wardrobe of classics can carry me through seasonal style swings. Since Serafina is known for effortlessly blending the timeless with the trendy, it seemed like the perfect place to start. Well, our conversation was so […]

The Children’s Place Model Search- Enter to Win!

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Listen up ladies: We KNOW you love The Children’s Place, and we KNOW you’ve got some abso-fruitly gorgeous kiddos. So it’s a can’t-miss opportunity below: Calling all aspiring – and adorable – models. The Children’s Place is launching its second annual model search this fall to discover its next superstar. Does your little star shine […]

Classic California Style @ Serafina- Part 1


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least in terms of fashion, it is. We’ve all had a couple of weeks to ogle the latest fall trends, and believe me- I’ve been ogling away at hot looks like brocade, leather, even plaid. (And I LOVE how Downton Abbey it all is. Eat, drink, […]

Romano’s Macaroni Grill/ No Kid Hungry Partnership #macgrillgive


Romano’s Macaroni Grill reached out to us about their partnership with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. They shared the arresting statistic that one in five children in our beautiful country are hungry. Thankfully, they also shared a way to help fight it. Simply because we posted a scrumptious Italian recipe over on our […]

The Children’s Place for Fall


A few weeks ago, I posted a couple of pics from The Children’s Place Fall Preview event I attended here in LA. Like all collections since the appointment of head designer Michael Giannelli, the girls’ collection is particularly strong– brimming with age-appropriate takes on current trends. A few photos I snapped during the event: The […]