Beauty from the Kitchen Pantry

olive oil

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nieves Lavi Dress on New Mom Kourtney Kardashian


Many moons ago, I wrote about repurposing basic maxi dresses as maternity wear. Kourtney Kardashian just showed how to take that principle postpartum. Check her stepping out in a colorful Nieves Lavi caftan below: Especially knowing how miserably hot it’s been here in SoCal, I give Kourtney a big thumbs up for this breezy look. […]

Summer Boys’ @ The Children’s Place


It’s my little guy’s first summer as a toddler, and here are just some of the things we plan to do: Learn to slide at the park Build sandcastles on two different seasides Eat watermelon outside (possibly with fireworks in the background) Bake deliciously messy cupcakes Work on kicking a soccer ball With all of […]

Getting Revenge In Style- Part 2

Yesterday I shared my love of Revenge– particularly the fashions those Hamptons ladies wear. In honor of tonight’s finale, I created the following tribute: a fashion face-off between neighboring nemeses Victoria and Emily. As value is always a priority here, I found Grayson-worthy pieces for Stowaway prices. Since Victoria loves to be the center of […]

Getting Revenge In Style- Part 1

For the past week, I’ve had a one-track mind, and it’s all about the Revenge finale airing tomorrow night! Emily’s crazy quest for vengeance makes compelling TV, but it doesn’t hurt that the show is so easy on the eyes. Just like the duality of Emily’s suitors (glittering pretty-boy Daniel and rugged mensch Jack), the […]