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One of my favorite things about summer is finding a great poolside or beach read and getting lost in the story. Every summer I try to read as many books as possible and I thought I’d share with you some of my favorites from over the years. You know, the ones you start reading at 10AM and by 3PM you’re eight chapters deep and look like a lobster. So slather on some suntan lotion and get ready to escape in a fantastic page-turner! Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann was the first of its kind, filled with tales of friendship, sex, drugs, and adultery,Read More →

Find out where to score March’s must haves, one of the best flea markets in LA, a poolside read about makeup and drug addiction, must see TV and movies, voodoo inspired donuts, a Mean Girls update, and the best indie album out in years. Adina Reyter – Pave Tusk Necklace, $398. Quay Australia – UKIYO sunnies, $60. Andersson Bell – Asymmetric Jacket, $225. Marc Jacobs Beauty – 3 Piece Gloss Kit, $54. Topshop – Striped Shirt, $40. Nasty Gal – Crop The Madness Distressed Jeans, $60. American Rag – Vita Fede Mini Titan Bracelet, $240. Pinrose – Rollerball Wardrobe Gift Set, $60. Henri Bendel – Spring Meadow Candle, $30. Bloomingdales – Little Pink Book, $10.Read More →

After finding the ideal gift, be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day in LA blog post to plan the perfect date. Triple C Power Lips Bank, $30 Sugarfina XOXO 8PC Candy Bento Box, $65  Topshop ‘Love’ Necklace, $22 Slip Sleep Silk Eye Mask, $45  Burberry Cashmere Scarf, $650 Creative Express ‘Love’ Balloon  $7.50 Moon Juice ‘Sex Dust’, $30 L’Agent by Agent Provocateur – Bra, $60, and panties, $35  Four Letter Word Cards, $5  Gypsy Warrior Cupid Knee High Socks, $8.40 Christian Louboutin Lip Lacquer, $85  Custom Brites Nameplate Bracelets, $21.50 Charlotte Olympia Barbie Clutch, $1,195 Miss Dior Cherie Perfume, $86.09  Topshop Heart Embroidered Keyring, $15 Maggie Louise Confections ‘Pop!Read More →

Planning any kind of party can be stressful, whether you’ve been planning to throw a Super Bowl party since the Playoffs, or you just decided to have your friends over last minute, the key is getting away with the minimum but making it look like you’ve put a lot of time and effort into it. Here are some tips along with planning the perfect game day outfit you can rock this Sunday. FOOD AND DRINKS Cheese Board: This is great because all it takes is a trip to the grocery store. There’s no cooking or baking involved. Cheese board – Bed Bath & Beyond. When preparingRead More →

    Growing up on the east coast and spending every Christmas there, I couldn’t imagine being in a warm climate for the holidays. I need a few perfect 25-degree days with lots of snow. (Then I hurry on back to Los Angeles, and hope the winter here (aka rain) is short.) I do spend the first part of December in LA, and I started celebrating as soon as finished my Thanksgiving dinner. December flies by and before you know it, we’re thinking about all the food we ate, and alcoholic beverages we consumed come January 1st, so lets try to fit in as muchRead More →