Friday Finds: A new adventure on THE TALK!

Ladies and gentlemen, you all know I'm about getting a great deal on stylish goods. But it gets even sweeter when I'm able to source these great items that come straight from those awards show gifting suites and swag bags. You want to check out the great deals yourself? Lots ...

#heelconcepts

We all love a good internet meme (when used correctly!), and right now one that reminds me how fun art can be is the newest one to sweep Instagram: #heelconcept. Conceived by@m.sty, the trend involves propping your bare arched foot on a variety of inanimate objects (seriously, anything ...

FIRST KISS: One Year Later

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cZ8yLknx1Q One year ago, the viral video FIRST KISS, a parody video that asks strangers to kiss for the first time on camera, gave us a glimpse into the sometimes awkward, but mostly heartwarming experience of our first kisses with a new partner. To commemorate their anniversary, YouTube Channel Barely Political decided ...

Fall in Love in 36 Questions

Following the LOVE theme of the week, I wanted to talk about the idea of love. Have you all read the article from teh NYT, "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This"? It went viral last month, and refers much to the study by the psychologist Arthur Aron (and ...

7-Easy Steps Sexy Beach Waves

I remember the first time I saw that covetous relaxed curl being strutted on the runways. I then remember when everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Disney stars started rocking the red carpet with it. So I thought, well, when in Rome. But for some reason, I could not for the ...

Mary J Blige’s Sexy Grammys Pompadour

Mary J Blige, the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” rocked it out with Sam Smith last night at the 57th Grammy Awards, but it was her Rock Star Pompadour that was all the buzz. Celebrity hairstylist, Larry Sims, was the man responsible for this sleek silhouette and we have the scoop ...

Be My Eyes – VideoChat that let’s you help those in need

If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to volunteer more of your time, yet there's no time in your schedule to volunteer, may I suggest you check out this amazing new app poised to make real change in people's lives? It's called Be My Eyes, and it's a ...

Hand Models and the Faces They Belong To

Y'all know I'm really into photography. So when a project pops up with interesting photographs, or an interesting subject like 'Head shots of Hand Models', I have to check it out. To see these hands holding deoderant, a drink, or a teddy bear on a billboard is one thing. But to ...

SWEATSHOP-Deadly Fashion: The show that brings ‘fashionistas’ into the world of those who make her clothes

The show may have premiered in November, but Norweigan web series “Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion” still maintains buzz. What is Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion about? It's a 5-part social experiment that follows 3 Norwegian fashion bloggers as they work in a Cambodian sweatshop for a month, fully immersed in the garment manufacturing industry that enables ...

Haircuts: Simple Guide to finding the right cut for your face

We've all been there. We see some gorgeous 17 year old model that has an amazing haircut, and we cut the picture out, so we can take it to our stylist, and say triumphantly, 'I want you to make me look like this!' Then s/he will look at us and say, ...

Make It: putting IKEA Komplement drawers into my NON-IKEA closet

I want to say I'm a total DIYer, but I don’t have the space it takes to make things really happen. I live in an apartment in LA. I’m lucky I get a parking spot. In light of that, I am so lucky that sometimes the DIY gods look fondly on ...

Create New Habits: 5 Things That Help Keep Your Resolution

We’re now a solid 13 days into 2015. Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Are you sticking to them? I usually don’t make resolutions any longer. I feel like creating all of these goals that are new habits can be really depressing when I don’t achieve. It’s not that I’m unwilling ...

Foodie Friday – the BEST granola

While I was in NYC last month, I was lucky enough to eat at a delicious restaurant called Eleven Madison. The food was phenomenal, but this is not a post about a restaurant, this post is about food. Here’s a fun fact. After spending a solid 3 hours being cooked and ...

IKEA Trones gets a built in look

Many of us take the time during the holidays to spend extra time with friends and family. I usually spend it updating something in my home because it's usually the only all-day time I have to paint, spackle, and paint some more. I’m not saying I didn’t spend it with friends ...

New Traditions

Christmas is always a stressful season for many. I mean, everyone has to buy gifts for every person in their lives, including mail people, acquaintances, and office buddies. That's a whole lot of gift giving, and at times thoughtless gift giving. So what can one do when on a budget? ...

Making Himmeli Ornaments

I've been obsessed with making Himmeli ornaments since I came across them at some craft fair in LA. When you look at them, they're simple, elegant, and darn-tootin' cool. OMG I can't believe I just said 'darn-tootin'. Anyhow, instead of paying the $$20 they were charging for these guys, I thought ...

Downloadable Printable Gift Cards

We are all running on empty trying to wrap things up for the holidays, so why spend more time and money at the stores getting things like gift tags when you don't have to? Must I mention that it's cold outside? And it's already past 10 pm. And you're in ...

HOME & FAMILY on Hallmark

After a couple slow months of pitching, working away, and putting my nose to the jewelry and photo grindstone, I decide to take a break and return to my first love, TV and Tech. The result? A fun little story that includes some really great tech gifts for the holidays. ...

Kitchen Essentials

Cuisinart Alfrescamoré Outdoor Pizza Oven who doesn't love authentic tasting pizza? -Replicate the perfect pizza environment of a brick oven, using convection, conduction, and reflected heat to create high air temperatures and an even cooking surface -Extremely portable (weighing in at only 35 lbs.) -Assembles in ...

Selfie Helper

It's no secret our world is obsessed with selfies. I mean, with over 1 million selfies taken daily, and the new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus adding the 20 burst shots so you can capture the perfect selfie, you know this trend is here to stay. But as many selfie photographers ...

Apps that could curb acquaintance rape on Campus

I poke around the web quite a bit, and usually when something piques my interest, I will share it. This is something I need to share. We don't like to think about it, crimes happening to people in college. Hell, personally I don't like to think about crimes happening to anyone ...

Wearable tracker for less than $50

It's normal to see a tracker be anywhere from $100-$300. The tech was introduced at that price because it tracked our walking, running, and if it was a newer model, our stair climbing and bike riding. Some were sleep trackers. Some were also watches. And they were ...

Argan Oil’s Magic

Argan Oil Benefits for Hair & Skin Often called ‘liquid gold’, argan oil is an organic product extracted from the kernels of the argan tree, which is native to Morocco. It is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. Its properties make it particularly ...

Epsom Salt, the $3 wonder

Many of us know epsom salts as a good foot soaker and muscle relaxer, but did you know this thrifty buy from the local store can do a lot more? From natural exfoliation to a 'bloat soak', epsom seems to be working wonders Hair volumizer Adding Epsom salt to conditioner helps you to ...

NEW iPhones 6 & 6 Plus announced

Finally. After months, ok a year of rumors, Apple has announced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. What are the important things to know about these phones? The design has also gotten a bit of an overhaul. The flat edges have been replaced by a curve, much like the most recent ...

Olive Oil to the rescue!

Recently, I got intot his all-antural everything kick. I talked about natural, inexpensive alternatives to expensive beauty products on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE, and it wasn't no jive! I'm living my speak! Is that correct English? Likely not, but I do know using all-natural alternatives for portions of our ...

UberFRESH

Lunch. Sometimes it's a welcome respite from the day's harried activities. Other times, it's a pain in the butt to figure out where to go, get there, stand in line to order, then wait for the food as our stomachs churn and scold us for taking so long in our ...

Downtown Abbey

OK, so I'm a bit slow when it comes to loving this show, and I never really had the time to dedicate to 2-hour long episodes. But what happened this week, which rarely happens is I found some time to veg out and relax. After spending a good amount of ...

Tablet Stand for keeps!

I've been remiss with my posts this week. That crap with me not taking my blog as seriously stops today! I know many of you look to see what I obsess about, and perhaps these items will end up on a TV appearance, so you can see them in action. Well ...

Drama with Hats

ok this is my last post about David and Young hats. I couldn't resist because, I mean look at the pink, floppy fabulousness! This isn't a color that goes with EVERYTHING, but no lie, it's close. I make it work with almost everything. I mean who doesn't want to strut ...

Back To School

In case you missed my appearance on KTLA Weekend Morning Show, you can find more details on the awesome products to send your kids back to school!   Grade School Kids – It’s all about stylish bags that prep them for their day Healthier lunches – PackIt (14.99-19.99) – an innovative lunch bag ...

Day 3 – Hat goes Floppy

Listen, dedicating myself to wearing all these different hats this week has been challenging. I mean, I've put myself in a position to use these hats, with the right cute outfit, while running errands, and 'glowing' like a 300 lb gorilla with her eye on a banana and a rainforest ...

Summer Party Must-Haves

Throwing a party and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family? You'll want to look at these suggestions to know what's new with Summer Entertaining. I am dying over the Pizzeria Pronto!

Day 2 in hats

I loved the nautical hat, but I need an everyday hat to walk my girls. What girls? These special ladies.  I found this David and Young hat and popped it on. It is miles better than my other visor/cap - ...

Day 1 in hats

this week, I'm focusing my efforts on some hats. That's right. We are smack dab in the middle of summer and I am looking for a new lid to accompany me to Vegas to stave off those harsh rays from my face while I prematurely age the rest of my ...

The One I Love

Another night, another premiere. This time, I covered an indie & Sundance Film darling, THE ONE I LOVE. Ok, I’m going to level with you. The premiere took place at the Vista Theater, a historic theater that has cement hands and feet imprint much like the Graumann’s in Hollywood. It also ...

Entertainment Wrap-Up

All, I've been lucky enough to work for two high profile events - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premiere and Orange Is The New Black panel at Directors Guild of America. It was awesome. First off, let me say that I was quite surprised at how many people said Megan Fox was ...

Too! Blue Dot for Target

Shopping high end at Target Clearance makes my living room! I’ve been itching to switch things up in my living room for too long to remember. A couple months ago, I switched the orientation of the big pieces of furniture, and WOW, now I don’t feel like I need to move. ...

Flowers guaranteed to last 6 months!

We all know how fresh flowers can easily transform a space. We see them in designer homes. We see them at parties. We see them in every aspect of our lives. However, I hate seeing them die and cleaning out the vases in my house, especially if I know the bouquet ...

Rob Lowe. Nuf Said

Listen, this pic is a couple weeks old. But I've never shared it with you all until today. And I realize that's lazy of me because IT'S ROB LOWE. I met the wonderfully kind and generous Rob Lowe at the SEX TAPE movie premiere. As big of a star as Rob ...

Cancel that Noise!

I’ve been in the market for a solid set of Noise Cancelling headphones for a few years now. I decided to bite the bullet and instead of saving my pennies for something solid, I bought a lower-end pair from Costco. They were from Able Planet and less than $100. Now ...

Loving LA Businesses!

I'm in love. I wish it were something meaningful like a new man in my life; or a new dog I've rescued - however the ladies of the house, Stella & Lulu would have words (!!!!!). But it's a bit more useful and a lot more flexible. It's Kuu Collection's ...

Creating a Healthy Habit

Many of you know that I'm really into getting back into shape. I've been really slacking from the gym since March for many personal reasons. And for the first time, I'm coming clean about them. March was a tough month for me. Specifically, early March was wrought with loss. I lost Moose. ...

Summer in LA – Getty Center

I remember Friday and Saturday nights were strictly for clubs and bars in Hollywood. That was then, now, I enjoy spending my weekends soaking in the LA scenery - the city lights, art, culture and music. And summer in LA is one of the best times to enjoy ...

Fashion Trucks

We've all heard of food trucks, but looks like fashion's getting in on the game! This happening and hot in LA —(various locations) These vehicles are bedecked with clothing, accessories and footwear. Among the top contenders are Le Fashion Truck often parked near FIGat7th in Downtown L.A., Runaway Runaway with twin ...

Summer style

For the summer I'm lucky enough to have shown some great styles on KEYT Fox Santa Barbara! If you're looking to get on the summer trends, make sure you have items that are drenched in color. For instance, for the KEYT segment, I bathe myself in a MissGuided neon separate ...

Shop My Closet – Wool!

Most of us are struggling to get through the heat, but in So. Cal, we are enjoying the 'June Gloom'. That's sweet sweet gloom before the onslaught of hot heat. And NO, this is not the 'dry heat', LA gets humid. So that means for me to shop in my ...

Crane & Canopy duvet

Many of you know I have an odd ovsession with bedding. I’m one of those girls who makes her bed every morning, and changes out the duvet every month to freshen the room’s look. I have too many duvets to name, and was elated when Crane & Canopy sent me a ...

Buck Naked Soap

Not only am I a HUGE fan of the name, but I am also really loving Buck Naked Soap Company. I didn’t know anything about this company, but low and behold, one day my manager sends over a box of amazingly aromatic goodies from Buck Naked. Not being a huge ...

A lesson in Awesome I learned at LAX

I don’t mean to be a surly passenger, and I have to be obnoxious for a moment and say I’m not sure how I stayed uncharacteristically cool after having my first flight cancelled, being rerouted to another airport, then experiencing a 4 hour delay, but today’s flight to Denver from ...

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