#DTLA Day Trip: Bottega Louie

#DTLA Day Trip: Bottega Louie

If you’re driving distance from Los Angeles and haven’t visited Bottega Louie, it’s time to change that. I’ll give you three convincing reasons why: 1. It’s the only one of its kind (though rumor has it, another location is being discussed); 2. The food...
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Five Reasons to Stay at Crystal Cove

Five Reasons to Stay at Crystal Cove

Short of pulling a Harry Potter and working magic on the system, reserving a vintage cottage at Crystal Cove State Park seems pure luck. Well, luck and persistence. And for that I thank...
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Valentine Cookies

Valentine Cookies

Valentine Cookies in the making because it's my absolute faaaaaaavorite time of the year to be baking.  Icing Pinkness.  Lace.  Doilies.  Sugar.  Sweetness.  Love notes.  Ribbon.  I am a Valentine's Day nerd, through & through, and then some more.

#thatisall  * sending love *

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First Impressions: Bobbi Brown "Skin Nourish" Mask

First Impressions: Bobbi Brown "Skin Nourish" Mask

My love for all things Bobbi Brown goes back to grunge music, and that time in the '90s when I bought my first BB lipliner. It was a toasty, neutral brown, because hey-- that was the look back then on models like Stephanie Seymour, Cindy Crawford and...
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Gone Baking

Gone Baking

It's been a crazy past few weeks, and this month is off to the same fast-paced start. (... Insert embarrassing mention of me forgetting to bring my son's lunch to school last Friday, and other "fun" stuff like that. 😬) But it's a memorable ride, so long as we hang tight together as a family. I've never asked for more patience from my children...
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8 products that get me out of the house in 15 minutes

8 products that get me out of the house in 15 minutes

My get-me-on-the-road-fassst routine comes down to this mix of high-low beauty faves. Not only do they take very little technical application, but all but 2 of them will glow up your skin in seconds: MAC Prep + Prime Fix+MAC creme blush in...
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Sweet occasions

Sweet occasions

It's been too long since my last post. (Wince). But that's only because i'm having a blast baking this summer, minus the extra heat! While i won't attempt to detail my excuses for not posting here, i thought i'd share a few recent cookie projects. Oh, and...
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A $10 lash booster that works!

A $10 lash booster that works!

About a month ago, I read about this road-tested, $10 lash serum in InStyle, and decided to give it a try. I've used latisse in the past, but without a Kardashian bank account to match...
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Sunday morning coffee drinkers at Intelligentsia in Silver Lake.

Destination: Silver Lake, home of the hip

We were on our way one evening to Elf Cafe in Echo Park, and with some extra time before our reservation, we drove along Sunset Boulevard. One block in particular caught our...
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