When Hollywood Gets it Right.

2 Mar
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Lupita Nyong’o

No matter how much Angelenos complain about the Oscars (traffic, street closures, cops on every corner), we wouldn’t give it up to any other city. This annual event is the culmination of Awards Show season–and it’s part of our fair city’s culture.

Like lots of people around the world, I love watching the red carpet. At one point (my PR days) I had to be on the red carpet (not near as much fun!) and I dreaded Oscar day… but now I surf from ABC to E! Entertainment, anxious to see who’ll get which celeb first.

I’ll get to my red carpet favorites at the end. But first I want to quickly say how wonderful it is when Hollywood gets it right and all the world is watching and smiling.

Jared Leto‘s performance in Dallas Buyer’s Club was phenomenal. He made the movie. I actually think he would have beat Matthew McConaughey had they been in the same category. But did you hear that speech about his high school-drop out single mom?!? PERRR-FECTION! And don’t even get me started on the fact that he’s 42 (WTF?) – the oldest in the category. G’job, Hollywood!

Most people thought Jared would win, but the Supporting Actress category easily could have gone to Jennifer Lawrence. It didn’t. The Academy got it right again and awarded Lupita Nyong’o with the honor for 12 Years a Slave. If you haven’t heard the speech, Youtube it. She was the epitome of elegance and graciousness. And most of all, she deserved it. Hooray for Hollywood.

Lupita was actually one of my favorite looks for the evening. Her pale blue Prada was magical on her.

I loved the nude tones with hints of shimmer tonight! Personal faves included: Cate Blanchett (Armani), Jessica Biel (Chanel Couture), Charlize Theron (Dior), Angelina Jolie (Elie Saab), and Emma Watson (Vera Wang).

G’night, Los Angeles! xo

NEW OBSESSION: Greek Fro-Yo

15 Feb

GoGreek kids

I know I don’t cover much in the way of dining… let’s just say my food palate isn’t as colorful as my shadow palettes! In any case, frozen yogurt is totally a meal in my book.

Having admitted that, I am obsessed (no, really!) with the latest fro-yo spot to hit Beverly Hills: GoGreek Yogurt.

I won’t go into all the nutritional aspects. You can check out the site for that stuff. But I will say that it’s ah-mazing! Their farm-to-table toppings are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Can you say Chia seeds, cacao chips, flaxseed?!

You can choose from traditional Greek Yogurt or their Greek Frozen Yogurts - aka my latest loves. All are flown in directly from Greece.

Each of the 4 (or 5?) flavors is uniquely delectable, but both the Honey and Chocolate are to-die-for. I’ve actually driven far outta my way to pick some up after work – and that speaks volumes in Los Angeles.

Grab some this holiday weekend!

GoGreek Yogurt
452 North Bedford Dr.
Beverly Hills, Ca 90210
Phone: (310) 278-8643
gogreekyogurt.com

GoGreek Yogurt

xo

Melrose: Meet The Valley!

11 Feb

LeBus_2014_01-thumbSuper awesome news for Valley dwellers! The famous Melrose Trading Postaka Fairfax Flea Market--has announced a second location opening at Taft Charter High.

Beginning  March 15th the Melrose Trading Post @ Taft will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Woodland Hills. Specifcally on Ventura & Winnetka.

Like the original location, Taft will boast up to 200 vendors each week and be a vintage shopping mecca for all. Now you can hit up the valley on Saturdays and the city on Sundays for handmade & one-of-a-kind finds.

More at melrosetradingpost.org/taft

Interesting in selling? Go HERE.

Valentine’s Day Party @ The Gap

6 Feb

Hanging out with the fam this weekend? This Saturday, The Grove will be even more fun than usual!

Grab the kiddos and stop by The Gap at noon for a fun Valentine’s Day event with local author & fashionista Melissa Magsaysay.

There’ll be food, music, crafts, cupcake decorating, and of course no shortage of denim & tees. Then At 4pm, the party moves out into the park area.

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PLUS, it says See’s on the invite! I’m SO there.

xo

Quick SAG Awards Recap

20 Jan

Claire Danes_SAG2014The Screen Actors Guild Awards were this weekend in Los Angeles. The SAG ceremony was quick and fun. The red carpet… meh.  I’ve gotta be honest (while no one’s paying me not to be!) none of the gowns were jaw-dropping this year.

I won’t go off on the choices I truly questioned. I will say however that I dunno whose hair looked worse – Brad Pitt’s or Natalie Dormer’s (Game of Thrones). Buuuuut, they’re both hot enough to pull off the looks. Not all of us are so blessed.

My favorite all-around look was Claire Danes. She isn’t usually my front-runner, but her Vionnet gown was a really different choice—stunning in a sexy 80’s sorta way.

Makeup artist Matin Maulawizada played off the style of her gown beautifully. He used Laura Mercier products to create sultry eyes with the perfect amount of shimmer to complete her look.

Here are the Laura Mercier products Matin used:

Hmm, who else?Jennifer Lawrence

The only place Meryl Streep can ever seem to do any wrong is on the red carpet. But Saturday, she looked gorgeous, sexy AND comfortable in Stella McCartney.

I loved Lena Headey’s (Game of Thrones) Jenny Packham gown. It bordered a bit casual but she’s tall enough to pull it off.

On the flip side, Elisabeth Rohm’s Marchesa gown was a little bride-like. That said, she was exquisite in it.

Oh, props of magnificence to Jennifer Lawrence’s ear lobes, which were dripping in Jennifer Meyer Japanese double drop amethyst pyramids with blue sapphire and pave diamonds—all set in yellow gold.

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Up next: Grammy weekend!

xo

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