LA Gets Halo Top’s First Shop

13 Nov

topanga_1@2xHeads up, ice cream-ish lovers! This Wednesday, Halo Top Creamery is launching their first-ever Halo Top Scoop Shop at Westfield Topanga! It’ll be on the second level, by the dining terrace.

Admittedly I wasn’t a huge fan of the Birthday Cake flavor, but I know people who love it — so this one’s for you guys! They’ll be serving up fresh scoops of their signature low-cal, low-everything, high-protein flavors. But they’ll be debuting brand new low-cal soft serve flavors (which I’ll be trying!), like Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Strawberry, Birthday Cake, Peanut Butter Cup, and Pistachio.

FREE ICE CREAM!!! For their Grand Opening Event this Wednesday, November 15th, Halo Top will be serving complimentary ice cream & soft serve to all first-time guests from 10am to close. Basically, all day!unnamedThe new shop will also offer new ice cream sandwiches made with vegan & high-protein cookies, sundaes, and Halo Top tacos made with crisp waffle cone shells.

Just look for the pink neon Let’s Spoon sign!

 

xo

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Special Stylist Shoutout

8 Nov

IMG_6668We live in a service city, it’s true. Angelenos are used to having specialists for everything from fashion to fireplaces on speed dial. Is speed dial still a thing? If you’re willing to shell out a few bucks, there isn’t much you can’t book an appointment for, or get delivered in LA.

And we’re known for customer service. Especially when it comes to beauty. As a local beauty blogger, I visit a lot of offices, salons, and spas – where professionals are passionate about their crafts and eager to share their expertise. This city believes in the customer experience.

So when a hair stylist stands out among so many other gifted local artists, I have to give her a special shoutout.

Cheers to Desi at the Umberto Salon in Beverly Hills! Not because she did my highlights exactly as I wanted (No caramel!), and not because she works at one of the longest standing salons in the city. But because of her commitment and energy.

My satisfaction was her priority from the time I walked in, until the moment I exited. She kept it real, too. My kinda girl. Desi showed me all the products my hair definitely didn’t need, and how to use the ones that would make a big difference.

Last note: It was great to see a stylist so proud of her team. She wasn’t new to the Umberto Salon but spoke with all the excitement of a new hire. It’s not uncommon for salons to take on a familial culture, but it’s still awesome to hear firsthand accounts of owners taking good care of their employees. Props to Umberto Savone, too!

Book an appointment with Desi at:

Umberto Salon | 416 N. Canon Dr., BH 90210 | 310.274.6395

xo

 

 

WRDSMTH Solo Show

1 Nov

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You’ve probably seen WRDSMTH‘s street art around Los Angeles. At Runyon Canyon. On major street boxes. The backs of buildings.

Well now the writer turned Int’l Street Artist has his first solo show coming up – in collaboration with Street Art House. I’d Like To Have a WRD With You opens on November 4th at 5pm.

Guests can be the first to purchase one of a kind pieces, apparel, and prints of his crowd favorite DTLA & NYC murals. Cocktails + apps will be served.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th | OPENING NIGHT EVENT

 

Additional Event times:

  • Sunday, Nov. 5th | Day Pass (12pm-5pm)
  • Saturday, Nov. 11th | Day Pass (12pm-5pm)
  • Sunday, Nov. 12th | Closing Night Event

 

xo

The Beauty of Atonement

30 Sep

dove_of_peace_312270When I was younger, I thought of atoning as primarily dark. It was about apologizing for actions I’d already taken, with the promise of betterment should the situation arise again. Making amends. Sometimes I’d grasp for things to apologize for, some years I’d have a list prepared. Oh the college years!

I’m not very religious. But I always participate in Jewish High Holiday traditions, and will always buy Chanukah presents. I don’t go to temple (unless to watch my nieces sing) or belong to a congregation, but I do my own thing. Maybe not as conventional, but it feels more authentic.

As I was doing my Rosh Hashanah hike and throwing Atonement rocks over Runyon Canyon, I began to see the beauty in all of it for the first time. I’d of course known the loveliness of renewal and beginning a New Year (even if in September) – but the atoning portion usually felt shameful. This year was the first time I saw the beauty of atonement, as it wasn’t so much about apologizing for my sins but rather acknowledging that I can be a better human.

So I made 6 Acknowledgments. Well really 5, and 1 bonus. Having said that, no offense taken if you stop reading here. Truly. Also I haven’t eaten, so babble is almost guaranteed. What follows is basically me putting my acknowledgments (and atonements) out to the universe in hopes of keeping myself accountable.

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FREE Lauder Lipstick

4 Sep

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Okay here’s a cool brand promo you’ll love – barring you’re in the area. In celebration of their NEW counter at Macy’s South Coast Plaza, Estée Lauder is doing a huge in-store  “Lip Switch” event this Wednesday.

Just bring in ANY old lipstick (doesn’t have to be Estée Lauder!) and they’ll swap it for a full-sized Pure Color Envy LipstickFREE.

  • Macy’s South Coast Plaza
  • Estée Lauder counter
  • Wednesday, September 6th | 11am-6pm

TIP: Save yourself some tissue and makeup remover. Use their NEW YouCam Virtual Try-On App at the counter to see how all their shades look on you without having to try them on!

xo