Sephora Opens at The Grove (!)

2 Oct


Woo hoo, I’m doing sassy high kicks! Sephora is celebrating its Grand Opening at The Grove today.

Yes, I actually do get excited for every one of their new stores… as with each Sephora comes a slightly different personalty that still maintains all the comfort of my favorite staple beauty products.

And when I see those seven shiny black letters on a storefront outside my normal stomping grounds [insert angels singing here], it’s even more comforting. Judge if you want, but Sephora really does feel like the Mother Ship sometimes.

Anyway, personal ramblings aside, The Grove location offers free (yes FREE!) beauty classes and has a special IQ Technology that helps you find your perfect foundation and lip shades. Also check out the back of the store for a new kind of skincare experience. Cough Lancer Skincare cough cough.

Sephora at The Grove | 189 The Grove Drive | Los Angeles, 90036



Honest Beauty in LA

25 Sep

For those of you who have fallen in love with the The Honest Company, you’re going to love this one…

Today, actress and entrepreneur Jessica Alba has opened Honest Beauty in a gorgeous pop-up shop at The Grove (189 The Grove Drive, PS-02, LA 90036). It’s right off the valet entrance, between the escalators and Sprinkles Cupcakes.

The space features the color products, skincare and even art from local artists. Her makeup is versatile, user-friendly, and much better for your punim than the average makeup brand.

My favorites so far:

  • Everything Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free SPF 20
  • Luminizing Powder – all 3 shades are beautiful!
  • Creme Blush Truly Charming
  • Truly Kissable Lip CrayonHoney Kiss

Head over to The Grove to work with one of the Honest artists and find your best shades. Or, hop online at

Oh! Another beauty suggestion… If you have to stand next to Jessica Alba on a humid 100-degree day, consider putting on some lipstick.

Honest Beauty


Attend Taste of the World

22 Sep

Attention Foodies!

Top chefs and connoisseurs from Southern California are coming together in Hollywood for a worldly experience on September 27th – one night only. And you’re invited! Taste of the World will be an evening of internationally inspired dishes from some of the west coast’s most prominent chefs.

There will be a DJ spinning, luxury raffle, food and wine tasting, champagne, desserts & more. Tickets are still available but you must be 21+ to attend. The night kicks off at 5:30pm.

Click HERE for more information

Click HERE to buy tickets

Madera Kitchen & Bar | 1835 N. Cahuenga Blvd. | LA, CA

Gina Mari Skincare – Beverly Hills

21 Sep

Sometimes a visit to the esthetician can feel like an hour of boot camp. You get poked and scrutinized and lectured—and sometimes it’s exactly the kick you need. Sometimes.

Visiting Gina Mari Skincare isn’t like that. It’s like going to good friend’s house, where you are welcomed and accepted. A friend who happens to have the coolest machines ever! And you never want to leave.

Sure Gina and the girls will tell you what’s up. They’ll tell you what could be beneficial to your unique complexion, and what’s not worth your investment. They’ll even pay closer attention to some melasma-looking thing that your dermatologist blew off.


Right now — just in time for the Emmys and approaching holiday season, clients are booking Gina’s most advanced body treatment to date: the Birthday Suit.

It’s a 5-step non-invasive fully body procedure that she says will help reduce sunspots, dimpled and dehydrated skin – thanks to some cutting edge technology. Ninety minutes later, your skin is left glowing and refreshed.

I’m gonna say this one is best for the 30 and above crowd. Here’s a brief breakdown of the Birthday Suit treatment:

STEP 1: Full Body Microdermabrasion – Dry & Wet

This works on all the environmental effects of LA-living on our skin. Think: pollution, ultraviolet sun rays, airborne bacteria, et al. Microdermabrasion will exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate new cell turnover.

STEP 2: Exfoliation & Brightening

A light acid wash is applied to fully remove the dead skin cells, followed by Shea butter to leave a brightening effect. Multiple skin irritations, such as psoriasis, eczema and sunburn can be improved in this step.

STEP 3: TriPollar

Here’s where they take the party up a notch. Tripollar delivers radio frequency through 3 or more electrodes to drastically improve the skin’s surface and subcutaneous fat layers.

STEP 4: Z-Wave Pro

 Z-Wave Pro further addresses signs of aging, like stubborn fat pockets, with a sound wave technology. Radial shock waves are used to encourage a tightening in the body’s general connective tissues. Now I don’t fully understand how this works…but after watching the Emmy red carpet, I’d be down to learn.

STEP 5: LED Light Therapy (full body)

Step 5 is based on NASA research that has found certain light frequencies increase new tissue growth and stimulate collagen production. Basically, light energy improves cell energy.

Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 12.47.58 PMWhether you’re in need of a simple facial or a 5-Step tune up… or even just to hang out with some refreshingly supportive Cali chicks, call for an appointment at Gina Mari Skincare.

Gina Mari Skincare

9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 204 | Beverly Hills, CA 90212



Fabletics Opens in Westfield Topanga

18 Sep

Yesterday, Fabletics opened its first retail store at The Village at Westfield Topanga. You know the ads for active wear that feature Kate Hudson every time you open your email? This is them. 

The store will carry both Fabletics and FL2 – their new high-performance men’s line. Think: cute, durable workout wear. Much more affordable than Lululemon!

The Grand Opening is tomorrow, Saturday, September 19th from 11am – 4pm.

Stop by – check out the line, enjoy some light refreshments, acro yoga performances, and 20% off any purchase. I hear there will even be gift bags for shoppers who make a purchase.

Topanga Evite



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