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Mom’s Day Gifts | No. 1

20 Apr

Let’s be honest. When it comes to certain holidays, it’s impossible to go overboard. Such is Mother’s Day, coming up on Sunday, May 10th. You can never overbuy for mom. So hit the web, mall and boutiques, and grab all the things she probably wouldn’t buy for herself.

Need some ideas? I’ll be posting random suggestions (mostly Beauty & Spa) over the next two weeks that Mom might enjoy—especially if she’s on the west coast. Don’t expect any restaurants though…I’ll leave those to the pros at Los Angeles Magazine and Our Man on the Ground.

Home fragrances can get a bad wrap because they don’t seem overly thoughtful. So wrong! Bring ’em on! There are so many gorgeous options out there so pick her up a candle or diffuser to complement the spring season.

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Diptyque | Beverly Hills, CA

Larchmont Beauty Center | Los Angeles, CA

Palmetto | Santa Monica, CA




11th Hour Holiday Gifts

20 Dec

Ok party people, it’s super-crunch time! The apps are being passed and the cider’s being spiked. Now it’s time to get your gifts on! Here’s a quick rundown to cover some of the coolest chicks you know…

For the” girly girl” beauty lover:
Tarte’s Puttin’ on the Glitz (limited-edition) color collection & clutch includes an old Hollywood-inspired metallic faux-python leather silver clutch, three interchangeable palettes chockfull of shadows, bronzer, blush, and a one shade-fits-all gloss. tartecosmetics.com

The Smashbox Be Discovered holiday palette has got everything—quite possibly the only thing you’d ever need to skip town carrying! Among the wonder-set’s highlights are 45 shadows, 9 Cream Eye Liners, 4 mini brushes, and 6 glosses. Check it out at smashbox.com

For the “keepin’ it real” skincare lover:
Clarisonic is a must-have for any skincare fanatic, and Sephora’s Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System is a can’t-miss gift! The kit includes the awesome travel-friendly Clarisonic Mia and four award-winning skin care formulation samples. Head over to the Westfield Sherman Oaks Macy’s or Sephora to pick one up.

The TRIA Hair Removal Laser is a godsend for the smooth ‘n’ bare-obsessed. It’s truly the ultimate gift this season for these skincare enthusiasts! This laser technology provides the same lasting results as the doctor’s office, but done from the comfort of home. Check it out at triabeauty.com.

DISCLAIMER: it’s probably best to make sure you know someone is interested in hair-removal before gifting this type of item. Just a suggestion.

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Help for Procrasti-Claus

21 Dec

It’s come down to the wire…

Whether you’re going home for the holidays or just need a few hostess gifts to keep on-hand, here are a few unique ways to say, “I had you in mind when I bought this!”

One of my all-time favorite gifts…  A rockstar chic way to show appreciation for all things Naughty and Nice.  Naughty & Nice Candle Set by DL & Co. Maxfield, Los Angeles.


Everyone brings a bottle of red. You arrive bearing Rosso Nobile by Dr. Vranjes on New Year’s Eve. A gorgeous room diffuser filled with fabulous fragrant essences of fine wines.  Scent Bar, Los Angeles.

Order Sweet E’s minis for the Globes’ viewing party. For every fête prior, hand-deliver some crystal frosted treats on milk white glass. Cupcake Icon Candle by Primal Elements. Lemon Tree Bungalow, West Hollywood.



Need a few more beauty baubles for stocking stuffing?

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