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Just Say No! Ali McGraw.

By |October 1st, 2014|MIND & BODY|

Good friend and hair guru Mary Brambila of Brambila Salon in Santa Monica, is one of my most soulful friends.  Aside from being an inspiration as a career woman- running a successful salon with ocean views in Santa Monica, Mary is always making time to center herself, ground, grow and connect other women with people ...


Kitchen Remodel Update! The “During” Pix.

By |September 29th, 2014|HOME|

Before we left for 5 weeks on the East coast (amazing and sublime), we thought, "perfect, we will go away for 5 weeks and the kitchen of our dreams, designed by none other than close pal and neighbor Jeffrey Alan Marks , will be complete."  Well people, as almost everyone warned, of course it wasn't ...


Flying with a one year old!

By |September 23rd, 2014|HOME, KIDS|

Enduring the torture of air travel with a one year old was worth it!!  Ever is 14 months old today!  How time flies.  And how time can tick by while on a 6 hour flight home to LA from NYC... that winds up getting delayed first in the airport and then the old fave-- when ...


Indian Summer and Hello to Fall in New England!

By |September 12th, 2014|TRAVEL|

Hello friends and happy Fall!  We have been soaking up the start of Fall and a lovely Indian Summer on the East coast...  with a very lousy internet connection hence our hiatus in blogging.  We promise to return to the blogging forefront with gusto shortly!!  Until then, enjoy September!  We love you! Oh, and sign ...


Kitchen Remodel! Before pictures.

By |August 18th, 2014|HOME|

Lucky me.  Jeffrey Alan Marks is putting his hands all over our kitchen redesign!  Executing his sexy design, none other than the best contractors in town, MVC Management.  A team of brilliant, kind, trustworthy (and handsome!) fellows are going to transform the above to the kitchen of my dreams!  Move over Property Brothers...  xoxox

Girl Crush and Absurd Shopping Inspiration: Le Catch!

By |August 8th, 2014|STYLE & BEAUTY|

top: Marlien in Bali snapped by her twin sister (we love sisters!). bottom:  a post from Marlien's blog, Le Catch.  1. Raquel Allegre blouse, $365, 2. J Crew hat, $58,, 3. Thierry Lasry sunglasses, $485,, 4. Samudra print clutch, $65,, 5. Balenciaga sandals, $865,, 6. Topshop scallop shorts, $64,  ...


PRESERVE: Blake Lively’s new lifestyle site launches

By |July 31st, 2014|STYLE & BEAUTY|

As I was waiting for my highlights to cook the other day, I flipped through the latest Vogue magazine (delightful time to myself to read a magazine, so appreciate that time even more with my little man in my life!!).  After thinking for the millionth time that Blake Lively is one of the prettiest girls ...


What to Pack for a Retreat at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa!

By |July 14th, 2014|RETREATS, TRAVEL|

Big Star Alex cutoffs in white, $76;  Madewell Lapis Amulet necklace, $58, Calypso St. Barth tank, $99; Biltmore panama hat, $58; palo santo bark; Mara Hoffman Jungle trip bikini, $230; the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa; Bamboula straw bag, $78; Madewell beaded bracelet, $9.50; do Terra Wild Orange essential oil, $11.55; Loeffler Randall Starla sandals, ...


Happy Capricorn Full Moon Tonight! What is means….

By |July 12th, 2014|MIND & BODY|

top: art by Frederic Martin.  bottom: from Tonight there is a full moon in Capricorn which means that issues from our past will be illuminated while also nudging us to change things that haven't worked in the past or have hurt us.  This particular super moon is all about balancing the masculine energy of ...


Downtown LA! Where to go for dinner and drinks now. Faith & Flower.

By |July 11th, 2014|EAT & DRINK|

top three, the Ace rooftop; bottom three, Faith & Flower Last weekend we fled the crowds and traffic at the beach and headed Downtown.  We sailed down in 20 minutes-- so much easier to get Downtown than to Hollywood, we often forget (if you are not going on a weekday between 3-8pm!).  Having not yet ...