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Luscious California Coast BABYMOON!! Part 1

By |June 17th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

When Napper and I got married 6 years (!!) ago, we made a pact, every year on our anniversary, we would go somewhere we had never been together for as long as possible, just the two of us.  It was one piece of psychology that had stuck with me from getting my Masters degree in ...

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Be Decadent: 24 Hour Pre-Babymoon in Manhattan Beach

By |June 10th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

from top: the Manhattan Beach pier; me and Napper on the boardwalk; the Strand House (3 & 4); stuffed french toast at the Strand House; Shade Hotel; and MB Post. Upon being invited down to Manhattan Beach for a decadent sounding brunch and sleep over at the Shade Hotel, Napper and I packed our overnight ...

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The Broot Hair Treatment Bar in Santa Monica delivers shine, stregth and radiance naturally

By |June 10th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

I've been wanting to try the Broot, a natural hair treatment bar on Montana Ave in Santa Monica since it opened a few months ago.  Finally, my friend Jamie and I made a date and went last week.  Located in an unassuming block of Montana just across the street from Sweet Lady Jane, the Broot ...

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My Pregnancy Style thus far in snapshots

By |June 10th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

from top: At 6.6 months pregnant in Palm Springs with the girls wearing a Clover Canyon maxi dress I got at beloved boutique hip'tique; bikini or bust on Harbour Island at 5.5. months; in a Free People maxi dress, Current Elliott jean jacket, Comptoir des Cottoniers booties and Madewell sunglasses in gloomy Manhattan Beach at ...

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Wear White! People will like you more.

By |June 10th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Dara Ettinger Harmony necklace, $99 MinkPink white lace dress, $88 Classic white T Shirt, $18 White Sundry pineapple tank, $68 White French Connection blazer, $218 Mara Hoffman white lattice dress, on sale for $218 As the temperature climbs, wearing white is not only attractive physically, but apparently psychologically!  At lunch with a new friend yesterday, ...

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Nesting! AKA redecorating my entire house

By |May 30th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

from top: my current bedroom seating area; pins from my Pinterest board for inspiration; the splurge-y Quatrine chairs I ordered (half off!) for my bedroom. For me it is true what they say about being pregnant and nesting!  I have been on a tear to rearrange, redecorate and cleanse my entire house and garden.  And ...

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My Pregancy Exercise Routine and Pix!

By |May 11th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Lu and I in Ojai (more to come on our awesome 24 hours in Ojai next week); a sweaty me and Napper at Will Rogers last weekend. Hellooo!  Reporting from the last trimester.  Past 7 months and still feeling really good, albeit more exhausted here and there.  I have to say I do believe that ...

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Avoiding stretch marks during pregnancy! Lube up, ladies.

By |April 17th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Doing my best in my yellow So De Mel bikini on Harbour Island to keep pregnancy stretch marks away with Rodin Body Oil and Dr. Hauschka's Blackthorn Oil.  Pregnancy is not a time for vanity and yet, creating new lives is a badge we would prefer to not leave us marred by stretch marks.  Although ...

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Courtyard Kitchen in Santa Monica! A brand new hidden gem for brunch and lunch

By |April 16th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

Last weekend, running through the list of neighborhood spots for brunchy lunch, we were coming up short bored with all the usual suspects on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica.  Parking to glumly go to an old haunt, my eyes landed on a jaunty sidewalk chalkboard sign announcing a newly opened brunch/lunch spot in the courtyard ...

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Banana Ice Cream. Guilt free! And how to manage the growing bump and bust…

By |April 9th, 2013|UNCATEGORIZED|

As I shared last week, I am pregnant!  6 months and really starting to feel and look pregnant.  I have had to reshuffle my closet so that the stretchy, flowy items are within reach and anything with a waist or fitted up top is banished to the dark recesses... for now. I also have had ...

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