New Moon in Virgo: Time For Clarity and New Beginnings!

By |August 25th, 2014|MIND & BODY|

Today there is a new moon in Virgo which supports reapproaching what we have put on hold with fresh energy and commitment. It is the perfect moment to examine our old habits and consciously let go of what hasn't been working, so that we can allow new openings for what we truly desire... So this ...


5 Ways To Tap Into Your Intuition by Gianna de la Torre

By |August 6th, 2014|MIND & BODY, RETREATS|

I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we all have the ability to be intuitive. I witness it every single day with my patients, friends and family. Your intuition is a core part of yourself, not a foreign sixth sense saved for oracles and mystics.  I think of intuition as a muscle.  If ...


Fun, Freeing, and Festive – Phish at Randall’s Island!

By |July 16th, 2014|MIND & BODY|

Yep, it finally happened, my first Phish show.... Somehow I missed my moment to see them live in high school, but managed to make up for it many, many years later last Saturday night on Randall's Island.  Thankfully I had a couple of "professional" coaches (modern day Dead Heads in chic disguise?) to ensure that ...


Happy Capricorn Full Moon Tonight! What is means….

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

top: art by Frederic Martin.  bottom: from shopstyle.com 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 ...


The Perfect Workout: Taryn Toomey’s the class

By |July 9th, 2014|MIND & BODY|

Photo Credit by Jamie Baird Taryn Toomey's the class is the new exercise sensation sweeping New York, and I am in the swell after sampling only one class.  Taryn has designed the perfect combination of fun, intensity, and thoughtfulness into a 75 minute exercise class that you (and several sleek celebs like Gisele Bundchen and ...


Kicking the Summer Cold! Oil of Oregano.

By |June 26th, 2014|MIND & BODY|

As a souvenir from our trip to France (the scoop to come!), I brought back a cough and a cold.  My throat burned, I was stuffed up, coughing and felt like crap.  I had managed to ward off the illness that Napper and Baby Ever (his first, so sad!) had caught presumably on the flight ...


Let Go And Let Flow…..

By |June 5th, 2014|MIND & BODY|

    Sometimes other plans are at work and there is nothing we can do to "control" the outcome other than accepting it as gracefully as possible. I've been reminded of this a couple different ways over the past couple weeks but most acutely on what I thought was going to be a much anticipated  ...


Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

By |May 23rd, 2014|MIND & BODY|

Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of SUMMER!  Our favorite season.  To celebrate, we'll be mixing up a batch of Watermelon Mint Cocktails (recipe compliments of our friends from Skinny-Fat Girl Diary), updating our summer wardrobes with some pieces by Mara Hoffman (all on sale to celebrate the Kick Off of Summer!),  spending some ...


Essential oils for jetlag, sunburns, blisters, attracting a lover and getting pregnant!!

By |May 21st, 2014|MIND & BODY|

Gianna de la Torre is one of our secret weapons!  She is an incredibly gifted acupuncturist and healer as well as being one of our chic guru leaders on our upcoming Ojai Valley Inn & Spa retreat (don't forget to sign up by this coming Monday to receive the special early bird discounted price!!).  Gianna ...


GOOP Pop Up Shop at the Brentwood Country Mart open now through the weekend!

By |May 6th, 2014|MIND & BODY, STYLE & BEAUTY|

The beloved (and by some be-hated?!) goop, Gwyneth Paltrow's lifesyle blog and online shop, has settled into a very pretty shop in the Brentwood Country Mart.  But, better get there quick as this pop up shop is only open through this weekend. Downstairs is dedicated mostly to housewares and baubles while upstairs is more clothing ...