Shiseido launches new Vita-Clear Sunscreen with a farm brunch celebration

As part of the Urban Environment Collection, fan-favorite Shiseido launched their new Urban Environment Vita-Clear Sunscreen SPF 42, which absorbs quickly and is clear, smells great, and is water resistant for 40 minutes – perfect for active lifestyles or those who spend time poolside or beachfront.  Our personal favorite Urban Environment Sun Dual Care Sunscreen SPF 42 offers fresh moisture and hyaluronic acid but we are also huge fans of … Continue reading Shiseido launches new Vita-Clear Sunscreen with a farm brunch celebration

Reset this winter at Terranea Resort

I couldn’t stop looking down, because 70 feet below I could see the ripples of the sand while orange Garibaldis and silver sardines swam around me. The blueish-green hued water was so clear off the coast of Palos Verdes that I contemplated capsizing my kayak just so I could swim on this hot Indian summer day in November. Just a mere hour’s drive (mid-day) from … Continue reading Reset this winter at Terranea Resort

Debbie Durkin’s ECOLUXE “Endless Summer Festival” honors TV’s biggest night

On Friday, September 9, 2022, the ECOLUXE “Endless Summer Festival” at the Beverly Hilton honored the best of TV during Primetime Emmys weekend. The event benefited spcaLA, an organization dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals.  Guests mingled in the Beverly Hilton’s Wilshire Gardens and devoured a scrumptious lunch served by the Beverly Hilton’s Executive Chef including their handcrafted Donut Wall. The event included … Continue reading Debbie Durkin’s ECOLUXE “Endless Summer Festival” honors TV’s biggest night

To Be Seen enlightens viewers about chronic illness and the silent sufferers

The light-hearted short film To Be Seen unveiled itself with the content creators on-site at the Melrose Rooftop Theatre at E.P. & L.P. Rooftop Restaurant on July 31, 2022. Sponsored by Buoy Hydration (an easy mineral drop supplement), the film is part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the isolation that 133 million people with chronic illness live – in hopes of better … Continue reading To Be Seen enlightens viewers about chronic illness and the silent sufferers

Ojai Weekender – 5 places not to miss on your next road trip to this spiritual vortex

This article was first published in LA Travel Magazine print, summer edition 2022. Returning to Ojai is always a good idea. There’s something about this small California town – around an hour and a half from LA – that’s hard to find anywhere else in California. No wonder this haven attracts artists, musicians, nature lovers, health enthusiasts, and spiritual seekers. Inspiration is everywhere, especially in … Continue reading Ojai Weekender – 5 places not to miss on your next road trip to this spiritual vortex

Make the most of your time in Malibu

This article was first published in print in Where Traveler LA, July 2022 edition (Page 14 – 16) Malibu: Find your low-key coastal bliss Relax and explore the dreamy coastline – where stars, surfers, sun seekers, beach babes, and nature lovers have flocked for a century to get away from it all It’s easy to understand why Malibu is a top SoCal destination – with its … Continue reading Make the most of your time in Malibu

10 Unique Southern California Road Trip Stops

This article was first published in print in SoCal Life Magazine, June 2022 A southern California road trip is the perfect escape because road trips are often more than the destinations. Hop in the car, hit the open road, and holler the lyrics to California Dreamin’. Satiate your curiosity with a stop at one of these Golden State wonders on your next automotive adventure.  Santa … Continue reading 10 Unique Southern California Road Trip Stops

Beauty Products to help you look (and feel) fresh while traveling

Hydration is key when traveling – like drinking water before, during, and after a long flight. But while in full summer travel mode, it makes sense to bring along beauty products that will give you a boost – due to the way they feel, smell, or make you look after being trapped for hours on an airplane.  We LaLaScoop’d hundreds of beauty products this year … Continue reading Beauty Products to help you look (and feel) fresh while traveling

Relive California’s past with 5 reimagined hotels

The pandemic spurred an even greater love for far-flung destinations away from city life. These areas breathe air/life back into your soul and quite frankly, they may not have been on your radar until the pandemic. The great California Road Trip is having a bit of a renaissance and the Golden State features hundreds of unique escapes. We went on the road and off the … Continue reading Relive California’s past with 5 reimagined hotels