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

Weekend Doggie Brunch comes to Tallula’s in Santa Monica

Palomas and puppies? Yes, please. Doggie Brunch is now served on weekends in Santa Monica at coastal Mexican Tallula’s Restaurant (at the former Marix property) just a block from the beach every Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM – 3 PM. Bring your beloved pup who you may like better than your friends and family and treat Fido to his own menu while you sip … Continue reading Weekend Doggie Brunch comes to Tallula’s in Santa Monica

Debbie Durkin’s ECOLUXE Lounge 2022 celebrates the Oscars

For over ten years, Debbie Durkin has proudly hosted award nominees, directors, producers, screenwriters, VIP talent, and more with a luxury ‘Walk-Thru’ party gifting event with countless sponsors. This outdoor spring affair at The Beverly Hilton Hotel allowed guests to mingle over a scrumptious buffet lunch, clink gold shimmery champagne toasts, and even adopt a pet on-site thanks to Wagmor Pets, a non-profit dog rescue … Continue reading Debbie Durkin’s ECOLUXE Lounge 2022 celebrates the Oscars

My Furry Valentine

Spoil your pooch with the most adorable gear this Valentine’s Day!  Sassy Woof is a woman owned brand based out of DC. They also are also at PetSmart locations and and in boutiques nationwide. Their ready to gift adorable bundles are perfect for your pooch, or any pooches you know! A portion of the proceeds is donated to animal charities because no pet should suffer in this world.  Our rescue dogs, … Continue reading My Furry Valentine

10 Places to Go with Your Dog in Los Angeles

Dog lovers in LA, rejoice! There are many options to spend a day out with your dog. Here are 10 pup-friendly places in Los Angeles that are fun for humans too. Rosie’s Dog Beach This beautiful stretch of sand allows your dog to enjoy some time off the leash, as long as you remain in the permitted area. Your dogs have plenty of space to … Continue reading 10 Places to Go with Your Dog in Los Angeles

Getting Our Pups (And Ourselves) Ready to Re-Enter Society!

Whatever a return to normalcy ends up looking like, there’s no doubt that after more than a year of isolation, humans and pups are going to need a little help to get used to mixing and mingling again. Here’s a few product recommendations that should help ease the transition for fur babies and their parents! If you’re anything like us, you may have let some … Continue reading Getting Our Pups (And Ourselves) Ready to Re-Enter Society!

Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

What a long, strange trip these last 15 months have been. At last, California is reopening and now it’s time for much more normal, pleasant trips. The stay-at-home orders have been replaced by leave-your-home orders… OK, not so much orders as recommendations. And perhaps the ideal place to begin your post-Covid adventures is beautiful San Luis Obispo. The Central Coast was hit hard by the … Continue reading Returning to Travel: San Luis Obispo

EcoLuxe Lounge drive-thru boosts spirits during uncertain times

Debbie Durkin does it again, but this time her 15th Annual EcoLuxe Awards Season Luxury Gifting Lounge on April 23 at the Beverly Hilton was a different kind of experience – drive-thru style – where guests stopped along the way to learn about new products and services.  To celebrate the 2021 Awards Season nominees in film, guests took home boxes from the Beverly Hilton chef team … Continue reading EcoLuxe Lounge drive-thru boosts spirits during uncertain times

Dog sledding in Oregon – yaps, farts, and faith

A quick flight from LA and you can arrive to the wilderness of Central Oregon, a wilderness you may remember from the pioneer computer game of our youth, Oregon Trail. Just a short drive from the 3,300-acre snow-shrouded Sunriver Resort in Bend, Oregon is the Three Sisters Wilderness near Mt. Bachelor. In winter, this is where 30 Alaskan Huskies greeted us, chained equidistant to the … Continue reading Dog sledding in Oregon – yaps, farts, and faith

7 best side hustles to thrive in L.A.

Do you need to earn extra cash? Despite what the Dow does, millions of Americans struggle to get by on one paycheck, let alone save for the extras. How can you pick up the additional cash? Why not adopt a side hustle? These money-making avenues work magic in helping you finally establish that emergency fund without tying yourself to another boss to obey. Get inspired … Continue reading 7 best side hustles to thrive in L.A.