7 of the Best Places for Photo Shoots in LA

Are you looking to take some shots that will leave the folks back home drooling about your vacation? Perhaps you merely want to showcase the spectacular beauty of the city you call home. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, the City of Angels offers a world of scenic opportunity for memorable photographs.   Where are the best places to go, and when are the … Continue reading 7 of the Best Places for Photo Shoots in LA

Rosé Day L.A. kicks off summer in spectacular style

Rose Day LA on Saturday, June 8 was back in full force this year in Malibu, California for the second annual National Rosé Day presented by stylish Corkcicle (one of our favorite high-end canteen water bottles). Once again the mesmerizing event was set in Saddlerock Ranch known for its Malibu Wine Safaris. Guests could Uber or Lyft (thanks to a $25 credit with the Freebird … Continue reading Rosé Day L.A. kicks off summer in spectacular style

“Rosé Day L.A. presented by Corkcicle celebrates second year in Malibu

Last year’s first-ever ROSE DAY L.A. was a crazy success in an Instagram-worthy Malibu setting filled with beautiful people and celebs. You may have spotted Leo DiCaprio, Jeremy Renner, Alessandra Ambrosio, or Ashlee Simpson at the mid summer’s day picnic. Don’t mind the expensive rose drinks, the food lines, or the fact that you may have not even made it out of the venue on … Continue reading “Rosé Day L.A. presented by Corkcicle celebrates second year in Malibu

See another side of Southern California, the Conejo Valley

Just a mere 45-minute drive from Los Angeles, the Conejo Valley was a term new to me as of last week. Approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 10-15 miles inland from the beaches of Malibu, the expansive valley is filled with outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding with wide open land, idyllic nature preserves, canyons, and ocean views. Every day … Continue reading See another side of Southern California, the Conejo Valley

Rosé Day LA Launches in Malibu with many Celebrity Attendees

After a red-eye from Hawaii, and a morning snooze, I motivated my husband to leave our serene pad to venture to what I thought was going to be a relaxed Malibu party in the fields of Saddlerock Ranch. After fighting standstill traffic in the canyons, we knew the rose soiree was close by, but we hoped the unmoving cars were not a sign of a ‘too … Continue reading Rosé Day LA Launches in Malibu with many Celebrity Attendees

Shiseido puts their newest sun protection to the test at the Malibu Beach House

When I moved my family of alabaster blondes to Los Angeles in January of this year, the first thing I did was set up a sunscreen station in each bathroom so that we would make UV protection part of our daily routine. I carry a bottle in my purse. I have one in the center console of my car. And my daughters know to reapply … Continue reading Shiseido puts their newest sun protection to the test at the Malibu Beach House

The anti-bride: How I planned our Malibu wedding

Wedding planning made me sick and 100% stressed. I never wanted to throw a big bash all about US. I felt like the anti-bride. I found great love and now I was expected to throw a party that could cost over $30,000. It all seemed ridiculous! My husband didn’t even own a suit. It was never my dream to have a bunch of girlfriends follow … Continue reading The anti-bride: How I planned our Malibu wedding

D’Amore’s, the nation’s best “healthy” pizza

If you live in Los Angeles, you are most likely familiar with D’Amore’s Pizza with locations in West Hollywood (open daily until 4 am), Malibu, Westwood, Thousand Oaks, Tarzana, Camarillo, Calabasas, and Canoga Park. The founder Joseph or “Joe” D’Amore is a super personable guy, just like most Italians we know, greeting and talking to each customer, serving them, and introducing us to one of … Continue reading D’Amore’s, the nation’s best “healthy” pizza

Staycation: LA’s 4 Leading Hotels of the World

This article was first posted on Resident Magazine online, November 2017. As I get older, I prefer a more unique hotel stay, one that feels like it might be my own home or villa. Now with AirBnb and  Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd., enjoying a luxurious uncommon property is totally possible. Recently, I learned of Leading Hotels of the World, a category of independent, … Continue reading Staycation: LA’s 4 Leading Hotels of the World

Take the road less traveled in Malibu

Got a few days to unwind and soak up Malibu? Los Angeles’s beach city provides 27 miles of coastline. Known as “The Bu,” the Mediterranean climate may be one of the most desirable destinations in America. Instead of always going to the well known spots in this laid back California enclave, try some less scene-y jaunts, or secure a beach where it’s only you and … Continue reading Take the road less traveled in Malibu