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

I did it! How I created an outdoor living space in Malibu

This article was first posted on Resident Magazine online, June 2017. To own a place in Los Angeles is almost impossible, unless you have a couple million in the bank. Rents are steadily increasing, and Santa Monica now boasts a one bedroom with no views for around $3500 a month. LA Weekly reported that you can find a two bedroom for $5000 in Venice, and … Continue reading I did it! How I created an outdoor living space in Malibu

Emerald Exchange III in Malibu – Raising the bar for Cannabis Culture

Next Saturday on Spring Equinox (March 18), from noon to midnight, join the cannabis industry in an environment where cutting edge business opportunities and education will mingle at a private ranch in Malibu Canyon for the third Emerald Exchange, known as “EmEx.” Spend the day connecting with cannabis products, health and wellness brands, education visionaries, emerging leaders and patient communities amongst the rustic, natural beauty … Continue reading Emerald Exchange III in Malibu – Raising the bar for Cannabis Culture

WIN: LaLaScoop’s 12 Days of Giving in January

The holidays are finally over. Christmas and New Year’s eve sometimes feel like prom, where your expectations can be so grand and there’s always some sort of let down or sigh of relief when it is over. We all know we need to feel better after last year’s SH$TSHOW, so we thought what better way to start 2017 by giving away some of our favorite … Continue reading WIN: LaLaScoop’s 12 Days of Giving in January