Holiday Gift Guide | No. 2

  I’m back with my second list of Gift Guide suggestions! If you aren’t shopping for any Beauty lovers, feel free to stop reading now. What follows are some of my favorite seasonal offerings from lesser-known to popular beauty brands. Fresh Fresh has delightful packaging all year-round, but during the holidays they outdo themselves. This year, the brand even included some colored pencils for gift … Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide | No. 2

Gifts They Wouldn’t Buy Themselves

I LOVE giving gifts around the holidays. Always have. One of the things I love most is getting people things that they wouldn’t necessarily get themselves. Things I think they’d enjoy, but probably not think to buy for themselves out of “need.” Here are a few from this year’s list. For the woman who’s always running around LA, the list of options is long! That … Continue reading Gifts They Wouldn’t Buy Themselves

HGTV Takes Over Santa Monica

This Saturday, HGTV is taking over Santa Monica Place with a Holiday House and Pop-Up Showroom! There will also be a super HGTV-style light show at 6:30 pm, plus cool activities for kids – like photos with Santa in his life-size gingerbread house. Plus, stick around for an Il Volo performance at 8:00 pm. I’m not so familiar with this group, but who doesn’t love a … Continue reading HGTV Takes Over Santa Monica

L’Occitane Hits Hollywood

This is such a no-brainer. If you need holiday gifts, stop by the beautiful new L’Occitane boutique at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. The team there is so helpful and the products are by far the best quality I’ve seen of all the chain stores in this category. They’ll give you a hand massage, wrap up your gifts, and have you on your way … Continue reading L’Occitane Hits Hollywood

Help for Procrasti-Claus

It’s come down to the wire…

Whether you’re going home for the holidays or just need a few hostess gifts to keep on-hand, here are a few unique ways to say, “I had you in mind when I bought this!”

One of my all-time favorite gifts…  A rockstar chic way to show appreciation for all things Naughty and Nice.  Naughty & Nice Candle Set by DL & Co. Maxfield, Los Angeles.


Everyone brings a bottle of red. You arrive bearing Rosso Nobile by Dr. Vranjes on New Year’s Eve. A gorgeous room diffuser filled with fabulous fragrant essences of fine wines.  Scent Bar, Los Angeles.

Order Sweet E’s minis for the Globes’ viewing party. For every fête prior, hand-deliver some crystal frosted treats on milk white glass. Cupcake Icon Candle by Primal Elements. Lemon Tree Bungalow, West Hollywood.



Need a few more beauty baubles for stocking stuffing?

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