Blogchella with Pandora and Hawaiian Tropic

Last Friday I spent the day in the desert taking in all the Coachella Party glory I could pack into just one day! The Parker was a one stop shop with plenty to do. Checkout my adventures!

I started the day under the Hawaiian Tropic Tent with an awesome yoga session and a super relaxing massage from the girls at Exhale. Then I was hydrated with a delicious smoothie and sunscreened up for my day in the sun with the new Hawaiian Tropic ultra light, clear, sweat resistant spray on sunscreen that smelled amazing and kept me from burning all day! Thanks guys!

After freshening up my next stop was the Pandora tent. They have a gorgeous new collection of the most dainty, beautiful things! #Pandorasweeps

The Disney Style Tinkerbell tent was so chic with great festival looks and Tink inspired shoes painted by different artists. They were styling hair, doing gold temp tattoos and giving out wings! #TinkStyle

Next up was the Disney Style Minnie Mouse tent full of super cool red, black and white clothes and accessories, a candy bar and a nail bar with a manicam! I got a fabulous Minnie inspired mani from the sweetest nail/makeup artist named Lynne. She actually lives and works in Orange County if anyone needs her services…she travels! #minniestyle

Finally, the event of the night! A super cool fashion show from SIWY, Pandora and Minnetonka. Everything was hot, hot, hot! The denim was very unique and looked perfect for the desert. I was also surprised to see what a full collection of different style mocs and sandals Minnetonka has out. They look comfy and stylish! Now thru 4/26 take 20% off 1 Minnetonka item with code FESTIVALFRINGE

I ended the night out on the lawn with my new friends Tamera and Michael playing life size Jenga and enjoying the beautiful desert sunset. We even ran into the man himself The Cobra Snake. What a treat! Then I had to head back to LA. At least it only took 2 hrs to get home as opposed to the 4 hrs it took me to get there the night before! I am already planning on staying longer next year!

Thank you to Hawaiian Tropic and Pandora for an amazing day!


Your Whish is Granted!

Last week I had the pleasure of hanging with a bunch of other beauty obsessed babes at an Ulta store in LA to learn the ins and outs of Whish! I was already a fan of the Shave Cream so I was super excited to learn about the rest of the line. I had no idea that everything is 100% natural and free of any weird ingredients and chemicals. Perfect!

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Hanging with beauty guru Tati and Whish girl Julie at Ulta.
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How cute is this Whish cart set up inside of Ulta for the event?
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I love the retro feel of the packaging!
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I went home with 3 awesome Whish products to try! The Shave Cream in Blue Agave, Hand Remedy Cream and Deodorant Swipes!

Shave Cream ($20): I had already sampled this in Pomegranate previously and knew that it was the most luxurious shave I had ever experienced. Now Ulta carries an exclusive scent of Blue Agave which is light and unisex. Your man will never want to shave with anything else again. Actually, all of the scents are super light and could be for men, women or both. We have a very small bathroom and I love any product that my husband and I can share to save space.

Deodorant Swipe ($22 for 30 and $8 for 8): These little one use deodorant wipes are a natural, healthy alternative to the usual harsh metals and chemicals found in regular, store bought deodorant. Yes, you can carry a full size deodorant in you car or purse but who wants to? These are the perfect refresher to take you from day to night or to freshen up after the gym. And, they smell good too. Thank you for these Whish! Brilliant!

Hand Remedy Cream ($22): For someone who spends most of the day with wet hands like me, this is miracle cream. It smooths, hydrates, brightens and exfoliates and has a light fresh scent.


Friday Faves

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Happy Friday everyone! Today is day 1 of the 5th annual LBNC in LA and I am so excited. It’s my first year attending and it started with a fantastic kickoff party last night in the VIP Lounge at The Citadel Outlets. I already met so many awesome bloggers and can’t wait to get down to business for the next 2 days! What are you up to? Here are a few of my faves from this week…

* Fashion Camp for teens??? I would of KILLED to do something like that when I was that age. It’s happening this summer in NY and LA. I’m going to try to sit in on a class!

* This all natural lip butter in Blood Orange from The Soap & Paper Factory comes in a pretty little tin that looks great on my nightstand and has a mirror in it. I put it on before bed and wake up with the softest most kissable lips ever!

* One of my favorite clients just launched her hilarious blog When West Dates East. You should definitely check it out.

* My Sale Spy notifies you when the price drops on things you are stalking online. Brilliant!

* This Neroli & Orange Antioxidant Crème is made in West Palm Beach and reminds me of growing up under the warm Florida sun. It is rich, natural and organic, smells delicious and makes my face happy!

* I’ve always loved watching skateboarding but I am puzzled by this guys hair. I have seen the bohemian or samurai style man bun but not this shaved version. Is this what the skater boys are doing these days or is this just in Florida?

Whatever you do choose happy and make it magical! XO


Celebrate the Holidays at Baleen Kitchen

Photo by Gloria Plascencia
We recently visited the waterfront Baleen Kitchen in Redondo Beach to check out their new menu. Fresh, holiday libations started off the evening! This is the Anti-Oxident Mojito with Appleton Rum, Pomegranate juice, muddled blackberry, raspberry and mint. Cheers!

Mezcalero - Mezcal, Aperol and strawberries.
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Mezcalero – Mezcal, Aperol and strawberries.

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As a starter we all shared the decadent Duck Carnitas. We had them earlier in the year and have been dreaming of them ever since. They are perfect for the holidays!

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The First Course was the Baleen Garden and was delicious. It was baby beets, farrow, tomato, quinoa, avocado, pea shoots, almonds with a soft lime vinaigrette. The texture of the farro, quinoa and almonds made this salad very unique. I would love to eat that for lunch everyday!

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The Second Course was a gorgeous Crab Salad full of avocado, haricot vert, and lollo rossa. They use both soft-shell crab and fresh Dungeness for this dish.

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The Third Course of Roasted Black Sea Bass with roasted mushrooms and sweet potatoes in a fabulous aromatic broth was so mind blowing that I took half of it home – it was just as amazing the next day!

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Last but certainly not least, our Fourth Course was the giant “Tommy Hawk” Rib Eye!

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The “Tommy Hawk” was quite impressive…tender and delicious!

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As you can see, a fun night was had by all! Book your upcoming holiday celebration at Baleen Kitchen or stop in for happy hour with snacks and cocktails!

Baleen Kitchen is located in beautiful Redondo Beach, CA at The Portofino Hotel right on the harbor at 260 Portofino Way. (310) 372-1202

Christmas Day they will have their famous À La Carte Brunch and “Build Your Own” Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar from 6:30am-1:00pm. Then a 3-Course Dinner from 1:00pm-10:00pm adults $59 with wine pairing $70/$22 kids.

NYE They will have a fabulous 5-Course Dinner from 5:00pm-11:00pm for $85pp with wine pairing $110.


Becca Beauty at Ulta

Looking for a little sophisticated sparkle this holiday season and a way to simplify your beauty routine? I have found the perfect products!

I had the pleasure of joining Kerry Cole of BECCA Cosmetics, Kristi, Marla and a bunch of other babes at an Ulta in LA to learn how to sparkle and shine this holiday season!

These Limited Edition BECCA products are perfect for the holidays! The One Perfecting Brush in Limited Edition Gold ($49) is so amazing and has completely changed my beauty routine!  The Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Limited Edition Champagne Gold ($38) looks intimidating but when applied with The One Perfecting Brush just offers the softest, golden shimmery glow! The Shimmering Skin Perfector Limited Edition Spotlight Kit ($25) is a set of 3 lightweight luminizers that offer a soft, sophisticated shimmer. They also make great stocking stuffers!

Let Kerry Cole show you how the amazing The One Perfecting Brush works and how it can simplify your beauty routine!


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