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Sugar Lips With Sara Happ X Sugarfina

I am completely obsessed with Sara Happ lip products! Something so simple as a lip scrub almost seems unnecessary until you try it. Yes, it is one more thing to add to your nightly routine but it is so worth it! I use the Sara Happ Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar and if it happens to get in my mouth it tastes like a chocolate Peep! I slather it on dry lips then wipe it off with a tissue and rinse my lips off with water. Then I apply the Sara Happ Lip Balm and wake up with the softest, most kissable lips! Her One Luxe Lip Gloss is amazing too. She makes the perfect nudes. Checkout her fun event at Sugarfina in Beverly Hills!

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Blogger babe Rossana, Sara Happ and me at Sugarfina in Beverly Hills.

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Friday Faves

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Todays Friday Faves are all about doing! With the recent tragedies in the news it is a big reminder to me to live each day to its fullest, be kind, and tell those you care about that you love them. October is here and although it doesn’t feel like fall in LA I am just embracing the “season” and celebrating! I got my cinnamon broom, something I love to put outside my front door to fragrance my hallway every year, (I hope the neighbors love it as much as I do) and I have had a pumpkin latte or 2. What is your favorite thing about Fall? Here are a bunch of fun things coming up this month. Have a super fun weekend! XO

* I am so excited about Rise of The Jack O’Lanterns! I have never been before but it sounds amazing! 5,000 carved pumpkins!!! They are having it at 2 locations in LA, 1 in San Diego and 1 in NY! I already got tix for October 18th!

* Oktoberfest is officially underway with 2 locations in the LA area. Pomona and Torrance. I have only been to the one in Torrance and I think it’s pretty legit. It’s totally campy and fun, full of all things German!

* Celebrate all things autumn and get a jump on your holiday shopping at the Artisanal LA Fall Show Oct 10-11 at The Reef in downtown LA. Purchase tix here!

* Monday Oct. 5th at 7:30pm The Hammer Museum hosts a conversation with Steve Martin and The New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik in conjunction with its latest exhibit, “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris” (Oct. 11-Jan. 24). This is free but tix are required.

* Wednesday Oct. 7th at 6:30pm in Pasadena at Vroman’s Chelsea Clinton presents and signs It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, and it’s packed with facts, anecdotes and schematics that chart out the world’s problems — along with strategies that any average person can use to think globally, act locally and enjoy thoroughly.

 

Vitality and Verve at The Long Beach Museum of Art

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with my in-laws at The Long Beach Museum of Art viewing the current show Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape. It is a fantastic show of street art and many of the large pieces were painted right on the museum walls! There is a fascinating video that goes along with the show (on the 2nd level) that captures the artists at work and the view of the ocean from up there is spectacular (bonus!). I think this show is perfect for anyone, any age and its on until October 25th. Here is a little peek at the show…there is so much more to it you have to just see for yourself!

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My Little Allies by Audrey Kawasaki This was one of the first pieces I saw and was one of my favorites! I love the colors and the whimsical feel.

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Too Many Names by Saber This piece is visually beautiful but also has a serious undertone. The artist wrote the names of 534 people killed by police in the US in 2015 to date, including local Long Beach teenager, Hector Morejon.

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Envelope by Brendan Monroe was gorgeous ( I am a sucker for black and white) and the perfect place to take a selfie!

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Teef by Matt Small I loved the colors and mixed media used in this piece. It is soft yet powerful.

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This was one of my favorite things all day. As a bonus, there are a bunch of murals all over the city of Long Beach that go along with the show. This one was done by Cryptik on the side of an apartment building on Alboni and 1st and it breathtaking! He had 2 beautiful pieces in the museum as well. Some of the others are:
Hueman and Madsteez Mural-JW Goodson’s Salon parking lot at 2205 E Broadway
Bumblebee Mural-Berlin Coffee House/Fingerprints Music on 4th St
Benjie Escobar Mural-City Hall East/Alamo Ct
Tristan Eaton and James Jean Mural-The Varden Hotel by The Birdcage Coffee Shop 335 Pacific.

Coming up on Friday Oct. 23rd is LBMA Afterdark. It’s $20 from 7-10pm and you can see the show and there will be DJ’s and a full bar.

Afterwards we ate at our new favorite place Padre. They have Happy Hour everyday from 4-8 and my favorites are the Watermelon Fizz, Fried Chicken Tacos, Brussel Sprouts, Fried Rice and Guacamole. Cheers!

 

Beauty Collection Grand Opening Party Today in Manhattan Beach

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I love Beauty Collection and am thrilled that they have now opened a boutique store in Manhattan Beach! I stopped in yesterday to check it out and had a wonderful facial from Lucy and a makeup touch up afterwards from Alison. The store is bright and well stocked with hundreds of the best names in beauty like Mason Pearson, Davines, Kerastase,Tata Harper, Moroccan Oil, Murad, Dermalogica, Sachajuan, Fekkai, OPI, and many, many more! If you are a beauty product junkie like me, you will be in heaven just exploring the isles!

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The first 200 customers get a goodie bag like this! The store opens at 9 so get on over there!

 

Friday Faves

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It’s Friday! Yay! I just love all of the fashion illustrations by Megan Hess. They just feel fabulous! I am super excited for the weekend as I have quite a few things going on. I am checking out the new Beauty Collection store in Manhattan Beach which is hosting their grand opening celebration tomorrow, going to explore the new Broad Museum and visiting The Long Beach Museum of Art to see the current show before its gone! What fun things are on your agenda? This week I have so many Friday Faves to share that I had to break it down into categories! Enjoy!

* Shopping CMC Sample Sales Friday Sept. 25th and Oct. 30th. The CMC Saturday Sale Oct. 17th.

* Checkout The Citadel Outlet’s 10th Annual Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, October 3, 2015! It’s going to be huge! Shopping, lunch, wine tasting and it benefits the charity of your choice! It’s a win win!

*It may not feel like fall in Los Angeles yet but the Artisanal LA Fall Show will get you ready to break out the pumpkin spice on Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th at downtown’s The Reef. Get your tix now!

* I love this curated collection of clothes and accessories by Man Repeller X Bloglovin’ titled Dali on the Spanish Riviera!

* Checkout my friend Farron’s weavings as well as other vendors at the Pop Up Shop at Sherman Gallery this Saturday from 12-5!

* Do you love unique, high end, jewelry? (I am thinking of you Laura Arthur) Checkout Gemz.com even if it’s just to look! I saw some very unusual pieces.

* Beauty The new Mani Match App lets you try on a rainbow of over 200 Sally Hansen nail polish shades in real time, on your nails, before you buy. A simple scan of the your hand from any smartphone enables the user to instantly consider and curate your own color choices. There’s no uploading, picture-taking or manual data entry, as the app works in real time. It also generates personalized-for-your-skin-tone color suggestions on demand!

* Love Carmex as much as I do? Checkout their “Straight From Your Lips” campaign to leave product reviews and win prizes!

*Starting September 21st, the global beauty brand Revlon is kicking off the next phase of the LOVE IS ON philanthropic initiative with the LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge . Checkout this message from their Global Brand Ambassador, Olivia Wilde to find out how you can participate!

* Mark your calendar now to tune into HSN on October 29th where Christie Brinkley will be back to share the details behind her skincare collection – Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare! I absolutely love everything I have tried from this line!

* Give your lips a burst of hydrating color with LIP LURE HYDRATING LIP LACQUER from PÜR MINERALS. It’s not non-transferrable like I usually wear but it is rich and creamy which I love! It comes in 5 awesome shades too.

* Now through 9/27 checkout Belli Skincare’s amazing fall event, the annual Belli Birthday Bash! This includes 30% off storewide, buy one get one free options and surprise daily discounts up to 50%.

* Lately I have been using Topganic Shampoo and Conditioner with With Baobab Oil From Africa For Inflated & Split Ends (which describes my hair perfectly) and I love how it maintains the moisture balance in my hair. It lathers nicely and has a light, fresh fragrance!

* Travel I love the idea of going to Mexico to celebrate Día de los Muertos at 5 star resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya! This package looks awesome and starts from $5,600 based on two people sharing and includes: Seven nights’ accommodation in a Zen grand suite all inclusive, 1 Cooking Class led by executive chef of Frida restaurant (Mexican cuisine), 1 Tequila Tasting, 1 Private dinner at room terrace, 50$ Spa Credit, Park entrance to Xcaret on November 2nd for The Festival of Life and Death Traditions Xcaret, and roundtrip transportation Airport-Hotel-Airport.

* The Little River Inn, a family-owned and operated resort located on the Mendocino Coast, is hosting a number of culinary-inspired events and promotions to celebrate this magical time of year. The Annual BEER, WINE & Mushroom Festival looks amazing! In honor of Mendocino’s favorite funghi, the Little River Inn will be offering “MUSHROOM MANIA,” a lodging special for overnight stays booked Sunday – Thursday, November 1 -12, 2015.

* Need a great travel agent to take the stress out of planning? My brother Derek is fantastic and can get you the best deals on all your travel needs like airfare, accommodations, cruises and more!

* Food/Bev To launch a five-year partnership with Water for People, one of the leading water organizations in the world, Absolut Elyx has partnered with a cadre of A-List celebrities to create a short film with purpose. Directed by SNL alum and Portlandia creator Fred Armisen and produced by Orange is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne, the video features actors: Miles Teller, Chloe Sevigny, Tracee Ellis Ross, Taylor Kitsch, comedian George Wallace and musician Aimee Mann among others to highlight the importance of the campaign. Check it out here!

* Fun My momis a huge Pink Floyd fan and insisted I not leave out the upcoming event this Tuesday at movie theaters across the country. See the recent Wall tour on the big screen for one night only at 8pm! Find a theater near you here!

 

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