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Erika Thomas is a freelance writer with a BA in English from Cal State Northridge. Her work appears in Los Angeles Confidential, Westways, Ventura Blvd. and Westlake magazines. She is creator and owner of The Savvy Ink Creative Copywriting and author of the forthcoming book, Faux Pas A to Z. A former actress who still works in voice-over, Erika loves to write about Los Angeles history, as well as style, beauty—and the occasional fashion faux pas, which is why she is always on the hunt for new boutiques and spas to help you look chic and pamper yourself!

Neiman Marcus Launches Ken Downing Holiday Gift Collection To Benefit New West Symphony’s Harmony Project

Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing (photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus)

Wednesday, November 20, marked the launch of the Ken Downing Holiday Gift Collection at Neiman Marcus Topanga. Downing, Senior vice president and fashion director, has curated a fabulous 37-piece collection. There is something for everyone, with exquisite gift items ranging in price from $32 – $1800. The glamorous array of gifts includes everything from […]

Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Fund Hosts First Annual Gala At Luxe Hotel LA

Saturday, November 16th will mark Feit 4 Kidz’s first annual gala. The event, which is being held at the fabulous Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles will feature a silent auction, an open bar and hors d’ouvres as well as live music and dancing. In addition to presentations by the Feit family, renowned fertility specialist, […]

Recap: Fall 2013 Fashion Preview At Neiman Marcus Topanga

A model from the fall fashion preview show (Photo O'Gara Coach Westlake)

Fall fashion preview was the phrase of the evening last Wednesday night at Neiman Marcus Topanga. The event which was sponsored by O’Gara Coach Westlake, Wine Media Connect and Westlake Magazine, featured a fabulous collection of luxury cars and exclusive wines to celebrate the fall trends 2013 collection at Neiman Marcus. Luxury-loving guests mingled […]

Opening Night At The Hollywood Bowl Benefits Youth Orchestra Los Angeles

Hollywood Bowl Summer Season 2013


Hollywood Bowl Summer Season 2013

Summer is officially here now that the Hollywood Bowl has kicked off it’s 2013 season. Festivities for the 91st annual Opening Night At The Bowl commenced this past Saturday. Guest conductor Thomas Wilkins launched the spectacular evening by leading the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Stravinsky’s “The Right […]

Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit At Hollywood Museum

Marilyn Monroe, Santa Monica Beach 1962 (Photo Credit: George Barris)

The Marilyn Monroe exhibit is back at the Hollywood Museum, and it’s an absolute a must-see if you’re a fan of the famous bombshell. The retrospect, which will run through the end of September, features the largest and most extensive collection of authentic of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia in the country.

There are already […]

Thirteen Bakery In Los Angeles


Pink Frosted Heart Cookies (Photo Credit: Thirteen Bakery website)

Whether you’re craving banana cream cake, blondie bars, vanilla bean cupcakes or heart cookies with pink buttercream icing, Thirteen Bakery has got it. The newly launched baking and catering company has been doing a booming–and, might I add, scrumptious–business since its official opening back […]

Recap: The Hollywood Museum In The Historic Max Factor Building Celebrates Loretta Young

Loretta Young

(Photo Credit: PalmSpringsLife.com)

It was an evening fit for a queen—a Hollywood glamour queen that is, last Tuesday night inside the historic Max Factor building. The super-glamorous affair featured fabulous food and cocktails, while the maillot-clad girls of Beachy Cream, served mini organic ice-cream desserts in flavors as dramatic as leading lady—and first […]

Recap: Polished Girlz And Footprints Behavioral Interventions Host Winter Fantasy At Seascape Kids Fun In Anaheim

Photo Credit: Jolynne Photography

A perfectly polished party guest. (Photo Credit: Jolynne Photography)

There were sparkles all around this past Thursday night at Seascape Kids Fun in Anaheim, for the first-ever “Winter Fantasy” holiday extravaganza. Guests enjoyed lots of tasty eats, which included everything from cupcakes to tamales–all gluten free. Party goers had lots of fun making […]

Polished Girlz and Footprints Behavioral Interventions Host Winter Fantasy At Seascape Kids Fun In Anaheim

Photo Credit: Polished Girlz

Photo Credit: Polished Girlz

This Thursday, December 20, will mark the first annual Footprints Holiday Extravaganza “Winter Fantasy.” The event will take place at Seascape Kids Fun in Anaheim and will host nearly 200 parents of autistic children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. It is expected that over […]

Recap: Lladro Beverly Hills And Brooke Burke-Charvet Host Operation Smile Benefit

Arthur Murray Dancers (Photo credit Ming-Shiu Wu)

Brooke Burke-Charvet and Angeles Lladro (Photo Credit: Ming-Shiun Wu)

There were smiles all around this past Thursday night at Lladro Beverly Hills as Ángeles Lladro and Brooke Burke-Charvet celebrated the art of ballroom dancing to benefit Operation Smile. The exclusive event took place at Lladro in Beverly Hills and commemorated the unveiling of […]

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