Recap: Meshell Ndegeocello At The El Rey Theatre In LA

Her vocal inflections are subtle and sensitive. Her voice-deep, sultry and rhythmic, even as she speaks. Her base lines; full, vivid and moving. Meshell Ndegeocello rocked the El Rey theatre’s sold out crowd last weekend amidst the velvet walls and low hanging chandeliers. And, the crowd was as eclectic as her amazing four piece […]

La Isla: A Couture Swimwear And Apparel Line That Gives Back


I first became aware of the fabulous California based line La Isla when I was at a boutique show in San Diego and was drawn to their gorgeous bathing suits because the pieces had such great detail they looked like they were hand stitched. Other suits that caught my attention were their sexy one […]

Botany Flowers In Santa Monica

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Botany Flowers, created by Stephanie Schur is an absolutely wonderful little floral studio nestled into the outer edge of The Brentwood Country Mart. I first learned about Botany from the first edition of Crave Los Angeles, the ultimate guide to the places women crave in Los Angeles.The first time I came to the flower […]

Recap: Rachel Zoe’s Zoe Media Group Launch At The Sayers Club In Hollywood

Rachel Zoe and her husband Roger Berman

Rachel Zoe celebrated the holiday season in style by launching the ZOE Media Group. The Zoe Media Group is a leading women’s media company with a targeted audience that expands across fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Its flagship property, The ZOE Report, curates content across multiple categories (apparel, accessories, beauty, jewelry and lifestyle) while ZOE […]

Run DMC’s DMC and Justin BUA Discuss The Legends of Hip Hop

Cover of Bua's compilation. (Photo credit:  Melissa Curtin)

Cover of Bua's compilation. (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

On Monday, December 12 world renown fine artist Justin BUA and DMC (of Run DMC) gave an intriguing review at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) of the lives of many musicians who started hip hop and how those musicians added their own personal […]

Jose Eber Salon and The Glamour Project Help the Homeless of OPCC


Jose Eber stylist team (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

I had no idea the OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center) existed in Santa Monica until a friend invited me to attend an event that her salon was participating in to help the homeless gain confidence and feel good about themselves. Jose Eber and his stylist […]

Samira 13 Fine Jewelry Opens In West Hollywood

Samira in front of her jewelry line. (Photo credit:  Melissa Curtin)

Jewelry designer Samira Sizdahkhani recently opened Samira 13, a beautiful shop in the uber trendy West Hollywood area Sunset Plaza. I had a chance to meet Samira as she was beautifying the store. She was draped in her own gorgeous handmade Tahitian pearl bracelets and necklaces.

Samira in front of her jewelry line. […]

The Resilient Warrior Program: The David Lynch Foundation Presents One Million Dollars To Teach Transcendental Meditation To Veterans

Filmmaker David Lynch presents a check to America's veterans from the David Lynch Foundation.  (Photo credit: Melisa Curtin)

I was honored to be part of the jam packed press conference last week at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the David Lynch Foundation’s “Operation Warrior Wellness” that gave a one million dollar check to teach transcendental meditation to veterans. The grant comes from Operation Warrior Wellness, a division of the Hollywood director’s Foundation, […]

The Best Holiday Gifts For Your Girlfriends In LA

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Need a neat gift idea? Here are some of my latest LA discoveries that I wish Santa was leaving under my tree this year.

Strim Vintage heart ring (Photo Credit: Strim Vintage)

Jewelry from Strim Vintage Collection caught my attention in Venice Beach and outside Umami Burger in the nearby outdoor market in […]

Recap: 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party In L.A. Hosted By Three Angels

Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Alassandra Ambrosio (Photo credit:  Charlay Gallay - Getty Images)

The 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party was held on November 29, 2011 at the Samueli Theater at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA. The evening included delicious specialty Hypnotiq cocktails, ongoing appetizers, and once inside, each white couch or table was donned with silky pink Victoria’s Secret pillows […]

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