Category Archives: L.A. HAPPENINGS

An evening to delight in…Norma Jean Gala in Aid for Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove

May 19, 2017

Last night we engaged in an evening for a relevant cause, for some, a very a personal “near and dear” to us kind of cause. The Norma Jean Gala in Aid for Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove.

Uplift Family Services has been making the world a better place since 1867 when the founder created a community of wellness programs in support of mental health services by offering pioneering after-school programs, camps and support groups with enhanced therapies.

The room was full of momentum and excitement as the auctioneer lead us into raising $380,000!!!

Although the highlight of the evening was the moment when two bidders went into complete stand off for the honorable prize of an afternoon with Obama (it lasted over 20 minutes, back and forth until one finally surrendered), the real prize was that this organization brings to the forefront a necessary yet daunting topic that has resulted in society shying away from something that effects so many of us. With a courageous room and the ever radiant Busy Phillips (her dress was its own success story) hosting, great achievements were among us and will continue. 

Matt Bomer and Busy Philipps raise their auction paddles during Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove Gala

Busy Philipps wore an alice + olivia gown to Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove Gala

Simon Halls and Matt Bomer received the Ambassador of Children Award during Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove Gala

Janie Bryant enjoyed Tank Garage’s “Stars Like Ours Rose” at Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove Gala

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 18: Janie Bryant attends Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove Gala at W Hollywood on May 18, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Uplift Family Services)

(Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Uplift Family Services)

xx kira

Destination Luxury Pacific Polo Tour Charity Event

May 16, 2017

Part of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers and Sisters. 

ALICE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET “EYEWEAR IS ART” LAUNCH

April 13, 2017


The Madison Floral…(I mean, need, want, must have. NOW!)

Once again, The A List explodes with another party of the year, celebrating yet another fantastic designer and with all the eye (and real!) candy a girl could dream of. Last night’s epic, candy themed party for the alice + olivia Eyewear Launch really took the cake (sensing a theme?)

Photo Rony Alwin

Delicious darlings like Kourtney Kardashian, Freida Pinto, Olivia Culpo, Leona Lewis, and Lydia Hearst joined Stacey Bendet, alice + olivia’s CEO and Creative Director, to celebrate the brand’s eyewear debut with an exclusive “Eyewear is Art” party.

Mia Moretti, Stacey Bendet

Stacey Bendet, Kourtney Kardashian, Allie Rizzo, Margot Moe


The Black Mercer (get on my face please)

Kourtney Kardashian, Stacey Bendet

The launch, which was held at Greenhouse at Platform in Los Angeles, was an eye candy art installation with oversized sculptures, interactive vignettes, and models wearing signature alice + olivia looks and sunglasses. 

DJ DUO TO DIE FOR! THE DOLLS – Margot Moe, Mia Moretti – can I just bask in your glow all day?

Margot Moe, Mia Moretti

Margot Moe

Olivia Culpo, Stacey Bendet, Freida Pinto

Partygoers mixed and mingled in the colorful eye candy world of A+O and enjoyed music by The Dolls (DJ Mia Moretti + Margot). Guests were also treated to food by LA staple In-N-Out Burger and sipped on eyewear-themed libations courtesy of SVEDKA, including the Mercer Mule and Melrose Mint.

Guests had fun in the “What are you really thinking?” Bosco booth where clever thought bubbles automatically generated on the photos of the eyewear-clad partygoers with thoughts like, “Whoa, that was close. I almost had to socialize” and “I know you think I’m looking at you, but I’m really trying to see my reflection in your phone case.” 

BWAAHAAAA! I mean, I just can’t – everything about this celebration was pitch perfect divine!  The A list parties are not just parties – they are immersive experiences – multi-media, sensorial and emotional.  Yup, they make you laugh your head off while filling your belly with your favorite forbidden goodies from childhood – and always with a heavy dose of wit, irony, fun and nostalgia. You feel like you are in exactly the right place at the right moment. And the it-girl star gazing is always so, so real. 

Svedka

Donald Robertson, Stacey Bendet

Taye Hansberry

Bella Harris

Leona Lewis

Freida Pinto, Olivia Culpo

Lydia Hearst

Stacey Bendet, Sydne Summer

Sydne Summer

Full list of attendees included: Adelaide Kane, Alicia Machado, Chandler Kinney, Crystal Reed, Freida Pinto, Kayla Maisonet, Kelli Berglund, Kourtney Kardashian, Leona Lewis, Liana Liberato, Lydia Hearst, Michelle Trachtenberg, Molly Tarlov, Olivia Culpo, and Rose McIver

About alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Eyewear

For her first eyewear collection, Stacey Bendet collaborated with Eponym to design and produce a playful assortment of sunglasses and eyeglasses. Reminiscent of Bendet’s signature oversized statement sunglasses, the “staceface” look, the collection consists of 16 styles of handmade Italian acetate sunglasses in bold shapes including oversized cat eye, square, and 80’s inspired round frames. Swarovski crystals, stainless steel studs and pops of color bring original elements to the fun silhouettes. Most styles come in various colorways with all frames ranging in price from $250 to $525 USD. 

PHOTO CREDIT        Billy Farrell/BFA for alice + olivia

Spa Week’s National event is coming up April 17th-23rd!

March 27, 2017

     STOP THE PRESS!!!
Spa Week’s National event is coming up April 17th-23rd.

Treatments normally $100-$500 offered
for $50 across the country!!!

Everyone knows a healthy lifestyle benefits not only your body and appearance but can also change your attitude and mood. And with a price tag of just $50, a little trip to the spa can even benefit your wallet! From April 17th – 23rd, hundreds of spas will give consumers the opportunity to explore wellness in an extraordinary and affordable way during Spa Week’s Spring 2017 Event.

To celebrate my new favorite week of the year, I popped into Le Jolie Medi Spa in West Hollywood for a lunch-break 60 Min Signature Le Jolie Facial. Located in a super-cute bungalow on Doheny Dr., Le Jolie is the perfect hidden retreat tucked right in the middle of the city. After one hour with Farrah — who washed, steamed, massaged, masked, extracted and hydrated my dull, dry skin — I re-emerged glowing and radiant. And with a price tag of just $50, even my smile seemed brighter!

Run — don’t walk — to one of the participating spas at www.spaweek.com.

You can thank me later!  xx, Natasha

Top 10 LA Treatments offered at SpaWeek.com below!

Beverly Hills Beauty Lounge 9410 Dayton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.246.1500

24-Karat GOLD Red Carpet Foot Facial Manicure and Pedicure Package

Vip Gel Manicure with Champagne and Truffles 

Regular Manicure + Pedicure Treatment 

Cinema Wellness 2528 Hyperion Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027  323.913.1737

60 Min Aromatherapy Massage

70 Min Spring Renewal Oxygen Treatment, Peel, Microdermabrasion or LED Therapy

50 Min Slimming Detox Body Wrap (Lose 600-2500 Calories)

Finely Kneaded Day Spa 3203 Carson Street, Suite 1  Lakewood, CA 90712 562.425.3500 

60 Min Hot Stone Massage

60 Min Bacteria Blasting Back Facial

50 Min BioActive Face Peel 

Hylunia Wellness MD Spa 1901 Newport Boulevard, Suite 180 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949.313.7760

60 Min Hylunia Total Relaxation Massage

60 Min Skin Brightening Facial Papaya Enzyme and Cooling Eye Treatment

Le Jolie Medi Spa 652 North Doheny Drive West Hollywood, CA 90065 424.355.0070

60 Min Signature Le Jolie Facial With Microdermabrasion, Glycolic Acid and Extractions

Choice of Ear Coning or Ear Acupuncture for Weight Loss and Cupping

Blow Out and Conditioning Treatment With Head Massage

Nelson J Salon 350 North Bedford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.274.1553

Power Keratin Blow Out (Lasts 4-6 Weeks)

Aveda Color Glossing Treatment with Blowdry Styling

Rescue Treatment for Bleached Hair with Blowdry Styling

Project Beauty Spa 722 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101 626.460.2113

60 Min Hello Spring Deep Tissue Massage

60 Min Spring Cleaning Facial

Brazilian Supreme + Under Arms Wax

Supernatural Skin 10718 White Oak Ave #2 Granada Hills, CA 91344 818.900.4429

50 Min Osmosis Holistic Signature Facial + LED Light Therapy

50 Min ECHO2Plus Oxygen Infusion Facial + Ultimate Eye Corrector with 87 Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes and Amino Acids

Lower Legs + Basic Bikini + Underarms Sugaring Hair Removal

The Organic Pharmacy 453 North Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.272.7275

60 Min Award Winning Rose Crystal Lymphatic Facial with Extractions

60 Min Health Assessment with In-Depth Scan for Organ Functionality, Toxicity and Deficiencies

Vida Emanuel European Day Spa 9406 Dayton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210

60 Min Deep Pore Facial with Oxygen, Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peel

One Venus Legacy Treatment for Cellulite, Wrinkles and Stretch Marks or Body Lymphatic Detox 

Laser Hair Removal for Small Area