Category Archives: LIFE + STYLE

Mermaid Pillows – Cuddly Sensory Pillows With A Positive Message

May 22, 2017

I found a cute gift that’ll give my kids a little something fun to do while their trying to drift off the sleep – which usually takes forever. Not only is it sweet and cute, soft and cuddly, fun to play with, but they have positive messages on one side. LOVE.

The Mermaid Uplifting Pillow Collection . Each pillow features a different inspirational message on the cover, plus colorful sequins on the back that you can “draw” on with the simple swipe of a finger or hand.

As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to draw attention to the incredible mental health benefits of these adorable pillows.

For example!

“My 85-year-old mother is living with dementia in a nursing home. While she has shown little interest in anything the past couple years, your BELIEVE pillow is something she can sit and play with for literally hours.” -Lisa B.

“My son has sensory issues and I thought this would be perfect for physical therapy and it has been! We are also using it to draw shapes, letters and numbers to begin teaching that as well!”

I just shared one with a parent who has two sons with sensory issues and he freaked – as in MY KIDS WOULD LOVE THIS!

They are totally affordable ($34 and up) and make excellent gifts!

  

SAVVY TRAVELERS HELP YOU STAY FRESH WHILE YOU JET SET

May 15, 2017

 

Travel bug hits around now! And the difference between surviving and thriving on vacation has a lot to do with ensuring you have all the right tools…..yep, we’ve all been in those sticky situations!

 

I was recently introduced to Savvy Travelers http://www.savvytravelers.com/ who offers a no-rinse line of products that help to keep travelers healthy and lend a convenient collection of problem solvers for beauty and wellness needs.

They are all TSA friendly, so they can easily go on airplanes. Savvy Travelers designer beauty wipes are curated for the “on-the-go” sophisticated savvy travelista! No water? No problem!

You can go poolside with your designer wipes by your side or stash them in your beach bag. They will easily allow you to refresh a sweaty body with No Sweat wipes, get the chlorine or salty sea off with Take Offz refreshing face cleansing wipes, and remove the sand that got on your phone or on your sunglasses with In The Klear lens and screen cleaner wipes.

 

Looking great is easier when you are prepared, even down to your fingernails. Chipped a nail on day three? Lift Offz to the rescue! They are individually wrapped nail polish remover wipes with cuticle oil!

 

Sometimes we need a vacation from our vacation because we packed so much in on our trip. But the worst thing is to have to use all your sick days after your fabulous vacation, so stay healthy this spring break with Klean Upz and Klean Offz super sanitizing wipes by your side. 

Stay fresh and healthy when traveling by keeping individually wrapped wipes on hand. They can be used for sweat, killing germs, freshening breath, or cleaning off things that seem a tad too dirty to touch. From wiping down airplane tray tables to hotel room remote controls, spending seconds to do that and removing germs can save days worth of being ill.

Savvy Travelers’ Getaway Kit (for only $10) offers 12 individually wrapped beauty wipes that will save you on any trip. All Savvy Travelers’ wipes are convenient, individually wrapped, biodegradable, compostable, and cruelty free.

Those who sign up for the Savvy Travelers’ subscription service, called “Wipeaholics,” receive a personal stash of 40 designer beauty wipes each and every month, delivered right to their mailbox for only $15 a month. Wipes users, or “wipeaholics,” never have to worry about running out of wipes and trying to get to the right store to get more. They will be delivered each month, helping people to simply replenish their stock.

I’m psyched to grab my Savvy Travelers wipes and jump on a plane somewhere tropical this soon! Any of you keen to join?

 

Moms have found their Shangri-La in Spa Lé La

May 11, 2017

Moms have found their Shangri-La in Spa Lé La, the new Studio City place for pampering that accommodates busy moms by offering quality onsite childcare during treatments. The concept of catering to mommy-me-time is simple, because hardworking moms often don’t have a free hand nevermind free time for a temporary and relaxing escape.

 

Spa creator Trina Renea found that after she became a mom, merging a welcoming sanctuary for moms and safe playful space for kids was a perfect and necessary match. Spa Lé La (www.SpaLeLa.com) is so in tune with the pressures of parenting, it even offers the pleasure of naptime for sleep-deprived mom (or dad) on a sumptuous bed.

 

The entire vision of the spa focuses on mom’s need to make sure everyone else is cared for before she can slip away to find her inner calm. Spa Lé La maximizes precious time for temporary transportation to tranquility by providing attentive care straight away. Staff serves mom her favorite tea ushering her to the sanctuary and joyfully welcomes children to settle them into the all-natural and clean environment of the play area.  Designers thoroughly researched the kids zone to guarantee the best possible experience for children ages six months to nine years under the careful watch of CPR certified childcare professionals. While it is safe and sterile, the play area is packed with toys, books, activities, color and whimsy that speaks joy to its precious little clients. Single children receive complimentary care, and it’s $6 for a second child.The innovative spa specializes in $70 combinations of two treatments, whether it be a bath and a nap or infrared sauna and massage throne. Every treatment begins with a soothing hot towel, and founder Trina Renea brings with her expertise in the art of beautiful skin perfected at the popular Facial Bungalow in Los Angeles. Treatments can include getting hair styled for a well-deserved night out and competitive pricing is based on the philosophy that luxury doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive.

Following the opening of its maiden spa in Studio City, Spa Lé La will grow to four additional locations in the Los Angeles area. Once moms (dads welcome too) become aware of the gift of an inclusive spa designed specifically for their rejuvenation in Los Angeles, the plan is to launch franchises across America. Moms everywhere will win back their sense of self and be rewarded with rejuvenation and a fresh state of mind to face the real challenges and grind of modern motherhood.

Address: 4338 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

GIVEAWAY: New Denim Line Based in LA : STS Blue

May 3, 2017

Summer Styles Are Getting Cheeky at STS Blue.

STS Blue is inspired by the casual LA and Southern California vibe and to kick off the summer season, STS Blue will be having a “May madness” giveaway, where they will be giving away a pair of shorts every day, all month long.

Not a newsflash: shorts are getting shorter!

What’s hot from STS Blue this summer is cheeky too: short shorts with messy frayed hems, high-rise, super destroyed, exposed button flys, color block, and just in time for Memorial Day, white side slit shorts. To kick off the summer season, STS Blue will be having a “May madness” giveaway, where they will be giving away a pair of shorts every day, all month long.

The STS Blue denim line has become a favorite of Millennials due to the fact that the brand is always on trend with affordable pricing. “We want young girls to be inspired by their peers, so we partnered up with Instagram sensation Ava Lane (@Avaalanee) to design an exclusive style of denim shorts girls will love,” says STS Blue creative director Evelyn Ober. “We love working with girls like Ava. Bringing out their creative power is what STS Blue is all about.”

The Ava Pali Fray short is star studded, literally. STS Blue teamed up with actress, photographer and designer, Ava Lane, who stars in the web series aptly named “Summer Break,” to curate a limited edition design collaboration. The Ava Pali is the newest body out there this spring, the curved hem elongates the leg and ups the cool factor. This short is packed with details: star embroidery, copper hardware, deconstruction and an extreme fray hem. This can be a unique stand out piece in your wardrobe as quantities are very limited. Reserve your size here: http://stsblue.com/ava_pali. 

Other trends in shorts you’ll see this summer include slouch styles, super destroyed, high-rise, low rise, extreme fray hems, special embroidery, and button fly short shorts. Another one to watch for, and continuing in to the fall, is color blocked designs, featuring looks that alternate between light and darker indigo blocks. You’ll see rises from 8 ½”-10 ½” and inseams from 2-2 ½” in washes such as white, black, destroyed, tinted, and dark washes.

Stock up now on the hot new trends, before they are gone and selections become limited. To shop new summer styles and find out how to enter STS Blue’s “May madness” giveaway, follow @STS_Blue on Instagram and visit STSblue.com for contest rules.

To grab your pair of The Ava Pali Frey short before they sell out, because only fifty will be produced, reserve your size here: http://stsblue.com/ava_pali.

 

About STS Blue:

The STS Blue denim line is inspired by the casual LA and Southern California vibe. They live, breathe and love denim! STS Blue styles are true to size, and are made in a variety of fabrics to execute perfectly authentic washes while maintaining a flattering fit. They offer cotton, polyester, spandex and rayon blends for that comfortable, laid back, and effortlessly chic SoCal look. STS Blue is sold at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Von Maur, as well as online at STSblue.com. Styles include skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, denim shorts, and more; all with a friendly price point, averaging $50.

For more information, visit the site at: STSblue.com and follow the latest Cali trends @STS_Blue.

Try Kate Hudson’s Favorite Plyometrics-Fused Dance Cardio Class

April 28, 2017

PlyoJam is LA’s most talked about new celeb fitness regime being touted to the press by Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, James Corden and more (check out the Late Late Show and People to see what Reese and Kate think of PlyoJam). The method takes cardio dance to the next level by seamlessly blending high-energy, easy to follow dance moves with short bursts of the intense plyometric training of elite athletes. Set to a curated playlist of top 40 tracks, a 60-minute class runs students through around 10 signature booty shaking routines that burn anywhere from 800-1,000 calories.

Ok, I am very weary of any online video dance jams because they always confuse the heck out of me. NOT THIS ONE! So easy, so fun – not insane – totally do-able for a newbie to this.  The best news is you can rock this with your fam – it really is so easy to follow. It’s basic, not nuts and you’ll for sure get a little sweat on – and if you amp up the impact – you’ll sweat even more. It for sure has a throw back early aerobics -modifiable impact vibe (from low to high) like all the dance cardio out there and I say THANK YOU! I love it.

In 2013, celebrity dance fitness trainer Jason Layden began teaching cardio dance classes, but as his class sizes grew, the number of students requesting him to design more challenging workouts quickly overwhelmed him. They loved dancing, but wanted something with higher levels of intensity. Jason realized that the incredible cardio and calorie burning benefits of plyometrics were missing from traditional dance classes. Thus, he seamlessly blended high-energy; easy to follow dance moves with the intense plyometric training of elite athletes and PlyoJam was born.

Since then, PlyoJam has been named as one of the top trending workout classes in the country by SELF Magazine, who also dubbed Layden as one of the top ten hottest trainers on Instagram. 

Layden currently teaches classes in Los Angeles and PlyoJam is offered in 10 other cities around he nation (including New York). Additionally, PlyoJam is now streaming classes that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. For $19.99 per month, consumers can take one new new sixty-minute class each week.

Not only has this been my Friday night fun – but my KIDS are totally into it too!!!