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Candace Marino – Aesthetician at Jason Emer, MD.

April 8, 2018

Some people get excited when they spot a celebrity. I get giddy when I meet a new practitioner, healer, therapist, colorist, doctor, teacher, and in this case, aesthetician. Candace Marino is one of those rising stars. Candace works out of the mecca that is Jason Emer, MD’s office. It really is way more than an office, it’s a destination. Dr. Emer is on the cutting edge of everything. Recently he performed some facial contouring and sculpting with Radiesse, Belotero and Xeomin and I am in awe. His eye is impeccable and his understanding of the face is as well. It’s the combo of artistry and technique that catapults a doctor to the top of, and it’s no wonder Dr. Emer is the most sought out person in town. I never want anyone else to touch my face – I am totally obsessed with my cheekbones right now. I look natural and just…better. Not fake, not stuffed, not tacky, not like a Real Housewife of anywhere. Just really freaking solid for my age. And well, prettier. Wow. I can say that. That is for sure not something that comes easily to me.

Ok, so in Dr. Emer’s office, the lovely Candace is doing her facial magic. Because this is a medical practice, Candace can do low-to-high grade medical peels and lasers of all kinds (I have never seen more in any office, btw). I had been really interested in the Reve peel and we discussed this but I didn’t have the downtime. So Candace looked at my skin and devised a custom facial : Dermal Infusion, Fire and Ice and Oxygen. Of course there was wonderful facial massage and cupping and it was all divine. Candace really knows her biz and also has that intuitive level of just being able to read someone’s skin. I am psyched to go back for more and really uncover even more of her talent. The practice is not a frou frou spa- it means business. Go when you are ready to really deal with your skin (once and for all). I cannot wait for you to try out Candace, you will LOVE her and everything this practice has to offer. You are in incredible hands.

9201 Sunset Blvd. Suite 708
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Three Stylish Gadgets to Customize Your Sports Equipment

February 6, 2018

Whether you compete in sport as an individual or as a member of team, it’s important to be able to express your sense of individuality whenever you can. The benefits of this go far beyond simply looking a little different – customizing your equipment lets you choose the components that best suit your style of play, allowing you to reach peak performance with ease.

New technology such as 3D printing means such customization is now more widely available and more stylish than ever, allowing you to combine looking good with reaching your personal best for the ultimate in sporting success.

Custom clothing

Olympic champions rarely buy their gear off the shelf – instead, they have it custom made. There was a time when such luxuries were only available to the sporting elite, but the falling cost of 3D scanning and modelling technology mean that it is now possible for ordinary consumers to purchase shoes, clothes and other items that fit them like a second skin.

Major sports brands such as Under Armour, Nike and Adidas are all getting in on the trend and give their customers the chance to alter the design of shoes to create unique editions of their favorites. The company is also proving consumers with the chance to include even more advanced gadgets in their products, such as running shoes with optical sensors that allow information about stride length, speed and other data to be connected to a smart phone. One such smart shoe was worn by golfer Jordan Spieth during the U.S. Open in 2016.

Wicked wheels

Heavy customization has long been a part of the world of skateboarding, inline skating and freestyle scootering, along with BMX freestyling. The emphasis here isn’t just on bright colors and outrageous designs, it is also about being practical.

This means that if you want your freestyle scooter to stand out from the crowd and make you look like the professional rider that you are, look to customize it with some of the best accessories around. Hailing from down under, Longway Scooters develop parts for some of the top pro riders in the world. Not only do their wheels look amazing, but they also perform brilliantly and are extremely lightweight, making it easy to do bigger and more extreme tricks. You can find a wide range of Longway products at the Skates website.

Fits like a glove

Lacrosse is famously one of the most expensive sports around with the families of those who take it up likely to spend more than $17,000 each year, according to a study conducted by Utah State University. With that sort of money being spent, it is important to ensure that any equipment purchased fits as well as possible; one company is allowing that to happen.

Epoch Lacrosse recently launched Bespoke, an online gadget tool that allows players to customize their gloves and arm pads, choosing from different parts and a range of colors and textures. The system also makes it easy to collaborate, so that friends and teammates can share the overall design.

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Holiday Gifts For Design Lovers: Books on symbols, graphic design, and hand-lettering for the designer in all of us

November 11, 2017

Thinking in Icons by Felix Sockwell

Designing and Creating Effective Visual Symbols

With: Emily Potts

Foreword by: Steven Heller

ISBN: 9781631593147

Rockport Publishers | October 10, 2017

USD: $24.99 | CAN: $32.99

In Thinking in Icons, artist and designer Felix Sockwell takes readers through the process of creating an icon, covering many styles and visual approaches. Sockwell also offers examples of his collaborations with Stefan Sagmeister, Debbie Millman, and other high-profile designers, and features the work he has done with an impressive roster of blue-chip international brands, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Hasbro, Sony, The New York Times, and Yahoo.

A Designer’s Research Manual, 2nd edition, Updated and Expanded by Jenn Visocky O’Grady and Ken Visocky O’Grady

Succeed in design by knowing your clients and understanding what they really need

ISBN: 9781631592621

Rockport Publishers | July 1, 2017

USD: $24.99 | CAN: $33

A Designer’s Research Manual, an essential in any design library, has been completely revised, with all new case studies, photos and graphics, and updated technical information. Authors Ken and Jenn Vosocky O’Grady present a comprehensive discussion what design research is, why it’s necessary, and how to conduct and apply it. Designers will go beyond simply crafting a logo and learn to create commercial successes.

Written by Hand by Erica Tighe

An Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Handwriting

ISBN: 9781631063862

Rock Point Gift & Stationery | October 3, 2017

USD: $16.99 | CAN: $21.99

The art of beautiful handwriting is being rediscovered by a generation that spends most of the day typing on keyboards and screens. With Written by Hand, anyone can hone, perfect, and beautify their handwriting. Guided practice sheets encourage readers to look deeply at the written word and add flourishes and embellishments to their lines that elevate them from typical or rushed to elegant and purposeful. Learn to love your handwriting again.

Color Camp – Beverly Blvd’s Newest Non Stop Manicure Shop

September 1, 2017

Color Camp has opened on my block. OH THE JOY!  This sexy little, modern manicure bar is a “cross-section of beauty, design, and technology, with a laser focus on cleanliness, a thoughtful approach to health, and an extensive, customizable nail art menu.”

It’s everything you’ve been looking for (and more).


Cannabis IVXX

I don’t recall when we became Cannabis reviewers but my office girls are nothing less than ecstatic. We all have different needs (hi, I’m a mom), tastes and likes. One thing across the board, we are all into anything medicinal, plant based and high end quality.

Enter: IVXX  

On point and on trend. Not to mention sexy and just the right amount of edge.

If you are like many of us here, you have very specific desires when it comes to cannabis. I for one hate feeling high or out of control. Personally I am as far from a stoner as you can get. But by god, I have anxiety and get VERY TENSE!!! I don’t drink or do any drugs and quit Ativan years ago as it kills people. I have trouble staying asleep. I am basically up all night. It sucks!!! So I am all about finding a medicinal way to address my stuff. This chart is amazing. Check it out.

“For all individuals seeking the highest quality and most trusted cannabis, IVXX is the authentic and unrivaled leader. By creating the finest products and adhering to the highest standards, IVXX elevates credibility, trust and acceptance of not only IVXX cannabis, but the industry at large.”

I feel like 2017 has been Groomed LA’s year of discovering Cannabis and we are so freaking jazzed about sharing this natural way to focus on your health, heart and soul. We are learning about so many exciting products to fit so many lifestyles and cannot wait to share it all with you. Something about IVXX feels bad-ass and masculine. I think dudes will love it. Of course – we ONLY feature top quality exquisite brands and this fits right into our groove.

You need to own a VAPE PEN for these cartridges! Make sure to look into that first!


IVXX Cannabis We All Deserve

Welcome to IVXX, a brand of the finest-grade cannabis products.

We partner closely with a carefully selected team of experienced and trusted cultivators, ensuring our cannabis is grown and harvested under the safest and most beneficial conditions.

All of our products, including our hand-selected flowers, custom-rolled joints and concentrates, are thoughtfully produced, rigorously tested and held to the highest standards of potency, consistency and purity.

With a commitment to becoming the industry’s most trusted purveyor of exceptional premium cannabis, we intend to grow this brand slowly and mindfully, thereby guaranteeing only the best products possible for our consumers.

IVXX is available at select retailers.

The IVXX Promise

We believe in the infinite potential of cannabis and its undeniable benefits.

We also believe every cannabis experience should be extraordinary.

IVXX offers only the finest-grade cannabis = rigorously tested and certified to the highest standards, guaranteeing absolute quality, purity and consistency.

IVXX. Cannabis we all deserve.

The Extraction Lab

Within our highly advanced and custom designed IVXX Extraction Labs, our meticulous scientists are able to produce the highest-quality and purest concentrates and extracts. We can also formulate precise proprietary blends, all based on rigorous medical research and consumer feedback.

Each lab features dynamic and fully versatile Supercritical CO2 Fluid Extraction equipment, as well as precise Chromatographic applications, so we can carefully refine our products to our exact micro-specifications.


XX Natalie