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LOVE GOODLY’s “LIVE WELL” June/July Box reveal party at Tantris in West Hollywood

June 15, 2017

Finally – a peek at the stunning Tantris  where guests met and mingled with LOVE GOODLY co-founders Katie Bogue Miller and Justine Lassoff with featured curator Skully Smith, along with Tantris owner and Def Jam founder Russell Simmons.

Guests enjoyed an invigorating complimentary hot yoga sesh at the new hotspot  — an 8,000-square-foot studio that offers pH-balanced showers, a juice bar, city views and a boutique, which shares the same building as the Soho House in West Hollywood.

Guests took home Simmons’ inspiring book  Success Through Stillness, a LUXE water wicking Tantris tee and LOVE GOODLY’s eco-luxury June/July box featuring Kat Von D Beauty’s highly coveted Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the perfect summer matte hue; “Big 5 Free” vibrant summer polish from Faby; a custom-designed dual purpose hairband x bracelet from Gemtye to take you from yoga to cocktails; a15-day supply of plant-sourced superfood biotin to nourish the hair, skin and nails; and more.

The June/July Box is now available at

Carino Massage: A Private Sanctuary Studio In WeHo

May 12, 2017

  ca·ri·ño – m. ~ (esmero) extreme care/meticulousness, attention,
caricia) caress, (afecto) affection, (amor) love, tenderness.

I just tried a wonderful therapist called Cariño Massage by Johnny Ray. Ray is more than an experienced technician with over 25 years behind him. He’s a true healer. He tunes in and becomes one with what your body is aching and crying for. It was a deeply healing and relaxing experience from the moment I walked into this delightful warm, candle lit studio. It really was  a whole-being, therapeutic vacation. I suggest you go for at least a 90 minute massage, my hour massage felt like just the warm up – I wanted more!

Cariño Massage brings massage out of the day spa and into an exclusive “massage-only” space, making it an accessible part of your healthy life ritual. Modern massage techniques combined with Ancient Mayan practices makes Cariño Massage a place to heal your body and center your mind.

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Cariño Massage
8350 Melrose Ave, Suite 9
West Hollywood, CA 90069323.782.0585


Meet the creator of the “Cariño” technique ~ Johnny Ray Nelson, CMT of 20 years

In the two decades since Johnny Ray first obtained his massage certification, he has studied a wide range of therapeutic techniques that serve as the foundation for his signature style called the “Cariño Massage.” These techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports, Reflexology, Thai, Pre/Post-Natal, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology and Integrated Breathing. He mastered these techniques through the many hours he has spent working with chiropractors, physical therapists, geriatric therapists, and at exclusive spas in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

The birth of the “Cariño Massage” stems from a terrifying incident in 2003 when an airplane crashed into Johnny Ray’s apartment building in Hollywood. A three-story fall from his apartment left Johnny with life-threatening injuries, among them a broken back that required immediate surgery.

Professionally, physically, and financially devastated by the accident, and told by physicians in Los Angeles that he would never be able to practice massage again, Johnny Ray sought low-cost rehabilitation in his family’s home country of El Salvador.

In El Salvador Johnny Ray’s path to recovery was facilitated by a blind healer who used Ancient Mayan and Papil Indian traditions and beliefs for healing, centering, and realigning the body. These Ancient principles forever altered Johnny Ray’s approach and attitude towards healing and would ultimately form the foundation for the “Cariño Massage” technique.

Cariño is a Spanish word used to express deep caring for someone or something, and it was the “Cariño” that was gifted to Johnny Ray in Central America that restored his body, mind and spirit. This new understanding of healing gave him the faith in himself to start massaging again.

After four challenging years rebuilding his business and fully developing the “Cariño Massage,” Johnny Ray has expanded his private practice into a high-end massage boutique in the heart of West Hollywood. It is here that he keeps the Ancient traditions passed down to him by the blind healer alive by sharing the gift of Cariño with his exclusive client base, and training other licensed, certified massage therapists in his trademark “Cariño” style.

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: 

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 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:


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 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: and follow the latest Cali trends @STS_Blue.


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. 


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

KORRES: The Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

January 18, 2017

YAY! The newest product from KORRES, The Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturizer! This priming moisturiser has just launched at Sephora and is a lightweight priming moisturizer with 26 percent Greek yogurt proteins to visibly plump and strengthen skin for perfectly smooth makeup application and all-day wear.

WHAT: The KORRES Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturizer is the lightweight answer for heavyweight hydration. The weightless, multiaction formula is packed with probiotics, proteins, and minerals to deeply nourish and smooth skin, while also prepping it for flawless makeup application and all-day wear. Formulated with three types of hydrating hyaluronic acid and powerful skin-saving antioxidants and extracts, the blend gives skin inner strength for healthy-looking skin on the surface.  $42.00

 In Greece, this cherished ingredient is used by families and villages for their own unique recipes and beauty remedies that have been passed down from generation to generation. In 2003, KORRES became the world’s first brand to incorporate edible Greek yogurt into a skin care formula.