Pamper Yourself

March 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Nestled in the heart of Los Angeles, Wilshire Spa is the premiere spa destination offering guests a memorable and unique experience. It’s the perfect retreat that truly feels like a vacation away from the frantic and fast pace of the city. Oh, and it’s extremely affordable. Pampering yourself should be a right, not a privilege!


Henry Road

January 10, 2011 § 1 Comment

Henry Road is a Los Angeles-based design studio and store. It’s collection of textiles designed by Paula Smail, is supplemented by an eclectic, fun collection of home goods and gifts.

Paula views Henry Road as her scrapbook, album and travelogue all rolled into one. One of her childhood homes was a house on Henry Road in South Africa. Since then, she has traveled extensively and includes London, Paris and New York in the long list of places she has lived. Her design aesthetic of bold color is influenced by Marimekko blinds in the house on Henry Road, women wrapped in swathes of stunning African cloth and the work of artists like Rothko and many of his contemporaries.

A self-taught designer, she has been a waitress, an au pair, and a publicist. She has sailed the high seas of the Caribbean as crew on a yacht and earned her business credentials as a corporate executive. Paula’s style is a happily eclectic mix of color, eras and ethnicities fueled by a life spent rearranging furniture, scouring flea markets all over the world and reading piles of design magazines.

My Top 5 Bubble Baths

December 4, 2010 § 1 Comment

I can’t think of a better way to unwind after a long day than to take a nice relaxing bath. Bubbles are essential. There are so many different brands of foaming bubble baths to decide from and it’s always enjoyable to try something new, but sometimes I find that  the best ones are the familiar.

VitaBath Bath Gelee, Original Spring Green

L`Occitane Shea Milk Foaming Cream Bath

California Baby Calming Bubble Bath

Jurlique Tranquil Bubble Bath

L`Aromarine Panorama Deco Bubble Bath, Oceane

Going Somewhere?

November 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

The holidays are a time when we visit the ones we love and for many of us that means hoping on a plane and traveling to someone else’s hometown or your old one. Packing for these trips can always be made easier. We all have our different methods and needs but, there are certain things none of us can leave behind. Make your life less chaotic this time of year and get yourself one of these Travel Kits from Hugo Naturals.


French Lavender Travel Kit


Pick either the French Lavender or Vanilla & Sweet Orange kits of six favorite products. Each of the two different scented Travel Kits that they carry  contains:

Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, All Over Lotion, Essential Mist, and Lip Balm

Handcrafted Natural & Organic Soap

November 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

CedarWood, Sage & Basil Soap

Pure luxury. Each bar of Hugo Natural Handcrafted Soap is made by hand and enriched with a nourishing blend of jojoba, shea butter, vegetable glycerin, botanical extracts and essential oils. Their bars of soap ultra emollient lather pampers the skin while it cleans. And like all of their products, are made with the finest all-natural, cruelty free ingredients. I just purchased my own bar of soap in Wild African Rose at Rainbow Acres but you can also find Hugo Naturals at Whole Foods.

Silken Cord

November 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

Silken Cord

One of Essie’s NEW colors just came in! Silken Cord is my pick out of the six new colors in the Winter Collection. I tend to go with reds and pinks which can get boring but, I also like Masquerade Belle and Luxedo.



November 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

ROSE Eau De Toilette

L’Aromarine is my favorite product when it comes to packaging and bubble bath. Now, I love their fragrances too. The Rose Eau De Toilette is my idea of a clean yet subtle scent that is ideal for the daytime. My mom always told me ” You should only be able to smell a woman’s perfume when she walks past you” and this exactly how I like to wear my perfumes. You want something different but not overwhelming. Here is an Online Apothecary where you can find this fragrance and other products by this company.




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