Nov17

My PCH Seekender Adventure: The Final Destination

We awoke the next morning, snug in the clean, white sheets of our Hampton by Hilton Arroyo Grande bed. Looming above us was the fact that today was our last day. Our final leg of the PCH. Our farewell to California. The end of our vacation. Rather than sulk, we adopted a carpe diem spirit. If this was the last, then we revel in it, live it to the fullest. After breakfast, though. After stuffing ourselves with homemade waffles, hot cocoa and coffee at the hotel’s breakfast bar, we then stuffed our belongings into the saddlebags, making sure the renegade backpack was extra secure. After yesterday, I wasn’t taking any chances. A beautiful day lie ahead. Once the sun rose high in the sky, the warmth would return. He was adamant about showing me Santa Barbara. I was adamant about eating Mexican food. Real Mexican food. He climbed onto the Indian…Read More

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Nov11

High Five

{Wearing: Dress: Market. Mariana Over the Knee Boots: Cole Haan at Brickell City Centre. Necklace: Blush.} {My quasi-dramatic pictures for a post that comes straight from my heart.} And there you have it: Five years of coming to this page and telling it like it is. Back on November 11, 2011, I got a wild hair to start a blog, so I did. Oh, the places it’s taken me. I broke a story (Wu-gate), which today I look back on and laugh at, and for whatever reason—God, the universe—decided this was what I was meant to do. I have to say, though, at times it has been hard (having multiple jobs and a blog and a kid), tiring (do I even have anything to say), heart-breaking (the haters come out in droves), frustrating (suck it, hackers), but no matter what, it’s been this little space, this haven, where I can…Read More

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Nov04

Stepping Into The New Louboutin

With an influx of new designers entering the fashion world all the time it’s important to revisit the staples sometimes. They are the iconic designers that help define the industry, and surpassed decades of ever-changing trends with classic styles. When you think high-end, fashion industry leaders, you’re likely to come up with a few names like Coco Chanel and Christian Dior. But when you’re talking about shoes, no one compares to Christian Louboutin. Unlike other designers, Louboutin has always focused primarily on shoes, and boy, do celebrities love them. Footwear News spotted Taylor Swift wearing several pairs of Louboutins recently. From a pair of red-bottom, black leather booties that retail for well over a thousand dollars to a much more modest pair of block heeled sandals, Swift’s love for Louboutin certainly isn’t defined by the price tag. But Louboutin’s latest spike in headlines isn’t from celebrities wearing his fabulous styles….Read More

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Nov03

Extreme Beauty: No More Waiting in Line

{Wearing: Dress: Blush. Shoes: Steve Madden. Necklace. Hair & Makeup: Gina Dearing. Skincare: Botoxx Labb Aesthetic Beauty Bar. Photographed by Milly Jane Harris.} Expressions are nice. Wrinkles, not so much. Finding a balance between the two is something you gotta do when you start to look up at the fourth floor (I’m talking 40s, people. It’s coming sooner than later, and I’m not going down without a fight). I’ve found my balance at Botox Labb Aesthetic Beauty Bar with Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Danielle Smith. After an awesome consultation the month before, here’s how our first appointment went down: I walk in. Danielle and Jen, the patient coordinator—are walking around with rainbow polka dot grids on their chins. Me: “Um, so whatcha got goin’ on there?” Jen: I’m trying out Kybella. Danielle: Me, too. Me: Oh, I’ve heard of that. Danielle: It melts your fat. Me: And have you ever done it…Read More

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