Friday, December 11, 2009


I'm off to Scottsdale for the weekend - :O)!
If I were staying in LA for the weekend I would be sure to catch David LaChapelle ++ others at the Honor Fraser Gallery on Sat
Pop Art and Ethics 2pm Moderated by Ed Schad, the panel discussion includes Irving Blum, David LaChapelle, Holly Myers and Catherine Taft in a dialogue about the ethics of pop art, and the ways in which this style of working walks the boundary between being a constructive critique of social culture and a spectacle in itself.
and the Wool and the Gang event at the New High Mart. I've been thinking about purchasing one of their kits for a verrryyy long time!
Stay warm and dry!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Science As a Contact Sport

Gosh, I am so delayed in mentioning this, it is embarrassing. OVER a month ago I was invited to Laurie David's house for a little meet and greet with the amazing and so interesting (this says a lot coming from a non-science person like me) with Dr Stephen Schneider, in conjunction with the release of his new book - Science As a Contact Sport. I was honored to be invited, and the Dr talked a bit about global warming and lots of science but boy did he capture my attention. Usually anything sciencey has the Charlie Brown's teacher effect on me - wawah, you know the sound ;o) - get the book and check it out for yaself.

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FU Penguin

My oh my is this blog funny - imagine the book is right up there!

And here to read funnies and I am sure you can find info on the book as well

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

3.1 & The Costume Council

Thanks to the LACMA Costume Council for allowing me to attend the Phillip Lim talk and video presentation (spring '10) Between...Romance and Realism. As if I did not already love the 3.1 Line listening to Phillip, his approach to design and his take on clothes makes me heart him even more!
The Costume Council has an incredible line-up of events - for more info
**Above, one of the many pieces via from the collection that I LUVVED!!**

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanks for Vie

For reading, and mentioning my blog on yer hilarious site
Perfect voyeur reading if you are a sugar lovin shopaholic like myself.

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Must Do!

After a whirlwind trip to DC, up to Philly and back I had a moment to taken in some of DC's finest - including the Corcoran! Lucky for me the Edward Burtynsky exhibit was still up. I missed it when I was last out in Oct. The photos are spectacular!!!! So clear, so concise, you can't tell if they are real or a little CG. The photo above is not my fav - that would be Oil Refinery #3 - sounds kinda odd to say an oil refinery is my fav shot.
Go see for yaself

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Friday, November 20, 2009

True shortage or marketing ploy...

People! You could always boil a pumpkin and make your own or even buy organic!

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Maybe yes!!

I am digging Mayer Hawthorne!!!! All info and music can be found at Stones Throw - these guys are on it!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I feel as though I am still recovering from SF

and I didn't even have very late nights. I did manage to get interviewed and quoted for the paper - click here for article

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Seperated at Birth? Sisters? Before and After Hollywood Got a hold of her??

I started to think about this last time I saw a clip of So You Think You Can Dance
If you have no idea to what I am referring....Mary Murphy a Judge on SYTYCD and Audrina Partridge a 'reality' what a joke star on The Hills

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I went...

....and it was awesome! Alice Waters at Dosa. Alice and her Chez Panisse team came down from SF, hit the Santa Monica and Hollywood Farmers markets and made an amazzzinggg spread! OMG - the food was incredible, the space was beautiful and then Alice spoke for about an hour. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon....

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Friday, October 30, 2009

DOSA + Chez Panisse


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GOOP is slow to the take

Last week's GOOP update focused on treat street....Sure TS rocks but its old news, something I, me, moi first mentioned in June of '07

GOOP is supposed to contain insider info NOT old news??!!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

PBS, Michael Pollan, Botany of Desire, M&M Heath Farms, Hooray for Ladybugs

Last night I caught the tail end of a great program on KCET - the LA PBS affiliate. The program was Botany of Desire, based off the Michael Pollan book. I am a huge MP fan and his simple yet so sensical (is this a word) philosophies on healthy eating, growing, etc. The program discussed many important topics including; conventional v organic farming, and monoculture v whatever is the opposite.
Profiled is M&M Heath Farms, an organic farm in Idaho. This is a wise farmer, not only because he does not use chemicals but he does not practice monoculture, instead he grows 16 kinds of organic potatoes. This allows him to protect himself should a crop become infested from a bug, spore, etc. And by using ladybugs instead of chemicals in the end he makes more revenue per acre than those farmers using nasty chemicals!

Way to go smarty pants!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yum yum

Just back from a delicious lunch at Huckleberry with Julie and Carly from the awesome website & daily email Healthy Bitch Daily. If you aren't reading HBD, sign up already bitches!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tom Ford Returns to Womens!!!!!!

++++I am dying to catch his much talked about new film A Single Man which is screening at AFI Fest
Image courtesy of

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Negative Nancy

That's right, I am a negative nancy today. I am sick of PR firms that 'specialize in GREEN' but have no GREEN clients!! Companies that advertise a 50% off sale and all they did is take the sale prices down from the day before. This bugs me to no avail along with all Natural High Fructose Corn Syrup.

On a more positive note - when you sign up for the Crop Share California $2 from each order goes to development of school gardens and nutrition programs. Have you seen what those kids get for their breakfast and lunch at school???? Please sign up!!!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


My intention was to write about Maura Peters Organic Salvage Candle line. But she does not have photos, the candle or any info about the candle on the website. The candle holder is a recycled bottle and they smell fantastic! PS I bought this candle FTC!!!

So, Instead I'll share that I am going to meet Scott Schuman and have him sign my book this afternoon! How exciting! When I first created this blog years ago, he was immediately placed on my list of favorites! - Image above is from Scott's site

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Supermarket Sarah

Such an inventive and slick way to display and sell your products - check out

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Corporate GREED continues....

When the govt gave tons of taxpayer money to GS and others, this is the exact reason they should have retained more control of the checks and balances within each corporation....
WOW - who knew I was a socialist?

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Off to DC

For a visit with the fam + greenfest. See ya next week...

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Kaiser talks Organic Farming....

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfield, who presented his spring-summer collection in a mock barn at Paris Fashion Week yesterday. "I hear all this talk about organic farming, and the environment and things, and I'm all for it," Lagerfeld says. "But there must be a certain sophistication."

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tom Binns not TOMS

Not Toms but Tom Binns....It just kills me that Tom Binns has a studio a few blocks, YES BLOCKS away and I can't see it. No open studios, no evening salons, no reply to my email request, nada! And even if he doesn't want to be, He is eco, since he reuses, takes the old and makes something new. Long before Subversive and all the others came along, mind you....

On a totally unrelated note, the peanut butter my dog smeared all over his dog bed when eating a bone stuffed with pb now looks like smeared poop. I don't want to look at it & I am too lazy to wash the bed.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

The Huntington

Words can not describe how beautiful this estate, gardens, galleries, lawns are.... And might I say what a smart move on my part to go yesterday when the winds were howling on the westside. It was an absolutely stunning day there! My only regret was that I did not get there earlier.

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Lula Lust

Lusting after the Lula bootie on

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Friday, October 2, 2009

An Education

Last night I attended the premiere of An Education, the film adaption of the Nick Hornby book, held at the Egyptian Theater in the Hollyhood. I am not a professional film critic, then again who really is - Ben Lyons? I mean you don't get accredited to review films. Anyways, back to the subject.... It was a sweet film, with a well studded cast. Each time I thought it would have a predictable next step it surprised me.
ps - Nick is speaking for free at the Skirball next week. There still may be tickets available if you are interested -
TGIF and Happy Weekend to ALL!!!

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Thursday, October 1, 2009


Dined at the new digs Casa Linda last night - not bad, quick mexican, middle of the road pricing....

Spotted James Caan at the gym 2x in the past week. That guy gets his sweat on and has beautiful blue eyes!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Support Love

& The Watts House Project by purchasing your very own Love Necklaces....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


If anyone happens to be looking for me tonight....Artist Alexandra Grant and designer Mike Niemann discuss their collaboration on the Love House with Edgar Arceneaux, Director of Watts House Project (WHP). Grant conceived of the Love House--placing a sculpture of the word love on the roof of the Cerant family home of 107th Street--as a lightning rod to draw attention and reseources to the community across from the Watts Towers in South Los Angeles. Watts House Project is an artist-driven, collaborative redevelopment project between residents, artists, and architects to find creative solutions to everyday problems facing the Watts Towers community.

Santa Monica Museum of Art -

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Friday, September 25, 2009


Ahhhh, no wonder I am digging the new Judith Lieber designs I mentioned yesterday....Lucy Sykes is on creative patrol.....I was wondering what she was doing there.

It's TGIF, beach time and the Abbot Kinney Festival this weekend....

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Thursday, September 24, 2009


I have been slacking on the blogging for sure....Last night I went to the Judith Lieber store opening. It's not really my style but my friend, the founder of The PR firm, Company Agenda was out running the show so I had to swing on through. Of course, I am a big supporter of all things eco and organic but I also like sustainable design. This means a shoe, bag, piece of jewelry, coat, etc that you will wear for years and years, it has a timeless style. Well, I never thought I would find a JL bag that caught my eye. Surprisingly enough I found a handful last night. Here a pair that I found just gorgeous and could be your go-to evening bag forever!!!!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Equinox

I guess if I was going to miss something about living in Colorado (besides my friends of course!) it is the wildflowers in the summer and the Aspens turning in the fall. If you never seen the aspen groves turn gold its a must do! Especially in Aspen!

Photo is not retouched - the sky really gets that blue and the leaves that brilliant!

PS - as I sit at my desk and type in a tank top and jeans while it's snowing in Boulder can't say I am missing the leaves all that much ;o)

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Monday, September 21, 2009


It's really been an effort to come up with any today....I know Fall is in the air. For me, its not so much the cooler temps but the short days always kill me.

However, if this dress + belt were in my closet I would be excited for Fall. This model has a knockout figure but I am optimistic that the ruching would be flattering on most figures!!!

***Note - this post is from yesterday. For some reason IE was not allowing me to add an image to my blog post, instead it was hanging up computer completely****

****Note II - if you are the person who continues to send a comment in chinese, PLEASE stop. I will continue to reject it. I have no idea if it is a virus or what it says so neither will my readers***

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pandora Alternative

I love Pandora, so much so that I tend to max out my listening hours....KCRW recently launched Eclectic 24 - this is free streaming music 24/7 no cap! While you can't control the artist or genre, it has so many different styles of music I doubt it will disappoint....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Clare Vivier part Deux

Not a day goes by while carrying my Clare Vivier clutch that someone stops me to ask the who? where? and how much? While its not my design I can compliment myself to have the fortitude to purchase. Or in this case purchase a few, as the price point is so reasonable! With each interaction a little part of me rejoices that, as with all of the gorgeous creations in her collection, they are created with fabric remnants. So when its gone, its gone.

But no have no fear, Clare has a few new creations up her sleeve - including the Flat work Tote shown above. Visit her website - and create a little bag envy with your own friends & family....

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Number 4 Hair

I am absolutely loving this haircare line - not only is it paraben free and with no animal testing but it was created by the clothing designer Juan Carlo Obando....who is based here in LA!!!!

Here is a story about JCO and his line from the Washington Post -

The fashion industry is now in the midst of its own extreme makeover. Younger designers are taking the lead in finding new ways of doing business that can sustain the dream.Juan Carlos Obando is relying on shampoo.Obando is a Los Angeles-based, self-taught designer who learned his craft by deconstructing exemplary frocks by Azzedine Alaia and Chanel that he purchased at Decades, a vintage couture boutique in Los Angeles that supplies red-carpet dresses to celebrities. Obando came to the fashion industry by way of advertising, where he developed a reputation as "the car guy," with campaigns for companies such as Toyota. He launched his collection four years ago, and on Fashion's Night Out, he will be giving salsa lessons at Barneys New York.Obando's work is not based on trends but rather his own quirky, somewhat indulgent sensibility. For his fall collection, for instance, he created airbrushed white chiffon dresses that were hand-pleated and steamed, creating the illusion of a finely etched shell. It took three days to pin the fabric into place and four days to sew it. Obando has cut the production time from a week to three days, and the dresses are priced at $9,000. "I refused to let these dresses go above $10,000," Obando says with obvious pride, for merely staying within a budget that's comparable to the gross national income per capita in quite a few countries.Obando, 32, is a tall man with a charming manner, a medium build and dark hair. His laugh is more like a giggle, and that, along with his ability to describe a suit that sells for $1,500 as being at entry-level pricing, belies the fact that he is a savvy and serious businessman.The designer works out of a 2,100-square-foot former soap factory in Silver Lake. He has four retail accounts and one of them is Barneys, to whom he delivered 21 pieces for fall. He has five employees, and everyone gets paid. (Small design houses often survive on the kind of free labor that would make the Teamsters riot.)The clothing line, Obando says, "is 100 percent financed by hair care." Consumers, it seems, are more inclined to buy fancy shampoo than fancy frocks.He launched Number 4 hair care during his spring '09 show. "I built Number 4 to be high-end," he says.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Domino Mag Lovers Rejoice!

From mediabistro.....Michelle Adams, who served as market editor of the now defunct Domino magazine, is launching Lonny Magazine, an online decorating and lifestyle publication!!!
Yea, yea, yea!!!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

TreeHugger - Earth Cinema Circle

Ok, maybe I am biased because I created the offer, it's such a GREEAATTTT program and now too good to miss.

If you don't know about Earth Cinema Circle - its the ONLY DVD club selecting films that focus on social and environmental awareness. ECC wades through the gazillions of films, picks the best, wraps it up in a neat little DVD and ships right to your doorstep every other month. Each DVD contains 4-5 films, you can try it once, sign up for a year or whatever works best for you. There is no contract and you keep it!

And right now we have a special deal going with TreeHugger - you get the DVD for $9.95 including shipping - so what is that - less than $2 a film. I don't think there is a better deal going.

No coupon code needed, just click here and go to the special offer

TGIF to all!!

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Thursday, September 10, 2009


Imagine packing a plate, fork, knife and glass, hopping on your bike for a 5 minute ride, to arrive at a spacious loft where a slew of people (including many former Top Chef Contestants) are creating a fantastic meal for you (and a few others) with a bar containing an endless selection of fine reds and whites for you to sip.

That was my wonderful evening last night thanks to Lee Anne Wong and crew of the Zeno Supper Club

I was invited back tonight but it's off to LA Fashion Night Out Events for me. Though, I must admit I am a little shocked that nothing is happening in LA Fashion District and the only remotely sustainable or eco event is Toms. What up LA??
ZSC, look forward to the next round...cheers!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I recently discovered Bikerowave at the Farmers Market Sunday. They were kind enough to do a once over on my bike....Bikerowave is a do-it yourself repair collective. They have the goods and you do the work.

My cruiser definitely needs some lovin' and oil....

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Ediot is a great line of tees available via Etsy and super affordable.... Support Independent Business!! So much good stuff on Etsy!!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Mister Freedom

Well, now that Mister Freedom is hitting the masses with their JCrew colab I might as well share a little about the collection and shop. Mister Freedom has a MASSIVE space on Beverly Blvd. Standing outside you have no idea what lies inside, it's awesome! The MF collection and overall vintage collection of the shop is incredible. The prices aren't cheap but no more than They Way We Wore or similar shops.... - check it out.

I will be traveling, working vacation, blah blah next week so the blog will likely follow suit.

Ciao for now....

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

This just in....

ughhh - I should really stay away but her stuff is so good and it lasts forever!

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Kelly B

I love when I learn about a great designer that happens to live in my backyard....such is the case with Kelly B Couture...a great collection of easy to wear pieces in luxurious eco-fabrics. Maybe because heading to the beach is on my brain, I was super excited to see her bikinis for 2010 ----sooo cute...its a few months before they hit the shelves. To restrain yourself between now and then consider this cute number - The Mandy Dress at - and guess what - IT'S ON SALE almost half off!!!! And you know it would work, en route to the beach, or al fresco for some sunset cocktails - click here to read more about the Kelly B dress

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cool Collab

Hermes x Liberty - the only thing cooler would be using deadstock fabric or then they would be super limited eds and they could charge the bigger $$$$$$$$$
Someone, please buy for moi??

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