L’Oreal Paris recently sent me their latest L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints collection. I’ve been enjoying these products so much, I just had to do a post. Other than the product I received, I’m not being sponsored to write this. But when something works for me, you know I need to share. Also, I’m often asked if I really wear L’Oreal products as much as I say I do, and the answer is yes. I’ve been wearing True Match foundation since 2004 (Sand Beige specifically), and continue to find new reasons to come back for more. The Infallible Paints collection is perfect for creating a raspberry (and shimmer) Spring look.
I started this blog back in 2010. Back when bloggers were just realizing they can make a living off their own little corner of the internet. I had no idea what I was doing but I knew that I loved to write, I loved photography, I loved art and I loved to learn. I bought a URL, and the rest was history. I spent countless hours learning how to code, edit photos, edit my writing and market my work. My hustle eventually landed me a job with an Influencer marketing agency changing the trajectory of my entire life. I’d heard the term reinventing yourself before, but looking back at the last decade of my life, I can say I’m mastering the art it and it’s been amazing journey.
Here is the one the outfits I wore to #WeAllGrow Summit 2017 in Long Beach (post coming soon!). I actually wore this on our first day to greet attendees who were headed out to field trips bright and early in the morning. I wanted something professional but comfortable to wear for this day. People are flying in from all over the country (and the world), I think it’s important that the team honor everyone’s time (and travels) by presenting well. Even if it means getting up at 5am to get this mane under control. When you’re the face of a company or in charge of an event, you should show up and show out so everyone feels welcomed and comfortable in your presence. When I need to be cool as a cucumber under pressure, I navigate toward the color blue.
There’s no argument that Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso are two of the most prolific artists of the 20th century. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City have joined forces to present Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time, an exhibition that examines the journey of both artists and the formation of modernism in Europe and Latin America.
Welcome to my rebranded blog! It’s still a work in progress but if you take a look around, you will see things have changed. For example, my boutique is a lot more visible and will be soon filled with the products featured in my posts. There will also be a lot more artisan products, like this gorgeous suede fringe clutch purse handmade in Italy.
Can I just wear a poncho for the next few months? They’re always my go-to this time of year. During these months, LA tends to be cloudy and rainy, work is on overload as we prep for our conference and I’m usually working on several freelance projects. I love this Stitchfix two-in-one off the shoulder number. Dadly it’s already sold out, and I didn’t see many like to choose from. I hope they bring it back. My friends and I joke around about caftans and ponchos being a must as you get older. I have no qualms channeling my inner Mrs. Roper. With every year that goes by, I’m totally appreciating the ease and style of draping fabrics.
I used to work at the Norton Simon Museum shortly after my move in 2004-05. I was a lecturer there for about 5-6 years. One of things I miss the most is their Asian and South Asian collection. The galleries feel like you’ve entered another world. They’re so peaceful and beautiful. It’s where I would go to center myself and get out of my thoughts. It was my way of traveling, even if just for a few, to another time and place. I always left with the reminder that the world is bigger and grander than what goes on in my mind, and that there are things that happen that cannot be explained.
With everything flooding our timelines right now, I invite you to take a look at these beautiful sculptures that span over the course of 2,000 years. India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Burma , China, Vietnam and Indonesia are all represented in this extraordinary collection. What we look at and read affects us. As a news junkie myself, I have to keep reminding myself of that.
Instead of going over what I want to do in 2017, I decided to come up with a word that embodies the way I want to feel. After a year of health issues coming and going, I can certainly say that the “ups” were the best in my life. I loved the days when I felt spirited, alive, inspired and sexy. the word that best encompasses the way I want to feel is vivacious.
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by Chevy to drive their new Cruze Hatchback to Vegas from LA to see the Latin Grammys. Um, me? Road trip? Vegas? Sign me up!
If you’re looking for a ride to take you around the city without hassle or if you’re planning a road trip, this little baby has got some nice pull. It also has a lot of room, which was surprising for a compact car. It also comes equipped with built-in Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G LTE WiFi and has a host of safety features that made us feel pretty confident during our 5 hour drive.
I wanted to write a post about our #WeAllGrowMIA event back in September but I had nothing to share.
How’s that even possible? Well, when you’re in charge of overseeing social media coverage there’s no such thing as sitting down and taking it all in. Add Miami heat and humidity to the mix, and the only sitting I did manage to sneak in was anywhere I could find a breeze.
Shew, it was a scorcher.
No matter how much I was running around, there was no doubt that this event was the epitome of a Boss Lady celebration. So instead of giving you a breakdown of the day, I decided to share what was at the core of the message that we, as a company, strive to convey with every event we do.
YOU are talented. YOU are brilliant. YOU are a Boss Lady.
We recently attended a beautiful exhibit at Forest Lawn Museum focusing on the work of Eyvind Earle. Magical, soothing and colorful are the first words that come to mind when I think of his work. But before I get into the show, can I just say that I’ve never been to this museum? I’m so ashamed to admit that I’ve lived in LA for, wow, 12 years! And I did not know that Forest Lawn had a museum. A wonderful museum, at that. Great space, views, all of it.