Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Malibu Wines Safari

On Sunday i met my friend Christina & her cute pup Loubs at Lisa Vanderpump's World Dog Day event. Which was so much fun! So many cute pups and we awe able to hit up my friend Stacey's Word Of Mouth vegan food truck that was parked at the event. We got the grilled cheese and macaroni bites -SO good!
After that we headed out to Malibu Wines for their Safari tour & wine tasting. 

The Safari was SO fun!!! It was a scorching hot day in Malibu but man it as awesome! We got to feed and pet Llamas (LLAMA DEL RAY & the O'Lamas), Mini Horses, Zebra's, Water Buffalo's. There were also Horse, Camels, and Bison. And we saw a Giraffe!!! Stanley the Giraffe to be exact! he is so Friendly and LOVES people!! I love animals (I mean I did go to world dog day the same day) and am not a huge fan of them in captivity but these animals are SO loved and all seemed SO happy!!

And the Wine Tasting along the way was awesome. Our your guides John and Gabby were so funny and knowledgeable! it was an Awesome experience!!! Also the property is beautiful and radical! Plus riding in the Safari Truck was SWEET!

Thanks so much for inviting me Christina & THANK YOU MALIBU Wines for an awesome time! Definitely check it out! And have a great Wednesday!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Reef Escape Pool Party

 LA is a wonderful place. Seriously it often feels like a wonderland. This past weekend i was invited to the Reef Ecpae pool party in the Hollywood Hills (At The Beverly Hills rockstar mansion) and it was amazing!! We met at the Tower Records Historical location parking lot and were shuttled up thru the Hills to the mansion. Upon arrival guest were gifted Reef sandals, sunglasses and Visors to rock at the party. AWESOME!

There was a DJ bumping music, BBQ, refreshing (and totally Pool Party friendly) Electric Sky Wine Rose, live Parrots, Beer Pong and of course a pool with Floaties!! I had to part take in it all you can't keep me outta a pool (started on the side then I got in)

all in all it was a greta first Summer Pool Party of the Solstice Season! Thank so much for having me and make sure to check out reefs new #ReefEscape line!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Get Your Pretty On : RA_Beauty Bar

Going to salon always makes me super happy! Whether it's wearing a robe, getting your hair washed and played with, talking to your stylist as if they are a pseudo-therapist, and of course, feeling and fresh pretty at the end. 

This week I had the opportunity to check out RA_Bar Beauty when they hosted their Holiday beauty event. RA_Beauty just celebrated it's 1 year anniversary and was opened by a group of super sweet girlfriends, which is totally inspiring. Tucked away in the heart of West Hollywood, it's hidden entrance off the main drag is perfect for A-List celebrities (or anyone who wants the celeb treatment) to discretly enter through the private garden into the Salon.

With a variety of services offered RA_Bar beauty is the perfect place to get your pretty on! Plus the  the owners and staff are the sweetest; just what you want for a day of getting beautified! I immediately felt welcomed when I was greeted with hugs by the staff. They set me up for a Blow Out and eyebrow touch up.

I loved the Kevin Murphy products the salon uses, and was grateful to be able to take some home to hold me over till my next blow out. And the Eye Brow Touch up and Tint service was awesome! I have dark eyebrows already but taking them a shade darker really made my eyes pop! I'm obsessed.

I had such a wonderful day at RA_Bar Beauty and I feel ready to take on the Holiday season. Thank you so much RA_Beauty and EMC Bowery (SHOUT OUT TO SHAE SAVIN!) for having me. I am so grateful for the awesome day of beauty and generosity! And i can't wait to pay it forward this holiday season and go out and spread joy and happiness.

Monday, December 5, 2016

mahalo nui loa

family is a major key in my life. i wouldn't be where i am without them. they made me into the human i am today. i am i forever grateful for the amazing family i have and the connection we share.
in march 2016 our family expanded. my sister Andrea and her husband Dustin gave birth to a BEAUTiFUL baby girl, Aurora.

it's been an amazing 8 months watching Aurora grow & learn. And even cooler to see my sister and brother in law GROW (morph) into parents. and my parents are more then happy to become grandparents. and i couldn't be prouder to be Aurora's only blood related aunt. it's been such a cool experience!! I am so grateful for it all, its changed my world & perspective.

but you know ... i'm not gonna lie it sure makes me wanna get on that reproduction game. but i being an aunt is the next best thing because being around a young developing human is SO cool! You can see the world through brand new eyes when a baby is experiencing the same world you exist in.

For thanksgiving my mom, sister, brother in law & niece all went to Hawaii to celebrate all that we are thankful for and it was such radical trip!! Aurora loved the water and the sand. She a beach baby for sure. Plus her happy smile and laughter brings so much joy to the world. She inspires me to be happy all the time!! I am SO grateful to have spent the week in hawaii with Aurora.

I am also beyond grateful for my family and i can't wait for the future and see my family expand even more! and i can't wait to watch Aurora grow into the human she becomes! The future looks pretty bright !! & looking ahead to where you wanna be and who you want to grow into is always KEY. like major.

Monday, September 26, 2016


A miracle is an event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God. The universe  and god blesses us with miracles all the time & it is our job to discover them. Stars are constantly aligning and miracles can happen when you least expect them to.

Recently stars were aligned at the Philosophy Miracle Worker Product launch hosted by Ellen Pompeo. Ellen and Philosophy partnered in the #Coolager campaign to promote positive conversations about aging. Ellen and the Philosophy Hope and Grace initiative donated $10,000 to the LA based Avia Family and children's services, to help create miracles for families in need.

Christina Millian, Garcelle Beauvais, Mario Lopez and Morgan Stewart were among other miracle workers to help promote the Coolager campaign. From the Vespa and wind machine photobooth to the #Coolager Ice Bar, the event was the perfect setting to promote Miracle Workers and #Coolagers.

And to top it off the product it's self is amazing! And I love seeing the word Miracle during my daily skincare routine. It reminds me that miracles are out there, and to be open my heart to them and the miracle workers  i encounter in my life. Thanks so much for having us Philosophy! And wishing many miracles and aligned stars to everyone. xox

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Talent Resource's ESPY's Luxury Lounge

I am a huge sports fan. I grew up watching them and cheering them on. Whether it was Montana or Steve Young with the Niners or Jordan and the Bulls; I have fond memories of being mesmerized by the greats.
I just love how watching sports can bring people together and excite them. Being a posts fan is a conversation starter, and it's a badge of honor to root for your home town team and favorite athletes.

The ESPYS are a time to put our favorite athletes front and center and thank them for touching out lives and for sharing their passions with the world. Great athletes show us what dedication and determination can bring. And that deserves special recognition.

Yesterday at The Talent Resource's Luxury Lounge at The James Goldstein Estate athletes and guests like Adrianne Balion, Josh Peck, NBA Player David Lee, NFL Running Back Eddie Lacy, Chuck Liddel, Mario Lopez and Jeff Adrien were treated to cologne by Ralph Lauren Fragrance, apparel by RNL Let Loose, perks from JetSmarter, services by PRIV, InBody, and Hornitos In honor of the ESPYS.

Thank you Innovative PR  and Talent Resources for having me! Always an honor to be amongst great talent!
Make sure to watch the ESPYs this evening on ESPN!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Hey Sista, Soul Sista ….

As part of my journey in LA i have done a TON of soul searching. Why is it that i am here? why are we all here? why do stars (energies) align in the way they do?

And through my readings, and lessons i have learned in large part that we are "Souls having a human experience" this is why it's essential to learn to be comfortable in your skin, while accepting and acknowledging the feelings we have inside.

I have also learned a lot more about "soul mates". In my eyes we don't just have one ultimate soul mate. But instead we have many soul mates on this planet, for many reasons. A soul mate is anyone who strikes your soul so deeply. It is a feeling and connection to a person that can't be explained, it must be felt. They may come in your life for a "reason, season, or lifetime". But whatever the timeline is, a soul mate comes into your life to make you FEEL and make you learn more about your own soul. And of course you are placed in their realm to teach their soul something it hasn't experienced yet.

Growing up in a small town you tend to find your soul mates & stick with them, I have soul mates in The Bay i've know for 33, 20, and15 years. And now in LA i have encountered many souls i have only known briefly. But I now experience the INCREDIBLE reality of being in the presence of a souls who have long touched me from far away and I have always felt a DEEP connection with.

For example Katy Perry. Katy Perry is an artist that i (like many others) was immediately DRAWN to when she first hit the scene. I loved her for having fun, being cheeky and funny. And was I inspired by her boldness, courage and braveness. Plus the girl has a voice i dream of!

Back on February 13 2012 (the day before my divorce became finalized) Katy Perry released "Part of Me" with lyrics like "you can take the diamond ring, it don't mean nothing anyway. In fact you can keep everything. yeah. Except for me." … it's safe to say that song became an anthem to me during a real rough patch. Katy Perry became sister in strength for me as she endured her own divorce and began a new chapter in 2012. I FELT her.

With her follow up songs like Roar and Dark Horse, i was able to turn to Katy when i needed strength. She was there for me. She helped HEAL my soul. And  for that, i am forever grateful.

And being GRATEFUL is a magical thing. In fact just last month i had the incredible HONOR to attend The Jeremy Scott People's Designer Movie Premier. It was my first time attending a red carpet movie premier at the Chinese Theater and I was in a dreamland!!

Katy is a close friend of Jeremy Scott , and she was also subject of his documentary. Before the movie began Katy and Jeremy participated in the Graumen's tradition of putting handprints in cement. I felt as if i had been transported back to Old Hollywood.

Katy has always had an Old Hollywood style to her and that night she really BROUGHT it. Seeing her participate in such an amazing Hollywood tradition and ritual made me feel proud. What an incredible journey she has been on. And to see her follow in the footsteps (hand prints??) of Marilyn Monroe kinda blew my mind. Let's just say Soul Mates for LIFE!! And I am HONORED to feel such strong vibes of connection to such an amazing inspiring artist.

Make sure to watch the Jeremy Scott People's Designer movie available now on vimeo:
I loved the part when Jeremy And Katy are backstage at the Superbowl before her halftime performance -- UNREAL!!

and happy birthday to my GURL!! my inspiration & my SOUL SiSTA …. the one and only KATY PERRY!!! I can't thank you enough Katy!!! LOVE YOU!! & THANK YOU for everything!! Enjoy your day Birthday girl!!!

#soulmates #cemented

Monday, June 22, 2015

Give Your Heart (and Skin) a Break

motivating people are my favorite. always have been. the people who go out there and show the world they have something to offer and lay it out there for us all to see are captivating and inspiring. They aren't ashamed to talk about "issues' they've overcome or things out of our control that we can beat ourselves up over (WE HAVE TO STOP DOING THAT!!)  While we can't pick our bodies and skin we can learn to take care of what we are given, but it's not always natural for some of us. Some of us have to LEARN to care of ourselves emotionally & physically. 

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to not only preview Demi Lovato's skin care line Devonne by Demi, I also got to speak with Demi herself. And wow Demi is one brave soul. She's bared her soul to us, on stage and off the stage. She's shared her hurdles she's overcome and in doing so she's helped SO many others (myself included).

In another effort to give back to those still learning to over hurdles demi developed a skincare line called Devonne By Demi. Specially for those in-between years and all around "take of your skin" because it's yours and it's going to be yours for the rest of your time.

Demi's efforts of helping those with finicky skin (again, myself included lol) go beyond just an amazing botanical skincare routine. Demi's skincare line also GIVES BACK to those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction (something I openly struggle with myself).

And to further Demi's efforts of helping others face fears she has piloted a No Makeup Monday campaign in which demi herself bares her face au natural and stays true to her no hold barred, let's all get to our TRUE SELVES attitude. 

THANK YOU demi for all that you do for those following in your footsteps. You are years wiser then your age and you inspire SO many older and younger then you!! Thank you!!

& here is my #NMM (NO MAKEUP MONDAY) … feeling pretty brave after using Devonne by Demi's botanical ski care routine. That spray tho …. LOVE it all!! & THANK YOU DEMI!!


see what i mean about GIVING BACK … 
demi & i … LOVE this girl and what she does

Thanks again Demi and make sure to check out Devonne By demi!

Monday, June 15, 2015

REFLECTIONS: the 33rd Degree Initiation

yesterday i celebrated my 33rd birthday.  not gonna lie it's kinda crazy to me. i mean i feel just as young as i ever have, i don't know what "old" feels like. & as wild as it is for me to imagine that i am older then both my parents when i arrived on this planet, i am very much at peace at where i am with my life. 

The past 5 birthdays have been rough. My 28th birthday i spent sick, my 29 i spent crying & miserable that i was stuck in a life i wasn't meant for. Year 30 i had culture shock being single in LA.
31, well, we can just forget that one, & 32 was sweet but it was spent at a friends wedding.

but yesterday my 33rd was THE BEST birthday i've had in SO long. I mean on some levels it's weird to celebrate such an "adult" age in the midst of a life overhaul but the amount of love i was showered with yesterday let's me know this is THE PATH i am supposed to be on.

When you are surrounded by love you're always in the right spot. THANK YOU to all who sent me wishes and LOVE on my birthday!!! Y'all made this Gemini REAL happy!! 

My day as "birthday girl" started with some quality time at my favorite place on earth the beach. Malibu always makes me feel SO loved!! 

After my beach meditation and mind clearing session, Cassandra and i headed to the PRIDE parade in weho … I rocked American Flag regalia in honor of #flagday … the parade was wild !! 
i owe SO much to my LA transition to this one!! LOVE YOU Cassandra!! 
after the parade we headed to the Sunset Marquis. "the Marquis" is one of my very favorite spots in LA and i love the ambiance and the staff there SO much!! it was lovely to ring in my new year with LOVE!

We bounced around the sunset strip from there … I mean I'm kinda obsessed with the strip and always have been. pretty Mollie came to meet us for snacks and laughs.

and seeing this one's LIFE journey aka Fairytale unfold before my eyes as I've lived down in LA has been one of my FAVORITE things ever

I was pretty happy to say the least! we stropped at several places to blow out candles & make birthday wishes! 

 and then i watched the warriors game … watching basketball on my birthday?? um this like never happens!!! gotta LOVE Steph Curry!!!  SO blessed to see my team playin in the finals!!! #MVP
my roll girl came by to celebrate from there and we got drama nerdy and we reconnected like old times. LOVE YA MAGALI!! 
the sparks were flying for me & my night was pretty magical !! this much love in my life is my light guide … 

always make sure to follow your light and listen to your heart. it'll talk to ya and guide you where to go …