Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Greater Good

Who doesn't like a "good" philanthropic story? The Greater Good Foundation was founded in 2014 by celebrity siblings’ actress Meagan and singer La'Myia Good. The mission of The Greater Good Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for all young women by providing a one-on-one connection and programming in a nurturing environment. The Foundation also promotes and empowers these under-served populations by providing a spirit of excellence, the necessary tools for college and career readiness, and the inspiration for young women to maintain a competitive edge globally.

Through the collaborative efforts of Meagan and La'Myia Good for education via the arts program MUSICATION, they are currently providing programming in the Compton Unified School District. The curriculum includes programs that build self esteem, promote positive body image, and provide mentorship opportunities for a new generation of young women who lack direction, support, struggle with moral compass, and low self-worth. The sisters contribute the success of their program by actively engaging these young women with a loving hand- on program that provides the necessary tools to excel in today's society.



What better way to link the best of both worlds of philanthropy and fashion by establishing a socially conscious collaboration with the Defend Paris clothing line and The Greater Good FoundationDefend Paris has been the go to duds for Fox's highest rated show Empire, rock and roll icon Madonna, to pop princess Rihanna. When fashion and The Greater Good Foundation collide you have a Defend Good Girl combination. 

The limited edition flannel is available online at (http://defend-paris.com). Stay tuned for the full line that will be released Fall 2017.

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Summer Staples

Those of us who complain about the cold weather in the north during the winters had better be enjoying all the heat we are being served up right now because it won't be long before the cool weather creeps in. While we are still in the sweltering days of summer, I have one question for you. Have you been taking good care of your hair and skin? If you need a little refresher on what to do, you've come to the right place.

First...let's talk hair.

Frizzy, tangled, unmanageable hair? Sounds like the result of a well spent summer day! Whether the wind or water is to blame, Revlon has you covered with an array of brushes to keep your hair smooth and shiny this summer without any hassle. Brush up on your summer hair routine with the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler, a paddle brush that shortens your styling time.
The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler is a two-in-one powerhouse that reduces styling time and delivers smooth, frizz-free results in half the time. The lightweight, ergonomic design allows you to comfortably dry and style hair using just one hand to smooth out hard to reach areas, especially the back of the head where many people struggle to get smooth results. (Target/$49.99)

They say cleanliness is next to godliness and if you've been traveling and perspiring as much as I have this summer, you NEED this! For every beauty/tech product junkie Well-Kept are paper thin cleansing towelettes for cell phones, computers, tablets, optical lenses and other modern day gadgets.
Continually disgusted with smudges on your laptop screen and facial blemishes caused from a dirty phone? Well-Kept does the job leaving your prized possessions streak and germ free not to mention their totally Instagram worthy packages are just the cherry on top!


As if you needed another reason to love Well-Kept, A portion of profits from limited package designs like the Frank, Drive and Karogoto goes to supporting our veterans, ALS funding and women entrepreneurship programs! (https://staywellkept.com/shop/6-pack-drive/Made in the USA and sold at major retailers like Sephora, Anthropologie and Nordstrom as well as online at staywellkept.com ($5.99).

Stay protected from the sun with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe SPF. This 100% Natural, Sport Luxe SPF 30 was created for an active life in motion. A new generation of mineral sunscreen is infused with SmartSport™ Technology for high performance, ultra-sheer protection that resists wear off from water and sweat. Packed with skin saving antioxidants, this formula delivers superior, water resistant SPF 30 to face & body while nourishing and replenishing the skin ($22).
If you develop irritation from the sun, don’t worry – grab KORRES Greek Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel. This is an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Ideal for after sun exposure, yogurt hydrates the skin, instantly relieving excessive heat and stinging ($26; Sephora.com).

Hey guys...don't worry. I didn't forget about you. This is a perfect addition to your daily routine. Summer is officially underway, and we are smack in the middle of the hottest and stickiest months of the year. It could be your commute to and from the office, or chilling at the beach with your friends, but perspiration (and smell) is bound to happen. Yikes!


Whether you’re kicking off another summer day or winding down after a long one battling the heat, the perfect way to feel refreshed and rejuvenated is jumping in the shower. And! The frozen pear (yes!!) and bergamot notes of AXE Black Body Wash are the perfect way to chill out and wind down. Sounds so yummy and the bottle looks so sexy, you simply can't go wrong!

Spacation Kimpton Style

Everybody loves a good spa experience and I am no exception! From wading in the water to soaking in the sun for hours, summer weather can wreak havoc on your skin, right? This summer, Kimpton Hotel Eventi, Kimpton Ink48 and The Kimpton Muse Hotel are adding a dose of fun to the spa treatments everyone needs and making it a “SPArty” for all! 


I know you've been hanging out at the pools, beaches and traveling the world to exotic places so it's time to rejuvenate your sun-kissed skin with Spa @ Eventi’s Urban Summer Staycation package, Ink48 Spa’s Summer Zen Retreat or any of The Kimpton Muse’s in-room facials, massages or body treatments. The packages are perfect for any girls or guys getaway weekend seeking TLC from head to toe. Seriously...I really need to schedule one for myself soon!


Want to know more? Of course you do! For the perfect body treatment, book the Spa @ Eventi’s Urban Summer Staycation Package which includes a Frangipani Body Polish, an invigorating full body exfoliation ridding the skin of dead skin cells and moisturizing and rehydrating your body with Tahitian coconut. (Summer special cost: $300.00)
  • Luxurious Massage, 50 minutes
  • “Treat Your Feet,” 25 minutes
  • Frangipani Body Polish, 25 minutes
  • Fruit Active Glow Facial, 25 minutes

For those in need of a cleansing facial, book Ink48’s Spa Summer Zen Retreat which offers two facial options that are sure to decongest pores, help with skin breakouts and leave skin clear and cleansed. Full package components include: (Summer special cost: $310.00 / Make it for two in the private and luxurious couples room for $610.00)
  • Luxurious Massage, 50 minutes
  • Herbal Lavender or Urban Cleanse Facial, 50 minutes
  • Frangipani Body Polish, 25 minutes



Get the pampering you deserve in the comfort of your own room at The Kimpton Muse Hotel and book the Spirulina Body Wrap Body Treatment, perfect for nourishing the body with key proteins, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The 80 minute treatment concludes with a Marine Firming Body Crème mixed with Lavender Body Oil for a massage finish. For the sun-kissed SPArty, indulge in the Antioxidant Vitamin C Facial, armed with anti-aging ingredients, leaving skin glowing and smooth.

Now, if that doesn't have you drooling for the opportunity to relax and release all the stress you've accumulated during the year, I don't know what will! So get to it! Plan your Spacation today.

Timo Loves Zenni

I love sunglasses but lately I've misplaced a couple of my favorite designer pair! I know, bummer right? So, I guess that means it's time to buy more!

Here's one of my favs...Zenni! Top online eyewear brand Zenni Optical and acclaimed fashion designer Timo Weiland unveiled last month a curated collection of fun and fresh eyewear called Timo’s Picks as part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Retail Lab in New York City. Hand-selected by Timo, the collection features 36 styles of Zenni glasses and sunglasses in classic and modern shapes and colors to complement the Timo Weiland women’s and menswear pieces included in the CFDA Retail Lab. Sounds fab right? Yes...they totally are!



Now through October 2016, the custom-selected variety of Zenni frames will be featured and available for purchase in-store at the Retail Lab located within the Cadillac House in New York City. These fabulous sunnies are also available online at www.zennioptical.com/timos-picks

The Zenni eyewear chosen in Timo's Picks embodies a classic design sensibility with modern twists for both men and women. Eyewear enthusiasts can dial up their look by pairing cat-eye or round styles with Timo's big, bold stripes and patterns. Or, they can set a sleek tone with the clean lines of nomad-style and aviator frames, paired with the fashion label's dresses and pants in bursts of blues and yellows. Zenni offers eyewear that pairs perfectly with every Timo look.




The Zenni frames included in Timo’s Picks will start at $25.95 and can be customized with tints, prescription single-vision, bifocal or progressive lenses, and other options including engraving so if you currently wear glasses and need a posh new pair, Zenni has you covered! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FURLA Fabulous

Are you a lover of FURLA? I definitely am and their new A/W 2016 collection is superb.

I promise you there isn't anything better than attending press previews for fabulous luxury brands...it's certainly one of my favorite past times. And guess what? I've got your first look!

Check out the stylish offerings from FURLA below, make your personal notes on which one item (or two or three) will be added to your must have list this year and get ready to show off your personal style!