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Ford “Fusion Labs” Debuts at Made LA June 10-11

Ford Fusion #Fusion #MadeLA

Made LA, the two-day fashion, music and cultural event held at LA Live, included the Ford-sponsored “The Stores” – a curated bazaar of dynamic shopping experiences, anchored by Ford’s latest interactive design project, Fusion Labs. Ford has become a leader in sustainable design, with an emphasis here on design, which is what helped lead to these collaborations: Fusion Denim Lab – In collaboration with emerging designer, 69 Denim. This collaboration highlights Ford’s commitment to sustainable design and materials. ... Read More »

Happy 85th Birthday Farmer John!


Farmer John is turning 85 and they celebrated by showcasing some terrific recipes using their products at Perch in Downtown Los Angeles. The rooftop lounge at Perch was a spectacular setting to show off the menu, created by Executive Chef Gerardo Benitez. We sampled Applewood bacon wrapped scallops, dry-spiced baby back ribs, an all-natural bacon cone, pork loin + pineapple + peach skewers, ham steak & white cheddar sandwiches, pork ... Read More »

Casper House Opens on Abbot Kinney

Casper House on Abbot Kinney in venice

Casper, the sleep startup named one of the “Best Inventions of 2015” has opened a “Summer House” on Abbot Kinney Blvd. The Casper House will be open to the public until early Fall. Casper partnered with illustrator Jefferson Cheng to create the experience and décor of the house. Everything inside is illustrated, making it appear as if you’re entering into a Casper coloring book. The house will be selling Casper’s ... Read More »

Buca di Beppo Now Open at The Farmers’ Market Los Angeles

Pope table at Buca di Beppo Farmers market

Buca di Beppo is now open at the historic Farmers Market in Los Angeles, and my family recently got to check it out. Buca di Beppo is practically made for families, with large portions, served family-style, and so many decorations all over the walls you will never run out of eye-spy material. The new location at the Farmers’ Market is ideal since it’s situated right next to the Grove and ... Read More »

Yummy Spoonfuls Launches at Target Stores June 12th

Camila Alves McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Agatha Achindu at Yummy Spoonfuls launch party

Yummy Spoonfuls, co-founded by moms and entrepreneurs Camila Alves McConaughey and Agatha Achindu, was celebrated at a celebrity-studded party in Bel-Air, with appetizers inspired by (and using) some of the 31 organic, flash-frozen baby and toddler foods in the line. Yummy Spoonfuls was inspired by the McConaughey’s and Achindu’s own childhoods eating fresh and organic foods grown in their native countries, Brazil and Cameroon. Yummy Spoonfuls meals are designed in ... Read More »

Burke Williams Simply Massage Launches in Marina del Rey

The lobby of Burke Williams Simply Massage in Marina del Rey

Southern California Spa brand Burke Williams has launched their newest concept, Burke Williams Simply Massage, in Marina del Rey. The first of many to come, this relaxing spot offers massage treatments only. Scaled-down from the full Spa experience at other the Burke Williams locations, the Simply Massage location is dedicated to one thing, and one thing only. MomsLA was invited to sample the spa and we received 30-minute sample treatments, because ... Read More »

Kia Sorento Review

2016 Kia Sorento SXL

The 2016 Kia Sorento is a great Mom Car for Los Angeles, comfortable enough for driving around in traffic, and plenty of high tech touches that make it fun. I recently got the chance to drive a Kia Sorento SXL V6 AWD for a week, and it was a pleasure and a half. The Sorento I got to drive was beautiful inside and out, and I loved the feel of the ... Read More »

Soaptopia: New for Summer

soaptopia soap

Los Angeles beauty brand favorite, Soaptopia, announces their new scents for Summer, including Neem-o-Politan, Melrose-y Sunset, and MANfinity. This terrific brand of handmade soaps and scrubs is made locally in Mar Vista, with all natural ingredients, synthetic free, vegan, petroleum free, fragrance free, eco-friendly, and animal friendly. Founder Jolie Chitwood created the line in her kitchen while trying to find products that wouldn’t irritate her allergies. Soaptopia has grown into an ... Read More »

Islands Family Dining

Islands family dining salad with burger in background

My family loves to eat at Islands because we can all get exactly what we want and still be sitting at the same table. And it’s been that way for years. We recently were treated to dinner at the Islands in Marina del Rey, which is where a friend of the family works, and we had a terrific meal and a terrific time. We saw people we knew, tried a ... Read More »

25 Los Angeles Target Stores Receive Makeovers

Front of new Target Store display in Los Angeles

Just like so many of us in Los Angeles, 25 Target stores here needed to get a little work done. Nothing major, just a touch-up around the eyes – oh wait, that’s me. The Target stores have been refreshed with new entryway displays of the latest fashion and some seasonal items, new dining options, and what’s especially cool for us in LA: local product lines as well. You’ll see CoolHaus ... Read More »

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