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Yoga w/ Kristin McGee & C9 At Target #TargetStyle


Fashion and Fitness intersected recently in Los Angeles when celebrity trainer and Target C9 Ambassador Kristin McGee held a power yoga session for bloggers at Shutters on the Beach. MomsLA was in lucky enough to be in attendance and I can personally attest that the workout was intense. Target had all their new line of C9 workout wear on hand for us to see, and they generously provided us with ... Read More »

You Can Pitch in & Help Out on Big Sunday Weekend

Big Sunday weekend May 1-3, 2015

Big Sunday, California’s premiere resource for year-round community service and community-building, is enlisting the help of generous volunteers throughout California for the 17th Annual Big Sunday Weekend 2015 (BSW 2015). The weekend of altruistic activity takes place May 1 – 3, 2015, and includes community service projects at varied locations throughout California. My kids’ elementary school was lucky enough to have a Big Sunday event take place and it helped change ... Read More »

Family Secrets & Lies #StreamTeam

Bloodline on Netflix family secrets

Does your family harbor secrets, either from the outside world or from each other? I don’t know any family that doesn’t. Some of them are just so small they wouldn’t impact anything if someone found out, and some are so big they would rock the world of everyone involved. If you’ve watched the new series Bloodline on Netflix, which I highly recommend, you’ve seen how much damage a bunch of ... Read More »

Dining on Catalina Island – Restaurant Reviews

seared scallops at Avalon Grille

My family and I had the time of our lives on our recent first-time trip to Catalina Island. We enjoyed amazing hospitality as the guests of the Island Company and dined at several restaurants, including at the Inn on Mt. Ada, where we stayed. The Inn is not currently open to non-guests for meals, but they are planning to start that later this year, so stay tuned. Lunch at Inn ... Read More »

Fun Family Activities on Catalina Island

Catalina family fun

Catalina Island is an ideal spot to have fun with your family, with dozens of activities to suit any budget – from lounging on the sand and splashing in the waves for free, to renting a kayak, taking a glass-bottom-boat ride, ziplining through the canyons, getting an off-road jeep tour of the Island’s interior, playing a round of golf (regular-sized or mini), or even –gulp- parasailing. My family and I ... Read More »

Cocktails at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop in Hollywood

Four cocktails at Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop has terrific healthy food and now a cocktail bar, too! I recently got a chance to sample some of the new cocktails they’re pouring and of course some of the food pairings they’ve got to go with them and they are spectacular! I’ve also started shooting a cocktail video series with our friend Mary Kay Holmes from Daily Hot Guy and we were lucky enough to do ... Read More »

8 Reasons Why Summer Camp is Great for Kids

Summer Camp Los Angeles 2015

Check out MomsLA’s Guide to Summer Camps in Los Angeles! It’s no secret that many children spend too much time in front of the computer or television screen today and have little outdoors activity or interest in the natural world around them. According to research done by Psychology Today, camp makes kids resilient to daily life stresses and helps develop positive character traits in children. Here are 8 great reasons ... Read More »

Lodging on Catalina Island – The Inn on Mt. Ada

view of Avalon harbor at daybreak from Inn on Mt. Ada

My family and I were the guests of the Island Company on our recent trip to Catalina Island and stayed at the most wonderful hotel we could have ever imagined: the Inn on Mt. Ada. Built by William and Ada Wrigley as their home and then converted, the Inn on Mt. Ada is the definition of comfort – with a view. All guests are treated like royalty: picked up at ... Read More »

Seafood Cooking Tips from Chef Lior at Bacari PDR


MomsLA got a chance to shoot a video with Chef Lior from Bacari PDR, a fantastic restaurant in Playa del Rey, and he showed us some great tips for cooking three types of seafood. We’ve got a great video with the Chef and he’s adorable as he cooks in his very overheated kitchen. We wish him well staying cool in that hot, hot area! (Scroll down to watch.) Bacari PDR ... Read More »

New Emirates Airline Lounge at LAX Tom Bradley Terminal

the Emirates lounge at LAX Tom Bradley terminal

MomsLA co-Founders Sarah Auerswald and Yvonne Condes recently got a chance to visit the brand-new Emirates Airline lounge at the LAX Tom Bradley terminal, for First Class and Business Class customers as well as Platinum and Gold members of Emirates Skywards, the airline’s frequent flyer program. The Emirates Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport “…represents a $6.2 million investment on the part of the airline, to provide an experience of seamless luxury ... Read More »

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