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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time, Los Angeles

Girl Scout troop 2305 with all the cookies

Get ready Los Angeles: the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles just received a shipment of 3 Million boxes of cookies over the weekend, and they are about to start selling. So whether you’re more partial to Tagalongs or you prefer the taste of a Trefoil, you will soon be getting your chance to buy boxes and boxes of them from Girl Scouts all over town.   As you may ... Read More »

Scandal is Back #TGIT


Winter Hiatus is finally over, #TGIT is back, and Shonda Rhimes is back to her rightful place as Owner of Thursday Nights, which all means I finally got to see Scandal again, my current Primetime obsession and, in the interest of full disclosure, how my husband earns his living. My husband works as a Grip, which is an on-set job in the Motion Picture and Television Industry, and this season ... Read More »

Epithereal Skincare Spa in Marina del Rey

Epithereal Founders Coleen Janeway, the Clinic Director, and Dr. Nasimeh Yazdani, the Medical Director. Skincare spa marina del rey

Tucked away in a mini-mall near the busiest Costco in America, you’ll find the newest boutique skin spa on the Westside: Epitheral Skincare. I met the two women behind what they’re calling an “integrated beauty experience,” Coleen Janeway, the Clinic Director, and Dr. Nasimeh Yazdani, the Medical Director. I was invited in to try out the HydraFacial, which felt like a microdermabrasion treatment softened with water, and I felt my ... Read More »

Mortdecai Movie Review

Johnny Depp as Mortdecai

Mortdecai is a delightful romp of a film starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Paul Bettany that jets all over the world and into the underbelly of the British art scene. And I highly recommend it, if you like that kind of thing. What I mean by “that kind of thing” is a very wacky performance by Depp, which we should all have come to expect by now, from ... Read More »

When Your Kids Are Taller Than You

Our Family Growth Chart

I am a normal-sized woman, which is to say, I feel short around most adult men and some adult women when they wear heels. And I am used to that feeling. But the feeling I still have trouble getting used to it looking slightly UP when I look into my son’s eyes. This Teenager who lives in my home is now so much taller than me, it seems quite ridiculous ... Read More »

The 5 Best Things About Getting Cable TV

Time_Warner_Cable logo

Time Warner has won me over with their promises of bundles and of hundreds of channels. And I do not say that lightly. I have spent the past 8 years without Cable TV in my house, mostly out of a desire to be thrifty, but also out of a healthy – and well-deserved – fear of my potentially overwhelming TV addiction. You see, I might watch TV All Day if ... Read More »

Earthquake Insurance: Is It Worth It?


This Saturday, January 17th, is the 21st Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, and as a Los Angeles resident, it’s a date that always gives me pause. I made it through the Northridge Quake in fine health (and you can read about Sarah’s Northridge Earthquake Experience here), but I wasn’t a homeowner then, so any damage done to the structure of my rented home wouldn’t have been my responsibility anyway. I ... Read More »

Los Angeles Tourism Up in 2014

slider Mike Bonin and Mayor Eric Garcetti

Los Angeles hosted a record 43.4 Millions visitors in 2014, an increase of 1.2 million over 2013 levels, which means billions of dollars being pumped into the LA economy, at attractions, restaurants, stores and hotels, and that puts Los Angeles on track to meet Mayor Eric Garcetti’s goal of attracting 50 million visitors per year by 2020. And is it any wonder why all these tourists are coming to Los ... Read More »

I’m A Mac, No Matter The Cost

new macbook pro laptop

Remember those commercials with John Hodgman and Justin Long? “I’m a Mac” “And I’m a PC”. The point was supposed to be that the Mac Dude was so much cooler and hipper than the stodgy old PC guy, but the irony of course was that John Hodgman was – and is – such a much better actor and guy than Justin Long, it was just too easy to side with ... Read More »

Kodak PixPro SL25 Remote Lens Product Review

Kodak PixPro SL25 lens attached to my iPhone

I love taking pictures and am always looking for an easy way to make my photos look phenomenal. I say easy because I take pictures on the fly, usually using my iPhone, and I’m addicted to the convenience that offers. I don’t always want to carry around a DSLR, but I love the quality you can get with a bigger lens. I am also always on the lookout for an ... Read More »

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