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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 »

Pick Pico Street Fair with MomsLA Sunday, May 22nd

Pick Pico 2016

We hope you’ll come see MomsLA at the Pick Pico Street Fair this Sunday, May 22nd, in West LA. The festival is in its 3rd year and is a ton of fun for families, showcasing local businesses and offering the community a great way to interact with their neighbors. Hosted by the Westside Neighborhood Council (WNC), Pick Pico runs from 11am – 3pm at the corner of Pico and Overland and features ... Read More »

Sip Shop & Style Event at Glamboutique

Yvonne Condes, Kristen Cruz, Sarah Auerswald and Laura Nickerson at MomsLA Night Out event

Moms don’t always put themselves first, we know this. Whether we’re talking about healthy eating, keeping fit, getting enough sleep, or even shopping for a new outfit, it’s usually the family that gets our attention before we prioritize ourselves. Much less getting a chance to have fun and Glam it up. But there’s no better time than Mother’s Day to remind us we are worthy of our own attention and ... Read More »

Mother’s Day Gift Guide + Giveaway

Spa del Rey at Ritz Carlton Marina del rey

Mother’s Day 2016 is coming up on Sunday, May 8th, and we know you’re planning a wonderful day celebrating the Mom in your life! If you’re looking for dining ideas, be sure to check out our list of Best Affordable Brunch Spots in Los Angeles. If you need ideas for homemade gifts, check out our list of Easy Mother’s Day Crafts. And if you’re wondering where to shop for Mom, check out ... Read More »

“Bad Moms” Trailer Launches and Los Angeles is Ready!

BAD MOMS with Kristen Bell Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn

Bad Moms is the new comedy for all the Moms out there who’ve had enough of striving for perfection and yet feeling like a failure no matter what; who’re sick and tired of the Mommy Wars – and quite frankly are ready to go on a bender. The official trailer for Bad Moms, written by the team behind The Hangover, goes live today at 4:30pm, and in it you’ll see ... Read More »

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