It’s the thought that counts true, but some gifts need more thinking than others – like those old standbys that well wishing friends and fam shower upon us. It may be tradition, or in fun, whatever. . . we decided to translate the usual suspects into hip haven paraphernalia. First in our series? The necktie! […]
The Izek Day Spa on Lakeshore in Oakland, CA decking it out a la disco with striking orchid lavender and silver palette – that tree is spa-velous! Note the deer around the tree too cute! How can you “spa”scape the area round yours?
Doesn’t this snowy faux forest room at the Hotel Mont Blanc spa in Megeve, France make you feel like riding in a one horse open sleigh? Adoring the faux fur chairs!
One thing I always struggle with after Thanksgiving festivities is putting away all the table paraphernalia. You know, the gargantuan platters, gravy boats, the cutlery explosion (will I really use these butter spreaders the rest of the year?) and gazillions of linens? Sometimes its finding the space that gets me, but mainly a LOT of […]
A few weeks ago, I received the ultimate invitation (ok aside from maybe a dinner invite from Justin Timberlake!), a chance to take place in a global sparty hosted by Four Seasons! My destination? The Beverly Wilshire Hotel (better known as the Pretty Woman hotel) . . . Santa came early! After a meet and […]
Contrary to popular belief, one does not starve on a spa visit. Breakfast is essential to stave off mid morning hunger pangs. Case in point, during the Spa Party at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, we were served mango smoothie shots. It was so good we had to share our version. Recipe via My Recipes. But […]
With Thanksgiving upon us (and a whole lotta rain here in Cali), we decided to go see Tower Heist with Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller (always so fun!), Tea Leoni and Alan Alda. I’d classify Tower Heist as a cross between Wall Street, 48 Hours, and Night at the Museum. It’s a comedy about a rich baddie […]
Welcome back! Since we’ve just dined. . . now it’s time to recline! Lots of you tell me that you talk at the table after the feast, but is it really just because you don’t have enough chairs elsewhere? Turn your living room into a Moroccan Lounge with these fun finds. Don’t forget floor pillows […]
Even if you’re serving (or eating) traditional Thanksgiving fare, that doesn’t mean the table needs to be all pilgrimified! I’ve never really been a fan of the usual gratitude gala accoutrements. I mean fall leaves? Really? How boring is that? Inspired by one of our favorite Moroccan spas, La Sultana, and the autumnal tones of […]
I know I’m going to hear some boos and hisses, but “cringe” here goes anyhow. . . I do not like Turkey! It just always seems so dry and I’m not a gravy fan so I always take a few token bites on Thanksgiving, then that’s it. SOOOO, I’m always looking for alternative Thanksgiving recipes. […]