Hot Spot: Duke’s Malibu

Malibu is my favorite city along the PCH to visit, especially Zuma Beach for sunbathing, taking a walk along the ocean or playing a game of volleyball. But something I love more are the restaurants. Whenever I have a chance, I try and stop at Duke's Malibu for some good seafood. The restaurant was named after [...]

By | 2017-04-15T21:20:28+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Day Trip to Palm Springs

I haven't been to Palm Springs since the fall of 2010 and I was dying to get back, so I decided to jump in my car and head east for the day last Saturday. From LA, it's about 2 hours east. I love Palm Springs for the colors, unique desert location and the relaxed environment that it [...]

By | 2017-04-02T22:25:28+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Find Strength With Yoga, Pilates and Meditation

Yoga, pilates and meditation are a huge thing in SoCal, so I thought I'd ask my friend Payal, who is an expert and avid in those areas, about the benefits of each, the membership she uses and the advice she has to offer for those who want to start! What are the benefits of yoga? [...]

By | 2017-03-31T07:23:38+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Archive, Health, Home, Inner Circle, Lifestyle|0 Comments

OPI Nail Polish Spring Giveaway!

I'm excited to be doing another giveaway just in time for spring, this time with OPI Nail Polish! OPI is based in Los Angeles and literally the best and only nail polish I wear. Not only is it long lasting with vibrant and unique colors, but their Care Product Line has also increased the strength and look [...]

By | 2017-04-08T09:30:03+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Archive, Home, Reviews and Giveaways|0 Comments

2017 Spring Trends I Love and Loathe

Time for another fashion season! I love springtime because I can wear brighter colors and pastels. It really brings out a lot of color in not just your look but your personality! After looking at the 2017 Fashion Week, here are my favorite spring trends that I love and loathe: Trends I love: Beach Stripes [...]

By | 2017-03-22T13:09:16+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Archive, Fashion, Home|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Carousel Restaurant

I'm Lebanese, so I ventured to Carousel Restaurant in Glendale last week, which makes authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. I have been wanting to try this restaurant since I moved to SoCal in 2010. Seven years later, I finally made it. Yes, I am that far behind in time, but keep in mind I also live [...]

By | 2017-04-15T21:22:28+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Hot Spot: La Bamba Cuban Restaurant

Whenever I go and visit my friend Nicole and her husband, Fred, in Burbank, I always have to stop at my favorite restaurant: La Bamba. I swear, it's addicting and you will always want to come back for more. I feel like this restaurant doesn't get enough talk and it's worth the drive if you [...]

By | 2017-02-27T22:40:11+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Salt Cave Body Scrub + Lip Balm Giveaway!

It's time for another contest! This time I am giving away my favorite body scrub and lip balm from Salt Cave Santa Barbara! I first wrote about Salt Cave when I worked as a columnist for the Santa Barbara Sentinel. You can read the full story here. It is 1 of 20 salt caves in the U.S. [...]

By | 2017-03-03T22:20:29+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Archive, Home, Reviews and Giveaways|0 Comments

The Reason I Moved to SoCal and My Daily Oath

I wrote this essay as a pitch for Khloe Kardashian's "Fan Sound Off" awhile back, which allows her followers to write about something that they have gone through in their personal lives or a cultural aspect they are passionate about. I am still waiting to see if it gets published or not, but it explains [...]

By | 2017-02-18T19:24:13+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Archive, Home, Survival Tips|0 Comments

Just Moved to SoCal Playlist

When I first moved to SoCal, I had my high moments but my low moments. There were some days where I wondered if I was going to go through my savings, have no money and go back to Minnesota broke. As I stated in previous posts, it took me 9 months to find a full [...]

By | 2017-02-06T11:04:42+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Archive, Home, Lifestyle, Survival Tips|0 Comments