A Q&A with Monique Lhuillier at Pottery Barn South Coast Plaza

On February 23, Pottery Barn in South Coast Plaza presented a registry event and Q&A with a renowned bridal and fashion designer Monique Lhuillier. The event was co-hosted by Jennifer Smith Hale, founder and editorial director of C Magazine. With ongoing collaboration with Pottery Barn now on its fifth year, Monique brings her chic design […]

A One on One with Nick Verreos, Fashion Guru and FIDM Spokesperson

It was an honor to interview the always ever busy Nick Verreos. Ever since I started blogging and being a social media aficionado I’ve been following Nick’s career. The first time I met Nick was at an event in Macy’s South Coast Plaza. I was blown away by how Nick connected with his audience and […]

A chat with 80s DJ icon Richard Blade

If you grew up in the greater Los Angeles area in the ’80s and watched music videos then you should know Richard Blade. Richard Blade is a British DJ import during what we called the ’80s “British Invasion” or “The Music of UK“. When I was living in Los Angeles, I remember watching the show […]

Q&A with Top Chef Alum Marcel Vigneron

Ever heard of Marcel Vigneron? His name may sound familiar but not because he is a an actor or entertainer on film or television. Marcel is an executive chef/entrepreneur and has appeared on several hit cooking shows such a Bravo’s “Top Chef”, where he made it to the finals. He also has his own show […]

La Costa Film Festival 2016 Honors Chris Noth

On October 14, 2016 the first La Costa Film Festival Star Award was presented to the talented Chris Noth. The event was held at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, dubbed as one of the top resorts in Southern California by Conde Nast Traveler. The award was presented by Dave Karger, an E! […]

A Rolling Boutique: Waves of Attire

We have seen food trucks chock-full of food including ice cream, hotdog/hamburger trucks…and there are even gourmet food trucks. But the latest addition to the vendors-on-mobile squad has arrived: fashion trucks! Instead of serving lobster rolls and garlic fries, these businesses are hawking full-blown boutique fashion shops on wheels. They are the latest business trend, […]

A Conversation with Susan Sarich, Founder of SusieCakes

If you have not tried SusieCakes, you’ve been missing a lot. I was not into cupcakes because I thought they all taste the same. When a friend introduced me to SusieCakes, I became a regular customer. Of course, as a blogger/writer, I could not help but be inspired with the person behind this mouth-watering sweet […]

Nadia Mejia, Model/Pageant Queen on her way to 2016 Miss USA

Watch out world, Nadia Mejia is here. Nadia who has been modeling for major brands like Wet Seal, Styles for Less and recently crowned as Miss California is heading to 2016 Miss USA pageant. The LA based model is the daughter of pop star Gerardo Mejia, popularly known as Rico Suave in the ’80s and […]

Celebrities Support the Arts at Festival of Arts

On August 29th, I attended one of the most momentous nights of the summer art season: The Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. The star studded one-night affair kicked off with a red carpet event attended by celebrities such as Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds), Donny Most (Happy Days), Joe […]

Meet Sharbie Higuchi, Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters Marketing and Public Relations Director

For those of you who has never heard of Pageant of the Masters, it is one of the most unique productions in the entire world where “art comes alive“. This amazing event takes place every summer at Laguna Beach’s outdoor, Irvine Bowl as part of Festival of Arts. The living art performance is so impressive […]