Chic MAMA L.A.

Jul
26

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With summer officially here you might be looking for things to do with the kids.  One of my favorite places in Santa Monica is ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE.   If you want a place to swim with your kids that is walking distance to the beach then this is your place.  They even let you take classes there and rent sports equipment if you want.  Check out their a water play area with a splash pad.  You can pack a lunch for a picnic on the beach or order from their yummy menu at the Beach Cafe.  They have $6 parking which is worth it.  This is a perfect place to go while the kiddos enjoy their lazy summer days.

Jul
23

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HYDE SUNSET KITCHEN + COCKTAILS opened its doors on the Sunset strip July 20th and everyone is already abuzz about it.  This restaurant-meets-lounge hotspot can serve 300 people and is the perfect place to kick off your night on the town. Chris Crary from Top Chef created the shared plates menu which includes local miso black cod and fried chicken sliders.  And hello to their yummy cocktail list! The drinks alone will make you wanna go there every week.  The decor, designed by Waldo Fernandez, is absolutely stunning too.  Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is the newest must go to in LA.  Make your ressy today.

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Jul
19

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I know DYLANLEX necklaces have been around for a while now, but I still can’t get enough of them.  They have plenty of new styles to choose from.  I’m telling you, you’ll fall in love with this brand.

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Jul
18

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This weekend I took my son to the launch party of PLAN CHECK's new kids menu.  We got to sample everything on the “pint size” menu and we both loved it.  From their bacon burger to the smokey fried chicken with yam jam, everything was delicious.  Sebastian even got to create his own
cruller donut which he devoured! The thing that made me the happiest though is the fact that I knew he would find something on this menu he was really wanted to eat.  There’s nothing worse than when your little one does not want anything on the menu.  Plan Check is also very lively so you don’t have to worry about your kids being too loud.  This restaurant is every parent’s dream.  Check out their Sawtelle and Fairfax locations today.

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Jul
17

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I have to admit that I hit my late 30’s this year and I’m starting to notice some slight changes in my face.  I’m talking about those fine lines that just seem to pop up out of nowhere and the brown spots that tend to appear when I’m in the sun with no hat for longer than 10 minutes.  So I decided I needed a new strategy in skincare.  I want to look natural and I know there are ways to make improvements without doing anything too drastic.  I have found the solution with skin guru GINA MARI in Beverly Hills.  Gina took one look at my skin and knew exactly what to do. And by skin I don’t mean just my face, we’re talking my whole body.  I got the works!  She started me off with dry and wet microdermabrasions to exfoliate me from head to toes. Then she moved on to an oxygen facial which nourished and revitalized my skin with vitamins and enzymes.  I also got a microcurrent around my eyes and saw instant results. My brows looked lifted in no time, and what mom doesn’t need that?  To top it all off I got the LED Therapy which make my skin absolutely glow. I walked out of there and didn’t need makeup all day because my skin looked so flawless.  Going to see Gina Mari is an absolute must. You will feel younger and more beautiful instantly.


Gina Mari Skincare Tips:

- Sunscreen and hats are a must even when going outside to get the mail.

- Stop stressing so much!!  The stress of not having that cookie after lunch is worse on your skin than actually having it. Just do everything in moderation.

- Only worry what you look like a arms length because that how people really see you.  Give yourself a break! You look great.

- No picking at your skin!!  It only makes it worse. Leave that kind of thing for us professionals ;)

- If you’re going to do fillers, do them moderately.  If you do too much it starts to not look natural.

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Jul
13

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I’m crazy about hats these days and my new favorite is RAG & BONE FLOPPY BRIM FEDORA which you can buy just by clicking the fedora icon to the right on my site.  Trust me, you’ll wear this endlessly.

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