Chic MAMA L.A.

Sep
21

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Are you dying over this outfit as much as I am?  These J BRAND PYTHON EMBOSSED LEATHER LEGGINGS are just the thing to get your wardrobe looking chic for this fall.  Click on the icon to the right to buy them now. 

Sep
17

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A beautiful display of community support is taking place in North Hollywood with the Taylor Smith Pie Smash Challenge. Earlier this summer, 14-year-old Taylor was struck by a car at a pedestrian crosswalk with two of her friends and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury.  Now on the road to recovery, Taylor’s family is in the midst of a costly rehabilitation.

But powered by her classmates and peers, people all over NoHo are taking a pie to the face to raise awareness and donate to help cover medical expenses. This sweet fundraising campaign hopes to raise $77,777 Seven being Taylor’s lucky number. The outpouring of pies and well wishes has been flooding local social media, and so far the challenge has brought in over $63,000 in donations to the Smith family.

So grab your camera and grab some whipped cream! Or just pop over to giveforward.com to donate to Taylor’s traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.

The community of North Hollywood will continue to stand with the Smith family and support them during this process, a pie in the face is the least we can do.

 WRITTEN BY GUEST WRITER: LESLIE WISHNEVSKI

Sep
13

I finally got a chance to check out  MALIBU FARM and boy have I been missing out!  This restaurant is brilliant in every way.  From the local and organic food to the gorgeous view overlooking Malibu pier,  I absolutely love it.  They serve breakfast until 3pm so if you’re craving a good brunch, this is the place.  My faves include quinoa oatmeal with maple syrup and coconut milk as well as their grilled salmon sandwich.  The juices are delicious too (apple kale is so yummy).  If you haven’t gone yet, check it out now.

Sep
11

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There are so many facial creams to remedy different signs of aging that I’ve nearly lost count of them all in my cabinets! Thankfully I’ve found my one solution in PERRICONE MD’s COLD PLASMA! This amazing product is the result of 5 years of developmental research and gives your skin everything it needs to maintain optimal health. After using Cold Plasma I saw a radiance restored to my skin that left me absolutely glowing! My face felt infused with moisture and incredibly soft to the touch. The great thing about this product is that it counteracts the 10 (that’s right, double digits) most visible signs of aging. Instead of having to use one cream for wrinkles, one for dryness, one for redness and so on… I can just reach for Cold Plasma to cover all my bases. Talk about a game-changer! Clear some space out of your cabinets today and check out Perricone MD’s Cold Plasma for this one-step solution to visible aging!

WRITTEN BY GUEST WRITER: LESLIE WISHNEVSKI

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Sep
9

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If you’re like me, you run home from a busy day too exhausted to make dinner for your family and then feel guilty making the standard go-to meal even though it’s quick and easy.  Don’t want to get the “are you kidding me” look from your kids again?  I have your solution: DoorDash!!  This incredible food delivery service brings meals from over 500 of your favorite local restaurants right to your door within 45 minutes.  The service I had was absolutely flawless.  The food came without a hitch and we got to enjoy delicious sushi from Sugarfish in no time.  The driver even let me know via text when he was approaching my house.  So if you live in Los Angeles on the Westside (Beverly Hills and Hollywood are will be available in the next couple of months), try it out.  The first delivery is even free!

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  • Just some of the participating restaurants 

Sep
7

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Need new ideas for night on the town outfits?  Look no further because this BALMAIN ANIMAL-PRINT SILK BLOUSE and ISABEL MARANT FELMIRA EMBELLISHED SKIRT (see below) is your answer.  Click on the icons to the right to buy them now.  Trust me, you’ll be one chic mama with these treads.

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Sep
4

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A family-friendly game exists that involves puzzle solving, treasure seeking, and a discovery of your community? Sounds too good to be true, but Geocaching is a great activity to get kids out of the house and exploring their familiar world in a new exciting way.  

Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices (any smart-phone) to lead you to hidden containers holding a number of items to be discovered or traded. These hidden containers are called “caches”.

In a cache description there could be fun personal stories that go along with a location or a nearby recommended restaurant for post-hunt hunger. So not only do you get to have an exciting treasure hunt, but the discovery of new places to frequent with your family.

Caches are clearly labeled by their level of difficulty. So you can ease your kids into the game by trying out a simple cache with a great review from its previous finders. And if you’re up for a challenge, go out with friends this weekend to tackle more difficult ones!

For Geocaching with kids in tow I’d recommend checking out the Family Geocaching website. This family has been Geocaching together for years and have great tips for parents who want their little explorers to have the best experience possible.

All it takes is a free app download if you want to try out the Geocaches in your immediate area. You might be surprised to find out what treasures have been hiding around you!

WRITTEN BY GUEST WRITER: LESLIE WISHNEVSKI

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Aug
31

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Loving these STELLA McCARTNEY TORTOISESHELL CAT EYE ACETATE SUNGLASSES.  Click the icon to the right to get yours now.  You’ll look chic the second you put them on and now that school has begun again, you need those glasses for morning drop off ;)

Aug
29

I’m completely in love with Sweetsalt in Toluca Lake and now the masterminds of this delicious restaurant are bringing my favorite cuisine (Mexican!) into the neighborhood as well.  CASCABEL is coming to Riverside Drive soon and I couldn’t be more excited.  They will be serving modern Latin plates with an emphasis on seafood.  Topped with the fact that they’ll have yummy margaritas, Cascabel is already calling my name!  Dying for this place to open in September.

Aug
26

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From Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey we seem to have seen it all.  It was even a kid friendly trip.  The boys had a blast.  Here a a few pointers when traveling to these locations:

VENICE, ITALY

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I know it’s absolutely fabulous to see this city on water, but make sure to eat the food too.  Seriously ever restaurant is to die for.

HVAR, CROATIA

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Croatia is quickly becoming the it destination for most exotic beaches.  From the water to the people, everything is beautiful.  A must see.

KOTOR, MONTENEGRO

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Make sure you check out all the churches in this beautiful historical town.  Truly stunning.

OLYMPIA, GREECE

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Who doesn’t want to see where the first Olympics was held?!  This archaeological site is absolutely incredible. 

SANTORINI, GREECE

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My kids were beyond excited to ride the donkeys up to Fira.  Once you are there the shopping is outstanding.  Make sure to save your spending money for this town.  You can also take a bus to Oia which I highly recommend because the views are absolutely brilliant.  You’ve never seen anything like it.

EPHESUS, TURKEY

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If you want to see what a city in Turkey looked like 2,000 years ago then go to Ephesus archeological site. This is also the city where the Virgin Mary lived and her house is only miles away from the archeological site.  Ephesus is a must see in Turkey.