If you read my blog, you know how much I love to try all of the best salons in Los Angeles and Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills is no exception. I was kind of sick of the darker blonde I’d been sporting so I decided to go back to my lighter shade, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The service at Gavert Atelier was exceptional and the colorist really listed to what I wanted to change, which is always appreciated and, believe it or not, sometimes rare in a colorist. So I’m back to lighter blonde for now but we’ll see what happens in another month or so 😉
So I’ve been on a really big fitness kick lately so when I heard that the famed Physique 57 was opening up its first Los Angeles location, I was super excited to check it out. I brought my partner-in-crime, Sydne Summer, along so I’d have someone to laugh with when I failed miserably at keeping up with this class that’s known through out Manhattan as “death by Physique 57.” True story.
We started out with some hand weight exercises, which was surprisingly pretty easy for me (thank you to my trainers!!!). We went through a series of fast paced exercise movements that all echoed parts of ballet, yoga and pilates, which I love. The barre activites were natural to me with my background in ballet and it actually really motivated me to look into taking some adult ballet classes again, a la Broadway Dance in New York City. For me, I’d say the hardest part of this class was definitely when we put the Physique balls behind our knees and did a series of flexing movements. I never realized how out of shape my calves are! Overall the Physique 57 class was an amazing workout and I couldn’t recommend the instructor more. She was super enthusiastic and supportive…especially when I looked like I was about to die, she would come over and cheer me on. If you’re looking for a great workout in NYC (and now LA), you should definitely head over to Physique 57.
So last Sunday I had the luxury of getting full-on pampered with friends before the big Lakers vs. Celtics game. It’s pretty rare to attend a beauty blogger-only event in LA so I was elated when CoverGirl told me they were hosting a soiree before the MTV Video Music Awards at Byron & Tracey in Beverly Hills. All my LA favorites were in attendance that morning- Sydne from Think thru Fashion, Nadine from Nadine Jolie, Amber from Beauty Junkies Unite, Kristen and Sarah from Total Beauty, etc. and Sydne and I were amped to get glammed up before going to my college friend Scott’s birthday/Lakers party later that day. While the girls and I sipped mimosas, Rashida Jones from “Parks and Rec” (and Jim’s ex girlfriend on “The Office”) got her makeup done for the MTV awards show. What did we think about Rashida? Wow. Not only was she gorgeous, but she’s also funny and super smart. It was awesome watching the fabulous Molly R. Stern (CoverGirl’s makeup artist) do Rashida’s makeup and listen to their funny banter.
Check out some pics from the event!
Rashida Jones’ finished look
me getting my makeup done
me and Sydne Summer
So the rain has cometh here in the normally sunny Califor-i-a. Luckily for me, I managed to talk my friends into going on an old school 90210 tour with me last Saturday. We laughed, we ate Chipotle, we drove all. over. Los Angeles to find the houses of the epic cast of the original Beverly Hills 90210. Enjoy. BTW- none of these houses are actually in Beverly Hills. Go figure.
Yes it is. It’s Casa Walsh- home to Jim, Cindy, Brandon and Brenda and then eventually Steve and Valerie. Yup. I almost melted.
Dylan McKay’s house which, ironically enough, was only four houses down from Casa Walsh.
My friends in front of Steve Sanders’ high school house. That Samantha Sanders did pretty well for herself, huh?
Kelly Taylor’s high school house (and Jamie C. on the right).
Stay tuned- Kelly and Donna’s beach house and West Bev High are on the list for this weekend!