Holiday Gift Guide: what to get your cray BFF

1. Baked by Melissa cupcakes: NO ONE can resist these little babies.  I’m obsessed.

2. Catchphrase Photo Albums: Her life is probably “cray,” “amaze” and “fab” so it’s only natural that she’d love this photo album set.

3. Corksicle: Probably the best invention of 2012; I need one myself.  This thing not only corks your open wine but it also chills it. Score.

4. Rebecca Minkoff Best Friends iPhone Case Set: Kinda cheesy but also kinda awesome.  I still remember wearing a gold “BFF” necklace back in elementary school with my BFFs of the moment. Ahhh, nostalgia.  This is the modern-day version, for sure.

5. Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling coloring book: He may have been snubbed for People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” but hey, he’s got a coloring book…so I say that’s a big, gigantic WIN.

One Bag & Three Beauty Obsessions


I haven’t done One Bag & Three Beauty Obsessions in awhile, BUT it’s back.




  • Narciso Rodriguez for Her: My perfume staple since college, this fragrance is a winner EVERY time.  The men love it. Trust.
  • Kate Somerville Exofilate Body Intensive Exofoliating Treatment: An intensive exfoliating treatment on my face?  Absolutely not.  On my body?  Yes, it’s a different ball game.  I love a good body slough and this stuff does it’s job.
  • Bumble & Bumble Prep: Lately I’ve been all about the prep.  I’ve been using a makeup primer and now, I’m also into the hair styling prep.  Bumble & Bumble’s products are fantastic so I wasn’t surprised when I started using and loving this prep product.

The Monday Rundown

Last week I debuted “The Monday Rundown” with my latest dress obsession and a birthday cake in a jar among other delights.  This week I’ve put together a list that I think just might top the last.

Rebecca Minkoff Foxy Cut-Out shoes: These immediately caught my eye, for obvious reasons.  The photo actually doesn’t even do them justice because you can’t really see that the wedge is actually cut out.  LOVE. 

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream: If you read the new issue of Lucky magazine, then you saw my girl Maura’s rave review of this stuff.  She’s not lying.  As I’ve said a million times, I’m so not a lipstick person…but this Lip Cream truly is an amazing hybrid between gloss and ‘stick.

Pier 1 Blue Terracotta Frame: I’ve always been a sucker for a gorgeous picture frame.  I really love the color of this one and the unique design makes it a great birthday or hostess gift for a friend.

Flowerpot Cakes: Like I mentioned in the last Monday Rundown, I have a weird obsession lately with unique cakes.  This one is awesome because it actually looks like a flowerpot and would probably fool most people.  Oh Martha, you’ve done it again.


Caress Girls’ Night Out at Drais Hollywood

So I was recently invited to a fun girls’ night out thrown by Nadine Jolie and sponsored by Caress.  We all met at Nadine’s house and took a limo over to the W Hollywood to their rooftop club/bar, Drais.  Once we got there, we were escorted over to our exclusive cabana bed by the pool where we got bottle service, mingled and danced the night away.

Our girls’ night out was probably one of the funnest nights I’ve had in awhile and, as an added bonus, I got the amazing Rebecca Minkoff Claudia dress that I’m wearing at Intermix on SALE for only $197 (marked down from $530)!  Sydne and I were at the MAC store across the street for a press event so our makeup was already done (check) and I was stressing out about what I was going to wear.  Sydne pulled the dress off the sale rack and demanded that I try it on, even though I was skeptical.  Funny enough, I kept commenting that I felt like a Kardashian and Sydne informed me that a Kardashian never wore the dress…but Paris Hilton did.  AND she wore it, ironically enough, at the Us Weekly Hot in Hollywood party held at Drais, which I also attended.

So who wore it better? LOL.

Paris Hilton in Rebecca Minkoff, me in Rebecca Minkoff

Roxy, Sydne, me

me and Robin lounging in the cabana

Sydne, me

Here’s Nadine’s coverage of the Girls’ Night Out