Summer’s FOMO moments

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If you read my blog on the regular, then you probably already know about the modern day FOMO.  Ahhhh, the Fear Of Missing Out: a recognized anxiety (seriously, it is) that something amazing is going on somewhere…and you’re missing out on it.  For example, when your friends all go on vacation to Cabo, which you couldn’t go on, because you have an evil boss, and you see a STREAM of Instagram photos that make you want to drown your sorrows in whiskey.  That’s just ONE example…and speaking of whiskey, I’m pretty into this new contest that Jack Daniels is doing on behalf of their Tennessee Honey alcohol.  The blend of whiskey and honey liqueur is a little bit of honey, and a whole lot of Jack, which makes for an AMAZING summer drink.  It’s a superb mixer for an unexpected twist on summer cocktails.

As for the contest, you are gonna want to enter the Jack Summer Swarm contest.  The most awesome photo wins a $5,000 travel voucher for the ultimate summer trip.  Popular vote will decide the top contenders and then the Jack Daniels judges will make the final call. That means you should be driving your friends jealous with all your “Can’t believe you missed this” moments, but make sure they’re voting for your pics, too.

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Here’s my list of summer to do’s (adapted from last year’s list):

  • Go to happy hours in Century City and Downtown LA: two places I hardly ever go!
  • Go to the Yamashiro Farmer’s Market: At least once a month!
  • Hike Runyon: it’s across the street.  Enough said.
  • Take ballet classes: I took a class back in April and remembered why I love ballet so much.
  • Go back to Catalina Island with my friends!
  • Take tennis lessons: almost all of my friends play tennis…it’s one of those sports I’ve always wanted to learn but never did.  It’s time.
  • Remember to go to the beach (Malibu and the South Bay–the strand is AMAZING)
  • Remember to use my roof: the pool, the jacuzzi, have guests over, swim laps, etc.

**As always, drink responsibly this summer and, of course, only enjoy an adult beverage if you are over 21 years old**

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New Yorkers in LA at The Grove (and a giveaway!)

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It’s crazy to think that I’ve been living in LA for almost FOUR years now (in September!), right?  Well, believe it or not, there’s quite a few of us out here on the west coast now…so a dinner was in order.  Whisper Lounge at The Grove was gracious enough to host us girls, and guys, the dinner was AMAZING.  We were all freaking out about how good the food was and there are plenty of Instagrams to prove it.

The attendees (all former New Yorkers in the beauty world, mind you): me, Nadine Jolie, Emily Kate Warren, Erin Wolf, Erin Kelly, Meg Young, Ning Chao, Roopika Malhotra

Why do you care? Well, I’m giving away one Privileges EDGE Membership at The Grove 

(LA residents only, sorry!)

Privileges is The Grove’s new membership-based benefits program that gives you an exclusive invitation to experience The Grove and Los Angeles at an entirely new level of luxury and convenience.

Offsite benefits range from Burke Williams gift cards and complimentary add-ons, access to 600 airport lounges worldwide, VIP invitations to sought after LA events, complimentary hotel upgrades at Mr. C Beverly Hills, and other five star hotels in Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, London, Paris and more; priority reservations, upgrades, and VIP treatment at sbe’s nightlife venues, restaurants, and hotels; complimentary Warner Brothers VIP Tours, and complimentary rounds of golf at Malibu Golf Club; access to one of LA’s most coveted celebrity event planners, hairstylists to the stars, and private yacht charters.

Perks at the property—reserved parking specifically for Edge members of the program, complimentary valet, intimate access to Extra Television, experiences such as private after-hours shopping, private trolley rides and date nights on The Grove bridge; Seasonal restaurant tastings, advanced previews of retailer collections at tenants such as Vince, and Michael Kors, personal styling services, movie pre-screening opportunities, celebrity meet and greets, and complimentary gifts.

How to enter:

1-) Follow @TheGroveLA on Instagram and Twitter

2-) Leave a comment on this post (with your email address) and tell me what you love most about The Grove

Contest deadline: June 20th at 5pm PST