My Paris Cut Hair Experience
Jun15

My Paris Cut Hair Experience

Choosing a hair salon and finding that perfect stylist that just knows how you like it (and makes you look stunning) can be very very tricky. Especially if you are new to having to color your hair, like I am. Thanks to life (ahem… my kids) a few years ago, the time came to begin coloring my hair. Being a Leo through and through, I take a lot of pride in my hair and was simply not ready to be grey!! So my search began for the perfect...

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Why I Chose Approved Carpet Care – A Review
Jan23

Why I Chose Approved Carpet Care – A Review

There are several options for carpet cleaners in the Malibu, Thousand Oaks area, but there really is only one good choice. I discovered this recently when I was moving and needed to have my carpets cleaned. As I began my research into professional carpet cleaning, I was surprised at what I learned – check out 6 reasons to have your carpet professionally cleaned – and I was overwhelmed by finding a good, quality carpet cleaner...

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6 Reasons to Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned & Who to Hire
Jan20

6 Reasons to Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned & Who to Hire

Whether you live alone, with roommates, children or pets, having your carpets professionally cleaned 2 times a year is integral to leading a healthy, conscious life. We all know how important the quality of our air is to our health. But what most of us don’t realize is just how much our carpets affect the quality of our air. Our family is super busy and sometimes can be caught drinking/snacking/crafting around the house… when things...

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The Benefits of Visiting A Himalayan Salt Room
Nov12

The Benefits of Visiting A Himalayan Salt Room

Millions of years ago, continents collided causing an entire ocean bed to be pushed up into the Himalayan Mountains. The ocean dried up, but the salt remained. Though it is buried deep within the mountains, this special salt has some incredible powers. Himalayan Salt contains over 84 minerals that help promote health and wellness on many levels. I have written about the benefits of having Himalayan Salt Lamps in your home and office...

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My 5 Fave Hikes For Families in Malibu
Oct11

My 5 Fave Hikes For Families in Malibu

Malibu is one of the prettiest towns in Southern California. Not only is there great shopping, fantastic restaurants and endless sandy beaches but there are gorgeous canyons with breathtaking hikes to be had too. Hiking is a great family activity that each family member, no matter the age, will enjoy. Whether you like a hardcore hike or a leisurely stroll, there is a hike for you here in Malibu! The following hikes are great for...

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 Vintage Grocers Is Now In Westlake!
Oct10

 Vintage Grocers Is Now In Westlake!

Vintage Grocers is one of my favorite markets in Malibu. The kids and I love shopping there – it is always a fantastic experience in delicious, fresh, local food. Now all of the families in Westlake and Thousand Oaks can enjoy them too as they have opened a second, much larger store in The Westlake Promenade carrying all sorts of goodness. Vintage Grocers invited us to their grand opening preview where we took a tour of the...

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A Day At Knott’s Spooky Farm
Oct05

A Day At Knott’s Spooky Farm

Fall is well underway out here in Southern California with numerous opportunities for fun fall family activities everywhere. With so many options, it can be hard to pick and choose what do with the limited number of weekends available. During the fall season, Knott’s Berry Farm (one of our favorite amusement parks) transforms into Knott’s Spooky Farm.  I’d been hearing about it for years and had always wanted to check it out. So when...

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8 Awesome Fall Family Activities in Malibu
Sep20

8 Awesome Fall Family Activities in Malibu

Summer may be over, but there is still fun to be had in Malibu! Fall is a gorgeous time of year in Malibu (ok, it is gorgeous here all year long but…) and there is so much going on. Check out 8 awesome fall family activities in Malibu that I love doing with my kids. Head to the beach in Malibu Yup, that’s right, the beach! Malibu is home to some of the most incredible beaches in the world and the fall is a great time to visit them....

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Distinguished Speakers LA
Jul07

Distinguished Speakers LA

For over 20 years The Distinguished Speakers LA series of 6 speakers yearly has been sparking fascinating conversations, offering patrons a unique way to grow as a person and bond as a community. Founding co-owner Kathy Winterhalder went on a trip to visit her family in San Francisco years ago that would changer her life, and that of many other people. On that trip, her parents took her to a lecture that was part of a series in San...

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Happy 4th of July!
Jul04

Happy 4th of July!

I hope everyone is having a safe and fun holiday! I have some very exciting news that I can’t wait to share with you. Let the Contest Begin MommyPoppins.com is running a Best of Kids LA contest asking their awesome readers to cast votes on their favorite play spaces, restaurants, museums and all things in and around LA. There are prizes to win and lots of great info to find there – have a look here. I am so honored and excited to tell...

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