I have a ritual of opening a new fragrance bottle, every summer. There’s nothing like a new scent to celebrate the season of sun and sand. The air in my hometown of Newport Beach is fragrant with blooming flowers, the sunshine is delicate and the possibilities for new beginnings … [Read more...] about Scent of Summer
AllSaints Opens at South Coast Plaza and It Feels Like Home AllSaints and I go back a while. I’ve been wearing it before it arrived in OC via Bloomingdales but with the opening of its stand-alone store in the heart of South Coast Plaza last week—this East Ender and I have … [Read more...] about Always in AllSaints
Handbags that Go from Work to Play It’s nice to come across a handbag designer that has your best interest in mind. Who wants another clunky handbag that’s uncomfortable to hold and feels like you're carrying a ton of bricks? Not me. Apparently, I’m not … [Read more...] about Ariane Gold Knows What Women Want
A Straw Bag to Take to the Beach, Bar and Beyond Nothing says summer like a straw bag. In fact, I’m a little obsessed with them, and always have been— even beyond the desired season to carry them. So, when I first laid my eyes on this round Galapagos bag by Guadalupe Design, I … [Read more...] about Basket Case
I've struck gold with this bag but thankfully it's a lot lighter. Do you “weigh” handbags before you buy them? If you walk around stores picking up handbags to see how heavy they are, looking for the lightest one—you’re not alone. Gone are the days that I'd dish … [Read more...] about This Bag is Gold
The combination of beach and shopping is intoxicating to this “mermaidista” (I love making words up). So when the owners of Amēnah reached out to me about their new store in Laguna Beach, right on Pacific Coast Highway, I couldn’t wait to see it for … [Read more...] about Honestly Good Style at Amēnah Laguna Beach
Best of the Best Watch Trends I got a chance to chat with the ultimate watch guy, James Malcolmson, Robb Report's horology editor who was at the MOMENTS Timepiece Suite at South Coast Plaza where limited edition timepieces and … [Read more...] about Watch It!
Layer It On On her namesake storefront you’ll see Gorjana’s name in shiny gold font with a lower case “g”. There’s something approachable about the lower case, much like her jewelry which is wearable, approachable and flattering. It’s not … [Read more...] about Getting Personal with Gorjana