The Korean beauty brand you need to know about

Korean Beauty brands have become a staple in American stores from Sephora to Target. With their cute packaging and promise of baby soft skin, it is easy to see why we are so infatuated with k-beauty. Although I love my high priced Korean beauty brands, I recently found out about Nature Republic and I can’t get enough! If you haven’t heard of them yet, you must try them! They have all the benefits of Korean brands you would usually find at Peach and Lily but at much lower prices. They opened a large store in Koreatown after they closed

Red Wine Hot Chocolate Recipe

Make this Valentines Day extra special with this recipe for red wine hot chocolate! It is the perfect thing to make for celebrating with your gal pals, your significant other, or by yourself. The mixture of red wine and dark chocolate is enough to warm any heart!

Brunch at The Larchmont: Gilt City Deal

Remember Gilt City? Yes, it still exists and they still have the best values out of any bargain website. I have been using Gilt City for many years to find great deals on high end restaurants. Back in November, my boyfriend and I enjoyed a delicious brunch with endless mimosas for only $59 at The Larchmont! It is an adorable restaurant built in a old Craftsman style home. When we arrived at 11 a.m. they had just opened and the restaurant was empty.  We decided to sit in the patio area because it was a

Beauty Review: Play! by Sephora Subscription

I have been receiving the Play! by Sephora subscription box for three months now, and I am in love! With each box, you receive 5 sample size beauty products, and one bonus fragrance sample, all in a collectible bag . Along with your samples, you receive a Play! by Sephora card that allows you to visit your local Sephora store for a one-on-one tutorial about the items in your box, and 50 Sephora bonus points. As well as the link to an exclusive Spotify playlist. Best of all it is only $10/month!

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe

It is time to welcome 2017 with a healthy breakfast recipe! This recipe is simple and affordable thanks to Grocery Outlet. They have an area of the store called NOSH (Natural, Organic, Specialty, Health) where you can find healthy items at deep discounts! CLICK HERE FOR A $3 OFF COUPON AT GROCERY OUTLET I was delighted to find all of the items I needed to make this hearty breakfast bowl at half of what the items usually cost at other stores. Look at the great organic snack selection. This was

Taboo FX premiere + diamond giveaway

Taboo premieres in less than a month on FX! It is based on an idea by Tom Hardy and his father, Chip Hardy, who was a consulting producer for the show. The show was executively produced by  Ridley Scott and Steven Knight. Taboo also stars Michael Kelly, Leo Bill, Oona Chaplin, Richard Dixon, David Hayman, Danny Ligairi and Jonathan Pryce. CLICK HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $3000 WORTH OF DIAMONDS “Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe

Can you believe the holidays are here again? I’ve been waiting all year for the weather to get a bit chilly here in Los Angeles. It finally happened this week, with temperatures dropping under 65 degrees! ( I know, you hate me.) When the weather changes, I always crave chocolate chip cookies and a hot cup of coffee. This is my favorite recipe. It uses milk chocolate and dark chocolate chips. They are the perfect thing to take to a cookie swap party or you can individually wrap them and give them

7 Reasons to plan a vacation in early December

The decorations I love holiday decorations! In early December, most cities have already decorated the streets with twinkling lights for the holidays. The markets are full of holiday decorations native to the country you visit. Short lines at the airport You will skip the lines involved with holiday travels by going to the airport in early December. Most people don’t travel during this time because they plan on traveling for Thanksgiving or in late December for Christmas and New Years. You won’t have to experience the long lines to check

Leo’s Taco Truck

If you love tacos al pastor you must go to Leo’s Taco Truck! Tacos al pastor are made from pork that has been marinated in a mixture of chilies, garlic, and pineapple juice.  The meat is then cooked on a spit, gyro meat style. The tacos are small but are very filling. The best part is that they are only $1.25! I recommend ordering them with the pineapple on top. They are traditionally served with cilantro, lime, onion, and your choice of salsa.  The salsa bar at Tacos Leo has

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen

I recently went to  The Nuart theater to watch Tampopo, a Japanese movie entirely about ramen! Luckly, my boyfriend had previously watched the movie and we decided to eat ramen at Shin Sen Gumi!  Shin-Sen-Gumi is one of those places that you pass by almost everyday and still haven’t tried. Boy were we missing out! They have the specials written on a blackboard. The matcha iced green tea was delicious. I loved that the ramen comes with all of the extra  toppings on the side! I makes it easy to share the