“I’d like to Thank Tadashi Shoji, Dior and Spanx”: Oscar Party Review

I am a proud member of a prestigious old Los Angeles women’s education and philanthropic organization that is housed in a 1927 Italian renaissance revival building (a national landmark) and is filled with a membership of amazing women from all over the City of Angels. We are writers, politicians, directors, hoteliers, mothers, designers and journalists and our events are to die for. This year we … Continue reading “I’d like to Thank Tadashi Shoji, Dior and Spanx”: Oscar Party Review

Feeling backward and blue…

Well, sort of. The “backward” part is what I decided worked best for styling this loose, unstructured, cardigan in a print I adore. It’s Sparrow (Anthropologie) from a few seasons ago and I find that something about the super-deep V cut and the overall flowiness of it make it hard to pair with other things. I did wear it in Scotland when the Christmas pudding had … Continue reading Feeling backward and blue…

Eat, Pray, Love (and Look) – San Francisco Photo Essay

This President’s Day weekend the TGFRL Family took off up north for a weekend away in San Francisco. I lived in San Francisco a long time ago and adore the cloudy, city by the bay so I try to get there as often as I can. Mr. TGFRL and C-comb are also huge fans. What is not to love about a city that is nearly … Continue reading Eat, Pray, Love (and Look) – San Francisco Photo Essay

Gilded Peach

I am one of those people who can wear silver or gold because of my skin type (or I’m a deluded and just believe I am fabulous and multi-tonal which is ALSO an acceptable possibility). Always a fan of highlighting in all it’s forms, I particularly love Benefit’s Sun Beam which is described by Sephora as “liquid sunshine”and I agree. My infamous distaste of sunshine … Continue reading Gilded Peach

Make Love, literally, just make it!

Valentine’s day is nearing and along with it whole spectrum of feelings, opinions and rituals that it evokes. Since being married (going on 7 years soon) the Valentine’s Day rituals for us have fluctuated from obvious and classic, to creative and inspired. Last year, a little while before Valentine’s day, Mr. TGFRL and I spotted this great wall art while shopping in a boutique we … Continue reading Make Love, literally, just make it!

Fake it Till You Make It – Ballerina Bun

New Year’s resolutions are, well, not profoundly life altering. Have you ever heard a Nobel Prize winner or Poet Laureate or Congresswoman or supermodel say “I woke up on January 1st resolved to be, make, do, become…?” No. You haven’t. Probably. I’m not 100% sure since my fact checking staff consists of just me, and Mr. TGFRL if he says,”um, what is this?” Anyway, I feel … Continue reading Fake it Till You Make It – Ballerina Bun