Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Loving Mi-Me!

This is how my love affair with Mi Me products began.  In the mail came a huge box of products with this adorable little label stuck to it.  I discovered Mi Me through Twitter, a natural skin care line with ingredients you can pronounce.  I went on their site and read through their products, and asked if they would be so kind as to send some for me to try and share with all of you.  Both Pure and I have been using these products for some time now, and I am so excited to share the products, and a little bit about Gil and Liz the creators of Mi Me with all of you as well as offer you all a 10% discount on the line.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Go To Goldie's

 Last night my girlfriend Nikki and I were going to grab a bite at the Izakaya sushi bar on 3rd Street in Los Angeles.  As usual it was packed and we didn't feel like waiting.  We started walking back to the car and walked right passed Goldie's.  We could not have been happier that Izakaya had a wait.  Goldie's opened 12 weeks ago, and it's incredible.  

Friday, June 7, 2013

Style Obsession - Zoe Saldana

Photographed By Yu Tsai Flaunt Magazine

I have always had a style crush on Zoe Saldana.  Her stylist Petra Flannery was named number 3 on the Hollywood Reporters most influential stylists in Hollywood.  Zoe just seems to know how to put it all together, what works for her body, and seems to effortlessly combine, elegance, sexiness, and a bohemian chic that I love.  Some of my favorite moments.......

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ms. Hill is Back

Photo Via Pretty Much Amazing

So what do you all think of this new track from Lauryn Hill?  I feel like there was such a void left in music when she exited the scene after her one amazing album which I had on repeat forever, the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.  She is definitely one of the great lyricists of our time.  Not sure how I'm feeling about this song yet, but I always appreciate that Lauryn speaks her mind, and isn't afraid to stand for what she believes in.

Monday, June 3, 2013

My Latest Obsession

Photo Via Sur La Table

This latest obsession is inspired by my best friend Addie.  I was over her house the other day and noticed her hanging fruit basket.  I always want to keep my fruit out, but we have extremely limited counter space.  We can't sacrifice good counter for fruits and veggies.  So when I was over her house and saw this hanging fruit basket above from Sur La Table I had to have one.  We just hung it up yesterday, and I'm so excited.  When I put fruits and veggies in the refrigerator they sometimes get lost in the mix, and they end up going bad before I have a chance to use them.  Having them out on display allows me to see all that I have, and make use of it before it turns.  I have to say I'm a little bit in love this new purchase.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

If You Can Make It There

Pure and I took a week and went to NYC.  Last time we had gone the weather wasn't all that so we decided to take a trip in the spring.  My family is there, and it's always a good time.  This is our week in pictures.  The food in NYC is always a part of the trip.  We had some incredible meals while we were there.  We finally tried the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity which they are famous for.  All the times I've been in NY I had never tried it.  We tried a new restaurant called Catch in the meatpacking district which we both loved.  The lobster macaroni & cheese was incredible.  We went to our favorite spot in the ABC furniture store called ABC Kitchen.  Everything there is locally sourced and organically cultivated.  They have a rooftop garden where they grow herbs and micro-greens.  If you are wanting to go here make sure you make a reservation well in advance.  Reservations usually take over a month to get for a time that you'll actually want to eat.  My cousin took us to the rooftop of the Pod Hotel which just opened in midtown that was magical.  The food was phenomenal and so was the rest of our trip.........

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pottery Obsession

I'm a little bit obsessed with pottery/china.  I buy vintage jewelry dishes that I have throughout my house, little decorative bowls that I fill with lipsticks, hair ties, etc, unique little tea cups that I love to have my morning tea in.  I love sweet little china pieces.  One of my favorite little places to find bowls is at Anthropologie, and one of the reasons why is Samantha Robinson.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Met Gala 2013 Best of

Photos Via WWD

All I can say is who better to nail the Met Gala's Punk, Chaos to Couture theme then Madonna.  Loving this look from head to toe.  Especially her little pink bound feet.  Fierce as ever in Givenchy Haute Couture.  There were definitely some other honorable mentions below.......

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bacterial Beauty

Maia Bergman is 23 and a graduate from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in the UK, and she is well on her way to be a young designer to watch.  She was one of the finalists this year from the H&M Design Award 2013, and I am in love with her collection.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

All I Can Say Is Yum

Not sure what to call this salad but delicious.  I got inspired by a recipe from the Bitten Word, and tweaked it a little.  It was such a hit I made it two days later, and now it's pretty much a staple in our house.  You can use pretty much any vegetables you like to roast.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Artist In Us All

Yesterday we spent the afternoon at LACMA with our Goddaughter Kamari.  Kamari is an artist at heart, she loves to draw, paint, sing, and write music, and she just turned 10.  She is truly amazing.  We found a kids center at the museum where you can go in and paint with your kids.  Lucky we had her with us because I think we had more fun then she did.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Freshly Ground

Have not stopped listening to this CD since I bought it.  Freshly Ground is a fabulous group out of South Africa.  You can purchase their album on iTunes.  Above is the single from their album, but if you want another little sample read on.

Monday, March 18, 2013


Just came across this amazing dj/artist on Soundcloud, Kaytranada.  We are already big fans.  This is a mix you could listen to over and over.  Enjoy!!! For more music and social media read on.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Product Loves

You know whenever I try a new product I have to share.  Well these are the latest.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Coconut Update

So a while back I did a post on coconut water, and how it has been contaminated by many chemicals in order to preserve it and bring it over from Thailand.  I featured a product from Exotic Super foods which is organic coconut water frozen at the source and brought over frozen from Thailand.  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Inspiration in the Simplest Places

My friend Tiffany Limos is an amazing woman, and a phenomenal director.  She trots the globe living the life of an artist writing and directing wherever she may be.  She did this little short on famed director Michel Gondry where he expresses how much inspiration he receives from his little local video store in Paris.  

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Out of the Mouths of Babes

The point of this blog is to find and share that which inspires us in hopes that it will do the same for you.  

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Neon Moment - Nicole Porter

Photos Via Etsy

Nicole Porter is a fabulous housewares designer based in New York.

Hit With a Sector Strike

You know what day it is....that's right Thursday!  Pure Etc giving you new videos each week.  Spread the word and share.  From now on it will be new songs as well available for Free Download.  This weeks song is a Ron Browz Instrumental (On My New Shit) that originally featured Busta Rhymes and Reek the Villain.

Friday, February 15, 2013

On A Roll

So we are now shooting and loading videos each week to share with you guys.  Hope you all are liking them.  We are having so much fun shooting them.  This week's Pure Etc. video is CC NAS off of the Cocktails and Checkcashing mixtape.  If your one of our hip hop fans out there make sure to download and like it.

Orange You Glad I Didn't Say......

Orange You Glad I Didn't Say......

We decided to do a little blog redesign.  So I got a little orange on the mind.  Hope you're liking the new look.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Space To Create

Photos Via Belle Maison 23

I am about to start redoing my office/dining room. I decided to search out a little bit of inspiration.