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Hello Palm Springs!
What's in the desert? Well, let me tell ya: wind, dust, sand and bad sushi! But that is not all... We took a little "Fluffy Concrete-mini-vacay" to Palm Springs…
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What's up on La Brea?
Hot Dogs and Vintage Glam, that's whassup on La Brea, north of Melrose! We are IN Hollywood, baby!  Let's start shopping:  a vintage staple in LA is &…
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Let's play! The best toy store in Sherman Oaks
"Classic Toys". I mean, that is a responsibilty. A promise. One cannot go in there without high expectations. Whiffs of nostalgia, childhood memories... You wo…
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What's up on Abbot Kinney?
What comes to your mind when you think of  "Venice"? ...Italy? Yes, well, I know, that would be great, but let's think California, my friend. Maybe colors…
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What me and Lady Margaret have in common and what Peter Greenaway has to do with it.
...and that would be the love for a good ole blazer. In case I haven't made myself clear: I LOVE a blazer. I mean, the name of the clothing item alone: BLAZE -…
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45 minutes of pleasant torture
Let's talk Soulcycle. For the people who don't know what I am talking about: Soulcycle is a Spinning Studio, a Spinning Tribe, a Brand. "Spinning" as in Indoor…
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There is a bridge in Franklin Hills...
It is easy to get lost in big cities. Easy to feel stressed out by the hustle n' bustle. It is hard to keep up sometimes and stay centered. That is why it is im…
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Follow the music-to Silverlake
The Silverlake Conservatory Of Music could't be in a better location. Its new, A-frame building on Hollywood boulevard is just east of Vermont. You know…
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Applause, applause, APPLAUSE!
Had my teenage dreams come true, I would have been transformed into the me version of Annie Potts as Iona from Pretty in Pink. Specifically: Bee-hive Iona…
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"The Green Spot" Barcelona
My Non-Vegan Sidekick is hungry. "Starving!" So am I. We have walked to this restaurant through a tough wind and now we don´t feel like salad. We want com…
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Veggies with a side of meat in Barcelona
Root, leaf, flower and fruit are the backbones of "4 amb 5" cuisine. Beautiful vegetables are the main attraction on the plate, with a side of meaty or fishy pr…
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Grab 'em by the octopus
Okay, full disclosure, I really wanted to score a table at Tickets restaurant this trip- but it just didn't happen. But that's fine, because:  1:…
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Killer Moscow Mules in Barcelona
A great selection of well mixed cocktails, great music, good lighting, in a fun neighborhood with rad people- the perfect bar. My perfect bar is in Barcelona. t…
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I fall in love too easily
I once rescued an adorable orange kitten, named him Chet Baker, and we lived happily ever after.  The End. Just kidding. It was a total nightmare…
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Blueproject Barcelona
Meatless in Spain? Is that possible? "Blueproject" sources locally and comes recommended. This cute Vegan joint is located in the very cool El Born neighborhood…
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Velveteria Downtown LA
Looking for a quirky, weird place to complete your Downtown LA afternoon? immerse yourself into the parallel universe of "Velveteria". I had no idea there is a…
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READ: IT CHOOSES YOU
The word "sonder" means: "The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." It's kind of overwhelming to think…
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Would you rather...?
Ok, so this is not high literature or the invention of the wheel , this is just a silly game,ok? So don´t be all PC about it, this is supposed to be a bit…
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Track your Happiness
Happiness is all we wish for, right? For ourselves, for the whole world. But we seem to sabotage ourselves constantly when it comes to being happy. We have so l…
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YOU is creepy (in a good way)
https://www.amazon.com/You-Novel-Caroline-Kepnes/dp/1476785600 I basically binge-read this book over 2 days- turned off netflix and chilled (But not really…
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You're gonna wanna go get these posters, get these posters.
You know how when you watch a movie, there is that one scene, or line, or image, or feeling, that just stays with you- Like the severed ear from Reservoir Dogs…
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It's not the destination- it's the journey... (as long as there's Champagne)
Some people are just hard to shop for... Especially when you 'secretly' want the gift for yourself. That's where giving the gift EXPERIENCE come…
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The magical Tomoko Spa Beverly Hills
When my husband and I need a luxurious break , when we need perfect pampering and battery reloading we go to Tomoko Spa in Beverly Hills. Days before our shedul…
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I like these...very much. Just as they are.
Sure, the holidays are over, and we've tucked our reindeer jumpers away for another year- But we CAN and we WILL wear our Mark Darcy earrings all year long!&nbs…
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Oh, so cute!
Yes, Kawaii means "cute", you knew that, right? Well, i am not really adding much to what you already know. Just indulging in some very Kawaii things-from Japan…
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READ "The Vegetarian" by Han Kang
I devoured this book. You can see how grubby my copy is (after just one week) in the picture. I loved its simple, unembroidered, almost cold  language vers…
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Not too cool for Leather School
Usually, when I am in Florence, the only "laboratory" I visit is one that's dedicated to gelato- but on my last visit, I came across the super impressive "Scuol…
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FASHION 2017-Whatcha got?
Come on, 2016 was tough. Bowie, George Michael and Princess Leia died, a certain orange Bully was elected Boss of the White house....I mean, pheew. 2017 is gonn…
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My FAVE FIVE of the moment
Like the average girl I have a couple of hundred different nail polishes, a few different perfumes (matching different moods), changing face lotions , probably…
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Uncooked cards
There are times when a basic "Happy Birthday" just doesn't feel right.  What if you secretly love/hate the person you're giving the card to and kind of jus…
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Fight the Flu with Food
This is just a quick `n easy little Stew recepie that I believe helps fight a Cold or Flu. I make it every time me or someone in the family feels under the weat…
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GLAMPING in... Santa Barbara
Sooo,...what IS Glam-ping? I guess, it is a glamour version of camping . You know, when you are sleeping in a sleeping bag in a tiny tent, maybe you are cold, o…
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Meatless Meatballs in... Santa Barbara
MESA VERDE in Santa Barbara serves mostly vegan and a few vegetarian dishes. All of their produce is locally sourced and tastes fresh and flavorful. The restaur…
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SPICES in Silverlake
If you are into fresh Spices and teas THIS hidden gem is for you. SPICE STATION in Silverlake is located across from the Sunset Junction. It is awesomely hidden…
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Wonderwoman Tanwi Nandini Islam
Tanwi Nandini Islam, 34, is a Storyteller in many ways. Writing was not enough for Tanwi, who published her first Novel "Bright Lines" in 2015. (Penguin). Her s…
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Have vegan bacon & black pudding in... DUBLIN
VEGAN black pudding-really? I have to try this. The tasteful little restaurant, "Sova Vegan Butcher" is located in Saint Kevin`s, a more alternative part of Dub…
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Time Travel Mart Echo Park
Remember those.... In the TIME TRAVEL MART you ll find a lot of "remember those...". This little treasure chest is ideal for a quick stop to buy a last minute g…
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Have a coffee in ... BERLIN
Manzini in Berlin Wilmersdorf is a classic. And that doesn`t mean it is always empty or dusty or anything like that. It is classy. No matter if you just fancy…
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New High Mart
New High Mart...Los Feliz One of my obsessions is Japan and anything Japanese. I have travelled to Tokyo and Kyoto and I have the most vibrant memories of the g…
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OnePiece
Not to bring the mood down, but: true story, I stumbled upon the Norwegian OnePiece NOT because of Kylie Jenner or because of whomever my skeptical friends insi…
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Good Grief
This is an oldie but a goodie. As a child, I always managed to find a Peanuts book priced at a quarter at a random garage sale. Since then, I’ve visited t…
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