Category Archives: Health and Beauty

Locali: Vegan food in Venice

I will often get a text from a friend of mine that says something like, “There is a breakfast sandwich we want to eat in Venice, and then check out a hippy artsy shop, and on our way home we want … Continue reading

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Mammoth Lakes Offers a Lot to Do as it Springs Into an Early Summer

Mammoth Lakes, nestled in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and a reasonable drive north from Los Angeles, has two distinct seasons—-winter and summer. Some years summer comes in July, while other years, like this one, it comes a lot earlier. … Continue reading

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NSFW: Fun Toys’ Geisha Balls

At first glance, Geisha Balls by Fun Toys appear to be little more than a new take on benwa balls. The interchangeable spheres come in four different weights for “Five levels of training.” While they are designed to strengthen the vaginal … Continue reading

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Deadline to Enroll in Health Care Coverage is this Sunday!

Sunday is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2015. If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to get coverage until 2016. And while you may not get sick in 2015, if you … Continue reading

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Water Heals: Mauli Ola’s Allen Sarlo Surf Exp. Day at Malibu

Most everyone is aware of the healing properties of water. The Mauli Ola Foundation began as a group of surfers seeking to introduce people with cystic fibrosis to surfing as a natural healing element. Last week, the group assisted surfing … Continue reading

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Standing – Still!

I packed three pairs of false eyelashes, a tiara, over 6 sunscreens and far too many (is there such a thing?) high heels on this last trip. Obviously I’m a whiz when it comes to paring down to the essentials. … Continue reading

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Skin Deep: IPL 101

“Skin is in” is one of my favorite AbFab lines. AF predicted the irony of skin being fashionable 2 decades before lightening made it possible to actually change your skin tone and retexturizing methods went from abrasive to clinical. I’m … Continue reading

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Wearin’ It Out this Spring

At first, I was excited with my new tube of Burt’s Bees new, purply-sheer tube lipgloss called “Smooch.” It’s got that fragrance that reminds you of cherry cough-syrup, and lays down the slightest Persephone-ish pomegranate shine on the lips, a … Continue reading

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Fish, fish and tilapia fish: Rubio’s adds sustainable tilapia items to their menu

I spoke with Ralph Rubio, founder of Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill this week and he talked about the new Tilapia Burrito and Orange Chipotle Tilapia Salad, both made with Regal Springs tilapia, a sustainable seafood product. “The demand for seafood globally is … Continue reading

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