Visiting Burke Williams Simply Massage

Confession time. Up until recently I’d never had a massage. Ok, that’s not entirely true. When I injured my shoulder a couple years ago I did get massages at the physical therapist’s office. But that doesn’t really count, right? I HAD to get those massages and they weren’t exactly indulgent – 10 minutes of the […]

Dining With Skinnypasta™ at The Line Hotel

Since The Line Hotel’s opening last year it’s become one of the most buzzed about spots in LA. With industrial chic design and a menu by Roy Choi it’s become the destination for visitors and locals alike. A few months ago I stopped by for a quick bite from Cafe and had a most delicious […]

Hiking Blackstar Canyon with Rise Bar

full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. When the new year starts I always have a hankering to head outdoors. Yes, I fall victim to the New Year New Me mantra. I envision myself hiking, eating clean, hitting the gym and becoming a new healthier me. This year I hit a brand new low and…haven’t […]

2014 CHOC Walk in the Park

Growing up in Orange County CHOC has always been a steady presence in my life. As I child I remember passing by the original, small hospital and learning from my mom about the good work they did for sick children. In my adolescence I had a relative stay at CHOC. Luckily, it was only for […]

Wellness News: Tony Horton, Rexist360 and Power Pilates

full disclosure: I was provided with the items mentioned below. All opinions are my own. Remember when I told you in the new year that I was going to have an increased focus on wellness? You don’t? Well, good because that goal kinda went down the tubes. Life got in the way with two injuries […]

Having Dinner at Fala Bar

So it’s been about a month since my cleanse…I’m back to eating meat but find myself having more vegan meals than before. Not a bad thing. Recently I was invited to try out vegan spot in the heart of Los Angeles, Fala Bar. Fala Bar is located on Melrose near Fairfax and is a quaint […]

Enjoying Steve’s PaleoGoods

In the past, I tried the Paleo diet and had great results. It’s something that I don’t want to commit to completely but I do like to use it as a guideline for my regular eating habits. Reducing the carbs and the sugar and the dairy is a good thing. Recently I was offered samples […]

The Clean in 14 Detox + GIVEAWAY

Recently I was given the opportunity to review The Clean in 14 Detox by Melissa Costello and I decided the best way to do it was to undergo the detox myself. I was super excited but skeptical. Not about the book but about myself. No meat, no dairy, no gluten, no sugar, no alcohol, no […]

Hiking in Andrew Molera State Park

Did you know that when you pay admission to one California State Park you have access to all the others in the same day?  We found this out when we visited Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. As we were heading home down Highway 1 we decided to stop at others along the way. The first […]

Working out with Brett Hoebel at Flywheel

I’m always looking for new ways to get exercise. I get so tired of going to the gym and doing the same old cardio routines. Recently I was given the opportunity to try out a free class at Flywheel Larchmont taught by celebrity trainer Brett Hoebel. So what is Flywheel? Think of it as a […]