Josie Maran Shoot @ City of Hope

21. August 2010 general 0
City of Hope is a hospital that treats cancer, HIV and diabetes patients.  And it does so by placing as much emphasis on the spirit during the process of caring for the body that houses it.The campus is beautiful, like a Huntington Gardens with buildings and a population uniformed in scrubs.  And every, single employee ...

Josie Maran

16. August 2010 general 0
Yesterday, while we were shooting at Josie’s house, I became totally inspired by her lifestyle.Josz truly practices what she preaches and her gorgeous tree house of a home is intoxicating.  Friends and family rolled through the set arranging fresh flowers and making ravioli, by hand.Here are a few things I learned: People deserve to be ...

I Heart Kate Somerville

12. August 2010 general 0
Shot at Kate Somerville’s on Monday with my two favorite products, ExfoliKate and CytoCell. Highlights of the day: 1) Testimonials – Katie’s book is inspiring, particularly how she got started.  And the testimonials/Before and Afters were pretty amazing.  I loved hearing how much these ladies lives were changed with their skin.  2) Katie’s Interview – ...

Lashem

04. August 2010 general 0
Excited to shoot the Lashem video this weekend and stoked to be one of the B&A models.Being part asian (good hair on head, none on eyes or body) I’m an ideal client.  I’ve tried eye lash growth serums before and while they worked the price was too high and the risk of iris discoloration way ...

Life Lesson #1 – Visualization Works

29. July 2010 general 0
I’ve always WANTED to believe visualization works and the other day, when I was in a pre-production meeting at Kate Somerville’s, I remembered something that MADE me believe it. The first time I met Kate, her new offices were being built over her clinic.  The bones were already there and the space was stunning.When I ...

Pamela Mitchell and her Reinvention Institute

17. July 2010 general 0
www.reinvention-institute.com My dear friends, the lovely Wong sisters, took me to this great little event put on by Women & Co. and More magazine.It was at the Disney Hall downtown and after having a champagne on the patio in our beautiful weather we heard a wonderful talk with Pamela Mitchell, founder of The Reinvention Institute.When ...

Independent Shakespeare Company www.iscla.org

11. July 2010 general 0
About 10 years ago I finished graduate school in Houston and that was the last time I saw my very talented friend Luis Galindo.  And even though I rarely see anyone from those days I remember the time and the people with an intense fondness that causes me to think of my old classmates often.I ...

Great Documentaries – www.netflix.com

05. July 2010 general 0
www.netflix.com I’m having a love affair with Netflix instant streaming.  My husband and I recently cancelled our satellite service to save money and after hooking up our mini-mac to our flatscreen I discovered I didn’t miss basic TV at all.My new thing is to put on a doc, grab my morning tea, sit down at my ...

Best of…

04. July 2010 general 0
Best Tinted Moisturizer-josiemarancosmetics.comBest Moisturizer –“Argan Oil”josiemarancosmetics.comBest Liquid Foundation –“Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup”dior.comBest Powder Foundation – “Halo”smashbox.comBest Shadow – “Deluxe”urbandecay.comBest Primer – “Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin”urbandecay.comBest Brow –anastasia.netBest Exfoliator –“ExfoliKate”katesomerville.comBest Acne Face Products – janmarini.com Best Powder Blush –shuuemura-usa.comBest Hair – hercut.comBest Nail – urbandecay.comBest Sunscreen – neutrogena.comBest Fragrance – kleanspa.commemoireliquide.com

Laura Day

02. July 2010 general 0
I got to see famed intuitionist Laura Day at the Bodhi Tree where she conducted a free mini-workshop.It was a great opportunity to watch someone at the top of their craft teaching the skill they have devoted so much of their life to, a true master.I’ve read 3 of Laura’s books:“Practical Intuition for Success”“The Circle” ...