8 Hotel Spas Worth the Splurge

8 Hotel Spas Worth the Splurge

Whether you need to de-stress from the pressures of everyday life or just want to treat yourself to a little pampering, there’s nothing like checking into a fab hotel spa for some rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. From an urban oasis in Downtown LA to an oceanside retreat you won't soon forget, here are eight hotel spas in Southern California that are well worth the cost of admission. Overnight stay not required.
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Cheap Frills: Affordable Lingerie

Cheap Frills: Affordable Lingerie

Valentine’s Day is here, and you know what that means. It's time to treat yourself to a sexy piece of lingerie even if you're the only one admiring it. The thing is, most specialty lingerie stores are so expensive they end up being totally worthless for the everyday person. (Seriously. $120 for a thong, Agent Provocateur? Really??) Read on for your best bets on affordable lingerie.
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Mardi Gras & Carnival in Los Angeles

Mardi Gras & Carnival in Los Angeles

Not heading to New Orleans or Rio to celebrate Mardi Gras and Carnival this year? No problem. There are plenty of places right here in Los Angeles where you can celebrate Fat Tuesday on February 9. Whether you’re religious, hedonistic or a little of both, this is the time to get your grub on and let the good times roll!
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10 Best Places To See Celebrities Eat

10 Best Places To See Celebrities Eat

Contrary to popular belief, celebrities do eat. And they like to eat well. That often means multi-course meals at swanky steakhouses like BOA, Morton's, Mastro's and STK, not to mention sceney standards like Spago, Nobu and Mr Chow. But there are other places that celebs flock to for a little noshy nosh. Here are the best places where I've seen celebs repeatedly getting their grub on.
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An Encore Performance for the Holidays

An Encore Performance for the Holidays

It’s not always easy to avoid stress this time of year. (There’s a reason it’s called the holidaze!) Amid all the shopping and celebrations, deadlines and meetings, events and appointments, end-of-the-year wrap-ups and New Year planning, it’s more important than ever to be thoughtful, stay centered and not lose sight of the real reason for the season -- faith, family, friends and helping those in need.
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13 Reasons to Visit Boo at the LA Zoo

13 Reasons to Visit Boo at the LA Zoo

It was hard to believe that the last time I visited the LA Zoo, I was probably around seven years old, the same age my niece is now. So when I learned about Boo at the LA Zoo, I knew a trip to this Los Angeles landmark was in order. The kid-friendly Halloween event includes a “Graveyard Safari" adventure, “Boneyard” education station, themed crafts, storytelling, live music, strolling characters, pumpkin carving demos, animal feedings and more. Read on for our top picks of the season!
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James Dean in Los Angeles

James Dean in Los Angeles

James Dean died on September 30, 1955. He was driving his new Porsche Spyder from Hollywood up to Salinas for a car race when he was killed in a crash. He was just 24 years old. It might seem a bit morbid, but on this tragic anniversary (and as a huge fan of his work, particularly "East of Eden"), here are some places he frequented while living here in Los Angeles. A lot has changed since then, but the legacy of James Dean live on.
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Brazilian Beauty Buys on Extra!

Brazilian Beauty Buys on Extra!

I'm baaaack! I stopped by Extra to showcase deals from Sol De Janeiro, a new beauty line that captures the spirit of Brazil with products to help you shake your bum bum! It was a great time meeting Tracy Edmonds, who was so uber-glam I never would've guessed she's originally from Carson, CA! #Homegirls unite!
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Best Vegan Beauty Products

Best Vegan Beauty Products

Looking for cruelty-free beauty that actually works? Whether you’re a huge animal lover or you just want a cleaner beauty routine, vegan is the way to go. The ugly truth is that many makeup and beauty brands still test on animals and/or use animal products. But if it’s not safe enough to test on humans, then it shouldn’t be used by humans! Not every product on this list is 100% organic, but they are totally vegan and cruelty-free.
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