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Me as Mattress Designer: Making My Own Mattress with Create-A-Mattress

Most people think of great deals on bed sheets during Labor Day white sales, but a new trend for the holiday shopping weekend is mattress bargains.  But if you can’t muster the energy to drive around in holiday traffic to visit mattress stores, you can shop online at, a unique site where shoppers can [...]

By | 2011-08-30T15:33:13+00:00 August 30th, 2011|product reviews, Products Reviews|0 Comments

The Mover and Shaker Watch: Stauer’s Volta is the Ultimate Power Trip Timepiece

When I worked on movie sets years ago there was a familiar mantra among production folks, as we’d push into 21-hour days before wrapping a shoot:  “You can sleep when you’re dead.” For movers and shakers who live by this tenet, there is a watch that matches that unstoppable, never-sleep attitude with style [...]

By | 2011-07-22T12:30:28+00:00 July 22nd, 2011|Products Reviews|0 Comments

Hot Stuff for a Cool Summer: Get Ready for Summer Family Fun with Great Gear, Cool Toys and Hot Fashions

 Reprinted with permission from Westside Today School is out, the pool is open, and the beach is waiting.  Have the best play-cation ever with these summer essentials for fun in the sun. First Class Lounger Lean back and relax in style with the new Rock And Roll Lounge from Sportsstuff. Contoured for comfort, this ergonomically designed [...]

By | 2011-06-25T18:31:54+00:00 June 25th, 2011|Products Reviews|0 Comments

Get the Most Out of Your Family Portrait

Photographer Stuart Townsley Offers Practical Advice   Family portraits can preserve cherished memories to last a lifetime.  Capture your family’s unique personality and enjoy your experience of a family photo session by choosing your photographer wisely and following a few tips from one of Los Angeles’ premier family photographers, Stuart Townsley ( Townsley has photographed celebrities [...]

By | 2011-05-23T16:11:02+00:00 May 23rd, 2011|Products Reviews|0 Comments

Glop & Glam: Yummy for Your Kid’s Hair

Glop & Glam is onto something.  Created in 2007 by Santa Barbara, California mom of two and salon owner Andrea Ridgell, the line fills a void in the market place for high-end, health conscious kid-friendly styling products for children. Ridgell and her husband Nathan took their time to rigorously research ingredients that are not only functional but [...]

By | 2011-03-26T21:24:25+00:00 March 26th, 2011|Products Reviews|0 Comments

Pick Up Your Socks

Discovery of the Week:   You know how you go to the department stores or the kids stores and search and search for the right pair of socks for your child’s outfit, only to find very kids at all and in a few basic colors?  Well search no more. is the place to [...]

By | 2011-03-25T15:23:06+00:00 March 25th, 2011|product reviews, Products Reviews|1 Comment

The Little Red Carpet: The Pre-Oscar Lounge for Tiny Rising Stars

For two days before the Oscars in Hollywood, they are getting primped, pampered and adored.  No, not the nominees, but their little ones, at the Pre-Oscars Studio hosted by Jayneoni Moore. Each year before the premier award shows, the style expert and children’s wear designer, known as “the Baby Lady of Hollywood,” hosts [...]

By | 2011-03-02T06:38:03+00:00 March 2nd, 2011|Parenting, Products Reviews|1 Comment

Save it for a Rainy Day: A Guide to Weathering LA’s Wet Winters

Scientists have predicted a “superstorm” in California’s future that could dump as much as 10 feet of water on the state and last for up to 40 days. In sunny LA, where local meteorologists call any atmospheric conditions outside of 69 degrees and sunny “bad weather,” this unwelcome news has many denizens storing up for [...]

By | 2011-02-26T18:59:04+00:00 February 26th, 2011|product reviews, Products Reviews|1 Comment

It’s Mine But You Can Have Some…But Please Give it Back When the Playdate is Over

One of my son's favorite songs is by Raffi, beloved children's singer from the 1970s.  The lyrics (see below) are about sharing, which is an important topic for three-year olds.  It’s mine but you can have some With you I’d like to share it ‘Cause if I share it with you You’ll have some too Well [...]

By | 2011-02-05T16:35:43+00:00 February 5th, 2011|Parenting, Products Reviews|1 Comment