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Mud On Your Face, No Big Disgrace

My friend April has perfect skin.  I think it may actually shimmer.  One day I asked her the secret to her perfect skin and she took out a pen and scribbled something on a cocktail napkin, handed it to me, and told me I could get it at Whole Foods.  She told me I could mix it with Apple Cider Vinegar or water, but she …

Ringing In ‘Year of The Monkey’!

Growing up I always thought I was the year of the Tiger.  My parent’s friends who were into Symbology/Astrology would always get me Tiger paraphernalia: figurines, stuffed animals and such.  I was well into my twenties when I discovered that being an early January birthday my Chinese Zodiac birth year was actually an Ox.  I adjusted accordingly and now I’m an OX.  What’s your Chinese …

Hometown Turf

Few places in this country match the beauty of Southern California. From the mountains to the desert to the sea, even a lifetime spent here doesn’t dull this region’s majestic beauty. The Santa Monica Mountains separate the valley from the sea with 40 miles of exquisite purple mountain-scape running parallel to the Pacific Ocean.  For nearly eight thousand years the Native American Chumash tribe populated …

Muse of the Month December- Edie Sedgwick

For my first ever Muse of the Month post I felt a lot of pressure to feature a really… “good” … woman.  I thought long and hard about who has inspired me the most through the years.  I even did research on who inspired other people to maybe discover a new woman I’d never heard of to fall in love with and feature.  I wanted …

Get to know Marissa- Ten Questions in Bakeri

Sitting In the quaint corner Williamsburg coffee shop BAKERI where we sipped on specialty herbal tea and nibbled on homemade German Chocolate Cake we asked Designer/Editor-in-Chief Marissa Crisafulli these ten questions:  Favorite Place in LA: The beach, hands down.  It’s the thing I missed the most when I moved to NYC: year round convenient beaches.  When I’m in LA (and have an afternoon off) you …