Jul 22, 2022

Your Mid Summer Checklist

Posted By: Terri
Category: Health & Wellness

Quick Inquiry: Is anyone else having trouble keeping track of what day it is?? Summer is  the one season that literally seems to FLY BY!

The months of June through September are the perfect time of year to embrace a more relaxed and slower pace. It’s “vacation time” for many of us  and it’s also the perfect time of year to regroup and reassess how the year is going thus far and perhaps switch things up a bit in hopes of returning to the Fall schedule with a refreshed attitude.

Today’s blog is filled with a bevy of very doable (translation) EASY ways to help  you feel refreshed as the Summer days transition into Fall.

Upgrade your Beauty Routine

If you haven’t tried Dry brushing  yet, NOW would be the perfect time to start. This simple beauty routine is best done before you shower and the benefits are amazing!

Get Inspired….

Read a book that inspires! I just finished  Greenlight by Mathew McConaughey and it is one wonderful and motivating read to live your life on YOUR terms.

Get Quiet

Take a “time out” from the daily grind.

A girl needs a moment or two to quiet her mind and  regroup .

Reassess your Style 

With Summer sales in full swing and Fall Pre-Sale hitting the store- (aka The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale) it’s the perfect time to make a list of what you need and  on the flip side-let go of items that no longer deserve closet space.

 *Roberto Cavalli dress that’s been collecting dust since the Pandemic. 

Should it stay or should it go? I need a moment to reassess and I’ll let you know.


Indulge in the fruits of Summer 

(Healthy and delicious)


Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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Jul 17, 2022

One Sweet Sunday…It’s National Ice Cream day!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Hello Sunday…and a sweet Sunday it is!

FYI: The following is a public service announcement:

July 17, 2022 is tah dah dah dah….National Ice Cream Day!


Below is the short list of steals and deals for the day.


Baskin Robbins

Visit a Baskin Robbins store from July 17-23 and get $5 off any purchase of $15 or more. Shopping online or through the app? Use the coupon code BECOOLER.


The ice cream chain is offering a BOGO deal. Buy one small soft serve in a cone or cup and get a second free.

Cold Stone Creamery

Enjoy $4 off purchases of $20 or more as well as free delivery when buying through the mobile app.

Dairy Queen

Get $1 off any dipped cone at participating stores when you order through the DQ app.

Dippin’ Dots

Check with your local store to see when their two-hour window for giving away free mini cips of Dippin’ Dots is scheduled.

DoorDash: Ice Cream Shop

Too hot to even contemplate going outside? Get $5 a pint of ice cream Sunday with the code ICECREAM5. 

Haagen Dazs

You can still enter to win free ice cream and merchandise by entering Hagen Dazs’ giveaway by Sunday. Find out how on their social media accounts.

Insomnia Cookies

Get a free scoop with any purchase in store or for delivery.

Gas prices are dropping:  States where it’s cheapest – and most expensive

Salt & Straw

Buy any 5 pints and get a free surprise pint and free shipping through Monday. Or if you are dieting, you can enjoy smelling like ice cream with a spritz of their new edible culinary perfumes.

Whole Foods

Get 25% off ice cream and frozen treats through Tuesday.


Real Rewards members and get triple points on any order in-store or online

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Jul 10, 2022

Curated Couture for a Cause Close to the Heart

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Welcome to Start Rescue-one beautiful luxury boutique that is a haven for curated couture to be rehomed with all proceeds going to rescue animals. (Don’t be alarmed if you hear a chorus of Angels singing as you read the following post because Start Rescues mission is truly Angelic).

Six years ago, Rene Ruston, a successful realtor in Los Angeles and Co-Founder of START Rescue (Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team), was inspired to search for a dedicated space that would offer a special selection of items to customers with all proceeds going to rescue animals. Rene’s mission became a reality and Start Rescue Resale opened its doors in 2017 in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood. Designed as a charity luxury thrift store where shopping saves animals’ lives, Rene’s passion project sets itself apart from other thrift stores due to the curated nature of the unique and special items that Start Rescue Resale offers their customers.

START Rescue Resale receives its merchandise from a diverse swath of donors which include prestigious, affluent, generous and compassionate connections, START’s Board of Directors, Co-Founders, donors, community members and animal lovers from across the country. These individuals care deeply for the welfare of all animals and generously donate their one of kind unique items to be “rehomed” instead of going the route of resale each season. Their wish is that these special pieces be appreciated and respected with all proceeds going to rescue animals in need. (Does anyone else need a tissue at this moment… because I sure do)?

Store manager Karim Reese, sets the tone for the entire shop with her warmth and knowledge of each piece and her customer service rivals that of any Couture conclave. Karim also shares the same passion and love for animals as Rene, leaving a 20-year career as a jewelry designer to dedicate her talents to running START Rescue Resale full time.

The cost of running a rescue is not for the faint of heart… (Translation-it’s expensive).  Start Rescue averages 100 animals saved per monthly transport-the cost for each transport averaging $8,000.00. Add on the cost of robust spay/neuter programs which serve those who cannot afford to “fix” their pet, plus the additional cost promoting animal retention of $20,000 to $30,000 in monthly expenses with over 16,000 dogs and cats saved, 13,000+ spayed and neutered – leaves one to surmise that Start Rescue’s mission is truly a Labor of Love.

START Rescue’s dedication and love for animals is all inclusive. Their list of rescues knows no bounds as they’ve helped dogs, cats, goats, pigs, possums, ferrets and just about any other animal in need. START is contemplating opening their own shelter in the near future and will continue to grow their Couture boutique in addition to the resale shop located on their main floor.

START RESCUE RESALE offer a bevy of options to peruse and purchase from the beautiful, unique and carefully curated items at Start Rescue Resale: Click on the links below to view their current online offerings…

Online Store: https://www.startrescueresale.org/

EBay https://www.ebay.com/sch/startrescueteam1/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

*Start Rescue also offers a dedicated space in the main store on Van Nuys Blvd. that is filled with a bevy of beautiful items for the customer that wants to shop for fashion jewelry, housewares and assorted items at deeply discounted prices with the proceeds also going to animal rescue.


Owner Rene Ruston and Store Manager Karim Reese aka the Glamour Girls of Start Rescue…complete with hearts as beautiful as their style selections. 

Oscar de la Renta Gown $25,000.00 Now: $9,995.00 Size 6-8

Alaia Black dress (on Mannequin) $1200 size 38 (left to right) Alaia White dress $895 size 42 Black Long Sleeve $475. size 6  White knit dress $995.00 size 38

Chanel 3 Piece Suiting $4200.

Valentino Lace Dress $4000. Now $849. size 6

Vintage Oliver by Valentino $500.

Vintage Chanel Suiting in Powder Blue

Halston “Pretty in Pale Pink Dress” $595.00 size 8

Chanel Sundress $795. size 34  with the perfect accessories

Chanel Sun Dress button detail….

Dolce & Gabbana Silk Dress $2500 now $1000. Size 40

Christian Lacroix Strapless Dress $4000. Now: 695. size 38

Oscar de La Renta Gown $9000. Now: $2000 Size 2

Jimmy Choo Pump: Dolce & Gabbana $4800.00 Now: $3000.00

Prada Cerise Saffiano Bagetto: $3200. now $1,895. Vintage Valentino Cream Handbag: $20,000.Now: $6,000. Valentino Shoulder Bag: $2,900.00 now $1,695. Louboutin (never worn Patent heels: $950.NOW: $695. size 38

Gucci Wool Serpent Blazer w/leather detail: $1445.size 40                                     

Gucci Wool Serpent Jacket with Leather detail/Back

Gucci Corduroy Blazer with Serpent Detail $1445 size 40

Gucci Velveteen Blazer with serpent detail $1445 size 40

Chanel Wool Skirt with Fringe $595. size 36

Brand New Balenciaga Puffer Jacket 2021 $1900 *Modeled by Ronny PA to Karim @ Start Rescue Resale

A wide selection of exquisite one of a kind jewelry pieces

Designer Shoes & Handbags are available at deeply discounted prices.

*Start Rescue also offers a dedicated space in the main store on Van Nuys Blvd. that is filled with a bevy of beautiful items for the customer that wants to shop for fashion jewelry, housewares and assorted items at deeply discounted prices with the proceeds also going to animal rescue.

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Jun 23, 2022

International Day of….PINK!!!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

O.K. I need names.. Who is responsible and better yet WHY oh WHY was there not a  text alert, Instagram reel or Tweet via Twitter to remind us  ahead of time that today June 23,  is (wait for it) THE International Day of PINK!

I had no idea that this was a celebration? Did you?   Well…before the day is done, I am here to announce that it is in fact (tah dah dah dah)  THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PINK.

What is International Pink Day?

Glad you asked.  I did a little deep dive on the matter and I found this interesting backstory:

Every year on June 23rd, National Pink Day colors the world with pink and explores everything it represents. Pink Day is celebrated mainly in America…but since it’s now called International Pink Day I gather that the rest of the world is jumping on the pink bandwagon.

Pink was first used as a name in the late 17th century, when pink got its name from the light red color of the flower of the same name.

What is the purpose of International Pink Day?

Simply put… to celebrate the color PINK and everything it represents, such as Childhood, femininity, softness, and the romantic.


So without further ado…Let’s take a moment to celebrate the prettiest of hues…PINK!

Adore the PINK Door!

Gown By Christin Siriano

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Jun 23, 2022

Perfectly Pretty Purses to Peruse

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight Fashion

Stop the presses for a major purse promotion.

Purse designer Pamela Munson and the uber chic textile house Schumacher have partnered together to design an exclusive collection of to-die-for straw minaudières with bold floral embroidery. Each clutch pattern draws inspiration from classic Schumacher floral prints making them a gorgeous addition to any summer  ensemble. To see the entire collection just click on any image below and peruse.


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Jun 20, 2022

Monday Moment-The Maisel Pop Up on Melrose

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

The peeps promoting The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel came to LA this past weekend and put on quite a party at a Pop Up shop on Melrose Avenue. The line to get in wove round the corner for more than a mile and  Maisel devotees were clamoring to enter and experience mock up settings from the show (Susie Myerson’s office, The Blue Note Night Club, a game room to try your hand at playing mahjong, picture taking at Coney Island’s Ferris Wheel, and of course a deli and not one but two bars serving non alcoholic drinks named the Blue Note and the Button. The event also featured a fabulous live band and a bevy of people walking around in costumes of the era. The mood was festive and fun and it goes without saying that Maisel brought it to LA …BIG time.

 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel LA Pop Up  

Helloooo… Susie Meyerson’s Office

Yes…I work for Susie (Pics of Midge on the corkboard )


Bar #1

Bar #2

On the Marvelous LA Menu

Serving Bagels (natch) with an assortment of sides

Sit & Listen to Live Music at the Blue Note Lounge

A sweet server standing at the ready with coffee cups.

Step right up and get your picture taken at Coney Island.(it’s a mock up of course because we’re in LA).

At your service and ready for clean up on aisle 3


Sip and chat….

Play Mahjong and enjoy your drink with a donut (in white wrapping)

Floor Decal …just to make it Official.


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Jun 14, 2022

Marvelous Monograms @ Mark & Graham.com

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Summer is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a sensational summer tote or perhaps in need of a  special gift- might I suggest perusing the beautiful selections on Mark & Graham.   I have featured this site on more than a few blog posts prior and I’m here to confirm that this site stands the test of time for offering beautifully made items at affordable prices (and as an extra bonus- you can get  just about every item monogrammed).

Today I’m highlighting a few of my favorite Summer totes  and  suggest you to hop on over to the Mark & Graham site to see their entire line because it is fabulous. Enjoy!

Summer Totes from Mark & Graham.com

All items are linked to their respective images.

Italian Raffia Flip Handle Tote $299.00 on SALE $209.99 In a word….Fabulous

Ribbon Straw Beach Tote $79.00

Fringe Top Tote ($89.00)

Leather Circle Handle Straw Beach Bag $119.00 SALE $99.00

Jute Carryall Tote $39.00


Hearts Embroidered Straw Beach Bag $99.00

Palermo Straw Beach Tote $139.00 SALE $99.00

Hand Painted Monogrammed Canvas Shopper * Available for order in a wide assortment of color combos. $169.00


Mark & Graham X Steele Canvas Tote $99.00 SALE $69.00-$99.00



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Jun 13, 2022

Monday Moment of High LIGHT

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your Monday is off to a great start. I’ve been working on a project that is taking mountains of my time to complete… hence my lack  of time to blog BUT I  wanted to check in and give you a “Moment of Monday  Motivation” in case you need a little reminder of how wonderful you truly are…

 Monday Moment (and a  gentle reminder) of Motivation!

Today,  I’d also like to share a Delightful Dose of Decorating! I hope it will LIGHT UP your day and bring you some inspiration to consider adding a bit more sparkle into your life.  Full disclosure, I’ve always been a major fan of chandeliers and firmly believe that a well appointed chandelier can be hung in ANY ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE. Yes, any room! What can I say-I’m a girl who loves a little or a lot of bling and if done tastefully- can add a glorious and glamorous touch to any space.

Image Courtesy of Pinterest Entrance Chandelier courtesy of Shades of Light (On Sale) Click on image to go directly to item on site.

Image courtesy of The Private Label.com

I hope you enjoy today’s offering and if you’re thinking of updating any room in your home-it can be achieved in a jiff simply by hanging some sparkle…  aka chandelier(s).” Enjoy!

Here ae a few fabulous Lighting resources to peruse:

Shades of  Light.com  





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May 20, 2022

Let’s Bake a Lovely Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

I woke up this morning with a bug to bake.  Maybe it was due to yesterday’s phone call from my friend Sydney who called to  inquire if I had ever made an Olive Oil cake? Although I didn’t have an Olive Oil cake recipe in my repertoire, I was motivated to try my hand at this Olive Oil Cake business. To my surprise and delight-I found an easy peasy recipe (via Eat, Live, Run)  that is not only super simple but beyond delish.

As the saying goes…when life throws you lemons make lemonade OR perhaps a  Simple Lemon Olive Oil Cake.  I hope you find this recipe as yummy as I did and it puts some SPRING in your step!


4 large eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 1/2 to 3 Tablespoons lemon juice ( I use freshly squeezed)

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Powdered Sugar


Pre -heat Oven to 350F *

Grease an 8 inch cake pan (line with wax paper) and  also grease wax paper

**OR using a Springform pan-Grease bottom  of pan ,line with wax paper  and grease wax paper as well.

Mix together: Eggs & Sugar at high speed for 5 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy

Using a large spatula gently fold in olive oil and lemon juice into egg mixture

With same spatula add in flour and baking powder and salt. (Do not over mix)

Pour cake batter into prepared pan and gently tap on a solid surface to remove some of the larger bubbles

Bake 40-45 minutes until top is a light brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

Gently run a butter knife along edges of the cake to release it from pan.

Remove wax paper from bottom.

Cool completely and then sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.


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May 16, 2022

Glamorous Greeting Cards

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Hello Monday!

I came across an Etsy site today that I consider to be a “must see” for any and all Glamour Girls looking to send some witty greetings via the USPS.  The name of the shop is Vintageous Paper Goods and it’s one sweet shop filled with cards that are witty, fun and fashionably fabulous.  I’ve featured just a few of the cards here and for the complete line click on any image and you will land on her sensational site: Enjoy!

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