As someone who attends a great deal of Broadway theater, I am a little nonplussed about the “star effect” that many producers have increasingly introduced to that wondrous island of American theater between 55th and 41st Streets (my apologies to Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont a few blocks north). Oftentimes when Rodeo Drive meets Broadway, the results can be disastrous (I love you, Julia Roberts, but your turn in the Broadway play, “Three Days of Rain” . . . Ouch!!).
Home to the rich and famous, Monte Carlo exudes style and panache. The locals walk the paths with a swagger; you can smell the affluence. The town is a charming blend of chic city living and wonderful sun-kissed beaches. Monte Carlo is a compact city; the best way to explore is by foot. The narrow streets and tight alleyways are home to a fascinating array of petite shops, bars and restaurants.
My most marked characteristic is the ability to never give up. Even though I may not be able to accomplish everything I would like to, I always try to find new ways of achieving my goals.
Also, I am never mad for a long time. My brain always tries to find excuses for me to forgive a person and to say, “I am sorry.”
Ami Vashi’s plane was leaving in a couple hours, and she was calm when she told me that she could text me from Hong Kong if there was anything else that I needed, and that she’ll see me in a month. Ami has had an amazing life for her young years. She is an exotic beauty who was born in Los Angeles and received her degree from USC in finance. She was later recruited as a financial analyst in San Francisco. While traveling in Mumbai, she was scouted for the Miss India compeitition.
Studio 838 opened the fall season with a complete vertical campaign, from print to television commercial spots, for high-end jewelry company Highglow Jewelers. Also reinvented in September was starlet Rachelle LeFevre of “Twilight” fame who shot with Ash at one of Bel Air’s most infamously sumptuous residences to produce an editorial that, like her character in the films, is truly timeless.
Honeydew Intimates consists of sexy, soft, and unique intimate apparel that appeals to a wide range of women. The colors and styles are fun and flirty, just what every woman needs! I interviewed Benny Zafrani, who is responsible for the creative direction of the label.
One morning my close friend and I did a long bike ride and stopped in a quaint district in Glendale to have coffee and a pastry. Across the street we spotted an adorable boutique—Audrey K. There was a rack outside with dresses on sale. My friend, Catherine, flipped over the designs and rushed into the store for a closer look.
Costume and Fashion Designer Bao Tranchi graduated from Otis College of Art & Design at the top of her class. She was immediately offered a designer job at Anne Klein in New York or work on Queen of the Damned, as the illustrator and assistant to Academy Award nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips.
With the dollar being so weak against the euro, singer/songwriter Lance Smith (Lancelot) came to Los Angeles, CA, to work with rock producer Rich Mouser, who lately had been cultivating and producing Irish talent (Paul Toal and Jaded Sun). Lancelot heard about his work and made the decision to collaborate here in L.A.
The Hollywood Hills have gone pink and they have never looked better. Men, beware. This month we take you into the hot and trendy new female-dedicated gym, Pink Iron. I invited ISSA certified trainer Angelis Casteran to come along this round for a fresh female fitness perspective on what is a girls only club, no boys allowed (except male fitness writers, of course). Upon entering, you are greeted with an energetic smile and wag of Barbell’s tiny tail, Pink Iron’s little white Maltese mascot. The fresh colors, trendy spa feel, energized staff and intimate personality of it all culminates in a smile on your face and an extra spring in your step just by walking in.