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LuxAnthropy: Shop with a Conscience

Each time you make a purchase, you have the power to change the world a little. I’m making it a point to shop more thoughtfully. I’m trying to shop with a conscience. A conscious consumer, is someone who looks beyond the label. When you decide to make a purchase from a company, you’re actually funding this company to continue doing…

2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Unique gifts to give

Some people are easier to shop for than others. If you’re having a hard time finding just the right gift to express your sentiments, this unique gift guide can help solve your shopping dilemma. I’ve compiled my 2019 Holiday Gift Guide sharing items I would love to receive and items I personally use. Disclosure: Many of the companies listed below in the…

Halloween Event: Haunted Cocktail Soiree

If you’re looking for a unique and spooky Halloween event in Los Angeles, add The House of Spirits: Haunted Cocktail Soiree Los Angeles to your list! This spooky interactive Halloween party is unlike any other party in town. We arrived at the spooky old mansion in Los Angeles, (exact location is given a couple of days before the party… adding to the…

Healthy Smoothies: 10 Important Health Benefits

I love healthy smoothies, but hate the hassle of keeping my kitchen stocked with fresh fruits, veggies and other ingredients (vitamins, powders, minerals, seeds, etc.) needed for healthy homemade smoothies! In my quest to make self-care a priority, I’m trying to add more fruits, vegetables and fiber into my diet. When I heard about the ‘Secret Smoothie Society‘ which delivers…

Jordan: Five Reasons You Should Visit

Jordan is a country that’s perceived to be ‘unsafe’ and ‘unstable’. I’m guessing people avoid Jordan due to its location in the Middle East (it does border Syria, Iraq, Israel and Saudi Arabia after-all.) But if you step out of your comfort zone and take time to explore this peaceful country, you’d discover endless…

College Drop Off: 18 Important Lessons

Magic Castle Hollywood is Truly Magical!

The Magic Castle in Hollywood is a private club for professional magicians and members of the Academy of Magical Arts and is one of Hollywoods most iconic sites. I love magic! Even the simplest card trick dazzles, leaving me wondering in disbelief what my eyes just saw. We all know these tricks aren’t ‘real,’ yet it’s still thrilling to…

8 Things to do in Los Angeles this Summer

Los Angeles is filled with famous beaches, surfers, and palm trees for the quintessential endless summer in Southern California… however, once the sun goes down, or your skin can’t take any more sun, there are lots of fun family things to do in Los Angeles this summer. We’ve been tourists in our own city this summer and have found lots…

Last Summer Before College With Son

It’s the last summer before college with my son. In fact, if you think about it, we only really have half a summer left since he needs to be on campus early for pre-season training. August 10th is hurtling towards me like an out-of-control freight train.  That’s the day we get on a plane to fly cross country…

Cairo: 7 Reasons To Visit Now

Cairo has been on our travel bucket list for years, but the timing was never right. The instability of the 2011 and 2013 revolutions felt too unpredictable and dangerous to take our young children. Egypt received ample negative publicity since 2011, but despite the turbulent past, we were excited to stop in Cairo on our 2018 trip to the Middle East and take in the…