Hello, muses! I hope you had a lovely weekend. After signing off on Friday, I went to the Healthy, Happy Vegan Kitchen book signing in Venice and met up with my good friend Maura. The event was hosted by Blogger Babes (a network designed to help women bloggers transform their hobby of writing into a career) so I really wanted to make it out, as we just partnered with them at work by offering must-have e-kits for bloggers who want to take their business to the next level. Heck, I work in the industry and learned a few tricks I should really start incorporating on this here blog. I was also curious about the recipe book and its author Katya Patalsky, who apparently shot the whole book in 60 days! (Warning: before you click on her site, make sure you have a full belly). I would love to make these apple spice peanut butter oatmeal bars for my son and his friends. I had a house full of teens all weekend long, and I'm sure these would be a hit. In between my son's movie, video game and social calendar, I asked him to come with me to Highland Park for lunch, dessert, an art gallery viewing and ... to just hang out with me. He's not really into art galleries and museums, but he came along and we had a lovely afternoon checking out the new boutiques and cafes in the area. I found a really sweet shop called Social Study. It's where I bought this comfortable and chic Lola & Sophie top. I was hesitant at first because I really do not like ruching at all. In its attempt to hide certain things with fabric, I think it actually achieves the opposite effect. But I gave this one a try because I loved the asymmetrical drape. To my surprise, the ruching on this top actually worked pretty well for my body type. It cradles the curves and adds the right amount of sexy for those us who have a little more hip. I didn't want to take away from the details so I kept the rest of the simple with my favorite black leggings and strappy heels.
It was a weekend of exploring, friendships and quality time. A perfect way to start a very full week ahead. We have two Twitter Parties coming up this week - One with Neutrogena and the other with Dove. Lots of skin care and hair love talk mixed in with prizes and new social media friends. Join us!