Friday, January 28, 2011

Bahati-Bold, Rich and Vibrant African Inspired Collection

About Bahati

Bahati is an up and coming fashion and accessories collection straight out of Nairobi, Kenya that is is both inspiring and beautifully made.

Patricia Wakaimba is the founder of Bahati and contacted me about her collection and I'm so glad she did. Her designs are truly unique and perfect for us girls who love modern bright bold prints and fun styles and shapes inspired by Africa. Perfect for the Spring and Summertime now, and years to come. Her collection is made on site in a small workshop in Nairobi and is a fair trade and ethical brand. And to top it all off Patricia and Bahati are working to raise awareness against the harmful effects of Female Genital Mutilation.

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Female Genital Mutilation

FGM is a harmful, crippling practice that alters the lives of millions of young girls forever. It is irreversible; its consequences haunt the girls long after the procedure. This subject is very dear to me and I strongly believe that information, education and public discussion are more effective tools against FGM than direct, prohibitive action. Culture cannot be changed over night.

Programmes such as ‘circumcision through words’ are being introduced in Kenya as a way of incorporating the cultural/ traditional aspect that is associated with the circumcision only without the procedure. Such efforts are highly commendable and are in need of our support.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Attention No Doubt & Beatles Fans!

You are going to love this performance No Doubt did featuring songs from The Beatles performed at The Kennedy Center Honors.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Craving Cupcakes

All day I was craving a cupcake and the only local place which is still like 8 miles away was closed today :( So I went on with my day with the craving still lingering in the back of my mind. I was beginning to think that my cupcake urging was about to be killed until we left the grocery store to head on home. While pulling out of the parking lot I saw a hot pink sign that said " Sugar Rush Sweets" and just had to make my way on over.

Boy am I glad that I made a pit stop there, its really cute and girlie inside. Nothing short of what I would expect from a cupcake/bakery shop. Hot pink and black and white color scheme and lots and lots of sweets on display. Hmm what to get what to get. I have been on a Red Velvet Kick but I do love me some coconut especially with the heat wave we got going. I settled on the red velvet which had frosting that sparkled, so cool.

Fast forward hours later.
I just bit into my cupcake and scarfed the whole thing down in like 2 minutes! Woah that was a really really god cupcake. It puts Starbucks Red Velvet to shame! Sugar Rush's cupcakes are worth $3.00 because they are moist, creamy frosting, and the ladies working were just as sweet.
So now its your turn to go and try a bite for yourself.

*update: These cupcakes are soo good! I went today and got another one to share after my hike with me bf. He loved at his piece in like 2 bites flat!

*Update OMG you have to try their Coconut Cream Cupcake!!!

Sugar Rush Sweets
7895 Vally View Avenue
Yorba Linda CA 92886

Warm day Cool eats Rutabegorz

On a hot leisurely day such as Monday there is not much more you wanna do besides sit outside and eat a simply great meal. Since I dont live in L.A. I cant just go on over to a cool cafe like the Urth cafe. I did manage to get outside. I almost felt guilty that I got to enjoy the wonderful scenery with my Mom and sister while the sun was beaming brightly down through our umbrella.

But hey we all deserve a little R&R right? No school or work on Monday equals a good day! I spent my afternoon over in Old Town Orange and ate over at Rutabegorz and was very pleased with their new selection that offers a variety for those who allergic to Gluten, love spicy flavors, and Salad eaters alike. My eyes and taste buds were set on a Greek Wrap and it did not fail at making me wish for more.

So tangy, hearty and full of exotic flavors.

(looks similar to this)

Greek Wrap
Artichoke hearts, red onion, cucumbers, tomato, lettuce & feta cheese. Served with balsamic vinaigrette. $8.50

This is my sister, she is starting to look me. Twins?
I did not get this dip but I do know that its only 41 cents! Cant beat that.

Get your eat on over at
264 North Glassell
Orange, CA 92866

And you can visit them online too

While you are there you will discover the cutest powered room!

Its Mermaid themed!

Really cool and eclectic collection going on in there. Its an award winning restroom, no really it is.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sale Away

Save 10% off all sale items at or in stores through the end of the month!

Destination Palm Springs California

Since many of you are traveling to California, and even better Palm Springs, I thought I would share with you a few fun outfits to wear on your trip here. The weather in Palm Springs is dry and hot, however it can get humid at times with all of the misters blowing at you. Be sure to bring sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and comfortable yet cute sandals to wear when sightseeing. You never know what you'll find in Palm Springs so bring some fun clothing.

Palm Springs Sightseeing

While sightseeing you should check out the Trina Turk Boutique as well as other designer boutiques.

Palm Springs Poolside
Pretty much every hotel in Palm Springs is going to have a pool and or spa so bring a cute suit just don't fall asleep and get burned.

Palm Springs Tourista
While in Palm Springs check out the wild life and the beautiful views from the San Jacinto Mtn. via the Arial tram. The view really is amazing.
Palm Springs Cocktail Hour

Hope you all have a great time in Palm Springs California.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Black Swan Makeup

As some of you may know I dressed up as Nina Natalie Portman's character from Black Swan for Halloween. Here is a photoshoot from back in October. I knew when I first saw the trailer for the film in August that this would be my Halloween costume. I have since become enthralled with Natalie Portman all over again. I loved her speech tonight at the Golden Globe Awards. I just know she is going to win The Best Actress at The Oscars! Let's go Natalie!!

Photos Maggy Slater

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gwen Stefani The newest International face of L'oreal Paris

Check out the fun new commercial for L'oreal Paris featuring their newest International face "Gwen Stefani". I dont think they could've picked a better woman to represent their red lipstick. I mean she may as well have it tattooed on because she wears it so much. The commercial is a perfect fit for her style and personality.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kenzo Spring Summer 2011

Secret Recipe for Kenzo style:
Mix equal parts Geisha, Raggedy Anne, and a dash of Flapper girl.
Tastes as good as it looks.


Jcrew Spring Summer 2011

I'm every woman its all in me
anything I own from Jcrew is expensive
and can be worn mismatched naturally.

Ok so I admit I actually like the Spring look that Jcrew has going. Lets take a drive down to Palm Springs and play tennis and have a cocktail!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Lalesso Spring Summer 2011

Wherever the sun is you're sure to find a lady frolicking in a Lalesso dress. The brands inspiration comes from many holidays spent in Lamu, an Island of the coast of Kenya. Tailors working for Lalesso get paid over 3x the average manufacturers are paying which can surely improve their way of living. Also, Lalesso tries to involve the community with their endeavors by housing temporary and permanent projects for the locals.

Heres to Spring and Summer 2011