There’s a bit of a chill in the air…and it’s our signal that it’s officially boot weather! We’ve rounded up some of our favorites for fall, and there’s no shortage of great styles to select from. (more…)
Travel and PR guru Sarah Evans is one of the most worldly and savviest people we know. As the managing partner of J Public Relations, Sarah represents amazing hospitality clients from global luxury brands like Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to special boutique properties like Windham Hill Inn. She’s also incredibly stylish to boot- a product of being both an avid world traveler and sophisticated New Yorker. We sat down with Sarah to get the deets on her latest obsessions: (more…)
With spring finally making an appearance, I’m looking forward to warm weather footwear that I haven’t been able to wear for months – sandals! To me, there’s no better place to start than with Matt Bernson when this time comes. Here are a few favorites: (more…)
When it comes to my shoe collection, I take things very seriously. I have heels and flats of every shape, size and designer; open toed, close toed, pumps, platforms, wedges- you name it, I have it! However, when it comes to sneakers my shoe wardrobe is sorely lacking. I took a survey this morning and could only find a couple pairs of raggedly sneakers that I couldn’t even figure out the origins of. Needless to say, I definitely don’t feel cool when going to the gym and would never even consider wearing them on the streets.
So I was super excited to learn about (and score a pair of ) the new Velocity 773 Collection from New Balance- a new line of fashion forward sneakers that I could wear to see my personal trainer or my best friend for brunch. I love the sleek look and lightweight feel. It’s a lifestyle shoe through and through- so not recommended for heavy athletics- but this stylish pair certainly packs a good amount of technology from New Balance. The inspiration for the 773 is the New Balance 607, a high performance shoe used by sprinters and hurdlers, and uses a lot of the same design concepts as the original. My favorite color combo in the 773 Velocity Collection is the classic silver and pink – a look that would match well with skinny jeans, leggings or a denim mini in the summer. Cute!!
The Velocity 773 is avaliable on NewBalance.com for $64.99.
Another holiday, another panic attack: What on earth is there left to get for the man in your life? Well, a good home-cooked meal should work, but if that’s not your idea of a special gift, I suggest you say “I love you” with:
… a Hot Shave
I recently got the chance to check out Alexander’s for Hair, a mid-range, family-owned, all-in-one spa and salon in west L.A., and I thought, “What a great place to take my [insert any family member here]!” Formerly the male-targeted Reeder’s Barber Shop, complete with beers and flatscreen TVs, Alexander’s for Hair has undergone a recent makeover to suit its growing clientele base, offering more services for both men and women as well as eco-friendly hair products by Eufora and high-quality GRAM skincare by Dr. Bernard Gramlich (you should see his skin!). Helmed by new owner Krissy Smith and her mom Jeanne Phares, the salon has both a small-town feel and a cosmopolitan flair — perfect for those who want luxurious treatment but find super-high-end salons and spas either intimidating or just not worth the extra dough. Best of all, while you’re loved one is getting his Signature MVP Hot Shave, you can indulge in a Eufora Deep Conditioning and Scalp Treatment (free this month with any color service), a fantastic facial, a mani-pedi or a delightful (and affordable) deep-tissue massage (ask for Barbara!). Ah, the perks of co-ed bliss.
Alexander’s for Hair is located at 11515 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. Call (310) 473-0462 to make an appointment. Readers, mention the code AFHGO through February and you’ll get 30 percent off your service!
… Custom Kicks
If the love (or like) of your life is a label-savvy jet setter who frequently blends street style and upscale threads (or just likes any of the aforementioned), he’ll appreciate the new G3 collection by Ryz, the brainchild of former president of Adidas America and Adidas Japan Rob Langstaff. (more…)