I was a week in to my New Year's diet when I just had to have a burger and fries. So, the boys took me out to a cozy Sunday dinner at Belcampo Meat Co.'s Santa Monica Restaurant. I have to admit, I'm happy I had this as my little cheat! Located just next door to their flagship butcher shop on Wilshire Blvd., the restaurant's elegant-industrial style is what I like to call "manly-chic."


We got to come in for a little sneak peek before the restaurant opened. 

Tony from the restaurant was kind enough to offer Brixton a sample of their homemade fermented strawberry soda. It was delicious.

Clockwise from left: Belcampo Burger, Saved by the Basil cocktail, Brussels Sprouts with Housemade Sausage, Lamb Burger.


Oh man. Perfect way to end the weekend. xx


Our very favorite ice cream, once only available in Santa Barbara and Montecito, has just opened a brand new shop in Santa Monica! Rori's Artisanal Creamery is the creamiest, highest quality ice cream out there and we just about lost our minds when we learned they were coming to LA. We stopped by over the weekend to celebrate their arrival.

These little hooligans couldn't get enough.

You can grab pints to-go, like I did. 

Check out these ingredients. Stellar stuff!!

Two scoops of Fresh Mint Patty for me after Brixton went to bed! ;) Welcome to LA, Rori!!! xx

Rori's Artisanal Creamery is located at: 910 Montana Ave., Santa Monica


Over the weekend, Brixton and I attended The Alliance of Mom's "Giant Playdate," benefiting The Alliance for Children's Rights. The Alliance of Moms is an auxiliary group whose overall mission is to grow a community of moms in Los Angeles who believe their role as parents extends beyond their own children and their focus is to support children in foster care who live without the foundation of family. This quote from their website really struck a chord with me - "AOM moms feel passionately about modeling a life that includes philanthropy for their own kids." Prior to having kids, Sis and I talked a lot about how to demonstrate giving to our children and how this was really important to us. This was a beautiful family-friendly event supporting a beautiful cause. So many talented people and wonderful companies contributed to it, to make it the best playdate I've ever been on!

Colorful and fun set-up at the the gorgeous Lombardi House in Hollywood.

Brixton working the step and repeat.

Super cute arts and craft tables.

Delicious dessert display from Sweet and Saucy Shop.

The striking barn housed the awesome silent auction, Flipbooth and informational video.

B and I selfie-ing it up in the Flipbooth area.

HeirloomLA contributed to the event with their famous lasagna cupcakes and fresh market salads. 

My current obsession: SiPaletas artisanal, all-natural, handmade frozen treats. SO GOOD!!!

Love this make-your-own Mother's Day bouquet stand. 

Brixton went crazy for the bubble-making pools by Best Bubble Parties.

Found Rentals provided their gorgeous furniture and accents for the perfect family lounging experience and Geronimo Balloons added pops of color and fun with her amazing fringe balloons.

We ended the day with a massive jam mesh with Free To Be Me Drum Circle.  

Little drummer boy had a great time supporting Alliance of Moms and Alliance for Children's Rights. To find out more about these wonderful groups and how you can help, CLICK HERE. xx



Beverly Hills' Roxbury Memorial Park was our childhood park growing up and it holds a really special place in my heart. It recently underwent a beautiful renovation and is now better than ever. At over 11 acres of beautiful greenery, it boasts two (SHADED!!!) playground areas, a sand/water play station and almost every sport court/area imaginable. Even if you don't have kids, it is a great place to go and relax with a book and get some fresh air. I like to consider it The Westside's mini-Central Park. 

I love these pathways taking you into and around the path. The abundance of trees is really lovely. 

The park has a lot to offer. You can play croquet, basketball, tennis, volleyball, lawn bowling, baseball and soccer to your heart's content.

Pretty pots and plants along the tennis courts.

Basketball and racquetball courts in full effect.

The lovely lounge area just outside of the recreation center, overlooks the park.

Super clean BBQ area.

Quintessential all-American baseball field.

I used to kick a ball around this field with my dad. Ahhh. Childhood memories....

As a parent myself now, I cannot express my gratitude enough for these shaded play areas!!!

Brixton couldn't get enough of the sand and water area.


Roxbury Memorial Park is located at:

417 South Roxbury Drive

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

NOTE: All parking surrounded the park is metered. Please note all parking signs. It is still Beverly Hills after all! ;)



Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending YEAH! Furniture's pop-up speakeasy party with Pharmacie. The evening included a tour of the furniture line's stunning statement pieces (which I would like to own very much), fabulous craft cocktails from Pharmacie - in beautiful vintage glassware from The Hostess Haven, tray-passed delights from The Vetted Table and free oxygen from The Plant Library. It was such a lovely evening. Here's a photo tour. *Please excuse the shaky iPhone photos.

The first vignette. YEAH! describes their pieces as "classic mid-century design, reimagined with a modern California edge." I'm in!! Every piece was truly fabulous.

I love being greeted with a glass of prosecco upon arrival. How gorgeous is this champagne flute from Hostess Haven?

I concur!

Lovely view of downtown through the DJ set-up.

The gentlemen of Pharmacie.

The first cocktail of the night - "The Starlet" - A martini with fresh mint.

Delicious bites from The Vetted Table.

I became an instant fan of The Plant Library - you can rent their beautiful plants for events. GENIUS.

The "Italian Swizzle" went down reeeeaaaallly easily.  

Ended off the night with "The Confirmed Bachelor" - Pharmacie's take on the Manhattan. I'm tipsy and ready to buy everything. Thank you everyone for such a beautiful night! xx