Showing posts from November, 2008

The Limited Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is coming up. The Limited will be having some online deals. More info: The Limited

Private Beauty Event - Nordstroms

Nordstroms is having a private beauty event. The Bliss, Laura Mercier, and Nars gifts look awesome. More info: Private Beauty Event

Paul Frank promo

Get 25% off on orders over $100 now until 11/30. Use promo code "25OFF" when you check out. More info: Paul Frank -

Trilogy Holiday Event - 12/03

You can mingle, shop and relax at Trilogy Spa next week. Wish I could go! More info: Trilogy Spa -

Fashion Elements sale

Got this email from Fashion Elements yesterday. Enjoy! --- Thanksgiving Secret Sample Sale Featuring Eva Franco Fall and Holiday Collection at 50-75% off retail along with other top LA designers Purp7e Knits Park Vogel tops and sweaters Jalda handbags Opal Moon jewelry And a few more secret vendors we can't even publish!!! Hours: Friday Nov 28th 12-8 pm Saturday Nov 29th 10-7pm Location: Xin 8064 Melrose Ave. (one block from Fred Segal) Los Angeles CA 90046 Tel: 213-622-9038 X11 Location Tel: 323-653-2188 RSVP at Cash and Credti cards accepted

Black Friday deals

I can't wait for Black Friday. I want to look for a portable DVD player somewhere. Here are two deals worth mentioning: H&M - get 20% off. Paul Frank - shop the first hour they're open, get 30% off purchase. Second hour, get 20% off. Third hour, get 10% off. When you spend $75, get a free gift with purchase.

Paul Frank sale

Was on ShopDiary yesterday and found out about the Paul Frank sale in my neck of the woods. I think I'll go December 6 before hitting LA's James Perse sale. Here's more details: Dec 5 10am to 7pm Dec 6 9am to 4pm Paul Frank Industries 960 W. 16th Street Costa Mesa, CA 92627 More info: Paul Frank holiday warehouse sale -

Twelve Highland

Yesterday, my hubby and I decided to venture out to Manhattan Beach for a late lunch after shoe shopping in El Segundo (More on my Seychelle warehouse shopping spree later!). He looked up Twelve Highland on his iphone and described it as New American (such Top Chef speak!). This place was way cute with modern decor. Imagine wispy white curtains, white poofy lanterns, black tablecloths, and black velvet chairs. We ordered the manchego chicken salad (arugula, frisse, manchego, pistachio, grape) and kobe burger (lettuce, tomato, onion, cheddar, and a house sauce). Deliciouso! The Texan waiter told us that the chef is from Water Grille in LA and said the menu is awesome. (I agree!) Kobe burger Manchego chicken salad More info: Twelve + Highland -

Hurley warehouse sale

I attended the Hurley warehouse sale today and got a thermal, two knit tops, and a hoody. I can't wait to wear these goodies when it stays cold. Hooray! If you missed out, there will be another one Thanksgiving weekend. Here's the details: Nov 28 10am to 6pm Nov 29 8am to 3pm Nov 30 8am to 3pm Corner of Brookhurst and Slater near police department 17570 Brookhurst St Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Live Larger at Hollywood & Highland

I clicked on a banner ad about Live Larger for Hollywood & Highland. To my surprise, I found out that if you get a Elephant Card at their Visitor Information Center that you get a percentage off at certain stores along with dining and entertainment deals. Stores include BCBGMAXAZRIA, Fossil, Gap, Planet Funk, and Beard Papa's. Offers go until December 31. More info: Live Larger -

Ice skating in Redondo

Just read the LA Times Guide and found an awesome thing to do this weekend. Go ice skating at Seaside Ice in Redondo Beach just 150 feet from the waves. How awesome is that! There's nothing like ice skating that puts me in the holiday spirit. More info: LA Times article -,0,3710369.story Seaside Ice rink -

Gossip Girl Closet

I stumbled upon this great site that talks about all the pretty clothes Serena and Blair wear on Gossip Girl. If I had a choice, I would dress urban bohemian like Serena. Blair is a little too preppy, but I do like all her headbands though. More info: Gossip Girl Closet -

The Limited

Did you know when you sign up for The Limited email list, they send you a coupon for $15 off for every $50 you spend in-store and online? How cool is that. More info: The Limited -

Thai cooking class

Last Sunday, I attended a Thai cooking class at Laguna Culinary Arts. Chef Tony taught me along with nine other students. Right when I got there, I got my very own station, apron, and dish towel. We started with cutting mangos for the sticky rice and mango and chicken for the chicken satay. I now know I need to work on my kniving skills. That night, I got to learn how to make pad thai. It was so neat chopping the onions and smashing the garlic. I got to sautee all the ingredients. Soo cool! At the end of the night, we got to enjoy all our hard work. See the masterpieces below. I can't wait to make pad thai at my next dinner gathering. Yum! Chicken satay Tom kha gai Pad thai Sticky rice w/ mango

Nivea Lip Care Essential

I first got into Nivea on my honeymoon trip to Spain two years ago when the airline lost our luggage and gave us a toiletry bag of goodies. Nivea soft creme was one of the items in there and I've been in love with that body lotion ever since. Since I'm a big fan of that lotion, I decided to purchase the Nivea Lip Care Essential in passionfruit on a recent Walgreen's outing. Oh wow! My lips felt so moisturized. So perfect for winter! It also gave a hint of color which is great. Not too shabby for $2.99. More info: Nivea Lip Care Essential -

Laura Mercier online offer

I love Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer and lip silk. i notice that beauty brand barely has any offers or free gifts. however, to my surprise, they are having an online offer with a $85 purchase. The gift includes a cosmetic bag with Lip Color, Eye Pencil, Illumniating Tinted Moisturizer, and Creme Brulee Sugar Scrub (btw, it smells so yummy you may want to eat your arm!). More info: Laura Mercier (Nordstrom) -

W Hotels Deal

If you book by November 17, you can save up to 50% off stays from November 13 to March 1, 2009 at any starwood hotels. The last hotel I stayed was W seattle. It was so nice, except my parents didn't like the modern feel and no pool. Oh well! More info: Starwood Promo -

Rock & Republic Sample Sale

Saw this on my newsletter today. Enjoy! --- SHOP Rock & Republic Sample Sale What: Grab premium denim for men, women, and kids, plus tops, outerwear, shoes, and accessories all at 50-80 percent off. Why: Your inner rock star needs some unleashing. When: Nov. 14-16. Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Sony Studios Stage 9, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City. (Entrance is on Overland Ave.) More info: Rock & Republic Sample Sale -

bebe - Free Shipping

If you enter 2008BEBE at, you can get free shipping on orders of $150 or more. It's valid until December 24, 2008 11:59pm PT. That's more of an incentive to buy a stylish dress for the holidays! I'm likin' this Organza Multi-Layer Dress , but of course, it is out of stock. More info: Bebe -

Famous Footwear 1/2 Price Sale

Perfect for fall and winter! Famous Footwear is having a buy one pair, get the second pair for 1/2 price sale. There's so many cute boots to choose from. I really like this LifeStride style. Say ooh ahh! More info: Famous Footwear -

No McRib

I usually don't like to eat junk food, but I remember whenever McDonald's offered the McRib I was always there to eat that barbeque sauce smothered "pork" sandwich (no pickles please!). Just read on a blog that you can't get these in Cali anymore. So sad! I guess if I ever go to Tennessee, Georgia or North Carolina, you know where I'll be.

Martin + Osa - 30% off online

If you use coupon code 4259224 at Martin + Osa's Web site, you can get 30% off. I haven't personally bought anything here but I do like their cute array of tops and camis. More info: Martin + Osa -

Buy 1 Get 1 at H&M

At H&M, you can buy 1 get 1 free on select fall knits until November 16. Go check it out and buy something cozy! More info: H&M -

Te Casan - 50% off

Te Casan has the prettiest shoes and is offering 50% off full price items if you use the promo code "gcn50" through November 15. More info: Te Casan -

Seychelles Warehouse Sale 11/21 to 11/22

Guess where I'll be two Saturdays from now? I'm going to El Segundo to check for size 6 Seychelles shoes. I already own a pair of black and gold low heels I bought from Nordstroms. Their line is so cute. Here's more info:

Citizens of Humanity Warehouse Sale

Daily Candy announced some sample sales in LA. This one looks worthy of trekking to LA. What: Citizens of Humanity Warehouse Sale Why: Men’s and women’s denim and knits are going for up to 60 percent off retail. When: Nov. 8 & 9. Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: 5715 Bickett St., b/t E. Slauson Ave. & E. 54th St., Huntington Park. More info: Daily Candy Los Angeles -

The Angelos: LA debut concert

Got this email from my dad. Too bad I have plans on Sunday or I'd go. Enjoy! --- Philippines' first all male classical-pop tenor group. With Special Guest LARA AVENGOZA Sunday, November 9, 2008, 5:00 p.m. Torrance Cultural Arts Center The James R. Armstrong Theater 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, California 90503 All Tickets Now Only $25 Available at the James R. Armstrong Box Office 10am – 8pm [Monday – Friday] 12pm – 4pm [Saturday] Via Credit Card to 310-781-7171 Visit for directions and additional information For additional information on the Angelos, visit

Voting deals

Overheard a co-worker this morning say she wants to drop by Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, and Ben & Jerry's today to get free stuff on election day. Krispy Kreme will be giving away free star shaped donuts, Starbucks is giving away free tall coffees, and Ben & Jerry's is giving a free scoop of ice cream from 5pm to 8pm tonight. Don't forget to vote! More info: Free coffee at Starbucks for voting -

Nordstrom sale

It's that time of year! Nordstrom will be having their half yearly sale for women and kids. It starts November 5 so be sure to check it out. I always love the sales in the Brass Plum department. They always have such good fall stuff on sale. More info: Nordstrom -

iShopFem Pre-Holiday Sale

There's a iShopFem Pre-Holiday sale happening November 8 at Smashbox Studios in Culver City featuring designer clothing. More info: iShopFem -