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About Myself

 

My Background

I live in the City of Angels. Raising my two little precious nuggets is my greatest joy. Lucky to have a very supportive other half who makes everything go smoothly and SUCCESSFULLY.

Me, Moi

I’m a connoisseur of many things. I’ve traveled extensively long before Instagram. 🙂 I love to try different cuisines. My style is classic with a huge vintage influence.

Things I fancy

Travel, afternoon tea, port wine, home decor, classic movies, I love to collect perfumes & vintage clothing. The finer things in life. Life and style.

Nominee

Benvenuto,Welcome, Bienvenue, Welkom,
欢迎, добро, пожаловать...

Media Kit

Brands I’ve worked with. My reach, statistics and rate card.

My Wellness Brand

A wellness line that is a direct result of my personal experience as a mom and the challenges, the joys, pregnancy and motherhood bring to our lives.

Luxury Dining – Travel Tips

The best places to dine, pamper, libations, staycations & unique experiences in and around the City of Angels and around the world.

Exciting Events

A front seat to the best events around town from product launches, soirées, galas, award luncheons, red carpets and philanthropic gatherings.

Shopping Guide

A curated guide to the best places to shop!

My Current Obsession

A showcase & review of products & places I’ve fallen in love with.

Welcome to my World….life and style. A showcase of daily musings, family life & fun highlights of my kids with emphasis on all things classy, luxe & happy!

Classic Elegance Awaits you at...

December 29, 2019

Classic elegance and sophistication is a rare find, but it’s precisely what you will experience at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. Soon to celebrate 50 years of excellence, the Westgate exceeded my every expectation. Being my first visit,...
Afternoon Tea With Givenchy

December 27, 2019

If you're scared of red lipstick, Givenchy legendary Makeup artist Nicolas Degennes wants to have a word with you. Artistic/creative director for Givenchy Beauty for more than a decade and he’s responsible for creating some of the beauty world’s prettiest...
Evening on The Beach Charity...

December 27, 2019

Golden hour shot is a favorite of mine. Even better with toes in the sand, martini in hand, top notch dishes, amazing wine, wonderful music, great company, incredible cause. A beautiful evening raising funds for @stvmow @eveningonthebeach a win-win! ♥️♥️...
National Republic Day – Romé...

November 17, 2019

National Republic Day ITALY When in Rome....toss that coin at the Trevi ✨ ✨ Today is National Republic Day here in Italy.  It is a national holiday as well.  It is the day Italy ended monarchy and  became a Democratic...
Pasta Masters Authentic Italian Table

November 17, 2019

Oh Federico Fellini....you are so right. Life is a combination of magic and pasta. La vita è una combinazione di magia e pasta! Blending traditional and modern takes on Italian cuisine, the Authentic Italian Table is a pasta-centric culinary journey...
Mother’s Day Celebration with Amazon...

November 17, 2019

Mother’s Day celebration.  Fun-filled day of crafts, mommy + me activities, photo moments, brunch, cocktails and so much more with @amazonhandmade artisans. 
Giuditta Brozzetti Museum Perugia Italy

November 17, 2019

One of our stops today was at Giuditta Brozzetti Museum.  Old Franciscan church converted to a workshop - when in Perugia I would recommend that you visit and experience a true craftsmanship. Each piece is so unique and special because...
Perugia Chamber of Commerce Welcome...

November 17, 2019

Ristorante San Lorenzo All the feels...this medieval town brings. 🇮🇹 after a lovely reception and welcome dinner by the Perugia Chamber of Commerce and a refresher on the importance of using ONLY authentic Italian products.   There are abundance of...
Spoletto ITALY

November 17, 2019

Spoleto ITALY If these steps could TALK.... The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Its origins date back as far as 241 BC. I had few hours to spare before our welcome dinner with the Perugia Chamber of...
Mixbook X OhJoy! Collection and...

April 23, 2019

How times have changed!  One hundred years ago, people thought they were living in the age of modern marvels, if only they could see us now. It seems that except for kisses and hugs, everything is digital. And when it...
Heritage Wine – Beverly Hills

March 9, 2019

A very wise man once said… Beer is made by men, wine by God. And it’s a bounty of these gifts from the heavens that can be found at Heritage Wine Bar and Café in the heart of Beverly Hills....
An intimate exploration of Spain’s...

January 31, 2019

 A guided tasting featuring the jewels of Cavas Codorníu; the Ars Collecta Cavas. 🥂The ambitious Ars Collecta project created the 457 – the world’s most expensive Cava. It’s a masterpiece of the collection and pays homage to the 457 harvests...
Ronald McDonald House Charity Ball...

January 2, 2019

The charity event I’m excited about every year - the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald charity gala. It was an evening highlighting the incredible work they have done and families they helped in such an impactful way. Ronald McDonald house makes...
Face Forward “La Dolce Vita”...

September 26, 2018

FACE FORWARD CELEBRATED 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY HELPING SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING WITH STAR STUDDED GALA- RAISING OVER $500K. Francesca Garcia, Face Forward Gala Red carpet, Beverly Wilshire- Beverly Hills La Dolce Vita brought Italian flair and entertainment. Caitlyn...
Recleau – A New Online...

September 25, 2018

Quality clothes last longer for the money you spend, they’re more comfortable, and they make you look and feel pretty good while you wear them. Best of all, you can find quality anywhere. It comes down to buying less mediocre...
#SeeHER and Celebrity Page TV...

September 19, 2018

Cheers to the event sponsor, Status Sparkling Wine.  Pre-Emmy party Sponsor Bonefish Grill. #SeeHER and Celebrity Page TV held a Pre-Emmy Awards weekend party and presented the first ever #SeeHER Now Award for the accurate portrayal of women and girls...
The Television Advocacy Awards benefiting...

September 18, 2018

A Beautiful event to honor leaders of the television industry who effectively use their voices for social cause.  Hosted by Advocacy Honors, presented by BBVA Compass. Emceed by the hilarious Niece Nash.  Debra Messing was honored for her work with...
Bar Garcia – Downtown LA

September 17, 2018

Don’t be fooled by the name, Bar Garcia is much, much more than what the name implies, it’s one of Downtown LA’s best restaurants. Located in the lobby of the Tuck Hotel, Bar Garcia offers a highly original and eclectic...
Petite N Pretty launch party...

September 15, 2018

Epitome on how to launch a brand/product -  abundance of balloons, glitters, rosé, cookies etc. under the palm canopies at the Crystal Gardens of The Beverly Hills Hotel, so much fun!  My daughter is absolutely loving this pediatrician-approved, super cute...
Yacht party Our Los Angeles...

September 14, 2018

Smooth Seas Do Not Make Skillful Sailor” isn’t that the truth!  A Grace Jones theme yacht party from her iconic role in James Bond's A View To A Kill. I’m dressed more like mod. Disco-ing and one photo I have...
Only Roses in Beverly Hills

September 13, 2018

I absolutely love their custom designed rose arrangement in luxury boxes made with 100% all natural high quality preserved roses. Roses lasts up to a year.
SAS Shoes – TLC for...

September 13, 2018

Luxurious, stylish and comfortable.  Three things I look for in footwear.  I have always been a fan of SAS Shoemakers, SAS stands for San Antonio Shoes.  Founded in 1976, they are known for high quality craftsmanship with a huge emphasis...
Preview of the Campania region...

September 13, 2018

It is always a delight to be surrounded by Italian food, culture, Italian friends and talk about our favorite Italian meal.  A sneak peak  of the Campania region from its extraordinary tourism offer, the arts and archeological sites, the Amalfi...
Nuvola Lavazza – Museo Lavazza...

September 10, 2018

Nuvola Lavazza - Museo Lavazza is the new space from this beloved Turin coffee company. It was just opened to the public in April 2018, A journey in over 120 years of history. Designed by architect Cino Zucchi. This will...
Espresso was born here –...

September 10, 2018

Torino, I love you. Because you gave birth to espresso. An afternoon visit to this charming caffe Orso Coffee for coffee tasting & Giullinao coffee history.
Domori Chocolate Factory Visit/Tour –...

September 10, 2018

Chocolate, in my opinion is the greatest gift your tongue has ever been gifted! The second chocolate factory tour was at Domori(the fine chocolate company) It’s an award-winning chocolate part of the Illy group and is the first company in...
Caffarel Chocolate Factory Visit/Tour –...

September 10, 2018

Wrapped an amazing week of culinary delight with a visit to not one but two chocolate factory and a coffee lab(two of my most favorite treats in the world). First stop, Caffarel - 190 years of history founded in 1826....
Restaurant Highlight – Scannabue Ristorante...

September 10, 2018

Torino, Alba and its surrounding territories now count one of Italy’s highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants. One such example is Scannabue Ristorante serving a superb agnolotti and the most scrumptious veal cheek.
Vermouth Tasting – where it...

September 10, 2018

Vermouth tasting. Vermouth was created here in Torino. It truly is a superior elixir, based on Moscato Bianco(only Moscato can be used) It was introduced to the Duke of Savoy and became the drink of the royal court. I felt...
Lunch in Montegrosso D’asti, Italy

September 10, 2018

Amazing lunch with stunning views at Locanda del Boscogrande in Asti.
Consorzio di Asti wine tasting,...

September 10, 2018

A visit to Consorzio di Asti for a tasting of Asti Dolce, Asti Secco, Moscato d’Asti docg.
Tatalee Hair Care Launch –...

September 10, 2018

The launch of your new hair care line Totalee Hair and simultaneously opening the Beverly Hills salon - You are so right, life can be challenging enough, hair shouldn’t be cheers to making people feel good about themselves one head...
Palazzo Righini – Fossanno Italy

September 10, 2018

Palazzo Righini, was my home for 2 days in Fossano. Fossano is a town founded in 1236 located in the province of Cuneo in Northen Italy. Four hundred years of history, stuccoes, frescoed ceilings, stones and hand-baked bricks adorns this...
2018 Concours d’Elegance Beverly Hills

September 10, 2018

our annual Father’s Day tradition, the Concours d’Elegance Beverly Hills. Named one of the “300 Unmissable Events & Festivals Around the World” by top travel publisher Frommer’s. To my amore, thanks for being my biggest critic, protector & a loving...
Ristorante Condividere by Lavazza

September 10, 2018

A beautiful dinner at Ristorante Condividere by Lavazza to wrap up a full week of gastronomic delight. This trip was such a full immersion of the food & wine culture of Piedmont/Langhe area. Piedmont has a cuisine unlike any other...
Birreiria Le Balladin in Piozzo...

September 9, 2018

Beer, it’s not synonymous with Italy but a visit to Le Baladin was so informational and caught me by surprise. Italy is already well into its third millennium of wine making, so it’s not surprising that such an ancient beverage...
Lunch Visit at Cascina Rosa...

September 9, 2018

A lunch a visit at this charming farm to table restaurant and organic farm @cascinarosabio - I had the best gnocchi EVER the best one I’ve had in my life. Made with Castelmagno di alpeggio and it truly elevated the...
Guided Cheese Tasting of Castelmagno...

September 9, 2018

Guided Cheese Tasting of Castelmagno DOP A Guided cheese tasting and a visit to La Bruna a dairy farm that produces world-class cheese and with a rich historic past. The famous Castelmagno DOP is their crown jewel. Located in Monterosso...
Welcome Dinner in Fossano Italy...

September 9, 2018

Our welcome cocktail reception hosted by Cuneo Chamber of Commerce at Palazzo Righini followed by scrumptious dinner at Antiche Volte restaurant. Our incredible journey to discover the magnificent flavors of this great northwest Italian region, Piedmont, began with the the...
Castello Di Pollenzo

September 9, 2018

Explored the grounds of Castle of Pollenzo, a neo-gothic architectural complex. Pollenzo acquired its medieval look by the influence of King Carl Albert of Savoy, who summoned the most famous artists of his time to work over the Church of...
Dinner at Castiglione Falletto &...

September 9, 2018

Tonight was an exquisite experience. A beautiful ride up the hills of Piedmont and cruising through charming little towns on the way to Castiglione Falletto for a wine tasting of Piedmont’s crown jewel, the Barolo red. Followed by al fresco...
A visit to University of...

September 9, 2018

Here for University visit, cooking demo & workshop plus we get to cook! (Pictured - our masterpieces!) University of Gastronomic Sciences, the biggest of its kind in the world, teaches food from all places around the world. Anything you can...
True Italian Taste Tour (Piedmont...

June 30, 2018

We lost two cultural icons this week, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain; I believe that we are all collectively shocked. Tomorrow, I will embark on my own “Parts Unknown” travel to beautiful Piedmont, Italy. On arrival, my first sip of...