Hi! I’m soooo excited to share my last Japan video with you. This one is from the breathtaking city of Kyoto. I was in awe of its beauty from the second I saw my first temple (even in the pouring rain). When I entered the temple grounds, I felt an immediate sense of zen and calm. The gardens were beautifully manicured, the cherry blossoms were in full bloom and I was in heaven.
Like many tourists, I rely on the opinions and advice of my (cyber) friends from around the globe and often check sites like Tripadvisor and Triptease for recommendations on eating, drinking and playing. Happy to report back that the places I dined were delish- and the reviews were spot on. (Thank you worldwide travel community!) So, if YOU are planning on being in Kyoto anytime soon these are my favs: for Ramen Gogyo (preferably for dinner), for tasty, super inexpensive sushi go to Mushashi (for lunch) and for my most favorite bar in the entire world- Hello Dolly.
Honesty, of all the places I’ve visited, the Japanese people are the most polite. I enjoyed every second of my time in their wonderful country and I know I will be back one day (hopefully soon!). Enjoy the pics and check out the video below. Have a wonderful day friends!
Lastly, I booked all the hotels for my Japan trip on the Room77 app. It’s the best app for hotel deals worldwide. Be sure to download it ASAP and see for yourself. Thanks for checking out the bloggy today.
I’m so excited to share this video with you guys! As many of you may know I had the pleasure of visiting Japan earlier this month and it was a dream come true. I knew I would love Japan, but my expectations were far exceeded. The first thing I noticed was how clean everything was- and for a city as bustling as Tokyo, that cannot be an easy task. The second thing that immediately stood out to me was the politeness of the people as a whole. I have done my fair share of traveling abroad and I have never met a more respectful, humble group of people. Visiting during peak Cherry Blossom season was also another treat. The country was in full bloom and I loved every second of it. One week in Japan gave me a taste of the country, and I know I want to go back for more! Take a look my pics and enjoy the video.
Stay tuned for my Kyoto video.
P.S. I booked all my hotels from Room77.com. Be sure to check them out the next time you are looking for a hotel room.
Hi CYBER KITTY KATS! As some of you may know, last week I had the pleasure of going to Japan. It was pure amazing-ness and I loved every second of it. Every time I go to a new country I like to scope out different beauty products and/or unique beauty treatments. (i.e. A Turkish Bath House in Istanbul and a Fish Pedicure in Bangkok) I’ve always been fascinated by what women (and men) do around the globe to beautify themselves. This video is a quick (and crazy) glimpse of some of the beauty products I picked up while I was on my trip. I hope you enjoy it!
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Some of you may remember my Insta-Tweets a few weeks ago about my 3 year wedding anniversary. Well, the hubs and I made a special video (not that kind of video-get your minds out of the gutter!) documenting our perfect day spent at the super lux Park Hyatt in Chicago. I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels over the course of my lyfe and I was particularly impressed with the customer service at the Park Hyatt. Everyone from the door man to the concierge knew it was our anniversary and they made sure to wish us a great day.
Check out the video below, get a glimpse at the hubs, hear how we met and see how we spent our day.
Hello cyber friends! Before I jetted off to Japan I spent a few days in Chicago frolicking around, seeing friends, eating delish food and celebrating my 3 year wedding anniversary (more on that coming soon!). In order to prep my skin for a fabulous few days in Chi-town I visited my favorite skin guru, Leah Chavie. I met Leah several years ago and every time I visit the windy city, I try and squeeze in a visit with her. When it comes to serious skin rejuvenation, Leah is my absolute go-to. She has over 20 years of experience making people pretty and I put full faith in to her magical hands and awesome equipment. What I particularly love about Leah is that she customizes each treatment based on what I need. No matter what kind of condition my face is in when I walk through the door, it is always glowing, magical and radiant when I leave. #YES
Several of you know that when it comes to spa services and beauty in general, I am adventures. Minus injections, (I’ll let you know when that day comes!) I’m pretty open to anything from the exotic, (currently scouring Japan for a nightingale dropping facial) to lasers, to live stem cells (aka cow fetuses) and pretty much anything else in the name of beauty.
In the video below you will see Leah giving me a blend of Dermaplaning, Cutera Laser lovin and a Cryostem facial. Check it out.
Hi Cybes! If you’ve watched my travel videos you’ve probably heard me mention Room77 in several of them. Well, I thought it would be fun to give you a behind the scenes look at their headquarters in Mountain View, California! Enjoy!
Hi CYBES! I partnered up w/Room77 to bring you a fun video of some of my favorite places in LA to booze and shmooze. First up is the ultra sexy Fig & Olive on Melrose. It has a Mediterranean chic vibe and in addition to the killer cocktails it serves up some delish food. I drank a Cucumber Cosmo AND a Fig & Walnut Julep. Amazing. Next up was the hip Blind Barber in Culver City; part barber shop, part speak easy, this place was beyond cool. Obsessed. Then I was off to The Charleston, a popular west side spot, with a gorgeous bartender and a very festive (and strong!) drink. (aka Victoria’s Secret) Love it. The last two spots were La Descarga and Sassafras, both in Hollywood, both have live music and both are SO F-ING COOL. Go everywhere immediately… and please take Uber if you do!
Watch me in action below!
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As you may know by now I’m a pretty huge fan of the super lux chain of spas known as Burke Williams. With nine locations around Cali I have made it my goal to visit each one and try a new service. (I know what you’re thinking… my job sucks). In honor of Valentines Day my sis and I prepped our minds and bodies by indulging in back to back treatments at the beautiful Burke in Santana Row, aka the Rodeo Drive of San Jose. The Moroccan decor throughout the Santana Row facility set a different sexy vibe from the other Burkes I’ve seen. With dark, bold colors and dim lighting this place oozed exotic zen from every corner.
So, how did my sis and I pamper ourselves for V-day? We started by getting signature Burke massages… but don’t be fooled by the name, this treatment was far from ordinary. There were heated oils, mud packs, a variety of unique moves, stretching and most importantly, the feeling of pure relaxation. Then it was off to the exfoliating room where I was scrubbed and rubbed in all the right places. Seriously though, my hubby is going to have one soft wifey for V-day! Was that TMI?
Ready for some good news!? I have two 3-day passes that I will give to two lucky LuxLyfers. These passes are good for you and a friend to use the amenities (steam, sauna, hot tub, relaxation lounge, etc) at any of the locations around Cali AND if you book an appointment on the day of you will receive 20% off any service. How does that sound? Be sure to leave a comment if you want to win on either my blog or youtube channel telling me what service you would get. Bonus points if you follow me on Twitter and Instagram. I will announce the winner in one week. Good luck! Sorry to my cyber friends that don’t live in Cali, hopefully I’ll have a giveaway for you sometime soon.
Ok, enough rambling on my end… go watch the video!
It’s Travel Tuesday. Yippee! You all know how much I love to travel and share my worldwide adventures with my cyber friends. Hopefully you are enjoying them ; ) You may have seen my previous videos from The Broadmoor (if not, click here and here.) This particular footage shows more of the property including my ultra lux cottage, the grounds and the spa. Take a peek and see for yourself.
If you are feeling adventurous and you want to explore outside of The Broadmoor, consider heading to the Academy Riding Stables, hopping on a horse and enjoying the beautiful scenery at the Garden of the Gods. Definitely ask for Walter and tell him I sent you! ; )
For all my fellow Angelenos, I scored a killer deal on a nonstop flight from LAX to Colorado Springs (umm… $160 ROUNTRIP on United!) I genuinely hope everyone gets a chance to experience a fabulous stay at The Broadmoor. If you do plan on going any time soon, consider booking your room through Room77.com.