Friday, May 4, 2018

VIP Happy Hour with Leon & George at Batch

It's no secret that house plants are beneficial for improving the air quality in your home- and they add such a pleasing appeal to your home decor.  As more and more people are sharing their #plantbabies on social media, there is more and more demand- which means more people who need the proper plants and education to keep them alive and thriving!  Leon & George, a San Francisco-based company, aims to do just that.  You can purchase a beautiful potted plant online, get it delivered, and it's guaranteed to thrive for 30 days.  On top of that, they offer expert plant care and even email you weekly with a plant care reminder. 

Shopping for something like a houseplant online might seem different than how most plants end up in the home, because I hand-selected every plant in my house!  So to help with that, Leon & George offers a weekly pop-up plant shop to choose your new baby- and they'll deliver it too!  But what really caught my attention was a VIP Happy Hour event- combining plants with drinks is like a dream come true.  To make it even dreamier, the event was held at Batch, a space where you can see, touch, and experience online home and lifestyle brands in real life- and Leon & George is one of those brands.

Their space is gorgeous- set in an old firehouse with huge ceilings and it even still has the pole!  But what makes this unique is the carefully-curated vignettes that you can experience- and these change every 8-10 weeks.  The current theme was "Millennial Pink", and I loved every other shade of pink displayed.

There were sections set up like a bedroom, featuring Parachute linens (which I am not sold on now that I have touched them in real life), and office, a nursery, a living room, and even a kitchen counter, which is where the bar was conveniently set up.

And since this is a showroom, you could purchase every item on display if you ended up loving it after experiencing it.


The one brand that fit each of the vignettes was Leon & George, because plants belong in every room you have, and their pots fit well with all of the different decor options.  I swooned over the established Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees, and secretly wished that my palm at home was as luscious as theirs.  There even was a cactus that was almost as tall as me!

It was so fun to hang out in this space and not only learn more about what Batch has to offer, but also to connect with the staff from Leon & George and hear about how passionate they are about plants.

It was also equally fun to explore the different products and test them out, like the Plum Wine Dispenser that chills and preserves 2 bottles of wine.

What really made this event was being able to take a plant baby home.  I chose this plant with pink undertones and a pretty teal pot, and I can't wait for it to thrive in my space.  Thank you Leon & George and Batch for bringing beauty into our lives- in real life!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

30% off at Modcloth!


Refresh your wardrobe with ModCloth’s spring essentials flash sale! For 24 hours only (4/5 - 4/6), you'll be able to enjoy 30% off select items that are must-haves for your spring style. Looks include bright, flowing skirts and dresses, sandals, sun hats, sunglasses and so much more — all for 30% off! Shop ModCloth’s selection of spring essentials in the next 24 hours (ends 9/5 at 9am EST) and get fresh looks for spring.

I just ordered 3 pairs of Saltwater Sandals in red, gold, and black, for $27.99 each!  If you are a new customer, sign up and you will get a 20% off of $100+ code + FREE SHIPPING!  Super good deal...I'm set for the summer now!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Product Review: L'Oreal Revitalift Influenster VoxBox

I love getting stuff in the mail!  For my first Influenster VoxBox, I received the complete line of L'Oreal Revitalift products for testing out, and I have enjoyed using them for the last 4 weeks.  The box came with:

  • Volume Filler Eye Treatment
  • Volume Filler Concentrated Serum
  • Volume Filler Night Cream
  • Volume Filler Day Cream

These product will help generate younger looking skin, and why don't you have a look for yourself?

This was 4 weeks ago:

And this was yesterday:

Not too many dark undereye circles, huh?  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Japanese Food Affair

Well, well, well, what do we have here?  What's all this fancy food?  I had a hot date with my boo and 2 other chicks, and I wrote all about it on my food blog, Dirty Nana

But the real question is...what did I wear?  That's almost as important! 

I popped the tag on my 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target dress and paired it with some polka dot tights, a vintage Fendi bag, and my red bottom booties.  The dress was great for this type of event, except that I was so scared to spill red wine on me.  Luckily, no accidents happened!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Love is the the Hair

It isn't too often when a group of ladies get a chance to get their hair styled in one of San Francisco's top salons, so when it happens, you can expect LOTS of photos.  From selfies to pro portraits, Wella's Love is in the Hair event at J. Roland Salon provided the perfect space for single ladies to mingle, get a 'do done, and take a pretty portrait for their online dating profile.

Not only was the salon just gorgeous, but these ladies were just glowing with excitement and beauty!  They were welcomed with a spread of delectable breads, fruits, and cheeses, and also had a selection of wine to help them wind down before their evening of pampering.

Ladies one by one had a turn in a stylist's chair, and they could choose from a menu of hair styles.  While I saw many women with luscious curls and waves, a few women went with the sleek look.  The Wella products really worked for the many different hair styles that ended up in front of the camera.

When the salon owner, Mr. Roland himself, asked me if I wanted my hair done, I could not refuse!  It's so fun when you can mix business with pleasure.  I allowed him to do which ever hair style he wanted, so he went with a fishtail braid.  This was perfect since none of the ladies chose a braid for the evening, so this was a good time to show some versatility.

Roland worked with such precision and it felt so nice to have my have my hair braided by someone else for once.  I'm the one always braiding everyone's hair!  He first curled my top layers and let them set, and then worked the fishtail on a side ponytail.  After, he let the curls down and totally trashed the fishtail, which I though was really cool!  He whipped around the braid, loosened it up, and just went for a fun and messy look.  It was a pleasure to sit in his chair.  

Afterwards, it was time for my close-up.  I wasn't quite prepared to do any photos this evening, but after a quick touch up, it was time.  

But first, let me take a selfie!

What was so unique about the photographer of the evening, David, was that he had this cool vest with a tablet that showcased each photo after he took it.  That was great for making sure you got the perfect shot.  

So here's my profile photo!  Even though I won't be using this on a dating profile, it's always nice to have another photo of yourself, especially if it's not a selfie!  

Saturday, November 1, 2014

I'm so excited to be speaking at POSHFEST!

WOW!  When I got the email about speaking at POSHFEST, you bet I was honored!  I'll be sharing the stage with some very fashionable ladies and the topic is one that I know so well...getting great deals on Poshmark!

Here's what's on the agenda for Day 1:

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.  |  Posh Smarter: How to Find the Best Deals First (and Brag About Them): Learn to get the best deals on the best items through negotiation, searching strategies and utilizing the new PoshMatch features.
If you're going to be there, I'd love to meet you!  Don't be shy....say HI! and let's brag to each other about the great deals we've scored!  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DIY: Zombie Costume

If you're looking for a cheap and easy costume to do for Halloween, try out this zombie costume tutorial that I did a few years back for M.I.S.S. OmniMedia.  In all actuality, I created this costume for my daughter because she wanted to be a zombie since she's totally obsessed with the Michael Jackson Thriller video.  We're almost the same size, so I was able to wear it too for these fabulous photos!