Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Whole Yum!

There seem to be a mix of opinions on Whole Foods..

Some people call it "Whole Paycheck", others just don't mind and love the place. Me? I like it. I WISH I could afford to shop there more BUT in a way it is motivation to earn money so I can shop more often!

Anyway.... my new YUMMY fav item in not on the shelves but in the hot bar/kitchen area (not all Whole Foods have this section so sorry to tease those who don't have this luxury) and is the made to order Veggie Burger! I get mine with cheese and a pile of onions. You can get yours anyway you'd like and it's only $5.99

Bon Appetite!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

My New Favortie Bag

...well, not really BUT as soon as I get some money I will be buying one of these yummy bags!

It is ONLY $35!!!!

you can get this one OR one of the other flirty options at:


Thursday, April 23, 2009

All Natural - All Better...

I recently had a kidney infection...

Two round of anti biotics late and still no relief....

One stop to the always wonderful Nature Mart in Los Feliz and I was recommended a great product that cleared up the situation in 2 days!

It's a small store but really has all you need, everything is as natural as can be and much is organic.... and it is all moderately priced!

Check it out!

Nature Mart
2080 Hillhurst Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Get Your Hydration On!

It is GOOD to be hydrated....

keeps you looking young
keeps you feeling good
keeps yer organs happy

I urge you to DITCH those Gatorade type drinks and instead drink coconut water!!!!!

Learn about the benefits of coconut water by cling HERE

My fav fav fav FAVORITE is ONE Coconut water. Vita CoCo isn't too bad either... Or, just buy a case of coconuts Downtown and stick a straw in one and enjoy!

The Yum Spot

Even if you eat the meat, I am pretty certain you will really dig the offerings at Flore in Silverlake.

If I had the dollars, I would eat here a lot... it's motivates me to work more just with the hopes of being able to.

Go now and enjoy!

3818 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 953-0611

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Foot Saver

Having thought I could walk the miles of rows of a trade show in heels I was recently rescued buy a pair of black, shiny sandals by Groove Footwear.

If you are a sandal gal, as I am, I suggest you seek these babies out as they will give you long foot life on the craziest of days.

Get yours at:

Thursday, February 05, 2009



a great deal is the cookies at Subway! 

You can get 12 of these babies for $4.79. 
You can mix and match too so it's just not all about the chocolate chip!



Monday, March 24, 2008

Ice Cream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM!

I am not sure why this wasn't on my radar sooner BUT Tuesdays at Baskin Robbins are $1 dollar scoop day!

Yep! Get one scoop, in a cup or on a cone for only ONE DOLLAR...

OH! The only catch is it is only from 7-10pm...

Not sure how long this will last but take advantage of it while you can!

(My favorite flavor is World Class Chocolate - you should try it!)


Friday, November 16, 2007

These Times, They are A-changin'

Just a quick news flash - - - -

Jack in the Box has raised the price of the Breakfast Jack from $.99 to $1.29


A Sad Day for the Citizen's of Downtown LA...


In an earlier post I mentioned the KICK ASS sandwich deal you can get at Ralph's. Pretty much you can get a small (about the size of a Subway 6') veggie's & cheese WITH avocado, chips and a huge Pepsi (think Super Big Gulp size) for under $5 bucks! NO JOKE. This deal has always been my favorite and so it goes without saying I was happy as heck that I with the though that all Ralph's would have this great offering...


Do not get me wrong, I LOVE Downtown Ralph's (especially the samples of the Vincent cheese) but it am hugely disappointed that they only offer the Boar's Head $7.95 sandwiches. Half sandwich is not even an option, only whole.

I mean, if I missed something - please correct me but I looked over the menu and only saw these pricey offerings that are way too much for me to eat (and pay for) anyway. I am an always have been a 6' girl.

No worries Downtowner's - I am going to write and bug until maybe they crack!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

YEP - it is getting to be time to shop for the Holidays....

Last weekend I went to check out the artwork of the fabulous Bob Dob at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Feliz...

In case you haven't been, the gallery co-exists with a super fun book and gift store. You step in and to get to the gallery have to walk through all the crazy gift types items to reach the gallery part of the store. This type of layout is genius - no matter how much I tell myself I am only going to look at the art, I always seem to spend abut an hour looking around the rest of the store until I fall into the street with many a bags of goodies.

If you like funky artsy gift type items that span from shower curtains, wallets, books and lighters - this is the place to check out.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery / Soap Planet / Whacko
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Chango a go-go...

I recently began curating the art at a coffeehouse in Echo Park..

Each month will have a new show...

I am having a blast doing it an have some great show ideas up my sleeve!

Try to make it out..

Chango Coffee House & Gallery
1559 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles Ca 90026

more MAC-N-CHEESE...


You all know I love to report on good places to get good Macaroni and Cheese...

On a recent outing to get Breakfast (yes, BREAKFAST) I had some YUMMY TO MY TUMMY Macaroni and Cheese in the Artist District of Downtown Los Angeles at Cafe Metropol...

On a low note, I felt it was a bit over priced BUT it was good sooooo good! I guess it is just like a great pair of Prada shoes - A bit pricey but always good!

Cafe Metropol
923 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013

Friday, July 20, 2007

Fix the Kitty Cat right up!!!

In an effort to aid in the control of the feral cat population, a new clinic aptly called FixNation has opened its doors and will offer free spay/neuter surgeries for feral cats.

The practice of trap/neuter/return, commonly referred to as 'TNR', is becoming known as a humane and effective approach at controlling feral cat populations. When practiced on a large scale TNR lessens the number of kittens and cats flowing into shelters thus resulting in less felines being put down. It also helps cuts back on disease and the disturbing 'opera' of the frisky buggers howling while out on the prowl.

The FixNation clinic also accepts tame cats for a low price and offers additional services such as vaccinations and worm treatments.

Clinic operation hours are Monday to Thursday from 7:30am to 9:30am.

For more information and to make a reservation call (818) 524-2287.

FixNation, LAAS North Central Shelter, 3201 Lacy Street, Los Angeles.


Monday, May 07, 2007

Yummy Yummy To My Tummy!

My current addiction:
Amy's Vegetable Pot Pie

When I was growing up in San Diego, my mom and I loved to go out to a place called the Chicken Pie Shop. It is pretty much a cafeteria type/chow hall restaurant that caters to blue hairs and people like my mom and I that simply LOVE comfort food at good prices. I can't recall the fine details BUT we would both get a pot pie, side of slaw, dinner roll and soda for under 20 bucks...

Since then, I have become a vegetarian and (thanks to the media) a bit obsessed with healthy foods (no msg, no trans fat, not too much salt, not too much sugar, etc.).

I always thought I would have to savor the taste of a good pot pie via my memories BUT then one day, while on a beer run with my Boyfriend, I was browsing the aisles while he browsed the beers and I came upon something that has since changed my life - AMY'S POT PIES

OK, so I have only tried the Vegetable one but my gut feeling tells me the other versions are just as yummy. They also have a variety of other products too - burritos, pizzas, pockets, desserts and much much more....

At this point in time, Amy's has over 88 frozen meals and over 130 products overall. All are vegetarian, have organic ingredients and some are even vegan, wheat free and/or gluten free so there is something for everyone to enjoy!

I urge you to check out the site, learn all about Amy's and then head out to your store and try not just one but a few of the selections - I doubt you will be disappointed!

Amy's products are priced moderately and available at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, other natural foods stores and even some main stream stores!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Koo Koo for CoCoNut!

I have always been a bit IN LOVE with anything coconut!!!

So needless to say when I tripped upon the new Desert Essence Coconut Hand and Body Lotion I not only wanted to rub it all over, I kinda wanted to eat it too...

This new lotion and the others by Desert Essence Organics line is 100% Vegan and is wheat and gluten free. It has NO parabens, NO Sodium Laurel/Laureth Sulfates, NO Phtalates, NO Artificial Fragrances or Colors, NO Silicones, NO EDTA, NO Glycols and NO Petroleum based ingredients. The products are Cruelty Free and Biodegradable. They are good for you and good for the planet.

You can pick up your bottle at Whole Foods, Erewhon and many other "natural style" markets...

Smell = GOOD
Greasy Factor = LOW

Design Lofts 2007!

I sent my AWESOME staffer out to check out the Design Lofts event. Here is what he reports:


When I first started college, I basically thought that contemporary art was anything that was being shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Downtown Los Angeles. However, since that time I’ve come to realize that contemporary art extends much farther than the institution of the museum and has an even stronger presence in the independent gallery. Over the past five years, I’ve made an effort to visit the many galleries dotting the Los Angeles landscape in order to expose myself to the variety of artists and styles from every corner of the art world. So when I found out that curator Seth Carmichael was putting together a showcase of the best contemporary art from around the world, I jumped at the chance to go check it out.

Located in the Biscuit Company Lofts’ Supreme Penthouse, and organized in association with LA Magazine’s Design Lofts 2007, Art Loft 2007 delivered on what it promised: great art from current artists in the US, Europe, and Asia. From the moment I walked into the loft, I was surrounded by the art. There were paintings on the walls, sculptures hanging from the ceiling, and even live painting in one of the side rooms. Creativity was in full blossom. However, while there was a lot of good art to see, there were too many other things going on to truly appreciate it. A lot of the pieces were hidden behind PA equipment or tables, and others were displayed in places that were very awkward for extended viewing (such as the staircase). I can only hope that Carmichael noticed this and adjusted the placement of some of the works after the opening.

With all of the work that was on display, a few pieces stick out in my mind as I sit down at my laptop. One, which just happened to be the first piece I saw that night, was Kenji Harata’s Doh Mi Fa Ro So. The painting has a very logical control of form and color and almost seems like it was generated by a computer. The scale and proportions of the composition are very balanced, so much so that that it would be just as successful if Harata had decided to execute it at a different scale. Another work that I enjoyed was Justin Lyons’ Arise. Here, Lyons uses a variety of materials and a simple color palette to create a piece that is at once stark yet inspirational. Perhaps it is the central character’s gaze beyond the barbed wire in front of him, but when I think of Arise, I can’t help but be motivated to do something great. The last work worth mentioning is Memory Palace: The Element of Crime by Birgette Moos. Now, I’m not sure if this was part of a series because there were many similar paintings around the loft, but this was the only one to have an ID tag next to it. In short, her painting(s) reminded me very much of the work of Rothko, but with much more mood. If Rothko blurred the boundaries between edge and frame, Moos takes that idea and explores the ideas of revealing and concealing these elements.

In addition to the art on display in the Supreme Penthouse, LA Magazine invited some designers to display their interpretation of what it meant to live in a loft in Downtown as part of the Design Lofts 2007 show. While the designs were based primarily on quirky wall coverings and custom furniture, the real show stoppers were the original details of the building itself, such as hardwood floors, copper windows, and exposed brick walls. I would have liked to have seen the regular lofts and compare them to the penthouses, but I gathered that they share the same sense of mixing the rawness of the old building with the updates of the new construction.

All in all, Art Loft 2007 was worth the visit, but I’d definitely want to make a second trip down there to really take in the art, especially from those artists to whom I was introduced for the first time. The penthouse is fantastic and I’m sure it would look even better with natural light flooding the quadruple height space. My advice would be to spend one cycle looking at the art and one cycle looking at the loft. Take your time to see how the light changes as you move up through the penthouse and how the placement of the art affects your experience of the space.



Monday, March 12, 2007


we are taking a little break and getting some rest before the insanity of Fashion Week...

expect some good reports on whats HOT and NOT soon...

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Q. What's Joey's Favorite Food?

A. Sandwich

So, I've done Subway, Togo's, Quizno's and the best deal for the buck I have found thus far is the deli at Ralphs. Yep, your local grocery has a pretty decent deli that has a hefty sandwich for a decent price. Now, I am a veggie so I don't get the meaty type sandwiches but I would think that the prices on those are just as good as they are for my yummy veggie sandwich.

(PS the question in the title of this post is a reference to Friends!)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Get Your Pretty On

If the Betty Ford Clinic had a program for beauty the beauty product addict, I would be a repeat attendee!

I am an addict, a product whore, a beauty supply junkie.

My main supplier/dealer is Larchmont Beauty Supply in Larchmont Village.

Shampoos, Gels, Soaps, and much, much, much more!!!

They also have a good assortment of candles, hair accessories and many other good smelling or sparkling goodies!

For those who need instant gratification, they have a salon on the premises to do you up on demand.

The prices are competitive, the amount of product is massive and the staff is well schooled in what will work for you.

Larchmont Beauty Center
208 North Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90004