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Monthly Archives: June 2012

LA Loves

It’s not hard to love a buying trip to LA and this week was no exception. Stay tuned for more, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek.

1. Working a 12hr day means oatmeal and hot tea for breakfast.

2. Mother Denim.

3. Golden Goose sneakers (with a hidden wedge a la Isabel Marant)

4. Mother Denim

5. Working dinner at Mas Malo

 

 

Posted in Blog, Traveling

The Amazing Chia Seed Breakfast

Chia Seed Breakfast

I wasn’t too familiar with Chia Seeds until my nutritionist introduced me to them and their amazing health benefits. Did you know they’re:

Nutritious. Chia seed provides ample calcium and protein to your tissues. The seeds are also rich in boron, which helps the body assimilate and use calcium. The nutrients also support proper brain functioning.

Water loving. The seed can soak up ten times its weight in water. When inside your body, the seeds help you stay hydrated longer, and retain electrolytes in your bodily fluids.

Energy enhancing. The health pioneer Paul Bragg did an experiment an endurance hike with friends. They divided up into a chia-eating group and another group, who ate whatever they wanted. The group eating only chia seeds finished the hike four hours, twenty seven minutes before the others, most of whom didn’t even finish at all.

Slimming and trimming. Yes, the seeds will help you lose weight, for two reasons. The first reason is that they are so filling, you’ll eat less of other foods. The second reason is that they actually bulk up and cleanse your body of old “junk” in your intestines.

Endurance enhancing. Chia seeds are known as the “Indian Running Food”. Also, the ancient Aztec warriors used chia seed during their conquests.

Regenerating. After eating, the nutrients travel to the cells very quickly due to the ease in digestion and assimilation. Use them when you want to build or regenerate healthy body tissue.

 Chia Seed Breakfast

Here is my Amazing Chia Seed Breakfast. It’s so easy!

Boil 1 cup of water and add 2 tbsp of Chia Seeds. Mix well until the consistency resembles a jelly. Pour into a serving bowl and add 1 tbsp of coconut flakes and half a cup of blueberries (and any other berries you like). Enjoy!

Chia Seed Breakfast

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Easy Breezy – A.L.C

I’m loving all the soft flowy dresses coming out for summer from A.L.C. Perfect for our Santa Barbara climate. Wearable alone during the day and throw on a cropped leather jacket for evening. Add the Rag & Bone Newbury boot in chili….hot!
Easy Breezy - A.L.C
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Behind the Scenes buying Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Ever wondered where a buying appointment takes place? The obvious answer would be in a showroom, but, no, uber chic Rag & Bone has theirs at the mecca of cool: Chateau Marmont. It’s painfully glamourous and homey at the same time.  Here is a sneak peek of what’s to come this winter from DIANI’s fave designer, Rag & Bone.

Behind the Scenes buying Rag & Bone (8)

 

 

Behind the Scenes buying Rag & Bone (10)

 

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Behind the Scenes buying Rag & Bone (5)

 

Behind the Scenes buying Rag & Bone (4)

 

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Behind the Scenes buying Rag & Bone (2)

 

Behind the Scenes buying Rag & Bone (11)

 

Behind the Scenes buying Rag & Bone (1)
PS. When you visit the Chateau, have afternoon tea in the garden and then dinner at Bar Chateau next door. Their potato chips and dip are INSANE.

 

PPS. The designers of Rag & Bone, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright are Brits – Perfectly fitting for my week of Britannia Mania!

 

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8 Reasons to love Britain

Since I’m a Brit, I couldn’t help but get behind the celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I wish I could be in England to enjoy the festivities but instead I decided to think of a few (8 actually) things I love about Britain (minus the fish and chips, Walkers crisps, pubs, late night curries and sense of humor).


Britain
8 reasons to love Britain

Image credits: Cadbury | Kate MossMick | Queen | Stella | Anya | Burberry

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8 Reasons to love Britain

Since I’m a Brit, I couldn’t help but get behind the celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I wish I could be in England to enjoy the festivities but instead I decided to think of a few (8 actually) things I love about Britain (minus the fish and chips, Walkers crisps, pubs, late night curries and sense of humor).


Britain
8 reasons to love Britain

Image credits: Cadbury | Kate MossMick | Queen | Stella | Anya | Burberry

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The Brewery – LA

The Brewery - LA

I just stumbled upon this wonderfully inspiring and architecturally unique place in LA called The Brewery. The creation of the Brewery Arts Complex began in 1982 at the site of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. With the passing of the Artist-In-Residence code, artists could rent live/work space in industrially zoned buildings. They rented only to artists and that is their policy to this day. LA Weekly called it “the world’s largest artist-in-residence community” and Los Angeles Times quoted The Brewery as the “world’s largest art complex”. These are true lofts, not apartments, in industrial buildings that are a part of what has become a uniquely vibrant and creative community.

The Brewery - LA

The Brewery - LA

 

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