Dear Drew, I Love You!

James King, Lara Eurdolian, Drew Barrymore
Photo Credit: @LaurelCreative

I had the best Valentine’s Day! Normally, James and I stay in, pick up pizza and exchange cards. We skip the over priced flowers and grandiose dinners, and now that we have Charlie all we ever want to do is go for walks and snuggle with our puppy. Until we got an invitation to Drew Barrymore’s Valentine’s Day pizza party at her new pop-up, Dear Drew from one of our favorite ladies, Christy Doramus of Crowns By Christy.

Photo Credit: @LaurelCreative

With dates and dogs welcome, James and I had the best time at her soho pop-up. I have always LOVED Drew Barrymore and It’s been so frustrating since I’ve had a few opportunities to meet her through her Flower Beauty collection but I am always out of town. And she’s literally my favorite. There’s something about her kindness that’s so inspiring and magnetic. She was everything I hoped for and more, so literally best Valentine’s Day ever. I had to actually remind myself when we were hanging out that we haven’t met before, since in my head we’re best friends. She’s so warm and makes you feel so comfortable that it’s easy to trick yourself.

Cruising ahead with Lexus

Hi guys! It’s been a crazy week for me. I got back from LA and dropped right into New York Fashion Week and this is the first moment that I’ve come up for air. I can’t even process this week since I’m still beaming over my trip to the City of Angels, which is such an appropriate name since I feel like so much magic happened in my week away. As some of you know I launched my accessories line the night before I arrived and was in town for some beauty events as well as for my camera strap collaboration at Disney with It Cosmetics. I don’t know if it was the magic of Disney, the angels of LA or power of social media, but my line has been on fire! I’m overwhelmed by the amount of meetings, collaborations, events, orders and all around love that have come through. My gratitude meter is at an all time high, and can’t even express what all of this support has meant to me.During my trip, Lexus was generous enough to let me test ride the 2017 Lexus ES 300h, and that car took me everywhere! From Studio City to WeHo to Malibu (I even made a stop in the Valley), I was zipping all over LA from meeting to event to meeting. Normally, I have so much down time when I travel but I completely booked out this trip.

Charlie at the Westin

LA has been a trip! It feels like I transplanted my NYC life to LA making stops at the Indie Beauty Expo, Physician’s Formula, Kevyn Aucoin and It Cosmetics for their spring launch parties and also the Shoedazzle x Barbie Style event, which was so fun! This was also the trip where I simultaneously launched my Pretty Connected Camera/Bag strap line. We had an incredible event at Disney with It Cosmetics (I can’t wait to share the photos) and today my friend Mickey Williams put us in a segment for ABC7 Sarasota Suncoast View (dying!). So much to share! But alas all this insanity has kept me away from my computer and I just got to Palm Springs to visit some of my best friends and have some downtime.

However, it wouldn’t be a trip to Palm Springs without a stop at the Westin in Mission Hills. As some of you know almost 2 years ago I rescued Charlie, my senior Pomeranian love of my life from this hotel. He was/is part of their pet adoption program where they invite one rescue to live in their lobby and guests can walk, and hang out with them.

Our straps are going to Disney! We’re partnering with It Cosmetics!

Well kids, it’s been an exciting week to say the least. Since launching my line of camera/bag straps less than 7 days ago, I’m so proud to announce my first brand collaboration with It Cosmetics.

We’re doing a limited edition Pretty Connected x It Cosmetics ‘Capture It’ strap. We’ll be launching the strap at Disney with the top beauty vloggers/bloggers attaching them to the Instax Mini 9 camera for them to run around the Magic Kingdom and capture their adventure. I named this series of straps the “Jamie” after It Cosmetics founder, Jamie Kern Lima. I want all of my straps to be named after inspiring women, and Jamie is the ultimate girl boss. She’s made real change happen in the beauty industry, being the first prestige brand to use real women of all sizes and skin issues as models. Her acceptance speech for the CEW Achiever Award still gives me chills!

Outfit details: RXP dress from Bandladies showroom, Givenchy lace up boots, Neiman Marcus Barry Jewelry Crystla Lightening Bolt Hoop Earrings (on sale, $15!).