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LA (BEVERLY HILLS): SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION [FOUR SEASONS ULTRA FACIAL]

By Nora Zelevansky / February 3rd, 2011

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I have big hopes for fashion and The Oscars.

"Why?" you might ask, since the Golden Globes was a disaster of shoulder pads, champagne evening gowns fit for eighty-year-olds and unsightly flower appendages (ahem, Natalie and Michelle).  Well, I'm an optomist.  And I believe that even Hollywood can be redeemed.

Hallelujah.

Regardless of the dresses though, every awards season brings new red carpet skin treatments to help celebrities get that elusive glow.  So, I covered The Four Seasons Beverly Hills' newest service, The ULTRA Facial for Mondette.

I'd like thank my cats and you all for, well, just being you.

xo – N.

NYC (AND BEYOND): THE BEST EXCUSE FOR NOT POSTING WHILE IN NYC

By Nora Zelevansky / September 28th, 2010

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My poor little chickadees!  I left you without so much as an explanation!  I'm in the Big Apple (see above very literal image translation) and am sadly Wifi challenged.  I never planned to stop posting this week!

Oh well.  Everything happens for a reason and, in this case, the reason must be that I need a damn break from you people.  Nooooooo.  Just kidding.  I love you guys and I'm sad that I can't share all my delicious finds from pulled pork sandwiches at Building on Bond to boots on Smith Street.

BUT, that said, I'll have lots to talk about when I return to hot ass LA, where apparently The Drewser is literally melting into oblivion like some kind of wicked witch.  Don't leave, Andre!  Don't evaporate!

In the meantime, look out for my story on Mondette about experiencing brunch at Dominick's and don't be shy about checking my FB page for updates about the Womack sitch.  (For instance, how is he only 27 years old?  Could US Weekly be wrong? GASP!)

In the meantime, stay dry and cool, no matter what coast you're on.

xo – N.

LA (ALL AROUND): THE BEST WAY TO **eat** YOUR TEQUILA

By Nora Zelevansky / June 9th, 2010

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This Sunday, R., Andre & I headed to a private party, celebrating the launch of the Camarena Tequila Taco Truck.

I know, I know.  You are SO over food trucks.  I get it.  But here's the thing: This taco truck is free!  Plus, it's all in honor of booze.  For two months, this truck will roam around, serving up gratis grub and
introducing the launch of this new tequila brand.

Read all about it my full report on Mondette.com.

It may not be up yet.  BE PATIENT!  Gawd.

xo – N.

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LA (BEVERLY HILLS TO PASADENA): THE BEST WAY TO GET SOME SPA NEWS (AND SOME CHINESE INSPIRED TREATMENTS IN PASADENA)

By Nora Zelevansky / April 28th, 2010

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Last Thursday was one of my favorite annual work-related fĂȘtes of the year: Spa Magazine's yearly event.  This year was a little quieter than usual, but it's still hard to go wrong with mini-spa treatments, new products, chocolate chip cookies and passed bites like California rolls.

Anyway, I covered the shindig for Mondette, so–for a bit of spa news–check it out!  I am TOTALLY looking forward to checking out The Langham in Pasadena's brand new set-up at The Huntington Spa, as they now have a new Chinese wellness component called Chuan Spa.  (The Langham is also home to the resto run by Top Chef's Michael Voltaggio, as if a new spa wasn't enough of a draw.)

Sign me up!  Twice!

xo – N.

LA (AND BEYOND): CRUMPLED TWENTY

By Nora Zelevansky / March 25th, 2010

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The Best Link Today:

Okay, so I know it has been a while since I did one of these "Crumpled Twenties" and I have been horribly remiss, as usual.

BUT I just couldn't let Mondette's post about design blog, My Right Brain, pass without acknowledgement.  This is like a great blog inside a great blog inside a great blog.  So lots to check out on all fronts!

xo – N.

LA (THIRD ST & BEYOND): MORE SHAMELESS SELF (AND FELLOW BLOGGER) PROMOTION

By Nora Zelevansky / March 8th, 2010

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Well, folks, another weekend, another loooong Oscar show (but worth it though for the Alec Baldwin/Steve Martin Paranormal Activity parody), another really bizarre dress and hair choice by Sarah Jessica Parker.

Yeah.  That's right.  I said that about vintage Chanel.  I'm not afraid.

Oh yeah … and another LA Times story by me (not that there have been SO many), this time about the re-launch of Blackburn + Sweetzer as the bigger and better Mondette.

So, happy Monday, happy reading, happy you didn't wear that crazy pink and purple boob dress like Charlize.

xo – N.