Princess Diana & Elizabeth Taylor

Princess Diana attended Elizabeth Taylor’s Charity preview of “The Little Foxes”, at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. In this picture they are meeting for the first time!

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Diana was the first Princess to break Royal traditions of giving birth at home. This was due to the fact that she had a difficult pregnancy and needed to get to a hospital for safety concerns. June 21, 1982, Princess Diana gave birth at the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital after 16 hours of labor, to the charming Price William, an heir to the British Throne.

Acupuncture while TTC

While trying to conceive, many woman look to Western Medicine in hopes that a pill (Clomid) or a surgical procedure (IVF), will give them the quick cure they are looking for. In many other cases, people have used the alternative route of using Eastern Medicine such as acupuncture in order to correct their blood flow and to also align your energy points or what the Hindus call, “Chakras”.

Before any type of invasive surgery or medication prescribed to you by your doctor, I highly recommend checking all natural less invasive options first.

Acupuncture consists of needles being placed on pressure points which help release blood flow as well as release any negative emotions in your spirit. It helps you relax, which is what you need most while trying to conceive.

There are many great Acupuncturists out there and don’t be afraid of trying them.

A great acupuncturist to try is Dr. Gilli, . She’s In Culver City and comes highly recommended for  patients trying to conceive.


I <3 Seattle

My husband and I decided to take a quick getaway this past weekend to Seattle, Washington. We had both never been there but I did my research and knew where to eat and what to see, in that order. We stayed at the “Inn at the Market” hotel on Pine street, we couldn’t have found a better hotel that was close to all of the downtown action.

We ate fish n’ chips about 3 times in a matter of 3 days. “Anthony’s” by the bay had the best fish n’ chips. We also went out on a ferry to Bainsbridge which was a great ride but Bainsbridge itself was a little boring. The best thing about it was the restaurant, “Public House” which is where all the locals go. Their fish n’ chips were also amazing! The seafood in Seattle in general, as everyone knows, is ridiculously tasty and we couldn’t get enough!

When we first checked into our hotel room, we didn’t know what to expect since the lobby of our hotel was mediocre but the moment we went upstairs to see our room, we were blown away by our spectacular view of the bay. We knew we scored big time!

We pretty much walked most of the city, from “The Market” which we visited everyday to see the fresh flowers & beautiful fruit displays, to our favorite area, “Capitol Hill” which had all of these hip new restaurants and cafes. Don’t forget to go to the first ever Starbucks, if you’re into that sort of thing and grab a “Piroshki” while you’re at it just across the street from “The Market”!

Of course we went to the Space Needle, which had a killer 360 degree view as well as wine to enhance the experience. Afterwards, we head down to the enchanting Chihuly glass garden, yes, it was magical.

All in all, it was an easy city to get around by foot or by tram and what most people don’t mention is how kind everyone is there. As a person who was born and raised in Los Angeles, I was pretty shocked at just how polite and nice everyone was in a city not that far away from home. Why is that? Why are the people of Seattle more helpful and just generally a calm people who don’t seem annoyed or agitated by anyone or anything. Can it be that they’re just passive? Which can be a great trait btw, or is it that they just know the secret on how to enjoy life? I really don’t know. But what I do know is that my husband and I are looking forward to many more trips back to Seattle for it’s mouth watering Seafood, coffee, Piroshki’s & it’s kind, fine people.

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Helena Bonham Carter quote

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” ~Helena Bonham Carter


Breakfast Yogurt

You know what tastes delicious and is really good for you? Greek Yogurt, Blueberries and oats! This breakfast bowl not only looks good but it’s filled with antioxidants, protein & nutrients! The oats help give you strength and energy to get you through your day. If not for breakfast, it’s a great afternoon snack as well. The yogurt and blueberries are from Trader Joe’s and the Oats are from Whole foods. Enjoy!


The musically gifted Sia

So you’re in your car driving and you turn on the radio. Suddenly amongst all of the noise, a song comes on that completely rocks your inner core! You might be thinking, wow I wish I was able to make music like this singer! Little do you know that the singer not only didn’t create the lyrics or the instrumental but they definitely didn’t create the melody & style it was sang in either! In this case, the singer is really just someone who is a good performer with very rarely a good voice to go along with it. They are usually looking for fame and don’t have the creative edge to make their own music but they might have the vocals and ambition to carry them to stardom. These singers need a song writer as well as someone to lead them through the harmony. This is where Sia comes in. She is apart of the “behind the scenes”, music world working on the songs that you love, sang by people other than the creator herself!

Sia is a singer songwriter (a real one) who hid from the spotlight for decades. Her career took off when she sang in the band Zero 7 on their 2006 album, “The Garden”. Her last unforgettable hit Breathe Me played at the end of the show “Six feet under” and she has only recently come to the surface since with her latest song Chandelier, which made it to the top of the international music charts. This song is much more than just another “Pop” song on the radio. Sia wrote this song originally to sell to Rhianna or other pop artists that she usually writes for but she decided that it was much too personal to give it up and kept it for herself. After-all, it’s her song and it’s about her! In the video, “Chandelier”, an 11 year old dancer Maddie Ziegler performed an out of this world performance. Sia helped choreograph the dance. The scene takes place in a sad crumby apartment with dull colors and depressing kid drawings on the wall, while Maggie plays out the songs darkness with her upbeat beautiful ballet, modern and contemporary hip hop dance steps that can come off pretty creepy at times. It is really a genius piece of work! 

Sia’s story is pretty remarkable and you can find her talking about it on the Howard Stern Show. It’s an hour long but if you’re into the back story of all of your favorite pop songs, you will be shocked to know that Sia is behind them. She wrote “Diamonds in the Sky” sang by Rhianna, as well as “Titanium” and so many others that you will find a whole new level of respect for this talented woman!

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