If you don’t believe in magic you will when you attend the RiSE Festival.  This year RiSE Lantern Festival celebrated their fourth year in the Mojave Desert.  This year the event was particularly special because it was honoring those who were affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas.  RiSE brings together participants who want to share their hopes, dreams and wishes with loved ones and strangers.  Attendees come together and release lanterns, you can choose to write a message, a wish or dreams on it.  I saw people draw on them, write wishes, write messages to loved ones who have passes away, and some left the lanterns as is.  I met a girl who came because she recently lost her father and boyfriend in the last couple of months and she wanted to celebrate them there. Many came to honor those who were shot in the senseless tragedy in Las…

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Blind Dragon in West Hollywood has re-opened for a more intimate full dining experience.  The h.wood Group has revealed a new look for the West Hollywood flagship supper and karaoke club and has been refurbished and designed by John Sofio, of Built, Inc. with a sexy new look.  The menu has been revamped with an Asian inspired menu such as Short Rib Bao’s, Coconut Shrimp, and Truffle Kale Chips.  Behind the leopard curtain reveals an Asian Tiki themed restaurant, piano bar, and they also have four uniquely themed private karaoke rooms. I was impressed by their food, the menu is Asian Tapas style. The newly curated menu was designed by Adam Koral (The NICE GUY, Delilah) together with ROKU’s Creative Head Chef, Roger Lee.  The drink menu was created by Blind Dragon’s Head Bartender, Daniel Torres. Blind Dragon is a great place to share dishes, which is my favorite way…

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Whether you are headed to St. Mortiz or Courchevel this winter, packing winter clothes is tough.  Here are some cute ideas for you to pack and some winter beauty essentials you will need. Overpacking can be easily done and winter clothes are so thick and bulky that when you pack for your next winter get away think of packing things that are in neutral color groups.  I like to pack some staples and also have some fun pieces so it’s easy to mix and match.  Here are some great pieces to pack.  Starting with this Maison Michel Charles zip-detailed hat, it is a hat that you can wear with many outfits and it has a zipper detail that you can unzip and have a different style hat as well. Moncler’s Aglaia’s down coat, is stylish and will keep you warm.  The Row’s Angel oversized ribbed cashmere sweater will keep you…

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