THE LITTLE LIFE BOX – A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

Hello friends!

It’s been a long hot minute since I’ve posted! So sorry my friends! I’ve been so busy and overwhelmed with a move that just feels like will never be completed. But, I missed you all and wanted to touch base and start writing again. Finally, it feels as though things are starting to calm down.

I hope you all are having an amazing Fall/Winter and playing safe out there.

Recently a good friend of mine, fellow blogger Mr Fabulous from http://immrfabulous.com asked me if I wanted to get involved with some filming of products for YouTube! Of course I said yes as whenever the two of us get together it is always so much fun.

Today, I’m sharing a magnificent product that we truly enjoyed; The Little Life Box. Basically, for under $30 a month you can subscribe to this company for a variety of  8 to 12 full size and sample size items that are organic, natural and/or eco­friendly samples of carefully selected products, including non­GMO, gluten­free, raw and vegan choices.

I absolutely fell in love with The Little Life Box. Check this YouTube link to see why!

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SEE SUMMER BETTER WITH WARBY PARKER SUNGLASSES!!!!

Summer is my most favourite time of year. I love the sun. I love the heat. I love the fun that summer is guaranteed to bring!

photo 2Whenever the sun hits my face I always have to accessorize with some fabulous shades to protect my eyes while looking glorious in the sun. This summer I discovered some exquisite sunglasses by WARBY PARKER! 

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WARBY PARKER IS an American company that was founded in 2010 and generously gives back to the community. WARBY PARKER has optical and sunwear frames for men and women. 

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WARBY PARKER AT NORDSTROMS, THE GROVE, LOS ANGELES
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WARBY PARKER AT NORDSTROMS, THE GROVE, LOS ANGELES

I was impressed that for every pair of frames purchased, WARBY PARKER gives a pair of glasses to someone in need. In turn, this gesture allows individuals to increase productivity by 35% while increasing monthly incomes by 20%! WARBY PARKER’S styles are unique and beautiful while reasonably priced. Talk about incredible! I really like the fact that when I wear WARBY PARKER frames I’m helping somebody in need!

In the summer I pretty much live at the beach. I’m a kid at heart who thrives for play in the sun! I have to accessorize even when I’m playing at the beach. Here are my favourite WARBY PARKER frames that helped me “See Summer Better”:

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PIPER in WOODLAND TORTOISE
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RAGLAN IN PEARLED TORTOISE
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ROBINSON IN JET BLACK MATTE
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BANKS IN GINGER CRYSTAL
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NEVILLE IN JET BLACK MATTE
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photo 5I forgot to mention that WARBY PARKER also has a free home try-on program! This program is great as it allows you to pick five different sets of frames that you may want to try out. These trial shades are shipped straight to your home to check out for five days. Once you decide which frames you like, you can order the frames you want to purchase while shipping all the trial shades back to WARBY PARKER. Shipping is FREE OF CHARGE. I’ve never heard of anything like this but wanted to share all these cool perks thaWARBY PARKER has to offer!

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#SEESUMMERBETTER with WARBY PARKER!  Happy summer and happy shades shopping at WARBY PARKER! 

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The Los Angeles Sock Market! Fresh styles of socks for life!

The other day I was at the Universal City Walk at Universal Studios for dinner with a friend. After dinner, we took a stroll on the Walk checking out all the different stores. I stumbled across this store:

FullSizeRenderI had never noticed “The Los Angeles Sock Market” before so I had to check it out! Socks, believe it or not, are kind of a big deal right now! Socks?! Yes! Socks! But, not just any kind of socks. I’m talking about cool, unique, funky socks!

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The Los Angeles Sock Market has one of the coolest collection of socks that I have ever set my eyes on. The prices were very reasonable from $6-$20 for a pair! At this price, you can update your style while still grabbing some for gifts! These giraffe knee high ones were so cute!
 
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They even had a cute selection of kids socks!
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The piano and rainbow socks were also pretty fresh!
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However, my absolute favourite pair of socks that I actually purchased were these Captain America knee high socks complete with a wing accessory!
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I really liked the collection that The Los Angeles Sock Market had to offer! If you’re ever at Univeral Studios/Universal CIty Walk, you should definitely check this store out! It had some super cool selections!
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MARIAH CAREY FINALLY RECEIVES HER STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME!

Hollywood Boulevard is one of those streets in LA that people from around the world come to visit. Why? Because it is one of LA’s most famous attractions known for all the glitz and glam of old and new Hollywood. We love The Chinese Theatre with the celebrity handprints in front on the cement.

If you’ve ever been to Hollywood Boulevard, you know what I’m talking about when I tell you about the excitement the stars embedded on the Hollywood Walk of Fame cause amongst all of its’ visitors. I have never been on Hollywood Boulevard and not seen people lying on the famous pavement posing for pictures next to one of their favourite stars on the ground.

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Last year, I actually got to coincidentally see New Kids On The Block receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of LIVE NATION. This was actually pretty cool as I was always a NKOTB fan since I was a child.

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The other day I had heard that the legendary Mariah Carey was going to be on Hollywood Boulevard receiving her star on the infamous Hollywood Walk Of Fame! I was shocked that she hadn’t received one yet! I was off that day so I decided to go down and check her out. First of all, it was the hottest day of my life this year in LA. There was definitely about 2000 fans there! I’m not sure how I managed to do so, but I did see Mariah and her twins, alongside LA Reid. It was beyond cool to witness the ceremony as Mariah achieved this landmark!

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Mariah was really sweet on the mic when she accepted her honour. She was emotional and humbled and this just made me love her more. I remember being in junior high when she first came out with “Vision of Love” and never stopped loving her. I kind of feel like her new Song ”Infinity” signifies that Mariah will always be making hits for her LAMBS until Infinity!

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If you ever are in LA and a celebrity is getting recognized with a star on the WALK OF FAME, I highly recommend you go down and check it out because it is most definitely a very cool experience to be a part of. You are literally witnessing history as you are privy to a celebrity receiving a huge honor and award. I, myself, got emotional because Mariah isn’t exactly a nobody. She is an icon and to be a part of that history is something that I will never forget! To Check out Mariah’s star on Hollywood Boulevard, head to the W HOTEL and it is literally right in front!

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Congratulations to Mariah Carey! Thank you also to the Hollywood Walk of Fame for putting on these cool events while allowing the public to join in the festivities. If you ever want to know when a future Walk of Fame event is coming up, check out:  http://www.walkoffame.com/

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Thanks for reading! If you ever do happen to go down to Boulevard for one of these events, please let me know! I’d love to hear about your experience! Don’t forget to bring water ‘cuz it gets hot!

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GRAND OPENING OF LA’S FIRST EVER SAKS OFF 5TH! SHOPOHOLICS BEWARE!

You know that high you get when you shop? No? Seriously? Ok, I must admit I’m a bit ridiculous when it comes to shopping. I can actually count it as my hobby! This isn’t always something to be proud of and to be honest I had vowed that I was done with shopping. I promised myself that I would only shop for actual necessities such as food, water and some hair products because Lord knows I most definitely need that Moroccan Oil in my tresses. Ok, I’m getting off topic. That’s what happens when I get home after working hard all day shopping.

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Saks Off 5th outlet just opened its’ first location in LA at Beverly Connection. I was walking by there on N. La Cienega trying to grab a Coffee Bean. I looked to my right and there it was. A brand new store with fluorescent pink lights calling my name. I tried to walk away, I really did. I told myself I’ll walk through the store for only two whole minutes for a simple, quick glimpse.

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Next thing I know, I’m pushing a cart full of items throughout the two level, 27,000 square foot designer outlet store. I departed four hours later with several bags in hand feeling really excited with my amazing designer purchases.

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This is LA’s first Saks Off 5th and the interior is absolutely beautiful. High end designer sunglasses, watches, bags, men’s attire, shoes, dresses etc are neatly set up for your viewing throughout the store. What I liked about this location is that there wasn’t any clutter. I wasn’t getting frustrated as I have in certain other claustrophobic shopping environments. It was clean, organized and beautiful!

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The official grand opening is this Thursday August 6th at 9:30am. If you get there at 8:30am you can take advantage of the first come first serve excitement: every ten minutes $50 gift cards will be given out and some lucky winner will also be awarded with a $500 shopping spree! All weekend long the party continues with a live dj spinning hot beats that you can shop along to, more contests and free giveaways! If you happen to be one of the first 100 shoppers to arrive each day from Thursday to Sunday you’ll also be given a chocolate bar! Yummy! But guess what? Your bar might hold that Willy Wonka style golden ticket with a $100 gift card!

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I am nursing my hangover from my shopping high but hopefully I will make it back to Saks in the next few days to try and score that golden Willy Wonka ticket! The nice thing about this location is Soup Plantation is right next to it, so, girl if you get hungry from shopping all day, check out Soup Plantation http://playeatshop.com/?s=soup+plantation

I will leave you with a beautiful quote I read today by a very wise woman who most definitely knows what she is talking about. Whenever you feel bad about loving to shop and looking fresh, please remember this:

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Happy Shopping! Please let me know how it goes for you!

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GET DOWN WITH THE BEAT AT SOUND NIGHTCLUB HOLLYWOOD, CA

I had the opportunity recently to check out SOUND in Hollywood. If you’re into real house music, this spot is really doing it right.

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From the minute you walk into the club, you literally feel that bass from the speakers vibrating your feet. This is a very rare experience, however, music lovers will appreciate this amazing hospitality from SOUND.

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There’s beautiful people everywhere just mesmerized by the sounds in this sexy lit place. One beauty that actually impressed me was the wall with the lights that bounced up with joy every time the beat would hit. I’ve never actually seen anything quite like it. That, and the disco ball shark gliding from the ceiling. Yes, you read correctly a disco ball shark!

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House music DJ’s from all over the world come to play at SOUND and our group of friends thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There is bottle service or you can do your own thing like the old days by walking right up to the bar.

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Another treat for those that enjoy their cigarettes: a patio with couches and artsy pieces in the back. My favourite part about this? There’s no roof. In L.A., this is a novelty as many spots have you go out front and outside of the venue to do your thing. We enjoyed the fresh air while still hearing the music on a perfect summer night.

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I will definitely get back to SOUND again for that amazing bass, cool atmosphere and real good house music! If you happen to go, let me know about your experience! I’d love to hear about it!

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HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE CALGARY STAMPEDE, THE GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH YET?!

If you’re not in Calgary, Alberta, Canada right about now then you’re totally missing out on the Greatest Outdoor show on earth, The Calgary Stampede!

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This year,  the Calgary Stampede started on July 3, 2015 and will end on July 12, 2015. You might be asking yourself “what is the Calgary Stampede’?” I get that question asked a lot when I meet people who aren’t from Canada. I’ve also met many people from different parts of the world that look forward to the Calgary Stampede and absolutely love it, especially the Calgarians, as the Stampede has been going strong for 103 years!

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So what is it? Basically, it’s Calgary’s annual exhibition, rodeo and festival of fun for ten straight days. People from all over the world come to Calgary to check out the chuck wagon races, the rodeo, the Grandstand shows, the delicious and creative foods, concerts, games and Midway rides.  People proudly wear country western attire, including cowboy boots and hats. 

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There’s so much to do on the Stampede grounds every single day that one literally has to go online http://www.calgarystampede.com or download the phone app and see what’s up. There’s always concerts at the Coca Cola stage that are part of your admission fee. Past performers such as Nickelback, Carly Rae Jepsen and the amazing Paul Brandt (who is also from Calgary) have had concerts on this infamous stage.

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Last week, on opening night of the Stampede, the Calgary Stampede Coca Cola stage was graced by Juno Award winner KIESZA, who also happens to be from Calgary! This was definitely a big deal as KIESZA is killing it right now in the music game internationally with her breakthrough hit “Hideaway” and her debut release album “Sound of A Woman.”

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There’s performances everyday but if you do go make sure you check the website in advance http://www.calgarystampede.com/stampede to plan which artists you want to check out! If you’re a Country music fan, then the Calgary Stampede will become your number one favorite festival as there’s usually a few Country music bands hitting the stage daily.

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If you’ve never been to the Calgary Stampede, then please come to Calgary and check it out! Growing up in Calgary, the Stampede was the funnest time of the year as there’s always so much to do. If you love to party, there is also two nightclubs on the Stampede grounds. The infamous “Cowboys Nightclub” and “Nashville North” is where everybody goes! And, it’s all country music, including live performances. Of course, there’s several other parties going on in the city during the Stampede, however, the beauty of being on the Stampede grounds is that everything you really need is right there!

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I hope you can make it this year to experience this remarkable festival. I promise you’ll have the time of your life!  On a side note, as part of the Stampede tradition, there’s free Stampede breakfasts going on every day all throughout the city at various businesses and establishments. Now that’s what I call Calgary hospitality! Don’t forget to rock your country western attire and cowboy hat! Dressing up just makes the Stampede even funner. 

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 I’d love to hear about your Calgary Stampede experience so please feel free to message me. If you have any questions, I’d be more than happy to help you out! Oh, and make sure you try the mini donuts, a Calgary Stampede popular desert that we’ve been loving since we were kids. Have fun!

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL KISSING DAY! GET YOUR KISS ON WITH SOME HELP FROM MAC COSMETICS!

Today is International Kissing Day! To celebrate the art of smooching, I picked out some of my favourite lipsticks by MAC COSMETICS to help your lips look so exquisite today!

First up is St Germaine. This is one of my go to lipsticks when I’m going out and want to channel my inner diva! St Germaine is a soft pink that looks great on all skin tones while making your lips look super beautiful.

If you’ve never tried Candy Yum-Yum, you’re missing out on some candy lipstick fun. Just like it’s name implies, this lipstick by MAC COSMETICS is a gorgeous bright pink that will make your lips look extra yummy when you go out tonight.
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Made famous by MADONNA back in the 90’s, Russian Red is the perfect red lipstick that will give you that Marilyn Monroe red pout that every girl dreams of.

Last but not not least, Viva Glam Gaga, by the Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, is my absolute favourite colour that MAC COSMETICS has ever made. Soft pink in colour and stunning on the lips, this lipstick is truly incredible. Unfortunately, it was limited edition, however, during holiday seasons, MAC sometimes surprises us with it’s release individually or in holiday packages. I have a few in stowage as I never want to run out of Viva Glam Gaga. So ladies, if you got it, rock it. If not, there’s always the holidays!


I hope you have an amazing day today on International Kissing Day! Get your kiss on!

If you get a chance to try these lipstick colours or have others that you enjoy, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you!

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YOU MISSIN’ ME, I’M MISSIN’ YOU! JANET JACKSON’S NEW SINGLE ”NO SLEEEP” OUT NOW!

“No sleeep” the first single off of Miss Janet Jackson’s upcoming album has been released! I had told you guys last week that the rumours were flying regarding the title, and, I’m happy to announce that finally a rumour is actually true! Enittled ‘‘No Sleeep’‘ it literally has me” being the queen of insomnia” cuz I can’t get it out of my head and now I can’t get no sleep! Thanks Janet! 

“No Sleeep” is perfect in every way possible. The production and mixing is on point. The beat is sexy and so hot while the sound is perfect with Janet’s sultry voice. Janet still sounds amazing as if time stood still and it’s 1990!

I love that Janet’s making a comeback. She’s not desperately trying to sound like something she’s not! Janet Jackson sounds like her brand and this is one of the many reasons why we  fell in love with her years ago!  She’s doing her own thing because Janet is in ‘Control’. After all she doesn’t have to try like that ‘cuz she’s Miss Jackson! She’s already proven herself in the last thirty plus years as a true, professional artist.

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Janet is releasing an album this Fall 2015 to coincide with her upcoming world tour that I talked about last week! If you missed that post, have a read: http://playeatshop.com/2015/06/that-the-end-no-miss-jackson-is-back-with-her-unbreakable-world-tour/

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Tickets went on sale last Monday and there are still tickets available via janet’s website www.janetjackson.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Check out Janet’s new single here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_2_VgUdeq4

Please let me know what you think! 

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JUNE 25, 2015 ANNIVERSARY OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH! A TRIBUTE TO MJ THE FOREVER KING OF POP!

Six years ago today, on June 25, 2009, the world lost one of the best musical artists and performers of our lifetime. I am talking about Michael Joseph Jackson.

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I still remember when I heard the news I was in disbelief and couldn’t accept that he was gone! It’s still so hard to believe that MJ has passed away! Michael Jackson was a legend and was taken away just like that. I remember being on vacation in Mexico and watching his funeral on television, bawling my eyes out. I loved MJ since I was like five years old. I grew up to his music. I guess when you grow up watching a legend, you almost think that they will never die, that they will be around forever!

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His music was incredible, his voice was like an angel’s. We are lucky to have been a part of the musical history that MJ made. We grew up to his music and to this day it’s still being played. I just hope that wherever he is that he is truly at peace. I will never forget him and will continue to love and play his music because he will always be the King of Pop! Although he has passed on, in my heart Michael Jackson will always be here forever.

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To pay my tributes, I wrote a little something to honour his memory:

Do you remember the time
When we fell in love
With King MJ, that THRILLER
Who’s oh so so BAD

The GLOVED ONE with his slick MJ moves
Who had us MAKE THAT CHANGE
To HEAL THE WORLD and make it a better place
Who was GONE TOO SOON and we miss him so much still he’s in our hearts each and every single day

Even BILLIE JEAN ‘n’ DIRTY D
They was feelin so sad
He told you to BEAT IT
While he MOONWALKED with his hat

Legit a SMOOTH CRIMINAL
MJ was that LEGEND
That still lives inside of you

Although he’s gone forever
His music is still here
He changed the world and NEVER
Will we ever forget you

Rest in peace Mj

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