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44 Gratitudes by Mary

By |February 28th, 2018|MIND & BODY|

photos from top to bottom: the devastation that remains including the bathroom counter which was my refuge for five and a half hours.  And the healing beach-- moving towards the light- sun in front and moon behind.   As I have shared on social media, the early morning hours of January 9, 2018 forever changed my ...


Sparkling Wines for the Holidays! What to drink from our friend Hana Lee of Wander and Wine.

By |November 22nd, 2017|EAT & DRINK|

We love our wine!  Especially a sparkling wine.  A festive glass of bubbles makes any occasion feel more celebratory and special, all the more reason to pop some bottles over the holidays.  If you are like us, although we love it, we find ourselves staring at the shelves of wine bottles wishing we could actually ...


Montecito Farmhouse Renovation by Mary

By |October 17th, 2017|HOME|

  Moving up to Santa Barbara from LA was a dream that we made happen a year ago.  Can't believe it has already been a year!  Finding our dream house in our budget was not going to happen on that timeline.  Having survived two renovations since our marriage ten years ago, we were pretty determined ...


Sip & Spritz at Somerset in Santa Barbara!

By |June 13th, 2017|STYLE & BEAUTY|

  From top: Somerset & The First; Mary (l) wearing BLQ dress and Jen's Pirate Booty kimono, and Lucy (r) in Figue; The First; Ready to spritz; The First; samples of The First; cousins!!; Men behind the women, Napper Tandy and cousin, Andrew Firestone; with Jenny Schatzle; with Sam Wennerstrom; man behind the women and ...


Girls Getaway to the Chesapeake Bay!

By |May 10th, 2017|TRAVEL|

Making time for ourselves is harder and harder with kids, husbands, and jobs.  There is something magical that happens when women take time for themselves- especially to connect with other women!  Being with 11 of my best friends from Princeton to celebrate our collective 40th birthdays was an absolute blast.  We let our hair down ...


Spring Ski! The Goldener Hirsch Inn in Deer Valley, Utah

By |February 22nd, 2017|TRAVEL|

Park City has been a favorite getaway for us the last few years-- it is super easy to get to from California, incredibly quaint, and offers a plethora of skiing options.  As all of you who are parents know, time away (alone!!) is hard to come by.  When a visit from our mother dovetailed with ...


Our Best Retreat Yet! What you missed.

By |February 25th, 2016|MIND & BODY, RETREATS|

After every retreat, we turn to each other and exclaim, "That was our best one yet!"  Each one of our retreats and events has a unique spirit - comprised of the soulful energy of the outstanding women who show up.  Our last day long retreat in Malibu was all about tapping into our ...


2.6.2016 – Last Spots For Our Malibu Retreat Are Going Fast!

By |January 29th, 2016|RETREATS|

Get one of the last spots on our one day retreat at the Pinterest worthy home of Lavinia Errico, founder of Equinox! It’s going to be a powerful and magical day full of yoga by Samantha Mehra, coffee by Bulletproof, workshops on creating success with fulfillment in our relationships and careers with Lavinia, green juice, ...


Styled For New Year’s By Former Model And Stylist Anna Schilling!

By |January 21st, 2016|STYLE & BEAUTY|

Mary had former model turned stylist Anna Schilling dive into her closet to create four looks for New Year’s!  Two to dance the night away, and two for the days that follow… Anna Schilling is available for closet consultancy, special event or red carpet styling, as well as complete wardrobe revamp sessions.  Half day $500 ...


GOOP Pop Up Shop at the Brentwood Country Mart open now through the weekend!

By |May 6th, 2014|MIND & BODY, STYLE & BEAUTY|

The beloved (and by some be-hated?!) goop, Gwyneth Paltrow's lifesyle blog and online shop, has settled into a very pretty shop in the Brentwood Country Mart.  But, better get there quick as this pop up shop is only open through this weekend. Downstairs is dedicated mostly to housewares and baubles while upstairs is more clothing ...