Where to Shop for the Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG Looking for a gift for mom? Check out some of these local, independently owned businesses in the 818 where you'll receive personal service and beautiful gift wrap.  These are some of my favorites across the 818. If there’s a … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Holiday Happenings with Santa, Gladiators, Shopping, Theater and More

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 BY KAREN YOUNG FROM THE MDF HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS FILES: THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON CLICK BELOW: The MDF Guide to Festive Holiday Lights and Boat Parades The MDF Guide to Outdoor Ice Skating Across Los Angeles Shop Local: The MDF … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Local Small Businesses in the San Fernando Valley

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BY  KAREN YOUNG Stay away from the madness of the malls and shop local, independently owned businesses. Despite the holiday rush, it’s guaranteed you’ll receive personal service and beautiful gift wrap. Here’s a list of some of my favorites … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: What’s Happening in the San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG   ALL WEEKEND WOODLAND HILLS ICE: This outdoor ice rink next to Westfield Topanga is open for the season through January 27. It features over 7000 square feet of real ice, offering daily recreational ice skating along … [Read more...]

Come Aboard the Green Vanity for Work or Play

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BY KAREN YOUNG What’s green, perfect for parties or  production work, decked out for beauty and relaxation, customizable, just a little bit retro, available to rent three ways, and gives back to community? It’s  Green Vanity — a … [Read more...]

Fashion & Beauty: The Scarf—The Ultimate Fashion Accessory

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BY ALLISON RAE MARSH A scarf is one of my new favorite fashion finds of the season. It  is a versatile fashion accessory that offers many ways to change your look. From casual boho chic to  sleek and sophisticated, the possibilities are truly … [Read more...]

Fashion & Beauty Finds: Use “Goe Oil” and You’ll Never Go Back

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Editor's Note: We're thrilled to have stylist Allison Rae Marsh back again to give us the latest and greatest scoop about her special "finds" in fashion and beauty.  BY ALLISON RAE MARSH Goe Oil is my favorite new cream/oil and truly the best … [Read more...]

Westside’s Jill Roberts Opens Fourth Boutique in Studio City

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BY KAREN YOUNG When celebrity stylist Allison Rae Marsh called me about the opening of the new Jill Roberts boutique on Ventura Place, I was thrilled for two reasons— one, that a unique, established independent, clothing store was coming to … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Holiday Boutiques, Tree Lightings,Winter Festivals, John Lennon, Oprah Lessons, Art Lessons and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG Click here to check out this past Monday's "Find" for  Boutiques still happening today (12/2), plus some MY DAILY FIND discounts. Holiday Open House and Toluca Lake Tree Lighting: Gather with community on Friday at 5 p.m. for the … [Read more...]

Holiday Boutiques and Special Discounts to My Daily Find Readers

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BY KAREN YOUNG Check out these one-stop-shop holiday boutiques this week for gift giving and shopping for a cause. Also, don't miss some great discounts below from some favorite MDF's favorite "finds"! The Oakwood School Annual Holiday Boutique … [Read more...]