Gwendolyn-Mary Candles and Perfumes: From Sherman Oaks to France and Back

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BY KAREN YOUNG Sherman Oaks resident Kathleen Laccinole  has always joked that "in my next life I'll be a perfumer."  As she explains,  "I have an extremely 'emotional' nose and love, love, love scent." In reality, Laccinole spent many … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Winter Celebrations, Unique LA Shopping, Giving Back, Auto Fun and Theater for the Holidays

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Snow in Studio City this Sunday.  Photo: Courtesy Studio City Residents Association

BY KAREN YOUNG TONIGHT! FRIDAY Downtown Burbank Holiday Cheer:   Downtown Burbank kicks off a month-long celebration filled with free seasonal events from December 1 through January 1, 2013. It all begins with the Mayor's Tree Lighting … [Read more...]

Come Aboard the Green Vanity for Work or Play

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Green Vanity is available

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’s Night Out: Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks and Studio City Joins Los Angeles to Take Part in a Global Celebration

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BY KAREN YOUNG Westfield Topanga  and Wesfield Sherman Oaks  are the the top spots in the 818 for  Fashion’s Night Out  (FNO) on Thursday, September  6,  along with select stores in Studio City. The San Fernando Valley joins  Los … [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...]

Innovative, Personalized Treatments for Beautiful Skin at Skin Addiks—and 20% off!

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Camille Fields  Photos: Karen Young

BY KAREN YOUNG This is an update about one of My Daily Find’s favorite finds, Skin Addiks Skincare Studio, which was first featured in early 2010.  Since then, owner Camille Fields has moved to a new location just east of Laurel Canyon in … [Read more...]

Belle Visage introduces the "must-have" Dermafile Facial; 40% Discount for My Daily Find readers

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Tina Kesherian with Kirsten Dunst, who has been a client since age 12. Kirsten's mother, Inez, is now Kesherian's business partners at Belle Visage.

BY KAREN YOUNG Have you ever had that experience where you look in your rear view mirror and are startled by what you see? Every line and pore is suddenly magnified and a decade seems to have been added overnight without permission? Or that your … [Read more...]

The Beauty Box: Luxury products and personal service for men, women and children

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BY KAREN YOUNG Want Lady Gaga’s nail color? Niche beauty products you can’t find in the 818, or some not even in Los Angeles for that matter? How about a good supply of products for men and children? And don’t your brows and eyelashes need … [Read more...]

A scrumptious dessert for your lips from the Lipstik Factory

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BY KAREN YOUNG Lip gloss is one of those things I buy for fun.  But after unwrapping the packaging,  I end up disappointed because it's either too sticky, it doesn’t stay put, the flavor is dicey or the color isn’t quite right. All that … [Read more...]

New! dtox Day Spa: A Ventura Boulevard Stay-cation

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BY KAREN YOUNG How often have you said that you need a getaway but can’t take the time or spend the money? Feeling stressed, you might go for a massage at any one of the quick fix cookie cutter facilities that seem to pop up on every other block. … [Read more...]