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Fashion | Lifestyle | Entertainment


Resolutions, Party Spots and the local options that will help you do it right.

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elcome to our winter issue which marks the end of 2010 and the start of an all new 2011. As we sit in a time between the old and the new, we often look back at what we may or may not have accomplished and in the next turn rejoice at the idea of a fresh start with the coming of a New Year. In this issue, we help you along that timely transition by sharing some great local spots to celebrate the arrival of 2011 as well as a list of our reader’s, fans and follower’s top ten resolutions. We introduce you to a few rising stars that have sewn and baked their way into the spotlight and entice you with a blinged out holiday spread decked in Bstoned. As with the birth of every new issue we produce, we would like to thank all of our readers, fans, followers and clients for your amazing support, and loyalty over the past few years. We work hard to bring you the things you love and show surrounding counties, the IE has Style. Cheers to all of you that have been with us from the start and a huge welcome to those you have just joined us. May you have a wonderful holiday season and prosperous New Year. To stay connected to ieStyle Magazine between issues, follow us on twitter @ ieStyleMag or become our BF on Facebook/ieStyleMag. To send a digital version of this magazine to a friend visit us online at


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Dolan Fringe Pullover Sweater $187.00

Haute Hippie hand-coiled oatmeal alpaca poncho $1395

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Leg Avenue Santa’s Helper

Ti’s the season to get Bstoned A boutique gem unearthed in Redlands

Photography by: David Gerhartz, Alpha Omega Productions Location: Bstoned - Redlands l 909-792-3209 l

Lori Jack Swarovsi Flip flops $110.00 - $129.99 Hepburn Crystal Clutch $325.00

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Bordello Crystal Pumps $129.00 Gold & Silver bracelet $24.99 Black & silver bangles $40.00

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Crystal Embellished Cuffs $24.99


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Crystal belt $65.00 Flower brooch $42.99 Hello Kitty necklace $24.99

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Grey Bow fidora $12.99 Skull Phone $59.99

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Ring in...

Local options that will help you do it right.

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New Year’s Eve 2011...IE Style How about ringing in the New Year close to home this time? Whether you opt for a fancy feast, an unforgettable all-nighter, or an off the cuff kind of celebration, ieStyle personally invites you to experience four of the town’s most unique (and champagne filled) soirees.

By: Candace S. Abbott

Who: The Gourmet Detective What: fun-filled evening of dinner and murder mystery. From the moment you step into Avila Terrace, the show is on. All of the characters run the place, so you’re instantly involved in the happenings. The show is designed to evoke the spirit of Film Noir, the cast is outfitted in authentic costume and all of the nuances of the time are captured, right down to the live music filling the room. The Gourmet Detective keeps its edge by keeping a commitment to the 32 ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011

audience. Engaging you is the way they make it happen, from letting you ask questions, to serving your meal (one course at a time), to giving you the task of solving the evening’s mystery.

When: December 31, 2010 at 8pm

Details: Call the box office or book it online for $69. Make a night of it with the hotel packages starting at $249. Wear: Get in character for this one. Hit your favorite

boutiques for a sultry something. Try just-belowthe-knee style dresses with bold accents like fishtails, intricate folds and rich embellishments. Even feel free to go luxe with a faux diamond cuffs and a satin nightgown inspired dress. Call the look complete with strappy sandals. The Avila Terrace Theatre, 3663 Main Street in Riverside 866-992-5424

New Year’s Eve

Who: Silk at Pechanga What: An all night party in

the IE’s only megaclub complete with superstar entertainment and high energy. Make 2011 your year as you groove to hits by special guests, legendary, platinum selling artist Too $hort, and one-time MTV veejay turned rapper, Dirty Nasty. This is the place to be after all. Pechanga is known for throwing the largest NYE party in Southern California.

When: December 31, 2010 at 9pm

Details: If you’re a part of the lucky first 500, you’ll pay $75. Otherwise $90 til the day of and $100 at the door. Want to go VIP? Do it. Packages start at $900 and include champagne at midnight. Wear: If it’s silver, if it’s gold, if it shines or sparkles, wear it. Consider this the time to pull out the showstoppers like a Rachel Roy one-shoulder, copper-hued mini dresses

or high-waisted, sequined shorts by Bebe and even chrome colored leggings. Pair with platforms, some rhinestone hoop earrings and you can’t go wrong. Silk at Pechanga Pechanga Casino & Resort, 45000 Pechanga Parkway in Temecula

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New Year’s Eve

Who: Rock the Keys Dueling a table full of party favors. To Wear: Score a fool-proof top, Piano Bar & Nightclub

What: Rancho’s only dueling piano bar and one of the IE’s top entertainment spots is saying bye bye to 2010 with a bang. Talented singers grace this space, belt out some of your favorite tunes that often leave you with side-splitting laughter. It’s funny, it’s fun and it’s the high-energy party you need (and want). Grab three of your best buddies and head over for dinner, a bottle of champagne and 34 ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011

welcome the New Year, Rock the Keys does it Times Square style with a countdown at both Rock the Keys and the adjacent Club Keys followed by a balloon drop and a confetti storm all over the dance floor.

like a LaROK LUXE number, skinny pants and a comfy pair of booties. Mix and match up festive accessories (perhaps a sassy clutch) and be on your way. No need to fuss with dresses or super-glam styles. Let your outfit match the Rock the Keys vibe.

When: December 31, 2010

10134 Foothill Blvd. in Rancho Cucamonga 909-987-9322

at 6pm

Details: Tickets to this party are at steal at $50, which includes dinner, bubbles and a good time.

New Year’s Eve

Who: Rancho Las Palmas party favors and an extra special Resort & Spa

New Year’s Eve dinner.

What: A white-hot party in the desert at a swanky meets cozy (and family friendly) resort. Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage is doing double duty for New Year’s Eve by celebrating not once, but twice. The newly designed plaza at Rancho Las Palmas, as well as the oversized lobby, will host a fun filled fete to greet 2011 along with the East Coasters then again to greet 2011 here on the West Coast. What’s not to love about an extra dose of party? Pop-up bars will fill the place as will

When: December 31, 2010 Details: This party is open

to hotel and non-hotel guests, so come one, come all.

Wear: Your best desert-frock.

Put on the glitz. Go classic or creative. At a desert-soiree the little black dress goes, but bring out the bright hues too. Who shall you turn to? Trina Turk--queen of the desert fashion. Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

41-000 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage 760-568-2727

A few more worthwhileparties...

The New York Gala at Pechanga

New Year’s celebration at The Pines at San Manuel Sevilla Nightclub in Riverside Cielo at Casino Morongo Revolution Restaurant & Nightclub in Redlands

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The Cyber Chic Gift Guide Deck the halls and gift your friends, family, beau and beyond with a little help from ieStyle’s 2010 guide to FABULOUS gift giving... For the minimalist...

For the yogi...

For the Power Couple...

Yogamatic Yoga Towel,

Royal Elastics (price varies)


For the Do-Gooder...

Jessica DeCarlo Sterling Silver Earrings,

“Betty” by Krochet Kids,



For the Chocolate Lover... Godiva Chocolate Infused Vodka, $30.00

For the Penny Saver...

Studio Pennylane Bracelet,


For the Girly-Girl...

Forever 21 Floral Glazed Clutch,


For the Chic Reader... Sony Reader Pocket Edition, $179.00

For the Culinary Wonder...

For the Smartest Baby in Town... Tutortogs Cozy Romper, $30.00

For your Dad... Remington Foil Shaver, $52.99 For your Mom... Initial Impressions Coaster Set, $32.95

The Country Cooking of France, $50.00

For your Little Sister... Bobbi Brown “Beauty Rules,” $24.95

For the Stylist... The Blo & Go, $29.95

For the Cutie Pies.... Bambeeno Cashmere Heart and Dog Roller Neck Sweaters, $132.00

For your Guy... CAT Big Cap Watch in Rose Gold, $150.00

For you Little Brother... Holiday Cleansing Gel (Peppermint) by Anthony, $22.00

For the Tech-Diva... Power Support USA Designer Collection by Rachel Pally, Tibi and Rory Beca, $54.95

. t.. l tis ona r i p A ss eu rofe 0 om k a P 4.0 .c e Mrom , $2 rom h r t st et st Fo ord h S ord N rus .n B ww w

For the Decorator... Jonathan Adler Kalediscope Pillows, $68.00 - 98.00

For the Sustainable Sweetheart... Davines Authentic Formulas (price varies)

For the Budding Genius... Bling Earbuds by Omnitech, $9.99 For the Fashion Slave... Prodigal Daughter Button Sleeve Dress, $173.80

For the Wordsmith... Real Card Studio Stationary (price varies)

For your Favorite Aunt... Tocca Catania Aqua, $38.00

For the Optimist... Imp’s Whisper Medio Candela by Molton Brown, $49.00

For the Girl with Drive...

Bling Flashdrive by Omnitech,


For Grandma... Edward Marc Chocolates (price varies)

FAUX Fabulous

These animal-friendly vests can be layered over t-shirts to dresses and keep you stylishly warm! The Battalion Munro Faux Fur Reversible Vest in Hyena $242

Sanctuary ‘Natalie’ Faux Fur Vest An ultra-plush faux-fur vest is styled with a cozy stand collar topped by a toggle closure. $137

Curations by Stefani Greenfield

Burning Torch Isle of Sky Faux Fur Vest $348.00

Alice & Oliva Chris Flutter Front Faux Fur Vest $369 38 ��Style Dec/Jan 2011


It’s the Inland Empire’s own slice of American Pie. It’s a city with a small town feel. It’s where you’ll find olden pleasantries mingling with modern favorites. It’s Redlands. And it’s time you explored all that it has to offer. By: Candace S. Abbott

The city of Redlands, named for adobe hued soil, provides visitors a storied past of historic railways and citrus trees. Its climate seemed suitable for citrus growth, while its location proved optimal for the newly developed Pacific Electric Railway to travel to and from bustling cities like Los Angeles and San Pedro. Into the early part of the 20th Century, Redlands was quickly developing as the city welcomed a host of roses and other foliage that spread throughout the town (and gives it the lush look we now know), the Kimberly Crest House and Gardens, the Glass Museum and the iconic Redland’s Bowl. Today the city keeps its old-school feel, but freshens it up a bit with charming markets, grade-A shopping and one stellar latte.

Baby Love Start the day off right at Kissui. Do a little guilt-free shopping for your own little ones or grab a few gifts for expecting girlfriends. Store owner and mommy of three, Laura Powers, packs her sweet boutique with some of the cutest finds around from both local and well-known labels. This January, Laura’s upping the ante with the store’s shoe selection (something Kissui is celebrated for) by becoming home to lines like Jemos and Nowali--their easy on kids developing feet and easy on mom’s croc wallet. Everything from eco-friendly toys to Oh Plah teething rings, Tea Collection infant-wear and cozy Bebe au Lait onesies to super-soft (and obscenely cute) lady bug covered baby blankets are on hand. Laura says, “I’ve tried almost everything in here, so I know what works.” An item she can’t help but show off is the Puj Tub--a revolutionary movement in baby bathing. Rather than put your sweetie into a plastic tub, which eventually leaks, you can place her into this space saving cradle right in the sink. “There are things that I love, so I bring them in, but I also respect what my customers want and I carry 40 ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011

those lines too,” says Laura. She cares so much about her customers that she has a boutique within her boutique. Carved out towards the rear of the store is a sling section. The sling has become so popular to mommies as of late that Laura has decided to help out and be there as a mom figures out what’s best for her and her baby. Fitting? Absolutely. Muslin blankets by Swaddle last “forever” says Ms. Powers. And she goes on to talk about the Kissui’s “huge” cloth diaper selection, mommy-needs (like nursing bras, pad and Petunia Picklebottom bags) and fighting the misconception that, “because we’re a boutique, we must be expensive.” Aside from having the largest hair-bow selection in town and girly tutu’s that start at $12, Kissui is about as budget-friendly and as cute as it gets. Kissui. Located at 5 E Citrus Avenue Suite 102 909-307-9500.


Jewel Tones That large shop just at the corner? That would be Ozel Jewelers of Redlands. It’s also where you’ll go to score your next big shiny thing. The family owned business moved from the Redlands Mall to East State Street a little over a year ago. In its new home, Ozel is bigger and better than ever. The chocolate and vanilla hued interior was a concept by Emanuel Jacobson, who designed the place after the oversized and ultra-decadent jewelry shops that pepper the streets of New York City. Emanuel candidly says, “I wanted to create a place where I would want to shop and I just wanted to have something amazing.” Glittering sconces, crystal covered chandeliers and a photo by a New York-based artist turned glass backdrop deliver “amazing.” But it’s what’s inside the cases that create the “wow.” Rich gold fashion pieces share the stage with cocktail rings, engagement rings and rarities like South Sea Tahitian Black Pearls. Many pieces at Ozel’s are one-of-a-kind as the diamond wonder-house specializes in custom work. One work that couldn’t go unnoticed was a $40,000 white gold cuff, littered with 500 white and sprinkled with natural colored diamonds

(chocolate and yellow). Stunning. Designs like this are common at Ozel as Emanuel likes to showcase jewelry that you won’t find just anywhere. He’s also committed to carrying pieces from artists like K. Brunini, who has designed for the likes of Brad and Angelina. She delivers strong pieces that stand out like her latest, Body Armor, an oversized necklace of silver hooks with a leather strap and pieces that showcase the intricacy that only an artist could bring to her work like in her longstanding Twig collection (originally created in 1998). Chances are you’ll leave with something delicious--encrusted hoops, a sweet rose gold ring or maybe a glittering cross. You’ll certainly leave satisfied and happy knowing that you just scored a one-of a-kind. Ozel, Jewelers of Redlands. Located at 2 East State Street. 909-793-7986.

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Jean Pool Redlands shopping wouldn’t be complete if you weren’t able to snag a few unique numbers for your wardrobe. DenM marks its territory on State Street with creative window displays and equally pleasing fashion finds inside. With a vintage-inspired design scheme and a couple of reclaimed doors, which act as fitting room separators, DenM seems like a spot plucked from L.A.’s celebrated 3rd Street. But the creativity goes beyond the cheeky digs and spills into the clothing. Tom’s Shoes are plentiful at the place, while flowly tops from Lush also ride shotgun. In fact, the selection of Lush is so large it might have you seeing 42

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and buying double. Tops, military-inspired jackets and fitted blazers are brand no-brainers. Frankie B. jeans and True Religions are a must have for the gal who lives in her jeans. Girlish Free People favorites hang from the racks too. And American Apparel basics are definitely in attendance to dress up or dress down your situation. Unique necklaces and locally made earrings make up the accessory department. Sidenote, this shop is so with it, that you’ll be able to grab something for your guy too. DenM. Located at 18 East State Street. 909-792-9600.


Wi-Fi and visual stimulation via rotating artists. A shimmering espresso maker and a lively staff make you want to stay for hours. As for their latte……It’s the best in town! Order it “for here,” and delight when that perfect afternoon treat makes its way to your table. Augie’s Coffee House. Located at 113 N. 5th Street. 909-798-2255.

Bean There At some point you’ll need a pick-me-up. That’s where Augie’s Coffee House comes in. The quaint spot is marked by an eye-catching red brick exterior just off State Street. A luxury foiled ceiling coexists with concrete floors, rust colored walls and a modish approach in the furniture department. Tables are situated throughout; while bar stools also offer a nice way to soak up solitude. Andy Amento took over ownership of Augie’s (along with the help of his wife, Linda and son Austin) in January 2009 after scouring the streets of Redlands for a family style location. So, this marks a year for the coffee house and a lot has happened within that year. Just last fall, Augie’s began roasting and selling their own beans. That should be reason enough to stop in for a shopping boost. Bring a bit of big city, small coffee shop flare to Redland’s, , Augie’s offers free

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Home Grown Since your home is your sanctuary it’s only proper to fill it with things that make you smile. Pop in to J.D. Myers Homewares. The shop is overflowing with odds and ends that are perfect for gifting. Start by paying attention to the candle selection, where you’ll find luscious scents like Pink Peony from Aquiesse (an ieStyle favorite) and Gin & Rosewater from Tokyo Milk. The goodies don’t stop there. The shop keeps delivering more objects of desire like more Tokyo Milk treats (bubble bath, anyone) and fresh finding from Tea Forte. Just in time for the holiday season and your venture into 2011, J.D. Myers carries the entire Tea Forte collection including sweet little buttery bits--White Ginger Pear and Sweet Orange Spice cookies. Need more treats? Set your sights on the Star Thistle Honey and Amber Tea Sugar, both necessities for chilly winter evenings. No doubt, the shop has you feeling tranquil and ready for some “me time,” but doesn’t miss gourmet 44

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cookbooks and Mariposa serving accessories, which are ideal for gifting or showing off at your “new year, new you” soiree. Each little treasure in the store makes its home upon an intricate piece of furniture that you’ll drool over. Little glass boxes, chrome bubble blowers, greeting cards, Zebi bloomers for baby and unique home accents are what this place is made of, so feel free to indulge. And kick it up a notch by visiting the adjacent clothing boutique where you’ll find beautiful handmade scarves and wraps, jewelry designs from Paris and Italy as well as from L.A. designer David Tishbi. J.D. Myers. Located at 122 State Street. 909-798-9166.


On the Avenue Not far from State Street on a nearby corner, you’ll find the real essence of Redlands (and all of the shopping will have made you hungry so you’ll need a place to snack). Olive Ave. Market brings the vintage feel of days gone by. Just past an outside herb garden and picnic area is a simple screen door that serves as the store’s entrance. Gourmet treats like raw honey and artisan mustards line the shelves. Crates of fresh veggies line up in the middle of the store (courtesy of Three Sisters Produce) and old-timey looking sodas and seltzers fill the refrigerator, along with fresh-made sandwiches, salads and burritos. A cheerful staff plays host making Cappuccinos and the like, while the townspeople come in and out as though the place is their own--parents bringing their children by for after school treats or locals grabbing an afternoon coffee and reading the paper. “It’s been around since 1924 and this is really one of the only neighborhood markets left, says

Sonya Rozzi, one of the market’s owners. She and two of her best friends, Missy Van Zeyl and Amber Wallick (all Redlands natives who grew up together and whose children grew up together as well) took over the space in 2007 and adapted to the needs of the neighborhood. Olive Ave. Market keeps its commitment to the locals with catering services, unique wines, homemade pastries, holiday baskets and holiday treats (like peppermint toffee) and it’s one of the only places around to score the famous, familymade Theron Frozen Custard. You can take your lunch at the counter and chat with the warm staff (some of whom are the owners’ children) or post up at one of the large communal tables. Perhaps, you’ll make a friend and you’ll chat about the market’s large street sign reading “Redlands City Limit,” or the carousel horse in the back--both eclectic finds from Sonya’s contractor. Another way Olive Ave. Market has listened to the neighborhood? A fresh herb garden and a tranquil back patio. Who’s ready to relax? Olive Ave. Market. Located at 530 W. Olive Ave. 909-792-8823.

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Top Ten New Year Resolutions


ew Year’s is the only holiday that celebrates the passage of time. Perhaps that’s why, as the final seconds of the year tick away, we become introspective. Inevitably, that introspection turns to thoughts of self-improvement and the annual ritual of making resolutions, which offer the first of many important tools for remaking ourselves.

The following list is the result of our survey which we conducted over a one month period via twitter and facebook. Thanks once again to all of our fans and followers.

1. Lose Weight and Get in Better Physical Shape We all knew this was coming, No matter the person’s size or age it seems everyone is prepping for the battle of the bulge! Soon you will see a swarm of TV ads convincing us that our youthful figure is locked away in their bottle of miracle pills. Only to read the fine print below that clearly states


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*Results not typical, use as part of a diet and exercise program* For most of us excersise is boring and diet is well, punishment. But it doesn’t have to be. With a slew of alternative fitness studios opening their doors in the IE, you can melt away the pounds and learn some sexy moves with pole dancing, belly dancing, ballroom dancing and outdoor boot camp fitness programs that are all

designed to keep us entertained. If your spare time is spent sitting in traffic each morning and evening, evening, then you too can mold that jelly by squeezing your buns during the drive to work and tightening your tummy on the way home. You can even squeeze at your desk and choose to walk to lunch. Replace chocolate and sugary snacks with fruit and veggies; add water and you will be on your way.

2. Save More Money Yes, we can all afford to save a little more money in the New Year without depriving ourselves. Just as much as we enjoy spending our money, we can make a game out of saving it that can be almost as enjoyable. If you tend to carry and spend cash, make a game out of saving every $5 bill you get back as change. Store these fab 5’s in a jar or piggy bank all year long and watch your money grow. If you are a debit card diva, then do some online banking and set up an automatic transfer of $50 every two weeks or on your payroll dates. Your money will flow from your checking into your savings account painlessly. If you stick to it, you could have an extra $1,200 or more this time next year that is sure to give you plenty of reason to celebrate.

3. Debt Reduction One of the first things you have to do before any debt can be eliminated is to stop using charge accounts. If you continue to use the accounts, you are only fueling the problem, and building on it, not solving it. Make a resolution now to stop charging anything and to get financially stable. If you can’t pay cash for it, you don’t need it, make it just that simple and you will find yourself out of debt in no time at all. Keep a diary of all money spent, whether it is by cash, check, credit card, etc. Once you know where your money is going, then, and only then, can you take the steps needed to prepare a good budget that you can live with and make huge strides to budgeting your debt away.

5. Date More Whether you are married or single, it seems many of you want to spice things up in the relationship department in 2011. For our married readers we recommend initiating a date night at least once a month. Make it an evening that reminds your significant other of why they fell for you in the first place. That means don’t make it a therapy session! Have kids? Meet for lunch once a week at a restaurant you

wouldn’t normally take the kids or form a married couple’s date night support system with your friends so you can take turns caring for each other’s children. For our singles, romance is alive and well as more and more people are looking for that special someone, their “soul mate” who lights their fire, the ONE whom they love unequivocally and who share their worldview. Okay, maybe you just want to have a little fun,

4. Enjoy More Quality Time with Family & Friends Let’s face it, the reason we work so hard in the first place is for our families. But with work, kid’s sports, friends, walking the dog and the spouse to contend with, spending quality family time can be difficult. One way to kick off a new family time tradition is with Friday Family Night. This works on all budgets. You can choose to cook something as a family, rent a movie instead of going out to the movies, play a classic game of charades and even make a snack run to the local seven eleven in your PJ’s. Kill two birds with one stone and invite a few close friends over to participate in your family fun once a month. We can’t end this segment without mentioning a good old GNO (girl’s night out). Meet up with your gal pals once a month for dinner and karaoke. Now that makes for some good food, good friends and good laughs.

in any case It’s important to put yourself out there, make yourself available and get used to saying yes more often when it comes to invites. It may not go too far but at worst you can get out and enjoy some adult interaction that’s not work or kid related. Online dating is very popular and helps you shop without buying. Meet up for coffee and conversation and let destiny do the rest.

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6. Quit Smoking

Becoming a non-smoker is probably one of the best decisions you can ever make, and is a life changing as well as a life saving decision. The benefits to your health, relationships, finances, vitality, the environment and to your sense of self-esteem for having conquered a really hard-to-kick habit will make any and all of your efforts and determination more than worthwhile. The resolution to become a non-smoker will also help you to live longer and enjoy the finer things in life. We say, add up all the money you spent in 2010 on this stinky habit and make a list of all of the things you could have bought with that money. Reward yourself at each milestone you reach with one of the things on your list. You owe it to yourself.

7. Find a Better Job

Many people resolve to find better jobs or to take a new approach to the jobs they’ve already have. If you are at a company you enjoy, set your sights on the latter. Ask your HR manager what additional education or special training you will need in order to move to the next level. Some companies will pay for your education in a related discipline. Continued education plus applied experience will add to your value and overall income in the future. We say, if you are going to sit on the freeway and work at a company day in and day out like everyone else, wouldn’t you rather be one of the higher paid individuals there. Set your sights on the future and get moving.

8. Learn Something New

Aside from going back to school, it seems many of you are interested in learning something new. Learning a new language can be fun, enriching and may even help your career. Taking dance lessons can add spice to your relationship, help you get fit or just realize your dream of dancing LIKE the stars. Learning to surf, fly a plane, sail or snowboard can all be things that develop into lifelong passions. Even something as basic as learning how to cook gourmet style entrées, or bake like the pros, can be fun and fulfilling.

9. Volunteer and Help Others

A popular, non-selfish New Year’s resolution, volunteerism can take many forms such as spending time helping out at your local library, mentoring a child, or building a house to name a few. Volunteering has risen sharply in the years since we began collecting resolutions. This suggests the possible emergence of a new civic generation and a resolve to make a bigger and better difference with your life. Resolve to replace the pursuit of success and materialism with the pursuit of contribution and generosity. For this to occur, the critical question must move from, “How can I become successful?” to, “What can I contribute that will significantly impact other people’s lives?”


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By focusing on what we can contribute, we automatically become successful. We say, if you don’t have much time to donate, clean out your closets each season and start by donating your items. If you have children, this is a wonderful routine to get them in to.

10. Get Organized

Simply put we are creatures of habit. By forming new, healthy, productive habits we avoid slipping back into the clutter of our old ways. Small changes such as buying different colored laundry baskets so everyone knows where to put their dirty whites, blacks and colors, can make laundry night easier and keep rooms less cluttered. A shopping list on or near the refrigerator will allow everyone to list items that have run out or run low that you will need to get on your next trip to the market. Setting up automatic bill pay for your utilities, car payment, credit cards and other recurring bills will save you the hassle of writing checks and even make due dates a little less stressful. Even creating a new daily schedule that incorporates time for working out, walking the dog, reading to the kids, making dinner and watching your favorite reality show can make a world of difference.

It’s a New Year and it’s time for a new you. Good Luck!

Training Day


By: Candace S. Abbott Images Courtesy of Karla Adams

iverside based trainer, Karla Adams, shares the secrets to a better body and a better you. Listen up, because there’s more to getting fit than what meets the eye.

Karla Adams has been talking training, fitness and nutrition for 15 years, so it goes without saying that this lady knows her stuff. Karla has devoted her life to health, wellness and personal growth in many ways. She’s done it all from traveling to Japan (7 times) for the Sendai Half Marathon and taking on the role of the Chair persona


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for the Senai-Riverside Sister City Relationship--the oldest in the world to sitting on the International Relations Board for Riverside City. Karla has appeared on Spike TV, she’s spoken at several conventions, she’s certified in nutrition and personal training, she’s heavily involved in the community and she’s a Loma Linda Loper (a runner).

Oh and she looks fantastic in a bikini, year round. Karla’s approach to helping you build a better you in 2011, doesn’t start with a gym membership or training or a low-carb diet. Instead, Karla focuses on the mind, as she believes it to be the most powerful tool we have. You have to, “Say positive things that reflect a good job, this releases positive chemicals and that in turn, increases your health,” says Karla.


arla on the benefits of training: What training does depends on the person’s body type. I like to encourage different ways to workout from weights to cardio to sports--they all offer unique benefits. When women work with weights they need to view it as an investment in their body--a way of changing the body type. Most women want a runner or a swimmer’s body and they are afraid that they’ll “bulk up” or look like a guy if they work with weights. But in order for a woman to look that way she would have to take hormones. I like to recommend a full body workout exercise to create a more balanced body. It’s also very powerful to get involved in a community to stay active. When your social life is physically active, you begin to ingrain this lifestyle into who you are.


arla on building a better body (and a better you): For someone looking to change long-term, it’s all about “self-development.” I don’t believe in the short or the long route, I believe that when you make a change you want to make it stay. A better “you,” is about a lifestyle. When you see someone who lives this kind of lifestyle, you’ll notice that they prioritize nutrition and fitness. Living such a dedicated lifestyle is a process and there are layers and you have to keep stacking your wall.

For those who are building, it’s discouraging and the goal becomes an “event” and the person will revert back to their old ways and habits. You want to reprogram the brain--new habits make you all the more powerful.


arla on expectations: I’ll tell people what’s realistic and what it’ll take. I teach development so they can create a lifestyle. In California we’re constantly hit with messages. There’s a trend that we should drop fifty pounds in a month--most of these types of stories are very dramatic. The average weight loss is between one and three pounds per week. People need to get focused on the change of life, not the weight. What matters is the set up if you want to make the changes stay.

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arla on abs and arms: Abs to be honest is all nutrition. This is the one area that I work the least. When you’re going through a regular fitness program your abs will strengthen on their own and you’ll need to do very little ab work. As for the “chicken wings” (or triceps), working out helps to eliminate this, but the key is getting your body fat low. An overall workout with weights helps to tone, because you don’t want to lose muscle and body fat, just body fat. You also want to pay attention to your nutrition.


arla on diets: There are tons of great diets out there, but it’s not so much about the diet, it’s the mindset. People need to be ready to change in order to create. You have to do the natural foods and the organic foods, obviously and you can have your “entertainment food.” But you want to put it in a box. Know that it’s okay to have, but you can’t live off of it. Usually, when I sit down with a client we take an hour to an hour and a half discussing how people are actually “viewing” food. I like to teach nutrients and balance. But again, it’s about getting the mind in the right place. The mind will create what it wants, so if you want to have this lifestyle change, you have to create it. I tell people “We’re all our own creators.”


arla on cardio: You definitely want to get your heart rate up. Different things work for different people. You also want to pay attention to your body and notice how your body is progressing so you know when to up the bar. I really believe in education. It’s so important. You want to know what’s going on with you so you’re not wasting time. I’ve seen people go in and workout five times a week and either maintain or even gain weight because they’re not changing it up. You have to learn 52

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what to eat and what it means to challenge the body. To do that I say, “Look at your product.” Do you like what you’re seeing; are you getting the results that you want? If walking is giving you the result you want then keep at it.


arla on the holidays: The holidays are a great time to set a goal. It feels great to achieve something during the holiday season. If you do this, you won’t get dragged into the social eating. It’s like this, we’ll have holidays every year, so why not approach them in a new way and start in November, don’t wait until January. There have been several holiday seasons where I have dropped weight and I have the opportunity to enjoy the time and think about other stuff because I’m not so concerned with what I’m eating and how it’ll affect me.


arla on 2011 and her goals: This year, I’m going to start playing tennis. I’ve been a competitive athlete in the past, but this will be a new sport for me. It’s important to add different sports in your life because you’ll train your body and your brain in a new way. I’m going to Japan in May with a group of runners to represent the city of Riverside for the Sendai Half Marathon. I’m also going to begin a seminar system on lifestyle change. I’m working with the city of Riverside and trying to affect the health trends here. I want to build more awareness. But you can see that it’s building--people are more

aware, they are putting forth more effort and spending more money on health and wellness. You see Sprouts are popping up and people are paying attention to their health. I want to be able to contribute to strengthening this trend, because Riverside County ranks fourth in obesity in the state. People have a general idea, but not everyone knows how to take the tools and make them apart of their lives--these are the key subjects that make up the uniqueness of my company. To learn more about Karla Adams visit her website at,

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Designer to Watch:

Michael Ferrera You hear about emerging fashion designers from all over. And believe it or not there is some right in your backyard. Inland Empire based menswear designer, Michael Ferrera, sits down to talk style and the importance of custom design. He’s dishing on pocket squares, his own can’t-live-without piece and why men’s tailoring is a must for the modern man. By: Candace S. Abbott

ieStyle: You went from finance to fashion, why the change?

the piece. I’ll take the suit and make it feel custom.

MF: Well, it never really was a change. I always

ieStyle: What’s your favorite item of clothing?

knew I wanted to go into fashion from day one. I went in as a financial consultant with the idea to use financial consulting as a segway or an opportunity to finance and fund my business. So, I knew the change would come in time. It was always my plan.

MF: Jackets are my favorite. The reason being

is that it’s not just a jacket that you put on your shoulders; it can be customized with Blackberry and iPhone pockets or monograms. It can be made to feel unique.

ieStyle: What do you enjoy most about designing men’s clothing?

ieStyle: Who are some of your favorite designers right now and why?

MF: I love the fact that people think it’s so

MF: The designers I like now are the same

boring. Common thought is that, “it’s just slacks” or “it’s just a jacket,” “it’s just a shirt,” “it’s just a tie,”--people think that’s what we’re limited to. Yes, I do feel that women have more options and accessories. However, I love to mix and match colors, and styles and patterns. I like to take a blue suit and give it a rock-star interior with embroidery and monograms. I’ll give it pockets on the inside that really personalize and individualize

ones that I liked six to eight years ago. I’m very selective on what I like, but two designers that I respect would be Hugo Boss and Polo Ralph Lauren. The main reason is that they understand value and quality of product. They don’t cut corners on fabrics or things like that, and they’re favorable to taller individuals, like me. It allows taller men to have their clothes altered and fixed and still have enough fabric to make it look good. ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011 55


ieStyle: Describe the importance of tailored menswear, why is it relevant in today’s market? MF: I think it’s extremely important for men to

have their clothes altered and tailored just for them. Even if they don’t have custom products, that suit that they’re buying off the rack should be tailored to their individual bodies and needs. Unfortunately, I think that’s one of the aspects people miss, they just buy a suit and think that’s it. The next level is to have it tailored so it can contour to your body. Tailoring has always been a part of menswear. A lot of times men fail to pay attention to detail. A well tailored suit will make a man look more attractive to women.

ieStyle: Biggest faux pas you see these days? MF: I see a lot of individuals who wear suits,

but don’t pay attention to the detail and that minor detail takes away from the image they’re trying MF: A lot of people think my inspiration comes from other designers or celebrities. My to create. inspiration comes from my existing clients. ieStyle: You’ve worked with athletes and Yes, I do have the opportunity to attend fashion shows and be in the fashion realm and getting entertainers; can you give us some detail? insight from international fashion specialists. my inspiration comes from my MF: I have worked with some international However, day-to-day client. Things like an attorney basketball players and musicians. One in coming to me and wanting to monogram the particular resides here in California. He’s a initials of his firm onto the back of his shirt pianist and converts current hip-hop into music or wants to add cuff-links to a shirt he hadn’t masterpieces. It’s phenomenal. thought about adding cuff-links to prior or even adding lavender lining to a suit are ieStyle: Describe how you coach a client? where I draw inspiration from.

MF: It really is dependent on their needs.

For example, before I even show any fabrics or items, I ask them how they’re going to be wearing the clothes. Is it for work? Do they travel a lot? Is it for leisure? Are they dressing for dinners, dances, balls? That allows me to recommend different colors and styles. Once I know how they’re wearing the clothes, I ask them what they like--colors, stripes, fits, patterns. From there I show fabrics and take measurements and then we build the product.

ieStyle: Let’s talk about your personal style. What are some of your “can’t-live-without” pieces? MF: Surprisingly I would say jeans. I just

love jeans. I design jeans as well, in addition to the suits. They can be dressed up, they can be dressed down, and they’re comfortable. My second “must” is the suit. It’s the international business uniform, I say.

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and why?


MF: I do get to travel. I would say I travel

about six times out of the year. I travel to conventions where I have the opportunity to meet many men who could utilize my services. I’m somewhat bias, but I definitely feel like I’d have to say L.A. is one of the most fashionable cities. Though we’re casual here, but in the grand-scheme of things we do have a lot of style, swagger and flare. It’s an on-going battle between New York and L.A.--it’s always going to be that way.

ieStyle: What’s the most exciting part about being a designer? MF: It’s individual--I don’t even hesitate

to answer. Every one of my designs are one-of-a-kind, there’s no other piece like that. I love that. When my clients attend a dinner or event they can feel confident that they’re the only one that’s going to look like that.

ieStyle: There’s definitely a level of “decadence”

that comes with hiring you, seeing as how you go to your client’s home. There’s also a very old-school feel. Can you speak to these points?

MF: Interesting you say, “The old-school”

feel. I started to survey some of my clients and I found that they really enjoy the personal feel, they do. They like feeling like it’s “their own experience.” I visit someone when I get the opportunity. I do complimentary visits and at that time people can choose and select different options. Sometimes I’d do a consultation over the phone if it’s a referral, then we do an in-person visit and start designing the clothes.

ieStyle: Pocket squares, yay or nay? MF: Yay! No question about it. Completes the outfit. Adds a little more flare.

ieStyle: What are you working on for 2011? MF: I’ll be adding the custom feature to the website. Clients can design their shirts right online. They’ll be able to choose from French

cuffs, cuff-links, choose buttonholes, design fabrics. We’re thinking of adding a chance to design jeans, but for sure people will be able to design their own shirts. I can’t tell you everything, but I’ll be revamping the Michael Ferrera website. More interaction via Facebook and Twitter and more products. We’re thinking of possibly letting clients share their designs. I think that’s the biggest thing, which is pretty cool. People are asking if we’re going to do a women’s line. It’s not in the playbook yet. In time, we’ll do a custom women’s line, but not for 2011. So hang-tight ladies, we’ll be with you shortly.

ieStyle: You’re all about custom pieces from shirts to sports coats. Tell me why you think that appeals to men? MF: It doesn’t appeal to every man. However, it does appeal to the wide variety of men that understand the importance of presentation. Many of my clients already invest in their wardrobe, so when I meet with my clients, it’s not that they look “bad,” but they want to look better than they already do. This is more custom and allows them to have products made just for them--things that no one else has. And we all know that when something it personalized, it just feels different. ieStyle: Where do you see Michael Ferrera in five years? MF: I love this question. I already have a vision, I already have a plan. We will continue to grow and expand. We’ll stay true to custom, but in the future we’ll do a ready-to-wear brand that people can purchase off the racks of high-end department stores. We will always allow people to have products made to their specifications. We’ll stay 100% bespoke. My corporate office is here in the Inland Empire, but I am considering another location in Los Angeles to service the needs of all of my clients. But the most important thing is staying true to the customer experience. Visit Michael online at

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For those who are skipping the resorts this season, there’s a cozy locale that has your name written all over it. Take some time to discover the Westlake Village Inn. By Candace S. Abbott

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ar beyond the Hollywood sign, just past the star-studded hills of Calabasas sits a small place shadowed by the earth’s formations and nestled between the trees. It’s Westlake Village. Composed of two parts luxury and equal parts charm, this town boasts a rich history (it was once farm land) to go along with its wealthy present. A short drive down a tree-lined Agoura Road leads you to a page out of a story book--the Westlake Village Inn. Large wrought-iron gates and a cobblestone driveway welcome you into the sweet “European” 60 ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011

village, complete with its own vineyard, its own fresh garden and bicycles for trips around the town. And because it’s that special season, you won’t be able to ignore the ground’s festive decor of lights, trees, wreaths and cheer. Enter the decadent lobby where a vintage service bell sits at the check-in desk. Such a small item speaks volumes to the Westlake’s commitment to detail. Right in the center of the cathedral-style ceiling hangs a chandelier that mixes rustic with luxe as eye-catching crystals drip from the fixture’s limbs. Oversized, pin-tucked white couches and brocade

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red and black seating share the space with carefully selected accessories--a looking glass, a crocodile-skin box, antiqued mirrors, lamps trimmed with wild bird feathers and more.. The Inn’s owner makes frequent trips to Europe, returning inspired by his finds--be them Old World treasures or modern must-haves. This love for European ambiance translates throughout the property as Westlake Village buildings borrow their names from some of Europe’s most beloved cities--Capri, Tuscany and Monte Carlo. Though the Inn is a decent sized property, quaintness overtakes the entire place. It’s covered in lush greenery and peppered with wild sprigs;

ivy crawls up the columns and along the walls, while dainty flowers mark their territory throughout. Even situated among the buildings is a luscious rose arbor that’s ideal for a little reflection and pathways open themselves up to leisurely walks, which often mean a visit with the resident wildlife--an array of birds, rabbits and oftentimes, squirrels. According to a local married couple, Betty and Joe, the Inn is, “So romantic that we’ll just come here and stay for the evening.” The Inn’s interiors are as charming as its exterior. The must have sleeping arrangement? A mini-suite. You’re on holiday, after all. The folks on the property take a great pride in creating a

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Westlake Village cozy experience just for you. You arrive to a crackling fireplace and light music, your bed made to perfection--outfitted in fine white linens and a modish throw--and if you’re lucky, a bottle of the Inn’s own, Proprietary red wine. The 400 square foot cozy-space gives glorious views of the rose arbor and each room has a private terrace--perfect for morning coffee in your bathrobe, naturally. The relaxation level goes up a notch as all of the mini-suites house jacuzzi-style bathtubs (surrounded by an ultra-decadent brown velvet curtain). This is definitely a sure way to relieve any holiday stress. Let your brain forget about who’s left to shop for, who you forgot to shop for and will you get that bag you’ve

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been craving, an evening in your Westlake digs clears your head and calms your spirit. The eats on property are unmatched, thanks to the doing of Chef Alberto Vasquez--who can’t get enough of cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients to create his Mediterranean meets Californian menu at Mediterraneo. Designed as a mix of modern and traditional the space features low ceilings and big comfy black leather booths (holiday meal, anyone), picturesque views of the lake and the waterfall, an open kitchen and luscious black lucite chandeliers overhead. One of the fashionable places to dine at Mediterraneo is

undoubtedly the quaint, white marble bar, with its mirrored ceiling, studded white leather chairs and lattice walls (laced with tea-lights, of course). Sit here and you might just get a one-on-one chat with the chef or a few locals, like Luzette Vidal and Debbie VanValkenburg, as you sip on some red and sample the most amazing olive tapenade around. Ladies like Luzette and Debbie are restaurant locals, waxing poetic on the fare (must haves include the Rigatoni and the Parisian bread pudding) and giving the lowdown on the “sleepy town that has become huge.” Luzette, a former flight attendant turned top-notch real estate agent,

Westlake Village has been in Westlake Village since 1988 and tells of its growth. “When I came here, because I used to live in Beverly Hills, everyone was asking ‘why, what’s there,’ and at the time there wasn’t much, but it was growing and it’s only 45 minutes from Beverly Hills, everything I want is here, the air is clean and it’s one of the safest cities in Southern California,” she shares. Debbie, the owner of local business, Bumper2Bumper--cosmetics for cars, she calls it--came to Westlake from Georgia and tells of how she loves Westlake Village and of how she loves the Inn. They can’t get enough of doing things local (shopping at M. Fredric at The Promenade and getting mani pedis)

and smile when talking about the sense of community that’s to be had in those parts. Who calls Westlake home? Big name celebs like Nicky Six, Heather Locklear, Wayne Gretzky and even Ellen, settle in the sweet little town. You’ll be taken aback at the kind of spirit the makes a home at the Inn. It’s cheerful and carefree, almost. Aside from dinner with bubbly locals and lunch along the lake (and with a few ducks), the Inn offers up even more unwinding opportunities with the newly opened Remedy Skin + Body spa. Go ahead and gift yourself with an 80 minute aromatherapy massage--in room, of course. That’s the beauty of the latest

addition. You can take your rubdown in one of the spa’s plush treatment rooms or beside the fireplace in your own room (and if it’s warm out, get the knots rubbed out in a poolside cabana). Thanks to those winterish temps (Westlake gets chilly) you probably won’t want take a dip in the gorgeous, and only round pool in Southern Southern California, but you can always give it a gander as you use the fitness facility. Why pack on the holiday pounds when you have state of the art equipment to aid you in the fight against fat during your mini-vacay? Grab your guy and head out to the 18 hole Westlake Village Golf Course or take over the tennis courts to get a little

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activity going. This year you shouldn’t waste time worrying about the roast (unless you really want to) explore those majestic spots that aren’t too far from home. Don’t think that spending a December weekend or even Christmas has to mean forfeiting a decadent holiday meal. Westlake Village is the perfect, no stress, no clean up way to spend “the most wonderful time of year.” Holiday packages ensure a delightful season and private events can still mean that big family dinner. Some of the delights? Filet Mignon topped with a rich Béarnaise Sauce, Wild Rice Pudding with Scallions and Black Cherries and the list goes on. 64 ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011

Sound delish? Certainly it does. And the ease of Westlake Village hosting your holiday 2010 sounds even more appetizing! Move on through to New Year’s Eve and the Inn is hosting a fabulous fete at Bogie’s the property’s on-site lounge, that’s sexy

enough to rival the chicest of city spots. Sure, it’s a drive, but once you arrive at the Westlake Village Inn, you’ll forget any traffic, dismiss the mileage and be ready to cozy up in your room, flip on holiday classics and kick back by the fireplace. The holidays can be what you’ve always wanted them to be this year--warm, rich and of course magical (assuming those diamond studs make an appearance on your pillow). Westlake Village Inn is located at 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA. 800-535-9978

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE Ever need someone to just do the work for you? Of course you do. Especially when it comes to fashion fixes. We’ve tested out some of the top products on the market that pull you in and push you out. And here’s what we’ve got to say about that...

Original Tank by Yummie Tummie $62

Story: The Original Tank by Yummie Tummie

makes claim to hide any lumps and bumps you want to keep private. The design of this tank seeks to slim the midsection and smooth. It’s available in five different colors and features a thin strap, so it’s easy to use as a layering piece.

The result: Even after a cheeseburger and fries you’re still looking slim in this tank. It holds in your tummy without requiring you to sacrifice comfort.

By: Candace S. Abbott

JAKs by Miss Oops $19

The story:

This fashion fix claims to hide unsightly findings like muffin tops and cracks. It’s a simple fabric designed to go over your jeans and under your shirt (almost like a shirt extender). When you squat or sit, you won’t have to expose all of your business. The lace fabric also adds a feminine touch to your look.

The result: JAKs eliminate any possible

chance to show the person behind you your behind. What’s more is that it doesn’t ride up or roll around your waist--it stays put and it’s super comfortable and available in all of the right colors, black and white.

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The Booty Pop $19.95

The story: This late night TV takeover product created by the

bootylicious duo, Lisa Reisler and Susan Bloomstone, was crafted to make your booty, “pop.” These panties, made of soft cotton and a specially engineered spandex blend, were created to give your rear-end a curvy, rounded look thanks to two strategically placed pads. And an added bonus is that celebrities like Kelly Ripa can’t get enough of these things.

The result: You’ll be surprised at just how perfect your bump looks after slipping on these “magic panties.” They work wonders under jeans and with Herve Leger style dresses, by giving your booty a lift and the perfect pop.


Victoria’s Secret Starlet Halter $45

The story:

A “must” for your bust this season. Created to compliment to holiday halters, it features a magnetic front closure and a seamless design. It’s heavily padded and adjustable for comfort.

The result: Brings the girls together again. Ask for ultimate cleavage and you shall receive. Plus, it’s available in an array of colors and even does well as a peek-a-boo piece. 66

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Show Stoppers by Miss Oops $16

The story: When you’re cold, not everyone should have to know. Show Stopper by Miss Oops was created to help you avoid those less than flattering moments. The silicone nipple covers have tapered edges, which make them invisible under tops and dresses and they’re reusable (allowing up to 15 uses). The result: Going bra-less doesn’t have to be your evening’s biggest worry, thanks to the coverage offered by the Show Stoppers. If you’re chilly, no one will know. Another “perk,” is the flesh-toned hue, which makes Show Stoppers perfect for women of all skin colors.

Rhianna Corset by Yummie Tummie $128

The story: This piece is a modern adaptation of an age-old method and its purpose is to suck you in and push you out. The Rhianna Corset by Yummie Tummie is designed to be both sexy (leather trim, a zipper, removable cutlets) and efficient (tricot lining, slimming effects, adjustable straps).

The result: The name says it all; The

Rhianna Corset is definitely a red carpet ready piece. The edgy style makes it so that you don’t have to wear this one under your clothes, but make it (and your figure) the main event. Any belly or back bulge disappears once you slip this on. And, your lady lumps get a serious lift thanks to the balconette design.

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The Icing on the Cake “I couldn’t find good desserts and that’s part of the reason why we started the company,” says a Christy Grammer.

C h r i s t y G r a m mer’s c o m p a n y , S u i t e 106 Cupcakery, is hotter than a 360 degree oven. In the last few years, the hometown darling has graced Food network’s “Cupcake Wars” (and won), catered a host of celeb studded events, and even turned out a long list of uncanny flavors. Christy talks past, present and future in this exclusive interview. It’s really a story of “sweet success.” By: Candace S. Abbott 68 ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011

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he Rancho Cucamonga-based company became official back in 2007. When the market slowed down, cupcake productivity went up. Christy, who worked for her family’s financial business had always baked as a pastime, but never thought a career would come out of it. When the Grammer family relocated to Etiwanda back in the 1980’s, a young Christy had dreams of becoming a hairstylist. After graduating from Etiwanda High School she attended San Bernardino College and Citrus College and got her cosmetology license (as well as an insurance license). And sometime in the nineties, Ms. Grammer formed a girl group, originally dubbed, “Diva” and then “Brown Sugar. “I wanted to be a

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singer or an actor and I wanted to do hair.” After the girl group ended, Christy dabbled in hairstyling, but eventually ended up devoting most of her time to the family business. Of her early days in the workforce, Christy speaks candidly of her mother and the influence she had on Christy and her two sisters (one being acclaimed fashion designer, Rebecca Ybara). “My mom taught us to be go-getters. She’s the kind of woman who makes it happen. As children, she had us passing out fliers to promote the business.” But when Christy’s mother wasn’t teaching her girls how to take the world by storm--with a smile on their faces, naturally--she was filling their bellies with unforgettable homemade desserts. “My mom made everything from scratch--she made her own dough, she made the most amazing cookies and a to-die-for coconut cake.”

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Over the years, Christy baked. It even became a friendly competition between Christy and her mom to see who could deliver the most delectable dessert during the holidays. Those perfect holiday treats eventually became sampled by co-workers and before she knew it Christy was filled with desire to make the perfect cupcake. “Cupcakes were hard, because I was used to cakes. They became a challenge for me.” But Christy kept at it. She experimented with new techniques and began “testing the science of baking,” then she began to employ organic ingredients and fine chocolates from Valrhona, Madacascar vanilla and the like. Before long her co-workers couldn’t get enough and encouraged Christy to move forward with this.

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The Icing on the Cake hristy started a blog and soon her readers wanted the scoop on how they could sample her creations. So being the go-getter that she is, Christy got her food handlers license and started catering. “It was definitely a struggle, starting without loans, buying product, using my savings to rent kitchens, but somehow everything fell into place.” “I got a call around Valentine’s day. It was February 2010 when Food Network contacted me asking if I’d audition for Cake Wars. I had previously been approached by some other networks like MTV and Spike, but it was to host gifting suites. I was getting really busy with orders and had some personal things going on, so I declined, but they called back. So finally, I said, ‘ok.’ When my fiancé Jason wouldn’t go on with me, I forced my sister [Rebecca] to join me. The producers saw us joking and laughing,

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because when we’re nervous that’s what we do, and they loved us. Before the day was over they offered us a spot on show.” Since the television appearance, Suite 106 Cupcakery has taken off. As of October, Christy was booked right through the middle of November with holiday orders. But that wasn’t the only thing that had Christy all smiles that warm day in October. We were meeting in what was Suite 106 Cupcakery’s brand new kitchen--a large space, complete with an office and reception area. The space was patiently waiting to be filled. “We were so excited because literally we just got approved for an equipment loan. I just wanted to fill the space. It’s huge and we went with it because it’s so affordable. It was previously a catering kitchen, so it’s already set-up for hookups. I loved it!” squeals Christy. So what’s it like going from hometown sweetie to celeb favorite and most craved cupcakery overnight? Christy who has hosted events for Ben Affleck, Alyssa Milano, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Raven Simone and the Camp Rock crew says, “I didn’t even think anyone really knew about us like that.” Her “big deal” moment she says, happened last August when the team did an event at Crossroads church in Corona.

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“We made 1,000 cupcakes and figured we’d donate a percentage to the church.”

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vonne, Suite 106’s Executive Assistant, kept telling Christy and the crew that this wasn’t going to be a small scale event and people would definitely be lining up to catch a glimpse of the lady behind the lavish dessert. But Christy and Rebecca didn’t believe her. So that afternoon, the Suite 106 Cupcakery truck arrived to a crowd close to 4,000--screaming and filled with excitement. They sold out of cupcakes in 20 minutes (so they promised to come back the next week). “We were shocked,” said Christy. “I had never expected to see a line that long all for us. After the church event we were getting calls about how people had been inspired by us. We were in tears taking those was a surreal moment.” No doubt, these cupcakes are life changing (hey, they saved Christy’s home). Obviously, they can bring people to tears and they can inspire. But what’s in them that sets them apart from some of the others? Well, according to Christy, “You can taste the love.” A self-proclaimed “chocolate lover” Christy always sought to make the perfect chocolate cake and when she started working with Valrhona (of France), she did just that. Her cakes aren’t sugary, they’re “an artisan delight” and she uses real fresh ingredients. Christy even has refined her fiancé’s palate and redeemed him from boxed cakes. As for the flavors, Christy says they’re a twist on family recipes. She was inspired by a spice cake that her mother always made and from that developed the “Pancakes & Bacon” cupcake, which her 16 year-old daughter, Monae, and her fiancé can’t get enough of. Christy has upped the ante with her award-winning “Southern Red Velvet” cupcake, a bananas foster cupcake complete with a rum caramel sauce, a chocolate espresso

cupcake, and a host of others. Some have yet to hit the menu… Christy and Jason often stay up developing new, unique flavors. Another of Christy’s signature creations that has the town talking are her cupcake cups. These came about when Ms. Grammer was trying to figure out the best way to ship her goods. When her older sister, who she dubs, “Crafty Cathy,” sent her a candle, she was inspired to ship her cupcakes in the same mason jar. Then there’s the Suite 106 Cupcakery truffle. It’s a cupcake, rolled in frosting and dipped in Belgian chocolate. Can we say indulgent? Yes! And now can we say best idea ever? Yes! Christy’s fans in Atlanta, Miami and NYC can get that same sweet California fix thanks to these ingenious creations. In the early days, it was Christy’s blog that got cupcake lovers nationwide hooked on her treats. Nowadays, she’s turned to Twitter. She does all of the tweeting herself and reveals the power of her hands-on business practices. “I personally answer emails, I take orders and sometimes I even do deliveries ( Jason, my fiancé, helps out too). I feel like I owe that kind of service to my customers.

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The Icing on the Cake I love hearing from my clients and building a better relationship with them.” And when it comes to strong relationships, Christy Grammer is no stranger. She says without blinking, “My family--my mom, my dad, my sisters, my daughter, Jason, Yvonne--are such an inspiration to me. They’ve been with me every step of the way, encouraging me to keep going. Rebecca always has these great ideas and she’s always pushing me to try new things.” One new thing Christy would love to try is “free time.” With the business moving so quickly, she hardly ever gets any time to herself. But when she can get some “me time,” Christy doesn’t mind spending it at Spa Terre at the Riviera in Palm Springs. “I went last April with my sister and my cousin and just loved it. It was hot out there, but the spa was soooo nice.” Her other favorite pastime? Spending time with her daughter, Monae. “It’s tough being a mom and running a business, you know? Before the show I was able to take her around, volunteer at her events and be “the volleyball mom,” but our lives have changed so much. The good thing though is that Monae is working for me, so she’s learning the business and it’s a great way for us to spend quality time. We bake together when we can as well.” 72 ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011

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This charming business woman has big plans for her company, Suite 106, who takes its name from location of the family business. “It’s a play on words. We kept fiddling with names, but everything was taken, then we realized we spent so much time there and we did everything at that place.” It only seemed right to dub her sweet shop after the iconic suite. And a look to the past will help define the future. “Rebecca is working on putting the cupcakes into boutique hotels and restaurants. We’re currently working to get them into the cafe at Neiman Marcus.” All super delicious news, which comes fresh off of their new venture into the wholesale market. When asked where she sees her business going, Christy gets giddy and her eyes light up with hope. “I see a storefront happening in a few years. In fact, I see locations in all of the major metropolitan cities--L.A., New York, Orange County, Chicago, of course. But our next big thing is the food truck!” Can we expect to grab our cupcakes on the go? If the Kitchen Aid owning (she has one in black and red), cupcake goddess, loving mom, devoted soon-to-be wife has any say so, we will. Christy’s words of wisdom are short and sweet, but oh so savory: “Write down your goals, put them in front of you, and look at them every day. If you do this and keep positive, you’ll go far.” And when Christy’s not behind the wheel of the Suite 106 Cupcakery truck, we can guess that the one-time fluent French speaker finally took that trip to France to experience Valrhona chocolate, firsthand.

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Crème Brule Martini : 1 ½ Vanilla Vodka 1 ounce Frangelico 1 Ounce Cointreau Shaken and served in chilled cocktail glass w/ crushed graham cracker rim or brown sugar.

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Candy Cane Martini: 1 candy cane, crushed for garnish 2 ounces strawberry vodka 4 dashes white crème de menthe 2 ½ ounces cranberry juice Ice cubes Place crushed candy canes on small plate. Wet outside rim of martini glass w/water. Hold martini glass by stem; rotate the rim on candy to coat. In shaker combine ingredients, shake well and serve

Tinsel Bellini: 2 ounces of Hipnotiq 1 ounce of Limoncello 1 ounce of Champagne Splash of lime juice Rim the Champagne flute with a light coat of sugar. Pour chilled Hypnotiq, Limoncello and champagne into flute. Add a splash of lime juice and enjoy!

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Champagne and Cranberries: 6 dried cranberries ž cup of Champagne or sparkling wine Place cranberries in Champagne ďŹ&#x201A;ute. Pour Champagne over berries and serve immediately

Midnight Kick: 2 oz. Cabo AĂąejo Tequila Orange Slice Cinnamon Wet the rim of a chilled shot glass with the orange slice. Then rim shot glass w/ powdered cinnamon on a plate. Be careful not to turn the glass right side up until it has been rimmed. The orange liquid will drip otherwise. Shake the Cabo Tequila with ice in a shaker and strain into the chilled shot glass. Slam the shot and then bite into the orange slice to finish

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Keeping up with style and trends has been the pursuit of Sheila and Russ Richardson since the early to mid seventies, their business is dancing. Keeping up with the trends is for them always exciting and fun. Keeping people on the dance floor, with all the current and latest moves, and dancing together has not only been their passion, but their career as well. Sheila Richardson started with Arthur Murray dance studios in March 1970 and her husband Russ began in 1975. Together they share 75 years of experience dancing, teaching amateur students and training professionals. Thousands of people dance today in the Inland Empire because of their expertise. They began with their first Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Riverside in 1973, and then opened a second studio in San Bernardino in 1978, moving that studio to Redlands in 1988. They also opened the Upland Arthur Murray Dance Studio (today in Montclair) in 1992 and Temecula in 2008 and Pasadena in 2009. They feel as though their job now is to mentor their executives into studios of their own, while they still keep the amateur dancing students happy and learning in Redlands, teaching over 100 students weekly, using the famous teaching systems that Arthur Murray himself began almost 100 years ago. Arthur Murray has become the Harvard of all dance studios with their 100 years of trail and error; they’ve got the best and fastest learning system, which spans internationally over six continents. Walk in and dance out is their motto. Everyone can learn to dance, being a star of any dancing floor big or small. Arthur Murray’s specialize in all ballroom, Latin, country western, heck, anything that people do when they dance together. Weddings are also a specialty of their studio’s services. Using the proven three lesson system of Private lessons, groups or classes and practice party sessions, making sure that their group lessons are taught to enhance the knowledge gained from the one-on-one information learned from the most important individual private Sheila and Russ Richardson Arthur Murray 1969 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374 (909) 793-8140 l

lessons. Students can pick and choose the dances of their choice and teachers can inter- relate the information to learn even faster than ever before. “Dancing with the Stars” has made their job visual to the public, but remember that Arthur Murray also teaches the people that just want to have fun dancing out with their friends. They also have student amateurs and professionals that compete on every level from fun local competitions, to big World Wide competitions, like the one just recently held in Las Vegas. Their staff currently holds many Championship titles, for dancing as well as teaching! Many of the instructors that trained in their studios, now own Arthur Murray Dance Studios of their own, many now hold executive positions and many have National and World Dance Championship titles. They are very proud to have been so prolific for so many professionals in the Arthur Murray system, including their daughter Christy Melgoza, who is the current owner of the Woodland Hills Arthur Murray Studio and happy to have been so influential to many amateur dancers. Dancing is the best; physically, emotionally, spiritually, and brings people together for romance, fun and healthy exercise.


event as it happened, and played for your guests at the reception! We also offer beautiful music for your special day. Elegant flute and harp, harp and cello, flute and guitar, keyboard pianist or stunning award winning classical vocals for your ceremony, reception or dinner party.

Voted Top 10 wedding videography / photography company in Southern California by MODERN BRIDE magazine in their Winter 2006-2007 issue. With over 20 years experience in red carpet and journalistic photography, the company now focuses on wedding memories. Since the year 2000, our company has put a lot of attention into wedding photography and videography. We always work closely with our clients to make sure that your final product is what you will be happy with for years to come as well as try to work within your budget. We will do our best to match or beat any advertised online rate from another similar wedding company in the areas we serve. Or just call us directly to discuss your budget and we will help you make your special day complete. Everyone deserves the best photos and video for their wedding and we will do that for you. Please take a moment to view our website and see samples of our work and if have any questions at all, contact us and give us details to your special day. We specialize in professional high-definition video productions, with the best equipment to capture your memories forever. We also offer national award winning photo montages for the reception, “Same Day” edits; a movie of the wedding

Alpha-Omega Productions is a fully licensed and insured company and caters to all of Southern and Northern California, Lake Arrowhead and the other mountain communities, the beach locations as well as Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Additionally, David Gerhartz is an ordained Wedding Officiant, so even if the person performing your ceremony doesn’t show up, or in need of an Officiant for your special day, we can be of service. David M. Gerhartz: Owner - is a local event videographer/editor/photographer for Alpha Omega Productions, with experience in mainstream Hollywood as a film and video editor/cameraman on many Hollywood productions. His credits include the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “American Dreams”, CBS’s “The Mentalist”, MTV’s “Wonder Showzen”, “Wild Boyz” as well as on features for Oliver Stone such as “The Doors” & “Nixon” and Ron Howard’s “Backdraft” and work on “LA Confidential”, “Back to the Future Part 2” and “Blade Trinity.” Also music videos & concerts (Presidents of the United States, Lisa Marie Prestley, Paul McCartney) , corporate videos, internet content and national commercials. Also a “Red Carpet” videographer for many Hollywood/ movie events as cameraman for celebrity interviews with Kate Winslet and Clint Eastwood and for NBC Productions. His wedding footage has been seen in 5 different national TIME/LIFE Music television commercials running on television for the past 5 years as well as on the Style Network.

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Do you need a new look? Are you afraid you can’t afford it? Do you think you will walk into a salon and walk out afraid to go to work or face your clients? I know why Manhattans Salon thrives in today’s uncertain and sometimes harsh economy because providing the highest level of quality and current services to the professional woman continues to be their mission. If you’re like me the economy has you stressed and you have to work twice as hard to get half as much. This is why I was so pleasantly surprised by the level and quality of the service I received at Manhattans. They not only understand the economy they don’t make you feel like you are missing a thing. In fact I felt that I received twice as much in half the time for a fraction of the cost. The fact that you can get this level of service in an elegant environment so close to home is amazing! Manhattans is located downtown in the historic district of Riverside. Elegant restaurants and lovely, quaint shops are within steps of the salon. Parking to Manhattan’s clients is free. The atmosphere inside Manhattans is glamorous. The services are modern and affordable. I was able to receive my services,

do a little shopping for a baby shower later that week and meet my husband for a nice cocktail. I know that you need to put your best foot forward in today’s high paced and competitive work place. The professionals at Manhattans understand the difference between current and trendy. So many times when I have gone to a new salon, I was left with a difficult, trendy, complicated and unmanageable do. It looked great at the salon but, I could never resurrect the same look. At Manhattan’s I received a great haircut, the shiny caramel colored highlights I always wanted and I have managed to easily maintain the same style I left the salon with. Manhattans has you covered from head to toe. Beautiful hair, luminous skin and elegant nails are all available so close to home. You don’t have to travel to Orange County or Los Angeles to receive the best services. Manhattans is the well kept secret of the professional woman. If you haven’t been to Manhattans lately you haven’t been to Manhattans. It really is the haven where the woman with means can treat herself to the best services available. The price point makes it affordable for everyone. I have to say I would give Manhattans my highest recommendation. The staff there were courteous, knowledgeable and well trained. The management seems to have a professional welcoming and organized approach to beauty services. I didn’t feel rushed or oversold however, I did learn about some products that I will go back and purchase in the future. My stylist was vivacious without being annoying. The energy was upbeat and still relaxing. I have received many compliments and the shine from my freshly colored hair still lingers.

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As the #1 Aesthetic Spa in the Inland Empire, Skin & Beauty Aesthetic Spa is pleased to offer the most advanced techniques available to rejuvenate and revitalize your self image. Not only is Skin & Beauty your Diamond Botox provider, your #1 Body Sculpting/Body Contouring Center we are excited to announce that we are now featured in Reality TV. Skin & Beauty is excited to feature our two newest treatments Zeltiq and HydraFacial! Zeltiq is an FDA approved technology that uses cold therapy to freeze and destroy fat cells, with no surgery required. The Zeltiq system utilizes a patented method called Cryolipolysis (the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat) that is designed to only kill fat cells. Within several days the destroyed fat cells begin to shrink, and are then digested by and removed from the body through metabolic processes. Zeltiq is non-surgical. No needles, incisions, pain relievers, or recovery time are needed. Risky side effects are not a problem. The procedure is finished you can resume your normal life without missing a beat! The HydraFacial treatment is the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. The treatment is soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating. The HydraFacial treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown spots. At Skin & Beauty Aesthetic Spa we offer the latest advancements in laser guided skin resurfacing! We are excited to introduce the Sciton laser which is the most advanced laser with reduced recovery

time giving you the amazing results that you deserve. The Sciton laser takes skin rejuvenation, laser hair reduction, laser vein therapy to a whole new level. The Micro Laser Peel you can have younger looking, healthier feeling skin. The Micro Laser Peel treats wrinkles, scars, acne scars, and Pigmentary problems. Do you have little time for a prolonged healing process? Then micro laser peel was designed for you! ThermaScan treatment uses an infrared laser to rejuvenate you skin from the inside out. ThermaScan is used to treat wrinkles and other skin blemishes. You will notice long term improvement in your skin texture and tone. The Skin Tyte treatment offers a non ablative approach to firmer skin. Skin Tyte utilizes Scitonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBL pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. Skin Tyte can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more youthful appearance. Skin & Beauty Aesthetic Spa is available for appointments Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5pm and Sundays by advance reservation only. Consultations are complimentary.

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What’s the Deal? Shopping. It’s your best friend, your therapist, your cardio and sometimes your bank account’s worst enemy. This year it’s time you learned how to get the looks you love at a fraction of the cost. We’ve done the research. So trust our list of top picks, tips, and local spots that promise to keep you looking and feeling rich. By: Candace S. Abbott

Sale Bite Owner: Christina Uzzardi

Why we love it: Because Sale Bite does all of the work for you (and we love the modern layout).

The Details: Imagine a

float throughout the web. Steals from the beloved Jeffrey Campbell, accessories from Kate Spade, outerwear from Opening Ceremony and savings codes from Le Train Bleu, Shopbop, Lulu’s and Les Nouvelle’s pepper the site constantly. Sites with free shipping? You’ll find that on Sale Bite too. But the excitement doesn’t stop as Christina religiously posts a weekly round-up of some of the web’s top sale opportunities, interviews designers, and offers fun reads like her “Shop the Sale” column. Sale Bite doesn’t require a membership or crowd up your inbox with lofty offers. It’s a cheerful, well edited list of the sales you actually want to shop. Christina candidly points out, “We only post the best of the best.”

place where fashion and beauty coexist. Now imagine finding up and coming, indie and big name designers on sale--daily. Well, that’s where Sale Bite comes in. This revolutionary site helps you say “goodbye” to the guesswork that comes with those hard-to-find online Why you should love it: sales. Christina Uzzardi created “If we wouldn’t shop the sale, the site out of an intense love then it doesn’t belong on the for fashion and the deals that site.” 82 ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011

Rent the Runway Owners: Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss

Why we love it: It’s like having the designer at your doorstep The Details: Here today, gone tomorrow takes on a new meaning when you’re working with Rent the Runway. The site, headed up by NYC ladies, Jennifer (Jenn)

Why you should love it:

Hyman and Jennifer (Jenny) Fleiss, allows ladies who love the runway to wear those looks. With rental prices starting $50 for dresses and $10 for accessories, “shoppers” can get the million dollar look for 10% of the retail price tag. Every season the looks are fresh so you’ll never have to rent the same thing twice. This is a clothes horse’s chance to don pieces from See by Chloe, Robert Rodriguez Black Label, Proenza Schouler, Herve Leger, Rachel Roy, Christian Siriano and a host of other covet-worthy creations. Getting the goods is a simple task: log on, peruse the easy to navigate site, select your option (even add a back up for $25), select a needed by date and wake up to a fresh outfit the next day.

Why you should love it:

You’ll experience new designers, new trends, new styles and silhouettes without committing to items you may never wear again. From job interviews to galas, all of your high-end fashion needs are here.

Because according to Lisa, this is a way to start the New Year off right. “We need to get used to saving money and start thinking, I can be beautiful and save.” For 2011, It’s a Glam Thing is expanding their offers. So aside from getting $10 off coupons, you’ll have more chances to win and more opportunities to save.

It’s a Glam Thing Owner: Lisa Cocuzza

Why we love it: Because we love getting gifts (and freebies). The Details: It’s a Glam Thing is the place to go to get no-strings attached freebies. The site offers up everything from the latest in skincare products, to fashion deals, to advice from health and beauty experts. Interested in tips from Miss Universe? Go to It’s a Glam Thing. Lisa Cocuzza, a former LA publicist, watched as celebrities gifted with the newest products on the market, the most decadent skincare and top tech toys. So, she figured the average girl needed to feel like a VIP too. Lisa partnered with some top beauty brands to offer her readers that “fresh out of gifting suite feel.” ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011 83

Wanna Wear Owner: Tina O

Why we love it: Tina O puts the soul back into fashion. The Details: Scoring a 1950’s

YSL silhouette is no feat when you’re working with Wanna Wear by Tina O. Tina O and her team delivers designer styles for less than half of the original cost, proving that fussing with designer price tags is a thing of yesteryear. By custom designing pieces, Tina can, “resurrect pieces from Givenchy and Dior, but add a twist. We’re able to update the silhouettes and the fabrics, dart the waist, add 5% spandex so it holds you up and in and we go up to a size 20.” These high-end frocks usually take anywhere from two to three weeks to complete and start at $140. The priciest piece Tina has? A $600 dress which is comparable to a $3,000 gown. Tina says with Wanna Wear, “Women can dress like movie stars, but not cut back on fit, style and quality.”

AMI Clubwear

Why we love it: It’s a shoe-in for fabulous shoes and of-the-moment pieces.

The Details: is constantly updating their site with new, lust-worthy merchandise. The Southern California based site offers you the chance to mimic the fashions of some of your favorite celebrities as they often post celebrity looks and ways to recreate that same stunning style. Choose from sky-high platforms, one-shoulder dresses, amazing swimsuits (resort season is here after all), wigs, hats, and accessories all day, every day. AMI Clubwear constantly Why you should love it: offers discounts on already low-priced merchandise. What’s It’s high fashion the way you more is ordering from AMI is easy and efficient and the company want it and at the price you allows 30 days for returns. like. Hey, if the Beverly Hills housewives are clamoring over Why you should love it: AMI Clubwear lets you avoid these numbers, you should be the lines, avoid the crowds and get what you want without an extreme case of buyer’s remorse. too. 84 ieStyle Dec/Jan 2011

More Ways to save Shop off season: Call it “Budget Conscious,” “Recessionista” “Frugal Fashion-Maven,” whatever, but shopping off season is the smartest way to add to your wardrobe and save your pennies. Buying bikinis in the blistery months and scarves in the summer is truly the way to go. Classic looks never go out of style, so it’s a guarantee that the pieces on clearance now will be re-hashed at a higher price point next season. Shop thrift and vintage stores: Some of the best finds are gently used or come with a bit of history. Vintage stores offer unique pieces that can really enhance modern styles and eliminate the chances of seeing your outfit on someone else. As for thrift stores, oftentimes, they’ll keep a small selection of designer handbags and accessories. So that Chanel bag you’ve always wanted can be yours after all. Attend or host a swap party: Shop til you drop? No, swap til you drop. This is a fantastic way to get a few fresh pieces and purge your old ones. Gather a group of your most stylish girlfriends, let everyone know to bring a minimum of five items--this means clothes, shoes and accessories. The one rule, things must be clean and in good condition. Make a playlist, serve some cocktails and marvel over your new “purchases.” Shop sample sales: Sample sales have to be one of fashion’s best kept secrets. Sample

sales offer fashion-hungry gals an opportunity to score big name and indie designer pieces sometimes at 80% off the retail price. From handbags to tunics, leggings to coats and everything in between, you can find it all at a sample sale. And because the savings are so great you’ll often walk away with a piece you love in three different colors. This is a great way to support upcoming designers and a perfect way to spend a Saturday. Shop the outlets: We’re kind of spoiled in the IE and have one of the best outlets at our fingertips. So it’s only right that we take advantage of the amazing stores at Cabazon. It’s a twenty minute drive for most and offering savings up to 50% off retail. Where else

can you score a DVF, Theory, Michael Kors, Marni and Jimmy Choo without going for broke? Shop the Lake Elsinore Outlet too as it’s doubling over with sytlish goods. And we can’t ignore Ontario Mills, who plays home to J. Crew, Cole Hann and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Local Locales: Some of the IE’s most stylish consignment shops My Girlfriend’s Closet 27520 Ynez Rd #D3, Temecula; 951-695-4685 Savvy Seconds 140 Hidden Valley Parkway, Suite C, Norco; 951-817-3060 Deja Vu Fashions 994 W Foothill Blvd., Claremont; 909-625-7277

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Desert Hills Premium Outlets 48400 Seminole Drive Cabazon, CA 92230 (951)849-6641 Stores: Calvin Klien, Bebe, DKNY, Coach, Charlotte Russe, Gucci, Guess Cabazon Outlets 48750 Seminole Drive, Cabazon (951)922-3000 Stores: Crate & Barrel, Greg Norman Collection, and the Oakley Vault


Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos 2780 Cabot Drive Corona, CA 92883 (951)277-7601 Stores: Bebe, Victoria’s Secret, Fredricks, Windsor Fashion, Children’s Place


The Shoppes at Chino Hills 13920 City Center Drive, Suite 200, Chino Hills, CA 91709 (866)909-3305 Stores: Forever 21, New York & Co., Banana Republic, American Eagle Outfitters, H&M, Pacsun


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Victoria Gardens 12505 N Main St Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909)463-2830 Stores: H&M, Guess, Macy’s, JCpenny, Bebe

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