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Saying Goodbye To Summer: Hello to Fall

Though I am sad to see summer come to a close, I am excited to slowly start changing my wardrobe from summer to fall. Our private collection is now for sale at Beckley boutique and I am excited to start rotating these items into my daily dressing especially our Little Black Jacket which I will be wearing day and night. Here are a few of my favorite things. Happy Labor Day and good-bye to summer! -MRA

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Thirsty Thursday: The Edison Cocktail

We got the hook-up from one of downtown LA’s coolest spots, The Edison. You’re Welcome.

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The Edison

1.5 oz Woodford Reserve

0.75 oz lemon

0.5 oz Belle de Brillet (pear liqueur)

0.5 oz honey syrup

Shake, fine strain in chilled martini glass

 

Experience living history upon entering The Edison. Located in the historic Higgins Building in Downtown Los Angeles, you will instantly be transported back to the 1920’s. Mingle with friends or meet new ones as you explore the sprawling ten room night spot.

The Edison 108 W 2nd St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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My Beverly Hills Hotel Babymoon (Solo)

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There are days that my pregnancy has seemed like forever and there are days that its flown by, I suddenly realized that I should treat myself to a night away before baby #2 arrives and shifts my world a bit. I decided to stay one night at the Beverly Hills hotel to pamper and relax while my son was with my parents and my husband was in NYC. I checked into the hotel around 11am and pre-booked several spa appointments to keep me relaxed and busy. Upon check in my room was not ready, so I headed out towards the spa and sat in the courtyard to have my lunch. I of course ordered my favorite salad on this planet, the McCarthy salad. It is hands down the BEST chopped or should I say minced salad that has ever been created.  I received a call from the front desk saying my room was ready. I decided to quickly drop my bag in the room and head back to the spa for my 12:45 prenatal 90 minute massage which included a 30 minute scalp and foot massage (heaven in my book). Zachary walked me to my room which I assumed was the room I booked online. He then tells me that he was able to upgrade me and walks me to the best room in the house, the Presidential Suite complete with my own private heated pool and outdoor lounge area. My jaw dropped as I walked into this mini apartment which was now all mine for one glorious evening.

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I checked into the spa at 12:45 and got out at 5:30. I was buffed, rubbed and polished and now I was ready to watch movies and eat room service. I did just that watching the movie Neighbors as well as Chef. Both mindless and both perfect for my night alone celebrating me, myself and I and of course the baby in my belly who we affectionately refer to as “pancake”. All in all, I am so thankful for this relaxing experience. -MRA

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My Top Emmy’s Red Carpet Looks

Monday night were the Emmy’s and the fashion crowd did not disappoint. Below are my favorite looks from the evening!

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Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad

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Lizzy Caplan in Donna Karen Atelier.

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a93aab00-2cb3-11e4-8beb-a133db40ae6e_Julia-Roberts-2014-Primetime-Emmy-Awards Julia Roberts in Elie Saab.
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Robin Write in Ralph Lauren.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Thanks to my best friend Kristine Creel, she challenged me and my team to the ALS challenge. Check out my video and remember to donate. It’s about raising awareness and money! Yes, I did screw up (pregnancy brain and called it the water bucket challenge, forgive me as I am 8 months pregnant and not all together) -MRA

Click Here to watch: ALS Video

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75% SALE THIS WEEKEND ONLY

Out with the old and in the with the new. Amazing items on sale this weekend only online and in store. #getonit-MRA

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The Container Store: A place I should not be allowed to go

Because I am almost 8 months pregnant, I am in full-blown nesting mode. What is nesting you ask? Basically, at either the second or beginning of the third trimester many pregnant women get into a preparation phase of their pregnancy. Many begin to organize and prep for the upcoming arrival of their baby. In my case, I have been known to stop everything and begin to organize every drawer in my kitchen. As you can see from my post last week about organizing, now I am addicted to getting my house into tip-top organized shape before the arrival of baby #2.

picstitch  That entailed a trip to the newly opened Container Store at the Grove in Los Angeles. Thank god, I was on a time crunch otherwise I would and could have spent countless hours going up and down the aisles. I first got stuck on the gift wrapping aisle, I just organized my wrapping cabinet and noticed I was in need of tissue, wrapping paper and gift bags. I stocked up on everything from birthday wrap to masculine bags to wine sacks. Needless to say, I can wrap anything and everything for the next year. Then I found new fabric baskets for my sons new Star Wars themed bedroom and grabbed those among other countless items that I just “needed” to have. I am so excited to continue with my nesting phase but don’t ask my husband, he doesn’t share the same enthusiasm. -MRA

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