I had the privilege of touring Walgreens new LA flagship before it opened to the public on december 1st. Now let me clarify that this is not your typical Walgreens drugstore. Walgreens Los Angeles flagship is a one-of-kind store featuring an extensive collection of innovative offerings, products and services unexpected from a drugstore but tailored specifically for LA residents such as fresh sushi and a smoothie bar.
Some of the stores expanded features include a “Look Boutique” which is a beauty dept featuring dozens of prestige and niche cosmetic, skincare and hair care brands. Again, these products are not your typical drugstore finds. Something that I found super exciting is that Britain’s leading skincare brand, No.7, created by Boots, will be sold here! I had to snap a pic of one of my favorite cosmetics I saw today. It’s by GOSH which is a Denmark based hip and trendy cosmetic brand. This lipgloss has a mirror on the outside and actual lights under the applicator! GENIUS!!
coolest lipgloss ever!
I couldn’t get over all of the fresh food! Honestly, you have to go and check it out. Who would have thought that Walgreens would carry such high end products?! You will find a wide variety of fresh hand-rolled sushi prepared daily (see pics above), fresh fruit, a barista who prepares fresh brewed premium coffee, hundreds of fresh on-the-go meal options such as wraps, sandwiches and salads. A juice and smoothie bar, a best-in-class wine selection boasting more than 700 fine wines! Not to mention 8 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt!
self serve yogurt
assortment of artisan and brie cheeses
fine wine selection
on-the-go meal options
Fresh baked desserts….MMMMM!
This place is AMAZING. Don’t take my word for it, be sure to go and check it out! Walgreens is located at the corner of Sunset and Vine in Hollywood.
Please note: I was invited to the opening of the Walgreens store opening by Collective Bias®. I was compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Walgreens #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions are my own.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards is tomorrow night and I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to see who will take home the Oscar for best dressed! Let’s get real here people, this show is all about fashion: who will be wearing what designer, who will ooh and ahhh us and who will totally disappoint in something so ugly you wonder who let them out of the house. I will take careful notes and report back after the awards with my top picks. Until then, let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at some of the most beautiful and memorable gowns from the past 80 years at the Oscars.
Audrey Hepburn, 1954 in Givenchy (photo: stylelist.com)
Susan Hayward, 1959 (photo: stylelist.com)
Elizabeth Taylor, 1961 in Dior (photo: stylelist.com)
Sophia Loren, 1962 (photo: stylelist.com)
Jane Fonda, 1979 (photo: stylelist.com)
Sally Field, 1985 (photo: stylelist.com)
Charlize Theron, 2004 in Gucci (photo: stylelist.com)
Natalie Portman, 2011 in Rodarte (photo: stylelist.com)
As some of you may have heard, Kristi Kaplon lost her husband Brian a few weeks ago. I personally do not know Kristi, but she is very close with a friend of mine and when I heard this story, I had to do something. I wanted to use my blog as a platform because she needs our help.
Kristi lost Brian in a senseless shooting, leaving her widowed at 31 with a 2 1/2 year old daughter, and she is currently 7 months pregnant with twins! To make matters even worse, she was left with no life insurance and very little savings. If her future doesn’t seem bleak enough, Kristi now has to struggle with how she’s going to financially manage what’s ahead for her and the children.
I know these times are tough for everyone, but if you can find it in your hearts to donate whatever you can, Kristi and her children will be forever grateful.
The link below is to a paypal account that my friend set up in Kristi’s name:
I am sharing some of my tips for all of you moms out there struggling with your style on The Lindsay List today. Check out my interview with Lindsay O’Neil from The Lindsay List: http://www.thelindsaylist.com/
Do you want to edit your wardrobe but need help deciding what should stay and what should go? I’ve got the answer…Ask yourself this simple question: “Would I buy this item today?” If the answer is no, GET RID OF IT. See, it’s not so hard
1. Shop to your strengths. What is your best feature? Is it the color of your eyes? Shop for items that will make them even brighter. Your legs? Invest in more skirts, shorts and dresses and show those babies off! Play up what you’ve got and only buy items that enhance and flatter your favorite feature.
2. Be honest. Ask yourself what you really need. If you work at a corporate job, do you really need another bohemian top or pair of boyfriend jeans?
3. Be Creative. Think of inexpensive ways to update what you already have. Maybe its buying a new inexpensive belt or fun piece of jewelry. Accessories are a great way to make an outfit feel fresh without breaking the bank.