How to cure a cold, old fashion style!


Keywords: apple cider vinegar, home remedies, cold, flu, allergies


I know, I know – you’re all saying “What the heck happened yesterday LA?? We didn’t hear from you.”  Well, I turn into an infant when I have the slightest bit of a cold coming on and I’m incapable of all normal functioning… so I had to hide under my blankets, drink tea, and eat pastina {with salt and butter… my comfort/feel better food!}.  But yes, I do believe I’m getting sick.  What started off as a constant tickle in my throat has now turned into a burning inferno whenever I swallow.  Maybe it’s an allergy flair up – who knows?!  I’m the worst patient a doctor can have… I have a mental block against taking meds.  I’ll try any natural remedy first.  Then I’ll succumb to the need for medication afterwards.  But anyway, for as long as I can rememer any ailment I’ve ever had, my Nonna has responded with “Go drink some apple cider vinegar!” To her it was the cure-all.  Got a cold? Drink ACV!  Stomach on the fritz? Drink ACV! You’re bored? Stop buggin’ me and go drink ACV… ok last one is false, but whatever.  Let me tell you though, the damn stuff works!!!  It’s become the first suggestion out of my mouth too when my husband isn’t feeling well – and he has since suggested it to others as well.


And it works for more than just a cold!  It’s great for allergies, sinus infections, flu symptoms, detoxing – some even say acne, weight loss, & blood pressure can be helped with a daily dose of apple cider vinegar.  If you can make it past the taste – which, call me weird, but I like it… it’s like vinegar potato chips – you will find that this is one of the most effective natural remedies.  Yes, the taste can be quite abrasive for some, so start with a teaspoon or two mixed in a large glass of water.  Some people mix it with apple juice… some add honey to the water… there’s a ton of ways to incorporate it.  And if you can tolerate the flavor and need an extra boost go to a tablespoon.  Here’s some more info if you’re feelin’ it…

Abercrombie models dance shirtless to Call Me Maybe!

Keywords: abercrombie & fitch, shirtless models

How can you say no to calling them? Well in plenty of ways I’m sure, this is RIDICULOUSLY cheesy, but check out the bodies on these guys! I have never been an Ambercrombie & Fitch fan, in fact I don’t think I have EVER purchased ANYTHING from there, but I have to admit that their models are quite easy on the eyes! Sex sells, people!

Another Olympian decides to hit a player below the belt

Keywords: nicolas batum, france


One day Carmelo Anthony is getting hit in an iffy place, the next day there is a copycat nut hitter. Nic Batum of France was caught up in what was an ugly game between France and Spain. And when I say ugly, I mean real ugly, France lost 66-59 while only scoring 6 points in the 4th quarter. So caught up in frustration, Batum threw the shot you can see in the video. Now normally I would search for a more legitimate copy of the clip, but I went with the Captain Falcon edition because quite frankly, I find it hilarious.



Anyway, don’t expect an apology from Batum any time soon. After the game he told a reporter that he ”wanted to give him a good reason to flop.” Spain had been flopping and diving all over the court, Nic decied to give them a real reason to go down. I would respect that if it wasn’t for the fact he hit a dude in the balls.

Because you are what you eat!!


Keywords: top 10, hair care, skin care, beauty food


It takes more than a killer wardrobe, a fabulous makeup application, and a good set of genes to keep you looking your best {though none of those hurt!}.  You must keep beauty coming from within!  Here are 10 ways to keep your hair and skin healthy via the right diet!


1.  Avoid processed foods – they aren’t digested as easily and can cause inflammation and break down your skin.

2. Drink 1/2 your body weight in water – Do you weigh 140lbs?  Then drink 70 oz of H20 a day!!

3. Make sure to incorporate healthy fats into your diet since your body can’t product them.  They keep you looking young and less wrinkly.  Try fatty ocean-sourced fish {salmon, albacore tuna, herring, anchovies, sardines} or walnuts, flaxseed, canola oil, olive oil, avocados, and cashews.

4. Eat foods rich in antioxidants {& vitamins A, C, E & selenium} Like tomatos, whole wheat pasta, olive oil, strawberries, blueberries.

5. Acne issues? Try limiting dairy products.. also avoid fried foods & white bread.

6. Candy and artificial sweeteners can add to red, dry, flaky skin so avoid those too!

7. Dark leafy greens {spinach, kale, swiss chard} are great for hair, so are legumes {kidney beans, lentils} – they’re a good source of protein, zinc and biotin.

8. Iron & B12 are necessary for a healthy scalp ~ and protein for growth.

9.  Zinc deficiencies can lead to hair loss.

10.  Avoid smoking!!!  Let’s put cancer aside, because clearly death isn’t enough for some people to kick the habit!  Smoking cigs cause premature wrinkles and leads to dry and damaged hair and skin.

Walkable Wedges

Keywords: colorblocking, colorblocked shoes, madewell

What more can you ask for in a shoe besides a pair that is super stylish, super comfy, and  super wearable? These Two-Tone Flatstack platform’s from Madewell are all of the above, and will take you through the rest of this mild winter and into spring in style. Check them out at Madewell for $178!

With the Warriors and Bucks dealing some big names things are finally heating up in the trade department

Keywords: trade deadline, warriors, bucks, andrew bogut, monta ellis

Monta Ellis has been dealt from the Golden State Warriors in Exchange for Andrew Bogut of the Milwaukee Bucks. Well, and some other guys were thrown in as well. The Warriors were forced to take on Stephen Jackson and his attitude problem while the Bucks picked up Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown. In the end though the main point of the trade was the swap of the two bigger names.


Andrew Bogut is a great center, he is tops in rebounding while also being able to put up about 12 points on any give night. The problem with Bogut though is that he never plays. The often injured big man has played in just 12 games this season and still has not returned to the game. Ellis on the other hand is a great scorer and passer, with 22 points and 6 assist per game he is a force on the floor. The issue with Monta was just one of the system. The Warriors were a very small team and they needed a big man like Andrew Bogut. If Bogut sees the floor then this will be a great trade for both teams, if not the Bucks are the easy winners.

Now THAT’S a deep dish!!

Keywords: pic of the day, pizza, deep dish


We talked earlier about the differences between Italian cuisine here in the states as compared to over in Italy… Pizza is another area of many differences.  Despite how absolutely magical this deep dish pie looks – it won’t be found over there in Italia!  Their pizza is always thin crust, and can be as crunchy as a cracker.  Toppings aren’t over done, and mozzarella and tomato sauce aren’t necessarily a “regular pie.”  But at this moment I don’t care how any one else eats their pie… I want this deep dish deep down in my belly!!