I have such fond memories of making and eating gingerbread houses as a kid, and every holiday season I scour the Internet and stores for the perfect gingerbread kit.
Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for the grown-ups in your life. Click on the pictures for more info and where to buy! XXJKE
Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for the little ones in your life. Click on the pictures for more info and where to buy! XXJKE
Carly and I met at Crossroads during our junior year of high school. She’s a hippie at heart and an amazingly talented artist with a very unique sense of style. Carly has always been a free spirit with a strong sense of self and she’s successful in whatever she’s passionate about, which is ever-changing and evolving in the best way.
Nicole Simone and I were introduced to one another through our moms when we were 11. We instantly connected and have been best friends ever since. Nicole has always had a very unique, cool style and stays true to herself no matter what.
I first met Lauren Soloff through my good friend Leanne, who brought her to cooking class at my house. Hailing from New York, Lauren is the genius behind The Granola Project. Tanner is hooked on it – he asks for it daily. Mom to Roman, age 6, she’s also an amazing interior designer with great, effortless style and I wanted to share her home and what inspires her with Rip + Tan.
My godparents’ Joan and Jerry have an amazing ranch in Santa Ynez that I was lucky enough to grow up visiting. They have 20 beautiful acres with horses in the hills of Woodstock Ranch, which is 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara inland. Santa Ynez and Los Olivos are both gorgeous settings filled with organic farms, horses, livestock, lavender farms, and vineyards.
Ambre Dahan is the mother of two beautiful girls, Ella 4 and Billie 2, and is married to Joe Dahan of Joe’s Jeans. She is the design director at Joe’s and is also launching her own fashion website in the near future. Ambre was born in Paris and now lives in Los Angeles with her gorgeous family. She has amazing energy, great style, and I wanted to share her home and family with R+T.
Shiva Rose is an actress, mother of two, and author of the fantastic blog the Local Rose. I went to visit her beautiful home and ask her to share her secrets with Rip+Tan. I met Shiva years ago when she was neighbors with my best friend Nicole Simone and was instantly drawn to her energy and her healthy, laid-back lifestyle.
Between Laurie Gladstein and Pamela Salzman, I’m in very good hands when it comes to my herbs. Laurie has taught me how to plant and maintain a thriving herb garden while Pamela has shared her secrets for storing herbs with me.
Leanne Citrone is an amazing hair stylist and co-owner of the Andy LeCompte Salon in West Hollywood, right behind my Almont store. Leanne was born in England and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two adorable children – Luca and Willow. I met her when I was 14 – I was her first client and she was my first fancy haircut. She still cuts my hair, and has become one of my close friends. She has great, effortless taste that I wanted to share with Rip+Tan.
My last post described the process of clearing out my pantry according to the wisdom of the great Pamela Salzman. After getting rid of expired and unhealthy stuff and investing in new staples, the fun part began – I got to reorganize the whole pantry and make it look beautiful!
Like most kids his age, Tanner loves pretending and dressing up. But of course, being the controlling fashionista I am, I can’t deal with those drugstore costumes made of only synthetic materials. So I made it my mission to scour the internet for cute costumes.
Now that I’m a mom, instead of shopping for myself, all I do is shop for my kids. And of all the places to do it, Paris is by far the most exciting. The city of lights is filled with amazing kids clothes, toys and décor.
After skiing this Christmas holiday we were lucky enough to get to go to the coast of Baja, Mexico with my family. Beautiful and relaxing – we saw whales, dolphins, sea lions, wild horses and jumping Manta Rays -a Baja special.