I was lucky enough to meet Eve Gerber through my husband, Richard – they have been close friends since high school and went to college together. Eve is a native Angelino who went to the Center for Early Education and Crossroads like me, and later on to USC. After working in the entertainment industry, Eve […]
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.
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.
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.
I was first introduced to the amazing Alice Waters when my friends Jessica and Jed gave me her book, In The Green Kitchen. It has recipes from other great chefs and it gave me a good foundation for cooking. I learned lots about technique, which was and still is new territory for me in the […]