Weekend Update: Three Reasons We Love LA!

Sure, it might be a smoggy and silly city at times, but this weekend I’m breaking with form to give my hometown some love. Here’s why…

1. The Santa Ana winds.

They’ve been a’ blowing, and they’re warm and wonderful. Joan Didion made them infamous in her beautiful (and ominous) essay, but I think they’re just great. From that piece: “On nights like that,” Raymond Chandler once wrote about the Santa Ana, “every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands’ necks. Anything can happen.” That was the kind of wind it was.

2. The Los Angeles Times wrote this piece about the beauty business behaving badly, and they cited us as a resource!

The piece cover everything from extreme airbrushing to false advertising claims to dangerous chemicals—and the different agencies that are finally cracking down on the beauty business here and abroad. Our book was included as a reliable resource. Pretty cool.

3. Yogitoes is holding a four-day pop-up event in Santa Monica for breast cancer awareness.

And I’m going to be speaking on a panel tomorrow from 11:30am–12:30pm. Don’t come for me though, come for the amazing doctors who I’m so honored to be speaking with! And for the cause. Details are here.

Hope you guys are having a great weekend!

3 Responses to “Weekend Update: Three Reasons We Love LA!”
  1. Clara says:

    I so loved reading ‘the Santa Ana’ by Joan Didion! I am a big fan of her works!

  2. Kate says:

    The Santa Ana’s sometimes make me really irritable and sad (sounds crazy but it’s true). If anyone else experiences this water (like swimming/baths/showers etc) help and so do those salt rock lamps because of negative ions.

    BUT yes L.A. = amazing :)

  3. Rebecca says:

    For years I lived in San Diego and my allergies went crazy with the Santa Ana winds. I’m up in NorCal now, and we have a similar thing. I’m not a fan of offshore winds, though this year since we had such a cold summer it was nice to have a little warmth in fall.

    Congrats on the nod from the Times! : )

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