Clockwise from bottom left: Leopard + Cobalt pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti | Pony hair purse: Pour La Victoire | J.Crew Jewels | Temperley London sweater | Giuseppe Zanotti | J.Crew Earrings | Tory Burchcoin purse | Nail Color by Butter London   I've always been drawn to cobalt blue and when I recently attended two fashion presentations {one at Banana Republic, the other at Saks} I found myself surrounded by an ocean of...

Join us this Saturday, February 8th for Project Beauty, a cosmetics fashion presentation showcasing all the latest beauty trends. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. on Level Two at Neiman Marcus, Palo Alto with an after party to follow! Get an exclusive peek at new products from Tom Ford, Guerlain, La Mer and more.

Inspired by blush tones and nature, Monique Lhuillier's Spring collection featured intricate beading, floral elements, feminine silhouettes, and hues of pink, red, fuchsia and coral. Lhuillier has mastered the art of feminine and functional in ready-to-wear pieces that were curated for the modern-day woman. My favorite piece from the collection is the chic bandeau and ball skirt evening look in a vibrant combination of...

I've always loved burgundy for fall so recently I've been incorporating the season's rich, Merlot hues into my wardrobe. It's such a versatile color, and I paired these Merlot pants with a silk Vince top and and a fabulous fur vest I purchased in Spain last year. And with the holidays just around the corner, the J.Crew "icicle" earrings add a festive touch to the ensemble. Find all of these pieces and more at Stanford Shop...

Rosanne Karmes, from LA-based jewelry line Sydney Evan, talks about her latest collection at an exclusive Neiman Marcus event celebrating the designer's beaded bracelet collection.  ALI BERGER: WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND SYDNEY EVAN? ROSANNE KARMES: I started working in the Fine Jewelry business while I was a student at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. After many years of learning all aspects of the business I started a...

I was invited to Drybar at the Stanford Shopping Center to enjoy an afternoon of well-deserved pampering. As you already know, blow dry bars are not your typical hair salon. Each one specializes in their clientele differently, but one thing always stays the same “No cuts, No color, Just blowouts”. During the initial appointment, Hair Stylist Bray Rose was kind enough to share a few new hair product kits with me. I got to...

You are cordially invited to an exclusive event this week at Neiman Marcus in Palo Alto to meet Rosanne Karmes, the fabulous designer behind the Sydney Evan jewelry line. You'll have the opportunity to customize your own beautiful beaded bracelet and shop her latest collection. Hope to see you there!

Organizing and storing your jewelry not only makes your pieces last longer, but it also helps you keep track of everything you own, allowing you to effortlessly view and choose the appropriate jewels to complement any outfit. I usually keep my everyday jewels out, which typically consist of classic pearl studs, a Michael Kors watch, a bangle or two and a gold Tiffany's necklace my Dad gave me for my 21st (which I rarely...

It’s no secret more and more women wished they had their own personal hair stylist that would wash, blow dry & style their hair, with DryBar you can have just that. If you’re unfamiliar with Drybar, it’s reminiscent of an old-fashion beauty parlor, where ladies would go to have their hair washed and styled each week. With a new twist of, no cuts no color just blowouts at a rate of $35, you’re provided with a professional...

The LA-based lifestyle brand Splendid® has recently opened a new boutique in Palo Alto at the prestigious Stanford Shopping Center. To celebrate the opening, Splendid collaborated with ban.do, a modern accessories company, to throw a ‘Tee’ Party in the store. Hosted by Beth Blecherman of TechMamas.com, Stefania Pomponi of Clevergirlscollective.com and Dena Smolek of Treschicnow.com, the event featured delightful treats...