The Situation Is…

A little introduction:

Welcome to the first “The Situation Is…” with your homegirl, Allison.  I don’t know how “the situation is…” became one of my sayings but it did…(and it did BEFORE Mike “The Situation” graced us with his presence on MTV’s Jersey Shore.)

I use it in every situation.  You can use it to preface an explanation or when you’re letting your friend know she is being crazy or announcing your current state of feeling/emotion or what you are into or when you are discussing the plan for the night…

Here are some examples:

The situation is…  (Repeat this before each line)

– Caroline is the boss of us.    – I miss my family.    – You are being a little cray cray right now!

– I am so sleepy.  -You’ve got to get over that guy!  – I love flavored sparkling water.

See!  It works for everything.

SO now that you know what “The Situation is…” is, on to the post…

A few weekends ago, I went on a Dinner and a Movie date to see Gatsby with one of my besties, Riley.

And THE SITUATION IS… I love Baz Luhrmann and all of his amazingly creative, quirky, exuberant and over the top movies.  He is a true artist and visionary.


THE OTHER SITUATION IS…. GATSBY IS SO IN RIGHT NOW, AND MILLY AND GRACE IS SO ON BOARD WITH IT!  We wish we could wander into one of Gatsby’s parties…

GATSBY QUOTE: “He threw all those parties hoping she would wander in one night.”

I Party With Jay

GATSBY QUOTE: “The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside”!

Wish I was sipping on Santa Barbara Chic’s Guava Sangria with a touch of sage cocktail right now…

Guava Sangria - SB Chic

Us girls would never show up to Gatsby’s door without proper attire and of course… a hostess gift for the host of all hosts! I’m sure Jay would love some Bella Cucina treats.

Skip over to Milly & Grace… The girls and Tim will be happy to help you get all dolled up!

M&G Gatsby Party

You can also pick up some gorgeous Art Deco inspired jewels by DanniJo at Milly & Grace.

Dannijo jewels

And finally for my favorite Great Gatsby quote…

Daisy to Gatsby

Instyle Event for Velvet’s Store Opening featuring Olive & June

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Last night, I attended Instyle Magazine’s party for the opening of Velvet by Spencer + Graham in Brentwood.  The party featured Drybar, an amazing LA-Original blow dry bar who has been saving women’s lives since 2010, and also INTRODUCED to the world Beverly Hills’ newest and hippest nail salon, Olive & June!!

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All the women (and even some of the men) got to shop, sip on cocktails, get our nails done and get our hair did…

Um, sounds like the PERFECT night out!

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EVERYONE was buzzing about Olive & June!  They all waited patiently to get polished by O&J’s manicurists with RGB polish.

The girl who dreamed up the idea for Olive & June is my friend, Sarah! (Look at her in action below!)  I am so proud of her!  It was only a few months ago when she first told me about her dream to open a trendy nail salon in Beverly Hills where women can come and hang out with their girlfriends while getting their weekly mani/pedis.  I know that Olive & June is going to be the newest HOT SPOT in town.

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Our other friend Crystal came to the event too!  We all met at Tracy Anderson Method Studio.  We have spent many hours dancing and sweating together!  Love these girls!

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For all the LA readers…

Olive & June will be opening it’s doors soon!  They are moving into a cute little place on Canon (next to La Scala).

Thank you, InStyle, for such a lovely event!

Hot Tracks on Repeat

As Emily mentioned in her FIRST POST EVER, I was in charge of creating the playlists for Milly & Grace when they first opened.  I love making playlists!  I love every genre of music… Country. Motown. Jazz (like Frank Sinatra). Soft Rock. R&B. Pop, etc.  It all depends on my current mood or the mood I would like to be in.  Music can change your mood in a matter of seconds!  When you are angry and need a good break up or girl power song… Taylor Swift, Pink and Beyonce are your girls!

My good friend Dustin LOVES putting together mixed CD’s.  He always brings them to me and right away I can’t wait to get to my car so I can pop that baby in (which is now the only place I have a CD player.  Remember when we would carry around discmans…  AND binders full of every CD we owned?!  Oh how times have changed.)!  Dustin always calls the songs he puts on his CD’s, “hot tracks.”  So in honor of Dustin, I am sharing with you some of my current HOT TRACKS.  A little medley of my current favorites.  (It literally is my “recently played” list on my IPod.)

Hot Tracks

Hot Tracks

Everyone must listen to Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.  Caroline and I first heard this song in Tom Shadyac’s class.  It touched our hearts.  I hope it touches yours too.