Derek Hough Talks About Taking the Lead
Sep23

Derek Hough Talks About Taking the Lead

Derek Hough came from a dusty town in Utah – Far from the glitz and the confetti that is the “Dancing With the Stars” Ballroom we all know. His passion for dance took him and sister Julianne to the most prestigious dance academies in London, a world away from Salt Lake City. They left their family to discover the magic of dance abroad. After years of world championships and the agony that entails, Derek and Julianne...

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Ojai, California — The Perfect Escape
Sep22

Ojai, California — The Perfect Escape

After completing a seriously demanding nightmare of a project, I realized it was time for some much-needed respite. Yet with only a few days before my next project began, I needed to find a place where I could recharge and rejuvenate in the quickest, dirtiest way possible. Luckily, I picked the perfect locale — the charming town of Ojai, California. It was exactly what I needed — in just two days, I felt like a completely new woman. I...

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Brande Roderick’s Recipe for Healthy Living
Sep16

Brande Roderick’s Recipe for Healthy Living

Brande Roderick, quintessential California girl — known for her role in “Baywatch” in 2000 and as a former Playboy Playmate of the month and Playmate of the Year in 2001 — says she’s had to work hard all her life to fight against the dumb blonde image. “You have to work extra hard to prove yourself,” Roderick says. “There’s always that expectation. Being blonde, for example, going into ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ people...

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Sidecar Doughnuts: The Hipster’s Answer To An Old-Fashioned Treat
Sep16

Sidecar Doughnuts: The Hipster’s Answer To An Old-Fashioned Treat

The doughnut. It’s a simply sweet, and utterly delicious treat that seemingly melts in your mouth with each bite. They come in all shapes and sizes – some crème filled, some glazed, and some sprinkled with sugar, with everyone from young to old enjoying this classic. Then there is Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee Shop, a place that prides itself on taking an old-fashioned treat and infusing it with a modern-day hipster twist. Set in an...

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Halloween Hijinks Loom in Southern California
Sep14

Halloween Hijinks Loom in Southern California

A good scare, at least once in a while, serves its purpose to elicit a scream that is both appropriate in the moment and perhaps an outlet for releasing built-up frustrations over the past year. So, take a deep breath and get ready to make some spine-tingling noise, though make sure you don’t hurt your throat, and aren’t too loud that you deafen the person next to you. Historically, Southern California has been the place...

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