Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pam's Pick: Thymes Kimono Rose Candle

Yes, I'm not sticking with my noon posting commitment, but if you ONLY knew the type of week I'm having ... Perhaps, someday, I'll be brave enough to share the story. For now, let me just share today's Pam's Pick, which is a perfect way to end an emotional, only-a-mother-could-understand day.

Candles are one of my favorite ways to calm down, because scents can transport your mind to that happy place - we all have that happy place, where no one can touch us. They are also an easy way to make your home feel like a luxury hotel or spa … something every mother needs. Thymes’ Kimono Rose is my current go-to scent. Prior to that, it was their Mandarin Coriander candle. This company just knows how to do fragrance right! Plus, there candles come in beautiful glass containers adding to that hotel feel.

Enjoy and relax!

PS Did I mention candles are also ideal for baby making? Proceed with caution … and/or protection!
Pam's Pick: Thymes Kimono Rose Candle, July 31, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pam's Pick: Mustela Post Partum Body Restructuring Gel

If you want to have a bum like a blessed supermodel or a bubbling teenager, RUN to the store and get Mustela's Post Partum Body Restructuring Gel. After the baby was born, my backside needed a massive face lift.  OK, to be really honest, it’s always had excess pot marks "like when you squeeze the bum" and you seek icky marks …. Ya, I had that! Two months of using this gel and what used to look like mars (overshare!) now looks marvelous! Don't get jealous, just buy this gel. You and yours will be very VERY happy with the results :). As always, there is a beautiful solution for every problem. You have no excuses to Always Be Your Best You - from the front AND the back!

Pam's Pick - July 24, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

P2 Home: L'Objet Fall 2013 Collection

Some things are just better in Beverly Hills - like diamonds, Botox, front lawns and interior design. On that note, allow me to share my latest home décor obsession: L'Objet. This is the creative concoction of former interior designer to Beverly Hills' elite, Elad Yifrach. Elad’s global influences are felt throughout the Fall 2013 collection dubbed Cabinet de Curiosites. Hints of Asian, Egyptian and Mediterranean style meld into a truly luxurious assortment of art for the home. In an age when the word “luxury” has been corrupted, L’Objet deserves the moniker. For more on the 24 karat gold-plated, individually crystalized, artistically molded offerings, visit
L'Objet Fall 2013 Beaded Coral Bookend (L) Two-tier 24 Karat Server (R)

L'Objet Fall 2013 Malachite

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pam's Pick: Kiinde Kozii Baby Bottle Warmer

The last thing any parent wants to do at 2 am is think about warming up a bottle. Is it too hot, too cold? What about unfreezing stored milk?!?

Three months into my daughter’s life and I’m a little wiser and more prepared for number two++, thanks to the addition of the Kiinde Kozii on my kitchen counter top. Not only is this product the smartest bottle warmer on the market thanks to an easy-to-use water bath, it also features a sleek design. One thing all new parents hate is how their house gets taken over by baby products, which is why I shop for products that not only solve problems, but are aesthetically pleasing. If you’re a Kozii fan, leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from other moms.

Pam's Pick: C Wonder Dots Beach Ball

Can you get a good beach ball for $2? Probably. But, for $10 you can have this playful option from the always colorful and festive, C Wonder. Just this once, I wish my name was Carry, Cathy, Carolina, Carmen …

While shopping, check out C Wonder’s other beach essentials to have a matching good time.

Pam's Pick July 17, 2013 - C Wonder Dots Beach Ball

Pam's Pick: Launching Fabulous Weekly Finds Tested by Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman

You're busy living your life with a Never Surrender attitude, and you need someone to find the fabulous goodies that ensure you tackle the world in Always-Be-Your-Best-You style. I'm at your service. Tune into my blog every Wednesday afternoon for Pam's Pick, an assortment of fashion, home décor, kids and lifestyle products that I've tried, tested, smelled, played with, attempted to break and then put back together. If I'm giving it a Pam's Pick stamp of approval, you can trust it's a quality item with the utmost attention to style and smart, easy living.

Lifestyle Expert Pamela Pekerman launches Pam's Pick, weekly stylish finds

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pre-Fall 2013 Magazine Covers Echo 50s Glamour

Red lips, sultry hips and a dose of Rat Pack nostalgia, has me thinking that fall will be my season. I live for fur, sexy lingerie just because, mascara on a Sunday morning and 24/7 glamour – Always means ALWAYS Be Your Best You!

Do you love these covers? Which is your favorite?
VOGUE with Katy Perry, W with Jennifer Lopez, or DEPARTURES with 50's American Summer  
Katy Perry, VOGUE Magazine July 2013
Katy Perry, VOGUE Magazine July 2013
Jennifer Lopez, W Magazine July 2013
Jennifer Lopez, W Magazine July 2013

DEPARTURES Magazine, July 2013 Cover
DEPARTURES Magazine, July 2013 feature on top chefs sizzling in Vegas

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Parisian Summer Style, Celebrate Bastille Day

Feeling the 4th of July red, white and blues, already? Fear not! You can play hostess, once again, on July 14th, by celebrating Bastille Day, France’s version of Independence Day which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison during the French Revolution. So, swap your hot dog buns for baguettes and your baseball caps for burettes, and channel your inner Parisian fashionista.
Parisian Inspired Summer Style
(Clockwise from top left) Jolie, headband; Dorothy Perkins, romper; Gerard Darel, cardigan; Hermes, scarf; Etsy, necklace; Tory Burch, tote; Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent, flats; Juicy Couture, wrap dress

Monday, July 8, 2013

Lux Labor & Delivery Bag Essentials, Live from The Couch WLNY

Returning back to The Couch and shooting style segments, felt like the first day of school, today. In case you missed it, here’s today’s segment on Lux Labor Bag Essentials … because even when you’re huffing and puffing you can do it in style! Remember ladies, Never Surrender and Always Be Your Best You.

During Delivery
·         Jolie, bedazzled headband – keep your main in beautifully coiffed check
·         IT Cosmetics, Buy Buy Under Eye, Lip/Cheek Stain, Hello Lashes, – put it on, on the way to the hospital and believe you me, even if you are in labor for 24 hours (eekks!) your makeup will not give you away
·        BG Birthing Gown – because why should you be stuck with a boring hospital gown? (Disclaimer – I didn’t wash mine in time, so, alas, my gown waits for its debut with baby #2 … no I have no announcements, yet.)
·         Pinch Provisions, Labor & Delivery Kit from a stop watch to a back massager, this little kit has a lot of goodies for your partner (yes, put them to work!!) to help ease your stress
·         Jurlique, Rose Water Mist – instead of moist towelettes, you deserve to be mystified. Ask your hubby to spray you between pushes!
·         Noodle & Boo, Room Spray – create some ambiance with a light scent to sooth your senses and your nerves. Ah, another task for the husband.  
After Delivery
·         Only Hearts, robe – for those long walks down the hospital corridors  
·         Naturopathica, Vitamin K Brightening Eye Serum and PlantStem Cell Serum – get into the habit of pampering your face with a quick 2 minute mommy spa moment each night. These products have helped me combat puffiness, dark circles and wrangle wrinkles caused by, well, just being a new mom! Let the hubby know you need this time if he wants you to maintain your pretty face and happy attitude.  
·        Belly Wrap - tighten that tummy asap. Wear it day and night for two months and you’ll see results. I’m STILL wearing mine around the house.
·         Noodle & Boo,  Afterglow Gel – tighten that skin even more
·         Mustela, Stretch marks Intensive Action –this brand saved my body from stretch marks. I’m almost completely stretch mark free! Again this needs to be part of your nightlight 5 minute spa routine. You must find time for yourself, and it starts from day one in the hospital*.
·         If nursing - nursing bra, nursing pads and nipple cream
·         GOGO by Therafirm, gradient compression leggings - helps with leg swelling, which happened to me after giving birth … wear them in the hospital as a preventative measure)
·         Hair Iron – pictures galore. Need I say more?

Reality check: you won’t find time to do all of your beauty routine, every day, but you must try. Skipping pampering/beauty time can be an exception, not the norm. Again, make sure your partner knows how important it is for your happiness and thus the happiness of your union and your family, for you to have zen moments in order to be your stylish, glowing self!

And for Dad  
·         Clothing: 3 Pack of Hanes t-shirts and track suit doubles as pjs; undies; socks
·         basic toiletries - toothpaste/brush, deodorant; etc.
·         Healthy, nonperishable snacks from handpicked monthly by nutritionist Heather Bauer … get dad and mom on the right track and makes it easy. Easy is the magic word these days
·         Magazines/book
·         Camera
·         Smart phone charger
·         iPad for Skyping with family/friends