Jolie drinks: NOLET’S Gin Tasting at Fig

I've never liked gin, so when I was invited to a gin tasting and food pairing this weekend courtesy of NOLET'S Gin, I was skeptical. Gin? Ehh, no, thank you! But the event was taking place at Fig--a fantastic restaurant in Santa Monica--and I've been doing more alcohol and restaurant writing recently, so I figured I ...

Cocktails to mark “The Royal Anniversary” – The William and The Kate

Intern Nan writes: Can you believe it's been an entire year since The Royal Wedding? What better way to celebrate than by doing it Brit-style and drinking! Our friends at The Bitter Truth have created two cocktails for royal fans to toast Will and Kate’s first year of married bliss. THE WILLIAM is concocted with rum, vermouth, champagne ...

The Magic Skincare Word: Compliance

When I was at AAD, there was one word that kept cropping up over and over: Compliance. Compliance in skincare is a seemingly simple concept: how do you get consumers to use products correctly? It should be easy: slap a warning or directions on the label, et voila! But no. Because of simple human nature, compliance is ...

Thakoon for NARS nail polishes

These Thakoon for NARS nail polishes arrived yesterday, and they were so spectacular that I had to post a picture here, even though I already uploaded them to Instagram/Facebook. (Oh! Are you on Instagram, too? I'm new there, since I only JUST got an iPhone--3 years behind, I know--but I've been posting up a storm. ...