Category Archives: GROOM

HOT SAMPLE SALE TIP! Esquivel Pre-Fall Sample Sale!

August 1, 2019

All hail Esquivel!

Get ready and come early. If you were at the Clare V. sample sale then you know what I’m talking about! Hand craftmanship, quality and tradition are at the heart of Esquivel, a brand that combines a chic modern aesthetic with a timeless sensibility, all with a Southern California, casual sophistication.

Fans of Esquivel Shoes include Emma Stone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laura Dern, Michelle Monaghan, Janelle Monae and more– 

All men’s and women’s shoes 50-80% off!

Styles include the Grace, the Jill, and the Dana for women.

For men styles include the Boswell, the Chuck and the Vern.

Friday, August 9th (10am – 5pm)
Saturday, August 10th (10am – 5pm)
Sunday, August 11th (11am – 5pm)

820 South Santa Fe AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90021

Your Perfect Night’s Sleep Is Missing This One Thing

July 28, 2019

Who said crowns are only for royalty?

They’re for sleep, obviously!

When I first met Julie Westervelt, at the Upgrade Bulletproof conference, it was love at first product sight. A former restorative yoga teacher in Austin, Texas, she developed this unique product “somewhere at the intersection of her yoga teachings and her own personal habit.” She has slept with a pillow over her head since she was a little girl. When I saw this glorious pillow in action, my mind was swimming with all the people I know who love to sleep with a pillow, shirt, or towel over their eyes and head. And there’s a good reason for it too. Think about eye masks to darken the light, think about a light towel over eyes during a massage, think about weighted blankets and the comfort and relaxation they bring. There’s real science behind it. (read below!)

With the placement of a super-soft Sleep Crown over your head, feel secure, like you’re having your brain hugged undisturbed by your environment. Perfect weight that contours around your head and smart design leaves plenty of room for your nose and mouth. Breathe easily and unobstructed.

I could not wait to share about it. But first I had to try one myself. I have never been one to sleep with anything on my head, however I am a huge weighted blanket fan and love a good eye pillow.

This good news is the pillow is fully customizable so if it felt like too much for me, I remove fill from the inside of my Sleep Crown and personalize the fill and weight. Turns out I didn’t need to.

It was perfect. Before you envision something heavy and solid weighing down, it’s nothing like that. The pillow is light, moveable and squishy. It doesn’t stay ‘glued’ to your head unless you are a solid back sleeper. It moves with you and you can cuddle and scrunch it.

And yes to me getting a little discount code for you!!

GROOMEDLA for $10 Savings on Orders north of $135 + free shipping always.

I am in love with my pillow and to be totally honest, I don’t even use it on my head half the time. I also mush my face into it, curl it under my neck and I often wake up with my son next to me, who’s taken it and used it as a ‘huggy’ pillow. Heaven! And for my best friend who suffers from intense migraines, I cannot think of a better gift.

From the website:

Benefits of Gentle Pressure Over the Head

Gentle pressure eases the body’s protective systems and signals the nervous system that its OK to relax and drift into deep sleep…where blood pressure is lower and the brain releases chemicals that control appetite and metabolism, hormones that repair the tissues of the body, and generates more white blood cells to promote immunity. 

Weighted sleep therapy can help increase the naturally-occurring levels of Serotonin and Melatonin overnight, normalizing the nervous system. 

Pressure can act as a calming agent to increase activity in the parasympathetic division of the nervous system, and lower activity in the sympathetic division of the Autonomic Nervous System. Gentle compression over the crown of the head may cause the release of both serotonin and dopamine in the brain. These are “happy” neurotransmitters and produce a feeling of calm within our nervous system. Often described as feeling like a hug, weighted sleep products lead to a sense of security, which tends to calm the mind and allow the body to take the cue to rest. The swaddling effect that happens when you cuddle under a Sleep Crown can help ease the mind allowing for complete relaxation. Include a Sleep Crown as part of your sleep ritual and elevate your sleep.

Natural Sleep-Aid

Ambient Light Interference

Science is revealing how profoundly our bodies are affected by light. A big factor that affects our circadian rhythm is light, be it natural or artificial. The internal body system is stimulated by ambient light which can interfere with the ability to fall asleep. Persistent urban light, overnight travel, conflicting sleep schedules with family or housemates can all contribute to trouble sleeping. Does your partner stay up later than you with the lights or TV on? Sleep Crown will allow you to insulate yourself from whatever is happening around you. Making Sleep Crown part of your sleeping ritual can help insulate you from a disruptive environment.

Environmental Noise

A state of deep rest is vulnerable to disruptive sound and noise around us. Whether acknowledged or not, sounds can interrupt sleep cycles and leave you feeling depleted even after a full night of sleep. Although background sounds may relax some people, the volume level must be low. Otherwise, increased frequency of awakenings may prevent transitions to the deeper stages of sleep. 

Quiet Sleep Environment
Sleep Environment

Sleep Environment

Do you have bedmates, pets and/or babies in the bed with you at night? As much as we love their snuggles, the more life in the bed with you, the more disruptions to your sleep cycles. Keep them in the bed with you, but protect your personal sleep space by placing a Sleep Crown over your head to minimize the disruptions. Brilliant!

Nelson J For Blondey Blond

July 25, 2019

in his new bright, airy Space in the Heart of Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle, Across from Saks Fifth Avenue.

High Ceilings, Skylights, Shampoo Beds, and Expanded Retail Area Characterize This Upgraded Full Service Salon Led by Celeb Hairstylist & “Effortless Beauty” Expert Nelson Chan

Beverly Hills–Nelson j Salon announces its move to a dramatic new skylit space on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle, a few steps away from Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Barney’s New York.

Here are my lame selfies!

Founded by celebrity hairstylist Nelson Chan, an expert in “effortless beauty,” this salon full-service salon has received a “Best of LA” recognition from Los Angeles Magazine for haircoloring, in addition to critical recognition for its top notch cutting, styling, straightening, hair extensions, wig styling/coloring services, plus emphasis on using the most effective natural haircare products.

Expanding its footprint to 2800 square feet over two floors, this bright, airy, pristine salon is characterized by 17-foot-high ceilings and two skylights, and offers world-class hair, makeup, nail, and face services. Guests are warmly greeted by the receptionist, escorted to the changing room and the waiting area, where they can enjoy freshly-baked cookies, tea, cappuccino, espresso, and specialty cocktails, before or during their service.

“What makes us different is how we go beyond beautiful hair and makeup–we carefully study your lifestyle and personality to create the best hair and beauty strategy for you. At the end of the day, it’s not about hair, it’s about life,” says Chan, who is well-known for his color blending techniques including one that allows gray hair coverage to last twice as long and make gray roots less obvious. Chan’s primary focus has always been to simplify complex processes and make beauty appear simple–if not effortless–while achieving extraordinary results for his clients. 

Downstairs, there are 18 hair stations, one nail station, and five shampoo bowls which allow clients to recline and relax. The upstairs area hosts another four hair stations, one shampoo bowl, one nail station, a skincare service room, and a VIP service room with two hair stations and one shampoo bed for privacy, plus a wonderful view overlooking the downstairs area.

Facial services provided by licensed esthetician and makeup artist Kelly Noel include microneedling, microblading, brow-shaping, and facials, which help turn back time with skin tightening and wrinkle-reducing effects which last up to a year. Nail services by Tammy Tran include manicure, pedicure and Japanese nail art designs.

Product lines displayed among the 6 sets of retail shelves include: Aveda, Living Proof, Moroccan oil, and Nelson j Beverly Hills.

9675 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills, with parking in two nearby public lots, in addition to metered street parking. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, and Monday 10 am – 2 pm. For more information, contact the salon at 310.274.1553 or visit

ROW DTLA Partners with Daybreaker x Above & Beyond to Host Early Morning Rooftop Wellness Event

July 23, 2019

Celebrated English electronic music group Above & Beyond partners with creative agency Skylight and global morning dance phenomenon Daybreaker to host the LA edition of their worldwide ‘Flow State’ album launch tour—Midsummer Morning’s Dream—on  ROW DTLA’s iconic rooftop July 25, 5:30am-8:30am.

Set against the stunning skyline of downtown LA, this epic event begins with a 50-minute yoga session led by renowned yogi instructor and inspirational human being, Andrew Sealy, followed by a two-hour dance party to beats by DJ Zach Walker, a.k.a. Pink Mammoth, an electronic music producer and fellow yogi. 

ROW DTLA tenants join in the fun with a host of offerings: sips of Pikunico’s housemade yuzu ade; complementary Ear Seeds + 3-min. cryofacial treatments in addition to 15% off any holistic health or Chinese herb after consult from celeb-favorite beauty concept The Things We Do; raffle for complementary reflexology treatment by Bartholomew Method; and the official Daybreaker after-party at The Manufactory offering guests FREE coffee with any purchase.

Tickets start at $20. For further details and ticket purchase visit:

Clean Beauty Queen Shiva Rose Stars in ‘DIY Spa Day’

July 19, 2019

Shiva Rose just debuted DIY Spa Day on Bluprint and we are super excited to try some of these super-all-natual home beauty regimes and share them with you!

A day at the spa is a luxurious act of self care. But what if you could give yourself the same experience without ever leaving home? In this class, DIY natural beauty expert Shiva Rose shows you how easy it is to make homemade bath, body and beauty products with simple ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

About Shiva Rose: A decade ago, after suffering from life-threatening autoimmune disorders, Hollywood actress and host of Bluprint’s wellness beauty series, DIY Spa Day, Shiva Rose set out to discover a more holistic way to natural health and beauty. Through her desire of celebrating authentic, healthy living without sacrificing beauty and glamour, Shiva Rose developed her own non toxic, all-natural skin-care line and holistic lifestyle website, The Local Rose. She has not only healed her life, but has also become a leader and entrepreneur in the world of all-natural beauty and lifestyle. She’s a Kardashian favorite and the author of Whole Beauty, a complete guide to revitalizing your life.