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Cold as Ice The Ice Roller Trend

Ice Roller

When it comes to de-puffing a swollen face, whether from a salty dinner the previous night, lack of sleep, too much alcohol or seasonal allergies, the best tried-and-true method is treating your skin to some good old-fashioned ice therapy.

The ice roller is the latest beauty craze to hit TIKTOK and Instagram feeds.  They are a pretty simple little gadget that looks kind of like a mini paint roller. Inside the roller is a mixture of gel and water which turns to ice when put into the freezer. But, unlike ice, it takes far longer to melt (if you apply ice to your face, it melts within seconds) meaning there’s more time to reap the rewards.

You just stick these bad boys in the freezer to get them nice and chilly, then roll out your face. I love using cold compresses whenever my skin gets inflamed especially around the eyes so I was super excited to try this trend out.

And oh my oh my, it is everything the internet promises.  I have rosacea so for me it really is helping with reducing redness.  I have been using the Stacked Skincare Ice Roller from Neiman Marcus.  This facial roller is designed with a premium stainless steel surface, allowing the tool to retain its coolness while you massage your skin. It’s super durable and won’t break even if you put a lot of pressure on it or accidentally drop it or unintentionally tousle it around in the freezer.

Neiman Marcus Ice Roller

Here’s how it works:

As you roll the frozen roller across your skin it constricts the skin resulting in a shrinking effect while boosting circulation and bringing blood to the skin surface which helps to restore radiance and encourage optimum cell function. It instantly reduces puffiness and redness, much like an ice-pack can reduce swelling and bruising.

They can be used on your face, neck, and chest to not only deal with puffiness but also alleviate muscle aches, migraine pain, and more.

Store it in the freezer and use it every day as part of your skincare routine or at the very least, keep it in there and pull it out on days you feel super puffy.

Stacked Skincare Ice roller

Here’s how to use it:

Always ice roll on a clean face.  Start by ice rolling your forehead and work your way down. Roll in a zig zag motion up and down forehead and then from left to right. Move down to beside your nose, lower cheek working upwards. You can apply a little extra pressure in this area if you really want it to be lifted. Roll outwards on the sides of your mouth, then down under chin, and then finish with your neck. It can also be used on the collarbone and upper chest.

There are even ice rollers designed for the body to help with on the go swelling for athletes like the Recoup Fitness Cryosphere Cold Massage Roller.

You can do this morning, night or both. It’s a great way to “roll out” tension at the end of the day.

Ice Rolling benefits:

  • Tightened pores
  • Kickstarted blood circulation
  • Alleviated jaw tension, sinus pressure, migraines and menopausal flushes
  • Stimulated lymphatic drainage for a natural detox
  • Reduced puffiness (particularly around the eye area)
  • Soothed inflammation and/or swelling
  • Uniformed temperature (as opposed to ice which could burn)
  • Immediate radiance

Ice Roller

Ice Roller

The Stacked Skincare Ice Roller is Available at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show or at 

Maggiano’s Nothing Brings People Together Like Good Food

This week my wonderful friend celebrated her 50th Birthday.. in quarantine.

Wha wha wha..Total bummer, right!

Although I couldn’t celebrate this milestone with her in person I wanted to do something really special, and what’s more special than food!

Nothing Brings People Together Like Good Food

If you are anything like me the mere thought of cooking even one more meal is absolutely exhausting. Seriously, have you EVER cooked as much at home as you have over the past 2 months?!?  So, I reasoned, what better way to help her celebrate than with a delicious meal that she didn’t have to prepare, packed full of her favorite comfort foods from Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Maggiano’s at Fashion Show is offering tasty “stock your fridge” cold packed fridge-ready pastas delivered curbside. You can heat them up all at once for dinner or use them to stock your fridge with meals for the week! The selection includes Baked Ziti, Mom’s Lasagna, Four Cheese Ravioli, Fettuccine Alfredo and Spaghetti Meatball Marinara. All pasta is made fresh daily and each order comes with a loaf of Maggiano’s famous bread and an instruction sheet on how to properly warm up your meals.

The process was really easy!  Order online or call in. Pull up to the Fashion Show’s North Valet.  Call the Restaurant and they bring your order right to your car!

I delivered the whole range of cold packed pasta’s to her doorstep along with a pitcher of Skinny Sangria I made (recipe at end of post) and a Birthday card.  I gave my car horn a honk and as she opened the door I watched her face light up with the biggest smile and then she performed an actual “happy dance”.

One night of not having to cook for yourself and your family right now is the greatest gift.

To order  call (702) 784-8486 or visit  

Even more reasons to order.. Fashion Show has launched a Dine & Delight Program when when you spend $50 on Takeout or Delivery you receive $20 back! Visit for details.

Maggiano's To Go

*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Calling all Boho Babes, Las Vegas has a brand new boutique at Fashion Show where you and your free-spirited coterie can clad yourselves in the best of Boho-Chic fashions, Johnny Was.

Crossing cultures and defying trends has been the signature of bohemian clothing brand Johnny Was since it’s inception.

Known for their exquisite embroidery, luxurious fabrics, juxtaposition between vintage and modern, and always effortless silhouettes Johnny Was embraces the bohemian spirit to create pieces that are timeless works of art.

They opened their first stand alone boutique in Las Vegas at Fashion Show earlier this month I sat down with Maritza Arrua, Director of Marketing and PR/Media for Johnny Was to get the scoop on the new boutique, the Fall Collection and how it all began.

Q: Why Johnny Was?  Where did the name come from?

MA: The name originated one summer back in the 80’s when the Bob Marley song, “Johnny Was a Good Man” was playing on the radio. Johnny Was founder, Eli Levite, was designing a line of luxe tunics for women at the same time, loved the song, and the rest is history.  

Q: How would you describe the brand’s aesthetic?

MA: We embrace our home state of California and the West Coast lifestyle which is all about a laid back luxury and effortless dressing while always maintaining meticulous tailoring and craftsmanship.

Q: Who is the Johnny Was Woman?

MA: The Johnny Was woman is confident, free spirited and curious; always has an eye on the trends in fashion but isn’t ruled by them. Very much her own woman, willing to stand out and celebrate her personal style, and definitely not afraid to wear color. She enjoys mixing and matching pieces and while some brands tout a “uniform”, the Johnny Was woman is much more willing to experiment and try something different. Bottom line: she’s creative, smart and fun. 

Q: Johnny Was is known for defying trends, quality and exquisite craftsmanship. How to you navigate a successful luxury brand in today’s fast fashion world?

MA: By being authentic. While we’ve grown and expanded as a brand, our mission has always remained the same—to celebrate women and design quality pieces that stand the test of time and trends while always sourcing the best materials and techniques.  

Q: Within the brand there are several different collections- including a swim and plus size collection- can you tell us a bit about each?

MA: We launched our swim collection last year after customers kept asking for it. It’s filled with our signature prints but we were also mindful of designing with structure and fit so it flatters all body types. The collection also includes corresponding cover ups from our coveted kimono jackets to breezy trousers and sarongs—it’s a whole look. Customers also reached out about an extended size range and our silhouettes lend themselves perfectly to that—it’s been a hit and consistently a top seller online.

Q: What is the inspiration behind the Fall Collection?

MA: We always like to say that “travel is one of our favorite colors” and this collection pulls from many different spots. Theresa McAllen, our Senior VP of design spent a lot of time in Italy, soaking up the culture and also overseeing the design of our latest leather accessory collection. The rich velvets and fresh silhouettes like bomber jackets and joggers are her brainchild as well as combining classic fabrics with wild embroideries. Our other Senior VP of Design, Biya Ramar, loves all the history and color of Asia and spent a lot of time in Bangkok—among other things, she’s the creative genius behind all of our collection and one-of-a-kind kimono jackets but also the newer silks and maxi dress silhouettes.  

Q: What is your favorite piece from the collection?

MA: This is the season when everyone wants a great coat or jacket. It’s hard to pick just one because they’re all gorgeous in their own way but, we love anything velvet; it feels festive for the upcoming holidays and can be paired with a dress or denim basics to really elevate a look. If we have to play favorites let’s say the Abril Kimono and the Santal coat.

Q: 3 Things every woman needs for Fall 2019?

MA: Velvet is very huge for fall, it’s been all over the runways, and just what you need for the upcoming holidays. The sheen and drape are also unbeatable. Knits are also huge and our favorite is always a great piece of cashmere—timeless but also right now. Finally, a nod to the feminine with a gorgeous dress. The length we love is to the knee, or even longer, with a relaxed silhouette in a fabric that has great drape and flow, like a silk or (again) a velvet. Dressed down with boots or glammed up with heels. 

Q: What inspired Johnny Was to open a boutique in Las Vegas at Fashion Show?

MA: Las Vegas is the perfect combination of old school glamour while also being a trend force when it comes to fashion and food—the best chefs in the world own the top restaurants and all the most respected brands are represented. It’s also thought of as the ultimate vacation destination, and let’s face it, vacations always include shopping. Las Vegas is also such a great cross-section of people, everybody visits from locals to international travelers. It’s a fun spot for us to really show our signature style from the classics to current collections. 

Q: What should a customer feel when they walk into the store?

MA: Ultimately they should feel welcome and inspired, like they are stepping into a spot they’d like to spend some time. Our Johnny Was stores are designed just as thoughtfully as our collections with hand painted murals of our favorite prints, lots of naturally warm details like blond wood and staff that really love and celebrate Johnny Was. We also pepper each store with unique accessories like books and jewelry, and some of the best vintage rugs those are sadly, not for sale but enjoy the eye candy. 

Q: What is the creative process?

MA: You’d be surprised how long it takes and in fashion we’re always looking and designing ahead. It starts with a vision or loose concept that then gets fine tuned by different key players. Our Senior VP’s of Design set the tone each season after creating a vision and overall look for the collections; then the pieces are executed by graphic designers who design all of our embroideries, pattern makers who oversee the fit and stylists who create an overall feel, look and inspirational vibe.  

Q: What’s next for Johnny Was?

MA: We’re really excited by the success of our stores and it’s a great way to meet our customers, it makes this large company feel intimate and connected. As far as the collections, we’ll be expanding our swim collection, as well as exploring different accessories after the success of our leather accessories that were crafted in Italy. Another key area is lounge—the look of casual elegance is always on everyone’s wish-list (including ours) but our collection of separates, robs and slip dresses really elevate the look to a whole new level. There’s not many sleep sets you could actually leave the house in but ours look chic both ways.  

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Johnny Was Purveyor of Boho Chic

Johhny Was is now open at the Fashion Show Las Vegas.

-This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Johnny Was

Rituals at Macy’s Fashion Show

Rituals at Macy's Fashion Show

Life moves pretty fast and I think we could all use a little help slowing down.  A moment of calm in the storm that is everyday life can do wonders for your mental outlook.

I am a big believer in the power of a scent.  One whiff of sandalwood or lavender and my shoulders loosen, my jaw relaxes and I release a deep calming exhale. It really is pretty dang magical and it’s also the basic philosophy behind one of my favorite brands, RITUALS.

Rituals is an Amsterdam based home and body brand that gives you all the perks of luxury products but at a surprisingly affordable price. Enriched with potent herbs and botanicals their fragrant and nourishing products include everything from pampering bath and body products to calming home fragrances and ALL of their products are cruelty free and free of all chemical nasties such as parabens, phthalates, MIT, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and microplastics.

Rituals at Macy's Fashion Show

“A fine fragrance holds the power to transform your mood, conjure up long lost memories and embrace you with a sense of comfort and well being.” -Rituals

Rituals has recently partnered with Macy’s to create an in-store boutique where you can experience Rituals full line of products for yourself!

And I have great news, you can find one of those boutiques right here in Las Vegas at Macy’s at Fashion Show.

To get you started on your sensory journey I wanted to share a few of my favorites from the brand.

Each collection is divided into a particular RITUAL it was inspired by….

Rituals at Macy's Fashion Show

The Ritual of Dao

Based on the ancient Chinese philosophy centered on achieving the perfect harmony between Yin and Yang, this collection uses delicate white lotus and yi yi ren to help you find inner peace and tranquility in your busy life.

The Ritual of Dao Balancing Foaming Shower Gel: Hands down my most favorite product from Rituals is their Foaming Shower Gels. I fell in love with this innovative product from the first moment I used it. It really does turn something pretty ordinary, a shower gel, into something transcendent. Not only does it smell incredible but it also leaves your skin ridiculously hydrated and soft.  I even use it as a shaving cream.

The Ritual of Dao Be Kind to Your Skin Body Cream: Rich but remarkably fast absorbing this luxe cream is just what you need to follow up your showering ritual.

Rituals at Macy's Fashion Show

The Ritual of Buddha

Inspired by the monk from ancient china whose legendary smile brought happiness wherever he went, this collection was created to boost body and soul with a burst of positivity.  Infused with sweet orange and cedar wood this scent instantly puts a smile on your face.

The Ritual of Happy Buddha Happy Hands Hand Wash: This hand wash is my secret work pick-me-up.  After a cool splash of water and a good washing of the hands with this smile in a bottle you can take on any challenge or crisis work wants to dish out.

The Ritual of Happy Buddha Fortune Shower Oil: Totally MAGICAL!  This oil magically transforms into a silky soft foam when it comes in contact with water. If this scent can give you positive vibes from just the hand wash imagine what a burst of positivity you can get from a whole shower in it!

Rituals at Macy's Fashion Show

The Ritual of Hammam

Inspired by one of the oldest cleansing traditions in the world, this collection has been carefully designed to generate the ultimate feeling of purification with Eucalyptus and Rosemary.  Close your eyes and feel the warmth of a wellness ceremony.

The Rituals of Hammam Volume and Shine Shampoo: Color safe and sulfate free this deliciously spa scented shampoo leaves your hair shinier than any other shampoo I have ever used and it smells AMAZING!

The Rituals of Hammam Sea Salt Hot Scrub: One of my favorite salt scrubs- it leave your skin breathtakingly glowy! The best thing is that the product has no parabens or mineral oil so when you rinse if off you are left with the softest skin but no horrible oily residue on your skin which is a dream. NOTE: This is a SALT Scrub so don’t use it right after you have shaved your legs-  ouch.

Rituals at Macy's Fashion Show

The Ritual of Sakura

The ancient Hanami ceremony from Japan celebrated the fleeting beauty of the Sakura blossom.  This collection celebrates that each day is precious and we should enjoy it to its fullest. Infused with Sweet Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk it clears the mind and gives you a fresh start.

The Ritual of Sakura Zensational Foaming Shower Gel:  Yep I am OBSESSED with these Foaming Shower Gels this one is particularly good when you need to wash away yesterday’s bad vibes and start the day with a fresh new invigorated spirit.

The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream:  The unique rich and velvety blend contains antioxidants, Vitamin E and the ingredient Centella Asiatica, which helps strengthen your skin and can revitalize even the driest skin.

Discover the full line of RITUALS offerings at Macys at Fashion Show or if you aren’t in Las Vegas click below to SHOP some of my favorites:

Give Her The World- Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gifts

What do you buy for the woman who has done and will do anything in the world for you?

Something that pampers. Something sparkly. Something fragrant, Something to relax, Something she can show off, Something that makes her feel beautiful, Something that warms her heart.  To take the stress out of your Mother’s Day shopping, I hit the pavement and gathered my top Mother’s Day gift ideas that are sure to make your mom proud.

Mother's Day Gifts

  1. A Sweet Sentiment- Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Charms “Mom” Heart Tag Available at Tiffany & Co. Fashion Show.
  2. Help Her Get Her Beauty Sleep- Slip for Beauty Sleep Sleep Mask- Dermatologists, hairstylists and beauty experts recommend sleeping on silk, and slip for beauty sleep specializes in pure silk pillowcases and sleep masks made of Slipsilk, a specially commissioned long-fiber mulberry silk. The brand is proudly anti: anti-aging, anti-sleep-crease and anti-bedhead. Available at Nordstrom Fashion Show.
  3. Flowers Wherever She Goes- Jo Malone  Peony & Blush Suede Cologne captures the essence of charm.  Peonies in  bloom and crisp notes that captures the mouthwatering juiciness of apple; Available at Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show.
  4. For the Mom That Likes to Wine-down. Lolli & Pops Wine Truffles. Available at Lolli & Pops Fashion Show.
  5. For the Mom Who Appreciates Chrissy Teigen’s Food Tweets. Le Creuset Flower Cocotte Available at Sur La Table Fashion Show.
  6. For the Chic Mom- Tory Burch Chelsea Applique Convertible Shoulder Bag Available at Tory Burch Fashion Show.
  7. Keep Her Looking Young. Sephora Facial Cleansing and Exfoliating Tool. This hygienic tool helps to support natural skin cell renewal, exfoliate, and create a brighter-looking complexion. Available at Sephora Fashion Show.
  8. Relax and Depuff- Add a little relaxing and unwinding to her beauty regimen with a rose quartz beauty roller that combats puffiness and improves circulation. BeautyBioRose Quartz Facial Beauty Roller Available at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.
  9. It’s in Your DNA. Show her you appreciate those Good genes she handed down to you with Sunday Riley Good Genes All In One Lactic Acid Treatment.  Formulated with high potency, purified grade lactic acid that immediately exfoliates dull, pore-clogging dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher, younger-looking skin. Fine lines appear visually plumped while the skin looks more radiant. Available at Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.
  10. For the Organic Mom. Treat her to beauty that is not only cruelty free but also free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone and talc. Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio Available at Nordstrom Fashion Show.
  11. Does Mom Need Some Good Karma?  Karma and Luck Chakra Bracelet will help her stay grounded and energized. Features protecting and healing gemstones.Each crystal represents one of the seven chakras through color, element, shape and belief system. Pyrite beads were added to the chakra bracelet to dissipate anger and build strength. Available at Karma and Luck Fashion Show.
  • Opening image Here we glow again! LUSH Cosmetics Mamma Mia Shower Scrub. This cruelty free all natural body scrub is filled to the brim with naturally exfoliating fine sea and Himalayan salts, as well as toning and brightening pink grapefruit puree. Its sweet scent comes from a combination of vanilla, bergamot and rosewood, while a healthy dose of rose clay gently cleanses your limbs as you buff away winter dryness.  Available at LUSH Cosmetics Fashion Show.

Fashion Show also has some fun Mother’s Day Events Happening:

May 10th & 11th Neiman Marcus is offering a complimentary flower bouquet with any purchase in gifts and home and a Mother’s Day card craft station in the children’s department where kids can create their own personalized Mother’s Day Cards as well as a special Mother’s Day Menu in The Neiman Marcus Mariposa Cafe.

May 5th,9th and 10th Saks Fifth Avenue will have an artist in store to hand paint candles and perfume bottles for Mother’s Day!

May 12th Tadashi Shoji inside Fashion Show Las Vegas will be hosting a small mixer in-store to celebrate Mother’s Day. Including light bites and refreshments, and offering 40% off select merchandise, mom can have it all. Gift with purchase also available.

This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show.