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About Me & My Family

I am a mom of an 8 yr old son, a 4 yr old daughter and step-mom to a 23 yr old! My family lives in Southern California. I am a full time mom and a cheerleader for all moms. I write a blog called A Mom in Red High Heels (, encouraging moms through beauty and style.
Our Family's Travel Personality
curious, cautious, relaxed, easy_going
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A drive up the California Coast
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Anywhere with a beach
A Place We'd Love To Visit
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A week in San Diego enjoying the pool, the beach and the weather!
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Car trips seem exciting when planning but really wear me down by the third day. Those always seems to end with the most exhaustion.
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10 Fashion/Beauty Stops to Make with Your Tween in LA

Most tween girls are born to shop!  So while you are touring the museums, beaches and local culture of LA, don't forget to let your daughter do some shopping and some pampering!

309 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"High-quality European and American Fashion"
This Little Piggy Wears Cotton is an adorable store featuring European and American labels for newborns to age fourteen.  

Your tween will find unique fashions and accessories that can only come from a specialty boutique like this!

For added enjoyment, walk the 3rd Street Promenade boutiques and restaurants to score more great shopping!


18399 Ventura Blvd. Suite #14
Tarzana, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"Puttin' on the Glitz"
Fun party themes that feed the girly-girl in us all!  With party themes like Kidz Shopping & Make Your Own(Lotion, Lip Gloss & Sugar Scrub Sundae), tween girls are sure to love the experience for any celebration!  

Boys can also get in on the party action with themes like Rock Starz and Magical Wizards.

They also offer Winter Camps for boys and girls ages 4-12.  Camp includes fun supervised activities, Games, Crafts, Karaoke, Acting, Exercise, Movies & much more...


189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"Overflowing with Excitement"
Shopping at American Girl is an exciting day!  You better have the energy of the Energizer Bunny to keep up with your daughter!  This place has 2 levels of pure joy.  

If you are specifically looking for modern, modest fashions the American Girl store is a great place to go (if you don't mind the logo on everything!).  I think it's adorable that the girls can dress like their dolls.  

Come with a budget because everything comes separately and it's easy for the cost to accumulate quickly.


Mobile Service
Los Angeles, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"Glamour Comes to You"
Wow!  If you want to do something really special for your Tween, invite the Hollywood Glamour Girls to bring their Hot Pink trailer to you and give her a party she will never forget!  

The girls will get their hair and makeup done "Hollywood Style".  While waiting for her makeover she can sing karaoke and shop in the Diva Boutique.  

A variety of makeover options are available to please all girls from Divas to Tomboys.  They even offer a "leading man" makeover for brother!


Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"For True Fashionistas"
If your tween is interested in fashion, you have to take her for a walk down Rodeo Drive!  No trip to LA would be complete without it.  Take a leisurely stroll past the brands she has no doubt heard of: CHANEL, Christian Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Prada and many more.  Window shopping at these fine shops is exciting to a future fashion designer or fashion editor!

Be sure to watch for the The Rodeo Drive Walk of Style® plaques embedded into the sidewalks along Rodeo Drive honoring style legends for their contributions to the worlds of fashion and entertainment.


20929 Ventura Blvd #41
Woodland Hills, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"Wholesome and Fun Salon Experience"
Taking your tween to your salon for a style may not be the fun experience for her as it is for you!  Why not bring her to a salon experienced in kids cuts and provides a fun environment?

Okie Dokie Kids hair stations are equipped with TV's and DVD player to keep your tween occupied during the appointment, as well as games and activities to do while waiting.

They do, of course, offer themed parties (princess, luao or cheerleader) for your tween's special day

BONUS: This salon offers complete salon services for adults as well so your kids can play while you get your hair done!   No need to leave your kids at home with a nanny, you can relax and enjoy the stress free services while your kids are having fun!


8500 Beverly Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"Shopping & Celebrity Spottings"
If your daughter(s) love to shop and love to see celebrities, you must stop at Beverly Center!  You'll find great fashions at Premier Kids (stocked full of name brands), Claire's, Ed Hardy and Sketchers.  
When you need a much needed break from shopping, stop in for a Pinkberry and do some celebrity spotting!  
There are plenty of great shops for mom and dad too!


1540 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"Mismatched Socks Wanted!"
Solving the age-old problem of the disappearing sock, Little Miss Matched encourages your child's inner creativity to come out.  This one-of-a-kind concept is just about as fun for you as it is for your tween.  Go ahead, go crazy...dare to be mismatched!

Shop socks, clothing and bedding in this colorful and fun store.


2148 Glendale Galleria
Glendale, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"Styles Are Right for Tweens"
Tween fashion can be difficult.  Gymboree is too young, Forever 21 is too old.  Try Ambercrombie Kids.  The styles are modest, sporty and on top of the trends!  They are basic without being boring!

Glendale Galleria offers a storefront so you can let your tween shop to his/her heart's content.  The mall features other tween friendly shops like GapKids and Justice.


1660 N. Highland Ave (at Hollywood Blvd)
Los Angeles, California

reviewed on: September 28 2009

"A Taste of Beauty History"
The Hollywood Museum is housed in the world famous historic Max Factor Building.  The ground floor is made up of the historic Lobby, plus Max Factor’s restored make-up rooms, a vintage B&W photo gallery featuring more than 1000 B&W photos. Cary Grant’s Rolls Royce, Planet of the Apes, Jurassic Park, a tribute to Judy Garland and the "Red Shoes"!

The museum is a self-guided tour, so you can spend as long as you like admiring any exhibit.

If your tween is interested in costumes, props and other memorabilia from Hollywood’s greatest films, TV shows and music acts, this is a must see.