Monthly Archives: June 2011

David Yurman

Cable Bracelets

I have always loved David Yurman jewelry, but it wasn’t until I did a shoot for Essence magazine that I fell in love with the brand all over again! Carrying everything from rings, to earrings, bracelets, necklaces, sunglasses and more Yurman really knows his niche’.

David Yurman Inc. Is a New York based American privately held company. It has 18 boutiques across the US and 3 international stores. The cable bracelet is his signature item, which is a twisted helix adorned with gemstones on the ends.  Currently the Yurman’s (a husband and wife team) are bringing in $450 million in annual sales.

 My personal gravitation goes toward all of his cocktail rings. Usually a single cut, brilliant, cushion cut stone – it comes in lavender, amethyst, topaz, blue topaz, black onyx, champagne citrine, and most recently pearl. The median cost for a ring is $2,000 depending on the stone and it’s setting. Yurman’s pieces are carried at his boutiques as well as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus. Currently ShopStyle and Nordstrom are featuring sales, so shop while you can! 

David Yurman Cocktail Rings

Ametheyst earrings

Kate Moss in 2011 Campaign

Bridal Collection

Kate Hudson wearing David Yurman

2010 Campaign

Cocktail Ring Blue Topaz

Turquoise Ring

Opening at Saks NYC - Photo courtesy of Jones Magazine




2nd Installment of the Best thing I Ever Ate List… “Mom’s French Toast at the Griddle”

When I first moved to Los Angeles I always wondered what the crowd of people were doing standing outside (of what looked like nothing) at 7916 Sunset blvd. I have now come to realize there is a reason for this insanity.

The Griddle Cafe has been a long-standing staple in Los Angeles and is known for the perfect way to cure a hangover. Although ….you may to have to wait (sometimes 45mins on weekends) it’s well worth it! From Egg Dishes to Pancakes I really don’t think you can go wrong here. Not to mention.. the coffee, which is strong and good! Although, NOTHING and I mean NOTHING can compare to The Griddle’s French toast!  In one word it is ORGASMIC. Named “Mom French Toast” is two fluffy, huge, white pieces of bread dipped in cinnamon egg batter and grilled to perfection. They are then dusted with icing sugar and a dollop of butter. Don’t ask me what they do… but there is definitely magic going on in that recipe.

The space is tiny, the crowd is loud, and the wait is long, but it is all worth it because you will never leave hungry or dissatisfied… especially if you get the french toast!!

Mom's French Toast


Where to Buy…

As a follow-up to last week’s article on the “Boyfriend shirt” I have done my best scouting on where to buy – (HIGH and LOW) this coveted item…

J CREW - Chambray Shirt $79.90

Brooklyn Decker in JCREW

REISS $155


Forever 21 $22.80, Urban Outfitters $54, Express $69.90

Thomas Pink for PINK $155


Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City 2 wearing PINK


TUNG Silverlake $295

Me wearing TUNG

Billy Bush wearing TUNG

Where to Buy:,,,,,