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Five local moms taking care of the family, while taking over the OC business scene
According to today’s jargon, a “boss lady” is a woman who is authoritative in the workplace, in total control of her life and who can accomplish any task while still looking beautiful — a description that fits each and every one of our five 2013 Mompreneurs: Traci Arntsen of Voluspa; Alicia Whitney from SeaLegs Wine Bar; Christa Duggan from Portola; Jackie Dalton from Lollipop; and Amber Trevaskis-Bloomer from NineLittleMonths.com.
Holiday Movie Guide 2013
A Parental Guide to Film Watching as a Family
The Holiday season’s tone was already set last month, with the arrival of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.” In that animated eco-fantasy, the notion of genetically modified hordes of Tacodiles, Watermelophants, Sasquashes and assorted other “foodimals” overran the once-tranquil island of Swallow Falls.
Interesting that the villain of the piece was the CEO of a conglomerate known as Live Corp., whose business model was simply “the betterment of mankind,” with the emphasis on upgrading content. In the news around the time of that film’s release was the fact that a real live agribusiness company, Monsanto, by promulgating methods to “enhance” the ways of farming through chemistry and insecticides, had effected a holocaust of nature on the fragile ecosystem that creates the magnificent Monarch butterfly. The plant it feeds on, you see, is one of six varieties of milkweed.
Openings: November 2013
Moms are busy. Between cooking, cleaning, working and spending quality family time, it’s hard to keep skin looking perked up instead of pooped out. However, there’s a new spa in town that just might be the busy mom’s solution to radiant skin. Introducing Skin Laundry, a spa that is designed to get clientele in and out in 10 minutes. Yes, you read that correctly: 10 minutes. With a slogan of “dry clean your skin,” Skin Laundry is staffed by a team of registered nurses and board-certified physicians, and uses the latest in laser technology to tighten, brighten, tone and correct skin in record time for both men and women. Also, Skin Laundry boasts that with this 10-minute facial, there is no downtime needed, and the company promises that results are immediate. The Fashion Island address is the company’s third location, to compliment the West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations that were announced earlier this year. Pricing for services begins at $75, with monthly memberships beginning at $210. The services are great for moms, dads and anyone who wants a glow on the go.
What's Hot: November 2013
For the busy mom whose phone never seems to leave her hand, and always dies too soon, comes the Everpurse: A clutch that charges your smartphone. Place the purse on its charging mat overnight, and the next morning it will have enough energy to charge your phone twice a day. The bag, which can also hold a variety of small items, comes in a multitude of fabric, color, and style choices. The Everpurse includes a charging mat, phone case and is compatible with the iPhone 4 and 5 series as well as the Samsung Galaxy III and IV.