Sneakers, posh “staycation” and bikini waxing

Ask the Yenta


Dear Yenta, I’ve been hearing about some new sneaker shops popping up – which ones should I check out?”


Fight Club Los Angeles

On Fairfax  – This consignment store changes its stock daily – with over 1000 styles to choose from.



On Melrose  – A posh women’s sneaker boutique that features high-end woman’s sneakers.



On Larchmont  – Most of the shoes here you could say are like limited editions – not what you’ll find at the mall.


Sportie LA 

On Melrose or Ventura Blvd – Whether you’re looking for something you just saw on the courts or a style that’s more retro, you’ll find it here.


“Dear Yenta, I’m looking for some very local getaways but really nice hotels. Any suggestions?”

You bet!  Here are some posh “staycation” options – less than 100 miles from LA yet feel worlds away.


El Capitan Canyon Resort

Glamping (glamour camping) cabins nestled in nature, but with real style!


The Four Seasons Resort, Biltmore Hotel

Four Seasons – need I say more?!?


The Inn of the Spanish Garden

Luxury boutique hotel in downtown Santa Barbara


San Ysidro Ranch

Legendary luxury hideaway


Ojai Valley Inn and Spa

A fantastic spa resort

“Dear Yenta, Bikini waxing? Help!”


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Queen Bee in Culver City


Wax on Melrose Ave



Stark Waxing – in WeHo and Silverlake 


The Bee Hive in Beverly Hills



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Additional info on the WTF Diet!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I must be brilliant…You would especially know this if you read my blog piece on The What The Fuck Diet.

Hmmm, did you read/see the Time magazine cover story for August 17th, 2009?  “The Myth About Exercise: Of course its good for you but it won’t make you lose weight.  Why what you eat really counts,” by John Cloud.  Hello?  This is exactly what I’ve been saying/experiencing.

“The conventional wisdom that exercise is essential for shedding pounds is actually fairly new. As recently as the 1960s, doctors routinely advised against rigorous exercise, particularly for older adults who could injure themselves. Today doctors encourage even their oldest patients to exercise, which is sound advice for many reasons: People who regularly exercise are at significantly lower risk for all manner of diseases — those of the heart in particular. They less often develop cancer, diabetes and many other illnesses. But the past few years of obesity research show that the role of exercise in weight loss has been wildly overstated.” This I did not know.

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