Archives for May 4, 2017

Mother’s Day in Hollywood – Distinctive Assets Style Celebrating Famous Moms with Fabulous Gifts

AlexAnne                    bangarang2

Distinctive Assets, the LA-based entertainment marketing company credited with beginning the marketing craze of celebrity swag nearly two decades ago, will once again be producing and distributing its annual “Mother’s Day in Hollywood” Gift Bags. Distinctive Assets will be pampering twenty-five of Tinseltown’s most famous maternal stars with innovative, unique, useful and fabulous products and services!  The list of this year’s famous mommies and mommies-to-be includes Kerry Washington, Katherine Heigl, Mila Kunis, Anna Chlumsky, Ellie Kemper, Blake Lively, Vanessa Lachey, Blac Chyna, Amber Tamblyn, Tori Spelling, Amy Smart, Beyoncé, Lily Rabe, Amanda Seyfried, Ciara, Lauren Conrad, Audra McDonald, Natalie Portman, Alanis Morissette, Chrissy Teigen, Tyra Banks, Hoda Kotb, P!nk, Lake Bell and Janet Jackson.

Bibibs 18      Crystal Hills Organics Crystal Love Bath Salts 2

This year’s eclectic “Mother’s Day in Hollywood” Gift Bag features:

GB Photo2

  • AlexAnne Beauty: Cruelty free, long lasting liquid matte and cream lipsticks.
  • Alexis Seletzky: 10 personal training sessions in a private West Hollywood gym with celebrity trainer Alexis Seletzky.
  • ARIZER: Our most powerful portable vaporizer yet!  High Quality Components and an all-glass vapor path delivers pure & tasty vapor every time.
  • ARTLORD: An Original 1/1 Hand embellished fine art screen print, as well as a gift certificate towards future artwork by Los Angeles Artist, Artlord.
  • Bangarang: Handmade wooden box filled with 199 cards of positive actions and quotes. For every “I think I’m gonna change the world today” baby/toddler shirt purchased, $3 is donated to Save the Children. These limited edition shirts are part of BANGARANG’s new summer collection.
  • beautyblender original: foundation application sponge.
  • BeBibs: BeBibs are fashion adult bibs that safeguard your clothes against the perils of everyday life.  BeBibs easily cover any outfit to protect from makeup, food or beverage spills and drips and can be worn at any time of day.
  • Coobie Seamless Bras: Inexpensive, ultra comfortable, and supportive, the Coobie Seamless Bra truly fits 32A-36D with full sizes available.  70+ trending colors and patterns with 7+ styles!
  • CPR Anytime: CPR Anytime allows anyone to learn the core skills of adult Hands-Only CPR in just 20 minutes using their own personal kit.  The program also includes other lifesaving techniques such as child CPR, choking relief and AED awareness. This kit from the American Heart Association is designed to be shared among close family and friends.
  • Crayola: Customized Crayola My Way Inspiration Art Case filled with crayons, markers, and colored pencils.  Each art case will be customized with a Mother’s Day themed graphic and personalized including the celebrity’s name on the front panel.
  • Crayola: Mess-Free Creativity on-the-go. Crayola Color Wonder Stow & Go Studio Includes Color Wonder Studio Case, 4 Color Wonder Mini Markers and 12–page Color Wonder Activity Book
  • Crystal Hills Organics: Revitalize your soul and indulge the skin as you bathe in Crystal Love. Experience the healing and purifying properties of rose quartz, Dead Sea salt, Himalayan sea salt, rose petals, rooibos, hibiscus and fireweed.
  • Dragon Mist: Dragon Mist is an all-natural topical spray formulated for after piercing care as well as soothing and treating skin irritations.
  • EESEssential Eyebrow Solution.
  • FXP Hula Hoop Fitness: FXP Fitness is bringing recess back with the world’s first portable fitness Hula Hoop! With exercises based on pilates, barre and yoga, our 4-DVD series is proven to burn up to 800 calories an hour for a smile-inducing sweat-fest. Recipients will also receive our exercise mat and 3 in-home personal training sessions that can be used in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, New York, or Boston.
  • Genexa: Genexa has created the world’s first certified organic and non-GMO over-the-counter medicine.Gift sets include Stress Relief, Sleepology, Allergy-D for Children and Calm Keeper for Children.
  • Happiest Tee: Celebrate your happy place in style with these American-made luxury novelty tees.  Ultimate fit and ultra comfort make Happiest Tee much more than a typical t-shirt.
  • Hasbro: Visit to learn more about the latest and greatest games from Hasbro, including the Fantastic Gymnastics game and the Monopoly Token Madness Edition game!
  • Havenly: Havenly is gifting a Full Room design package. This includes professional online design services for one room re-design.
  • Healing Saint by DrJane360: Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum uses a polypeptide complex and natural botanical extracts to gently and effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, fade age spots, minimize uneven tones and increase luminosity. Healing Saint Hair Follicle Stimulant replaces what has been lost due to aging and replenishes the essential growth factors, preventing further hair loss.
  • Invisible Fitness: Invisible Fitness Formula – 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame.
  • Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil by The Olive Fruit: Kiklos is a limited production, single varietal Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that is cold pressed from delicately harvested Peloponnese Koroneiki olives, which bear its famed antioxidant-rich “Kiklos Kick” flavor.
  • Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR: 5 paperback books:  Winter in Sweetwater County by Ciara Knight, In My Dreams by Cameo Renae, Little Moments by Madison Street, Perfect Imperfections by J & L Wells, and Broken Wide Open by Susan Griscom.
  • Lansinoh Laboratories: A Smarter Way toPump! Lansinoh’s New Smartpump™ Double Electric Breastpump uses Bluetooth® technology to connect seamlessly to the Lansinoh Baby App to track pumping sessions, baby’s activities and more, simplifying your pumping routine. Three customizable pumping styles mimic baby’s natural feeding pattern to maximize milk production and comfort. Hygienic closed system design guarantees no milk backup in tubing or motor for easier cleaning.
  • Medice: Amazing Medice Foot Cream helps make heels smooth and crack free.
  • Naples Soap Company: Pink Grapefruit Body Butter, Sea Salt Scrub and Body Oil; Oatmeal Goat’s Milk & Honey Natural Soap; Morning Wood Sea Salt Soap; The Muscle Stick; Unscented Moisturizer Stick; The Eczema Soap; Unscented Body Butter; and Bath Bomb Barrel.
  • B.T.F. Nothing But The Fruit: Introducing N.B.T.F. Nothing But The Fruit™ Real Fruit Bites. 100% fruit-picked, pureed and pressed into bite sized pieces for healthy snacking on the go! Each pack contains 1 serving of fruit that’s non-GMO, vegan & gluten free, with NO refined sugar, artificial preservatives or flavors.
  • Oatbox:  Oatbox is a breakfast subscription-based company that delivers monthly-curated boxes of natural, healthy and delicious granola mixes and high-protein breakfast bars.  Each month, customers can choose from two new Monthly Discovery mixes featuring seasonal ingredients, in addition to the house flavors  – all delivered right to customers doors for $20 including free nationwide shipping. Eating oats is often suggested to new moms to increase milk supply, as they are rich in iron and help in lowering cholesterol levels.
  • Parasol Ultra-Soft Diapers: Parasol ultra-soft diapers are safe, responsible and crafted for performance.
  • Paris Honoré: Paris Honoré is redefining natural skincare by using the fewest yet finest organic ingredients that yield visible results. Our Flawless Face Care Trio, Our Hand Bag Essential set and the first cosmetic-grade, alcohol-free hand and skin sanitizer highlight our commitment to less is more.
  • Phobia Relief: From Fear to Freedom by bestselling author Kalliope Barlis.
  • Pirate’s Booty, Aged White Cheddar: Pirate’s Booty—’tis the most delicious gluten-free snack to ever set sail. Every perfect rice and corn puff is baked with aged white cheddar cheese. With no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, you’ll never find a more craveable crunch!
  • PonyDry: PonyDry is the first product designed to allow moms with long hair to wash only the part of their hair that really matters – the roots – while keeping their ends dry, and maintaining their style.
  • Reloved: The Loved Shirts by Reloved were created to make women feel loved and to know that you are helping women you don’t know feel loved.  A portion of the proceeds from the LOVED shirts goes directly to women in need…you have helped women escape violence.
  • Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner: Doctors recommend pregnant women avoid sleeping on their back because the increasingly heavy abdomen presses down restricting the major vein that provides nutrient and oxygen rich blood to the baby. Wearing a patented Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner gives the expectant mom extra reassurance that she will get a reminder to roll back to her side if she accidentally rolls onto her back in her sleep. They are also great for helping people with allergies or nasal congestion stay on their side while sleeping, the position that opens the airways, making breathing easier and quieter.
  • Revision Skincare: Nectifirm® helps the skin appear more firm and lifted.  It is the highest rated neck product on the market, according to Kline & Company, a respected provider of world-class market intelligence.
  • Rumi X: eco-friendly leggings, sports bra, tank top and headbands made from recycled plastic bottles and coffee grounds.
  • Rustic MAKA: Rustic MAKA is a family-owned natural body care company, dedicated to work towards reclaiming our customer’s well-being. We embrace simplicity and offer the highest quality products that go beyond today’s standards of natural, through the use of exceptional ingredients, sustainable applications, no animal testing and above all, honesty. Our products are made in small batches with plant-based ingredients and absolutely no animal testing. They are designed with the sensitive to normal skin in mind and each product has been crafted with organic butters and oils, fortifying minerals, vitamins and nutrient-rich botanical extracts that will stimulate and nourish the skin.
  • Slimware: Chic portion-control plates with the diet concept disguised in the design.
  • SweetCheeks Cellulite Massage Mats: Sit on your sweetcheeks for a daily 30-minute massage to increase circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Just sit again every day to maintain your results.  Nothing to plug in – powered by you.
  • VEERAH: VEERAH is a mission-driven luxury shoe company founded for women to conquer the world in impeccable style and make a positive impact. Our core design and business philosophy rests on the belief “Do Good. Look Incredible.”
  • youtheory: sleep powder, collagen and turmeric packets.



“Whether it’s their first or fourth child, these fabulous ladies are experiencing the joys and challenges of motherhood, and we hope that these gifts will make that journey easier and even more enjoyable,” says Distinctive Assets’ founder Lash Fary.


About Distinctive Assets                                                                                                                              

Established in 1999, Distinctive Assets has produced Gift Bags and Backstage Gift Lounges for dozens of top award shows/special events and also provides product placement, product introduction, event production, public relations and branding opportunities within the entertainment industry and beyond.

 Crayola Inspiration Art Case & Color Wonder                   original wet. squeeze. bounce lo res (2) 


          Subscription box products      Bath Bomb Barrel Small                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

About Distinctive Assets                                                                                                                              

Established in 1999, Distinctive Assets has produced Gift Bags and Backstage Gift Lounges for dozens of top award shows/special events and also provides product placement, product introduction, event production, public relations and branding opportunities within the entertainment industry and beyond.

PH Product Photo for Distinctive Assets March 2017-v2        RusticMAKA-ExfoliateMask-CleanseSoap-PachyDeo

Such wonderful gift ideas! 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Self Disclosure: Compensation was not received to post. I will be receiving some of the above items to post. Photos and info was provided.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Delicious Chocolate from R.M. Palmer! Giveaway Opportunity!

88820-main_b               88811-main_1

Mother’s Day is almost here! I can’t wait! One of my favorite things is chocolate! I don’t think I could survive Motherhood without it! Okay…I need coffee too! Some of my favorite chocolates are from R.M. Palmer! I just love their Peppermint Patties and the Lavender Filled Caramel Foiled balls! They are just delicious!

88817-main_1    88834-main-no-coins

I also had the opportunity to try their Gold Foiled Peanut Butter Cups and these are a hit with my whole family! I’m saving the 1 lb Belgian chocolate bar for myself this Mother’s Day!

You can find all these delicious chocolates at

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! To enter leave a comment below telling us how you plan to spend Mother’s Day this year or how you plan to pamper Mom this year! You can also tell us your favorite choice of the above chocolates! Deadline to enter is May 7th, 2017 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please. One winner will win the following:

  • Gold Foiled Peanut Butter Cups
  • Silver Foiled Peppermint patties
  • Lavender Filled Caramel Foiled balls.
  • 1 lb Belgian chocolate bar

Don’t forget to say “Hi” to R.M Palmer on Facebook too!


Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this special Mother’s Day Giveaway post. Photos were also provided.

Stress Less Paint-By-Number Flowers for Mother’s Day Giveaway Opportunity!


The Stress Less Paint-By-Number Flowers kit gives you everything you need to paint your stress away, and create beautiful art in the process!

With more than two dozen flower illustrations, you can choose from lilies, zinnias, daisies, sunflowers, bluebells, and more, then follow the color selection instructions and unwind. You don’t have to worry about picking the wrong color, or blending the wrong shade. This carefully curated, soothing palate ensures each piece you complete will be frame ready.

Enjoy spring time with Stress Less Paint-By-Number Flowers—you deserve it!

· An 8.25″ x 9.25″ book with 30 flower designs
· 6 tubes of acrylic paint
· 3 professional-grade brushes
· 1 paint tray

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win the Stress Less Paint-By-Number Flowers Kit! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is May 7th at noon PST! U.S. Residents only, please. 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Info and image were provided and SoCal City Kids will select the winner.

Kiehl’s partners with Jeff Koons and International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

unnamed (1)

Jeff Koons and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) to help raise awareness and funds for missing children.


In keeping with their longstanding commitment to children, Kiehl’s, Jeff Koons and ICMEC have partnered as we’ve never before:  Jeff is creating TWO original pieces of art with Kiehl’s – 1.) a Limited Edition Kiehl’s x Jeff Koons collectible tin for customers, and 2.) a public art installation in New York for all!

Beginning May 2, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net profits from the sales of any product in our Midnight Recovery Collection, up to $100,000, to benefit ICMEC. Any customer who purchases any of the three items in the range will be able to take home the collectible tin, their own work of art from one of the foremost internationally recognized American contemporary artists.

The Midnight Recovery Collection is:


Kiehl’s will then further bring this program to life with the unveiling of an original Jeff Koons public art installation, in New York, the first week of May. (Location is under wraps for now!) With its incredible NYC backdrop, the installation will represent Kiehl’s commitment to community spirit and the greater good – right in our hometown.

Credit: Kiehl’s.

The Queen Mary’s Ships & Giggles Comedy Night Continues May 8 Featuring Top LA Comedians Including ANT, Joe Dosch, Craig Phillip Conant, Brian Monarch, and Kate Quigley

The Queen Mary welcomes back Ships & Giggles Comedy Night to The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge aboard the ship for another Monday night filled with laughs and drinks with some of the funniest comedians Southern California has to offer.



Hosted by internationally known comedian, Rocco Stowe, this comedy showcase features top Los Angeles comedians including ANT, Joe Dosch, Craig Phillip Conant, Brian Monarch, and Kate Quigley. ANT was a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tyra Banks show and is the only comedian to appear on all five seasons of NBC’s hit series Last Comic Standing. Joe Dosch recently performed on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle 2 and has also written material for the Comedy Central Roasts of Rob Lowe and Justin Bieber. Craig Phillip Conant is a Los Angeles native who quickly became a rising star performing regularly at the World Famous Comedy Store. Brian Monarch can be seen on Fox, Hulu, and Comedy Central or at your favorite comedy clubs around town on any given night. Kate Quigley is a headlining comedian and actress who hosted the 2016 AVN Awards and can currently be seen on MTV2’s ADD TV. She is also a paid regular at the Improv, Laugh Factory, Icehouse, and Haha Comedy Club in Hollywood.

Monday, May 8 at 8 p.m.


The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge, The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802


Admission is $15 per person and $5 of the admission ticket value can be used at the Observation Bar and Queen Mary restaurants during the comedy showcase.


Parking is $8 with validation.



Credit: The Queen Mary.

Rancho Days Fiesta Returns to Heritage Hill Historic Park May 6 Explore the rich history of Orange County’s Ranchos and Native American cultures in a family-friendly atmosphere.


The County of Orange and OC Parks invite you to celebrate the 21st Annual Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Historical Park on Saturday, May 6from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gather friends and family and travel back in time to the days of the rancho era, and enjoy hands-on activities, music, dance, and more.


Rancho Days Fiesta will feature a wide variety of activities and demonstrations for the whole family including piñata breaking, butter churning, and candle dipping. The celebration will also feature Charro horse riding and roping demonstrations, along with vibrant Native American and Folklorico dancing. Historic buildings will also be open and available for tours, courtesy of the Amigo de la Colina docents.

“Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Historical Park gives visitors of all ages the opportunity to learn about California’s history in a fun, family-friendly setting,” Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, Fifth District, said.

From the Mexican Rancho era to the founding of the town of El Toro, Heritage Hill Historical Park spans the early history of the Saddleback Valley and El Toro area. Experience the rancho era with OC Parks during Rancho Days Fiesta! Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and over, no cost for parking.

May 6 – Rancho Days Fiesta

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Event Cost: $5 per person ages 3 and up

Parking: Free

Location: Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630


Credit: OC Parks.