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New Friends, New Finds in Los Angeles

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I've always loved Los Angeles, in fact it's where I fell in love with Mr. Momtrends (but that's another story for another day). The weather is so good it's ridiculous, plus everyone is gorgeous and relaxed. I just love the West Coast vibe.

New Finds in Los Angeles

We've been cultivating our community "out West" since we launched Momtrends in 2007. Because trends start in two places--New York and LA. A LA stop on the Mom Boss Book Tour was essential. I found the perfect partner in Rachel Pitzel of XORachelPitzel. Rachel is the type of trendsetter I need in my life. She's a connector of people and a mom who celebrates life.

Rachel helped me gather friends at Blushington--the premiere beauty spot on both coasts. We gathered Los Angeles influencers for a afternoon of connecting and pampering. Blushington has two Los Angeles locations, we gathered at the West Hollywood spot. It's a gorgeous spot, flooded with light and gorgeously decorated.

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Before the guests arrived I sat down with Bailey to get a professional makeup application. Moms, if you need a little boost for date night, head here! The Blushington artists are there seven days a week BONUS--they can come to you!

Rachel set up a wonderful spread for my new-to-me friends. The party was styled by Pamela from BasheryandCo (they have amazing party rentals too). I love the pineapple backdrop!

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We always love treating out moms at our events. Our influential friends get invited to lots of things, we always want to leave them inspired. In addition to the pampering, I gave them my best business advice.

Mom Boss Success tips:

  1. Figure out where your profits will come from
  2. Set clear boundaries for work and family.
  3. Your business MUST solve a problem
  4. Always listen to your community and give them more of what they want--never stop analyzing your business.

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Want more tips, well you'll have to come to an event or buy the Mom Boss book! Don't worry it wasn't all blah, blah business, I got to hear what's happening in the LA influencer space. Podcasts are HUGE, instagram rules and teaming up with friends is the way to build a community. I loved these two podcasters from www.MomLifeYo.com

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I was also turned on to yummy pressed juices by Suja--a new brand to me. We also sipped wine from One Hope Winery and tea by Honest Tea. These girls know how to spend an afternoon.

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Since we were talking trends, it's only fitting that we had Starling jewelry there. These delicate pieces work for tots to grown-ups. I picked up a gorgeous pair of black diamond earrings set in rose gold.

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Not only did we send our guests off pretty & pampered, they also got goody bags with signed copies of Mom Boss and goodies from Clorox.

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