Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Holiday Party Planning

Billy Lowe events featuring Shaun Lochridge
With fall in full swing and holidays right around the corner, don't wait before you begin planning those exciting holiday parties whether for business or pleasure.  The exciting and creative team of Billy Lowe will WOW and SIZZLE your holiday events from in-home parties, executive retreats, retail sales campaigns, product launches, and so much more.

Give us a call and let us know about your party needs, dates, times, and location(s).  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

P: 310-430-4045

Dilute your fragrance!

How many times have you walked into an office, waiting room, restaurant, or concert and be absolutely BLASTED by the person sitting next to you with 4 ounces of fragrance poured all over his or her body?  You gasp for breath, your sinuses are out of control, and it's all you can do to sit through til the end. 

Nowadays, many offices are posting signs "Allergy sensitivities at work.   Please do not wear fragrance!" 

To the die-hard fragrance consumer, that's a no-fly zone.  My mother will personally not go without her Aromatics from Clinique.  So here's a few great ways to dilute your fragrance just a bit.

1.  Spray fragrance in desired area.   Wet a cotton ball and glide over sprayed area to help absorb excess fragrance. 

2.  Mist fragrance into the air at a stretched arm's length either above or in front of you.  If above, allow fragrance to fall on you.   If in front of you, walk into the misted area.   This will lighten the concentration of your fragrance and keep the scent more airy and calm. 

3.  Remember fragrance wafts up.  If you spray at waist level, it will move up toward your nose.  If you spray at the neck or decollete area, it will dissipate just a bit.

You don't have to give up fragrances completely - just be sensitive to those around you.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

L'elephant Blanc West Hollywood

L'elephant Blanc - West Hollywood, CA
We love trendy new finds.   Especially if it involves shopping.   Today we were stumbling through West Hollywood and found a new shop had just opened inside the French Quarter Marketplace and Restaurant.  A fabulous, open and airy little boutique shop offering everything gift.   From candy treats to greeting cards, skincare and scarves for the season, this little boutique is sure to do quite well to the French Quarter's already loyal customers - and soon to be new ones I'm sure because of this little jewel.  For more information, just visit the French Quarter Marketplace and Restaurant at 7985 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood.  The shop is just inside and you're gonna love it.

Toe Jamm Shoes

I couldn't have been more elated during Los Angeles Fashion Weekend, hanging out with my great friend and fashion stylist Devon Poer.  We ran into some great people from Toe Jamm shoes, that started as an idea for bowling shoes.  One of the creators of Toe Jamm wanted to give a gift to a friend who was having a baby, so she personally created a pair of baby bowling shoes and wowed the moms in the room who all wanted a pair.   From there, the idea was born, and so was a healthy new baby wearing totally fashionable shoes.

I must say, I have to have a pair of these shoes.   Made in Los Angeles by the talented duo-team Amanda Real and Yasmina Cadiz, these shoes are not only fashionable, they are extremely soft, comfortable, and a true trend setter for all ages.  I look forward to seeing what's next on the racks from Toe Jamm

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Laughter Yoga

 It's been said that a smile not only relaxes those around you, it helps you feel better, and it's certainly much more beautiful than a frown.  A few years ago I attended a Laughter Yoga workshop (with much reservation) and couldn't have been more grumpy that evening going in because of traffic in Los Angeles.   Little did I know, it was just what I needed.   By the end of the workshop I was laughing so hard I couldn't even hold it in and had completely forgotten the misery of Los Angeles traffic. 

Even though laughter yoga starts out as small laughter "exercises" by the end of the workshop people are laughing, some end up rolling on the floor, and the laughter and joy that the room CREATES, truly becomes contagious. 

Our friends at Laguna Laughter Yoga chapter make Laughter Yoga fun and exciting with daily laughter opportunities, by-the-beach opportunities, and lots of exciting workshops and events.    Check out their information beLOWE to learn more, as well as the BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER YOGA!

Laughing Every Day
->  Laughter Club on the beach, every single day without fail.  FREE! Sun.-Fri. at 8am, Sat. at 10am.  MAP (and directions where to Park for Free) on the club’s website: We welcomed our 20,000th laffer on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tony Robbins Unleash the Power November 2011


What's your story?  Are you a yay-sayer, or a nay-sayer?    How do you respond to what is placed in front of you? 

--I can't do that
--That's not right for me
--Here's 1,001 reasons why this won't work
I used to be one of those. But when I entered a room of 4,000 people all chanting YES - YES - YES, I knew my world was about to change.

I used to have every reason in the world as to why I didn't want to do something, and MOST of the reasons were completely irrational!  If it weren't for great mentors and teachers leading, guiding and directing my path, I certainly wouldn't have come this far.  Left to my own "rational thinking," I would probably be another statistic somewhere; another light gone out.  However thanks to a leader that I adore and admire, my life has completely changed for the better and has been full of YES's and opportunities since 2004.  

Have there been some twists and turns?   YES
But have I been resourceful and creative in changing them around?   YES
Will I continue striving for GOOD, BETTER AND MORE?    YES YES YES.

I highly encourage you to attend Tony Robbins' Unleash the Power Within this coming November.

You won't regret it and your life will be forever changed.

In beauty, in passion, EMpowered.

Billy Lowe

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Relax and unwind!

Relax and unwind at Exotic Nature
Everyone deserves a nice soak, time to unwind, and a sense of relaxing each and every day!  The problem is, we don't always give that to ourselves.  But taking time away from our busy lives is not only healing and helpful, it's NECESSARY.  Every beauty expert knows the value of self-time, time away, and time to recharge.  This not only benefits us, it gives others the message that "I'm valuable too, and right now I need to be away from everything for a few minutes - so that I'm at my best." 

Others need to know that we value ourselves.  Too often we're made to believe that we are selfish or self centered for taking time to ourselves.  But in a healthy light - it's perfectly ok to be selfish and self centered once in a while.   If I'm not at my best for me, then there's no way I can be at my best with you or for you.  So we at would like to take this time to say BE SELFISH.   BE SELF CENTERED.   Just keep it real and enjoy your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy some time to recharge.  

If you're looking for great relaxing gifts or treats for yourself or a loved one, our friends at Exotic Nature in Cambria, CA can help you find that perfect gift or treatment to help you take a load off.   Visit them online at

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sun Damage and Aging

Billy Lowe enjoying a chilly sail off the coast of California
Did you know that 90% of sun damage comes from incidental sun exposure?   That's a casual stroll to the mailbox, a quick trip to the supermarket, or perhaps a quick walk around the block.  In fact, water can reflect up to 100% UV, concrete and pavement 80-90%, and on and on it goes.  It's not just about being protected from direct sunlight, it's about being protected from the elements around you as well.

To protect yourself from sun and surf, especially in fall and winter times when sun seems to be "softer and safer" we recommend hats, sunglasses, long sleeve attire (keep it cool with cotton), and long pants when you can. We also suggest taking great care of the tops of the feet where skin is very thin and delicate, and ofter overlooked. 

Even though we're in change of season, the risk of sun damage is still ever present and we encourage our readers and fans everywhere to take caution, button up, protect those peepers, and enjoy this fabulous season.

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