Month: May 2012

Hosting Mother’s Day

By David Rowe
DavidsoloChefYou dedicate every day to enriching your children’s lives and Mother’s Day is about showing our love and appreciation for your influence on not only us, but society. This is your day to spend time with your family and feel pampered. If your kids are too young to plan something special, you can still plan ahead to make sure you can enjoy a wonderful celebration in the company of your loved ones. After all, you don’t get a chance to sit down and relax very often!

Whether you prefer to have an intimate, cozy day with your kids or throw a big celebration for all the mothers in the neighborhood, we have something for you. Unwind and enjoy a gourmet sit-down meal to include exquisite tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, organic fresh salad, a bold and flavorful entrée with a unique twist and a decadent dessert or enjoy a buffet or family-style meal so you can eat to your heart’s content. (more…)

Mother’s Day Recipes

By Catherine McCord
Catherine McCordMother’s Day is a time to celebrate our mothers and ourselves. Here are a few recipes that are easy for dads and kids to whip up for a special Mother’s Day treat for mom.

The following recipe may actually be one of my favorite weelicious recipes because of how versatile it is: I used the mix to make waffles this morning and the kids actually said they were the best I’d ever made!

This recipe makes a bit more mix than what you would normally find in a box of the pre-made stuff, but that’s a plus, especially if you have a house full of pancake lovers. Just keep the mix in a sealed container and anytime you want to make these, just add an egg, milk, a touch of oil and a scoop of mix for whole wheat pancakes or waffles that are sure to please! (more…)

How Can Women Have It All?

By Angella Nazarian
angellanazarianWe all have heard it when we talk to our girlfriends, somehow in mid-conversation the cursed word slips out—“I feel like I am not good enough”. While in the gym, we are fretting about work, while working we are thinking about how we missed the last bake sale at the kids’ school. We have become our own taskmasters who drive ourselves relentlessly toward an ideal of perfection.

The big question remains: Can women really “have it all”? I tend to categorize myself in the “something’s got to give” camp—multi-tasking and juggling can take us just so far. As a matter of fact, recent studies have shown that our IQ drops by 10 points when we do two tasks at the same time. So, I am calculating that by noon each day, the IQ of women all around the globe has dropped exponentially! (more…)

I Want Botox, but I’m Afraid

Q & A with Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke about the pros and cons of botox.
Dr. Payman Danielpour and Dr. John Layke

Q: When do I know I’m ready for botox?
A: You should do botox before the formation of frown lines, crows feet or forehead wrinkles.

Q: I don’t want people to know I have botox. How can you make it look natural?
A: At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group, we believe helping our patients bring out their natural beauty by enhancing and refining not changing their appearance. We are known for putting less botox than most surgeons. You can always add more but you can’t take it away. (more…)