A strong and flexible back is a precious asset. If you doubt that to be true, just ask someone with back pain how much value they place on a healthy, pain-free spine.
These days, back pain is rampant in our society. Obesity, inadequate exercise, poor posture, improper lifting and injuries are among the numerous causes of this complaint.
Remember the excitement of a new pack of crayons? All those colors just waiting to be used in your personal masterpiece. Summer is your canvas. Don't worry about staying within the lines. Meet your palate, all grown up.
The Twins have long been the sign of communication. Pay tribute to the past by (gasp) ditching e-mails, at least temporarily, to compose an eloquent letter to a loved one. Your hyper-strong desire to be understood will be easier to fulfill after they read your missive prettily penned on these fun Waste Not Paper notecards with coordinating envelopes.
"Platinum blonde is really big right now," says Mary Rakestraw, who attributes the trend to pop icons like Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera. Rakestraw recommends the look to women who already have light hair. "It can be a lot of maintenance, and you'll need a great repair treatment regardless because of the bleach." She also suggests using shampoos made just for blondes.
Women have needs. Those can't-live-without items that, for whatever reason, complete us in some respect. Meet the newest additions to your must-possess collection.
In times of trouble, the Fish stays true to herself, turns quietly inward and allows answers to reveal themselves as events unfold. Still, a little comfort might be needed along the way. You might want to keep a spiritual treasure like this Virgins, Saints & Angels piece close at hand (or, around the neck) for when things seem overwhelming.
World-class Designers and Unique Boutique Brands are at Home in the SCV...
The aloha spirit is alive and well in the SCV. It may still be winter, but inside Island Appeal it's all about sand, sun and drinks topped with little umbrellas. This is the place to go if you need a bikini in February (swimwear's sold year-round), relaxed (and highly collectable) Tommy Bahama embroidered silk camp shirts in sizes up to 4X, resort wear and accessories.
'Tis the season of the Little Black Dress. The perfect LBD is coveted, cared for and ideally accessorized. Find your match; the stars have spoken!
Capricorns are queens of the multi-tasking world, which is why you can't live without your Blackberry...
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Change-loving Sags are happiest when traveling. Your fire sign dictates positive thinking, which is simple to do when carrying go-anywhere Vera Bradley travel bags in easy-to-coordinate basic black.
Toss on your most comfortable pair of shoes, snatch up your wallet and car keys and hit the road. Your title of "Best Gift Giver Ever" is again up for grabs. Luckily, we've already turned this town upside down in search of this year's must-have presents. Take a moment to gather your thoughts (and your shopping list), then get started.
Sure, you have appliances that clean themselves, clothing made out of fabric used by astronauts and your brand-new home decor is intentionally distressed to add "authenticity." All the more reason to embrace your creative side and temporarily return to a time when handmade was best and the snail-mail process was considered state of the art.
Have you ever noticed the slogan "Tell Someone" while watching television or listening to the radio? Today, this tagline is becoming more familiar in hopes of heightening awareness about cervical cancer. Tell someone: this simple yet powerful action is what a group of local residents and book club friends are doing by hosting a celebration of life boutique in their dear friend Kathryn A. Goldring-Fromberg's honor. The event was created to heighten awareness about cancer and Kathy's work for finding a cure for this disease.
Here's an unnecessary newsflash: You, our little Libra friend, have excellent taste and a penchant for appearing impeccably balanced. No wonder Libras are signified by scales! Libra ladies should embrace the season's "it" shoe, like this Matisse set available at Just Us Girls, to show that your inner trendsetter isn't lying dormant after a fashion-numbing Santa Clarita summer. Pair them with Trina Turk slacks and an Only Hearts lace top for a sleek look that's as pulled together as you are.
You, my brooding Scorpio vixen, are spilling over with potent sexuality, which should not ever be confused with "flashy." A force to be reckoned with, you cloak your magnetism in long sweeping lines that cling in all the right places so as not to overwhelm the less-than-captivating population. This Susana Monaco gathered dress from Just Us Girls is for you, as boxy or loose are sooo not adjectives you want associated with your wardrobe.
The kids are in school. The weather has taken a turn towards the cooler end of the spectrum. Ads for sweaters are running on television, and the sports addicts amongst us are getting that football-induced crazy look in their eye. It must be fall! Whether your style is bohemian beauty or classic couture, fall is what you make of it. Embrace the texture and color of the season with Santa Clarita's best boutique offering.
Virgo's charm and dignity pairs well with classic couture looks, although this smart and savvy sign knows to shop only for pricey pieces that have staying power. Mr. Prim and Proper shouldn't mind dropping a pretty penny for Theory's midnight-shaded blazer; the cut is as classic as a Jimmy Stewart movie and its versatile styling will appeal to both your wardrobe and your pocketbook.
Canyon Country resident Cathy Scott, a respiratory therapist at Northridge Hospital, leaves for work at 4:30 in the morning and sometimes arrives home as late as 8:30 at night. This mother and wife confessed that she never made time for herself, "I never have been pampered - this was my first experience with manicures, facials, everything!" And did she enjoy the experience?
Accessories and More take the "Bored" Out of "Boardroom" Just because work can be boring doesn't mean your wardrobe has to be. Spice up the boardroom, the courtroom, the corner office or even the crammed cubicle with eye-catching colors, textures and fabrics.
Check out the latest in-chic styles with our dazzling models. Makeup and fashion brought to you by Prima Donna, Sona Collections, J. David's Custom Clothiers, Just Us Girls, The Men's Room, Fifty-Six, Dress'r Drawers and Impressions.
Grab a pen and start shopping. The ideal gift for everyone on your list is in Santa Clarita. Her Style: Life is hard. Forget utilitarian gifts and treat her to treasures she'll show off all year. Make Him Happy: Ditch the cologne. This year, remind him how fun life can be. Kidding Around: These kid-specific gifts will inspire hugs and kisses, even for scary Aunt Dolores. For the Homebody: You know the type - they rejoice in high thread counts and paint swatches. Light their hearth with these thoughtful gifts. For Everyone Else: Bosses, neighbors, clients, the mailman, the dog... They deserve presents, too!
Need inspiration for your perfect party look? Get motivated with these gorgeous festive looks, all available from artists in the SCV.
In the midst of a So Cal summer, what could perk you up better than a restorative boost to your entire appearance? This time hair and makeup are just the finishing touches to make mother of three, Janina Sager feel like a million bucks again. We rounded up a talented team of experts from Esthetica Medspa Medical Group, Ageless Skin and Body, Glenn Creative and Dress'r Drawers to assist us with giving Janina a superb new look, and they definitely arrived armed and ready to attack!