OccupyLA is slated to come down today, I’m proud of all the young people adding their spirit and support. This country needs you.  I’m also proud of the city I live in, Los Angeles has been really peaceful and in general well supported by our Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Wish I could contribute more, but as a working Mom, it’s hard to find the time. I would, however, as a professional

FREE DESSERT – WHAT’S YOURS? My husband’s family loves this little Italian restaurant in the Valley. It’s non-descript, average sized sign and the first time I walked in realized I’d been passing it by for years.  But not my husband’s clan. They love it. And have been returning for generations. And bringing everyone they know. What makes it so special? The owner. He stands at the door and greets everyone with

Every Word Counts – What’s Your Word for Success? When my son and husband dropped me off at the airport last week, my four-year-old didn’t understand why he wasn’t getting on the plane with me. “It’s work, sweetie. Mommy takes trips for money.” Later that day, he told his teacher “My mommy takes tricks for money”.  Suddenly, I’m quite popular at the PTA. Communication comes replete with misunderstandings and misperceptions

Buddy Up and Welcome to the Winner’s Circle… There’s strength in numbers, and a brand can be greatly enhanced by buddying up with the right partner. Take Cambria, a beautiful central Californian town, located on Highway 1 between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s always been one of my favorite places, however I was just there this weekend, and they stole my marketing heart! They joined forces with the entire

DONALD TRUMP’S SECRET INGREDIENTS TO GREAT PR Donald Trump is a business magnate who has a sharp eye for making-money but also for taking ballsy career decisions that most people would shy away from. What’s more, he has stared adversity in the face and come out fighting. These days aside from his property and business deals he has managed to re-brand himself as a television presenter thanks to his inspired – and

Kathy Griffin, the media-savvy and loud-mouthed comedienne, catapulted her way to success with her uproarious antics and no-shame claim to fame. She works her flaws with humor and panache but only made the jump from D to A list when she zeroed in on making celebrities the butt of her jokes.Target marketing, my friends.  Her biting, bitchy and sometimes self-deprecating take on life found an appreciative audience but she didn’t

Kim Kardashian, the voluptuous reality TV star took what could be considered the biggest PR disaster possible – having a sex tape leaked onto the internet – and turned it into a multi-million dollar business. The Kardashian brand is now so strong that even Kim’s siblings, parents and boyfriends, are public figures. She has worked her sex appeal with crazy confidence and is also always on trend, often posting sultry

Ryan Seacrest almost defies description but entrepreneur is a good place to start. This incredibly driven hard-worker is best known as the host of  American Idol but he’s also a radio presenter, hosts E!’s flagship news program and is a TV producer with many successful projects under his belt, including Keeping Up with the Kardashians. You could call him a living, breathing Energiser Bunny. His hopeful and optimistic attitude has