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The Modern Day Celtic Warrior, Ready to Face the World

By: Sam Russell

Since high school, I have struggled with sensitive skin. My hyper-sensitive shell has struggled for years to find balance and harmony. In the early years, it just felt safer to stay at home and not face the stares of my peers who seemed to—for the most part—not have the same issues.

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California's Own Shangri-la

By: Sam Russell

Strong women have always captivated my senses and Tamie Adaya is cut from that cloth. When my envious eyes connect the dots from her stunning shoes to her bold jewelry, it will be upon eye contact that I see a wise soul with a message.

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Get out of the cold and indulge during the winter months

By: Sam Russell

Hidden within the historic roots of Nevada lies the heart of a small town and the soul of a restless wanderer. A city founded by ranchers and railroad workers, modern-day Las Vegas still embraces that Old West style of freedom—freedom to indulge, freedom to gamble, and freedom to camp anywhere your sweet heart desires. If you want a sense of nostalgic Las Vegas before this oasis in the desert found its mark in the Strip, travel downtown and rest awhile under the blinking lights of the Plaza Hotel & Casino.

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Cool to be Coxy

By: Sam Russell

Look a little bit closer at our latest Truth Is Cool discovery to see what we mean. It’s more than lusty bags and visual stimuli at Coxy. My coffee date with the founder will give you more insight into exactly how big a heart fashion has...Without change, there can be no growth. Chiara Rodoni, founder of Coxy, proves just that.

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Wanna feel Golden? Go to the Golden Nugget

By: Sam Russell

Going above and beyond is simply in the DNA of the Golden Nugget. It’s a mini-city unto itself—a short Uber car ride from the Strip with dining, gambling, pool time and luxurious lounging galore.

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LA's Secret Spot: The Farmer's Daughter

By: Sam Russell

Farmer’s Daughter is well suited for your destiny. Call a truce in your nightly tug-of war with beds made for two. Modern amenities will accent your senses and seduce your mirror time. Eye the maids cart stealthily----C.O Bigelow Apothecaries products should come home with you.

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Q & A with Accessory Designer Matthew Wolfhardt

By: Sam Russell

Is the founder Matthew Wolfhardt a true gentleman or not? Don’t let his pantie dropping accessories fool you….Meet the man behind WOLFHARDT and decide for yourself:

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Josh Fredric Smith's Exclusive Truth

By: Sam Russell

Chances are good that you caught a glimpse of a fresh face on the Hollywood scene recently and did a double-take. Josh Fredric Smith is that face. Josh charms doors open with his gentle-giant demeanor and seems to carve a niche for himself on various movie and commercial productions swimmingly.

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The Pfeiffer Also Rises: The Real Party Is Just Beginning

By: Sam Russell

It's 2 am, 1989: do you know where your children are? If your middle child is in the arms of Rob Lowe at the hottest party or kissing the lips of George Clooney on the set of Red Surf, chances are good you gave birth to a Pfeiffer.

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Skylar Bisel: a young star far from fizzling out

By: Sam Russell

Bizzy Fizz Bath Treats was sparked by the curious mind of a 6 year old, and with the help and savvy direction of his mom Laura, this idea did not fizzle out. Bizzy Fizz has blossomed into so much more than just a "science project". Let's sit down over a warm non-alcoholic beverage and get in the mind of Skylar to discuss the American Dream, Guitar Lessons and Cyber-Bullying:

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Eyes Wide Shut: A Thank you to Maureen Bush

By: Sam Russell

Too often, kindness is mistaken for weakness. It was this naiveté that landed me in a toxic and abusive 3-½ year relationship back in Los Angeles during 2003. With Austin, Texas, as my roots, L.A. would become my second home, and the iconic city would pay me handsomely for my creative eye in fashion.

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Q & A with Fashion Designer Galina Sobolev of Single Dress

By: Sam Russell

Q & A with Fashion Designer Galina Sobolev of Single Dress

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Bold Steps to Solution: Giving Closet Isn't About Me

By: Sam Russell

The restless sighs of those who embrace inaction is something equivalent to the hash tag phenomenon taking over American culture—it solves nothing. All too familiar in the American landscape is yet another story of a woman living in chains. And when we hear of such a story, we must within our own means take bold steps toward being a part of the solution. The Giving Closet is a part of that solution.

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