Ask Mara

questions, thoughts, suggestions?
Yesterday you were wearing this grey tunic that has a knot in front ( came in different colors ) from Nordstrom . You had it on with the madwell jeans . I wanna order it , cant find it now 😬

Yes! Here it is! This top is SO soft and cozy. It’s also available in a bunch of different colors too! Also, I just created this page to Shop My InstaStories that I’m so excited about! I’ll try to add items there when I feature them so that it’s helpful!

Hi Mara,What do you use to organize Augustine’s shoes & Toys? II have to organize by Baby Valentina’s stuff kind of everyWhere right now 😆. Love,Shantall

Great question! We are actually trying to sort that out right now, literally! We have several woven baskets though, like these baskets from World Market, and they are great at storing his toys and keeping them out of the way. I try to have him help me put them back at the end of the day, but that doesn’t always work out! Let me know if you figure out a good solution!

If you had to plan a full date day (locally), what would you include? Thing to do, restaurants, etc.

aw that would be so exciting! Are you LA or OC based? I’m going to give my ideal LA date because that’s where I’m from. I feel like I’m all over town on this one but I think it would be a fun adventure:

We’d wake up early and go for a walk along The Strand in Manhattan Beach, finishing with an acai bowl at Paradise Bowls. Then we;d drive over the Abbot Kinney and walk around in the fun little home shops and clothing boutiques. Lunch would have to be at Gjelina (or Scopa although that’s off AK) and ice cream at Salt & Straw, or maybe donuts at Blue Star. Then we might head downtown, check out one of the museums or galleries, and get cocktails at Perch overlooking the city, and then dinner at Bestia for the best dinner ever! That would be so much fun! Thanks for the fun question!

You had posted a drug store beauty finds series on your Instagram Stories. Can you do more of those? What are some of your other favorite inexpensive (yet effective) beauty products?

Yes definitely! So glad you liked that InstaStory. I’ll definitely do more. I always like finding good affordable beauty and skincare products. My latest fave is the Burt’s Bee Eyebrow Pencil. It’s SO good!