Thursday, July 16, 2015

Oh What a Night! Robbins Brothers 4th Annual Diamonds & Desserts Event


Hi guys!
It's been a crazy chaotic past few days, but only GOOD things, so I have no complaints!

This past Tuesday night, I had the distinct honor of hosting and styling the 4th annual Robbins Brothers Diamonds and Desserts event at the Glendale store, and it goes without saying that it was quite an action-packed night!
Dress from SimplyDresses.com, Diamond ring by Simon G.

I've partnered with Robbins Brothers this year as an official brand ambassador for the massive engagement ring store, and was proud that this event also benefitted Dress for Success, as well. I volunteer regularly with Dress for Success as a personal stylist and style expert, and it meant a lot to me to be able to shine a light on their incredible organization, too.

Honored to host the #DiamondsandDessertsLA event for Robbins Brothers

The evening was filled with festivities including incredible dance-worthy music by DJ Mattmatics, delicious treats and savory bites by Amy's Culinary Adventures that kept the crowd happy and satisfied. Oh, and did I mention there were fabulous mini manicures for the guests, too? Yep, #DiamondsandDessertsLA pulled out ALL of the stops this year!

Still dreaming of these gorgeous marbelized chocolate-covered strawberries!

Best DJ I know--DJ Mattmatics!


I also dressed three gorgeous models (Amanda Nguyen of Feast Fashion Faves, Lyndi Kennedy of Lyndi in the City and Kimber Schroeder) in gorgeous gowns from SimplyDresses.com, and they looked positively perfect, especially paired with stunning diamond jewels from Simon G. jewelry.
For the first look, the models wore sparkly nude gowns, and later changed into a classically elegant white and red theme to close out the evening.

Lyndi smiles backstage while getting ready for her model moment! 

All gowns from SimplyDresses.com, styled by yours truly! Bling courtesy of Simon G.

Kimber stuns in a sequined gown from SimplyDresses.com paired with Simon G. rose gold diamonds.

A bridal moment modeled by Amanda Nguyen


Red, white and blue! We love Robbins Brothers!

Kimber looking classy at the #DiamondsandDessertsLA event.


Check out the gorgeous diamond ring by Simon G.!

Guests had a marvelous time mingling, posing on the red carpet, and trying their hand at winning a number of the fabulous raffle prizes and silent auction items up for grabs from Robbins Brothers.

Posing with the incredible team at Robbins Brothers!




And that's a wrap!
A HUGE thank you to Robbins Brothers, Simon G. Jewelry, Dress for Success and SimplyDresses.com! 


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Beauty Expert Review: DermaSilk's 90-Second Eye Lift

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Hey guys! If you're anything like me, the undereye area is your biggest concern when it comes to skincare. I recently tried DermaSilk's 90-Second Eye Lift to see if it lived up to the hype. The product promises to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and more in just a minute and a half. Best of all? It's just $10 at your local drugstore!
Want to see if it worked? Check out my video review above!
xxJenn

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Orange County Getaway: Hotel Irvine Has It All!

Living in LA, I often find myself hankering for an Orange County getaway, whether it's just for the day, or for a full relaxing weekend. Even though I am a true city girl, no one can deny that OC has amazing beaches, terrific shopping and dining options and a much more relaxed vibe that I wholeheartedly embrace just as often as I can find time to get myself down there.

So when I knew I would be hosting my best friend's bridal shower in Laguna Beach last weekend, I decided to make an excursion out of it by booking a stay at the Hotel Irvine for two splendid nights to make life that much easier. I had heard great things about this recently renovated property (it used to by a traditional Hyatt Regency) and couldn't wait to see what all the fuss was about.

Besides its fantastic location, right in the heart of OC, Hotel Irvine is bursting with fun and excitement for locals and tourists alike. I arrived on a Friday night and the colorful and energetic lobby was filled with guests eager to kick off the weekend.


A rare quiet moment in the lobby of Hotel Irvine!
Now this is what I call a relaxing getaway!
What a lovely greeting upon checking in! Cheese plate, cookies and a special note from the general manager.

We saw several lively weddings taking place on the grounds throughout the weekend, which speaks to its vast size, fantastic accommodations for large groups and comfortable amenities for anyone stopping in, whether it be for a few hours or a few nights to unwind. It goes without saying that this is one friendly and fun venue that knows how to host an event!



The staff was unbelievably friendly and helpful, and I found myself having personal conversations with several staff members over the weekend, as if we were old friends! You can't beat personable clientele when it comes to a guest's experience at any property.

Beyond that, Hotel Irvine offers a fabulous swimming pool and hot tub area, complete with a ping pong table and cabanas to make the most of your stay; plus a sleek fitness center and even an outdoor basketball court to keep you active around the clock.

Need more incentive to book a stay? How about free bike rentals, pet-friendly rooms and an incredibly hip and convenient texting service so you can request anything (extra towels, room service, valet, etc.) without ever having to call anyone! Ah-mazing!

I should also add that the hotel serves complimentary breakfast daily and is also offering a few fun summer movie nights to add some lively entertainment outdoors, as well. As if I needed another reason to come back!

Elevator selfie! Don't mind if I do! :)

Comfy cabanas and plenty of OC sunshine. 

Waiting for valet in a floral maxi dress from ModCloth.

Taking a dip!


As for the food, I can promise you won't go hungry here! We had the pleasure of dining at EATS, the hotel's restaurant and enjoyed delicious sharable plates like their famous steamed pork belly buns, fried chicken and biscuits (with Sriracha butter to enhance the flavors!), brown sugar banana bread and more. Even though OC has tons of incredibly dining options, EATS is right up there, and you won't have to drive anywhere for a delicious meal. Two thumbs up in my book!


Kale Sprouts!

Steamed Pork Belly Buns

Mouth-watering delicious Fried Chicken & Biscuits

There's always room for dessert...especially when brown sugar and bananas are involved.

EATS restaurant at Hotel Irvine

Oh yes, and there's also the 24/7 Marketplace, a grab-and-go one-stop-shop bursting with snacks, desserts, beverages and more--all priced very reasonably. This was probably my favorite feature at Hotel Irvine--such a smart concept that guests definitely appreciated!

I passed by The Marketplace several times at all hours of the day and night during my stay, and it's safe to say, this concept was definitely a big draw for guests looking for a quick bite or refreshing nightcap. There's a full alcohol fridge and an ice cream freezer, plus gourmet options of all kinds (popcorn, cookies, farmer's market delights, and more) and vegetarian or vegan options, too!

Hotel Irvine's Marketplace = GENIUS.





Gourmet snacks for the ride back home? Don't mind if I do!

Grab & Go! Now this is a brilliant addition to the hotel.


Another exciting draw of Hotel Irvine had to be the vibrant Red Bar and Lounge, where I relaxed in the evening and enjoyed the lively crowd and fun music! Whoever said Orange County was boring certainly has yet to stop into this recently renovated night spot.

Red Bar and Lounge at Hotel Irvine

Oh hey there, Red Bar and Lounge. 

All in all, Hotel Irvine surpassed my wildest expectations, and I'd highly recommend this affordable spot for anyone looking to enjoy all that Orange County has to offer! It's comfortable and accommodating, and absolutely convenient to everything.

Check it out this summer!

Rejuvenated after a fabulous weekend at Hotel Irvine. Thanks for having me!

To book a stay, or for more information, visit:

www.HotelIrvine.com
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA
Phone: (866) 396-4201

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

You're Invited: Robbins Brothers Diamonds & Desserts Event July 14, 2015




Hey guys! Thrilled to announce that I will be hosting and styling the 4th annual Robbins Brothers Diamonds & Desserts fashion event in Glendale on July 14th at 6:30PM! You're all invited to this fabulous night of sparkle and sweets, not to mention gorgeous designer looks from SimplyDresses.com and Simon G. jewelry! Best of all, we'll be donating gently used purses to Dress for Success, my favorite charity!
Come on out and support this amazing cause.
xx
Jenn


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Beauty Obsession: Hey Honey Take It Off Exfoliating Mask

Hi dolls!
Well it's hard to believe it's already summer, and I've got a packed calendar of travel plans in the coming weeks. I'm currently in Chicago as we speak, and can't wait to soak up everything this fabulous city has to offer.

Whenever I travel, I always meticulously pack an arsenal of my favorite can't-live-without beauty products, of course, which is also a surefire way to see which items really rise to the occasion when it comes to such a selective edit.

Allow me to introduce a new fave, which is totally #JennChanApproved:


Lately, I've been loving this fabulous exfoliating peel mask by Hey Honey for a quick pick-me-up that really refreshes tired skin. It smoothes on and peels off in mere minutes, leaving my dry/combination skin dewy and radiant right away. It's packed with alpha hydroxy acids and honey (duh!) to gently slough off dry skin, makeup and debris easily and gently, ensuring that your complexion is looking so fresh and so clean with minimal effort.

Plus, it's super hydrating and soothing, which is ideal for those of us who love to worship the sun in the summer months.

Check it out here and let me know what you think!
Be sure to follow my Instagram @JenniferCChan to keep up with my summer adventures!
xx Jenn

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Spotlight On: Lula Mena Designs



Over the weekend, I stopped by the Dwell by Design show at the LA Convention Center to support an awesome Salvadorean designer, Lula Mena. Lula and I met a few months ago at another event, and I was so touched by her drive and dedication to helping women through her savvy (and stylish!) business.

Lula employs women artisans in her country, producing some beautiful jewelry, scarves, home decor items and more using locally-sourced sustainable materials.



By giving these women jobs through her company, she helps them make more than three times what their husbands make, completely shifting their roles in society for the better. If that isn't making a positive difference in society and the world as a whole, then I don't what is!

Lula has a heart of gold and I encourage you to go forth and shop her line!
After all, women supporting women is a wonderful cause I proudly stand behind.

xo
Jenn