Friday, July 22, 2016

Pool Party at the W Hollywood Hotel!

Now that summer is in full swing, I'm taking full advantage of the LA sunshine and spending time with friends. I hosted an impromptu poolside hangout at the W Hollywood Hotel this week, and invited a handful of my favorite girls for some relaxing fun in the sun.



The W Hollywood made for the perfect venue thanks to its luxe daybeds and incredible views of the city. In case you can't tell, we had an absolute blast!














Happy 3rd Anniversary, Cosmo Cube!

This past week has been absolutely PACKED with fun fashion and beauty events, and I've been in overdrive to catch up on everything before I hit Cosmoprof this weekend in Vegas!

My weekend started off with a girly glam party in Hollywood to celebrate Cosmo Cube's 3rd Anniversary.


Floral dress by MinkPink, Handbag by Miu Miu.



I always have the best time with Maxine (@VanityGirlHollywood) and Brenna Armstrong (Managing Editor of Beauty Store Business Magazine), no matter where we are. These are two trusted beauty powerhouses are strong, supportive and inspiring, and I absolutely adore them.

Can't wait for Cosmoprof North America--see you guys there!







Thursday, July 14, 2016

Summer Florals Forever

I'm known for my iconic floral prints, and I joke that I have to actually make a cognizant effort not to wear too many florals in one week so as not to annoy people! I am a girly girl through and through, so wearing the feminine print just feels right to me.

To toughen things up (a bit) for summer, I recently wore a BB Dakota jumpsuit, that's easy and effortless, and so comfortable. I can easily dress it up with strappy sandals and a long vest, or dress it down with flat sandals for running around town.







The Sweetest Send-Off

For those of you that didn't know, I've had the incredible honor of serving as Senior Editor on the editorial team for the Kardashian/Jenner mobile apps and web sites for the past year, and have learned SO much from the experience. From launching the apps with a small (and very hard-working) team to making digital history and creating content for this attentive audience, it's been rewarding (and challenging!) in so many ways.

After much soul searching, I decided my time with this venture had come to an end, and I put in my notice to part ways and build MY brand for the rest of 2016. Fortune favors the brave, right?
Last Thursday was my last day, and I'd be lying if I didn't say that I totally left the office crying with a  sizable hole in my heart. I poured so much of myself into this job, and it may be one of my proudest career milestones yet.

I can't thank my work family enough for sending me off in style and for throwing a wonderful goodbye party complete with a pink "Chanfetti" cake, good luck donuts, floral prints and roller skating, too. I am SO endlessly appreciative of the incredible opportunity to have worked alongside so many talented, creative and smart people making waves in the digital world.

On to the next journey, and I couldn't be more excited for the future and for putting ME first this time around.

xoxo
Jenn

A few photos from my final days with the wonderful team at Whalerock Industries:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Out in LA: Dining at Fig Santa Monica

It's not every day that I get out to the Westside, but when I do, some delicious food better be involved! I had the pleasure of sampling (okay, devouring) the new menu at Fig Restaurant in Santa Monica a few weeks ago, and it was out of this world! 

My dear friend from New York was in town and invited me out for a Friday night of impeccable plates and tasty (non-alcoholic for me) libations. 


Chef Yousef Ghalaini has masterfully created a tantalizing menu that's both comforting and exotic, and all around delicious. The menu is definitely Middle Eastern-inspired, with nearly everything cooked in their epic wood-burning oven. 




The highlight of the night was the piping hot pita "ballon" bread that came straight out of the oven and was served with a variety of spreads and dips. I would come back just for this!


Be sure to dine at Fig Santa Monica this summer--I promise you'll be pleased. 
xo
Jenn


Cosmoprof, I'm coming for you!




We're just a few days out from Cosmoprof in Las Vegas, and I am thrilled to be back as a Trend Scout for the third year in a row! I LOVE this trade show because it brings the best in the beauty biz together under one roof, and it's exhilarating, to say the least!

I will be speaking on a social media panel with other beauty influencers, giving out awards to my favorite beauty brands (get ready!!!) and supporting my beauty bestie, @VanityGirlHollywood, who will be taking the stage as a finalist during the Beauty Pitch competition!

I can't wait! 

Follow along on ALL of my social media channels (@JenniferCChan on Instagram and Twitter, @TheJenniferChan on Snapchat) to get the scoop on the show.

And for all of the many brands who have reached out to me--
1) YES! I will swing by your booth and mingle and talk shop with pleasure!
2) No, I will not be scheduling appointments! (Sorry, I would never stay on track given our crazy schedule.)
3) If you'd like to send products in advance, please email me at JenniferC110@gmail.com
4) Looking forward to seeing you all!

XOXO
JENN