Posts Categorized: My Chic Life

What makes a home…home?

I always thought I’d live and die an LA girl. The smog, the traffic, the people …What everyone complained about, I relished. Yes, it may be smoggy and overpopulated, but it’s my smog and my overpopulation.  I felt weirdly possessive and protective over every trait..as if a knock on the city was a knock on… Read more »

10 Ways to Make Your Kid Feel Special

Riding the bus to school was a big flippin deal. It meant I was a big kid now. A first grader. I had arrived. The day before, my mother had driven me to the school to do a little walk-through. She showed me the yard where the school bus would drop all of us off…. Read more »

Kiddo Quote

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my all time favorite dessert. However, making cheesecake is really difficult for most. That’s why we have a bit of a Cheesecake “cheater” recipe that’ll fulfill your cheesecake craving without the hassle of making it from scratch. Did I mention it also has a crispy cookie-like topping with apples and caramel drizzle? Side… Read more »

Leek & Mushroom Tart

Boy, do we have a great cooking lesson in store for you! Recently, I was invited to hang out with Chef Whitney Flood of Muddy Leek. He showed me how to recreate their oh-so-delicious Leek & Mushroom Tart. I like to think of this dish as a sophisticated pot pie. The flaky, buttery crust mixed with… Read more »

Giveaway: Clodagh’s Kitchen Diaries

UPDATE: SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.  CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, TERI L!! We have an exciting Giveaway for you! Our friend, Clodagh McKenna, Irish chef and writer extraordinaire, recently released her fourth book last month: Clodagh’s Kitchen Diaries. I love the way she formatted this cookbook; it takes you through a year of cooking inspiration month-by-month…. Read more »

Month in Review: February

Hello Friends! Since February is coming to a quick close, here’s a little picture recap of some of our February festivities. This month it has been our mission to bring you a wide range of ideas on how to live fabulously with little time and resources. From building a chic tablescape out of items from… Read more »

Fridge Facelift

Ever since I moved into my apartment last summer, I have had a resentment towards the dingy, old and unappealing piece of machinery that acts as our refrigerator. It works just fine and is not much different than most rental fridges, but I felt it was begging for a little makeover. So, after much brainstorming,… Read more »

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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Question: From RJ in Los Angeles Hi Rachel! We had a gathering last night where quite a few kids (mostly toddlers) showed up with their parents. My husband and I are childless, but love kids and aren’t afraid of messes/things breaking, etc. But, one of the mothers made a comment about “another friend of hers… Read more »

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