Abby has been featured in many magazine spreads, including this one in Spanish.
On Thanksgiving eve, Romanian-born Abby Duncan — make-up artist, hair stylist, former fitness competitor and  champion, wife and mother – wasn’t arranging the fine china in preparation for the big Turkey Day feast; she was racing to Los Angeles International Airport to pick up her National Guardsman husband Joseph Duncan and take him back to […]
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This Sunday, Sept. 15, Massage Envy in La Verne just might be the busiest place in town. Massage Envy owner Jennifer Blaz reported her clinic is completely booked on that day, when patrons will undergo one-hour massage sessions for the discounted price of $35, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Susan G. […]
At Little Kuts on Foothill Blvd. in La Verne, owner and hairdresser Maria Ortiz practices both the art of attraction and the art of distraction. First, the art of attraction. After sitting in her chair — or one of five carousel-style character chairs in her salon – kids appear gorgeously groomed, the result of Maria’s […]
You may not find a Nordstrom department store in La Verne, but you’ll definitely find Nordstrom-quality service here, courtesy of one of the legendary store’s former managers, Mickey Rehm, now the classy and very approachable owner of Micky’s Jewelry Studio located in the Office Depot/Orchard Supply Hardware center. As soon as you walk into her […]
Take your first step into Massage Envy, and you realize you’re not in Kansas anymore … or even La Verne. From head to toe, Massage Envy’s design and décor are divine — a peaceful, professional place accented in purple and maize that welcomes you to the endless therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits of massage therapy. Massage […]
Tricks of the Trade…Sample Sales….. Every weekend I look forward to the LA Times Style section, not for their opinions on what they refer to as “style,” but because every week in very small print they list the upcoming sample sales! If you still love labels but can’t afford them sample sales are the way […]
Diamonds have fascinated mankind from Confucius  (Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one) to Zsa Zsa Gabor (I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back). They are the exemplary gift of choice for engagements, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and a host of other special and celebratory […]