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Barbara Bishop, Columnist

Fitness, Santa Monica, Columnist, Fashion, Hot Flash

Wear Make Up For Working Out Or Errands? I Say Yes!

Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 8:31 am

Several months ago, I was at my weight trainer’s studio, finished with my workout, and ran into his next client. We exchanged a quick smile and a hello, and went about our day.

One Night Affair houses more than 1,500 wedding gowns, 1,200 evening gowns, hundreds of bridesmaids styles, and a collection of short cocktail dresses, complimented by a full line of accessories.

Santa Monica, Fashion, Hot Flash

Look Like A Million Dollars Without Spending It

Posted Dec. 12, 2013, 8:17 am

I had three black-tie galas to attend in the last month. Two major hospital galas, and one County Government black tie affair.

Left: Lives: Santa Monica. Wearing: Outfit bought at various Thrift Stores; Wearing: On her H

News, Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion

Posted Nov. 7, 2013, 7:50 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

Barbara Bishop, Columnist

Santa Monica, Columnist, Fashion, Hot Flash

The Weekly Hot Flash: Coming Out Of My Closet

Posted Oct. 31, 2013, 8:17 am

My friend Nancy and I had a closet-cleaning event recently. MY closet. It was a riot. We drank champagne, and laughed our asses off while doing it. My closet is so full, I do not have room for one more thing, but I end up wearing the same seven to eight items. So what else was in there? Stuff from 1988 through 2013. Of course, there was a story with each era.

Left: Wearing tee shirt from Target/Converse sneakers. Spotted: Eating at Areal. Center: Visiting from Denmark. Wearing: Polo Shirt. Right: Works at Free People. Wearing: Free People Skirt.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion

Posted Oct. 10, 2013, 8:30 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

Eye on Main Street fashion!

News, Santa Monica, Fashion

Santa Monica Named Best Dressed Small City In The United States

Posted Sep. 26, 2013, 8:59 am

Research blog Movoto has named Santa Monica as having the most available high-end fashion offerings of any city of its size in America, making an argument that Santa Monica residents are the best dressed in the nation.

From left: Name: Donna. Wearing: Beach tote from Renee Furterer. Works: Salon 626 in Santa Monica; Name: Jackie. Wearing: J.Crew Skirt. On him: Shirt from Express. Spotted: Headed to Sunny Blue on Main; From: Denmark. Wearing: All Saints boots/Vintage belt.

Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion

Posted Sep. 25, 2013, 8:52 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

Left: Victor and Winston. Live: Santa Monica. Wearing: Shorts and shoes from Buffalo Exchange. Center: From Hollywood. Wearing: Forever 21 romper/ Michael Kors hangbag. Right: Erin. Lives: Santa Monica. Wearing: A custom handbag and hand knit sweater/ Levis jeans. Spotted: Outside Wildflower Pizza.

News, Main Street, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion

Posted Aug. 29, 2013, 8:16 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

Left: Claire; Lives: Santa Monica resident from Indiana; Wearing: Vintage skirt; Works: Areal. Right: Tara; Wearing: Gladys Tamez Millinery hat; Spotted: Shopping at Free People.

Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion: August 3, 4

Posted Aug. 8, 2013, 8:03 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

Ty (left) lives in Malibu. His first shopping stop on Main Street was Buffalo Exchange. Rich (center) and his English Bulldog Benny are both Santa Monica locals for more than 10 years. They are also Cleveland Browns fans (Cleveland Brown’s mascot is a Bulldog). A Santa Monica local (right) keeping it clean in all white. He is wearing a Paul Smith jacket, American Apparel thermal, and hat from Hats on Main.

Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion: July 27, 28

Posted Aug. 1, 2013, 8:36 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

John Stamos and Ryan Phillippe catching up over Voli Light Vodkas and Sprite at the Asphalt Yacht Club launch event at The Malibu Inn on Saturday.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Fashion

Asphalt Yacht Club Debuts Fall 2013 Collection; Launch Party Held At The Malibu Inn

Posted Jul. 29, 2013, 9:36 am

Asphalt Yacht Club (AYC) apparel line debuted its Fall 2013 collection at The Malibu Inn on Saturday at a private party with a handful of celebrities including John Samos, Ryan Phillippe, Audrina Patridge, Scott Disick, and Stacy Keibler.

Eye on Main Street fashion: July 20, 21.

Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion: July 20, 21

Posted Jul. 25, 2013, 8:47 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

Barbara Bishop, Columnist

Fitness, Santa Monica, Fashion, Women, Hot Flash

Sage Suggestions For A Sexy Summer: Look Good At Any Age

Posted Jul. 18, 2013, 8:18 am

It’s summer – and to look and feel sexy at any age during warmer weather, especially for women over 50, I conducted a survey of a combination of experts and women over 50 to learn their sexy summer secrets.

Here are the details for Thursday's Montana Avenue Summer Art Walk.

News, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, Art, Fashion

Montana Avenue Summer Art Walk & Music Festival This Thursday

Posted Jul. 17, 2013, 9:11 am

The Montana Avenue Summer Art Walk & Music Festival will be held from 5 pm to 9 pm on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica between 6th and 17th Streets this Thursday, July 18.

Eye On Main Street Fashion

Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion: July 6, 7

Posted Jul. 11, 2013, 8:03 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

Santa Monica is launching healthy nail salon recognition program.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Fashion

City Of Santa Monica To Promote Healthier, Safer Nail Salons

Posted Jul. 10, 2013, 9:17 am

The City of Santa Monica has partnered with the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative to implement the Santa Monica Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program, a program that’s part of a growing trend to make nail salons in California healthier and safer.

How do you experience Night Life, New Lover, and Sexual Healing in the span of an hour? Read this week's Hot Flash column below.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Fashion, Women, Hot Flash

Experiencing Night Life, New Lover & Sexual Healing In The Span Of An Hour

Posted Jul. 4, 2013, 8:41 am

Once every six months, (summer and fall) my friend Sarah and I venture to Barney’s in Beverly Hills to work with the top New York runway makeup artists from Nars Cosmetics.

Eye on Main Street fashion!

Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion: June 29, 30

Posted Jul. 2, 2013, 8:57 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

Eye On Main Street Fashion

Seven Days, Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion: June 22, 23

Posted Jun. 26, 2013, 9:06 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

Agabhumi owners Michael and Regina Kirshbaum in front of the showroom of one of their Balinese jewelers.

News, Business, Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Agabhumi: The Best Of Bali

Posted Jun. 25, 2013, 9:09 am

In November of 2002, Michael and Regina Kirshbaum opened Agabhumi: The Best of Bali as their first retail store in Stamford, Connecticut.

Main Street Santa Monica will host its Sidewalk Sale this Saturday and Sunday.

News, Santa Monica, Fashion, Fashioni

Main Street Santa Monica Sidewalk Sale This Saturday, Sunday

Posted Jun. 21, 2013, 1:19 pm

Main Street Santa Monica will present its Sidewalk Sale this Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.

Eye on Main Street fashion!

Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion: June 15, 16

Posted Jun. 20, 2013, 8:18 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

The International Gem and Jewelry Show will be held daily through Sunday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Fashion

What's Hot: The International Gem & Jewelry Show Returns This Weekend

Posted Jun. 14, 2013, 8:40 am

The International Gem & Jewelry Show returns to Santa Monica this weekend. For more than 44 years, the acclaimed show has been bringing the largest selection of jewelry at the lowest prices to locations across the country.

Eye on Main Street fashion!

Main Street, Santa Monica, Fashion

Eye On Main Street Fashion: June 8, 9

Posted Jun. 13, 2013, 7:57 am

Each weekend Ocean Park resident and photographer Sarah Calabro heads down to Main Street looking for street style for her blog – hopesinsideamatchbox.blogspot.com.

There are many ways to make your boobs look their best.

Santa Monica, Columnist, Fashion, Hot Flash

Bring Out The Best In Your Boobs

Posted Jun. 12, 2013, 9:01 am

In our 20s they were perky. In our 30s they still looked pretty darned good. In our 40s, they started to sag – a little. Now in our 50s, we could use some help. Not to worry, ladies.

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