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Simone I. Smith Jewelry

Simone I. Smith JewelryWith the launch of her signature jewelry collection, “Simone I. Smith,” this lover of accessories is poised to transform her life-long affection for bling into a thriving enterprise, one pair of dangling earrings at a time.

The self-proclaimed “accessory queen,” Simone Smith confesses that her choice of earrings usually dictates the rest of her outfit. Blessed with an out-of-the-box fashion sensibility, Smith has master the delicate art of blending high-end pieces with classic, everyday looks. “I’m definitely a ‘hoop girl’,” says Smith, who even admits to donning one of her favorite, wiry pairs to the gym.

Check out the entire collection at

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Captivating Crime Drama “NCIS: Los Angeles”

LL Cool JNCIS: Los Angeles is a drama about the high stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation’s security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets.

Starring Gendarme Ambassador, LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles is the must-not-miss action-packed crime drama on CBS that you know we are tuning into each and every week.

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Cozy Italian in Los Angeles

Cozy Italian in Los AngelesIn March of ’95, a small restaurant in an inconspicuous motel on the corner of Doheny and Santa Monica Blvd, in West Hollywood, California opened it’s doors. Years later, Trattoria Amici continues to serve authentically classic, high-quality food in a simple, rustic dining room next to a romantic garden patio.

Signature dishes like Polletto al Mattone, a whole roasted chicken with rosemary reduction sauce, and Spaghetti with Lobster, continue to be favorites. When you are in LA, make a reservation. You can walk there from The Gendamerie.

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Lourdes Gourmet

Made in Southern California using fresh, locally grown ingredients, Lourdes Gourmet line of gourmet jellies and spreads echo the homemade goodness that the company was founded upon in 1993.

There are many flavors to choose from, but Topper suggests the Pineapple Jalapeno marmalade on a thin cracker or thin piece of chicken. “The best!” he exclaims. “And you can quote me.”

Stop into The Gendamerie Boutique & Spa and pick up a jar of Lourdes Gourmet to enjoy with a fresh glass of wine.

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La Conversation

Los Angeles’  finest bakery cafe is La Conversation – serving exquisite cuisine with a unique ambiance, located in West Hollywood. Every dish is created using only the freshest ingredients which are never frozen. They don’t even have a microwave. The award winning pastries are baked fresh daily and can often be found across the street at The Gendamerie Boutique and Spa.

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Style Expert, Lloyd Boston

Lloyd Boston has built a reputation as America’s favorite “Style Guy” and Lifestyle TV Host. Millions of TV viewers from Oprah and NBC Today, to The View and NBC’s Extra regularly follow Lloyd’s simple style philosophy that ‘Less is Modern.’

A man of style and substance, Lloyd is also the author of four coveted style books: his first and LA Times best-seller Men of Color (Artisan); followed by Make Over Your Man (Doubleday) and the self-illustrated, Before You Put That On (Atria), which were both featured along with Lloyd on Oprah.  His latest book is entitled, The Style Checklist: The Ultimate Wardrobe Essentials for You (Atria).

A fan of Gendarme, Lloyd comes into the Los Angeles boutique to visit with Topper and the gang whenever he can. And always comes styled impeccably.

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Giving Thanks for you

It is that time of year when we reflect on what is truly important in this world: family, health, friends, blessings. And we are thankful for our wonderful customers who make us who we are. Thank you for being supportive, unique, creative, and caring. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and our very best wishes for a happy, safe, and joyous weekend celebration.