Hey, it's Candy.

Welcome to my blog. I love sharing my adventures in travel, fashion, style, beauty, entertainment, and lifestyle.

I also love sharing insights into my personal journey as well.

Hope you enjoy!

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards OFFICIAL Talent Gift Lounge by Distinctive Assets

Hi lovelies,

In honor of the super talented musicians, producers, and song writers, that make us laugh, cry, move, and groove through their unique and inspiring music and songs, Distinctive Assets hosted their 18th Annual Official Backstage GRAMMY Gift Lounge. And just like in year's past, this year's event did not disappoint and all who attended felt like Grammy winners in their own right. 

Distinctive Assets joined forces with the incomparable event producer, Pam Morrison to create a day of decadence and luxury, with the creative vision provided by Rey 3 Interiors. We enjoyed pampering, gift bags, and enjoyed the tunes of DJ Spark, which rounded out the total experience. 

The Scoop on the GRAMMY Swag at the Official Backstage Gift Lounge

JACKSON WALK JET by MTG
Balance and exercise foot gear for contouring legs co-developed by YUMIKO SUMIDA JACKSON, a former dancer with Michael Jackson. Visit: www.mtg.gr.jp/en/

OKAWA1536
Lampshade by Okawa Craftsman (using Portable Japanese Tea Ceremony Room woodcraft technique). Visit: www.okawa1536.com

MBG
Medi LED Hydro Mist for improved vocal cord management and skin regeneration.  Medi Hydro for anti-aging, antioxidant boosting, fatigue elimination and fat burning. Visit: www.mbg-world.com/english

BY GINA
Pure BioGen Complex Shampoo, Conditioner and Clutch Hair Spray. Pure BioGen Complex contains biotin, collagen, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, peptides and natural botanicals that are infused into a rich volumizing shampoo, conditioner and hair spray designed to create the appearance of fuller, thicker and healthier hair. Visit: www.by-gina.com

BLUE NUN 24K GOLD COLLECTION
High quality Sparkling Wine with 24K gold flakes. Slightly sweet & very refreshing. Visit:  www.bluenunworld.com

DALGOMI
DMASK products are formulated with most effective ingredients to provide the best possible solution for skin problems.  Gift set includes:  DMASK Good Night Gold Snail Mask, DMASK Good Night Collagen Wrapping Mask and DMASK Face Up Mask. Visit: www.dalgomi.co.kr

FXP HULA HOOP FITNESS
FXP Hula Hoop® Fitness is a Fun & Effective Cardio HIIT workout program inspired by Pilates, Barre, Yoga, and utilizing a specially designed, portable Hula Hoop!  Just named “Fitness Program of the Year 2016” by the SCW Fitness Association! Package Includes:  FXP Hula Hoop - Portable Hula Hoop specially designed for fitness, Hula Hoop Fitness DVDs, FXP Exercise Mat and Personal Training Sessions from a Certified FXP Master Trainer (available in 6 Major cities: Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Nashville, Atlanta, & Chicago). Visit: www.fxpfitness.com

GOLD LEAF GOURMET
Elegant gourmet dessert kits to create beautiful 5-star desserts. Visit:  www.goldleafgourmet.com

GROSSE JAPAN
Award-winning costume jewelry. Visit: www.grosse.jp

HASBRO GAMING
Hasbro’s hilarious TOILET TROUBLE game (ages 4+) creates instant laughter as the family gathers around – and waits to get sprayed by – the plastic throne! The last player to avoid the surprise toilet spray wins!   Our latest and greatest games include the Fantastic Gymnastics game, the Speak Out: Kids vs. Parents Edition game, and the Monopoly Token Madness Edition game. Visit: www.hasbrogaming.com

MARCHON
Designer eyewear.  Marchon’s portfolio of winning brands includes a wide array of prestigious fashion and sport labels that generate over 16 million frames sold annually. Visit: www.marchon.com

OOMI
Oomi turns your ordinary home into an intelligent smart home. Check-in on loved ones from anywhere in the world or have your lights turn on when you get home. Oomi is as simple as a handshake so anyone will feel comfortable setting up their new smart home.  The starter kit retails for $599 and includes Oomi Cube, Oomi Touch, Oomi Dock, two Oomi bulbs and one Oomi Plug. Visit: www.oomi.com

OXYGENETIX
A 10-year supply of revolutionary Oxygenating Foundation (breathable formula that promotes healing and provides complete coverage) and Oxygenating Moisturizer. Visit: www.oxygenetix.com

THE REY3 COLLECTION
Limited edition luxury accent pillow along with gift certificate for custom furniture design services for the most beautiful furniture in the world. Visit: www.rey3designcollection.com

THE LAUREN ASHTYN COLLECTION
The Lauren Ashtyn Collection Volume Extension Hair Topper & Crown Extensions. Visit: www.thelaurenashtyncollection.com

TRESPASS PERFORMANCE CLOTHING
Warm and stylish activity-based gear from the Trespass DLX Collection. Trespass offers performance-focused casual wear and outdoor clothing. Visit: www.trespass.com

TRUTH
truth, in partnership with Cotopaxi, is offering a shirt, duffle and water bottle to inspire individuals to join the movement to end smoking for good.  truth is one of largest and most successful youth smoking prevention campaigns in history.  The campaign exposes the tactics of the tobacco industry, the truth about addiction and the health effects and social consequences of smoking. Visit: www.thetruth.com

TURNTABLE JUNKIES by DJ SPARK
2 complimentary hours of DJ Service by DJ Spark. Visit: www.turntablejunkies.com

TRTL TRAVEL PILLOW
The very latest in Scientifically Proven Support, Trtl Travel Pillow combines super soft, hypo-allergenic fleece with a hidden internal neck support to hold your head and neck in the best position for sleeping! No need to lean on your friend anymore now you have a His and Her set of Trtl Travel Pillows. Visit: www.trtltravel.com

TUNKA ART
Print of Original Art work from the Tunka Immersive collection. Each piece of original art is accompanied by a bespoke musical composition to reflect the artwork in sound. Visit: www.tunka-art.com

UNIVERSITEE BOX
We are a college and high school subscription-based care package company focused on empowering girls through experiences every month. Visit: www.universiteebox.com

IN THE GIFT BAG

BANGARANG
The Positive Cube is a handmade wooden box filled with 199 cards of positive actions and quotes. For every Positive Cube purchased, a donation is made to a charity or a cause. Visit: www.gobangarang.com

BEBIBS
BeBibs is a line of fashionable clothing protection that safeguards clothing from accidental drips and spills from eating and applying make-up. They are made of lightweight, machine washable fabric that drapes nicely over clothing and are worn around the neck with an easy slip on and off necklace. Visit: www.bebibs.com

BETTY JANE CANDIES
Gremlin Snackers: Select Topper Pecans and our famous caramel covered in milk chocolate.  Betty’s Bites: Pretzel crisps paired with our famous caramel, covered in milk chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Visit: www.bettyjanecandies.com

BLUE DIAMOND ALMONDS
6oz Can of Almonds. Flavors: Wasabi & Soy Sauce, Low Sodium, Honey Roasted & Sriracha. Visit: www.bluediamond.com

BRIGHT MIDNIGHT
A rock & roll thriller by Chris Formant. Visit: www.chrisformant.com

CHAPSTICK
New ChapStick® Total Hydration Moisture + Tint is the first-ever tinted lip balm from the experts in lip care. This tinted moisturizer features a formula with 100% naturally sourced ingredients that deliver long lasting moisture, plus a hint of alluring color specifically formulated to enhance the lips’ natural color. The Total Hydration Moisture + Tint formula is comprised of premium ingredients, including Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil and Avocado Butter, and is available in three shades – Rose Petal, Coral Blush and Merlot. Visit: www.shopchapstick.com

CHUBBY CHIPMUNK HAND-DIPPED CHOCOLATES
We are excited to share some of the exquisite Fortunato #4 Nacional chocolate (just rediscovered in Peru and thought to be extinct for 100 years) for you to taste and experience “the Rarest Chocolate in the World.” Visit: www.chubbychipmunk.com

CPR ANYTIME
CPR Anytime® allows anyone to learn the core skills of adult Hands-Only CPR in just 20 minutes using their own personal kit.  The program also includes other lifesaving techniques such as child CPR, choking relief and AED awareness. This kit from the American Heart Association is designed to be shared among close family and friends. Visit: www.heart.org/cpranytime

CRAYOLA
Customized 64 count box of Crayola My Way crayons containing favorite colors.  Personalized box with a name and photo, this one made special just for the GRAMMYs. Visit: www.crayola.com/myway

CRYSTAL HILLS ORGANICS
Crystal Hills Organics has started a hot new trend in beauty with their luxurious body care products that incorporate exquisite flowers, beneficial herbs, and healing crystals. Pure opulence. Visit: www.crystalhills.com

CURLEE GIRLEE
Children’s book, empowering young girls to love all their unique features. Visit: www.curleegirlee.com

D’AMORE’S FAMOUS PIZZA
America’s Healthiest and #1 Rated Pizza. Visit: www.damorespizza.com

GOLDEN DOOR
A week of total mind, body and spirit renewal at the world’s #1 destination spa.  Golden Door gives 100% of its net profits to end child abuse and transform young lives. Visit: www.goldendoor.com

GREEN GORILLA
Green Gorilla offers the world’s finest CBD products.  Our “Hemp & Olive” CBD Oil is USDA certified organic and formulated with high polyphenol extra virgin Olive oil and hemp extracted pure Cannabidiol. Hemp & Olive CBD Oil is a sublingual and suggested for oral use. Visit: www.ilovegreengorilla.com

HEALING SAINT by DR. JANE 360
A year’s supply of Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum which uses polypeptide complex and natural botanical extracts to gently and effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, fade age spots, minimize uneven tones and increase luminosity. Bonus Gift:  Healing Saint Hair Follicle Stimulant which replaces what has been lost due to aging and replenishes the essential growth factors, preventing further hair loss. Visit: www.drjane360.com

HERCULES BEARD CO.
Hercules Beard Co. brings the power of natural ingredients to men's grooming with hair and skin care that is 100% chemical-free and botanical-based. Our Shave Oil is a soothing and moisturizing formula of avocado oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and colloidal oatmeal, plus pomegranate seed oil and vitamin E that infuse your skin with antioxidants. Visit: www.herculesbeardco.com

HYDROXYCUT PLATINUM
This premium 5-in-1 formula combines high performance weight loss plus essential vitamins & minerals, active probiotics and antioxidants in a state of the art formula. Visit: www.hydroxycut.com

IN SEASON BEAUTY
Mini Gift Set of our Fall/Winter collection. All products are Natural, Vegan and Hemp infused to promote healing and wellness naturally. Visit: www.inseasonbeauty.com

I-WATER
i-water's origins are from Korea, long known as the land of natural beauty and rich mineral waters. The product reflects the beauty of science and nature, combining a proprietary blend of minerals, alkali, and oxygenated regenerated water to create the anti-aging, anti-inflammation, and anti-oxidant benefits. Not available in any other product, the PH technology is so advanced that it slows aging, reduces skin problems/acne, and helps weight loss. i-water launches in the U.S. this spring with topaz pink packaging as well as a chic black, aqua blue, and herb green (each will benefit a different charity). Visit: www.iwaterco.com

LADY AMBER’S REVIEWS
An assortment of 5 books:  Garden of Her Heart by Shanna Hatfield, Frenzy by Casey L Bond, Sexiest Man Alive by M Clarke, Crane by Stacey Rourke, and Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things by Martins McAtee. Visit: www.ladyambersreviews.com

MEDICE
Amazing Medice Foot Cream helps make heels smooth and crack free. Visit: www.medicehealth.com

MOOD & CO. CANDLE OF THE YEAR
Mood & Co. Soy Candle with hints of Emerald Sea, Sandal Wood and Hugo. Visit: www.moodandco.com

MUSCLETECH NITRO-TECH CRUNCH 
NITRO-TECH® CRUNCH bars are a gourmet, high-performance protein energy bar from MuscleTech®. Featuring 22g of high-quality protein, 5g of fiber and gluten free, these bars offer guilty indulgence without the guilt and truly are the superior protein bar – more protein, fewer carbs and better taste! Visit: www.muscletech.com

MUSIC CONNECTION
80-page music trade magazine. Visit: www.musicconnection.com

NAMIRA MONACO
Pole Star Pin is crafted with precision to make a fine jewelry collectible, inspired by the stars. Visit: www.namira.mc

NIKE
Nike Equality T-Shirt. Visit: www.nike.com

OLD SPICE
New Hydro Wash body wash and Odor Blocker anti-perspirant/deodorant in Steel Courage scent. Visit: www.oldspice.com

PARK AND BUZZ
A pair of handmade studs made with quality materials such as sterling silver and crystal. Visit: www.parkandbuzz.com

PEOPLE YEARBOOK
Annual year-in-review collector’s edition. Visit: www.people.com

PHIZZ
PHIZZ is a Swiss made effervescent tablet. Combining a rehydration formula with a mix of essential vitamins and minerals, PHIZZ helps you travel fresh and play hard. Visit: www.phizz.com

PONYDRY
PonyDry is the first product designed to allow moms with long hair to wash only the part of their hair that really matters - the roots - while keeping their ends dry, and maintaining their style. Visit: www.ponydry.com

RELOVED
Reloved Vintage Paint Creative Soul Project Kit. Visit: www.reloved.com

REST-RITE SLEEP POSITIONER
Rest-Rite Sleep Positioner literally saves relationships!  Instead of pushing your partner over all night because of snoring, you can just pick one up from your bedside table and pop it on his back or shirt with its medical grade adhesive … within seconds you have solved the problem.  Now when your partner tries to roll onto his back, this positioner will give a gentle nudge to go back to his side without even waking him up! Visit: www.restrite.com

REVISION SKINCARE
New Revox 7 peptide-rich serum softens the appearance of 7 types of facial expression lines.  Contains 7 peptides, including two award-winning peptides. Visit: www.revisionskincare.com

SLIMWARE
Chic plates with portion control disguised in the design. Visit: www.slimware.com

SPLITTING THE ARROW
The book that brings out your inner smile. Visit: www.premrawat-japan.com/en/

SWEETCHEEKS CELLULITE MASSAGE MATS
Sit on your SweetCheeks for a daily 30-minute massage to increase circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Just sit again every day to maintain your results.  Nothing to plug in – powered by you. Visit: www.sweetcheekproducts.com

TRUE BRIT LONDON
A born & bred British nail brand – the exclusive gift set includes two signature nail polish shades in ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Heirloom.’ Visit: www.truebritlondon.com

WOOSH BEAUTY
When it comes to beauty, Woosh® is all about helping you get it on, literally! With a full line of innovative items (from a stamp-on eye brush to spin-on lip gloss and more) Woosh Beauty is focused on application. We're dedicated to making makeup smarter, faster, and more convenient without ever compromising on quality, because results matter most.  GRAMMY talent to receive the Woosh Beauty Expert Eye Kit, Flex and Curl Mascara with Lash Shield, and Spin-On Lip Gloss Duo. Visit: www.wooshbeauty.com

About Distinctive Assets
Established in 1999, Distinctive Assets is a niche marketing company offering celebrity seeding, business development and branding opportunities within the entertainment industry and beyond. Distinctive Assets spearheaded the proliferation of award show swag and boasts an impressive resume of prestigious events that includes the GRAMMYs®, Latin GRAMMYs®, Tonys, American Music Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, BET Awards, CMA Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. From Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, clients benefit from customized marketing solutions that leverage unparalleled experiences as well as access to top celebrities, premier events, influential media and strategic partners.

About The Recording Academy®
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education, and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, "like" The GRAMMYs on Facebook  and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube

NYFW: Messy Hair at Taoray Wang Fashion Show Featuring Redken and Ulta Beauty

Finding Fido: Love comes in all forms, even furry ones