How not to ruin new love

Relationship tips for new love
He just said “I love you” and you said it back. You two are officially in love! After the knee-melting first date kiss, this is one of my absolute favorite parts of a relationship. Everything is all flower deliveries, cutesy conversations, and schmoopy boopiness. I love it and I bet you do, too. Most girls do! And if you don’t want to end this new love phase too early, keep a few things in mind. Read more

Love lessons from Hollywood: Kellan Lutz and Sharni Vinson

This week, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce aside, another one of Hollywood's hot couples is in the hot seat. Kellan Lutz, who showed off his newbie girlfriend Sharni Vinson at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I premiere in Los Angeles last year, is rumored to be heading for Splitsville with the Aussie actress. November brings us The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II. Now, if they want their relationship to make this milestone here's what they need to do. Or rather, what she needs to do. Read more

The balancing act

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but when Jack grows up to be very rich, he will laugh at all of us from a lounge chair looking out at his infinity pool. At least, that’s what I tell myself after a 70-hour work week. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but I’m 23 and I didn’t move to Hollywood to spend my weekends merely recuperating. Competition in today’s workplace is fierce. My friends and I graduated in a tough economy and many of us work in entertainment -- an industry that demands long hours and moves quickly. Achieving a work-life balance is further complicated by technology and the illusion that just because we can communicate messages instantly, we should. As a Personal Assistant, I’m usually on-call 24/7 -- here are a few of my survival tips for busy girls like me. Read more

Playing matchmaker for Katie Holmes

Before the big bad Tom Cruise was in Katie's life, Chris Klein had asked for her hand in marriage. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the rumors start that they are relighting an old flame. Whether they come true or stay false, the past should stay in the past because relationships usually end for a good reason. Cue three hot male celebs that Katie should keep her eyes on and a few types that she should stay far away from. First things first: Katie should benefit from a dating detox. After a long relationship ends, it's important to do some soul searching and make sure that you know what you want next. After her timeout, these three guys should be on her radar. Read more

Viva Mexico: Why your honeymoon is important

We did it! We finally tied the knot five years and a Sin Halo later. Our wedding was spectacular: We could not have asked for anything better! The ceremony was held at The Carlton NYC in Millesime Restaurant and Lounge. We took photos in Central Park, and then went right back to Millesime for the reception. Our crazy Tim Burton style cake by Cake Alchemy was delicious and our little boy danced the night away with all of our guests. He was Destin’s best man. It was beyond magical... but not quite as magical as the night that followed! *wink* The next day, we took flight for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a honeymoon at the Grand Velas that we will never forget. When we arrived, we were greeted, handed a cigar, a Bird of Paradise and were then whisked off to the resort. The sun was shining, it was hot as Hades’ backyard, but we were married and in love and that was all that mattered. Read more

Real Girl’s Kitchen: Jicama, melon and mango beachside skewers

Beachside skewer recipe by Haylie Duff for PattiKnows
I just got home from a week-long vacation with my mom, sister and my precious little nephew, Luca. So much has been happening in all of our lives that it had been a couple years since we took some time away together. It was pure bliss. It was Luca's (he's 4 months old now) first vacation out of the country and he was so cute in all of his sun protection gear! We swam, read books (I finally finished the third Fifty Shades of Grey book!), played dominoes, drank margaritas, laughed with each other and ate amazing, authentic Mexican food. Other than the three paparazzi boats that were permanently docked outside of our room, we couldn't have dreamed up a better getaway. Read more