The Voyage To #LA a Post POST #Ulysses at The Grove #Greek


My name is Kristen Ruhlin, I’m a new mama to a boy named Bastian.

This blog is all about hitting the top restaurants  with BIG strollers, tiny babies in big cities. So check in to see where Bastian and I have ventured and if we were asked to leave once they saw our HUGE SUV of a stroller roll in(we have a Bugaboo Cameleon, it’s big). We’re eaten’ food, burpin babies and taken names.

RANKINGRiding Dirty (1)- the lowest of the low;  Strollin (5)- kindly asked us to hit the road; Rollin (10)- these ballers know how to roll.

Rollin– they were in love with Bastian, and even came over to talk with him and distract so I could scarf down more pita. Stroller was not a problem at all, and there is plenty of space to move around even if you have a big a$% Bugaboo.

The Spot:  “Ulysses  The Grove

6333 W 3rd St
Ste 750
Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Food:  The one place I crave all year. I love the food in NYC but none of the Greek places in the city hold a candle to Ulysses and their 3 spread combo. Yogurt “Tzatziki”, Eggplant “Melitzanosalata”, Sweet Red Pepper, Spicy Feta “Tyrokafteri”, Caviar “Taramosalata”, Kalamata Olive & Sweet Fig Tapenade, Garlic Potato “Skordalia”, Hummus. Done and Done.
  • Price:  $$ Can be a bit pricey depending on what you order, but if you want to cut back then try them out at lunch when they have awesome deals. Check out Yelp!
  • Location:  The Grove, Los Angeles, Hollywood
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”  George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Keeping Up With The Kris-dashian- Nordic Beauty Organic Skin Care #SoLA #LA #Beauty #Skincare

After using the amazing Nordic Beauty all week on my skin- I'm totally loving it.

After using the amazing Nordic Beauty all week on my skin- I’m totally loving it. –Kristen Ruhlin

So I was blessed to receive this amazing new product by Nordic Beauty. I have fair skin, and have been suffering from a lack of sleep since baby B is on an earlier sch. out here on the West Coast. This however, has been my life saver!

Nordic Beauty Anti Aging Cream

Nordic Beauty Anti Aging Cream

It is so thick and rich, you can feel the youth replenishing on your skin the second you start lathering it on. A little of this also goes a LONG way…so you can expect to get a good amount of use out it. It also feels light but provides enough coverage that you don’t really need anything else on. So amazing. It’s fast, organic(if your breastfeeding you don’t need to worry about putting this on your skin and hurting baby) and the scent is fresh and clean.

Totally recommend this for new moms, who wanna feel a little refreshed.

Check out the website HERE, and read all about what goes into the product, and hey even fancy faces like new mama Mila Kunis are using it as well!!

Falling for LA – Fall takes us to Los Angeles #LA #Hollywood #LalaLand

The song Viva La Vida by Coldplay(I’m so out of it, they could be broken up by now) always reminds me of Autumn in New York because that’s when I use to listen to it on repeat, when I was new to #NYC and hitting the pavement…I had like 3 auditions for the movie Scott Pilgrim(don’t worry you didn’t miss anything I didn’t get the role, thanks Alison Pill). So to this day, Viva takes me back to this very specific time of season. #WELCOMEFALL #FallForward

I haven't seen most West Coast friends since I looked like this.

I haven’t seen most West Coast friends since I looked like this.

How far we've come..

How far we’ve come..


Bastian swears he won’t go LA on me… #StarSucker #BabyProblems

LA Dishes and the Dirt on Fall 2014

  • The Hood– Like totally for sure covering what’s cool in “The Valley”.
  • The Food– From Gobi (we’re coming for you) to Casa Vega(I know you have room for us) we’ll be hitting them up and seeing how cool they really are towards big A$% strollers.
  • The Scene– you know the hottest parks, dog runs, indoor play gyms, and mama and me classes. We’ll give you the low down of where the most ‘in the know babies’ hit up in LA.
  • The Crib– as in how to and what to take with you on a LONG travel trip with baby. From clothes, bibs to bathtubs I’ll let you know what to take and what to leave.