We believe that simple is better but luxury shouldn’t be compromised or faked.
Good food, sustainable fashion that feels and looks good, skincare and beauty that doesn’t do harm, and raising happy+polite+adventurous kids are the foundation of Casual California Style. We encourage our readers to always choose quality and sustainability. Haute Beauty Guide is a curation of Beauty, Skincare, Mommy + Me, and Sustainable Casual Style influenced by the Golden State.
Doran passed her state boards in 2005 and opened a skincare studio in 2007. She started Haute Beauty Guide in 2008 as a way to educate her clients on how to take care of their skin in between appointments. As life changed HBG changed. It has now grown into a daily journal of outfits, life, travel adventures and beauty routines. This space is our love letter to California and our hope that it inspires you to life your life locally, around the kitchen table and enjoying the company of loved ones.
We take a curious, caring, positive, and ethical approach to the curating. We test the products, places, and ideas so that you don’t have to. We will never recommend something that we don’t love, and think worthy of your time, energy and your wallet. We value your trust above all things.