MISS Contributors

Mimi, Co-Founder

Mimi started her career in publishing working for free at a start-up magazine in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, floated through a few corporate editorial departments and is currently the executive editor at Marin Magazine, a regional lifestyle publication in Northern California. She has authored a guidebook, called Bilingual Babycare with important translations such as “What color was the —“, as well as an essay about her unrequited desire to become a Solid Gold dancer and most recently contributed to a book of essays, Nothing But the Truth, So Help Me God, published by Band of Wives. She adores her two daughters, dog, cat and husband…in that order (list changes daily).
Where I was born: Kailua, Hawaii
Muse: Buttered popcorn
Sushi or burger: Sushi!
Favorite word: Marinate (as in think about)
Favorite brand of lipstick: Not yet…
Favorite beach on the planet: Kailua Beach, Oahu


Somer, Co-Founder

Somer is a globetrotting California writer and stylist who loves all things design. Her work has appeared in national fashion magazines, regional lifestyle publications, advertising campaigns, catalogs and this blog! Check out her book Girl in a Fix with real-world tips for surprise zits, renegade tresses and bad dye jobs.
Favorite Location: Napa Valley, CA
Nail Color: Russian Navy by OPI
Guilty Pleasure: Consignment Shopping
Book: Non-Fiction
Vice: Karaoke
Weather: 80 with a breeze


Misa Phutsangdee

Misa Phutsangdee (PUT- SANG- DEE, basically remove the H and it is phonetic). Or Misa “P” wears a couple hats here at MISS. First and foremost she is our social media maven with Facebook as her specialty. In her real-life job as founder and owner of Miss Go To Girl, she works with her clients on finding solutions for everyday issues- often in the home, so she will be offering MISS readers advice on many household conundrums. Misa will also be creating a series of ‘On the Job” interviews visible on our youtube page, to help women get the insider’s scoop on what it’s like to be a specific type of career. And finally she is our event coordinator, she can handle the entire process with ease, from guest lists, to planning and execution.  We are grateful to have Misa on board. Here’s a bit more about her …
Born: Bay Area!
Loves: Red lipstick and reality T.V. shows
Nail Color: OPI “I Think In Pink”
Lipstick brand/color? “Strong Woman” by MAC
Guilty Pleasure: RHONJ (real housewives of New Jersey) a train wreck that I just can’t walk away from…
Sushi or Burger: SUSHI!
Favorite word? AMAZEBALLS
Heart belongs to? My one and only son, Micah Gabriel
Motto? “When the world says give up, hope whispers try it one more time.”

-1The Skin Detective, contributor

We’re thrilled to have The Skin Detective as our skincare writer, consultant and overall last word on ingredients in skincare products. A former senior editor for women’s lifestyle mags, she became a licensed esthetician in 2009.  She has her own blog, theskindetective.com, if you really want to find out who she is ;)Click on her page for more … here’s a sample.
What’s the longest ingredient you can pronounce?methylsilanol mannuronate
Motto? Instead of trying to not age, look your best at every age. That is how to be truly ageless.
Cocoa butter or Coconut oil? Shea butter and sweet almond oil.;)
What goes first? Serum! Let it sink in and do its work.
Hobbies? Yoga, reading, cooking.
Sushi or burger? For your skin? Sushi. Unless it’s grass-fed beef.
Favorite movie? book? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Sun Also Rises
Star Wars or Star Trek?  Star Wars

Deb, Contributor

Debbie (or Deb, just not Debra!) lives in the beach town of San Clemente. As soon as she visited the little town in 1996, she knew she found home. After about a million jobs, she found her calling in technology and all things web related. As the owner of San Clemente Website Design, she loves being able to explain nerdy things to small business owners and entrepreneurs – without making anybody feel stupid.

Favorite Book: The Confederacy of Dunces
Doesn’t Leave Home Without: Android Phone
Loves: All things Eddie Vedder
Fashion: Black
Food: Yes please!
Heart Belongs To: Her boys, Rohan and Walter