Anne Heche, best known as an actor, director and screenwriter – can now add entrepreneur to her list of accomplishments. Heche, a longtime neighborhood resident currently residing in Hancock Park, was living life… going through the routine of getting the kids prepared to take on the sunny California day. The daily struggle to put on sunscreen was frustrating for the boys and tiresome for Heche and her partner, James Tupper.
Then one day it occurred to her to share her own skin protection regimen with the boys. Heche uses La Bella Donna Mineral Makeup as a beauty solution that also protects her skin from the harsh sun – 100% mineral, 100% chemical free. She shared her minerals with the boys – giving them a make-up brush to apply the “rocks” as if they were applying shaving cream. And violà! Mornings were fun again!
Heche connected with La Bella Donna co-founders Kathy and Nicole Tracy, and they partnered to develop a UVA/UVB protection solution that is both fun and effective for kids called Tickle Time. The product makes it’s debut at Larchmont Village’s own Pickett Fences this week – one of Heche’s favorite stores.
With two young boys, Heche lives an active life outdoors and at work. Her older son Homer plays soccer and tennis with the LA Tennis Club, while her 3 year old keeps her running – from swimming to running around the perimeter of the soccer field. Heche has two movies in the works, and an NBC comedy series called ‘Save Me’ that is expected to debut mid-season.
You might see Heche and family out and about on Larchmont at any of their favorite haunts including Leonidas for chocolate and coffee, Pickett Fences, Chevaliers and Landis Labyrinth.
Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended family...at one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.