• sunday bites

    Today I wanted to share a  recipe for  a healthy version of Banana French Toast. It's surprisingly delicious and as always super easy. This recipe is vegan but you can use ...

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    mini moon

    Sam and I love taking short trips and making them into mini romantic getaways. The desert is usually where you'll find us. We love to explore boutique hotels like the ...

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    velvet blues

      Spent a good half of yesterday refreshing my hair with my hair guru, Alexis.  I've been trying to avoid over heat styling my hair as it can get damaged rather ...

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    desert club

    Sam and I spent a few days last week shooting a special project in Palm Springs. As always it was a much welcome escape. We spent the 1st half of the ...

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    invested

    As the days grow longer I find myself spending more and more late afternoon hours outside. A perfectly slouchy pair of white boyfriend jeans dressed up with this polished long vest ...

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Palm Springs is one of my favorite quick getaways for a romantic weekend with Sam. It offers the perfect opportunity to lounge in the sun, spend time with each other and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The desert oasis also happens to be the best place to experience the old Hollywood vibe of glamour and over indulgence. No matter where you stay, it feels like you still might see Greta Garbo and Clark Gable sipping martini’s by the pool or Bogie and Bacall snuggled up by a blazing fire pit. We love ordering ludicrous amounts of room service, driving the long desert roads, and letting the sun and Champagne cause dizzy laughing spells. It gives us a chance to stop and appreciate how lucky we are to be able to work together and enjoy each other’s company even after 9 years.

Vacations like these are made so much easier when you pack correctly. While I love the feel of old Hollywood glam, I don’t believe in spending hours primping just to look perfect. I bring along my hair brush, mascara, lipstick and a product to keep my hair smooth like Wella Professionals Elements Leave In Conditioning Spray which is an easy way to protect and lightly style your tresses. I mean think about it, would you rather ride with the top down or have perfectly coiffed hair? I’m more of a top down kind of gal.

Don’t forget to show off your favorite hair look (whether it’s for a date or a romantic weekend) by entering Wella Professionals’ #LoveIsInTheHairContest on Instagram. Tag @WellaHairUSA (making sure to include the #LoveIsInTheHairContest hashtag) and you’ll be entered to win a salon makeover for you and a friend.  Check out this makeover video created by Wella and Match.com for some hair inspiration here: Facebook.com/Wella.

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Sam and I are spending the week in Santa Cruz with his family to celebrate his birthday. We always find time to visit some of the smaller beach communities when we’re here. The weather is starting to get warmer and May is a nice time to be here before the crowds start to fill in.

 Wearing: Top – Intermix, skirt – Intermix, shoes – Kat Maconie, bracelet – c/o LuLu Frost, necklaces – c/o Wanderlust + co

 

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 Peonies and Lilac season is in full swing. I picked up theses fragrant Lilacs and a few Peonies and paired them with some stunning Bleeding Hearts and Snowdrops.  They make for a gorgeous coffee table bouquet.

Happy Flower Friday!

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Spent a good half of yesterday refreshing my hair with my hair guru, Alexis.  I’ve been trying to avoid over heat styling my hair as it can get damaged rather quickly, so I’m loving my sleek new cut. It suits my current easy dressing vibe and goes well with the minimal aesthetic my eye has been gravitating to.

On a different note, my sunglasses are velvet and I think that’s just the coolest thing.

 Happy Thursday everyone. I’m off to Palm Springs followed by Santa Cruz , San Francisco, and Maui.

How about you? Any travels plans on your horizon.

Wearing: Top – Zara, Pants – Zara, shoes – Valentino, sunglasses – Italia Independent, bag – Saint Laurent, earrings – c/o  Rue Gembon, necklace – c/o Rue Gembon, ring – c/o Rue Gembon ring -c/o Wanderlust+co

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I’ve been hopelessly devoted to the white on white trend for months now. This dedication has in turn focused my eye on a more clean and minimal aesthetic.  It’s surprising for someone like me who has loved everything bright and colorful all of my life, but I’m happy to explore my new direction.  Call me crazy, but I love change. Change is the one constant in life that always forces me to be better.

Wearing: Button up – Equipment, jeans -c/o  7fam, shoes – Celiné, bag – Chloe, sunglasses – Karen Walker, bracelet – c/o Lulu Frost

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