The first stop on our East Coast trip was our beloved Kennebunkport Inn. The Inn truly exemplifies that east coast nautical charm that you see in the postcards. It’s situated right on the water and at the edge of a charming town center buzzing with colorful flower boxes, small shops, and tourists.
If you make it to Kennebunkport be sure to check out Goose Rocks beach, it’s a gorgeous place to take in the scenery, wiggle your toes in the soft sand, and take in the beautiful houses dotting the coastline. After a stroll on the beach be sure to stop at The Tides Beach Club for one of the best lobster rolls in Maine. The cocktails aren’t too bad either, while the sunsets are breathtaking.
About 20 minutes south of Kennebunkport you can find the quaint little town of Ogunquit which we were turned onto by our Uber driver on the way to the airport. While in Ogunquit have lunch at Barnacle Billy’s in Perkins cove for some amazing clam chowder then go for a walk down Marginal Way. It’s a beautiful 1.5 mile winding path that weaves along the pristine coastline and has amazing views. You can see more of the coastline in our post here.
One of the best meals from the trip was Earth at Hidden Pond, it’s a farm to table property with quaint cabins on the pond and outside dining with an atmosphere that can’t be topped. In the restaurant, you will find home grown vegetables and local meats. It is truly a spectacular meal and experience that will stay with you long after you’ve left. Pro tip: get there early to walk the grounds before it gets dark.
A few weeks ago I spent a fun weekend with Garnier at the iheart Radio festival. For our first night there, Tommy Buckett, the lead Garnier stylist, created a beautiful custom hairstyle for me. It was perfect for a night out in Vegas and I wanted to share a quick tutorial with tips from Tommy.
We started with the Garnier Root Amp and some light teasing. Next Tommy pinned one side back while rolling the hair into a messy chignon leaving the ends to spill out.
We left a few pieces dangling in the front, adding a little texture with the Texture Tease Spray.
Tommy finished the look with extra bobby pins and a healthy dose of hairspray so the look would last through the night (and it did). Tommy’s Tip : Play with asymmetry.
See more from my weekend with Garnier here.
*Post created in collaboration with Garnier.
Two of my favorite things to eat are eggs and chickpeas. Today I’ve combined them both to make a curried chickpea sandwich topped with a fried egg. It’s a new go-to lunch or dinner recipe for Sam and me.
1 can of chickpeas
Sourdough Rolls (or whatever bread you like)
2 tbsp Curry Powder
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
Start by rinsing your canned chickpeas. Heat up 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. As the oil heats up add 2 teaspoons of curry powder, and 1 teaspoon of turmeric to the oil and mix well. Add in the chickpeas and cook for 12-15 minutes. Drizzle your bread with extra virgin olive oil and toast for a few minutes. While the chickpeas are cooking fry the two eggs in a touch of extra virgin olive oil. You want the eggs to be nice and runny so I like to cook mine sunny side up. To assemble the sandwich smash the chickpeas and spread onto the bottom half of the bread, top with a fried egg and sprinkle with finely chopped mint and green onions. Add salt and pepper to taste and top with another toasted slice of bread. Serve and enjoy. Tip: I always make extra chickpeas and set some aside before mashing them. They make for a great sidedish or snack.
A few posts ago I mentioned how I have just revised my skincare routine. I discussed the addition of new products and steps in my regimen. Today I want to introduce the other new component of my routine, SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster from Elizabeth Arden. I use it as a jump start to my day as a type of first step for my face before using the Prevage® Anti-Aging Daily Serum and rest of my skincare products.
SUPERSTART boosts the effectiveness of your other products, enhances moisturization and helps make your skin smoother and more resilient. It’s formulated with a probiotic complex to help optimize your skin’s microflora to strengthen its natural defense. I love how smooth, hydrated and soft my face feels after I use it. I really thinks it’s a great compliment to all of my beauty products especially when used together with Prevage® Anti-Aging Daily Serum. I’m truly impressed.
I will be making a video showing you how I use the products and the results so stay tuned. In the meantime check out Elizabeth Arden’s video all about the product and it’s benefits here:
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