A few weekends ago I hosted a pop up shop with Yumi Kim at Platform LA. We brought BabyBlue and set up a mobile flower shop. The flowers served to enhance the beauty of the Yum Kim dresses and prints. I created arrangements for every one who walked away with a purchase and by the end of the day almost all the flowers were gone. It was such a lovely day. Everyone walked away with a beautiful summer pieces and gorgeous blooms to match.
This post was created in collaboration with Yumi Kim.
This week Sam and I went on a mini getaway. We try to take short romantic trips at least once a month. It refocuses our energy away from work and the worries of life, shinning the spotlight on our relationship. It’s our secret to being together for over a decade. We call it self-care. It takes precedence over almost everything. Our relationship is the foundation of the life we are building together and it has to come first above all else.
For this getaway we decided to visit the Four Season Biltmore in Santa Barbara. The property is nestled into the coastline, making it perfect for sunset walks and early morning beach strolls. The resort is lush, overflowing with flowers and manicured gardens. The rooms are as luxurious as you would expect from a Four Seasons property. We brought along Fiona who was treated like the little princess she is. They brought her a gourmet meal, a plush bed, and bottled doggy water. It was adorable.
Our favorite part was the Coral Casino and Cabana Club which is a members only club on site. Guest staying at the resort can buy a day pass, but we were lucky enough to be invited to experience it during our stay. The club boasts stunning ocean views, a beautiful Olympic size pool, and delightful restaurants. We spent the evening on the balcony of the club’s Tydes restaurant indulging in dessert while watching dolphins play just a few yards off shore.
The last time I wore this jumpsuit was in June on the very first night of my very first visit to Paris with Sam. We were staying at the utterly magnificent Mandarin Oriental Paris, where we were treated to a sunset cocktail hour and one of the best meals I have ever had the pleasure of indulging in. The entire trip was magical, but nothing compares to that very first night. I don’t think I will ever part ways with this jumpsuit. Every time I even look at it I am flooded with the memories of our trip.
It’s extraordinary how many of my memories are tied up with the clothing I wore at the time. Whenever Sam brings up a past trip or experience I can vividly remember everything I wore down to the accessories. It’s pretty crazy considering I have the worst memory. I can barely remember my wedding date, let alone birthdays, but inexplicably I remember every outfit I have ever posted on this blog and exactly what I did while wearing each outfit. To me this is the true power of fashion and why I continue sharing my personal style on this blog.
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*This post was created in collaboration with Trove.
During spring and summer I like my sin to look glowing, golden, and natural. I recently worked on a project with Charlotte Tilbury which gave me the chance to try a few of their products. I wanted to share my 3 favorites for achieving natural glowing skin.
Overnight Bronze and Glow Mask – I use it 2 times a week at night. It give my face a natural sun kissed look without exposing it to the sun. Tip : Make sure to wash your hand after applying to your face and neck.