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Many of you reached out to me asking for a tutorial when I showed my $2 DIY version of tassel earrings in my Insta Stories. So I got together with my bestie, Gregory, popped a bottle of Rosé and filmed this quick, easy tutorial. I really hate seeing myself in videos, so I’m not going to lie I’m cringing as I post this.  I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful. Let me know what you think and if you are interested in seeing more videos from me.

 

I’ve always loved spending time outdoors. Los Angeles is filled with tucked away spots that are perfect for escaping the crowds and enjoying a luxurious picnic on a sunny day. Recently I invited a few of my friends to join me for a late afternoon of wine tasting at a lovely little spot near the house I grew up in. Sam and I have picnics like this often. There are a few things we always pack to make the day beautiful and comfortable. We always bring a couple of small rugs, pillows and blankets for sitting, lounging, and bundling up. We also bring 1 or 2 apple crates. We’ve bought them at the Rose Bowl flea market years ago. They’ve perfect for packing your items and once flipped act as the perfect table. I also almost always bring fresh flowers because I really just can’t help myself. Sam finds it mildly annoying but I think they add instant charm to everything. This time I skipped the vases tucking the fresh lilac and tulips into the little nooks and crannies around the various platters.

The theme of this picnic was wine tasting. I selected 4 different Bota Box wines to try and a cheese to pair with each. I decided to go with Bota Box wine not only for the obvious convenience of an unbreakable container and the environmentally friendly box, but also because the wine is great.  It travels well, each large box has the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine making it perfect for parties, and the mini’s have 3 glasses of wine each which makes them perfect for when you and a friend don’t want to open an entire bottle.  We tasted the Cabernet Sauvignon, Rośe, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. We all found each one to be quite lovely, our favorite being the Rośe because nothing really beats Rośe at a picnic.  For the snacks I served Marcona almonds, fruit spreads, fresh berries, a mini charcuterie board, and a few assorted desserts, alongside the cheese, crackers and a fresh baguette. Once we tasted all the wines and finished all the bites we spent the rest of the afternoon telling stories, laughing, and day dreaming about where we all want to travel to next. It was a beautiful time spent with friends among the splendor of nature.

*This post was created in collaboration with Bota Box.

A  lace dress, paired with a basket bag, and mules is quickly becoming my easy go-to for spring weekends. It’s not ground breaking but the styling possibilities with a lace dress are endless especially if you stick to neutrals like black and white.  You can do something as simple as wrap a scarf around your neck, add oversized sunnies and you’re instantly channeling a Parisian girl enjoying a weekend in the south of France. Try ditching the slip and wear it over a black bodysuit for a concert or a beachfront party. Add a belt, strappy sandals, and a statement earrings for a romantic dinner look. A lace dress can give you countless options, you just have to find what works for you.

Wearing : Dress – Free People, bag – a gift from Bali, shoes – c/o WhoWhatWear, bracelet – c/o Gorjana

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Little image diary of our weekend at Coachella. We made very little plans this year but everything seemed to fall into place.  Our friends offered us a last minute room at their place and I was lucky enough to get a wristband to go into the festival on Friday. We spent the day Saturday party hopping. We ended our night at Neon Carnival where we rode bumper cars, played carnival games, and danced the night away.

Wearing: top – Zara, jeans – Sandro, shoes – Zara, bag – Gucci, sunglasses – Le Specs, top – Maje, skirt – Maje, sunglasses – Guess, shoes – Musse and Cloud, dress – Alice McCall, leather jacket – Nour Hammour

PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-1 PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-2 PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-3 PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-6 PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-4 PINK BATHING SUIT MIAMI-5Hamming it up on the white sandy beaches of Miami with my two favorite people, the hubby and Gregory. Gregory and I met in Miami during Swim Week 3 years ago, and ever since than it’s been our spot. Add in the fact that Sam and I eloped right after Art Basel last year in Key West and Gregory officiated it. The end result is a yearly pilgrimage the three of us take together. Miami is a special place in itself but when you’re here with friends it makes it even harder to leave.