Category Archives: Video

For today’s Sunday Bites post I’m sharing a recipe for a refreshing Cucumber Melon Summer Sangria. I love making sangria year round, but particularly in the summer when we have a rotating door of friends stopping by. Below is a super quick video showing you just how easy it is to make. I hope you enjoy it and happy Sunday!

Ingredients : 

2 bottles white wine

1 small cucumber

1 lime

1 quarter honey dew melon

1 cup vodka

 Handful of fresh mint leaves

Directions :

Cut the cucumber and lime into thin slices and cut the honey dew into cubes. Combine all of the ingredients in a pitcher, stir well. Serve and enjoy.


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.



After spending a significant amount of time working on our Westy we finally completed the renovations with some blood sweat and tears from our family. We decided to celebrate our love of road trips by taking her on her maiden voyage to one of our favorite places Joshua Tree. We made this video with the amazingly talented LRcreative who I’ve previously worked for at Ruche and Threadsence. I hope you enjoy it and get a more intimate glimpse into our life and love.


byrdie_Recently I teamed up with Estée Lauder & to bring you 5 genius serum hacks featuring Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum. One of my favorites was using the serum as a subtle highlighter. The serum is really light and is a nice substitute for my usual highlighter. Check out the serum and the rest of the beauty hacks in the video below.

This post and video were created in collaboration with and Clique Studios.

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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.

PREVAGE_POST2_-2 PREVAGE_POST2_-3 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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