Vacation Style | Island Dress

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In my Free People floral midi dress on a romantic rendezvous with M in Kauai.

Fab Find | Give 'Em The Cold Shoulder

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A first cousin to the nauseatingly pervasive soon to be axed off-the-shoulder trend, cold shoulder tops and dresses have hit the scene and are making a steal for fashion superlatives this season. It's one of my favorite silhouettes as it doesn't scream summer and can easily transition from scorching temps to cool dips. I've already amassed a small collection and am bookmarking a few more as I like to plan ahead. It's easy to wear but high waisted jeans pair best in keeping the style unfussy and effortless chic.

Fab Find | Intentionally Blank

Friday, July 7, 2017

I recently discovered Intentionally Blank, an under $200 Los Angeles bred, Parisian inspired footwear line worthy of cult-like following. The designs are minimalistic and cool girl chic while the use of leather and luxe fabrics elevate the pieces into high-end designer territory. The indie vibe is strong with this one which means you're definitely not going to be stomping around town in a cookie-cutter shoe.

Exterior Decor | Decked Out

Monday, July 3, 2017

Partnering with Pier 1 Imports to host my first summer block party!

Fab Finds | 21 Summer Mules for Under $25

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A fever, a likely strep throat, and pounding body aches have finally shut me down for a few days. I'm quarantined, sequestered in bed, and self-soothing by watching all the Real Housewives zip codes. So, I guess this is vacation for Moms! Maybe it's the Nyquil or maybe the fever's burning a hole in my head but aside from catching up on the never-ending Ramona/Bethenny drama saga I've also been on an online shopping rampage. I've been obsessed with mules for over a year and especially love the Loeffler, Maryam, and Mansur versions, but damn, $500 for basic chunky heels? I'm a Mom now and I've got to consume sensibly and diapers don't just fall out of the sky. So as I started digging into the black hole of online shopping, I found amazing budget alternatives (most are $25 and under!!) that can help anyone get over their mule fix.

Interior Decor | The Eyes Of The House

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sharing inspo and expert tips on how to give window treatments a fresh update!

GBF Food | Grateful for Crateful

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I tried Crateful's chef prepared meal delivery service for ten days and here are the photos of every yummy bite.

Scrambled eggs with tomato, herbs and green leaves
Petrale sole with roasted carrots and sweet potatoes
Pasta a la normal with eggplant and tomato sauce
Tofu stir fry
chilled asparagus soup
Turkey burger and spaghetti
Praga ham with revggies
breakfast omelette and veggie sandwich 
chef salad with market vegetables
Veggie English muffin with omelette
Crab salad
Aromatic herbs steamed salmon with eggplant parmigiana
quinoa burger with tofu and grilled veggies
butternut squash lasagna
Mahi mahi with veggie lasagna
Roasted tofu with veggies
charred octopus salad

I love to eat, hate to cook. Before the baby, M and I ate out almost every night and home cooking consisted of a rotating cast of pasta and mapo tofu with rice. Well, we kissed that carefree chapter goodbye now that the baby's 7pm bedtime keeps us at home on most nights. I'm perfectly fine with eating a salad or sandwich or even digging up some old crackers and a can of forgotten soup a few nights a week but M insists on a hot meal.  Every single night. So I've had to get a little bit creative in escaping cooking duties like ordering locally sourced, Italian inspired, chef prepared meals from Crateful. Each meal is hand-delivered and packaged in bio-degradable plates ready to be heated up or devoured as is. I like using our Miele steam oven to reheat as it captures the flavor and texture of the fresh ingredients and helps make every meal feel home cooked.

We tried it (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for ten days and the hubby and I agree it's the most inventive and palate rich meal delivery service we've ever tried. Aside from the convenient dinners, I also loved the breakfast and lunch options as they're portioned perfectly and packed for on-the-go eating. It's the perfect meal delivery service for foodies who hate to cook and have a six months old baby that's got them on lockdown. 

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