08 Aug 2018
Lucy Sparrow may have just set up the cutest supermarket you’ve ever seen. After creating similar exhibits in both London and New York City, she brought her creative expertise to Los Angeles. At the Standard Hotel in downtown LA, you’ll find a market with some recognizable items and while none are edible, they are all available for purchase. All 31,000 pieces!
With every project, Lucy’s number of items have increasingly grown. When she first started out in London, she had 4,000 hand-sewn products. In New York, the number of items increased to 9,000 with items selling out in just a matter of days.
I’m obsessed with these qt pieces and wish I could see this myself! Readers, if you’re in LA – check out the pop-up at the hotel that is showing right now until August 31st.
08 Aug 2018
I have to make sure when I’m writing these posts that it is AFTER I’ve had a meal. While catching up on news last night, I came across this Street Corn Lobster Roll – hello! Two of my favorite things! I’ve got a love hate relationship with lobster rolls though and if you’re like me, then you know where I’m coming from. I never grew up eating a whole lot of lobster and didn’t have my first lobster roll until I was visiting Boston for work a couple years back. I love that you can eat it hot with butter or cold with mayo. My biggest qualm though? Why is it that when you order the lobster roll it comes with a mountain of fries that overtakes the entire meal?
No disrespect to fries, but the lobster roll always feels so small in comparison and it’s what I want more of. I love this take on a “street lobster roll” that features corn and a spicy kick with the jalapeños . Since I’m a little bit on the weaker side of spiciness, I’ll likely pick these off.
How good does this meal sound for the end of summer? For the full recipe and to have step-by-step instructions on how to make this yourself, visit the source below!
30 Jul 2018
Lara Swimsuit Pale Blue – $165.94
I am headed out for my getaway later on this week so it’s no surprise that we’ve got vacation items on the brain! It’s been feeling quite chilly in the Bay so a trip to warmer temperatures is everything we need. For the first time in years, I’ve acquired three new swimsuits in one year and I do’t even want to quit! How delicious are some of these ones that I’m sharing with you below? And of course, for warmer evenings, there’s nothing more that you could want than easier slip dresses to toss on over your head. Raise your hand if you could live in summer mode forever. That’s us!
Zuma Bikini Top – $110 // Zuma Bikini Bottom – $96
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25 Jul 2018
Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been having a real crush on adidas lately? If you would have asked me a year ago if I was Nike vs. adidas, I probably would’ve said Nike! Since I acquired my own pair of UltraBoosts though, I have become a converted fan. I love my Nike flyknits, but my Boosts feel like real sneakers. They’re also like 10x warmer, but if I’m being honest – there are pros and cons to both pairs. I love them both. However, I’m obsessed with this new shade “Clear Orange” coming out for the Boost. Even though the name says it’s orange, it looks a bit like coral to me. We’re okay with it! This edition will be in stores and online starting August 16th and will be sold for $130 USD.
25 Jul 2018
After months of not being able to get to my favorite wedding blogs, it felt so good to catch up this week. I can’t wait to show you the wedding videos I’ve got in the queue coming up. One of the posts that I stumbled upon didn’t have a wedding video tied to it, but did it end up being Anna Campbell’s latest “Wanderlust” Collection. I found myself scrolling through the post and having so many favorites that I had to share them here with you.
Anna is known for her beautifully embellished gowns and while I have never seen myself loving a gown that resembled this style, I’m quickly discovering how much it is growing on me!
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25 Jul 2018
Wilfred Free Grete Jacket – $198
My whole period off of work has been one long to do list. I’m not sure how or when I developed the habit of making lists, but there is nothing more satisfying than crossing something off. While some prefer to cross things off physically on pen and paper, I’m okay with striking a line through it on a document on the cloud. Aritzia had sent me an email the other day introducing pre-fall and normally, I might graze over it quickly, but I opened it! And naturally, we wanted everything. I’m still relishing in the summer season and holding onto for as long as I can, but here are 10 Aritzia pieces that I would purchase right now if I could. I’m loving the neutral tones as well as the 90’s throwback with the miniskirts and turtlenecks. Can this be my uniform this fall?
Wilfred Garrand Sweater – $88
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16 Jul 2018
Treasure & Bond Print Pleated Top –
$59 – $38.90
With everything going on these days, I nearly forgot that this sale was about to happen! Thank goodness for my girlfriends and our group text to remind me of the first day for early access. I’m trying my hardest to save my money during my time off right now so it doesn’t make sense to make purchases on things that I don’t need, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has always been perfect for the staples you do need. Around this time, I usually consider the items I’m hoping to make a purchase on for fall or items that I already own that could use an upgrade. Previously, those items have been a pair of classic black heels, booties, a wallet, and a purse – all of which I have purchased during this annual sale.
Ashley and I stopped by during Early Access this past weekend and while it was thrilling to see the pieces out, there wasn’t anything that I truly needed. That doesn’t mean though that I don’t have a list of things that would be “nice-to-have” and that’s what I’m going to share with you now!
Update: Now that I’ve finished working on this post, I’m convinced I need all of these items. Send help?
Kenneth Cole Envelope Collar Wool Blend Knit Coat in Camel –
$230 – $149.90
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17 Jun 2018
That first dress was beautiful, but who could forget the 2nd dress that stunned us all? This high-neck Stella McCartney will go down in history as one of the most unforgettable dresses of our time. It feels like the Royal Wedding happened some time ago, but we’re all still talking about it! Earlier this week, McCartney announced that she plans on releasing 46 replicas of this dress – 23 in black and 23 in white as part of the “Made With Love” capsule collection. They won’t be exact replications of this reception dress though because there can only be one, but they will resemble a similar silhouette.
The expected price is £3,500 (approximately $4700 USD) and according to The Telegraph, those interested must email firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a personal invitation by McCartney to view the gowns, which are housed in a private space at her new shop on 23 Old Bond Street in London.
05 May 2018
BaubleBar Tassel Oval Hoop Earrings – $38
Is anyone sensing a theme with these pieces? I have been on a break from traveling for the last month and already we’re itching to take our next vacation. And this time, I mean a real vacation – one that includes a destination where I can be on the beach all day for all the days (okay, a week!) and can fully disconnect. That means, no blogging, no emails, nothing about work, but yes to Instagram posts and stories. We have to have some boundaries. I don’t own too many pieces like the ones below, but it’s never too late. They all seem like the breeziest comfort pieces I have ever laid my eyes on. I have nothing in the works yet for a trip planned, but am already excited to start dreaming up my ideal vacay and learning what it really means to relax.
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01 Apr 2018
Back in February when I took a personal day off and gave myself a 3-day weekend, I stopped by the new Wholesome Bakery on Divisadero Street. Now, I’ve heard it nicknamed the “no-fun” bakery, but that’s because it’s got a long list of things that describe it. Are you ready? Wholesome is Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Soy Free, Diabetic Safe, Paleo, Low Sugar, Wheat Free, Organic, and Sustainable. Okay, I know what you’re thinking. What CAN you eat here? This was exactly what I wanted to prove, but to my surprise, there were a lot of options. If I didn’t know that it excluded all of these things, I would’ve thought it was just your standard bakery. While there, I ordered the Lemon Bar and a Chia Seed Pudding to go. Since that first time, I have been back four more times and each time purchasing two Chia Seed Puddings on my way out to have for breakfast the next couple of days after.
We all know that I don’t cook around here, but I’m told that it’s so easy to make and incredibly healthy for you. The pudding from this bakery tastes like dessert and is so flavorful with its berry compote and toasted coconut flakes. I’m obsessed. So what did we learn from this whole experience? Don’t judge a book by its cover – life lessons we learned when we were much younger.