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The Sparkle Edit

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Happy mom monday friends! Here are just a few of my favorite sparkle finds for the littles. The perfect way to dress your little one like a princess with style. Enjoy! Click on the images to shop the post.

 

Travel Finds, Laguna

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I have to admit when I travel the highlight of my trip is typically what I eat, the hidden restaurants I find, and immersing myself in the food of the locale. So when I discovered a few hidden gems in my own backyard you have to excuse my elation. I mean finding a killer organic juice bar and a super cool breakfast spot all within one weekend, well it almost felt as if I was on vacation!! Below are a few of these hidden gems in the Laguna area. If you go to Break of Dawn, be sure to order the “bacon” and eggs. The bacon is really pork belly and the eggs are tempura poached eggs! How do they do that!? See photo below to see what I mean. For lunch or a fabulous dinner Driftwood kitchen is my favorite spot. It’s just above the more popular The Deck, so it has the same great killer ocean views, but with less people, and a more sophisticated menu. Be sure to order the oysters and the lobster cabonara. Lastly is Thrive Juice Lab, a real deal organic, GMO free juice bar. They have fabulous smoothies and a fun kids smoothie list. The Stimulator, which is basically a coffee smoothie is fantastic. And the acai bowls are great too!

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Tangled Thai Salad + Tutu Swimwear

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Eat// This Tangled Thai Salad recipe from Jessica McBeath looks absolutely amazing!

Sip//Dying to try this Boosted Horchata recipe from Tasty Yummies

Shop//don’t forget to shop these curated baby girl must haves!

Wish I was…Organic Farm & Pressed Juice Cocktails

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Today’s wish I was post is really the full package. Imagine a gorgeous resort located in St Kitts on an organic farm where you can enjoy farm to table to your hearts content! Belmont Farm is that place. I imagine myself sipping cold pressed juice cocktails in the most perfect coverup from Shopbop and fab crochet bikini from Calypso St Barth. Sigh….

Maple Garlic Glazed Brussel Sprout Lentil Bowls

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This was one of those made up recipes that turned out so super good, and the entire family enjoyed them. Win! We are still eating our meals 75% of the time as “build your own” style since this seems to be the best way to get Piper to eat AND enjoy her dinner. The sweetness of the maple syrup glaze balanced out with the garlic and the saltiness of the proscuitto is a great combination! Truth be told I overcooked the eggs by just a minute so they weren’t really runny. But if you have that runny yolk, it really makes for a silky smooth sauce.

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Mother’s day Gift Ideas

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Just in case you all needed a reminder, it’s Mother’s day this weekend! Here are a few gift ideas I had for you. From practical to spoiling here are some special gifts for that special woman in your life. Starting with Emily Ley’s Home Base Binder, this is the ultimate practical but still super cool gift. From the queen of planners, Emily Ley has created the ultimate tool to organize your home life. I LOVE this gift. For beauty within there’s Beauty Dust from Moon Juice. It increases collagen and silica production and tones and firms tissue, while hydrating and fortifying skin, hair, nails and cell membranes from the inside out. Yes please! Spoil that mama in your life. This Mama ring by Brooklyn-based designer Nora Kogan uses recycled metals and conflict-free stones! Who doesn’t need a stylish market tote like this one from Herschel Supply Co. Obsessed!

Be Inspired PR Garden Luncheon

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When the fabulous ladies of Be Inspired PR asked us to design the paper goods for their springtime relaunch of Inspired By This, we jumped at the chance. We designed invitations and menus that were personalized with each guest name at the top in gold! Such a fabulous party, as only Be Inspired PR knows how to do. Enlisting some of the industry’s top design makers, this event was unreal!! For more details be sure to see the feature over at Style Me Pretty Living.

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Mrs Box & Anne Robin Collab!!!

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This is a collab worth checking out. First of all if you are not familiar with the amazing heirloom quality ring boxes from Mrs. Box, well you should be. They are absolutely stunning and are not only for engagement rings (although perfect for that of course) but also take any ring gift to the next level. The amazing Anne Robin, created a custom monogram set to help personalize your Mrs. Box and let’s just say we are smitten. Choose from 26 limited edition custom colors of velvet, and voila, an heirloom to hold your heirloom.

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For Tori

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I keep sitting down to write this and it’s simply impossible to find the right words. We have lost such a magical, beautiful, inspiring person. I felt it only appropriate to share images of one of my favorite shoots Tori did. Unicorns, sparkles and glitter. This is how I will remember her. She touched so many lives, my heart breaks for those she leaves behind including her two beautiful children and loving husband. To read her story and give to her family go here. #fortori #helpingthehendrixs

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I Wish I Was {Giraffes and Grapefruit}

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After spotting Giraffe Manor on my go to venue source, The Venue Report, I was filled with fantasies of flowy dresses, sunglasses, refreshing cocktails and whimsical afternoons where giraffes poke their head in during lunch. I mean how magical does that sound!? To get the look, simply click on the images below to shop the look.