Ladies, I can’t contain my excitement right now…. First of all, we have an amazing gift guide for all the boys out there and Swell is having an AMAZING sale right now….. 25% off SITEWIDE!!
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JK, I’m back. Ok, down to business! If you don’t know already, Swell is everything California lifestyle and more. They have the best beachwear, which also transitions into nighttime flawlessly (Stone Cold Fox, For Love and Lemons, One Teaspoon, and the list goes on..) #ICANTICANTICANTICANT
So basically, if you’re shopping for him on Swell, it’s all about the rule of one for you, one (or two) for me! (I live by this rule).
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1. Date Night- Can we all agree that dressing boys up is just good old fashioned fun? Especially if you have a cute boy and he looks good in everything. If you’re looking for a little date night look for your hunny try this! It’s a little bit casual, little bit city, and a little bit hipster. Perfect for tapas!
2. Wave Rider- If he’s a beachy kind of dude, get him something he’ll use! A brand new wetsuit, this bad@$$ wet/dry backpack by Dakine and some Piss Off (hehehehahah) might just do the trick!
3. The Rugged Manly Man- Not to get all lumberjack cray on you all of the sudden but can we have a little shout out for all the manly men who love the outdoors? How could you not adore this classic flannel paired with a little camo (hello mixed patterns!!) Love!
Happy Shopping! Let me know what you pick up!
Hold on a second… How are we ALREADY 1/2 way through June?! I swear, time flies quicker and quicker all of the time. In just a couple of days it will be, yet another reason to celebrate- FATHER’S DAY!!!
You may recall a special Top Five for Mother’s Day posted just a little over a month ago full of five fun ideas to show your Mama just how much you love & adore her.
Well, here we are again, but this time celebrating our wonderful Dads!
In honor of all the stand up men we call, “Dad” an extra special top five!
1. Boat Shoes
Nothing says summer like the original, Sperry Top Siders boat shoes. Sperry’s are a must for any red blooded American man, whether he finds himself sailing on the reg or not. Sperry’s are the ultimate in casual wear, and will be a great addition to your Papa’s wardrobe when he needs something a little more relaxed.
2. REI Press Mug
For the Dad on the go who needs his cup of joe, grab the REI Double Shot Press Mug. This mug is ideal for the commuter Dad, with anti-vibration technology to cut down on unwanted noise, as well as the option to press his coffee on the go, or fill with coffee or tea. A double stainless steel wall pushes this cup over the top to ensure optimum heat is maintained for his trip.
3. Grilled Carnegie Sandwich
You know what they say- the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. For the meat eater Father in your life, present him on his special day with a seriously delicious Pastrami sandwich on fresh rye bread. Grab all fresh ingreds, assemble and serve on a silver platter, maybe even with a little brew on the side. You decide.
Recipe found here.
Oh heyyy boys and girls!
It’s Thursday once again! It’s sunny and gorgeous outside and I have had a truly remarkable week so far. Looking forward to the holiday weekend and in honor of Easter coming up this Sunday, an egg-xtra (couldn’t resist) special Top Five- Easter style to really get you in the mood to hunt for some eggs and bask in the sweet glow of this fun-filled family holiday! Everything from style options to appetizer ideas, I’ve got you covered. So let’s not wait another minute, this week’s Top Five!
1. Perfectly Pastel in Nina Ricci
For your Easter day festivities, don’t let me catch you covered in anything that doesn’t scream fresh, springy and 100% bouncy- just like a bunny, hunny. Growing up, my Mama would always dress me in a pastel frilly dress for church on Easter.. I’m talking every pleat and floral pattern you can think of, with the matching embellished socks (hot). As I’ve gotten older, I now go for something a little more subtle, but with the same idea- go festive or go home. Just like this silk chiffon Nina Ricci wonder- pastel pink lace with panels and pleats and a whole lot of feminine loveliness going on. I can totally see this dress at a backyard party, chasing around the kiddies while they get hyped up on boiled eggs and candy. Or I can see this dress cooking in the kitchen, surrounded by family, sipping on a glass of pinot. This dress can do it all and I love it.
2. Deviled Eggs
If there was ever a holiday that celebrates eggs, Easter is it. I’m a huge fan of eggs, esp egg whites, so I obvi adore deviled eggs. There are so many fab recipes out there for deviled eggs, so pick your fave and go with it! This recipe, brought to you by Sweet Frosting uses dyed eggs with a traditional recipe, yum!
Recipe found here.
3. Tory Burch Floral Bracelet
I wasn’t kidding when I said it’s all about the pastels for me this Easter. Try this floral hinge bracelet by one of my truest loves- Tory Burch. This bracelet is perfect if you want to just wear one statement piece, or have a full on arm party, just do what feels right. I love the boldness of the colors, the floral design and the art deco style, so adorbs.
Happy Valentine’s Day lovers!!!
Put on that party dress and get to sipping!! I know I’m minutes away from that prescription.. Whether you’re completely hitched with a hubby, hopping around with your boo, on a first date with a hottie or hanging with your girlfriends- have fun tonight! It’s all in the name of love, and we all love, love.
Here’s your top fiveee for this happy lover’s week!
1. Alice + Olivia Embossed Leather Bag
Helloooooo A+O, your one stop shop for all things flirty, girly and cute. This week they present to us, the new Olivia Lizard Embossed Leather bag! This bag is the hotness, in black and white, it’s right on trend for spring, and big enough to fit all that you need to bring! This is a definite must have bag!
2. Katy Eary SS 13
If you haven’t already, firmly place London based designer, Katy Eary on your must-see radar. Her menswear collections are continuously phenom, and now her SS 13 for the ladies, proves she can do no wrong. With her use of traditional baroque style prints with modern urban styling, the collection is cool, sleek and totally unique. Check her out here.
3. Heart Shaped Napoleon
Ahh yes, a dessert recipe that will get you and your honey in the mood for some loveeee. From the fab blog- Heart of Gold & Luxury this dessert is easy and totally impressive if you ask me. I, for one have never tried a Napoleon, but given the description, I’m already a fan!
Check it out here.
Ra ra ah ah ah- It’s Thursdayyyy! My favorite day of the week and you know why- our top FIVE! A short and sweet rundown of my most favorite-ist five things I came across in the past week. As you know, I’m an avid clicker, and a seeker of all things lovely, so this collection of weekly posts keeps me on my toes. Hope you like! Feel free to send me a message/comment, as many of you often do and let me know what items/recipes you fancy from my little five! I loveee hearing from you.
1. Pink Olive- Lemon Bodysuit
For all you lovers out there that answer to the name “Mama” or “Dada,” this one’s for you! A seriously to die for shop called Pink Olive out of New York specializing in gifts for children, home, and everything in between. This bodysuit caught my eye for all the little babes, adorned with a giant lemon pop art print, and made out of soft organic cotton. So adorable! Feel free to browse through Pink Olive’s other offerings online, you won’t be disappointed!
Image via here.
2. Headboard Decals
Your bed is infinitely important to your life, and should be a haven of heaven for you when you go to bed at night. My bed is gorgeous and clean in plush all white linens and raised high above the ground, but it needs a little update. I need the perfect headboard but don’t have a ton of space to play with but I’ve found a solution! This wall decal headboard, designed by California native- Mina Javid gives us style without the heavy lifting. Perfect for peeps with not a lot of space but don’t want to sacrifice style and for a mere $40, it certainly won’t break the bank. Check it out here.
3. Hugs and Kisses for your Mrs.
With Valentine’s Day just one week away, it is time to pick up that special gift for the lucky lady in your life. My suggestion? Something thoughtful, sweet and simple. I love the Etsy shop- KulaKai for simple treasures, just like this XO ring I found this week. I love the simplicity and would personally wear this allllll the time.