With Love From Kat Travel App

Introducing the all new With Love From Kat Travel App! After 6 years and 30,000 downloads, it was time for a face lift! I am SO excited to share the updated version of the app with you. It’s even more user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and packed full of incredible spots around the world. As I shared my adventures here and on Instagram, readers would often inquire about my favorite hotels, shops, restaurants, and sights to see. The With Love From Kat Travel App was born as a tool built to offer all of you a curated, stylish travel guide like no other. With Love From Kat Travel App With Love From Kat Travel App offers the world’s best restaurants, hotels, shops, and spas – at your fingertips! I invite you to explore 22 of the absolute chicest cities through my eyes. Whether you’re having dinner in St. Barths, meeting the girls for after-work cocktails in NYC, strolling the streets of Capri, or deciding what to pack for Paris, let my app be your best travel companion. All locations are With Love From Kat Approved. Meaning that I’ve been to and experienced all of these spots. I’m so excited to help you plan your next adventure! 22 Cities The app includes 22 cities and counting. From Paris to Rome, Capri, Positano, New York, LA, Miami, Scottsdale, St. Barths, Nantucket, Japan, Venice, and more. You are bound to fall in love with all of my recommendations. The app is edited and concise so you’ll never get overwhelmed with a zillion spots to pour through. The Top 5 section is perfect for a weekend trip, because it breaks down the Top 5, must see things to do while you’re in town. Outfit recommendations Be the best dressed girl in the room with outfit recommendations in each city. Favorite anything within the app – from outfits to hotels, restaurants and shops. Create your dream itinerary and wardrobe. The Newest Section – Local The newest section; Local, features my favorite local vendors in each city and offers exclusive discounts to hundreds of spots. If you’ve ever wondered specific things like…where I get my eyebrows waxed in NYC, who the best shoe repair guy is in LA, what company to charter a boat from in Capri, or which photographer to hire in Paris – you’re in luck, because the Local section has all of that information organized by city! Not only are there tons of discounts and special offers under each city, but there are also universal discounts that everyone can apply to online retailers like Revolve, The Outnet, Net a Porter, and more. Reviews See why 30,000+ people have downloaded and loved using the With Love From Kat Travel App! Harper’s Bazaar calls it “the little black book of travel.” For a one time fee that costs less than the price of a latte, you will get invaluable insight and information to 22 cities and counting, plus hundreds of dollars worth of discounts. I can’t wait to hear what you think – you can download the app here!
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Leather Pieces I'm Loving

I’m already getting excited for fall. I know, I know, it’s a bit premature. BUT there are so many great pre-fall, cool, pieces that you can easily wear this month and then all year long. I’ve already started stocking up on classic faux leather trousers, skirts, and jackets because things tend to sell out quickly as we approach September. Some of my faves… Leather Pieces I’m LovingLeather and Faux Leather skirts and dressesThe skirt I’m wearing is 7 years old from DVF – a classic, but I found similar options here, here, here and here. I am obsessed with this leather blazer dress and just ordered it for the fall. I can see myself wearing it with over the knee boots or even a strappy lace up heel! A pump would be fun too… these pumps under $60 are a must (just bought them in both colors.) And how cute is this short sleeve dress? This little strapless leather dress is a major splurge, but wow…swoon. Leather and Faux Leather PantsI just ordered these AGOLDE black leather pants and can’t wait to wear them with a little slingback and blouse or T-shirt in the fall. I LOVE these Spanx leggings, they’re great for layering under a coat or jacket running errands, but they run super small, so definitely size UP! Also love these AQUA leggings (they just sold out, but these are similar.) These Ann Taylor faux leather pants are always a favorite – FYI these run big, so definitely size down! And how fun are these leather joggers in taupe? Leather and Faux JacketsIn terms of puffer coats – how great is this one?! A classic style that I can totally see myself throwing on to go to the grocery store with a beanie, running errands in town, or with jeans and booties for snowy date nights. It also comes in this pretty taupe color. In terms of jackets, this faux one is under $100 and a no brainer if you’re in the market for one. I live in Iro leather jackets all fall long (they’re the most buttery soft!), and I am SO into a cool leather button down shirt/jacket for fall layering. Accessories The list is a mile long for the accessories I’m loving…so I’ll keep it short and sweet. Just ordered these pumps in both colors, love these simple slides, and my Bottega clutch. Also, how expensive looking are these faux croc booties?! I would def go down a 1/2 size btw. Shop more of my favorite pieces on my Fashion Favorites page, which is updated every Monday and Friday with everything I’m loving!
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Our Primary Bedroom

I am so excited to share our primary bedroom with you! I knew I wanted to get all new bedding and furniture for our bedroom when we moved from NYC. For this space, I really wanted to lean into the farmhouse, cozy, rustic vibe. I’ve been using warmer colors, more texture, and antique pieces to decorate. It’s been really fun and I’ve been mixing and matching pieces from all over the world! Our Primary BedroomBeddingI did an entire post on my favorite bedding here. We LOVE our Boll and Branch linen sheets, as well as their signature sheet set. Linen sheets are to die for! If you haven’t already slept in linen sheets – you must, and trust me, you won’t go back. You can use code KAT20 for 20% off all Boll and Branch sheets through August and KAT15 for the rest of the year! I ordered these cool monogram pillow shams off Etsy and was amazed at how they pull the whole room together. You can personalize the color and font – the possibilities are endless! FurnitureThis Noir Ferret wood bed took almost 6 months to arrive, but was so worth it. This is a similar bed for a fraction of the price. Our nightstands have also been backordered for months, so I pulled in our entryway table for the time being and actually love the way it looks in here. It will be temporary until these nightstands arrive. We really need drawers for functionality otherwise I would soooo keep this table. BUT this would be a great guest bedroom table option in the future if I don’t bring it back down to our entry. RugOur bedroom rug is from my favorite vintage rug store; Linda’s Barn. She has the most incredible selection. You may remember this rug from her shop which is in our dining room. If you have any questions with rugs she is SUPER helpful and engaged so don’t be shy to reach out! This month only she is doing 20% off everything – so it’s definitely the perfect time to buy! AccessoriesThe fun part of decorating is at the very end when everything comes together and you get to “play” and accessorize the room! Adding in coffee table books, candles, ring dishes… My lamp is from here – and has traveled all of the country with me (remember it from my LA house?!) This beautiful oil painting is Diana Brambila and features white peonies. I ordered her landscape painting for our kitchen too. The frame is actually a vintage mirror I found at an antique store for $6! That’s a great way to save on an intricate frame – and you can either cheat it and glue a picture onto the mirror part (hello DIY project) or bring it to a framer to professionally fit.
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The Benefits of Working with a Wedding Planner

When we got engaged, I had no idea where to start when it came to planning a wedding. I knew I wanted to do a small, intimate event with just our immediate family, and initially thought I might be able to plan it myself. Luckily I didn’t have to, and Tracy Taylor Ward; an amazing event designer and wedding planner, was the perfect partner! I worked with Tracy to come up with a design deck for both the rehearsal dinner and wedding, and she helped me source the caterer, coordinate with all of the vendors, and make sure everything went smoothly during both events. Our rehearsal dinner and wedding turned out absolutely beautiful – even better than I could have imagined. I wanted to share why working with a wedding planner is so helpful and go into more detail of how exactly we collaborated! The Benefits of Working with a Wedding Planner Tablescape and overall event design One of the first things I did when I started working with Tracy was I created two separate Pinterest boards – one for the rehearsal dinner and one for the wedding. From there, Tracy used her design expertise to offer elegant and chic suggestions and pull my vision together. She created a master design deck that we edited and tweaked to get to a final design deck that we were able to share with the various vendors. The design deck was so helpful because the vendors were able to have a very clear sense of our style, colors, and all of the details I wanted incorporated. We constantly went back to the deck throughout the process. Flowers I had a very specific vision for the flowers based off of a stunning image I saw on Pinterest. I wanted crisp eucalyptus mixed with perfect white roses. We worked with the florist to get the arrangements just right – and did 3 test rounds prior to the actual wedding to ensure that the ratio of greenery to roses was accurate. If you have a specific vision in mind, don’t be afraid to share photos and be as detail oriented as possible so that each vendor can understand your vision! Timeline and Checklist Tracy made a really extensive personalized checklist for us with various tasks, suggestions and timelines surrounding our wedding. I am so excited that she is going to share her bridal checklist with all With Love From Kat readers! If you shoot her an email at Info@TracyTaylorWard.com she has kindly offered to share it with all of you for free! I highly recommend you reach out – it’s so much more detailed and helpful than all of the template checklists found online. Day of Coordination We could not have had our rehearsal dinner or wedding without Tracy and her team helping us on the ground the day (and days!) leading up to both events. They made the process so much more relaxing and enjoyable. Even though we only had 15 people, they worked around the clock to make sure that the vendors showed up on time, that everything was in place, and that everything ran smoothly. You absolutely need a day of coordinator at the bare minimum when you are having a wedding! You don’t want to be running around telling vendors where to place things when you’re trying to get ready and enjoy the time with your guests. Also, you don’t want your friends or family to have to do that – it will only take away from this special time together. If you’re planning a wedding and on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, I truly cannot recommend hiring one enough. It is essential in my opinion. Tracy is based in NYC and South Florida, but plans weddings all over the world. You can inquire about your wedding or next special event with her here!
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