When was the last time you didn’t set an alarm, slept in and woke up with zero agenda or set plans? If you can’t remember, then trust me, you’re not alone! Even on the weekends, most of us get up and go-go-go. I looooove a productive morning but I think it’s also so incredibly important to have at least 1 day a month (weekend… or weekday!) where you give yourself a “personal day” to catch up on sleep, slowly roll out of bed and do all of those self care/self love/girlie things that help you reset. Maybe it’s one of the things I touched on in this post, or even just casually strolling to your favorite coffee shop, indulging in a little treat, and people watching. Charlie and I headed to one of my favorite local bakeries; Gjusta, the other day after I realized I hadn’t had a quiet morning like that in ages. I can’t tell you how good it felt to leisurely move about my day with no set agenda! Sometimes, we need to just throw out our normal schedule/routine and leave time to “stop and smell the roses.” I’ve found that taking little moments like that give me clarity and really boost my creativity. I’ve been obsessed with everything rose lately (how gorg is this shade of these roses btw?!)… and cannot get enough of Philosophy’s new Pure Grace Nude Rose perfume, a more whimsical take on their signature scent, Pure Grace. It has a deeper, richer rose scent than most rose fragrances, with notes of cedarwood, neroli and bergamot. It gives off the perfect floral rose musk smell and exudes that uncomplicated, bare, feminine, effortless grace vibe that I’m all about. I love that the collection features an eau de toilette, shampoo, bath + shower gel, and body lotion which is sold exclusively at Philosophy.com or Macys. I keep one set in my bathroom and one set in the guest bathroom. Guests are always commenting how luxurious it smells and I can’t disagree! I like to put a drop of the shower gel in the tub for an extra bubbly bath. Ahhhh the best! This week’s giveaway is… you guessed it ;) A set of the entire Pure Grace Nude Rose collection + all of my favorite lazy morning goodies like a plush robe, slippers, and silk eye mask. To enter, simply sign up for my newsletter and comment below “Signed up” (even if you’ve already subscribed still leave a comment for a chance!) The winner will be announced on Friday!
This is one of those outfits that I can literally wear anywhere! To the grocery store (with this bucket bag), to brunch with friends, and on dinner dates. I wore it to grab tacos with the gals last Tuesday at a yummy spot called Cerveteca on Rose Avenue. I love tucking a simple cami into a midi skirt and I’m eyeing this one from Cuyana which is made of the softest silk. You can easily throw a leather jacket over it for a dressier/edgier look. I just saw this leather jacket at Nordstrom the other day and was SO impressed with the quality. For under $100 you can’t really go wrong (also how chic is the gold hardware?) Pair it with this buttery leather clutch from my line with Gigi New York and you’ve got the perfect date night look. Shop my entire outfit below!
I’m feeling rested and recharged after a family filled weekend of hiking, beach time, good food, good wine, and lots of exploring! I took my dad and sister to some of my favorite Venice spots…Erewhon for juice, Butcher’s Daughter for brunch, Zinque for lunch, and Superba for dinner. Superba has some of the best homemade bread I’ve ever tasted and it comes on a plate topped with a layer of salty garlic butter – talk about DIVINE! We also tried some new spots – Cafe Habana, which just opened in Malibu (and is also in NYC) and Forage in Silver Lake. I finally hiked the infamous Runyon Canyon so I guess I can officially say I’m an LA gal now ;) I wore this white linen jumpsuit to lunch and got soooo many compliments on it. It’s made of a super thick, durable linen (FYI it’s not see through woo hoo!) and overall is just a great piece to travel with. I wore it here in Provence to a wine tasting and paired it with my favorite Hermes sandals that I’ve had re-soled about 3 times. These sandals were a splurge but I’ve had them for yearssss and wear them almost every other day. They were 100% worth the investment (although these are a steal and have a very similar look!) They match perfectly with my Meli Melo bag that I also wear all the time and that so many of you ask about. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – invest in classic, staple pieces that you’ll have forever. Quality over quantity!
TGIF! The weather has been absolutely amazing here in LA and I’m so excited to have my sister and dad visiting me this weekend. We went for a hike in Malibu yesterday with the pup, and are having a big BBQ at my house tomorrow with all of my aunts, uncles and cousins. My dad is making his famous teriyaki flank steak and I’m whipping up my chocolate chia truffle balls for dessert! I’m getting soooo nostalgic just looking at these photos from Provence. On our last night there, Talun and I got whisked away to the sunflower fields around the corner from our hotel in a mint green vintage VW bug c/o L’Occitane. It was the absolute cutest car and kinda makes me want to get a fun “weekend” convertible ride ;) These sunflowers were INSANELY big – like 8 feet tall big! We caught the light at the perfect time (sunset/golden hour) and Talun and I were saying how this may have been one of our favorite/most magical shoots to date. If you haven’t been to Provence already – I highly, highly recommend visiting. Out of all of the places I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to, it was one of the most unique and the local people were so sweet. I mean, the scenery is reason enough to go right? Have a lovely weekend!