Yerba Mate Lemon Mint Iced Tea

This isn’t your average iced tea recipe! This refreshing iced tea is actually made with Yerba Mate; a delicious caffeinated tea that is perfect for someone who wants an energy boost minus the jitters you can often get from coffee or black tea. I first tried Yerba Mate 5 years ago at We Care; a spa in Palm Springs. For those of you who aren’t familiar with We Care, it’s a rustic spot in the middle of the desert that specializes in cleansing and detoxifying your body. When I was struggling with digestion issues years ago, this place saved me. Just 1 week there, completely rebooted my digestion and sparked my interest in wellness. Everyone from Tom Ford to Gisele flock there yearly to reset and recharge. Anyways, back to the tea!! What is Yerba Mate?Yerba Mate is a caffeinated tea made from leaves found in the South American rainforest. It’s not hard to find though – so don’t worry – it’s available on Amazon and any grocery store! What’s so special about Yerba Mate is that it’s packed with vitamins, amino acids, and polyphenols. Studies have found that it boosts your metabolism and reduces inflammation. It almost tastes like a black tea, but it’s more herbal and earthy. It actually has more caffeine than black tea, but again, it doesn’t give you the jittery side effects that tea or coffee would. If I ever need a mid morning pick me up, or something to sip on before a workout or big project, I reach for this iced tea in my fridge. It would be perfect to serve this weekend for Memorial Day! Yerba Mate Lemon Mint Iced Tea8 cups brewed Yerba Mate tea, cooled down2 tbsp fresh lemon juice1 lemon sliced thin6 mint sprigs Fill a pitcher with brewed tea. Add in lemon juice and lemon slices. Stir to combine. Serve in a glass filled with ice and garnish with fresh mint sprigs. Add raspberries, blackberries or cucumber for extra color and flavor! Enjoy your weekend!
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White Dresses + Jumpsuits For Spring

I love a crisp white dress or jumpsuit for hot spring/summer days. There are so many great pieces on sale right now, so I wanted to share the select few that really stood out to me! I broke them up by casual dresses, cocktail dresses, and white jumpsuits. Casual White Dresses For Spring One of the easiest pieces to throw on for spring or summer is a LWD. Reformation makes the most gorgeous white dresses. They tend to sell out really fast, so if you see a dress you like, jump on it – seriously!!! I am loving this one (so classic and easy), this long sleeve one (just ordered), this dainty eyelet/lace one, and this one (the details on it are too good.) In terms of dresses from other brands…I really like the cut on this dress and it’s super reasonable, this dress would be great belted, I can see myself living in this easy linen shirtdress, LOVE this organic looking apron dress, and this is such a pretty strapless dress for the beach. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Cocktail White Dresses For Spring This dress was one of the most popular dresses I’ve ever worn. I got so many questions about it! I love that it’s fitted, hugs all of the right places, and isn’t see through. It would be perfect for a night out, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheon, etc. It’s soooo elegant and under $300. This dress is beautiful on and I wore it on my last trip to Miami – it’s one that can definitely be dressed up or down, I actually wore it with flats in Miami. You can’t go wrong with a white blazer dress, and this long sleeve Alexis dress is dreamy. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); White Jumpsuits For Spring A white jumpsuit is timeless. You can wear a white T-shirt underneath it – this one would look great styled that way, or alone – I love the cut out detail on this one. There are only a few of this one left in stock and this strapless one looks so comfy.
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Decorative Kitchen Accents

I truly believe that the kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s always been one of my favorite rooms in a house. You want your kitchen to be warm, inviting, but also still look clean and organized. I’m going to share some of my favorite decorative kitchen pieces that will add warmth to your space, without creating a cluttered look! Decorative Kitchen Accents Soap If you’re going to have your soap out on the counter, you want it to look chic right? For hand soap I love Aesop Reverence which has a slight grain texture in it and makes your hands so soft, and then Tangent GC’s Yuzu or Oud scent. Both are clean products and smell amazing, plus the bottles are very sleek. For dish soap I swear by Murchison Hume Fig which is also a clean product. It comes in a big bottle that looks great on the counter. I just found out they have a matching hand soap so I may have to get that next! Trays This marble tray is so pretty to have underneath your soap (also really into the black.) I’d even use it to hold salt and pepper shakers, or as a decorative piece for a candle and a bowl of matches. I love the way rattan trays look out on the counter. You could put a vase of flowers in the corner of it, or even a bowl of fruit and veggies. Also really into this vintage wood board with feet for displaying kitchen accessories and this antique silver tray. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Bowls It’s perfectly fine to mix and match bowls on the counter – actually you should! Don’t be afraid to use white bowls, black bowls, wood bowls… If you’re going to use a patterned bowl – I love these from Humble Ceramics (many of you ask about these when I share them – they don’t look green in person), these Sarah Kersten speckled bowls (on my wish list!), and these enamel splatter bowls (so reasonable.) Use large bowls on the counter for fruit, veggies, or even these cool beads that I had in my LA kitchen. These beads are great for a smaller bowl and/or kitchen. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Cutting Boards I wish I had enough space to store a million wood cutting boards in my kitchen. I can’t get enough of them! They look gorgeous in various types of wood and sizes all along your kitchen backsplash. Simply lean them on the backsplash, hang them, or keep them lying out on the counter. If we are talking practical cutting boards to do actual cooking on – you can’t go wrong with the chef’s favorite; Boos board (it’s quite large FYI.) In terms of decorative cutting boards and cheese boards – you can’t go wrong with any from McGee and Co, Anecdote, or Williams Sonoma. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); Dish Towels I’m a sucker for a classic dish towel and have been using these for the past decade. I do like a Turkish towel too – but they’re definitely less functional due to how thin they are. Bulletin Board Bulletin boards are great in some kitchens. I had one in my LA house and it was ideal for invitations, polaroids, memos etc. They don’t work in every kitchen or style of home though so treat this on a case by case basis! For example, a bulletin board in my NYC kitchen would just look cluttered and kind of tacky haha. So use your discerning eye when choosing one. My favorite bulletin board is from Ballard Designs – it’s burlap and super classic. Rugs My Turkish rug pictured above was from a random Etsy shop. Most of my rugs are from Etsy believe it or not. They’re so affordable and have a really authentic vintage look (because they are!) If you’ve got hardwood floors, a colorful Turkish rug looks beautiful. I also love a simple jute rug, or a black and white stripe one. Candles For the kitchen, you don’t want a super floral or sweet scent (at least I personally don’t!) A more woodsy type of scent is ideal to blend in with whatever you’re cooking. I recommend this palo santo infused candle from Goop. Vases A simple clear vase always works for the kitchen, but I am obsessed with the look of a vintage ceramic vessel. Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon (one of my design idols!) always uses this one which is incredible. Linking a few that caught my eye below. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script'); PS I’ll be doing a separate post with my favorite cookbooks, plates and silverware next! Shop all of my favorite kitchen decor below!
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Paloma Cocktail Recipe

It’s been so fun experimenting with different cocktails every week for our “Cocktails with Tom” Instagram Live series. Last week, Thomas bought fresh grapefruits from the store and decided he wanted to make Palomas. I had never had one before, but I’m so glad I tried it, because it’s insanely delicious! It’s such a refreshing cocktail and made our entire kitchen smell heavenly. An Everyday SkirtI’ve been making a better effort to get dressed, but comfort is still my top priority. This easy, everyday midi/maxi skirt from Walmart Fashion has a linen-like material and stretch waist so it’s perfect for spring and summer days. I ordered it in black and white (the white is more sheer so definitely wear a slip underneath it.) It looks elegant paired with a white button down like this one, a bodysuit, or even a t-shirt knotted at the waist. I can also see myself wearing it over a swimsuit on a hot summer day! It runs true to size (I got a small), but if you’re in between sizes and short, I would recommend sizing down! Perfect White Button DownI own several white button down blouses and rotate them all frequently! They’re a staple in my wardrobe and honestly, I feel like you can never have too many. I love the material of this one from Walmart’s Fashion section – it’s soft, ties up beautifully at your waist (but also looks great worn as is), and isn’t see through/too sheer. Best part is it’s under $10. PS it runs true to size. Gold Lace Up SandalsOk can we talk about these sandals? I gasped when I saw them online. A pair of gold lace up sandals that I wore to death, were getting so beat up and I’ve been on the HUNT for a new pair. I’m VERY picky about lace up sandals though, and don’t like a ton of bells + whistles on them poking at my feet. These ones are beautiful – they’re the best gold shade (not too yellowy/shiny and not too matte/silvery haha – I told you I’m picky), the soles have a nice padding, and they lace up around the ankle, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can tie them up higher to your shin. They’re going to sell out really fast I guarantee so snap them up at Walmart Fashion while you can! Paloma Cocktail Recipe1/4 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice1 tablespoon lime juice1 teaspoon sugar or simple syrup1/4 cup tequila1/4 cup club soda1 grapefruit wedgeSugar (or salt) + maraschino cherry juice for rim Combine sugar or salt and a teaspoon of red maraschino cherry juice on a plate. Rub the rim of your glass with water or a bit of lime juice and stick it in the sugar + cherry mixture. This will give your cocktail a fun, colorful rim! Combine grapefruit juice, sugar, and lime juice so that the sugar dissolves. Then add in the tequila and shake over ice. Pour into your glass with an ice cube and top with club soda. Enjoy!
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