Friday, October 24, 2014

TGIF: Time for Cocktails

I’m so ready for the weekend. We have so much to do with a pumpkin decorating party tomorrow for the kids…but TONIGHT, it’s time to relax at home with a few end-of-the-week cocktails. I dig sangria, and this recipe gives traditional sangria a nice fall twist. Have a nice weekend. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Cardamom Ice Cubes

I don’t know how or why this recipe/idea has never occurred to me before, but I love iced coffee and these cubes might be a huge game changer when it comes to my caffeine intake! Instead of cubes that end up watering down the drink, this recipe for chocolate and cinnamon cardamom cubes will add a sweet kick instead. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Austin Design on My Mind

I still have Austin and its many charms, still on my mind. In this home tour, Designer Sara Scaglione creates a relaxed feel with a soft palette and luxe fabrics in the rolling hills of Austin, Texas.

Photos via House Beautiful

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Smart Girl's Guide To Vitamins

I love this article on Lauren Conrad’s website about the importance of taking vitamins. It comes at a good time for me because although my diet is typically a really healthy one, I also have a solid sweet tooth + cheese cravings and in the week to come with a lot of celebrations going on, I’ll be indulging in a lot of those types of foods. Even though I get a lot of the vitamins I need from a mostly healthy diet, it’s a good idea to have a few supplements to keep things running like a well-oiled machine. In this article, the author rounds up her top ten selections for vitamins that women should be taking. I agree with her selections. For me personally, the most important ones she lists are a good women’s multi-vitamin, fish oil (I prefer Krill oil), probiotics, resveratrol, vitamin D, and a green superfood supplement.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Concealer Roundup

Concealer Roundup

 I don’t know what the HELL has been going on with my skin lately but it’s NOT good. I admit I’ve had some extra stress and I’m sure I could be hydrating more but WTF? One little product I rarely do without is a good concealer. I don’t always need it but it makes looking at myself in the mirror a much more pleasant experience when I DO need it. I have used the YSL concealer above for years and I firmly stand by it, but Make Up For Ever is another go-to for me when I really need to layer it on. These other guys get top notch reviews too.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Slim Aarons and A Sale at

Who knew that my upcoming birthday on the 29th was also shared with famed society photographer Slim Aarons? His photographs chronicle the good life of socialites and celebrities in the 60’s and 70’s and they are favorites among home design experts such as Jonathan Adler (who also happens to be having a 20% off sale on all purchases right now). If you covet some Slim Aarons prints for your digs, is having a sale through today only, offering 30% off all orders using code UER477. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sister’s Boutique Annual Crush Breast Cancer Event

These beautiful ladies are at it once again….this Saturday, Sister’s Boutique in Yountville will host their annual fundraising event which includes great food and wine, vendor trunk shows, swag bags and a silent auction with the proceeds benefitting, The Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and Pink Heals Napa Valley. If you live in the valley or you’re just here visiting, please come and join in on the fun. It’s such a great event for an important cause, put on by my dearest of friends. I’ll be there shopping up a storm.  Full details HERE.


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