3.} White sandals: if you’re doing the whole BBQ thing on Labor Day, sandals are a must. These Sam Edelman’s are super cute.
4.} Cate McNabb lip gloss: ahhh. I am OBSESSED with their lip glosses. They last for hours & they come in the cutest colors. I’m all about a little pop of color for holidays so this peachy red would work really well with just about anything. I’m especially in love with Cate McNabb’s products because they use shea butter & jojoba oil in their ingreds.
5.} Lotion: don’t be flaky. Flaky skin is never in— make sure your legs are moisturized…ESP if you’re wearing shorts or a lil bikini.
6.} Hottie bikini: this bikini makes the girls look fab. It has a little extra oomph…if ya know what I mean. A little padding never hurt a flea. Plus these colors are cute & fun for summer. The black bottoms are found here.
7.} Lil cover-up: if you’re rocking a bikini, grab a cover-up. They’re easy to throw in an oversized handbag & perfect to throw on later in the day.
Ok so I totally left my camera at home this weekend because I wanted to kick back with my friends!
But here’s a peak into my phone’s pics…hope you enjoy!
We drove up with my girlfriend, Jacqueline which was an interesting/hilarious car ride ( to say the least ). It also involved a lot of Kombucha, made-up/weird-ass games, & good music.
And then we enjoyed the sunshine, our hotel’s lemonade/vodka stand ( kinda genius ), & the overall vibe of Palm Springs.
The colors in Palm Springs are so dynamic. I know that sounds weird but everything is so bright & vintage looking. So much fun! I literally couldn’t get enough of the colors so it’s no surprise my phone’s pictures were full of color.
On a more serious note, my friend, Annie wrote a blog post that REALLY resonated today. You guys have to check it out— it’s such a fabulous reminder. Also, after hearing the very sad news about actor/activist Robin Williams, her post could not have come at a better time. I hope you all like the post as much as I did. It was refreshing to start the week with her message. Basically she kind of says everyone has their shit & just because someone’s life looks perfect on the Internet, doesn’t mean they don’t have issues.
Ok, on that note, I hope you all had a fabulous, amazing Monday!!
Eek! Michael and I are down here to celebrate our engagement…& honestly I could not be more excited. I mean, WTF’s not to love about Cabo? Ginger margaritas, a good book, sun ( with tons of SPF! ), & a lil romance.
Naturally on the flight over, I told Michael he had to turn on his ‘Romance Card’ ASAP…so we’ll see how that goes. Hopefully it’s on & ready. LOLZ.
You guys all know I love/love/love Cabo. If I never traveled anywhere other than Cabo, I’d seriously die happy. For some reason the second I step off the plane, I feel completely relaxed ( <<—- ha! So rare!! ). I’m always joking that they lace the air with gnarly Xanax.
For the past couple months I’ve been working a lot. Like, a lot, a lot. Think day & night ( late nights…think 2 am ) so a break from reality is welcomed. Entrepreneur life is no joke & I want to keep evolving with my business. So anyway, whenever I’m at my favorite destination, I always really, really try to put away the electronics & enjoy the serene surroundings in a teeny, weeny bikini..
Ok, let’s get down to biz, shall we? Check out my summer travel essentials:
Gemini’s are the sign of the twins, so typically they want what they can’t have but when they have what they want, they’re looking for the next thing.
So anyway when it comes to chocolate chip cookies I like them crunchy but I also like them chewy. I like them warm but I like them the next day too…so basically I’m just really confused.
This recipe put all my cookie concerns to rest.
First things first, make sure you use an ice cream scoop to make your dough balls. You want them to be perf & an ice cream scoop really does the trick.
Next, store your dough for 24-48 hour before you bake. So don’t make your dough the day of & throw it in the oven— be patient.
Seriously though, patience is what makes the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
Ok so let’s talk about Lauren Conrad.
If you don’t know who she is then clearly you were sleeping all of 2007/8/9. I mean, come on! Hello! She was on a little show called The Hills. She’s the girl that everyone said was the ‘prettiest crier ever.’ I can vividly remember where I was circa 2009 when Heidi & Lauren’s friendship ended. It was so traumatizing, OMG.
Anyway, this is LC’s recipe but naturally I took her recipe & modified it.
For example I used dark chocolate chips instead of semi sweet ( more antioxidants in dark, der! ). I also used light brown sugar instead of dark, because dark brown sugar is nasty in my book ( it’s way too overwhelming ). & lastly, I cut the sea salt in half. I’ve never been a salt fan ( unless we’re talking about Flaming Hot Cheetos. Their salty, spicy goodness gets me every time!! FML. ). So basically this is a skinnier version of L.Conrad’s sea salt chocolate chip cookies.
These babies were enjoyed on my patio ( << I just redid it & can’t wait to share it with you guys! ) with a chilled glass of my favorite Pinto Grigio & a good book.