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Summer Peach & Tomato Caprese Magic…But Really, Magic

August 25, 2016
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LAURYN

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  | like the post +WHO DOES NOT LOVE PEACHES? Especially in summer? Just everyone in the world.

Peaches are my obsession. I would eat 24850239845 a day if I could. The taste of a peach is just perfection. Especially one in the summer.

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The Nanz has always said to get FREESTONE PEACHES, specifically though, heard of them?

Basically they “have fruit that falls right off the pit. These peaches are perfect for eating, canning, and freezing. You just slice the peach down the middle, and pull it right off the pit. They’re available Mid-June to Mid-August.”

 

HELLO MID-ISH AUGUST.

Anyway, I teamed up with the lovely Lindsay of Week Night Bite to create this recipe. Lindsay & I did sort of a recipe swap here. She made TSC Sangria. Go check out her blog, especially if you could use a good porch drink.

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NOW, if you’re looking for a salad to go with that sangria, lucky you:

Summer Peach and Tomato Caprese

Adapted from Week Night Bite

1/4 cup red onion, sliced
3 ripe peaches or nectarines, pitted
2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup baby mozzarella balls, halved
2 tbsp fresh basil
Pink Himilyian salt & pepper to taste
( Option: I added avocado too! )

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Dressing:

1 tbsp sherry vinegar
1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp raw honey
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

+ Directions: first mix all the dressing ingredients. Chop all salad ingredients and mix together in a salad bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss well. Optional: Drizzle your favorite balsamic reduction over the top. Add salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with extra basil over the top.
Enjoy!

* can we please just go ahead & note that I’m kind of OBSESSED with these to-go dressing containers? They’re just right for the office. If you need some Kardashian to-go salad containers, check these out.

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I need to get on here & really write…I feel like I’ve been distant & I have a lot to share! In the next two weeks I will get my ass in front of a computer to let you guys in on what’s been up. In the meantime, this peach salad will hold you over.

Trust me, I made it 3 nights in a row. It really is the most refreshing, ideal summer salad.

My girlfriend, Erica is over so we’re going to drink sparkling wine & eat salmon sushi rolls. Currently trying to plan a very NON-PENIS STRAW bachelorette party. Please keep the wedding tips coming. They’re really saving my life.

Happy Thursday, lauryn x

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The Supermodel Green Elixir You Need To Be Drinking

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LAURYN

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1 | like the post +SHOCKING, BUT YOU KNOWWWWW I LOVE MY MORNING ROUTINE.

Well, not shocking because a morning routine sets the tone of the whole day.

Trust me when I say this, I’ve experienced a couple of shit mornings & I’m telling you a casual, calm morning makes all the difference.

( This morning was a tad hectic, eating slightly stale steel cut oats & scrambled eggs in the car with two different socks on, holding a conference call in traffic……..but we made it work ).

Anyway. Tomorrow will be golden because for the last couple months I’ve been drinking this green powder. I discovered it through Elle Macpherson’s Instagram. You know, the supermodel mogul. She developed this product over the years with a doctor.

Hold up though. I want to note I AM A BIG BEVERAGE DRINKER. LIKE 2303958 BEVVIES AT ONCE. A lot going on with the liquids. A little TSC Pink Detox Drink, a spot of peppermint tea, a little cold brew, AND some type of green concoction. Hydration is the first priority of my day, everyday. In fact, if I’m not keeping my hydration in line the SECOND I wake up, I’m grumpy & rude.

The other day at a blogger conference a friend told me that a very qualified sleep specialist said the first thing you should do when you wake up is drink water.

Couldn’t agree more.

In my case, it’s water immediately plus some, but you get the gist.

I highly recommend waking up & immediately, first thing drinking a HUGE cup of water. Here’s why: “one of the best things you can do after you wake up: drink at least 16oz ( 500mL ) of water. Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, & may even make you eat less.” ( AND READ THIS ).

We kind of got off topic, let’s get back to the greens.

Ideally, I would love a hefty, fresh green drink with a dinner of fresh wild salmon & leafy kale but we can’t always get what we want. With travel, podcasting in LA, & an office to run shit gets crazy. So sometimes I need to find an effective way to get some greens in.

Enter: The Super Elixir.

First off, this isn’t sponsored. I really, really love these greens & wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t because it’s something to ingest daily. This is what’s worked for me.

If you follow TSC on Snapchat & Instagram you know I did an IV vitamin cocktail today ( SO MUCH TO SHARE ON THIS TOPIC THAT I’M BURSTING WITH EXCITEMENT ), so I definitely believe there’s many different, pecuilar ways to get vitamins. HOWEVER, if you’re a busy bee, try these greens for a quick fix.

Some info on the brand: “THE SUPER ELIXIR Alkalizing Greens is the vision Elle Macpherson ( supermodel !! ) & Dr. Laubscher. It contains vitamins, minerals, & trace elements to assist wellness and vitality. There’s nothing like it on the market today. That’s made it a worldwide cult bestseller. Designed to help your body maintain good nutrition and maintain its pH balance.”

ALSO YOU SHOULD know the powder has tons of super greens, Chinese herbs, digestive enzymes, & members of the maitake mushroom family. ANDDDD it’s formulated to be absorbed by your body at a cellular level, optimising the function of all 11 of your body’s systems: the digestive, endocrine ( hormonal ), integumentary ( hair, skin & nails ), circulatory & nervous systems, to name a few.

Oh ya, it’s vegan & dairy/gluten/preservative FREE.

Let’s also just note that the black caddy is chic on my kitchen counter & you just buy refills so you don’t have to keep buying the container. During the holidays they had it in white too, which was festive. Loving the black though because it’s sturdy & almost like a glass-ish Tupperware container.

You’re going to tell me it’s pricey…….& yes, agreed. HOWEVER I’ve tried A LOT of green powders & this is the one I like. This is the one MY body responds to. This is the one that tastes right. This is the one with my favorite ingredients. So it’s worth it to me.

If you’re looking for something less expensive, I encourage you to do your own research. Especially if you want a quick-ass way to get some green nutrients in your daily routine.

ALSO, there’s always the option to check out the refill packet to see if you like it.

Tomorrow on Snapchat, I’ll show you guys exactly how I prepare this but honestly it’s so simple: put a bunch of ice into a cup ( don’t heat it, cold is best ), add the greens, pour water on top, & stir with a straw ( silicone, of course ). I gulp it down in like four gulps & get on with my day.

So yes, that’s my green powder experience. What’s yours? Anything fun? I love learning about other people’s wellness experiences SO keep them coming.

Off to watch Vice Principles & eat some cinnamon, apple popcorn.

Exhausted. Goodnight xx lauryn

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Mini DeLites: Paris, Paris, Paris

August 24, 2016
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LAURYN

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1 | like the post +OH PARIS.

IT GETS ME EVERY TIME. IN ANY SEASON. Anyone else?

Paris, France was the last & final destination of our travels.

 

Lots of croissants, long strolls, harps ( like the instrument ), bread, more bread, museums, sites, & red wine.

Everything Paris is made of.

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When we arrived to our hotel, Le Bristol Paris, we immediately scoured the premise for the two cats, Fa-raon & Kleopatre, who reside in the hotel. They’re very difficult to find because they hide AND they had sort of a tiff. You know, like they got into a little confrontation so the girl cat makes the boy cat sit in the garden while she stretches out on her own personal chaise lounge filing her toenails. Their life is one of a kind. When in Paris, go by or stay at the hotel & find the cats. Trust me, they’re a trip.

Outfit theme was blacks & whites with pops of red. Red shiny nails is always my go to in Paris. It feels right when sipping a whole milk cappuccino.

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Michael & I did a lot of walking, thank God because BREAD. We essentially walked everywhere. One day we basically got lost on the streets of Paris. We found a spot to sip coffee then walked to a tiny, tiny hole in the wall crepe store. The woman was so kind & made us the most delicious Nutella crepes in front of our face. Honestly, they were the best thing to ever hit my lips.

( Oh, as you know if you listened to last week’s podcast, I lost a FUCKING DIAMOND EARRING in Paris. Shoot me. That whole story is recapped on this week’s Episode 24. Very, very annoying. Let’s just say Michael…was not pleased. Christmas is around the corner, nudgey-nudge ).

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If you’re thinking of traveling abroad, I highly recommend looking into Paris or France in general. & if you’re in college & thinking of traveling abroad but not pulling the trigger: why not? GO FOR IT! DO IT! I can honestly say I wish I spent AT LEAST two semesters abroad. College is the ideal time for you to do whatever the fuck you want. Travel! Look into the programs through your school, it will shock you how inexpensive some of the programs are.

Speaking of traveling abroad, we met up with Michael’s sister, Tara, who’s been traveling abroad since she was sixteen years old! She’s now 21 years old & speaks three languages. Tara literally blew my mind. To be that cultured & worldly at such a young age is badass. We talked to her A LOT about how she makes it work on a budget. I hope each & every college student who’s reading right now will RUN to their counselor tomorrow & inquire about studying abroad.

Just my two cents.

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What do I know though because I’m currently in front of the T.V. absorbing Housewives of OC ( what is Kelly’s problem? ), stuffing my face with homemade watermelon jerky.

You should know, A LOT of madness has been going on in my life lately…& I will update you guys very soon. I haven’t had a chance to really sit down & pour my heart out on here lately. No problem though, because sometimes stepping away from something ( whether you take a personal break or travel ) can really encourage creativity. I’ve recognized that little lesson the hard way.

Ok that’s all for today.

 

Paris Itinerary is coming ( more Paris here )! And of course, Michael already did St. Tropez so we covered that. ALSO, I have NOT forgotten to share outfit details from our trip…just give me a minute because it’s A LOT of info. The white bomber I’m wearing in this post is MY FAVORITE EVER & you can find it here.

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Hope you are all doing amazing – love chatting with you guys on Snapchat.

Talk soon, lauryn x

+ newness on TSC: 2 exclusive app posts are live: Great Content? Who Cares? by Michael & The Importance of Stuffing Your Face With Antioxidants by Moi! PLUS there’s a new podcast episode. We called it “The Sex Podcast” so I can ensure you there’s a lot of juicy shit including how to dump someone nicely, the importance of distributing your content, & tips for losing your virginity…oh ALSO we snuck in a TSC Meal Plan discount code! Listen above or on iTunes. Happy Tuesday! x

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Hottie Honeymoon Vibes

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LAURYN

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1 | like the post +Told you we were getting bridal on the blog…

Trying to get in the spirit, if you know what I mean.

If we’re being honest, I think I’ve nailed down my ideal bridal vibe.

Think CONTRAST. Both LIGHT & DARK tones. Extra VAMPY with a hint of tradition here & there… to keep things interesting. Right?

SO in the spirit of weddings… let’s chat about something every bride-to-be DEFINITELY looks forward to. THE HONEYMOON. To me, hottie honeymoon vibes mean EXTRA vampy. Bring on the lace, dark tones, & exaggerated details.

Michael & I have absolutely ZERO idea what we want to do for our honeymoon. Any recommendations?

Either way, the hottie honeymoon vibe shopping is ON. Here’s what I’m thinking:

Black, LACEY Lingerie:

Surprise your new hubby by going a bit outside the norm. Instead of wearing the usual all white, bridal lingerie, opt for BLACK. Throw on a pair of pumps, do your hair super sexy, maybe a red lip & you’re good to go. MEOW.

CHIC White Palazzo Pants:

SOOO stylish. Sometimes a cocktail dress is just too predictable. These pants go great with a flirty crop top, a bodysuit, or even just a casual tank. They’re white & flowy so if you’re in warm weather for the honeymoon, they’re ideal.

Black PUSH UP BRA Bikini:

LOVING the mesh details on this bikini. Plus, who doesn’t love a good push up bra? SO sexy, definitely ON POINT for honeymooning somewhere warm or tropical. BTW! This hot little set is ON SALE! Definitely a win, win.

The Sexiest Bodysuit:

THIS BODYSUIT IS UNREAL. I actually already own this & wore it HERE. I’ll definitely be bringing this hottie suit wherever we honeymoon.

Okay so thoughts? What would you bring on your honeymoon.

Also PLEASE share any rad honeymoon ideas below. We need to plan ours.

X

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