Mini DeLites | Mocktails

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LAURYN

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{ Ok, so quick story: my friend, Erica & I always say WWOD to each other when we’re in a pinch for fashion. What’s it mean? Well, obviously: ‘What Would Olsen’s Do.’ You know, like MK & Ashley Olsen. So a typical convo would be “should I wear these houndstooth jacket with these snakeskin boots?” & she’ll say “WWOD.” Are we weird? LOL. Anyway, on my birthday she gave me the sweetest, most special gift: she handmade this embroidered cloth with our little saying. It currently hangs in the closet next to vintage Barbie. It’s so cute, right?! }

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{ A lil Monday ‘mocktail’ }

Lately I’ve been allllllllll about ‘mocktails.’

Mocktails look like a cocktail, kinda taste like a cocktail, & require a little garnish like a cocktail…

…but they have no alcohol…that’s right: zero, zilch, zip, nada, nothing. Hence why they’re called “MOCK-tails.”

Get it?

Clever, right…( but kinda not really ).

This skinny mocktail contained: two big splashes of guava kombucha ( but use whatever flavor your little heart desires ), one cup of sparkling water, one tablespoon of chia seeds, & tons of Meyer lemon over ice. Garnish with a lemon slice ( if you guys are interested in more of my mocktail recipes, let me know below— I have a bunch! ).

Ever since I came back from our Palm Springs getaway, I’ve felt a strong need to clean out my system.

I like to check myself before I wreck myself & practice super strict discipline every once in a while.

So basically this month there will be no frisky cocktails nights or vino girl nights.

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{ Summer reusable ice cubes…& hey, they don’t dilute wine— genius, right?! }

And honestly with no alc, I feel amazing! I’ve lost some weight, my skin is clearer, & I literally hop out of bed like Jack in the Box.

Even though I love a little wine every now & then, cleaning out my bod a couple of times a year is a good reset.

Ya know?

Anyway, this month I’ll be staying in a lot & doing some major reading. Some of the books on my list: anything Bret Eastern Ellis, The Goldfinch, The Book Thief, & Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Story.

Does anyone else have any amazing, must-reads?? Please share— I literally LOVE book recommendations! ( I’m specifically a huge fan of non-fiction & autobiographies- #TSCbookclub ).

Happy Monday! x.

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  1. AvatarKelly Gwin

    If you like Bret Easton Ellis’ work, read this piece he wrote for the Daily Beast a few years back when Charlie Sheen had his epic meltdown. He categorizes old vs new empire. Based on your writing style, I think you’ll like the content/possibly use it for context.

    It’s much better than the Canyons if nothing else

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/03/16/bret-easton-ellis-notes-on-charlie-sheen-and-the-end-of-empire.html
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  2. AvatarColleen Welsch

    If you haven’t read anything by Jon Ronson, you might want to check him out. He has a few non-fiction essay collections, and his latest is called Lost at Sea. It’s great! Also, Devil in the White City is another amazing non-fiction book!
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  3. AvatarJen

    The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies are great summer reads. I’m going to enjoy your “mock tails” today! Sounds yum!!!!

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  4. AvatarHeather

    My all time favorite genre is memoir/autobiographical! You should check out The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls and The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison. They’re both sort of dark but really, really good. Happy reading!
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  5. AvatarSarah M

    I’ve been interested in doing the same kind of cleanse like you’re doing so I would love some more mocktails recipes!

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  6. AvatarCarly

    The Untethered Soul by Micheal Singer – blew ‘ma mind! Teaches you a whole new way to look and journey through life 🙂

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  7. AvatarAnnCates

    That little cloth is absolutely adorable. I as well look up to them for fashion. I mean why can’t I just have their whole entire wardrobe? Haha I hope you love the Book Thief! I am in love with that book and the way it is written is so unique! In the beginning of the book it is so confusing. But keep pushing through, because it gets a lot better!
    Hope you enjoy it, AnnCates xx
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  8. Avatarlaurie

    My book recs: Reconstructing Amelia, Defending Jacob and The Husband’s Secret all fiction
    memoirs/non-fiction- Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness and House in the Sky

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  9. AvatarStephanie

    Lauren,

    If you like autobiographies, I recommend Getting Life by Michael Morton about his 25 years in prison as an innocent man. It puts life in the “free world” into perspective!

    And can I just say, when I get frustrated with my job, for some reason your blog always puts be back in good spirits! So, thank you:)
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  10. AvatarRyan

    Brain on Fire : My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. It’s a memoir and kind of dark but so so so interesting if you’re into that sort of thing..I loved it.

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  11. AvatarDrea

    Please share what makeup (brand and shades) you’re wearing! You look like you’re absolutely glowing! You inspired me to make a guava kombucha mocktail, and I’m sipping it right now — it’s amazeballs! Would love more recipes and book recommendations. I’m reading The Silkworm right now. It’s really good!

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    1. AvatarLauryn

      I’m actually going to be doing a TSC YouTube channel & I will share EXACTLY how I get the dewey look. In the meantime, all my products are found in my book babe!! xx.

  12. AvatarEmily

    The Empty Chair by Bruce Wagner. Two mini novellas/memoirs that BELONG together. I could not get over it. I have read about a dozen books since and none have measured up.

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  13. AvatarBrittany

    HOW do you not drink every weekend even with social plans!? I love to drink socially and every weekend I find myself out to dinner, lunch, brunch, you name it with a drink in my hand. I would love to cleanse my system as you put it, but where do you find the willpower!? Tips appreciated!

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    1. AvatarLauryn

      Hahaha!!! I will do a post this. I typically carry a wine glass around with sparkling water & a splash ( I mean a SPLASH ) of pinot grigio. Looks like I’m drinking but not really. xx.

  14. AvatarEmily

    Recent faves—
    Fiction: Big Little Lies (so great!)
    Nonfiction: Furious Love about Richard Burton and Liz Taylor (so fascinating!)

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  15. AvatarAlex

    Just finished Goldfinch! It was really good, long but I liked it a lot. I reread the last few pages twice because I loved what the character had to say! The next two books on my desk right now are City of Thieves and This is How you Lose Her

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  16. AvatarLisa

    The Book Thief is amazing. If you like YA, Delirium is my favorite series. On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves is a great easy summer read.

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  17. AvatarAlicia

    More mocktails please! I’m 18 weeks pregnant and they are saving my life?. I get so sick of water.

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