For our wedding, we knew we wanted to transport people out of the urban environs of the city. We wanted water, we wanted green, we wanted elegance and, like any couple looking for the perfect backdrop for their "I do's", it becomes a mission. We found the perfect setting that encompassed all our wants at White Gate Farm in East Lyme, Connecticut. The farm and the surrounding areas offered so much beauty, relaxation, and association to food, we were sold. Our incredible die-hard, coordinator Josh Chalmers of Earth 2 Events, made every one of our visions a reality...but more on that later.Read More
I am off on my next adventure! Curious about how I set myself up for success? From the plane to the road, this is what I am packing to stay healthy and look and feel my best!Read More
Easter and Passover are a mere few days away, and signs of spring are taking root. For us here at Crunchy Radish, food is always at the top of our party planning check list, but have you thought about your tablescape? Vibrant and delicious food is essential to any celebration, large or small, yet having a well dressed table can truly add an understated elegance and sophistication to any type of gathering.Read More
Most people have their scent. Whether you are a musk person, gardenia, or lavender, there are specific aromas that draw you in. On a recent outing to one of my go-to markets, I discovered that they carried my favorite soap. I excitedly waved the soap in front my friend's nose, he quickly responded that it smelled like me. If rosemary and patchouli is my essence, I will gladly take it. Saipua Saltwater Rosemary and Patchouli Soap is woody and natural, yet subtle all at once. Crushed sea salt and nori add just the right amount of exfoliating texture, and high quality olive oil makes it luxuriously moisturizing. I often get regretful tearing open the beautiful packaging and putting the soap to use, no longer allowing the wrapped bar's essence to permeate my medicine cabinet. Saipua is known for their gorgeous wild and romantic floral arrangements, but their handcrafted, local (for New Yorkers), cold pressed olive oil based soaps are pretty epic too. All of the soaps are hand made, hand cut, and hand wrapped and are made of food grade oils and butters - making them almost good enough to eat.
I hate to use the term loosely, but when I say addicted, I truly mean it. Addicted in the sense that the anticipation and excitement builds and bubbles as I start thinking about opening the bottle and inhaling. I get giddy and euphoric post-administration, and pangs of regret and remorse overwhelm me on frantic mornings when I forget to use. No, I am not currently coveting an illegal substance of some sort. I am talking about my current obsession, my face oil. Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil by Sunday Riley is the topical equivalent to my superfood sprinkle. Juno is a powerhouse blend of nutrients delivered right where you need it. This oil is light and non-clogging and leaves you glowing all day long. Ingredients like carrot oil and berry seed blend surge antioxidants into the skin - fighting wrinkles, balancing skin tone, and infusing vitamins skin deep. Now that the secret is out, everyone will be itching for a fix.
Recently, I have been getting a lot of compliments about my glow. Yes, the summer heat may have a thing or two to do with it, but I started integrating some new products into my daily regimen which has had some major benefits. Odacite and Moon Juice collaborated on a dynamic duo of products (yes, dreams do come true) that produce glow-worthy results. I start with a refreshing spritz of aloe and rose mist and then add 2-3 drops of the clair de lune serum into my daily spf moisturizer. The serum is loaded with super glowy and anti-oxidant rich ingredients like carrot seed oil and green tea. To complete the look, I turn to natural beauty fav RMS beauty for a pop of mineral-rich color on my cheeks. I use the lip2cheek stain in beloved, and a touch more glow from cult favorite living luminizer. How are you getting glowy this summer?
I am off frolicking in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and wine country with one of my oldest and bestest friends. Be sure to follow along here to see what we are up to. These are my essentials for my California weekend getaway.
First stop in San Francisco to fuel up for a busy day!
You will for sure find us sipping some liquid frements here
Would not miss a chance to drink kombucha on tap and wander around this happy place
Keeping it simple and stylish in these
Have a lovely weekend!
I am a huge hand washer. Not only is hand washing economical, you avoid saturating your clothes and your body, with harsh chemicals from the dry cleaners. The Laundress produces nontoxic, eco friendly detergents that preserve your clothes and leave them smelling divine. The chic and clean packaging make you feel less Cinderella and more Princess Kate as you scrub your delicates clean. Essential oils from lavender, citrus, and musk leave your wares smelling lovely, and plant-based enzymes remove odors, stains, and perspiration. Whether it is your favorite silk blouse or lace-lined intimates, leave it to The Laundress to keep your goods looking and smelling their best.
Happy weekend! It looks like we are in for a stunner!
Here are my essentials for the weekend.
Sipping on these delicious small batch organic, raw, and unpasteurized juices.
Loved this quaint gem in Brooklyn
Will for sure be making this asap since I love a good potato party.
Have a relaxing weekend!