Back in January when planning our annual Hawaii trip I realized I was suddenly on the hunt for a new tote! I knew I wanted this tote to be multi functional, yet stylish in case I wanted to take out and about. While reading one of my favorite fashion blogs, The Fashion Bug Blog I came across one of her travel posts and she had featured a Lily and Bean tote and instantly I knew this was the bag for me!!!
Lily and Bean is a UK based company located in London and they do all hand painted bespoke totes, accessories and clothing which is right up my ally. I chose the jumbo weekend soft tote and I customized it with my initials and favorite colors, which was so fun to design on there website (I have to admit it was hard to decide being that there are so many colors to choose from) but the process was so fun. Also, I’d like to add that this tote is made of soft canvas and a synthetic leather for handles and trim. I love this feature because in my mind it’s Vegan friendly and won’t get ruined if it’s to get wet. Though, we won’t be going on our Hawaiian adventure anytime soon this tote makes me smile when I look at it and I’m counting down the days until I get to use it.
Tote Details: Design Your Own Canvas – Weekender Bag Jumbo (Color: Soft Fawn)
While out for a Sunday coffee I came across this most perfect babydoll dress, by Manoush at Jake and Jones one of my favorite boutiques here in Santa Barbara. My pup, Harry dragged me in for obvious reasons “TREATS” and so I tried it on and what can I say, it was love at first sight. It checked all the boxes (Babydoll, Short, Puffy sleeves and extra fluffy) for my perfect Easter outfit, as well as it would be fun for running around Waikiki come June.
Look who decided to make an appearance during my photo, Mr. Harry Poodle 🙂
Well, clearly I’ve had to pause my plans for this little dress, but today is Easter and I’ll be putting it on!
Outfit: Hat is custom by local artisan El Rancho Carpintero / Dress (runs true to size) is by Manoush Paris/ Slippers are vintage
As I have been navigating through the change and uncertainty we are all facing, I’m in constant search for things that are calming and healthy. During a recent trip to Whole Foods (before the madness started) I came across a colorful product on the shelf in the health section called Natural Vitality CALM, a magnesium supplement. The words “Anti-Stress Drink Mix” caught my attention, so I decided to give it a try! LIFE CHANGER! It’s made me sleep better, and it even helps with muscle soreness from working out.
The second being my friend’s product, Karma Not Pharma. These 100% organic vegan CBD gummy bears seem to help calm my anxieties and have NO THC in them! “Every gummy bear is infused with 10mg of CBD and sprinkled with good Karma” and MADE IN THE USA. Try them out and let me know what you think 🙂
Here are some helpful tips for maintaining your Spring time spray tan!
- Do not shower, bathe or swim for six to eight hours after your tan has been applied
- When showering or bathing it is normal for some of the initial bronzer/makeup to wash off
- Avoid pools and jacuzzis that contain chlorine (this can remove or shorten the longevity of your tan)
- Avoid excessive exfoliation and intense exercising
- Staying hydrated by drinking water (electrolyte and coconut) is essential for good skin health and maintaining that golden glow
- Moisturize twice daily directly after showering to extend the life of your tan
Here are a few of my favorite super-hydrating products to help maintain your tan:
One of my husband’s and I favorite weekend adventures happens to be going up to the Santa Ynez Valley for walks around Los Olivos, browsing boutiques and wine tasting. We’re so lucky to have this beautiful place right over the hill from us here in Santa Barbara.
Favorite Tasting Locations:
Saarlos and Sons
Sunglasses, Tom Ford (Nordstrom)
Top (Forever 21)
Skirt, Halogen (Nordstrom)
Wedges, See by Chloe (Saks Fifth Ave.)