Category Lifestyle

Modern Design Lust List: Design Within Reach Semi-Annual Sale

I love Design Within Reach, but often their prices can seem (pardon the cheesy wordplay) just beyond my reach.  The semi-annual sale which ends on March 19th offers a chance to save on authentic modern design, whether it be the classic investment piece or the vibrant statement piece.  While Eames designs are sadly never discounted, DWR does include a wide range of furniture and accessories within their sale.  Here are my Design Within

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Word Up #5

Monday morning pick-me-ups…

Valentines Day & Cookie Design DIY

Happy Valentines Day!  Whether or not you’re part of a couple, today should still be all about celebrating love (with a liberal dosage of sweets).  To commemorate the “holiday” my friend and I attended a Cookie & Wine Design class hosted by Gimme Some Sugar, a local Las Vegas bakery.  We had a lot of fun creating our own quirky and sassy twists on traditional conversation hearts.  Although our class was

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Raw Super-Fruit Tropical Pitaya Bowl + Berry Lemon Pitaya Smoothie

If it seems like I’m chasing Summer with these next couples of recipes, it’s because I am.  I’ve had it with these grey Winter skies and I’m ready to sip pitaya smoothies by the pool.  In case you’re not familiar with it, Pitaya (aka Dragon Fruit) is a tropical, body cleansing super-fruit grown from Pitaya Cacti in Southeast Asia and Central America.  Raw pitaya fruit is naturally low in sugar, but

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Top iPhone App Roundup

I’ll be the first person to admit that I’m obsessed with my iPhone.  Separation anxiety?  Yes, I suffer from it.  Today I’m sharing my all-time favorite and most used iPhone apps from ‘Photography’ to ‘Productivity’ and everything in-between.  You’ll see how I edit my photos and the apps I can’t bear to travel without.  I also spoke with a few major online influencers to see which apps they can’t get

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The Elvis | Fried Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey & Bacon Sandwich

Today marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday.  In homage to “The King of Rock & Roll,” here’s a recipe for his favorite deliciously indulgent fried peanut butter, banana, honey, and bacon sandwich.  Although there have been many variations over the years, most can agree that a classic Elvis includes generous amounts of butter, banana slices, and peanut butter sandwiched between two slices of white bread… then pan-fried.  The additions

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Word Up #4

For many people the New Year brings with it new motivations and new inspirations.  Heres to starting off 2015 on the right foot… 

What’s In My Bag? Christmas Eve Disneyland Edition

Disneyland during the Holidays seems inexplicably more magical than usual, doesn’t it?  On Christmas Eve I took a little road trip to California so my best friend and I could reunite, after months of separation, at “The Happiest Place On Earth.”  The tricky thing about packing for a theme park is bringing all the necessities needed to keep you looking and feeling refreshed, but still packing light enough to be comfortable

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Matcha Recipes | Green Tea Lattes + Green Tea Macarons with Green Tea Buttercream

Matcha (Green Tea) is one of my favorite flavors of lattes, ice cream, macarons, and Kit Kats… but until recently I had never attempted to cook with it at home, not realizing how easy it is.  During the Holidays I love to bake treats for my friends so I’ve partnered with Kiss Me Organics to bring you a recipe for Matcha Green Tea Macarons with a Matcha Green Tea Buttercream

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i-D: Model Mother Tongue

Lately I’ve been really enjoying this How To Learn Languages With Models video series by British magazine i-D.  Even though you obviously won’t be fluent by the end of each installment, they’re fun and each filmed in a different quirky style.  There are 10 videos in the still-growing series; here are some of my favorites… Attends, ou est le vin rouge?