A few weeks ago while perusing some of my favorite blogs I saw the most amazing necklace. Or was it a scarf? Who knew? All I knew is I wanted it, but with time being what time is (a thief), I simply pinned the image and moved on with my day. Then I saw it again (a different design, but I knew it had to be the same). So I took this as a sign from the universe and clicked over to Mignonne Gavigan. MG is the insanely talented creator of these amazing scarf necklaces that I am now lusting, coveting, wish listing, obsessing, etc, etc, over. Not only are they some of the most exquisite pieces I’ve laid my eyes on in awhile, they’re so original, which is hard to come by these days. Plus they would go perfectly with my uniform of boyfriend shirts and jeans. Now the questions, which one? truly, MKR
So I’ve been on a bit of a bender. Like a sugar, carb, wine, exercise-whats-that? bender. And while I kind of live for those type of moments (don’t judge) I always know whats on the other side of that throw-caution-to-the-wind attitude. Detox.
Truthfully, I’m a juicer. I have been before it was “cool.” I’m one of those equal part french fries and wheat grass kind of gal. But when I tip the scales too far into the fried side of things I know what will get me back on track…my Vitamix and Hurom juicer (you can even do wheat grass in it). Well that and no processed sugar, no gluten, and no dairy for two weeks. And while it may sound miserable to some, by day three I promise you’ll feel amazing. Like 10 years younger, my skin looks ridiculous amazing.
Now I don’t just juice. Typically I juice until dinner for a few days or juice for breakfast and dinner but have a healthy lunch. Just enough to cleanse and get me back on track and remind my body that “hey, I love being healthy.” So my Loves the next two weeks I’ll be focusing a lot on healthy habits. Don’t worry the cocktails and sugary treats will back in no time, but for now I wanted to share the three juices that are on my current rotation, all from the new book Juice It! And I’d love to know, what are some of your healthy habits? truly, MKR
During a recent interview I was asked what my everyday wardrobe essentials are? And while I wanted to say “Louboutins and LBDs of course” that’s just not my reality. Between the shop, the blog, and styling which often has me trekking through who-knows-what-wilderness-to-get-the-perfect-shot my reality is much more, well…grounded in reality. So if we’re telling truths my everyday essentials can be boiled down to six items.
Button down boyfriend shirts, hats, silky shorts or pants, layered jewelry, a large bag, and the perfect shoe. The perfect shoe is really the key. A few months ago while in Dallas I was introduced to Yosi Samra which have quickly become my go-to. The Corey sandals (pictured above) have barley left my feet all summer and once the weather begins to turn I know the same will be said about the Preslie (I have them in neutral but how beautiful is the white?). And the fold up flatsare stashed in my gym bag, car, and travel carry on so whenever I do wear my 5 inch heels and they start to take their toll I have a quick fix. So Loves, I’d love to hear what are your everyday essentials? truly, MKR
If you follow along on Instagram you may have seen a few behind the scenes (#bts) shots of Occasions Magazine’s fall issue. Well we’re about ready to go to print, but we need your help. We can’t decide which image we’d like to see on the cover, option 1 or option 2? Tell us what you think below and as a thank you one lucky voter will win a $50 American Express Gift card and a free Copy of Occasions, Weddings Fall 2014. I know which one I’m leaning towards, but I can’t wait to hear what y’all think! truly, MKR
When summer rolls around I try to use my absolute favorite fruit, watermelon, in any and every way I can. So the other night when tiring of my standard margarita and with a bowl full of fresh cut watermelon in the fridge I thought, “yes a watermelon margarita must happen.” And happen it did. The sweetness of fresh watermelon juice combined with refreshing mint sprigs, tart lime, and tequila will have you sipping all summer long. Cheers! truly, MKR
I wouldn’t call myself a beauty junkie, I’m more like search-and-search-till-I-find-what-works-and-then-become-obsessively-loyal-pry-it-from-my-cold-dead-hands-product-junkie. So when I say I have products I can’t live without, I mean it. Sure those items change on occasion dependent on the season and as I age I invest more in the care of my skin than in the past, but all in all I’ve found a beauty regimen that works for me, and today I wanted to share a little piece of that. Specifically the 5 best beauty products I cannot live without and I’d love to hear if you have any products that you hoard like there’s no tomorrow? truly, MKR
01.Estee Lauder Stress Relief Eye Mask. For those mornings when I’m looking extra puffy.
02.Clarisonic Opal. I’ve used the Clarisonic brush for years so when the Opal hit the market I knew I had to try it. Specifically targeted for the under eye area when used on a regular basis I’ve seen a dramatic improvement. Are you spotting an eye trend yet? My eyes are what is starting to really show my age.
03.YSL Touche Eclat. A game changer, and final step in erasing under eye circles and dark spots. I literally use this every single day and swear by it. Just make sure you buy one color lighter than you would normally go, you need this to illuminate as well as blend. I wear the lightest shade possible, #1.
04.Bare MineralsFoundation and Mineral Veil. The only foundation that doesn’t seem to irritate my skin plus it has a SPF keeping that pale complexion of mine pale.
05.YSL Burgundy Mascara. I’m a natural blonde which means my eyelashes are practically translucent in color so I don’t leave the house without mascara, and currently I’m obsessed with YSL’s burgundy mascara for a more natural day look.
Not on the list, but just as much of a daily necessity; Clinique All About Eyes Serum, Amore Pacific Hydrating Creme, plus my signature pink lip.
Like most everyone on the planet I’m a lover of french fries. So when I recently purchased this guy I knew it’s first frying test would be my favorite potato indulgence, the fry. And while everyone seems to have their french fry preferences, I like my soggy while the Mr. prefers his as crispy as they come, that’s the beauty about making your own. One batch can be cut thinner and cook a tad longer to get that crispness while the other removed from the heat a tad earlier to allow for the sogginess I crave. And the garlic aioli sauce?! There are no words. This is now my go to sauce for anything and everything. Happy Monday Dolls! truly, MKR
P.S. Don’t worry, if you don’t have an actual fryer you can use a heave bottom pan and achieve the same results.
Recently I had the opportunity to spend two weeks living my dream in Napa Valley. It was magical. It was heaven. It was a moment in time I’ll cherish forever. And while I can’t share too much today as we are working on creating an “everything-you-need-to-know” guide to Napa I just had to share a few pics with you all of my time there. TGIF Loves! truly, MKR