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Currently Coveting No. 47

March 11, 2016

Rose quartz and serenity currently coveting product picks

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One.  Ciao Clutch  |  Two.  Sunnies  |  Three.  “Goal Digger” Stainless Steel Water Bottle  |  Four.  Cheers Arrow Bottle Stopper  |  Five.  “First Come First Served” Pitcher  |  Six.  Smiley Face Bracelet  |  Seven.  “What Would Beyonce Do” Nameplate  |  Eight.  Nantucket Body Wash  |  Nine.  Smith & Cult Polish  |  Ten.  Blue & White Dish  |  Eleven.  Blue Suede Moccasins  |  Twelve.  Grapefruit Shower Gel  |  Thirteen.  “On The Rocks” Cocktail Napkins  |  Fourteen.  KitchenAid Mixer  |  Fifteen.  Oomph Tiny Table  |  Sixteen.  Champagne Carry On Cocktail Kit  |  Seventeen.  “Hi” Matches  |  Eighteen.  Eye Balm  |  Nineteen.  Rug  |  Twenty.  “I Hate Mondays” Key Tag  |  Twenty-One.  Herbivore Soaps

Beach or Bust! Shop These 10 Spring Break Essentials

We're Already Thinking About Our Top Spring Break Essentials
February 16, 2016

You heard us right…we’re already making our spring break wish list.  We may be jumping the gun on spring break talk, but we’ve decided that dreaming about any sort of beachy getaway is an instant way to perk up on a dreary winter day. From finding the perfect sunnies, to deciding on a colorful coverup, to settling on a pair of statement sandals, the hunt for all of the necessary beach vacation essentials is—dare I say—as exciting as the vacay itself?!

Click through the slideshow above to find our top 10 spring break essentials that any beach bum won’t be caught without.  After you flip through, tell us what else you’ll be packing on your next beach vacay in the comments below!  Cheers, Kat

P.S. Check out our beach bag essentials while you’re at it, and read our tips for traveling like a pro if you’re going abroad soon. xo 

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SWIMSUIT

SWIMSUIT

Pack your favorite new swimsuit (we've been favoriting so many chic one-pieces lately!), because you'll be living in it.

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HAT

HAT

Don't be caught on the beach without a hat, one of the most stylish (and smart!) accessories.

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BEACH TOTE

BEACH TOTE

Don't forget a large beach tote to carry all of your necessities during your long day in the sun.

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SUNNIES

SUNNIES

A great pair of sunnies will not only shield the sun, they'll complete your super-easy beach style.

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COVER UP

COVER UP

Throw on a comfortable cover up to get you from sand to hammock to beach and back again.

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BEACH TOWEL

BEACH TOWEL

A chic beach towel for lounging is a MUST, and it can easily double as a colorful outfit accessory while you're on the way to the shore.

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SANDALS

SANDALS

Pack a pair that's easy to flip off at the sound of a hat, and comfortable for strolling the boardwalk at night.

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TASSELS

TASSELS

Tassel everything, please! These playful and (generally so affordable) pieces are the perfect sunny statement to your vacay look. Try stacking a few tassel necklaces!

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SPF

SPF

We can talk all day about beach vacation essentials, but wouldn't be anywhere without proper SPF.

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DRINK IN-HAND

DRINK IN-HAND

Lastly (and maybe most importantly?!), a mouth-watering tropical cocktail is a must. Bonus points if you enjoy it in one of our bestselling pineapple tumblers!

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My Top 10 Must-Haves from Williams-Sonoma

A list of my top kitchen essentials from one of my favorite stores
February 12, 2016

My top 10 kitchen essentials from Williams-Sonoma

It will come to no surprise to you that spending time in the kitchen is one of my favorite things to do.  As you may remember, I vowed to return to making more homemade weeknight meals at home in the new year… and more time around the table has been glorious.  I’ve recently become obsessed with a few new tools and gadgets, and I knew it was due time to share my top kitchen essentials from Williams-Sonoma with all of you!  Truly, MKR 

P.S. I hope by now you’ve entered Williams-Sonoma & Fortessa‘s amazing giveaway to spend time in my happy place (wine country), right? If not, there’s still time!  Enter here through March 15.  xo

No. One.  Philips Air Fryer.  You heard me talk about the air fryer last week, but I really cannot stop singing its praises.  As a quick reminder in case you missed our chicken wing story, this super high tech, but ultra user friendly air fryer calls for little to no oil and still fries up all of your favorites perfectly.  I’ve made wings, fish, potato chips, and next up onion rings!

No. Two.  Any and all Schott Zwiesel stemware.  In my book, Schott Zwiesel is the creme de la creme when it comes to my preferred wine carrying vessel.  I’m particularly fond of these pretties.

No. Three.  Fortessa flatware.  While I love all of Fortessa’s gorgeous flatware, my heart belongs to the Lucca and Royal Pacific setting.  The bamboo is classic and gold flatware, always adds just the right touch of “special occasion” to any meal. 

No. Four.  Mini Classic Croissants.  Ever since being introduced to these via an Oprah’s favorite things, I’ve never not had them in my freezer.  Buttery, rich, and bite size…there really are no words.

No. Five.  KitchenAid Pro Mixer.  Probably my most used kitchen item, and worth every penny.  I do not bake, mix, or make anything without my KitchenAid Pro.  And p.s. you’ll have it FOREVER.

No. Six.  Silpat Mats.  Scratch the above statement; Silpat mats are hands down my most used kitchen item.  They keep your pans and cookie sheets perfectly clean, eliminate the use of a non-stick spray, and they even come in mini toaster oven and microwave size.  I have six, that’s how serious I am about Silpat.

No. Seven.  Fortessa’s Restaurant Collection.  Clean lines and bright white allowing the food to be the star, Fortessa’s restaurant collection can transition from every day to formal dining.

No. Eight.  Chili Lime Rub.  This pick is on behalf of the Mr.; no joke he stock piles this rub.  If he’s grilling then this is his secret meat weapon, and while I’m at it he’d want me to tell you his newest obsession from WS would be THIS.

No. Nine.  PL8 Professional Chopper.  I was so impressed by this little guy, I snapchatted it the other day (one more reason to follow on Snapchat so you don’t miss out on all my favorite finds…username WAITINGONMARTHA).  Anyway, the PL8 professional chopper chops up anything and deposits the perfectly cut pieces into a dish below.  I made tacos the other night and was able to using the PL8 was able to chop up 2 onions, 3 jalepenos, 1 tomato, 1 green pepper, and numerous garlic cloves in less then 5 minutes!

No. Ten.  Rubber Spatulas.  It may not be flashy, but rubber spatulas are my go-to kitchen utensil, and Williams-Sonoma’s are of the highest quality so you won’t need to constantly replace them.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fortessa. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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