Oh Happy Day

The design + lifestyle blog, Oh Happy Day, has recently launched a highly curated online party supply shop. This bright (and happy) site makes me want to throw a fun summer fete for kids (how cute are these temporary tattoos?) and adults alike. “After years of collecting lanterns from China, street flags from Brazil, confetti from Paris (it’s better there!), and handmade piñatas from Mexico we decided to put it all in one place.” Everything is shipped from San Francisco. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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East Coast Living

Maternity leave and our whirlwind Midwest/ East Coast tour has sadly come to an end. It’s back to work and back to trying to get Hank on somewhat of a schedule (God help me). A few photos from our trip spent with the best friends & family:

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Rikshaw Design Flash Sale

Rikshaw Design is currently having a 30% off clothing flash sale (promo code: HEYSUMMER). Time to stock up on your kids’ summer clothes or even a coverup or two for you!

Inspired by the talents of Indian textile artisans, Rikshaw Design revives the ancient technique of block printing on all of their colorful creations—from baby bloomers to tunics (aka kurtas) for mom. The fabric is hand stamped by artisans in Jaipur, India, using a wooden block that’s been individually carved for each pattern.

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Crepes from scratch

Here’s another great recipe from our cooking class a few weeks ago. I’ve never been able to master making crepes (I even previously owned a crepe maker) until this recipe. All you need is a 7-ish inch nonstick skillet. My Aunt uses this and I plan on buying it as soon as I get back to San Francisco.

It takes a little practice, and you usually toss out the first one, but once you learn to make crepes you’ll be able to create many exciting dishes spontaneously.

Check out my favorite French restaurant’s menu for a little crepe inspiration.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Directions

1. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor briefly.

2. With motor running, add the milk, water, eggs, and butter through the feed tube. Process until smooth.

3. Heat a heavy 7-inch nonstick skillet until quite hot. Pour in 3 tablespoons of the batter, then quickly tilt the pan so the batter spreads evenly, forming a crepe. Cook until lightly brown, 30 to 45 seconds; then turn and cook another 15 seconds.

4. Repeat, using up all the batter. As you finish the crepes, stack them between sheets of waxed paper to prevent from sticking. Wrap the stacked crepes in plastic wrap. They will keep in the refrigerator for 2 days.

(Makes 12 crepes)

Enjoy!

 

Holly Stuart Designs

If I could redecorate my home, I’d model it after the chic interior of the fictional White House in House of Cards (about all I could concentrate on while watching Season 2). The Underwood aesthetic: a neutral color palette, elegant, lush and subdued fabrics, brass lamps, dark wood trim, hurricane lamps etc. All very ‘Washingtonian’. So, I was perusing my favorite home decor shop in DC online (DC bound today so this was not totally out of left field) and as it turns out, they have provided many of the pieces to the House of Cards sets. While I’m not looking at any big pieces at the moment, I love these kitchen accents from Holly Stuart Home. She makes beautiful placemats, coasters and serving trays in a variety of colors and patterns. Frank & Claire approved. Receive 25% off all placemats using online code: springhassprung.

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Allan’s Famous Frozen Margarita’s

I’m excited to share another fabulous drink recipe from Michael just in time for those warm summer nights (other posts by Chef Mike: the best bloody mary you’ll ever drink, wings and the perfect NY Strip Steak

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Worried about calories? Don’t. Look at these two friends of ours. They drink them all the time.

 

With Memorial Day only a couple of weeks away I thought this would be the perfect time to post my father’s famous frozen margarita recipe. It is the perfect summer frozen treat whether you are on a beach, boat, rooftop, BBQ or just chilling at home.

This is a recipe that was handed down by my father who used to throw sunset parties at our family beach house located in Davis Park, Fire Island. A small island located off the coast of Long Island about half-way between Manhattan and Montauk (the end of Long Island).

Our house was on the Great South Bay and faced west. The Atlantic Ocean was only a couple of hundred yards to the east. There were no cars on the island, no streets, no cable tv, and few phones — just boardwalks, sand, wooden beach shacks, and porches. The sunsets were magnificent and the margaritas even better!

This drink reminds me of ocean breezes, bare feet, boats and music – Essentially a Jimmy Buffet song. Here’s to a great summer!

A typical sunset at Davis Park, Fire Island

A typical sunset at Davis Park, Fire Island

What You Need

  • 40 oz blender
  • Tequila (Jose Cuervo Gold is preferred)
  • Triple Sec
  • Grand Marnier
  • Three (3) Limes
  • Frozen Limeade (Minute Maid is preferred) – 12 oz can
  • Fresh or Frozen Fruit (Strawberry, Peach, Mango are best) – Optional
  • Beer – Optional
  • Salt – Optional
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Directions

  • Pour the following amounts of liquor into the blender —
    • 7oz Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila – This is the perfect tequila for this recipe, if you’re drinking tequila on the rocks or shooting it straight I’m all for buying more expensive tequila, but for a frozen margarita it gets the job done. Whatever you do, do not use well tequila.
    • 3 oz Triple Sec – Any brand will do
    • 2 oz of Grand Marnier – This is key – Grand Marnier is expensive, but well worth it. A 700 ml bottle will last you about 12 blenders worth of margaritas. A great investment.
  • Next cut each lime in half and then squeeze 2 ½ limes (5 halves) of fresh lime juice into the blender. Squeezing fresh lime is imperative, it’s the difference between a good and a great margarita. You want your margaritas to be great! You can get a good margarita at Chili’s or TGI Friday’s.
  • Add approximately 4oz (1/3 of a can) of the frozen limeade. The frozen limeade is ads tartness and sweetness to the mixture. I’ve found that Minute Maid is superior to store brand frozen limeade. While slightly more expensive, it is well worth it.
  • If you would like to infuse fruit into your margarita add the fresh or frozen fruit now – Generally, 4 strawberries (stems removed), for Strawberry Margaritas — a few chunks of mango for Mango Margarita — or about half of a peach for Peach Margaritas is all you need. Fresh fruit is preferred, but frozen store bought is also fine and often easier.
  • For extra frothiness, add a splash of beer (this was my father’s secret ingredient). It also gives you an excuse to crack open a beer and drink it while you’re making your margarita. Similar to Bloody Mary’s, beer is a great Margarita chaser.
  • Fill the blender up with ice and blend until the mixture is smooth
  • For extra thick margaritas, pour half of the blended goodness into a pitcher and then refill the blender with more ice and blend again. When blended add the blended margarita into the pitcher and stir.
  • Meanwhile, cut up the remaining lime half and rim your class with the lime wedge and then dip into salt
  • Pour the margarita into the glass and enjoy!

 

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Pea and Artichoke Dip

My Aunts hosted an at-home cooking class in my Aunt Mary’s beautiful kitchen (scroll down for pics) a few nights ago which was incredibly informative and fun. On the menu: Pea & Artichoke Dip, Guacamole, Grits with Zucchini Custard, Grilled Chicken with Curried Couscous, Spinach, and Mango and Banana Nutella Crepes. They are both huge fans of Fine Cooking Magazine which shares recipes based on what’s in season. Below is a different take on the classic baked artichoke dip…a delicious way to eat your peas.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 3/4 cup finely grated pecorino romano
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 8.5-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 cup shelled fresh peas or frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot sauce

Directions:

Heat the oven to 475°F. Combine the panko, 1/4 cup of the pecorino, and the olive oil; set aside.

In a food processor, pulse the artichoke hearts, peas, mayonnaise, cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup of the pecorino, 1/4 tsp. salt, a few grinds of pepper, the garlic, and 2 healthy dashes each of the Worcestershire and hot sauce until combined. Transfer to a 1-quart baking dish (about 9×6) in an even layer; sprinkle with the panko mixture.

Bake until browned and warmed through, about 8 minutes. Serve right away.

{recipe via Fine Cooking}

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Terrain of Westport, CT

A local florist gave us the OK to start planting in my parent’s garden Mother’s Day weekend so in preparation, my sister and I have been doing our homework and taking trips to Terrain in Westport, CT (full disclosure: I can barely keep a succulent alive so the homework part is key). Not only is Terrain a 17,000 sq ft gardening mecca but the store is stocked with one-of-a kind pieces. Think: handmade furniture, herb-infused candles, dinnerware, cashmere blankets, plants and topiaries, beautiful coffee table books and more. Seriously, it’s some of the best visual merchandising I’ve ever seen so it’s no wonder this place is frequented by tastemakers such as Martha Stewart and Blake Lively. Terrain even offers classes and I’m looking foward to attending the Spring Marketplace on May 2nd.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

1. Follain Gift Card

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HDCD0008-23. Kitchit Personal Chef

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Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 9.52.00 AM7. Rebecca Atwood Pillow

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8. Sunday Suppers

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Spring Beauty Buys

627338d6d3a1acabc21c1a61f1d17f8f1. By Terry CC Cream :: an incredibly light texture that smells like roses and leaves your skin hydrated and plumped.
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2. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara :: super- curling and lifting mascara for a wide-eyed look.

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3. By Terry Baume De Rose :: for a subtle flush of color.

d5522846a1b266bf73658bccbf492d394. The Wet Brush :: the ultimate detangling brush.

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Saks Friends & Family

Almost everything at Saks is 30% off online (code:FRNFAM) and in-stores. Here are some pieces I’m eyeing:

1. Silk Ikat-Print Maxi Shirtdress

2. Theory Caneil Classic Pima Cotton Striped Dress

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Cotton Trenchcoat

4. Joie Suerte Printed Silk Drawstring- Waist Dress

5. Joie Jacolyn B Knit Jacket 

6. Rebecca Minkoff Freebird Embroidered Cotton Dress

7. See by Chloe Striped T-Shirt Dress

8. See by Chloe Printed Cotton Dress

9. AG Contour 360 Prima Mid-Rise Cigarette Jeans

10. Frame Le Skinny de Jeanne Distressed Jeans 

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Snapshots from Santa Barbara

With my sister in between jobs and Hank and I soaking up maternity leave, we decided to pack the car (with an embarrassing amount of baby gear) and head 330 miles South to Santa Barbara. Some highlights: ocean beach walks + dips, pool time at the Bacara and an adult-only dinner at San Ysidro Ranch.

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Journal It

I’m heading back to work in a month and have been eyeing some fun + stylish notebooks to get me back in the spirit…

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2. Roberta Roller Rabbit Journal

3. Chance Print Notebooks for to-do lists

4. Rifle Paper Co.

5. ModCloth Whale Notebook

6. Garance Dore Oui/ Non Pocket Notebooks

7. Tres Simple (like a classic French striped shirt) Journal

8. Klas Fahlen Letterpress Notebooks

Hop til you drop

Easter is around the corner so hop to it:

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Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 11.12.09 AM{Hudson Grace Garden Bunnies}

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El Mirador

For my cousins annual trip to San Francisco, we decided to rent a house in the Sonoma hills. It was our first trip with Hank and the layout could not have been more perfect for traveling with a newborn. There was a separate guest cottage where John, Hank and I set up shop as to not to disturb the rest of the fam during nighttime feedings. I can’t recommend this house enough.

Some pictures from our sun-drenched weekend away:

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Point Bonita Lighthouse

Temperatures have been abnormally warm and it seems that everyone has been taking advantage of this summer-like weather. We took Hank to Point Bonita Lighthouse a few weekends ago, followed by lunch at Salsalito Taco Shop. It was the perfect day to test out my new Nikon too…some pics from our outing below:

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Soothing Sore Throat Tea

7270385085d2926e7bfc45a14714b877Ingredients
Peppermint (teabags or fresh)
8 slices fresh ginger
4 cloves of garlic
Juice of 1/4 of a lemon
Honey

Peel the garlic cloves, then whack them with the side of a knife to release the essential oils. Boil the sliced ginger and the crushed garlic in 4 cups of water for 10 minutes.

According to One Medical Group:

  • The peppermint, ginger, and garlic have anti-microbial properties, meaning they are thought to inhibit or help kill off bacteria and/or viruses.
  • The menthol in the peppermint also cools inflamed throat tissue and may have anti-inflammatory effects to reduce the swelling in your sinuses.
  • Honey coats mucous membranes, which will help soothe your sore throat. It also boasts anti-bacterial and tissue healing properties.
  • And the lemon adds vitamin C, which helps your immune system recover more quickly.

Five Foundations :: A review

When my cousin Cami (remember her wardrobe essentials post?) was planning her wedding in Green Lake, Wisconsin she couldn’t find a makeup artist she trusted. So she had to learn how to do her own makeup for the big day. Gulp. Cami’s first foray into coverage makeup was  Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. She was always scared of trying foundation like so many of us are. There’s a definite stigma attached to wearing foundation. The biggest fear? CAKE FACE. She was, however, well aware that in order to get the best pictures, she’d have to wear foundation. After researching makeup lessons in NYC, she made a few appointments at the Armani counter at Saks. In the end a great choice as she fell in love with Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and the rest is history. As the dreaded aging process continues, Cami continues her quest for the best coverage. Below, she reviews five foundations and debunks the myths that go along with wearing foundation.

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Travel : Jumby Bay, Antigua

My sister and her two best friends from growing up spent a sun-drenched weekend on the Island of Jumby Bay. I can only imagine the laughs and stories these three shared (after all, two of them found out Santa wasn’t real in the 8th grade…#special). Below, my sister shares pictures from her getaway.

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Hank’s Nursery

Designing and setting up the nursery was a welcome distraction from the third trimester waiting game. Turns out, we didn’t take our friend’s advice and were scrambling to get it all together (I work better under pressure?). We used blue and white accented pieces from my first apartment in DC which worked out well considering we had a boy!

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Valentine’s Day Cards

The art of nailing Valentine’s Day lies in giving a good card. Something witty with a heartfelt note inside and you’re golden. Perfect cards that every human deserves on 2/14:

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The 5-minute nighttime regimen

Have you seen Neighbors? We watched it for the first time last week. Talk about perfect timing. The movie was hilarious and relatable (ie- the final scene when the young couple is watching their baby sleep realizing they will be responsible for their daughter’s life until they’re “really f*cking old”) .

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As I approach Hank’s one-month mark next week, I feel as though I’m slowly getting back into the swing of everyday life. Removing my contacts or making my bed was a huge win for me during the first two weeks of his life. Forget about washing my face…if he was asleep past 8pm, I would run and DIVE under the covers. Now, I’m feeling *somewhat* rested and calm enough to enjoy a little more of a nighttime routine. Again, perfect timing. My girlfriend, Mer, came to visit us and brought me a post- baby/ early 30th birthday present filled with new beauty treats (you can imagine my excitement as there’s no spa trip in my near future). The regimen takes about five minutes and makes my tired skin feel completely rejuvenated.

FullSizeRender (30)FullSizeRender (31)Aqua Reveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel: like nothing I’ve used before. Space.NK can’t keep this product on the shelves. It’s an ‘innovative facial exfoliator containing no acids, no scrubs, and no enzymes. Clinically proven to provide powerful exfoliation that’s as gentle as water’.

Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask: I use this mask as an overnight treatment and wake up with incredibly soft skin.

Lancer Volume Enhancing Lip Serum: An advanced lip treatment which plumps lips and diminishes fine lines.

The gift was a nice reminder that it’s important to feed your skin. Speaking of feeding…duty calls.

Vday gifts: SF shops

In addition to giving a thoughtful card, who doesn’t love receiving a little something extra on Valentine’s Day? My go-to San Francisco shops for finding one-of-a-kind trinkets and gifts:

1. Hudson Grace

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2. The General Store

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3. Elizabeth W

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4. Gumps

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5. MARCH

Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 10.24.57 AM6. Serena & Lily Design Shop

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8. Nest

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2014 :: looking back

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is just days away. Over the past year this silly, little blog has provided me with the exact creative outlet I needed so THANK YOU dear family and friends readers for being such wonderful supporters. COCO LOVES YOU. Here’s to an amazing 2015 and to looking back:

San Francisco city escapes including: Nick’s Cove, Napa/ Sonoma, Bolinas, Point Reyes and West Marin.

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A coastal California road trip including: San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Carmel.

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A Mexican getaway: the ranch, the roomsSea of Cortez and Todos Santos.

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What to do in Nantucket and scenes from our trip.

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Travel guest posts including: South Africa, ItalyTulum and Sedona

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Dear friends weddings including Virginia, Tahoe, Cape Cod and New Hampshire nuptials.

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San Francisco eats including: best pasta, salads, brunch, and bars.

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My first pregnancy: pregnancy essentials, a gift guide for moms-to-be and my East Coast + West Coast baby showers.

First Trimester: 1-13 weeks

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Second Trimester: 14- 27 weeks

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Third Trimester: 28 weeks- labor

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We can’t wait to meet our baby girl or boy so soon…

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Happy, Happy New Year!! Xx

Holiday Desserts (on the brain)

1. Gingerbread Cookies recipe from Big Sur Bakery

Screen Shot 2014-12-20 at 7.08.35 AM2. Ina Garten’s Holiday Sticky Buns

Food Network Ina Garten Holiday Sticky Buns3. Sally’s Baking Addition Holiday Cut- Out Sugar Cookies

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4. Bourbon Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate

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5. Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin and Rye Bundt Cake

3b6fd39323603fcfd0200edccf890c697. Rice Krispies Treat Cookies

DSC_56658. A hot chocolate bar using this recipe

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Potato, Leek and Fennel Soup

I’m a work in progress in the kitchen so when I come across easy recipes like this (thanks to a coworker), I have to give it a go. This recipe only requires 5 ingredients: olive oil, leeks, fennel, vegetable broth and russet potatoes. I doubled the amount below to get multiple meals out of the batch. It’s fantastic served hot with sriracha and crusty bread.

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Serves 6

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white and pale green parts sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 medium fennel bulbs, sliced, and fronds reserved for garnish (about 2 cups)
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leeks and fennel, and cook 7 minutes, or until softened, stirring often.
  1. Add broth and potatoes, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 25 minutes, or until potatoes are very tender.
  1. Purée soup in batches in food processor (I used a hand emulsifier). Return to pot. Season with salt and pepper.
  1. Ladle soup into bowls, garnish with fennel fronds, and serve.

December Beauty Picks for her

Bath/ Body

EO Eucalyptus & Arnica Bubble Bath: An accidental gift from a friend (she bought it for her sister but left it at my apartment. Sorry, Sarah.) It’s great for my third trimester aches and pains.12oz_bubble_bath_euc_arn_mdBelly Bombe: Stretch mark prevention aside, this stuff is great for feeling super moisturized and itch- free.Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 8.04.09 AM

Hair

Kerastase Initialiste: I’ll admit I’m a sucker for when my hair stylist tells me I need to try a new “fab” product. Anything to help my fine/ limp hair. I’ve been using this scalp treatment for about three months and people have commented that my hair looks THICK (say what?!) and shiny.

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Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip: I’ve been using Cetaphil lately but wanted to try something to help even out my skin tone. This face wash has been on my radar since my trip to Space.NK.

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery: I’m a big fan of this brand and the price tags so I decided to give this serum a go. I use it at night to help combat dry skin.

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Next on my list? Dying to try these Glossier products!

 

 

 

baby clothing favorites

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Can’t get enough of these bodysuits}
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from the hospital in one of their little numbers}
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and love the incredibly soft baby outfits & preppy prints}

The Crispy Egg

Frank Prisinzano of NYC is somewhat of a legend in our household. If you don’t follow his mouth-watering Instagram account, you’re missing out. His obsession (and rants) about the crispy egg is contagious and we’ve almost perfected it over here. A simple sunny-side up egg? Fuhgeddaboudit.

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The ‘Cripsy Egg’ Method:

  • You don’t need a non-stick pan
  • The key is to start the egg out in smoking hot olive oil so you can achieve the crust on the bottom
  • Lower the heat down so the egg goes nice and slowly until all the white sets on top while the yolk still remains runny
  • The eggs should almost explode in the hot oil, the white should soufflé around the yolk and the bottom should form a crispy crust hard enough that you can remove the egg from a normal pan with a fish spatula with just a little scraping and shimmying
  • You should eat it immediately, “like a steak,” with lot of sea salt, pepper flakes, herbs and spices

(And here’s a little video)

Medicine Cabinet Picks for him

Men rarely admit it but they love beauty products every now and again. Who doesn’t? And now is the time to sneak some goodies into their stockings or under the tree.

Blacked out electric toothbrush.

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Musgo Real Aftershave: The Portuguese classic for over a century — with aloe, witch hazel and echinacea to soothe, tone, and protect just-shaved skin.

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Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer: GOOD MORNING.

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Kent Dressing Comb: this particular comb is better for thicker hair.

kent-175mm-dressing-comb-coarsefineNo Crack Hand Cream: for the manly man.

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J.R. Watkins Pain Relieving Liniment: this company has been around since 1868 and is all-natural.

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Baxter of California Shower Kit: this brand is a favorite in my household.

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Children’s Books

We’re all familiar with the classics (100 Great Children’s Books list here) but sometimes it’s nice to shake it up a little. Here are some fun, new-ish books I’ve come across over the past few months:

1. Julia, Child

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 6.26.02 AM2. The Pigeon Needs a Bath!

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4. The Lion and The Bird

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5. Ah-ha to Zig Zag 

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Gift Guide for the mamas- to- be

1. Belly Bombe: I’m addicted to this belly oil!

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2. Ingrid & Isabel Seamless Maternity Leggings: I just bought my second pair.

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3. The perfect blanket for cozying up on the couch (and perfect for tummy time later on too!)

9681_chambray_l4. Elizabeth W Eye Pillow so mom-to-be can be extra comfortable while listening to Serial

78315b5. A bathrobe she can enjoy now and bring to the hospital.

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6. Aromatic Bedtime Treatment (pregnancy safe!). 15% off today with code: FF2014

5ml_armaticbedtime7. A Prenatal Massage

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8. Holztiger Wooden Animals for the nursery (I just picked up this one).

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9. Storq Leggings: The first thing I change into when I get home from work.

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10. A diaper bag/ tote

2-0-011. Chic slip on sneakers (for when it becomes hard to tie her shoes…)

spe-1412_flint_side_512. DryBar Gift Certificate for those days when she needs a little pick-me-up:

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13. Earth Mama Tea (Organic Morning Wellness, Organic Heartburn Tea, Organic Peaceful Mama Tea, Organic Third Trimester Tea). A great stocking stuffer.

B10-171-04_mama_to_be_sampler_front_view_white14. Full Body Pillow

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Holiday Gift Guides: a roundup

20 days until Christmas– happy shopping! 

Gift Guide for MOM
Gift Guide for DAD
Gift Guide for HER
Gift Guide for HIM
Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide
Aha Life Holiday Gift Guide
Goop Gift Guide
Ann and Sid Mashburn’s Gift Guide
To & From Magazine Gift Guide
Editors of Martha Stewart Gift Guide
Unionmade Gift Guide
Shopbop Holiday Gift Guide
Tomboy Style Gift Guides
J.Crew Holiday Gift Guide
Sacramento Street Gift Guides
Neiman Marcus Fantasy Christmas Book 2014

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{wrapping by Simone LeBlanc}

 

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