Obsessed With… Organic Matcha Tea, Flower Bath Soak and Iceland!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post like this, but I thought it would be fun to share what I’ve been into lately (hint, matcha tea and bubble baths are where it’s at). You know the kind of things you talk about and share with your friends? Well I wanted to do that with you, because over the years I’ve been blogging so many of you truly have become friends.

So let’s catch up ladies! Here’s what I’ve been reading, listening to, drinking, doing and dreaming lately. I’d love to hear about something you’ve been into, please leave a comment and let me know!

 

Reading…

After watching The People vs. O.J Simpson American Crime Story series recently, it made me want to read more. After checking out lots of books and their reviews on Amazon, I downloaded ‘I Did It: Confessions of the Killer‘ on my Kindle app.  I’m almost finished and it’s been a very interesting read – the chapter about that night is chilling. Have any of you read this book too? Thoughts?

 

Drinking…

Matcha Tea Lattes! It’s become a daily ritual. A lot of coffee shops still don’t have matcha tea, so I find it best to make mine at home in the morning. I love the Organic Matcha DNA Tea Set (it has over 240 five-star reviews), you use the bamboo whisk and it creates the most deliciously frothy matcha tea latte.

Matcha is an ancient ceremonial Japanese tea, it’s high in antioxidants, increases energy levels, burns calories, detoxifies the body, enhances calm and fortifies the immune system. It’s really good!

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Doing…

Recently I’ve become obsessed with baths! They are just so beautifully relaxing, especially when you have a great book or mag to read and a gorgeous smelling bath soak. I love this Flowers and Salt Bath Soak, it’s infused with lavender, rose petals, calendula, chamomile, dead sea and epsom salts.

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Dreaming…

I have a perpetual case of wanderlust and am always dreaming of the next destination to explore.  I would absolutely LOVE to see the Northern Lights and sleep in a glass igloo in Iceland. I found a travel deal recently – three nights with airfares for only $489! Such an incredible couple or family vacation.

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snow vacation deal kakslauttanen glass igloo northern lights lapland iceland

 

Listening…

I’m still loving the song I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Mike Posner, Seeb Remix).

 

 

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What To Pack For A Beach Vacation

I am so excited, it’s less than two weeks until I go on my cruise vacation to New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for lots of sandy beach and crystal clear blue water pics! One of the hardest things is figuring out what to pack for a beach vacation, so today I’m breaking down my must-haves.

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But before we get into that, I just had to quickly mention Beyoncé‘s Lemonade album… have you listened to it yet? I’ve heard bits and pieces here and there, but plan to dive right in over the weekend. From what I have heard, wow… intense… and also utterly amazing. The lyrics are powerful. I must admit, it’s kept me quite entertained this week as everyone’s been really getting into the debate of who “Becky with the good hair” is?

If you’ve seen and heard Beyoncé‘s Lemonade album, what did you think? Please share, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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So, back to talking vacay style… I’ve been madly hunting for the perfect vacation wardrobe and wanted to share my finds. Hopefully if you’ve got some fun trips planned, or just want to get some new spring and summer looks, this round up of my fave finds helps you. I wanted to give a special mention to this white lace fit and flare dress, I think it’s an essential… it also has over 300 five-star reviews and comes in tons of colors! I also looove this white long sleeve dress.

What To Pack For A Beach Vacation

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What to Pack for a Beach Vacation:  1.  Chanel Soleil Tan Cream Bronzer Makeup  (the best, just wear on it’s own for a gorgeous natural look)    |    2. Ray Ban Mirrored Aviators (currently on sale)    |    3.  Lace Fit and Flare Dress (comes in lots of colors, has over 300 five-star reviews!)   |    4. Eugenia Kim ‘Do Not Disturb’ Straw Hat   |   5. Sole Society Odette Sandals    |    6. Straw Studios ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Sun’ Tote

 

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Dream Destinations – The Best Luxury Vacations

As Spring approaches, I doubt I’m alone in dreaming of a gorgeous luxury vacation. It’s easy to get lost google-ing for hours and today, I wanted to share with you some truly amazing destinations. From Dubai to Bora Bora, Finland to France, these are ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences and without doubt some of the best luxury vacations available.

I’d love to know, if I said I was giving all my readers a vacation to the destination of their choice, which one would you choose? Fingers crossed I win the lottery… you may just find yourself in the Caribbean!

 

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Enjoy spectacular views of the azure Arabian Sea, or the iconic Palm Island and magnificent Dubai skyline at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. Immerse yourself in wonder and experience the intimate and romantic atmosphere of the Underwater Suites…

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Igloo Resort, Finland
Experience the world famous glass igloos and rustic log cabins at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Lapland (the home of Santa!) in Finland. 250km North of the Arctic Circle, these incredible igloos are the perfect place to experience the breathtaking aurora borealis (northern lights) that cast an otherworldly glow over frozen landscapes…

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Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
The luxury 5-star Shangri-La Hotel provides discerning travelers with the most exquisite suites and restaurants, as well as old-world Parisian glamour. Commanding views of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine will hold you transfixed…

shangri-la paris france view eiffel tower hotel

shangri-la paris france view eiffel tower hotel

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Hilton Nui Resort and Spa, Bora Bora
The Hilton Nui Resort and Spa is nestled in an idyllic cove of white sand and majestic lava rock. Famous for hosting The Bachelorette, The Kardashians and many other famous Hollywood faces in the incredible Overwater Presidential Suite (pictured below), this 122 room resort has all the ingredients for a perfect tropical vacation…

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hilton bora bora presidential suite kardashians vacation hotel

hilton bora bora presidential suite kardashians vacation hotel

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Jade Mountain Resort, Caribbean
Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is a architectural masterpiece. One of the most mesmerizing resort experiences in the world, guests enjoy grand sweeping spaces where the bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool combine…

Jade Mountain Resort, St lucia Caribbean luxury resort travel vacation

Jade Mountain Resort, St lucia Caribbean luxury resort travel vacation

Jade Mountain Resort, St lucia Caribbean luxury resort travel vacation

Tell me… which of these dream destinations would you choose for the best luxury vacation of a lifetime?

Friday’s Fab Favorites: Life Lately from New York to LA

Happy Friday and welcome to the Fab Favorites Link Up! This week I wanted to share a little glimpse into life lately…

3 I just spent a beautiful week in New York with my Dad… every second year we do wonderful “father – daughter trips”, my sister and I take turns alternating. We created amazing memories that I’ll cherish for a lifetime…

 photo 4_zpsaa9db5b6.jpg One of my favorite memories of New York with my Dad is doing a bike ride all around Central Park one afternoon… I’ve seen this lake in movies and tv shows so many times.

 photo 1_zps7b0da97a.jpg On our last night in New York, we went to the theatre and saw Matilda. Oh my gosh, I’ve seen quite a lot of theatre and this is by far my favorite – it is beyond brilliant! If you’re in New York it is a must-see.

 photo 5_zps710ff225.jpg Early evening in New York, I adore strolling the streets – what a magical city!

 photo 6_zpsf025f7bd.jpg The weather has been incredible in LA (as always), so the perfect thing to do on a Summer morning is ride along the beach between Santa Monica and Venice. Blue skies, salty air, sand, sun and palm trees… life doesn’t get much better.

 photo 7_zps39f9169a.jpg My search for the perfect white jeans continues… why do they always have to be so thin (and see-through)?!

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Travel Style – Fashion Must Haves

Happy Friday and welcome to the Fab Favorites Link Up! This month I’m doing lots of travel for work and when packing my suitcases (yes, there are multiple suitcases), it always makes me realize the style staples every woman needs in her closet.  But it’s not just for travel, it’s for normal everyday life too – from a great white top, to a perfect clear-crystal statement necklace, black patent heels, stylish skinny jeans, a tailored blazer (J.Crew on sale, under $100) and a chic leather handbag.

Oh and of course, a long-wearing color rich lipstick goes a long way for instant glam! These staples are the basics you need to mix and match, creating outfits that are timeless and always stylish. What are your fashion must-haves for easy, effortless style that looks perfectly polished?

Style Staples Fashion Must Have Classic Wardrobe Basics Black Blazer J.Crew Bauble Bar statement crystal necklace YSL radiant orchid lipstick pave stud earrings Michael Kors black patent heels J.Brand Jeans Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Handbag Travel Style – Fashion Must Haves:  Crystal Necklace   |   YSL Lipstick #19 Fuchsia in Rage   |   J.Crew Blazer (on sale, under $100!)   |   J.Crew Chiffon White Top   |   Pave Stud Earring Set   |   J.Brand Dark Denim Jeans   |   Michael Kors Patent Heels (the comfiest heels I own, you could run in these!)   |   Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag (this is the bag I’ve carried almost every day for three years, it’s the best!)

 

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My Travel Essentials

Happy Friday!! Isn’t this time of year so fabulous? I’m such a fan of the holidays… there is just more sparkle in the world! And who doesn’t love sparkle? People seem to be happier, you catch up with family and friends, eat delicious food, shop for gifts – I just love it! Another requisite part of the holidays is certainly travel, whether it’s a long-haul flight or an hour-long drive, most of us will be on the move.

For those who’ve come know me, you’ll know I’m completely obsessed with being organized and that extends to ensuring I have all the little things I need to make my trip extra comfortable. Today, I wanted to share with you how I pack for on-board a flight and what I think every girls needs in her gorgeous print tote to relax and arrive in style…

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My Travel Essentials…

The Perfect Tote:  Given Goods Co. Pyramid Leather Trim Tote (I love this bag, so stylish and practical!)
Pashmina:  Stay warm and cosy with a gorgeous scarf (I always wrap them around my shoulders if I get cold)
Face Wipes:  Perfect for refreshing on-the-go, I like the Yes To Cucumber Wipes
Lip Gloss:  Love this Color Lust glossy lip stain from Victoria’s Secret (it’s always in my handbag)
Mascara:  I’m addicted to Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara
Blush:  Dust this Victoria’s Secret Luminous Mineral Blush Duo to arrive looking fresh
Perfume:  A spritz of my favorite fragrance, Cleopatra by Tocca, instantly makes me feel 1000% more glamorous!
Sunglasses:  These Prada Sunglasses are my go-to’s (and seem to look gorgeous on everyone)
Entertainment:  I recommend an iPod and thanks to Chris for my recent birthday gift, I now have an iPad Air
A Good Book:  Confession? I love celeb biographies! I’m currently reading this book by Tori Spelling
Water Bottle:  I always carry this one from Black + Blum – it looks like glass and comes with a charcoal filter to purify water

I’d love to know… what are some of your must-have travel essentials? I thought I’d also mention, the Pyramid Tote doesn’t only look good – it does good too! This piece has been created by artisans and women in developing countries. Through fair trade practices and working with nonprofit organizations, the proceeds of this handbag provide education and training to help women up-skill and lead more fulfilling lives.

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