Berry Sweet

Strawberry Fields

  1. Gucci Pursuit Strawberry Slides Saks, $310.
  2. Strawberry Fraise Lip Balm Sephora, $8.
  3. Strawberry Patch Amazon, $4.
  4. Opal Strawberry Necklace Ariel Gordon, $595.
  5. Frutta Studs Ariel Gordon, $175.
  6. Funboy Strawberry Floatie Nordstrom, $39.
  7. Yumi Kim Uma Dress Shopbop, $238.
  8. Strawberry Wallet Clare V, $145.
  9. Strawberry Wrist Wallet Gucci, $620. Also like the mini wallet.
  10. Strawberry Lip Licking Balm Tine, $5.
  11. Lano Lips Strawberry 101 Ointment Anthropologie, $14.
  12. Classic Vacay Vibes Clogs Crocs, $34.99.

 

 

Flying Colors

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Wishing all the mom’s out there a Happy Mother’s Day! Sending you into the weekend with this cheerful, vibrant, and lively brand CeliaB. Started in 2012 by Celia Bernardo, Celia takes her love for color, travel, and textiles and creates timeless designs. You can’t help but feel cheerful when wearing one of her designs. 

  1. Phuket Dress CeliaB. Above picture.
  2. Blossom Dress CeliaB. Solid white with embroidery.
  3. Wild Rose Dress CeliaB. Solid pink with embroidery. 
  4. Halley Dress CeliaB. Green print. 
  5. Paradise Dress CeliaB. Red print. 

 

Staycation

Poggio Piglia If I can’t go on vacation, I can at least try and recreate it at home. That’s exactly what I did the other night. I made the chicken dish we learned how to make in our cooking class in Tuscany. We stayed at the most charming boutique hotel Poggio Piglia, and chef Salvatore Consoli lead us through a 3 course meal consisting of homemade Ravioli, Eggplant Parmesan, and Italian braised chicken.

If you want to take it to the next level you can adorn a piece from Le Sirenuse’s SS2020 collection. I happen to love this top & skirt set along with this dress & this dress (on sale), and these Ancient Greek x Le Sirenuse sandals. Also Amalfi coast ready is this Agua Benita dress (this one too), and swim suit (on sale). Dinner from Tuscany and wardrobe from the Amalfi Coast…perfect staycation.

Poggio Piglia Pollo

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole whole chicken cut up *I used 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs that my butcher prepared and it was great, any type will work.
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 large garlic gloves chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped olives *I used kalamata
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • Fresh herb mix *you can use rosemary, sage, tarragon, or wild fennel (or combo of all).
  • 1 glass of red wine
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Warm your 7 quart Dutch Oven to medium hight heat.
  2. Once your pan is hot, pour olive oil and sauté your onion, garlic, black olives, capers, and herbs.
  3. Next, add your chicken throughly brown.
  4. Once your chicken is fully browned add 1 glass of red wine, and your tomato sauce.
  5. Bring it to a simmer, cover, and cook on low for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. You know it’s done once your sauce has thickened *see above picture.

 

 

Tip Top

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Delicate white feminine tops, skirts, and dresses are on my Tip Top list.

  1. Scoop Neck Ruffle Top & Other Stories, $89.
  2. Frilled Broderie Top & Other Stories, $59.
  3. Frilled Puff Sleeve Top & Other Stories, $69.
  4. Embroidered Puff Sleeve Top & Other Stories, $69.
  5. Eyelet Embroidered Dress H&M, $17.99.
  6. Eyelet Embroidered Skirt H&M, $49.99.
  7. Airy Tunic H&M, $59.99.
  8. Crinkled Cotton Dress H&M, $24.99.

 

 

Salud

Staycation

Salud….Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Sale Alert! Shopbop just marked down a ton of new inventory including these Mother white cargos, Lemlem Cascade Dress, English Factory  Tiered Mini, Farm Rio Midi, Sea Flutter Top, Melissa Odabash Cover Up, Isabel Marant Dress, and Wrangler Cropped Rugby. To shop all NEW to sale click here. Lots of great stuff!

  1. Ro’s Garden Caroline Dress Cheli, Shopbop, $155. Also like this  one.
  2. Ray Ban Oval Sunglasses Shopbop, $169.
  3. Magic Hat Parker Thatch, $98.
  4. Heist Bracelet Etsy, $10.
  5. Arizona Jute Birkenstock Saks, $220. Also like these.

 

 

Backgammon By The Pool

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It’s Friday and cocktail hour this evening will consist of a skinny margarita, salty bar snacks, and a game of backgammon by the pool. I have been playing backgammon since I was 7 years old. My great uncle taught me how to play on a trip to visit him in Brazil. Today I play on the beautiful wood set that he taught me on. If you don’t know how to play backgammon now’s the time to learn. Here’s a link to the rules of backgammon

Above picture is “Backgammon By The Pool” by Slim Aarons. To see a full selection of Slim Arrons prints at Jonathan Adler click here. I love the way Slim Aarons was able to capture the style, elegance, glamour of his subjects in that era. 

A couple backgammon sets to choose from….

  1. Jonathan Adler Backgammon Set Anthropologie.
  2. SunnyLife Backgammon Set Shopbop.
  3. Acyclic Backgammon Set Monogram available Mark & Graham.
  4. Colorful Backgammon Set Moma Design Store.

To send you off into the weekend here a couple of things I’ve had my eyes on….

  1. Gucci Strawberry Pool Slides Saks, $310.
  2. Clear Lucite Cootie Stick Parker Thatch, $25. This is genius!
  3. The Songbird Velvet Slides/Slippers Birdies, $95. Cute Mother’s Day Gift along with my Mother’s Day Gift Guide
  4. Banjanan Bella Dress Shopbop, $380.
  5. Vans UA Era Sneaker Navy Goop, $65. White here.
  6. High Waist Capri Alo, $88 ( & these on sale). During last week’s heat wave I realized I needed a new pair of capri’s. 

Have a great weekend!

XOXO, 

Julie

 

Kozy Kaftan

H&M has several colorful kaftan’s that are affordable and cute to boot!

  1. Embroidered Cotton Kaftan H&M, $49.99. Above picture love the color!
  2. Embroidered Cotton Dress H&M, $59.99.
  3. Embroidered Cotton Maxi H&M, $69.99.
  4. Linen Blend Kaftan H&M, $49.99.
  5. Creped Cotton Dress H&M, $34.99.

 

Daydreamer

Lots of tie dye & rock ‘n’ roll cuteness by Daydreamerla!

  1. Tie Dye Girlfriend Tee Daydreamer, $64. Tee in above picture. 
  2. Tie Dye Varsity Crew Daydreamer, $87.
  3. Tie Dye Long Sleeve Tee Daydreamer, $69.
  4. Tie Dye Socks Daydreamer, $23.
  5. Rolling Stones Tie Dye Boyfriend Tee Daydreamer, $74. Long sleeve version here.
  6. Daydreamer Rolling Stones Leopard Tee Shopbop, $70. Black color way here.
  7. Daydreamer Pink Floyd Tee Shopbop, $70.
  8. Tie Dye Bandana Daydreamer, $24.

 

Pink Me Up

I needed a little Pink Me Up this weekend! I put on this colorful pink dress I got on vacation, sat by the pool, and sipped a margarita infused with rosemary (so good!). I got several DM’s about my dress so I posted it below, along with some other affordable staycation pieces I found on Etsy.

  1. Mexican Style Hand Embroidered Mini Hot Pink Etsy, $45. More sizing here, maxi version here.
  2. Mexican Colorful Embroidered Dress White Cotton Etsy, $44
  3. Mexican Sierra Mini Cotton Blend Green & Blue Etsy, $39.99.
  4. Greek Pom Pom Sandals Etsy, $19. Also love these and these. So cute!!
  5. I found these Roxanne Assoulin Colorblock candy necklaces for a lot less on Etsy. Heishi Colorful Bead Surfer Necklace Etsy, $22. Also love this & this one. Big jewelry trend for summer. 

Weekly Wrap-up

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Yesterday I spent some well needed time poolside to relax and unwind. I went outside, soaked up the sun, and sipped an Arnold Palmer. It was a nice way to conclude a week full of cooking, blogging, and a great chat with Professional Lifestyle Organizer Amy Suddleson. I’m excited to share what I learned from Amy with all of you next week. 

Since the weather has warmed up in LA I was finally able to wear my Kule shirt dress (look for less here), and my Banjanan Flora dress (now on sale along with these two Juliet Dunn and Lemlem dresses). I realized my J. Crew swimsuits from last season could use an update, and I’m going to take advantage of J Crew’s 30% off sale. I recently replaced my straw hat in the above picture (never enough shade). While lounging poolside, I browsed & Other Stories and found a Jenni Kayne look for less cotton cardigan along with this white eyelet mini, chainlink pearl necklace, and organic cotton tank. 

That’s a wrap for the week! Hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m getting lots of texts and DM’s about recipes you’ve been cooking from my blog. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @juleseebyjuliewoolenberg.

XOXO

Julie

 

 

Je T’aime Maman

Mother's Day Gift 2020

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2020

  1. CV x Every Mother Counts Tee Clare V, $99.
  2. Gucci Pursuit Strawberry Slides Saks, $310.
  3. Leather Monogrammed Phone Case Casetify, $55.
  4. 14k Gold Zodiac Dog Tag Ariel Gordon, $925.
  5. Monogrammed Tennis Bag Parker Thatch, $325. Also love this bag.
  6. I Stole My Boyfriends Shirt Sweatshirt Bandier, $198. Look for less here.
  7. Classic Signet Ring Ariel Gordon, $210-$585.
  8. Elizabeth Small Crossbody Bag Leatherology, $200.
  9. Theo Handwoven Strap Shoppe Salt, $148 Also comes in black/white.
  10. Mossier Pink Dessert Plates Goop, $110.
  11. Petite Baleine Clare V, $355.
  12. Vitruvi Stone Diffuser Goop, $110
  13. Havaianas You St. Tropez Flip Flop Shopbop, $40. Also like the linen color.
  14. Alison Lou 14k Mama Ring Moda Operandi, $975.
  15. Free City Swami Sweats Shopbop, $125.

 

 

Stay at Home Dress

Comfy, casual, and loose fitting dresses are what constitutes the Stay at Home Dress. I’ve been cooking a ton, and I’m in out of the pool so I just throw on a loose fitting dress. Mine could use a bit of sprucing so below are some that I am considering. 

  1. SZ Blockprints Padra Eva Mini Dress Tuckernuck, $148. SZ Blockprints runs big.
  2. SZ Blockprints Kitty Dress Shopbop, $125. Dress in above picture.
  3. SZ Blockprints Tier Dress Shopbop, $148.
  4. Saffron Dress Mille, $212
  5. Apiece Apart Alta Dress Hampden Clothing, $395.
  6. Natalie Martin Fiore Maxi Dress Mother Denim, $280.
  7. Natalie Martin Jasmine Dress Mother Denim, $288.
  8. Xirena Rumer Dress Mother, $276.
  9. Gal Meet Glam Jasmine Dress Hamden Clothing, $198. Additional sizing here.

 

Sporty Spice

Sporty yet Nice

  1. Mother Denim The Square Hoodie Shopbop, $178.
  2. Free City Roll-up Sweats Shopbop, $158.
  3. Warrior Yoga Mat Alo, $100
  4. Yoga Block Alo, $24.
  5. Glass Water Bottle Alo, $40.
  6. Onitsuka Rebilac Runner Sneaker Shopbop, $120.

 

 

Blue & White Feels Right

Blue & White is Right

Happy Friday everyone! I guess I’ve adjusted to this new way of life. I’ve been keeping busy cooking as you can tell from my blog posts and instagram posts. I made my first sourdough bread yesterday which was really fun! I finished Catch and Kill this week and I’m loving Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu. I’m continuing to take long walks in my neighborhood and loving my yoga classes at home. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

XOXO

Julie

Goop is having a stay at home sale and I’ve picked a couple of favorites from the sale.

  1. Innika Choo Midi Smock Dress Goop, $390. 20% off off. Also like this Natalie Martin one.
  2. Maison Irem Shelley Necklace Moda Operandi, $145. 30% off along with all their Bestsellers.
  3. Lizzie Fortunato Laguna Rainbow Necklace Shopbop, $195. Love the layering necklace look.
  4. Karen Walker Alexandria Tortoise Sunglasses Matches Fashion, $155. 20% off. I have these and love them.
  5. Castaner Pura Espadrilles Goop, $155. 20% off. (additional sizing here).

In other HOME news Jenni Kayne launched their capsule collection of sustainable handmade furniture. To see the whole collection click here. It’s full of modern essentials for your home.

 

A Whole New Whirl

SALE ALERT! Before we get into my tie-dye picks Nordstrom just increased their markdowns, up to 60% off! Be sure to check it out here.

So many cute tie-dye options out there. Here are a couple I came across.

  1. Jen’s Pirate’s Booty Jumpsuit Free People, $228. Airy cotton jumpsuit in above pic.
  2. I Stole My Boyfriends Shirt Tie Dye Sweatshirt Bandier, $198. Found this one on sale here.
  3. Juliet Dunn Tie Dye Shoulder Cover Up Dress Shopbop, $383.
  4. Loveshackfancy Tommy Tie-Dye Top Free People, $285.
  5. Electric Rose Pullover Bandier, $138.