Cotton On

A couple new items from Jenni Kayne that I am currently loving.

  1. Cable Cardigan Above picture, 100% cotton so it won’t pill.
  2. Chloe Stripe Crewneck I love the fit, 100% cotton.
  3. Sabre Bistro Cutlery Set I love this flatware!
  4. Jenni Kayne x Crow Canyon Home Serving Bowl Cool collab.
  5. Linen Throw Pillow
  6. Pacific Dinner Plate

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Boarded Up

The last couple of weekends I’ve been making charcuterie boards when I entertain. I’ve had some inquires on where to get a nice wooden board. I’ve listed some below that are similar to the above.

  1. Mark & Graham Personalized Rectangle Wood Tray
  2. Mark & Graham Acacia Personalized Cheese Board
  3. Etu Home Reclaimed Pine Wood Cheese Board (Etu Home has so many cute boards check them all out here)
  4. Etu Home Pine Charcuterie Board
  5. West Elm Oslo Wood Tray
  6. Etsy Personalized Cutting Board

In my Cart

Yesterday I hiked Solstice Canyon in Malibu. It’s the perfect time of year, the wildflowers are in bloom and the landscape is full of beautiful lush greenery. After our hike we stopped at Vitamin Barn for a smoothie and vegetarian sandwich. It’s the cutest mom and pop health food store in Malibu (next to Ralph’s) that has been there for 30 years. Speaking of cute places I went back to Crudo e Nudo over the weekend, if you haven’t been it’s definitely worth trying. I also just finished watching Super Pumped and Tinder Swindler both really good.

My miscellaneous purchases from clothing to housewares this past week.

In my Cart Adidas White Tennis Shoes // Nike Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip Tennis Top // Nike Tennis Skirt // Aviator Nation Cream Crew // Lanhtropy Linen Puff Sleeve Top // Dior Overcurl Mascara Black // Dior Blue Mascara // Nars Concealer // Amber Interior Wine Glasses // Loeffler Randall Lydie Top // Good Dog Head Harness // North Face Beanie // Sticky Bra Reusable Strapless Bra // Herschel Classic Navy Backpack

I just updated my Women’s Shop you can check it out here.

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J. Crew x Liberty Home

J. Crew just dropped their first ever limited addition home collection with Liberty of London. It’s full of their iconic colorful prints made of 100% cotton. You can check it all out here.

J. Crew x Liberty of London Home Collection

East Fork Pottery

East Fork Pottery designs and manufactures all their pottery in Asheville North Carolina. Each piece is handmade and unique in it’s own way.

East Fork Dinner Collection

Home for the Holidays

  1. Teatime Pastries Christmas Petit Fours
  2. Le Labo Candle Discovery Set
  3. Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Book
  4. The Ritual Manifestor Kit
  5. Fresh Handmade Magnolia and Seeded Eucalyptus Wreath
  6. Hedley & Bennett Carryall Apron
  7. Le Creuset Oval Dutch Oven 6.75 quart
  8. Smudge Kit Energy Cleaning
  9. Verve Tortilla Press
  10. Dash Mini Toaster Oven
  11. Gucci Mohair Blanket look for less Bauble Bar.
  12. Jia Jia Medium Rose Quartz Point
  13. Nepresso CitiZ & Milk Espresso Machine
  14. Lulu & Georgia Shearling Pillow

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Amber @ Anthro

Amber Lewis’s latest collaboration with Anthropologie launched yesterday. Lots of pretty things to adorn your home. To see the whole collab click here.

Some of my favorites.

  1. Callien Velvet Accent Chair
  2. Oak Coffee Table
  3. Set of 4 Tumblers
  4. Set of 4 Stemless Wine Glasses
  5. Set of 4 Dinner Plates
  6. Porcelain Jayme Pitcher
  7. Gauze Duvet Cover
  8. Rowena Coverlet above picture.
  9. Woven Westley Pillow
  10. Roslyn Table Lamp

Simple Setting

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I hosted a Mediterranean dinner in my backyard over the weekend. I wanted to share how I made this simple and easy table setting.

Flowers – I went to Trader Joes’s and got Silver Dollar Eucalyptus branches and fuchsia daisies. I lined the table with greenery and placed the daisies in all different size vases and spaced them out on the table. Lastly, I added four candles down the table.

How to create a similar table setting below.

  1. Gingham Table Cloth
  2. Linen Hemstitch Napkins
  3. Turquoise Folding Chairs
  4. Lineage Candles
  5. Single Glass Bud Vases
  6. Bormioli Water Bottles for the table.
  7. Year & Day Dishes
  8. Mosser Glass Tumbler Set
  9. Jute Rope Napkin Rings (mine are sold out but thought these were cute)
  10. Rectangle Gold Serving Tray I served the middle eastern desserts on this tray.

Above Outfit – Dress Banjanan (similar here, here, and here)

For appetizers I made mini boards with feta, grape leaves, kalamata olives, lavash chips, cherry tomatoes, truffle marcona almonds, and figs. I also picked up some really good organic wines that we enjoyed tasting.

Wine – Litrozzo Rosato // Litrozzo Roso // Lieu Dit Melon Bourgogne 2019 // La Cuisine de ma mere Chinon 2019

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

Nordy Notes

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off this week with pre-sale entry for Nordstrom Icon, Ambassador, and Influencer status card holders. See below for my sale edit.

ActiveAlo Cover Tank // Beyond Yoga Hight Waist Leggings //Alo High Waist Airlift Legging //Alo Muse Cropped Hoodie & Matching Pant // Beyond Yoga High Waist Biker Short // Beyond Yoga Crop Sweatshirt // Nike Crew Sweatshirt

ShoesAscics Gel Kayano // Era Vans // Adidas Edge Lux Sneaker // Adidas Swift Run Sneaker

TopsFree People Natasha Ruffle Sleeve Top // La Ligne Stripe Half Zip Sweater //Baum Und Pferdgarten Catia Crop Cardigan // ATM Knit Cotton Cardigan //Frame Cashmere Cotton Cardigan

JacketsBaum Und Pferdgarten Dadra Mixed Media Quilted Coat // Avec Les Filles Plaid Faux Teddy Trucket Jacket //All Saints Dalby Biker Jacket // Nili Lotan Military Jacket

DressesVeronica Beard Danica Long Sleeve Cotton Dress //Derek Lam Stripe Cotton Shirt Dress

Bottoms70’s High Waist Ankle Stovepipe (nice dark wash for Fall) // Madewell The Perfect Vintage Jean

IntimatesNatori Feathers Bra // Natori Soft Cup Contour Bra // Natori Flora Underwire Bra // Natori Cotton Briefs // Spanx Undie-tectable Hipster Underwear // Barefoot Dreams Cozy Pajamas //

HomePalm Springs Pool Day Print // Irony in West Texas Art Print // Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Cap Bottle //Stagg EKG Modern Electric Kettle // Set of 4 Marble Coaster (cute hostess gift)

AccessoriesBrixton Straw Sun Hat // Clare V Tote // Herschel Sling Bag // Ray Ban Sunglasses // Rag & Bone Fedora // Helena Kaminski Wool Felt Fedora // Stone & Strand Double Heart Earrings

To shop the whole sale click here.

Prime Time

It’s that time of year Amazon Prime Day! I’m going to share what’s been in my Amazon shopping cart these past couple of months along with several Prime Time deals.

Fashion

  1. Boho Crochet Cotton Blend Cardigan
  2. Boho Beach Wrap Dress in Lavender
  3. Le Specs Air Heart Tortoise Sunglasses (also comes in black) Celine look for less and really nice quality.
  4. CRZ Yoga Pant
  5. CRZ Running Short I love to wear these in the Summer.
  6. CRZ Biker Short (CRZ longer short here)
  7. CRZ Strappy Sports Bra
  8. CRZ Tennis Skirt Size down.
  9. Woven Straw Clutch
  10. Lushforest Yoga Cropped Cami

Home/Kitchen

  1. Le Creuset Cast Iron Sauteuse Oven ($179 instead of $299)
  2. Silpat Silicone Baking Mat ($22 instead of $25)
  3. Vitamix Exploration Blender ($269 instead of $429)
  4. Gooseneck Electric Water Kettle ($44 instead of $53)
  5. Wire Storage Baskets ($31 instead of $46)
  6. GE Countertop Nugget Ice Maker ($449 instead of $549)
  7. Buffalo Check Cotton Gingham Tablecloth
  8. Michelangelo Kitchen Knit Set ($14 instead of $60)
  9. Turquoise Silicone Spatula Set
  10. Fly Repellant Fans When we were in Hawaii and Mexico the restaurants would put these on our table to keep the flies away.
  11. Bzyoo Dishwasher Safe BPA Free Moroccan Tumbler Glasses
  12. Epicurean Cutting Board Set Dishwasher safe.
  13. Collapsible Laundry Basket
  14. Puppia Soft Dog Harness
  15. Rishi Matcha Tea & Rishi English Breakfast Tea My favorite tea.

Beauty

  1. Ursa Major Face Wash, Recovery Cream, Travel Face Wipes, Face Balm, & Face Tonic
  2. Real Purity Natural Deodorant The best natural deodorant…it really works!
  3. Velvet Pearl Scrunchies
  4. Dr Hauschka Lip Care Stick
  5. Fenchilin Lighted Makeup Hollywood Mirror

Mind Body Soul

Happy Friday everyone! To start the New Year off right, I reached out to Marjan Afshar who is a Functional Nutritionist/ R.D. to hear her thoughts on nutrition, exercise, and overall wellness.

Julie : Tell me a little about yourself and your background in nutrition?

Marjan : My journey in Nutrition and Wellness began when I was studying Pre-med in college. I developed this passion from the nutrition classes I took and learned more and more about how food is medicine and the internal/external benefits that clean eating has on your body. I continued my education through the years and became a Registered Dietician, Holistic wellness coach, and did years and years of self education/ research while being a busy mom of 3 kids and a wife. With my background and passion, everything has followed in a natural progression and my ability to help others has truly planted its own seeds, and I love sharing the abundance of what I’ve planted with my clients.

Julie : Tell me about what you do for your clients and ways you would like to expand your business?

Marjan : My main Goal for my clients is to give them the ability to believe in themselves and find the right system for their unique DNA creation. We are all built with a different creation and I love tweaking and mixing plans for my clients. I usually start my clients with a reset to detox their bodies from the buildup that’s been accumulated through the years. Once the reset is accomplished, I provide my clients with custom designed plans that consists of clean eating regimens and wellness rituals.

Julie : Any tips for starting off the new year right with a clean and healthy lifestyle?

Marjan : 2021 is definitely the perfect year to reward yourself to indulge into the areas of your life that you want to improve. The opportunities and desires you have for yourself are limitless and I want you to believe in that power. I would suggest starting a new time-lined spiritual detox (yoga, daily meditation) combined with a functional food detox which will to help eliminate the stress buildup in our bodies from this past year. This will provide you with a clean slate and will inevitably allow you to start accomplishing your goals/resolutions.

Julie : Morning Ritual ?

Marjan : I try to start my day with a quick meditation and a few breathing exercises to allow myself to center with how my body is feeling that morning. I then start my day with a cup of hot water and the juice of 1/2 small lemon which wakes up my digestive system while I read my emails, while my coffee is brewing.

Julie : What is your daily vitamin regimen?

Marjan : I’m very picky when it comes to many vitamins that my clients or myself take because so many vitamins are sourced commercially and I believe that vitamins need to be sourced from the outmost highest quality. My staple vitamins that take daily are Multi Vitamins, Vitamin C, D3, Omega 3, a Turmeric supplement and at night I take Magnesium/Collagen blend before bed (Beauty and sleep blend by Ancient Nutrition). I add supplements and tweak supplements and adaptogens to my regimen when I think my body needs it.

Julie : What type of yoga do you practice and do you have a favorite online class?

Marjan : Kundalini Yoga is my favorite type of Yoga,. It is a physical and spiritual practice that uses breath-work and sounds combined with yoga poses to create a reenergizing experience that has allowed me to eliminate what doesn’t emotionally/mentally serve me well anymore. I practice Thursday mornings on a virtual Facebook Live with Alexandra Reza at 9:00am and Friday mornings on IG live with “limitlessstrength’ at 8:00am.

Julie : Favorite workout outfit?

Marjan : Alo yoga because its flattering and chic to wear out while running errands after light workouts. I really like Noli yoga for their leggings too!

Julie : What are your five kitchen must haves?

Marjan : A small food processor for my pestos and nut cremes. A Vitamix for my daily smoothies, nut milks and soups. wooden spoons from Williams Sonoma because they come in all shapes and sizes, last long and great for not letting toxins leach into the food while cooking. Le Creuset or Green Pans are my favorite choice of cookware. Parchment paper because I bake and roast so often.

Julie : What is your guilty pleasure?

Marjan : Japanese Mochi Ice Cream and French Red Wine.

Julie : What are your must have items that everyone should stock in their pantry?

Marjan : My pantry is always packed with a variety of seeds, nuts and nut flours. I always have a good variety of gluten free ramen noodles because we eat bowls and ramen soups with lots of veggies so often. A variety of good quality extra virgin olive oil from different regions is one of my favorite sections of my pantry because each olive oil has a unique flavor and reminds me of our summer holidays.

Julie : What is your favorite Fall purchase?

Marjan : Our Peloton treadmill

Julie : What are your key elements that keep you cozy in your home?

Marjan : A variety of Herbal teas, and lots of salt blends for my bath rituals.

Julie : What is your favorite recipe?

Marjan : Sunflower butter chocolate chip cookies that are packed with nutrients and still so satisfying. You can find the recipe here.

Thank you Marjan for answering all my questions. You can follow Marjan on her IG account Makemefeelgoodfood where she shares healthy lifestyle tips and recipes. Have a great weekend!

XX,

Julie

Woof

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my dog Archie. Archie is hopefully getting a brother or sister in the next couple of months. With that being said, I compiled a list of some my favorite dog products. Enjoy!

  1. Orvis Leather Dog Collar & Leash These are the best, they last forever.
  2. Orvis Bolster Dog Bed
  3. Mark & Graham Personalized Pillow Bed
  4. Puppia Camo Dog Harness Archie wears the size large.
  5. Staud x C. Bonz custom dog embroidery sweatshirt Too cute, picture below.
  6. Mark & Graham Personalized Cable Knit Dog Sweater
  7. Personalized Velvet Dog Collar
  8. Pet Portrait Dog Pillow
  9. Custom Pet Portrait Pillow
  10. Mark & Graham Dipped Ceramic Personalized Dog Bowls
  11. Collapsible Dog Bowl Set of 2 great for long walks.
  12. Kiehl’s Cuddly Coat Grooming Rise & Shampoo
  13. Lucy & Co Big Bear Fleece Puffer Vest
  14. Dog Bone Cookie Cutter Set

A fun activity over the holidays is baking dog treats. My mom just made them for Archie and he loved them! Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Kitchen Katch-Up

I have been spending more time then ever in the kitchen this past year. I’ve needed to replace some kitchen staples which I’ve listed below along with some other items I’ve coveting.

  1. Food52 Oven Mitt Set I just ordered these, I think they will be easier to clean then the all fabric ones.
  2. Epicurian Cutting Boards All natural materials and dishwasher safe, just ordered and LOVE (got 3 different sizes).
  3. Smeg Citrus Juicer This will definitely help making margaritas easier.
  4. The Always Pan The IT pan!
  5. Colorful Market Dishcloth Set I need to replace mine often.
  6. Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand also love the Stemless Glass Set
  7. Silpat Half Sheet Set of 2, it’s finally time to replace mine after many years.
  8. Colina Ceramic Canister
  9. KINTO Handmade Ceramic Mugs
  10. Hawkins New York Low Bowl We use our shallow bowls all the time. Everything looks and tastes better in a shallow bowl.
  11. La DoubleJ Big Pineapple Porcelain Vase Love the colors!
  12. La DoubleJ Bowl & Plate Set These are beautiful.
  13. Boho Ceramic Tumbler

Outfit: Sweater // Chinos (on sale), Heart Necklace //Mini Chainlink Necklace // Earrings // Headband (similar to above)

Have a great weekend!

XX,

Julie

Tree Candy

Christmas is fast approaching and I wanted to share these beautiful porcelain ornaments that my friend Jeanette Prestandrea is making in her NY studio. Each ornament is hand painted and fired in a kiln at 1422 degrees. This process ensures that each piece is completely one of a kind. You can learn more about Jeanette and her beautiful works of art here. They are the perfect ornaments to adorn your tree this holiday season!

To order contact Jeanette directly at prestandrea@optionline.net or DM her on Instagram here.

Large ornaments 3.5″ are $50 and small ornaments 2.5″ are $25.

Now it’s time for a give-a-way! Check out my Instagram page today to enter to win one of the above ornaments.

XX,

Julie