The Monday Rundown

Lemon, quinoa, avocado, cilantro chickpea salad: As of late, I’ve been really into quinoa so it was pretty clear that I would love this salad that also happens to consist of several other ingredients that I love: avocado, cilantro and chick peas.  Granted, I know a LOT of people hate cilantro so I’m sure you could take that out of the recipe and be just fine.

Jouer Pochette: I was in Portland for New Year’s Eve this year and my friends and I were all gawking and ahhing over Nadine’s little pink pochette from Jouer Cosmetics!  It’s the perfect size for going out since you can fit your cash, ID, credit cards AND iPhone inside.  Of course, I immediately got one in brown.

House of Harlow 1960 Talon crystal cuff: By now you all know about my obsession with all things House of Harlow 1960, so it should come as no surprise that I found yet another new piece that I love.  Talons.  And crystals…I mean.

Plum & Bow Metallic Cat Pillow: I find this metallic cat pillow to be both ironic and awesome, especially since, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently adopted two new cats of my own.  The best part about this pillow is that it totally looks like a real cat when styled amongst other throw pillows on the bed.  If I didn’t already have two real cats of my own, I’d totally get this.

The Monday Rundown

Anthropologie Hand Painted Folk Owl Salt & Pepper Shakers: I’m not usually one for fancy salt and pepper shakers but I REALLY like this set. And, I might actually purchase it. For faaaancy dinners, you know.

AVEDA Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze: I recently tried out this minty-fresh lipgloss in a beautiful shade of dark red and I LOVE IT. Obsessed.  It’s just the right shade of red and it’s super hydrating.

Dia de los muertos cookies: I saw so many amazing dia de los muertos halloween costumes that I was instantly inspired when I saw the cookie version.  These are a must-do in the next few weeks.

Belle Noel Glam Rock Triple Drop Earrings: I’ve been on the search for a fun black drop earring and I love this version, designed by Kim K. herself…allegedly.

The Monday Rundown

Forever21 Rhinestone Speckles Ring Set: I grabbed these up while shopping on the website and can’t wait to wear them.  $6.00 guys, SIX DOLLARS for these and, in my opinion, they look super expensive.

Jouer Cosmetics SPF 15 Lip Sheer in “St. Barths”: I’m on a constant quest for the perfect red lip and I LOVE this sheer red shade for when I want a subtle hue.  On top of the SPF protection (yay!), the Jouer Lip Sheer is also really hydrating.  

Urban Outfitters Scrollwork Gate Jewelry Stand: I’ve been trying to expand my jewelry collection as of late and I’m right at that point where I’m running out of room in all of my current jewelry organizers.  It’s a bummer that I didn’t get another wall holder so that I can match them to the one I already have but I really do like this second generation version from Urban Outfitters.  It’ll hold both earrings AND necklaces and will look cute on my wall.

Avocado toast: Avocado has been and still is all the rage and right now I can’t get enough of avocado toast.  The trick?  A little hot sauce sprinkled on top.

The Monday Rundown

Jennifer Fisher Double Skull Cuff: I’m not usually into the whole skull thing but I really, really love this rose gold bracelet.

NYX Cosmetics The Curve: It’s really just so smart.  I hate putting on liquid eyeliner and the “grip zone” on this liner provides just the right hold to make it super easy to apply.

Grilled corn summer salad: I had corn on the cobb yesterday for the first time this summer this summer…which is shocking considering that it’s one of my most favorite foods ever.  This summer salad is perfect in every way.

Anthropologie Chained Vase: I love this Anthro vase but I mean, come on, $200? I don’t think so.  This is a fairly easy DIY project that I will be doing in the upcoming weeks.



Tuesday Web Candy (accidentally posted on Wednesday, sorry for partying)

After a ridulously fun Sunday at the beach, this photo of David Hasselhoff (Baywatch style) seriously makes me giggle – People.com

I decided to start my diet again, after gaining about 4lbs, and this Apricot Mustard Baked Chicken looks DELICIOUS, minus the apricot…cause, you know, no fruit allowed – MilkandMode.com

This article makes me feel very LA but yeah…it’s got some good tips on how to look younger. – InStyle.com

Soul Cycle…do you guys have an opinion?  I’m so not into spinning (hated it in NYC, actually) but I’m tempted to try it out again – IntoTheGloss.com

This is basically a Jamie-approved DIY project…something to do with all of my empty wine bottles, finally. – ISpyDIY.com

Healthy Popsicles from Wellness Guru David Kirsch

I usually go for alcoholic summer drinks, as in margaritas, mimosas and other types of spiked juices.  BUT, being that I’m going all healthy again (starting today!), I’m loving these KIRSCH POPS recipes from wellness guru, David Kirsch.  David created these recipes and, besides being delicious, they give you your daily dose of vitamins or even hangover detox.

Vitamin/Mineral Pop

– 1 stick pack of Orange, Lemon or Raspberry Vitamin/Mineral Powder

– 8 ounces coconut water

– Blend or shake well.  Pour into ice pop maker and freeze


Detox Pop

– 1 stick pack AM Daily Detox

– 8 ounces coconut water

– Blend or shake well.  Pour into ice pop maker and freeze

Happy National Tequila Day!

In my experience, you’re either a rum/gin person or a tequila/vodka person, and I’m definitely the latter.  Today is national tequila day so naturally, I plan on going home, going to the gym and topping off my night with a quick tequila shot.  But just in case you’re not as gross as I am (you’re probably not), I wanted to share my favorite Margarita mixer, Refine Mixers.  It’s zero calories so you just add the tequila and that’s the only calories that you intake…usually less than 100 calories, depending on the tequila and how much you put in.

My latest trick: add in some jalapeno slices!  This tip comes courtesy of my friend Jen, who is a master chef (in my opinion, at least) and is jalapeno-obsessed.  Note, this tip is NOT for people who don’t like spice in their life.

For even more tequila cocktail recipes, check out this LA Times article and have a fab national tequila day!