Almond Flour Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Hi all! I’ve been making a version of this almond flour cake for a couple years now. It’s one of my favorite things to whip up when I want a treat, but don’t want all the sugar and flour. I originally adapted this recipe from one Goop.com posted a few years ago. But, when I […]

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Grapefruit + Rose Cocktail

Summer is in high gear right now and the temps are even higher. Most of our weekday afternoons and all of our weekends are spent at the pool or on the beach (yes, we are some of those annoying people who live steps away from white sand and crystal clear water). When it comes to […]

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watermelon + heirloom tomato salad

Sweet, sweet summatime. Pool hangs, cookouts, and long beach days are back. And losing yourself in a fantastically freeing tranquil picnic is one of the best activities of the sunshine season. Throwing your favorite blanket down on the grass, sand, or tile and surrounding yourself with people you love and a hodgepodge of eclectic dishes […]

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Making a statement

My favorite outfit consist of destroyed Levi's with a white top. So in order to make these basics sing, I'm always looking for big statements. Since it's summer and I live at the beach, shoes are optional so my next go-to is earrings. I've always been one for dainty jewels, but this summer's statement trend […]

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minimalist summer favorites 

I have a serious love/hate relationship with summer. Hats, woven bags, simple and timeless basics are my favorite clothing pieces. However, I’m not one for scorching temperatures. This fair skinned bod and strawberry blonde locks aren’t a huge fan of sunlight. But, living at the beach in Florida I’ve learned to embrace it.  As for […]

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C O C O N U T mimosas

Let’s be serious, one can not live on frosé all summer long (debatable, I know). But this, my friends, is the coconut mimosa. And it’s coming for your summer. Besides popping the bubbly, it is the easiest, most refreshing addition to your poolside booze fest.  Now, if you’ve read my past post about coconuts you […]

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Champagne Margaritas 

Do I stand alone in saying a margarita is the greatest drink ever made? Take my love for tequila and my horse- like obsession with salt, then combine it with my lingering want for bold flavor, and an adoration of margaritas follows naturally. Now, add champagne to the mix and you have just accomplished the […]

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Blackberry + Lemon Gin Fizz

I have had a bottle of gin sitting in my bar area for a while now. And I will admit, I mainly bought it for decoration cause it’s just such a nice bottle. Well, lately I’ve really been wanting to find a drink that calls for gin. Not being a big fan of just the plain […]

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{Organic} Cucumber Vodka Tonic

I was originally going to post a recipe for a cucumber margarita to kick off this series. But, when I went to the store to get supplies I came upon this bottle of organic cucumber vodka and thought…hmmm maybe I can do a spiffed up version of the vodka tonic ::SPOILER ALERT:: that’s what I […]

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The 48 Hour Dance Party

This past weekend I had my first girls getaway in, well…a very long time. Not to mention, it was baby free! It may have only lasted a couple days, but it was the most fun and relaxing time this mama has had since baby girl came along. Any weekend that involves refreshing cocktails over witty […]

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