Lovely Finds 3.6.15

Happy Friday! Here are a few of my lovely finds of the week. What are yours? brown design home exteriorheartA look inside the home of interior designer’s, Ryan Brown & Diego Monchamp of Brown Design Group: a midcentury renovation in the Hollywood Hills. Prepare to be inspired! |domainehome.comRoasted Buddha Bowl via Oh She Glows_finalheartI’ve been hearing lots about buddha bowls lately, so decided to make my own after finding this Roasted Buddha Bowl recipe on Oh She Glows. Perfect with in-season organic cauliflower & broccoli along with roasted chickpeas and a creamy cashew dressing. Crave-worthy!WTRMLM WTRheartIt already feels like Summer in California, so it seems fitting to drink cold-pressed WTRMLN WTR. I like it as an alternative to water or coconut water and has the nutrition to back it up – 2x the potassium of 1 banana, lycopene & citrulline. (look the last 2 up) 😉 j crew finalheartAt J. Crew Now! These fun + chic Roxie leather ankle-tie pumps ($285).

I hope you enjoy + like these lovely finds as much as I do!



Lovely Finds 2.27.15

This week really was a beautiful, lovely week in California. The sun was out, it was warm and the air felt fresh. I was out of town most of the week and these are some finds that made it even better. acai bowls{image via instagram: @livebeaming + @mirandamunchies}

heartThe perfect afternoon pick-me-up: Acai Protein Bowl from Beaming (in LA + SD). Here’s the recipe if you want to make your own. P.S. I liked cacao nibs for the topper!

heart“I just want to be happy”. We’ve all said this (I know I have!) and have heard others say it. It’s actually not such a lofty, unobtainable goal once you incorporate these 5 Ways to be Happy into your life. || mani olive and juneheartA mani + pedi at Olive & June with NARS Endless Night polish + a silver heart on the “love” a.k.a. ring finger. intermix skirtheartA fashionable friend told me about this asymmetric suede fringe skirt from Intermix. Don’t be fooled by its “trendiness” – it’s very flattering with lots of styling options! And right now it’s 20% off for $472.50.

I always love to know — have you discovered anything great this week?


Lovely Finds 2.20.15

It felt like this week sped by with it being President’s Day on Monday, but there were, as always, some lovely finds of the week:

1. I make a daily effort and take pride in listening, trusting & following my intuition. Most successful people credit their intuition in helping them make good decisions. How to do it: 10 things highly intuitive people do differently. |huffingtonpost.comcupcakes and cashmere career advice2. Making the job search less intimidating: Career advice from my friend, fellow Bruin & a VP of Human Resources, Jenny Greenwald. ||

Beautycounter touchup skin concealer pen final3. Simultaneously giving us peace of mind (they use “safe” ingredients) & flawless skin: Beautycounter’s Touchup Skin Concealer, high waisted trousers, burgundy turtleneck, blazer, messy hair4. This street style at NYFW: High-waisted trousers (key trend for Spring + Fall), turtleneck & blazer – all in earth tones & paired with tousled hair. |image via - denim + suede final5. More NYFW street style: Denim & suede happily together. ||

I hope you enjoy + Happy Year of the Wood Sheep!



Lovely Finds 2.12.15

These 5 lovely finds caught my eye and gave me inspiration this week. From the latest trouser trend, killer Grammy’s red-carpet fashion (& how you can get the look) to wellness goodies that are on my wish list. lovely finds_the cropped pant on Rihanna edit1. During Grammy week in LA, Rihanna stepped out in chic + unfussy cropped trousers by Stella McCartney, $1,460, To get the look, try these pairs from Zara, $79.90, & ASOS, $55.03.

lovely finds_gwen stefani2. The formal, tailored Atelier Versace jumpsuit Gwen Stefani wore to the Grammy’s. This gorgeous one was custom-made, but check out these by Lovers + Friends, $180 & Tamara Mellon, $895.

Jack Vartanian_short glam leopard ear cuff final3. Bold ear cuffs: a top jewelry trend at the recent awards shows & among tastemakers. Giuliana Rancic wore this Jack Vartanian short glam leopard earring at the Grammy’s. For more budget-friendly options, try these ear crawlers by Ca & Lou, $290 & this one by Jules Smith, 30% off now for $31.50!

LOVELY FINDS_MOON PANTRY4. On my wish list: Moon Juice’s The Full Moon Pantry Collection of high-functioning, bio-available and medicinal whole foods. lovely finds_libra zodiac necklace final5. Also, on my wish list: Satya Jewelry Libra Zodiac Necklace, $98. A reminder to live a balanced life + in harmony. Get it in your zodiac sign here!


{All lovely images courtesy of: 1.Harpers Bazaar, 2. People, 4.Moon Juice}

Hope you enjoy & like them as much as I do!





Lovely Finds 2.5.15

This week’s lovely finds are a favorite juice & an almond milk recipe for health; a nail salon, sushi restaurant & bag that represent beauty + style. What do they all have in common? Each one of them are done well, thoughtfully + mindfully – exactly what A Lovely Life stands for + strives to embody!

lovely finds_olive & june final1. The natural, clean + luxe look of the next-level L.A. nail salon, Olive & Junesugarfish edit edit2. The ‘Trust Me’ menu from SUGARFISH (addicting!) + their refined, simple Take-out boxes.

lovely finds_JSH The Pipe Cleaner edit3. The Pipe Cleaner from Juice Served Here. Not only is it made with my 3 favorites – apple, lemon + ginger, but it assists with digestion, a flu fighter + improves circulation.  Lovely Finds_mansur gavriel mini bucket bag final4. The effortlessly chic, classic + understated Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag. This one in Navy has been a wardrobe staple the past few weeks. Warning: there’s a constant wait list! lovely finds_almond milk final5. Featured on goop: an extremely easy, 20 second almond milk recipe by the owner of Moon Juice, Amanda Chantal Bacon.

heartAll lovely images courtesy of: 1.Olive & June, 2.SUGARFISH, 3.Juice Served Here, 4.Mansur Gavriel, 5.goop.

I hope you enjoy! Are any of these your favorites?


Lovely Finds 1.29.15

Part of living a lovely life is finding pleasure, beauty + gratitude in small, everyday things that may otherwise go unnoticed. These are 6 of my lovely finds of the week that put a smile on my face.

lovely finds_manners1. Etiquette expert, Lizzie Post, updates us on modern manners: the new rules for real life via lovely finds_ext. of Grand Budapest Hotel2. The whimsical beauty + grandeur of the exterior of The Grand Budapest in the award-winning & nominated movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel and…lovely finds_Mendl's3. Mendl’s bubblegum pink with red font + sky blue ribbon sweet boxes.lovely finds_birthday cake cookies3. Mail-delivered cookies from The Cravory. They demonstrate skillful balance in cookie baking with a soft, gooey center + perfectly baked outside. The Birthday Cake cookie is a must-try.lemons_bowl up close4. The look + taste of lemonsORG_clear boxes in various sizes - large, file box, medium and small, & labelmaker5. The efficient expertise of a professional organizer to help me organize + pack for my move. lovely finds_buckwheat pancakes6. My slightly decadent, yet healthy breakfast this week: Pumpkin buckwheat pancakes topped with almond butter + Lily’s sugar-free dark chocolate chips.

{photo credits: 1.refinery29, 2.grand budapest hotel, 3.the cravory, 4 & 5.shina welch}

I’d love to know – what are some of your lovely finds this week?



Lovely Links of the Week: Fresh Start to a Fresh New Year #3


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Happy week of Mercury Retrograde! Here are some lovely links that will help ground, cleanse, clear & refresh you + others in your life.

heartA few eco-friendly foodie picks by Designer Jenni Kayne. I love her natural, California-inspired aesthetic. ||

heartOne of my favorite recipes that I’ve made again + again – Raw Zucchini Pasta with Pesto Sauce. ||

heart15 phrases that will change your life in 2015. ||

heartTired of bringing wine as a hostess gift? Here’s a great, unique + inexpensive gift idea. ||

I hope you enjoy!


Lovely Links of the Week: Fresh Start to a Fresh New Year #2


To catch you up on some lovely news to center + inspire you, here are just a few lovely links from this week.

heartThis month is about all about activation, supporting smart movement + action. ||


Why grabbing a green juice isn’t always the best option. ||

heartJust so you know what’s up – the top 15 interiors trends of 2015. ||

Happy MLK, Jr. holiday weekend!



Lovely Links of the Week: Fresh Start to a Fresh New Year

collage2From this first full work week of 2015, here are a few lovely links with tips on how to get a fresh start to a fresh new year:


A bakery owner (who eats a cookie everyday!) tells us how to eat better in 2015.||

heartCrystals are pretty, but they can also make you feel better — 7 healing crystals for modern ailments + how to use them. ||

heartStarting the year off with a juice cleanse? That’s amazing! The Chalkboard gives us 6 tips to get the most out of your juice cleanse. Ready, set, drink! ||


And if you are on a juice cleanse (or not)…watch this hilarious + so true video – “Sh*t Juicers Say”. ||

And tell me – do you plan to do a juice cleanse this month?


Lovely Links of the Week, 12.19.14 edition

holidayeditededitedAs we’re wrapping up (yes, pun intended) this last full week before Christmas, here are some lovely links that embody the holiday spirit.


It’s easy to go the all black route, but switch it up with these 7 Ways to Avoid Wearing All Black To Every Holiday Event ||

heartThe season is all about “Eat, Drink + Be Merry”, right?! The Everygirl brings us 3 simple, festive cocktail recipes. Perfect for planned or impromptu parties. I’ll be trying these out. ||

heartTo be happier, more present + less stressed during the holidays, try these 20 mindful habits. ||

heartHow To: A Shimmering Holiday Party Beauty Look ||

Hope you enjoy + Happy Holidays!

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