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!

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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. |mindbodygreen.com| 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?

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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. |cupcakesandcashmere.com|

Beautycounter touchup skin concealer pen final3. Simultaneously giving us peace of mind (they use “safe” ingredients) & flawless skin: Beautycounter’s Touchup Skin Concealer Penstyle.com, 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 style.comelle.com - denim + suede final5. More NYFW street style: Denim & suede happily together. |elle.com|

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

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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, net-a-porter.com. 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!

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

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

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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?

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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 refinery29.com. 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?

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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. |habituallychic.luxury.com|

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

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

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

I hope you enjoy!

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

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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. |mysticmamma.com|

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

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

Happy MLK, Jr. holiday weekend!

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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:

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

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

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! |chalkboardmag.com|

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

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

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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.

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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 |whowhatwear.com|

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. |theeverygirl.com|

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

heartHow To: A Shimmering Holiday Party Beauty Look |byrdie.com|

Hope you enjoy + Happy Holidays!

{cover image via theeverygirl.com; top image via whowhatwear.com}

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