The Champagne Edit :: Back At It !

TGIFF!!

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these edits. To be quite honest, they’re some of my favourite posts to write. It’s a fun catch up and I write these candidly. If anything it’s kind of like a quick happy hour catch up {bonus points for reading with a glass of bubbly}!

It’s no secret that I’ve taken some time off. To get a little vulnerable, I was having a mix of bad blogger’s block, feeling uninspired, feeling too caught up with social media {…& fell majorly in the comparison trap}, on top of being swamped with my full time job. I can become a lot like an ostrich throwing it’s head in the sand… so I did… and tbh, I needed it.

I guess I didn’t realize how completely connected I am and always am and always will be. I took the time off to enjoy L.A. with Erik & family, and enjoy New York.

When I travel with Erik, I have a few days completely on my own because generally he has work. There was something so therapeutic about spending time in New York completely on my own for about 2 days straight. I mentioned it in the last post – & in fact, I’m going to do a WHOOOOLE post on this – but Erik & I had one of the best dates of our relationship on our last night in New York. I did something that really amplified it… and to be honest, it was the first time in our many years together I’ve done it. I’ll spill in the next week or two 🙂

But strangely enough, it left me completely inspired and ready to get back in the swing of things. Blogging is interesting because you are really opening up your life completely to whoever wants to read and listen. It’s so rewarding to connect with so many rad likeminded people {seriously, I love the internet}.

But enough about that, I’m back at it and back on my regular schedule and really looking forward to spending the next 3 weeks here in San Francisco with Erik & Lucy!

Speaking of – it’s Erik’s birthday today!! He is currently on his way back from New York so I’m cooking him a very special dinner: beef wellington & all his favourite sides. It’s also a good excuse to crack open a bottle of some of our good wine – so that we shall!

How about you? What are you up to this weekend?!

{ LA- you are on my mind & heart more than ever. praying for the safety of everyone there. if there’s anything i can do to help from sf, please let me know. LA is & always will be my second home. }

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Show-stopping Beef Wellington by Tasty

This is the beef wellington I’m basing my recipe off of!! I’ve made them before but I love trying new recipes. Beef Wellington is one of my favourite things in the world to make. Not only is it DAMN good {I wish more restaurants served it!}, but it’s actually quite simple with the help of premade dough & SUPER impressive. Some recipes call for foie gras, but I’m personally not a fan of it, so I like that this has proscuitto and mushrooms for that umami punch. I’ll let y’all know how it goes! I will be sizing this down for two. 🙂

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sexy mulled wine by meeeee

When we were in New York, we explored the Chelsea District which really is such a darling neighborhood. As we were walking, there was a sign to the most darling wine bar {Entwine} for mulled wine! Mulled Wine is personally one of my favourite things in the world. It just screams winter to me. Here’s my recipe – I’m whipping some up for Erik tonight to serve with dessert!

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Your 2017 Unwrapped by Spotify

So this isn’t really a read me more of a do me {ha!}, but it’s super fun! Basically, it analyzes your spotify and makes you two dope af playlists. One being your best of 2017 & one being tracks you  might have missed. It’s interesting as my 2017 playlist, I’ve had on since doing this link and I have yet to get sick of it! You can check out my best of 2017 here. I’d love to see yours too!

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bell sleeve faux fur moto jacket by Express

This jacket is seriously one of the softest jackets in the world! I bought this on cyber Monday for New York and I am so glad I did. The sleeve detail is what sold me but I wore this almost every day there. It’s so warm, cozy & really goes with everything! I’ve been loving it with these glen plaid pants & a mockneck sweater! PS – it’s on sale for less than $100 #WIN

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Guap Beats – Bad And Boujee X Super Freak Full Mashup

OKKKKKK this is probably one of the dopest reworks ever. In fact, I think it’s even better than the original Bad & Boujee. This is the one song whenever I play it, people ask what it is… & for good reason. I love a good mash up and this one knocks it out of the park. I love to cook to it too! Check it out & get funky. Play this in the background on your instagram stories and just wait for everyone to slide in your DM’s asking just WHAT is that rad song?! Trust me. 🙂

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/guapbeats/bad-and-boujee-x-super-freak-full-mashup[/soundcloud]

my best of 2017 playlist 


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  • that Monday feeling... even tho I spent all day yesterday thinking it was Monday? Hopefully it’s not the theme of this {extremely cray} week! 🌟 #mondayvibes #pineappleexpress #slsootd
  • another Sunday, another puzzle 🕵🏻‍♀️🕵🏻‍♀️ #momentswithsunday
  • Did anyone else have a full week of Mondays or was it just me?! Either way, I’m cheersing HARD to the weekend 🔆  #tgiff
  • After trying all of the natural @skylar fragrances, I settled with CAPRI - sparkling, sweet citrus ✨🏝🍋🌟 it was a scent that made me instantly happy and transported me to the Mediterranean, beachside, in a belted swimsuit, cat eye sunnies, & a huge hat with a limoncello spritz in hand. 🥂 Instant good vibes and I love how it fades to an irresistibly sweet finish on me. I’ve been layering it with Isle from the sampler pack below and some coconut-vanilla body lotions! I love that they are non-toxic, cruelty fre, & hypoallergenic. Use the code SCENTS10 for 10% off {& be sure to get the sampler pack so you can try them all - the cost of the $20 pack will be applied to the full size}! 🍋 🌟 #ad #skylarbody #ambskyfull #ambcollab #madeinla
  • my lil urban jungle cat 💖 Last night, @erikschuchard brought home a TON of plants: we now have succulents galore, some small trees, cacti, ferns, & my fave: palms & lots of them 🌴 now I have to find some chic planters and have no idea where to begin. Any ideas?! #blackcatsofinstagram #ihavethisthingwithplants #cornerofmyhome
  • Tennis, anyone? 🎾 skipped the gym today and hit the tennis courts with @erikschuchard instead! ✨ #lovelove #mysf #slsfit
  • Good scents come naturally and I’m loving @skylar lately. 🍃 It’s a non-toxic, hand crafted perfume from LA. I love that they are all natural and cruelty free not to mention hypoallergenic & both paraben / phthalate free.
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Let’s talk the scents - can you guess which full sized one I chose?:
CAPRI: sparkly citrus with notes of musk, dewy rose, & neroli
ARROW: seductive night jasmine with warm vanilla, & patchouli
CORAL: flirty & fruity with grapefruit with apple blossom
ISLE: clean and refreshing with bergamot, sandalwood, & cardamom
MEADOW: elegant and feminine with tuberose & orange blossom.
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they are so pretty on their own but they layer very well together. I personally am loving mixing Arrow with Meadow and Capri with Isle.
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What’s really rad is that you can try all of their 5 scents in the comfort of your home before you commit to a full size! This set is $20 but when you decide which one you want, that $20 goes into the full sized perfume. ~*but wait there’s more*~ you can use the promo code SCENTS10 for a 10% discount!
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OK SO- which are you?: spicy, fruity, clean, floral, or sparkly?! ✨
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