~ healthy while traveling ~
Okay, let me totally honest... I was not entirely committed to my health protocols while I traveled (as you may have been able to tell from my ice cream cotton candy post). But finding amazing places like @NoGluParis where we could indulge in all the breads without feeling guilty was such a gorgeous gift! So if you’re #glutenfree, check this dreamy place out next time you’re in Paris!
~ latergramming ~
I’ve had so many amazing things I’ve experienced in the last few weeks, so I’ll be basically latergramming from here until eternity! First up, was the amazing wedding of my darlings @sydmo7 & @prestontboyd. In very #Broadway wedding style, they got married on a Monday! It was such a stunning wedding, on a farm outside Cincinnati, and their love has long been inspiring me! I feel so blessed to be a part of their day, and I toast to their exciting future.
Thanks @atalexagreen for being the best wedding date in town!
~ on cloud 9 ~
There were set backs galore on this trip, but that’s standard protocol when traveling, and my mantra has always been that you roll with the punches and always come through with one more rally! I’m boarding my flight back to LA and thinking of the sweet joys of this trip, both the work and the fun, celebrating one year of @kaitkatcc existence with @kaitness, and celebrating the success of my incredibly talented friends! You could say I’m coming home tired, overworked, and sore, but I’d say I’m coming home on cloud 9.
Also, how cute is this darling ice cream!!? Cotton candy cloud of yum, from @milktraincafe in London!
~ my color palette ~
In case you haven’t yet noticed the autumn fashion trends, it’s pinks and florals for fall, and I couldn’t be more delighted! Especially in London as we made our way to this precious cake shop in Victoria, @peggyporschenofficial. And rocking my fave travel hairstyle, @chrysmela pearl earring jackets, and a perfectly fuzzy coat. #travelinstyle
~ holy belly ~
Two years ago in #Paris, me and @alohagiselle waited for two hours to dine at the brand new foodie haven @holybelly! This time, for @kaitness & I, the wait was only 40 Minutes, but soooo worth it! #NomNomNom
~ jet lag survival tricks ~
The best thing you can do upon arrival in #Paris is sit down with the co-founder & creative genius behind the glowy, magical and brilliant @erborian! My two favorite new products are their glow cream and this finger print brush, which together took me from haggard to dewy & fresh in Minutes! From now on Erborian will take up permanent residence in my travel kit!
~ photoshoot in paris ~
I finally arrived in Paris late last night, and yet, bright and early this morning we made our way to Palais Royal for a shoot with the amazing @anna. Though I was jet lagged and puffy, I was thrilled to be shooting with this phenomenal talent in this amazing city! And I can’t wait to share the images with you!
~ currently ~
drinking wine and eating cheese under this iconic location. #happiness
#flixel #cinemagraph @flixelphotos
~ so many things ~
I have so many things to catch you up on... but, since I’m literally taxiing off for my 2nd of 4 flights in 5 days, the update will have to wait! For now, I’m gonna need about 5 more of these.
Watch my stories to follow along!!
~ my momma ~
I've been off the social grid, for the most part lately, while struggling through some challenges, but if anything will get me back online, it's my desire to shout from the digital rooftop how wonderful my Momma is on her birthday!! This joyful, kind, patient, brilliant, beautiful woman taught me so much and still teaches me today. Some of my favorite unique behaviors she instilled in me are:
✨ Staying through the credits of a movie to listen to the score, absorb the moment, and show appreciation for the film makers.
✨ belly laughing unabashedly when something is truly funny.
✨ loving all things Disney!!!
So it was truly a joy to celebrate her birthday early a few weeks ago and take her to the happiest place in earth! So grateful to have my momma as my best friend!
~ Slithering through ~
Where has this year gone, friends? It's September? Well, we still got a few good months left in 2017, and so I'm making the most of it... taking my first international trip of the year (I can hardly believe that statement is real? How have I not gone abroad yet?!) hitting up Paris for fashion week at the end of this month, and London to see friends!
Do you have plans to snake your way through 2017 in style?
Rings by @annesisteron
~ let's meet ~
it's time to get into real life! This year's #instameet has the most wonderful theme: #KindComments. How perfect is that for so many of you amazing, kind-commenting, instafriends!
Let's take that kindness to the next level supporting the @LAfoodbank! Bring non-perishable item! So let's meet, take some pics, enjoy the sunset, support our community & share some prizes from our amazing sponsors!
Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza
~ should I stay ... in bed ~
So, I've been struggling hard for the last month or so... my autoimmune has been in flare up (it's favorite new trick is attacking my lower back with inflammation AKA acute inflammatory arthritis & tendinitis sheathing, so every single movement, or lack there of is utter pain), and my fatigue is the worst it's been in over a year. Everyday when I wake up, I have to fight the urge to just stay in bed all day long. Sometimes I push through right away, knowing the toll it's going to take on my adrenals, and other days it takes me a bit longer to get functioning.
I know I share a lot of fun things, and I don't always share my harder challenges. I know a lot of us hide the struggle, and others feel pressure to keep up. We all have ups and downs, we all have beauty in our lives, and we all have days when we just wanna stay in bed. No matter where you are on that journey, or what you're doing today, know that I get it, I'm with you, and we all are gonna find some beauty to celebrate.
~ laughter is the best medicine ~
You guys, I've been on a posting break, which I think is so necessary for us sometimes! But I'm so excited to be back and sharing with you everything I've been up to! There's been amazing things for @kaitkatcc from our #celebratekait event at the @Culver_Hotel, to new amazing clients and some thrilling adventures ahead!
I've missed you guys! What have you been up to?
~ a magical place ~
I'm still reeling over the magic that was our event for @kaitness' birthday at the dreamy and so special @culver_hotel. We felt pampered and loved in this LA oasis, and I'm strongly considering moving in... forever.
ALSO- They are having a Ball, that's right, A Ball!! for the 100th anniversary of Culver City next month and I hope to see you there! I mean, a ball?! Come on! See you soon!
Last chance to enter!! GO TO MY ORIGINAL POST to enter, THEN GO TO ----------> @fridaywereinlove
I've partnered up with a group of influencers and International bloggers to give you this epic, magical prize package:
2 IPHONE 7 PLUS + BEATS + MAKEUP
1. FOLLOW ME
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3. GO TO @fridaywereinlove and follow.
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~ celebrate kait ~
Today is the birth of this brilliant, vibrant, charming and darling woman who has brought so much beauty into the lives of everyone she touches! I'm so proud to call her my friend, my business partner, my sister @kaitness.
We'll be celebrating her all week, and I'd love if you could all show her some love on her Instagram page for me! Feel free bombard her with emojis (her truest love language.)
Happy Birthday darling Kait!
My darlings, I'm so excited do my first ever #GIVEAWAY!! And it's major!! ✨✨✨✨✨
I've partnered up with a group of influencers and International bloggers to giveaway:
2 IPHONE 7 PLUS + BEATS HEADPHONES + MY FAVE NAKED3 PALETTE! 📱📱🎧 🎨
1. FOLLOW ME
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Giveaway ends at August 9 winner will be announced by August 10
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