I love the flavor of coffee but I’m trying to limit my intake. I’ve given up coffee before where I only indulged on the weekends, but I almost always go back to it. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with coffee, except that it increases your cortisol levels and affects your adrenals. And because I can be sensitive to this, I’ve been swapping out my coffee for matcha tea the past week.
I have been playing around with different ingredients and concoctions in my kitchen to kick it up a notch, and I think I’ve mastered the perfect Matcha tonic. I call it the Monarch Matcha, haha! And all of the ingredients help you glow from the inside out. Enjoy!read more
Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am addicted to sugar. They say the first step is admitting it, right? So, my current favorite dessert is the Huckleberry doughnut from Sidecar Doughnuts. I can taste the light, flavorful, huckleberry glaze draped over that perfectly moist cake doughnut. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I am truly a doughnut fiend. I love them. As well as cakes, cookies, etc. The list goes on. And then one day, I cut it all out, cold turkey.
Why? I have always been into health and wellness since I was a teenager (I blame my mom), and I get super obsessive when it comes to learning about and trying new things. However, I decided to give up sugar because of hormonal imbalance. My intuition told me to do some research on how to better manage my hormones. And the number one change I needed to make, according to damn near every single article and study I read, was to cut refined sugars completely. Not once a week or on the weekends. No, cut the crap. For real. This doesn’t mean I can never have refined sugar, but it can’t be a regular part of my diet. It has to be what it is. A treat.
I want to share a few of my favorite things as of late. And maybe I should start sharing this more often. Since it’s my first time doing this, it is quite an exhaustive list. It ranges from hair and beauty to fashion and everything in between. Enjoy and feel free to comment. Hopefully, you see something you want to check out.
I also need to do a quick write up on our Park City experience during the holidays. I am so geeked to visit again next year. Park City is such an amazing little town with excellent food and activity. And I cannot wait to share with you all.
Oversized button ups are a thing for me. I first fell in love with an old Ann Taylor one I had for years that I, unfortunately, had to get rid of because it was too worn out. Then, Aritzia had a sale and I stumbled upon these two babies. The quality is THE BEST. I believe this is a chic staple everyone should have in their wardrobe. You can wear them so many different ways. I cannot live without at least one.
My hubby surprised me with these for Christmas, and I died. I was totally not expecting such an incredible shoe. Between these and the red booties, they have been the only shoes I’ve worn for the last two months. And I love that I don’t see a lot of people wearing them.
Can Dermalogica make anything I don’t like? I mean, really. Almost my entire skincare regimen is Dermalogica, and adding this wonderful oil has helped so much with dehydrated skin. I tried this before as I got it free through work. And then I just didn’t buy it again. Why? I have no idea. It’s expensive as hell but worth it. It’s lightweight and great for your skin. I use it at night and during the day by mixing it with my tinted moisturizer in the mornings, and it gives me that perfect healthy glow without doing too much and looking greasy.read more
Gosh. It feels amazing to actually sit down and write. I apologize for my absence, I’ve missed you all so much! Work has been insane on top of preparing for a third move. The first move involved roaches, which lead to a second move in under 24 hours. And we have finally found our perfect place. On top of that craziness, there’s been 30th birthdays and other events. So you can imagine, the last thing I wanted to do was pick up my laptop. But I’m finally back and super excited for what’s to come in all areas of my life right now, and even more excited to decorate our new fancy place and document it all right here.read more
Happy Friday, folks! Who is as thrilled for the holidays as I? Aside from the horrendous traffic, It is my absolute favorite time. The overflow of desserts and treats, family meals, Friendsgiving, the parties, the sparkle. It is a magical time of year. As you all know, I pin quite a bit of recipes with every intention of trying them, but unfortunately, that usually does not happen. I rounded up a list of my must-try recipes for the beloved holidays, and fingers crossed I get to them all. read more
Happy Friday, folks! I hope everyone has been enjoying the cooler temperatures here in Los Angeles. It is finally starting to feel a little bit like fall. And I’m getting really really excited. Here are links to some of the things I’m digging this week. The usual suspects – travel, food, fashion, fitness, and of course, some Halloween fun! read more