Entries from November 2015

bonkers for bonnets!

November 24, 2015


i know. i know.

{head hanging in shame}

i’m officially that mother i’ve mocked for all of my life.

and my little person is suffering the consequences of my blatant hypocrisy.

although, from the way she juts that chin of hers, so sovereign and splendid—all self-derived of course: the climate of orange county entitlement seeping into their pores starting at birth, she’s just as depraved as i am when it comes to our love for bonnets; beaufort bonnets in particular.


introduced to the beaufort company by my friend alexei, i swooned for smelling salts at first glance of these sweet vintage caps.

i proceeded to spend sutton’s first year’s tuition to vassar on their website.

community college it is!

{let’s be honest though, sutton’s favorite toys are tupperware and tissue paper….vassar won’t even be opening up her application letter.}


hatched out of south carolina low-country, the beaufort bonnet stems from an heirloom, baby bonnet pattern handed down through generations of sweet babes.

they are even prettier in person, very durable, and wash up beautifully-i throw them in the my washing machine and hang them to dry.

and not just confined to headwear, the beaufort company makes gorgeous apparel for boys and girls as well.

sutton was soon clad in their rompers and bloomers, and looking for an invite to the nearest afternoon tea, high-society charity event, or fundraiser for the league of women voters.

she settled for sidecar donuts.


the child will not stand for a bow, nor a headband, but throw a bonnet atop her head, and voila: she’s a jane austen, reciting-fool {!}—-all, afternoon, long.

 {always insisting on the “emma” role and castigating mommy to the unclever, without beauty character of “miss bates;” she scurries around playtime, bonnet bedecked, matchmaking her tissue paper and tupperware tops.}


i’m honored and thrilled to announce i will be hosting a trunk show for the beaufort company in early february.

if you are interested in attending please leave me your information in the comments below so i can send you an invitation.

they offer both boys and girls garments, unisex and are great baby gifts.

NO pressure to purchase!

stay connected on instagram and facebook for updates.

photos: taylor cole

RMS sale!—-green is the new black!

November 20, 2015



RMS beauty is having a 20% sale off its entire site today!

crazy cakes?!

RMS beauty is responsible for many of my bottom of the jar, desert island staples:


i’ve been using rose-marie swift’s “un” cover-up for close to a decade now. nothing compares to this concealer. it doesn’t cake, dry out, or glob up in the ball of the eye {pretty i know.} thank goodness this is not in short supply, because if the house was on fire? i might grab my “un” cover-up and those old photographs may just have to incinerate.


the buriti bronzer is another one of mommy’s favorites. no shimmer, no donatella verasace orange, it’s a week in montauk in one, little pot. the buriti oil, “the highest amount of vitamin a and beta-carotene known to man”-their words, makes this bronzer blend seamlessly into the skin. i always get asked if i’ve been in the sun when i wear this bronzer—as if?


i keep this organic lip + skin balm on my nightstand. cuticles, lips, and under eyes get the evening, pre-bedtime smear. come morning my face and nails are less sandbox dry.


this morning i purchased the beauty oil. i’ve never used it before so i will report back. it has the same buriti oil found in the bronzer. buriti is kind of the new, rockstar anti-oxidant out on the market for its filtering and absorbing capabilities of cancer causing sun rays.

so off you go!

happy shopping.

let me know what you ordered and how you like it.

remember the code is : GREENFRIDAY

all of RMS beauty products are GMO-free, cruelty-free and ethically created.

RMS beauty products are either organic or wildcrafted, depending upon which is safer….

see you on the other side of sunday m’loves.

the {holi}STICK– sweet smelling sweat…

November 19, 2015

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my freak show dogmatism for products, toxin + cruelty free, often triggers the following question:

what deodorant do you trust?

teaching back to back classes, frequently in the close confines of a spin room, one should practice proper hygiene. many of the natural deodorants on the market just plain, suck. they’re as effective as hydrating in said spin class with a vanilla milkshake. in the past i’ve found soapwalla and kai deodorant keep me just as sweet-smelling and dry as any drugstore, beagle-tested, aluminum-embodying brand. unfortunately soapwalla contains baking soda, a common irritant for the underarm, and i feel rather sacrilegious smelling like a maui sunset, in the middle of november, when i’m wearing kai–it smells divine, but is quite pungent.

that’s why i’m happy to have found agent nateur n03 deodorant. made from organic coconut oil, avocado butter, raw organic honey, and essentials oils of lavender + eucalpytus, agent nateur is a food based deodorant that smells beautiful, for both men and women, and naturally kills any offensive underarm odors; even in the sweatiest of cardio sessions you come out smelling like a Canyon Ranch quiet room.

you can buy from directly agent nateur, from spirit beauty lounge {only in the 19oz size, but they give free samples!} or at beauty habit {fun holiday shopping here.}

do you have a favorite natural deodorant?

photo: taylor cole
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