1. Beauty From The Inside & Out Event

    Skin Gym Facial TreatmentsMassages by Oasis Day Spa NYCSkin Gym Face Fitness

    On Tuesday, June 17th I partnered with Randi Zinn of Beyond Mom to co-host the “Beauty From The Inside and Out Event.” I was overjoyed to be working with Randi once again and expand upon the concept of embracing beauty {See a recap of our last event together here}.

    Being the busy women that we are, life can be chaotic. From work, to social engagements, to caring for our kids, we consistently run ourselves ragged and put our “self-care” time on the back burner. This event was created to remind ourselves to set aside “me” time, whether it’s splurging on beauty products, scheduling a facial, or treating ourselves to the right foods. What better way to celebrate these ideas than bringing them to life with a night dedicated to pampering, inspiring lectures, and of course, cocktails! 

    From the moment guests walked into our beautiful event venue, Hale Organic Salon, they were welcomed with mini-facials by Skin Gym Face Fitness, acupuncture treatments by Shellie Goldstein Associates, relaxing massages by Oasis Day Spa, and applications of skin care and beauty products by Nine Naturals and Basq Skin Care

    Basq Skincare Beauty ProductsGrace Lee of Nine Naturals Beauty Brand

    The event featured speakers Arielle Haspel {nutritionist, health coach and founder of Be Well With Arielle} and Vanessa Coppes {Social Media and Marketing Director of Bella NYC Magazine}. Arielle’s list of super foods to help you look and feel more beautiful blew me away, while Vanessa’s spiritual journey and inspirational success story reminded us to invest in our health, beauty and happiness. Guests enjoyed these lectures over Snow Sugar cocktails all the while nibbling on delicious Sweet Lorens whole grain and natural treats.  

    Arielle Haspel of Be Well with Arielle at Beauty from Inside and Out Event Vanessa Coppes of Bella NYC Magazine Speaking at Event (Social Media and Marketing Director, Writer, and Founder of Entrepreneurial Think Tank for Moms)Snow Suger Cockatilswhole grain cookies by Sweet Lorens - cookie spreadwhole grain cookies by Sweet Lorens

    But that’s not all! Guests were treated to incredible reusable gift bags designed by Designer Emily Hsu of Au Lait. Gift bags goodies included beauty travel pouches from The Container Store, Environ hand cream and sun hats, a Mustela baby travel-size essentials set, tea samples from Teascapes, Elaine Turner $25 off E-Commerce site gift card, Mio Skin Care invigorating muscle motivating gel, and 20% off coupons from Destination Maternity! To end the night, guests received Uber discounts codes to ensure they traveled home safely. 

    Au Lait Shop Gift BagsContainer Store Beauty PouchesMio SkincareGuests Enjoying Gift Bags

    Many thanks to all of you fabulous ladies that supported the event, especially to my fantastic co-host Randi Zinn! And for my fabulous Nicole Miller Short Sleeve Twist Front Maternity Dress compliments of Destination Maternity… I couldn’t have picked a better “last outfit” to show off my Baby Bump. Yes, I gave birth to Baby Gluck 2, Brooks Lee, just two days later!!

    Lets get social HashtagsFASHIONABLE-HOSTESS-WEARING-DESTINATION-MATERNITY-2Wearing Nicole Miller Short Sleeve Twist Front Maternity DressA Pea in the Pod Collection sold at Destination Maternity
  2. Coconut Water & Strawberry Cocktail

    After a girlfriend of mine raved about this fabulous coconut water cocktail she had on her recent trip to Miami, I got inspired to search the internet for a coconut water cocktail that sounded equally as yummy, hydrating, and (in my mind at least!) healthy. What I found: a Coconut Water & Muddled Strawberry Cocktail recipe that tastes as good as it looks! How to serve this cocktail: At a dinner party in glass martini glasses with gorgeous garnish, or for daytime, serve at a backyard party in a large pitcher! I chose to garnish mine with a lime wedge but feel free to add garnish…

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  3. Host an Elegant Black & White Dinner Party

    When it comes to investing in dishware, I love recommending black and white because it is so versatile. When paired with certain centerpieces, it can be edgy and modern {see an example with silver mercury vases here}, but when paired with classic centerpieces {as seen here with a bouquet of elegant white roses}, it can take on a whole new feel of sophistication. For today’s table, I started by laying out my Chilewich White Woven Basketweave Placemats and next placed my dinner plates {similar Kate Spade Dinner Plate} and an accent bowl {similar West Elm Potter’s Workshop Tableware} on top. I placed Stone Textile Grey Diamond Print Napkins with Chilewich White Basketweave…

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  4. Tuna Nicoise Salad

    Hosting a lunch? A Tuna Nicoise Salad is the perfect meal to serve. It’s very light yet packed with vitamins and protein, rich with color, and the name just sounds elegant! Enjoy! Ingredients: (serves 1) 1 cup of mixed green 1/2 cup cooked string beans 1/2 tomato sliced 2.5 ounces of grilled tuna 2 lemon wedges Salt & pepper Olive oil & Balsamic vinegar Directions: Fill your bowl with greens. Delicately place your string beans, tomato, and tuna on top. Add 2 tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil, a sprinkle of salt & pepper. Garnish with lemon wedges.

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  5. 16 Month Toddler: Baby Denim Romper

    I know you saw my love of baby rompers {especially well-priced ones from Old Navy} in my last FHB BBQ Style Post, so you shouldn’t be surprised that as I went shopping for the perfect “camp” outfits for Reese, I ended up in the same aisle! First of all, yes, Reese goes to camp! I know it sounds a tad ridiculous and I guess it is, after all she is only 17 months old! It’s twice a week for an hour and a half and the kids are so young they are even required to attend with a care-taker! But seriously…

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