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AC Hotel National Harbor – Living the #HarborLife

- Lifestyle

Sometimes you just need a little staycation to rediscover some of the great things your city has to offer.  Chelsea and I did just that and packed our bags for an overnight at the AC Hotel by Marriott in the National Harbor.  We hung out with some really fun local influencers and found out just what it means to live the #HarborLife.       Let me start by saying I’m no stranger to Marriott.  Platinum Elite Rewards Member, stayed…

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L’Auberge Provençale – A Tres Bon Getaway

- Lifestyle

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard   That quote held especially true for us this summer.  The travel bug bit us hard but with Chelsea taking summer courses and me having a full-time job, we had to become weekend warriors if we wanted to fit it all in.  I can’t lie and say it wasn’t worth it but let me tell you we were tired after our last…

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#BodyGoals – My Top 3 Better Body Tips

- Lifestyle

One of my favorite comments I get on Instagram is #bodygoals.  I truly appreciate any engagement on social media but to me this is so great because I can easily throw together an outfit and do my makeup, but my body is a work-in-progress and takes the most time and effort.  Even more so now that I’m 30 but let’s not go there (ugh).   I wanted to share with you guys my top 3 tips for a better body.…

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How To Host a Progressive Dinner Party

- Lifestyle

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting our twist on a progressive dinner party at the gorgeous new living space, AVA NoMa.  Traditionally, this moving feast is a collaboration with several friends held at each of their homes in succession, with a single course served at each one.  It’s a great way to entertain a group of friends without shouldering the whole responsibility (or cost) of a multi-course dinner party.   But since when do Chelsea and I follow the…

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Summer Hair Care with Sassoon Salon

- Beauty, Collaborators

    With everyone ditching the hair ties and letting their hair flow loose in the summer, it’s super important to make sure we’re keeping our hair healthy and happy. Sun exposure and pollution strip your hair of essential oils, leaving hair brittle and dehydrated. Naturally radiant and silky hair is something we all strive for, and achieving it may not be as hard as you think. The experts at Sassoon Salon can be your saving grace.   For the past…

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Style Tips for Summer Kicks – Ft. Greats Brand

- Collaborators, Fashion

Finally, it’s summer!  We partnered with Greats Brand to share some of our fave style tips for wearing sneakers in the summer.  We love a good sandal or flip flop as much as the next beach-goer, but why be seasonally basic?  Beat the heat with these cool tips.  (Oh the puns…)   1. Let’s start with the most obvious: tee shirt and jeans.  Chelsea went with the black perforated “Royale” sneaker by Greats.  She kept it super casual for going…

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My LED Light Therapy Experience

- Beauty

  If you guys have been following me on Instagram (here) for a while, you’ve seen my weekly InstaStory of myself at Skin Sutra Medspa, getting LED light therapy. I’m going to be talking in this post about the treatment, why I use it myself, my experience with the treatment and my results with some makeup free before and after shot🙊🙈  For those of you guys that haven’t heard of LED light therapy before, it is exposure (by a creepy-baby-looking-mask)…

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Keeping Cool in Cashmere

- Fashion

It’s no surprise that when someone says “cashmere” you automatically think of sweater weather.  We know, sitting by the fire, drinking hot cocoa in your cozy cashmere.  We get it.  But who says you can’t keep cool in cashmere too?  Take “no sweaters in summer” and throw that fashion stigma right out the window with “no white after Labor Day” and we’ll show you how.   Cashmere is a very fine fabric, not like your coarser wools or heavy cottons,…

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Fauxchella Festival Feels

- Collaborators, Fashion, Lifestyle

Festival season is the time to experiment with your style, go a little more bohemian, be relaxed with your outfit and even push the boundaries a little!  Were you not lucky enough to make it to Coachella this year (while simultaneously being lucky enough to avoid Fyre Festival)?  Don’t worry Darlings, we’re going to show you how to get Fauxchella Festival Feels right here in DC, or wherever you are that’s not Coachella, and then we’ll give you a round-up…

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American Style, Italian Leather – My Armadio

- Fashion

We love all things Italian – luxury, food, bread, coffee and definitely leather.  Our Armadio bags are no exception to that!  We typically wear our bags more than any other piece of clothing so before we considered Armadio, we wanted to make sure these bags were going to last and were versatile enough that they can be worn daily.  {Spoiler Alert} They are.   Armadio bags are direct to consumer, which means that we as the consumer can get these bags without the…

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