It’s officially beautiful outside, and pretty much the only thing we want to do around here is go to the park. Leu Gardens is this beautiful public garden about 30 minutes away from our house that we love to visit any opportunity we get. Now that Florida’s weather is in peak season, we LOVE spending our Saturday afternoons there. Everything is blooming, and the garden is just down right beautiful. There are different sections to the garden, some are very tropical and jungly while others feel like a Beatrix Potter novel. And this little spot is one of my favorites. It’s so beautiful and looks just like an English garden.
Everything is blooming here in Florida, from the azaleas to the pretty pink Tabebuia trees, and the spring sunshine is in full force. It’s around this time of year where Floridians really start to soak in all of the nice weather before it gets too hot in the summer, so we take everything al fresco – lunches, movies, and even business meetings!
Whenever we start to get a taste of that Spring weather I can’t help but get excited for the wardrobe changes! Sun dresses, sunnies, and hats of course! Straw hats have always been a favorite of mine, and I love wearing them whenever possible. Whether it’s with a dress, some cute chinos, or just a swim suit, a straw hat is always the perfect accessory! Straw is making such a comeback this season. Did I mention I am also loving straw bags? This one, this one, and this one are on my current wishlist!
It’s finally time for spring dresses! Well who are we kidding, you can always wear a dress in Florida, but a girl can already celebrate a new season! I have always been a dress girl, and nothing feels better than running around town with the perfect frock on. There have been so many pretty looks over on Pinterest, it’s making me want to go buy all the dresses ASAP.
You might be seeing Elyssa Bass’ name popping up all over my social channels lately, and it’s because I am officially obsessed. We met Elyssa while we were at Atlanta Mart in January, and we became fast friends from the get-go. We share the same showroom and our booths are right next to one another, so we had TONS of time to chat and get to know one another while we were there. And I’ve got to tell you, not only is Elyssa increadibly talented, but she’s seriously the nicest. I fell in love with her line and all that her brand was about and wanted nothing more than to share it with you!
Lately, I have been gravitating towards all the cozy pajama sets! We are up at the cabin, and I made sure to pack all my best PJ’s. There’s something that makes going to sleep feel so much fancier when you love your sleepwear, and I always love cuddling up with a cup of tea (in an ABD mug of course!) and a good book before bed! And when I’m wearing cute pajamas, I don’t feel as guilty lounging in them later than I would like to admit. Over on Pinterest, I’ve been seeing so many cute pajamas and other sleep accessories, so I wanted to share a few of my very favorites with you!
I don’t know about you, but the perfect workout look is always exactly what I need to make me feel extra motivated about my exercise routine! I’m sure everyone is still trying to keep up with their New Year workout routines, and all that Valentine’s Day candy makes it hard to stay on track at times. I often get so used to what I’ve been doing, but a new outfit is exactly what I need to make me more excited about working out. I can always count on a cute new tank or some fun leggings to spice up my morning run! Of course our ABD tanks are my very favorites, and I always grab an ABD water bottle to stay hydrated!
After buying these shoes on New Year’s Eve, I decided I needed to start a monthly column featuring my favorite purchase of the month. Whether it’s my favorite new pair of shoes, lipstick, or even snack… each month I’ll let you in on my very favorite thing. And this month, I’m starting off with the best ballet flats I’ve ever purchased!
On Friday afternoon we packed up our weekenders and headed to the West Coast of Florida for a much needed weekend getaway. Last week was heavy with the loss of both our sweet Lucy and my great grandma (she was 103, ALMOST 104!). We were in desperate need of a change of scenery, and this trip couldn’t have come at a better time for us! We vowed to take time to sleep, read, and rest. And absolutely no laptops were allowed!
It’s officially Red Carpet season, and there is nothing more I love than watching my favorite stars have their best dressed moments. Whether you are walking the red carpet this season (if so, lucky you!!!) or wanting to take your red carpet look out on the town for your Valentine or Galentine date night, you’ve come to the right place!