Ashley Brooke Designs Sunshine State Creative Studio & Lifestyle Brand on a mission to make everyday just a bit more fancy. 2016-05-27T11:00:53Z http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[In The Kitchen with ABD: Watermelon Mojito!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22574 2016-05-26T11:20:50Z 2016-05-27T11:00:53Z Style Details:

J.Crew Striped Tee (on SUPER sale!) // Loren Hope Studs c/o // Vintage Daisy Glasses (similar here) // Home Decorators Gold Flatware (similar here) // Crate & Barrel Plates

 

Perfecting The Memorial Day Weekend Cocktail!

Memorial Day Weekend is here, it's so hard to believe! I hope you have lots of fun plans for BBQs, beach days, trips to the lake, and of course perfecting the Summer cocktail this weekend! So, before you head out for your weekend fun I've got to show you how to make my new favorite cocktail, the Watermelon Mojito!

I found this recipe on the Foodnetwork.com while browsing for new cocktail recipes, and thought, yep, I'm going to like that! And it's no surprise I was right! Watermelon, plus rum, plus lime, plus mint.... how could that not be good, right?! 

So whatever your plans are this weekend, add making this cocktail to them, I pinky promise your friends, house guests, and family members will think you are Martha Stewart! 

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Ashley Brooke making Watermelon Mojito

Style Details:

J.Crew Striped Tee (on SUPER sale!) // Loren Hope Studs c/o // Vintage Daisy Glasses (similar here) // Home Decorators Gold Flatware (similar here) // Crate & Barrel Plates

 

Perfecting The Memorial Day Weekend Cocktail!

Memorial Day Weekend is here, it’s so hard to believe! I hope you have lots of fun plans for BBQs, beach days, trips to the lake, and of course perfecting the Summer cocktail this weekend! So, before you head out for your weekend fun I’ve got to show you how to make my new favorite cocktail, the Watermelon Mojito!

I found this recipe on the Foodnetwork.com while browsing for new cocktail recipes, and thought, yep, I’m going to like that! And it’s no surprise I was right! Watermelon, plus rum, plus lime, plus mint…. how could that not be good, right?! 

So whatever your plans are this weekend, add making this cocktail to them, I pinky promise your friends, house guests, and family members will think you are Martha Stewart! 

 

 

Directions
1. Muddle a few watermelon chunks at the bottom of each glass with the juice of one lime. 

2. Then, stir in a few mint leaves!

3. Next Add in 1.5 oz of white rum, I used Bacardi Silver.

4. Lastly, top off each glass with Ginger Ale and garnish with more mint! 

 

Watermelon Mojito Recipe Ingredients

 

Muddling the watermelon for Watermelon Mojito Cocktail

 

Adding lime to Watermelon Mojito Cocktail

 

Ashley Brooke saying Cheers! with Watermelon Mojito

 

Ashley Brooke Sipping on Watermelon Mojito

 

Watermelon Mojito Cocktail

 

 Let me know if you try out this recipe over the weekend! I’d love to hear your thoughts!! 

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[How Sweet – Summer Style Link Love!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22576 2016-05-26T10:57:03Z 2016-05-26T11:00:35Z  

A Fruit Basket

This week I've been crushing hard on all the fruit things! Summer is right around the corner and all these bright citrus prints are making me crave sunshine and a piña colada! Here are a few of my favorites...

Draper James Dress // $250// I have quite a few Draper James dresses and every single one of them I absolutely LOVE! So I just know this one needs to be in my closet!

H&M Sunglassess // $7 // These just feel like a girls weekend getaway essential... don't you think?

Draper James Clutch //$150 // You can't just get the dress, you've got to get the clutch too!

Watermelon Tote // $44 // New beach tote?! I think so!

Souludos Shoes // $64 //I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE.

Kate Spade Watch // $195// I giggle every time I see this! 

Mod Cloth Dress // $59 // The easiest and breeziest of dresses! 

 

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What are some of your faves this week?
 

P.S. Hop on over to our Pinterest for more!

 

 

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A Fruit Basket

This week I’ve been crushing hard on all the fruit things! Summer is right around the corner and all these bright citrus prints are making me crave sunshine and a piña colada! Here are a few of my favorites…

Draper James Dress // $250// I have quite a few Draper James dresses and every single one of them I absolutely LOVE! So I just know this one needs to be in my closet!

H&M Sunglassess // $7 // These just feel like a girls weekend getaway essential… don’t you think?

Draper James Clutch //$150 // You can’t just get the dress, you’ve got to get the clutch too!

Watermelon Tote // $44 // New beach tote?! I think so!

Souludos Shoes // $64 //I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE.

Kate Spade Watch // $195// I giggle every time I see this! 

Mod Cloth Dress // $59 // The easiest and breeziest of dresses! 

 

 
What are some of your faves this week?
 

P.S. Hop on over to our Pinterest for more!

 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[On The Town with ABD: The Perfect Polka Dots]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22578 2016-05-25T11:18:59Z 2016-05-25T11:05:58Z Ann Taylor Dress (on sale, similar here & here) // ASOS Trench // Ted Baker Bag // Nine West Shoes (old, similar here) // Larson Jennings Watch // Free People Sunglasses (only $20!) // Elizabeth Arden Lipstick c/o

 

Girly, fresh, and all business... if you ask me, that's the perfect combination!

 I bought this dress on a whim (online) a few weeks ago when Ann Taylor was running their big 40% off sale.  As soon as I tried it on I fell in love with it!  I love feminine dresses that are not only flattering, but have a bit of quirk to them - and this dress has just that! I ended up wearing this entire look while we were in NYC last week for a day of meetings, and I felt perfectly like myself. Don't you just love a dress that makes you feel that way?

  

P.S. below I linked to a few dresses that are very similar to this one! Also all new dresses are marked down to $75, ending tonight!

 

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Ann Taylor Dress (on sale, similar here & here) // ASOS Trench // Ted Baker Bag // Nine West Shoes (old, similar here) // Larson Jennings Watch // Free People Sunglasses (only $20!) // Elizabeth Arden Lipstick c/o

 

This dress:  Girly, fresh, and all business… if you ask me, that’s the perfect combination!

 I bought this dress on a whim (online) a few weeks ago when Ann Taylor was running their big 40% off sale (still happening!).  As soon as I tried it on I fell in love with it!  I love feminine dresses that are not only flattering, but have a bit of quirk to them – and this dress has just that! I ended up wearing this entire look while we were in NYC last week for a day of meetings, and I felt perfectly like myself. Don’t you just love a dress that makes you feel that way?

A lot of times I have a hard time finding looks that are both busniss-y and that also are on brand with ABD. When showing up to a meeting I want to make sure I not only look professional, but that I can get the job done and that I represent our brand well.  Now I’m thinking black and white polka-dots may be my new go-to meeting look!

 

P.S. below I linked to a few dresses that are very similar to this one! Also all new dresses are marked down to $75, ending tonight!

 

 

 

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Ann Taylor Dress (on sale, similar here & here) // ASOS Trench // Ted Baker Bag // Nine West Shoes (old, similar here) // Larson Jennings Watch // Free People Sunglasses (only $20!) // Elizabeth Arden Lipstick c/o

 

 

Photographed by: Daniel Nichol Photography

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Shop ABD: Teacher Gifts!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22580 2016-05-25T11:32:24Z 2016-05-24T11:00:40Z  

Teacher's Pet

The end of the school year is right around the corner, can you believe it?!  So before you say goodbye to backpacks, packed lunches, and the school bell, tell your favorite teachers you love them by giving them a bit of sunshine to start the Summer with!

This is quite literally the sweetest and easiest gift of all time! Just grab one of our tumblers, fill it with confetti, pop in a Starbucks giftcard, and tie on a bow!

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Teacher’s Pet

The end of the school year is right around the corner, can you believe it?!  So before you say goodbye to backpacks, packed lunches, and the school bell, tell your favorite teachers you love them by giving them a bit of sunshine to start the Summer with!

This is quite literally the sweetest and easiest gift of all time! Just grab one of our tumblers, fill it with confetti, pop in a Starbucks giftcard, and tie on a bow! Come to think of it, this is also the perfect “hello Summer” gift for you co-workers, your boss, your neighbors, or even your besties! Because really, who doesn’t like a Starbucks iced latte in a fancy tumbler?! 

 

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P.S. Don’t forget, FREE SHIPPING for domestic orders over $75, so pick up a little something for yourself too!! 

Happy Shopping, friends!

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[My Weekend Lookbook: May 20-22, 2016]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22582 2016-05-23T13:08:32Z 2016-05-23T11:00:12Z Good Morning and Happy Monday to You!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…
 

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Photo 1: Home Sweet Home

After a busy week in NYC it was so nice to spend Saturday and Sunday at home. I absolutely love to travel and jump at any and every chance I get to hop on a plane, but there is nothing quite like being at home. This past weekend was full of folding laundry, catching up with family, running errands, and gardening. It was such a wonderful few days!

Details: 

Free People Sunglasses // ASOS Clutch // ABD Travel Mug ( // Pottery Barn Gallery Wall

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Good Morning and Happy Monday to You!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…
 

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Photo 1: Home Sweet Home

After a busy week in NYC it was so nice to spend Saturday and Sunday at home. I absolutely love to travel and jump at any and every chance I get to hop on a plane, but there is nothing quite like being at home. This past weekend was full of folding laundry, catching up with family, running errands, and gardening. It was such a wonderful few days!

Details: 

Free People Sunglasses // ASOS Clutch // ABD Travel Mug ( // Pottery Barn Gallery Wall

 

Gluten Free Cookies - Ashley Brooke Designs
 

Photo 2: Impromptu Baking

On Saturday afternoon I whipped up a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Ryan had mentioned before walking out the door to Home Depot that he wished we had some cookies in the house! His trips to Home Depot look a lot like my trips to Target, long and expensive (ha!). So I knew I had enough time to make a batch of homemade cookies before he got home. By the time he walked back in the house (with arms holding bags of who knows what!) the freshly baked chocolate chip cookie smell was in full force! 

Details: 

Recipe adapted from: Sally’s Baking Addiction // Vintage Plate (similar

 

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Photo 3: DIY Mani-Pedi

For the better part of 2 years I’ve been getting my nails done professionally and loving every single second of it, but recently I have had this weird craving to do it myself. For some crazy reason painting my nails is oddly stress relieving… I’m not sure if it is the tediousness of it all or what, but the past few weeks I have been getting back into my old DIY mani-pedi habit! I put on pajamas, a movie, a face mask, pour myself a glass of wine, and get out the nail polish… it’s easily become my new favorite thing. 

Details: 

OPI Nail Polish “Kiss Me I’m Brazilian” // Draper James Magnolia Pants

 

Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!!
xoxo 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[In The Kitchen with ABD: An Oatmeal Makeover!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22572 2016-05-20T12:23:33Z 2016-05-20T11:00:42Z Vineyard Vines Button Up (similar here & here) // SHASHI Bracelets // J.Brand Jeans  // Laura Mercier Lipstick //

 

Breakfast Done Right!

A few weeks ago we ran out of eggs and I resorted to whipping up a big batch of oatmeal for breakfast. It ended up changing lives! Okay, I realize that is a bold statement, but stay with me...

I am the breakfast maker in our house, the coffee situation has become a bit of a scene, grinding, pour overs, exact measurements, you know, the whole thing, so we have split the morning tasks! I take breakfast and Ryan takes coffee. This has been all fine and dandy, but it has limited my breakfast options.

 

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Breakfast Done Right!

A few weeks ago we ran out of eggs and I resorted to whipping up a big batch of oatmeal for breakfast. It ended up changing lives! Okay, I realize that is a bold statement, but stay with me…

I am the breakfast maker in our house, the coffee situation has become a bit of a scene, grinding, pour overs, exact measurements, you know, the whole thing, so we have split the morning tasks! I take breakfast and Ryan takes coffee. This has been all fine and dandy, but it has limited my breakfast options. Ryan is most definitely not an oatmeal person, and I am… could eat it for ever single meal. Don’t get me wrong, he will eat it and be happy, but I just know it’s not really his favorite thing in the world… Anyway, I have resorted to making some sort of egg dish each and every morning since whipping up two different breakfast options is not something that sounds appealing! 

But a few weeks ago we ran out of eggs, something I have vowed to never let happen, and in a state of starvation/panic I made a big pot of homemade oatmeal and hoped for the best!  I was on a mission to make this a good breakfast because it was Saturday and what are Saturdays for if not for breakfast?!

I made my regular old homemade oatmeal recipe of water, vanilla extract, sea salt, cinnamon, and a pinch of nutmeg. It was all looking good to me until I spotted a bag of dark chocolate chips in the pantry and decided to get a little jazzy! I added in almond butter, bananas, and chocolate chips to the top of each of our bowls and waited for a response from Ryan. After a few minutes, he turned to me and said, this is the best oatmeal I have ever had… SUCCESS!

But, let’s be real here for a second… this oatmeal, it tastes like a bowl of melted candy bars.

So friends, the moral of this story is… you too can make breakfast dreams come true!

 

 

 

 

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P.S. Let me know if you try this recipe out! And use the hashtag #cookingwithABD

Vineyard Vines Button Up (similar here & here) // SHASHI Bracelets // J.Brand Jeans  // Laura Mercier Lipstick //

 

 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Link Love: All The Crochet!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22570 2016-05-19T12:34:45Z 2016-05-19T11:00:56Z  

Crochet Everything

I've never really been huge into crochet pieces until recently. My mom gave me this pretty crochet top a few months ago and ever since these little crochet pieces keep catching my eye! Here are a few things that are on my wish-list at the moment!

She Made Me Bikini // Top: $95 Bottom: $90// There is something so chic and effortless about a crochet bikini, don't you think?!

Adelyn Rae Romper // $108.00 (free Shipping!) // At $108, I feel like this one is a total no brainer!

B.P. Hat //$28!!!! // The. Cutest. 

Intermix Sandals // $255 // I would wear these all Summer long! 

Alice & Olivia Crop Top // $260 //#croptopsforever!

Lilly Pulitzer Clutch // $118 // Lilly Pulitzer knows!

 

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What are some of your faves this week?
 
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Crochet Everything

 

I’ve never really been huge into crochet pieces until recently. My mom gave me this pretty crochet top a few months ago and ever since these little crochet pieces keep catching my eye! Here are a few things that are on my wish-list at the moment!

 

She Made Me Bikini // Top: $95 Bottom: $90// There is something so chic and effortless about a crochet bikini, don’t you think?!

Adelyn Rae Romper // $108.00 (free Shipping!) // At $108, I feel like this one is a total no brainer!

B.P. Hat //$28!!!! // The. Cutest. 

Intermix Sandals // $255 // I would wear these all Summer long! 

Alice & Olivia Crop Top // $260 //#croptopsforever!

Lilly Pulitzer Clutch // $118 // Lilly Pulitzer knows!

 

 

What are some of your faves this week?
 
P.S. Hop on over to our Pinterest for more!

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Primping with ABD: Braided Ponytail Tutorial]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22568 2016-05-17T20:16:56Z 2016-05-18T11:30:51Z  

ABD French Braid Tutorial

 

J.Crew Tassel Earrings // Old Navy Linen T-shirt // Elizabeth Arden Lipstick //  Batiste Dry Shampoo // Big Sexy Hair Spray 

 

A French Braid With A Twist!

Last week on I posted a photo on Instagram & Snapchat of my braided ponytail. So many of you asked if I would do a tutorial, so, my wish is your command! Below is a little step-by-step on how to do this super easy ponytail, and at the bottom I attached the short Snapchat video I filmed last week.  That way you can also see it in motion! I hope you enjoy this and that it's helpful. Please let me know if you try it out, I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

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A French Braid With A Twist!

Last week on I posted a photo on Instagram & Snapchat of my braided ponytail. So many of you asked if I would do a tutorial, so, my wish is your command! Below is a little step-by-step on how to do this super easy ponytail, and at the bottom I attached the short Snapchat video I filmed last week.  That way you can also see it in motion! I hope you enjoy this and that it’s helpful. Please let me know if you try it out, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 

 

 

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STEP 1:

Start off by brushing through your hair.  I like to add a bit of wave to my hair with a curling iron, since my hair is so fine. That way it holds better. Next, spray your hair with dry shampoo. The dry shampoo helps the braid keep it’s look! Also, I feel like it’s much easier to braid my hair when it has some texture, and dry shampoo does the trick!

 

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STEP 2:

Grab a section of hair at the crown of your head. Make sure it is parallel to your part and ear!

STEP 3:

Separate that section of hair into three pieces.

STEP 4:

Drop the middle piece. 

 

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 STEP 5:

Take that dropped middle piece and grab hair from the front of your hairline.

STEP 6:

Then braid it in like a normal French braid.  

 

ABD French Braid Tutorial

 

STEP 7:

The thing to remember is to only take hair from the front of your hairline (around your face). 

 

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STEP 8:

Just keep braiding, only grabbing hair from the front! 

STEP 9.

Stop braiding once you hit an inch or two behind your ear.

 

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STEP 10:

Take a bobbie pin and secure the braid. This is to keep the braid from sliding while you are putting your hair in a pony tail. 

 

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Now, use a clear rubber band and gather your hair into a pony tail!

 

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STEP 12:

Once your hair is in the pony tail, take out the bobbie pin.

STEP 13:

Now, take the braid and pull at parts of it, giving it more of an undone look. I like to also pull out some hairs from the braid to frame my face as well. 

STEP 14:

Use ALL the hairspray!

 

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STEP 15: 

You are now ready to go take a selfie! 

 

J.Crew Tassel Earrings // Old Navy Linen T-shirt // Elizabeth Arden Lipstick //  Batiste Dry Shampoo // Big Sexy Hair Spray 

 

 

P.S. Below is the Snapchat Story I did last week! Sometimes I feel like it helps to see it in motion!

 

 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Shop ABD: For Your Big Day! Bridesmaid Gifts!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22555 2016-05-15T10:14:13Z 2016-05-17T11:00:51Z  

The Perfect Bridesmaid Gift

If there is one thing I know in life, it's how to be a bridesmaid. I like to consider myself a professional, really,  the sheer amount of candy colored dresses in my closet is proof of my professional bridesmaid status! I have THE best girlfriends in the world, literally the best, and I have loved every second of being a bridesmaid.  One of the many "Bridesmaid Lessons" that I have learned from my years of experience is the art of the bridesmaid gift. They don't always have to be extravagant, but they should be fun, simple, and memorable.

Getting those little goodie bags was always so much fun! I just knew the bride had thought long and hard about the gifts she was giving us to remember the big day by, which made them all the more special!

 

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The best bridesmaid gifts are gifts that are usable, girly, and FUN! Because let's face it, the day of the wedding is pretty much a big Girl's Day until those church doors open! Our Best Day Ever mugs and Flashy Ways Zip Pouch are two of my favorite bridesmaid gifts that I've seen people purchase together! They are fun, completely girly, and totally usable after the big day!

Also, brides, don't forget that we have a mug gift set that will save those wedding budget dollars if you are ordering in bulk! Trust me friend, your best girls will flip over these!!

 

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The Perfect Bridesmaid Gift

If there is one thing I know in life, it’s how to be a bridesmaid. I like to consider myself a professional, really,  the sheer amount of candy colored dresses in my closet is proof of my professional bridesmaid status! I have THE best girlfriends in the world, literally the best, and I have loved every second of being a bridesmaid.  One of the many “Bridesmaid Lessons” that I have learned from my years of experience is the art of the bridesmaid gift. They don’t always have to be extravagant, but they should be fun, simple, and memorable.

Getting those little goodie bags was always so much fun! I just knew the bride had thought long and hard about the gifts she was giving us to remember the big day by, which made them all the more special!

 

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Best Day Ever Coffee Mug // Flashy Ways Zip Pouch

 

The best bridesmaid gifts are gifts that are usable, girly, and FUN! Because let’s face it, the day of the wedding is pretty much a big Girl’s Day until those church doors open! Our Best Day Ever mugs and Flashy Ways Zip Pouch are two of my favorite bridesmaid gifts that I’ve seen people purchase together! They are fun, completely girly, and totally usable after the big day!

Also, brides, don’t forget that we have a mug gift set that will save those wedding budget dollars if you are ordering in bulk! Trust me friend, your best girls will flip over these!!

 

 

 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[My Weekend Lookbook: May 13-15, 2016]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=22566 2016-05-16T10:55:08Z 2016-05-16T11:00:51Z  

Good Morning and Happy Monday to You!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend… 

 

Photo 1: Welcome to New York

Early Sunday morning we caught a flight to New York City for the week! We have a full four solid days of meetings ahead, so we decided to arrive a day early settle in, do some shopping, stroll the streets, and of course... have dinner at our very favorite restaurant, Babbo (try the black spaghetti!). 

I love being in the city, and we've made so many great friends...

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Ashley Brooke Designs - NYC

Good Morning and Happy Monday to You!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend… 

 

Photo 1: Welcome to New York

Early Sunday morning we caught a flight to New York City for the week! We have a full four solid days of meetings ahead, so we decided to arrive a day early settle in, do some shopping, stroll the streets, and of course… have dinner at our very favorite restaurant, Babbo (try the black spaghetti!). 

I love being in the city, and we’ve made so many great friends here that it makes these crazy work trips that much more fun!

Details: 

Follow along on our Hashtag: #travelwithABD and our Snapchat: ABDesigns

 

Ashley Brooke Designs - make your own luck
 

Photo 2: Make Your Own Luck!

The first thing we did on Sunday morning after checking into our hotel was pop over Maman Bakery for lattes. Last December Inslee and I discovered Maman and were instantly hooked! Now, it’s one of the places I look forward most when we come to the city.

Also, not related to Maman, was this super cool mural that we passed on our way to lunch at Rosie’s (p.s. if you haven’t eaten there, you need to!). Isn’t it so fun?! I love all of the wall art that is popping up all over Soho. 

Details: 

Maman Bakery  // Essie Nail Polish

 

Ashley Brooke Designs - Magnolia Bakery
 

Photo 3: Cupcakes in Bed

On our way back to our hotel we walked passed Magnolia Bakery and we popped in and picked up a few sweet treats to enjoy back at the hotel! With a few hours before dinner went back to the hotel to finish some work projects while enjoying our Magnolia take-out. It was kind of the best, I wish e-mails were always accompanied by cupcakes! 

Details: 

Magnolia Bakery // Free People Sunglasses

Cheers to an extra fabulous and productive week!!
xoxo 

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