Recently, I've been really into trying new Red wines.I'm usually drawn towards whites, but with the weather being a little chilly, reds seems to be the better choice. The latest I've tried out was Love Noir, which is a fruit forward take on pinot noir, smooth with notes of dark cherry and mocha - it's super bold. Simply put, it's delicious and you really can't go wrong.
Anyway, Happy Holidays! Go enjoy some pinot and stay warm!
FIREPROOF - A 16THCOLONY COLLECTION
Today is the launch of my Holiday Collection for my clothing line 16thColony.Ponchos have always been the foundation of 16thColony and is what the brand started on a few years ago. For this Holiday collection I'm releasing 3 more poncho styles, along with a few new dresses. The perfect combo of coziness by a fire with coffee and fun, sassiness for a Holiday gathering. Take a peek at the new styles on the site.
MODEL: HANNAH MCKAY
HAIR + MAKEUP: NICCI GAONA
SET MANAGER: AMANDA NGUYEN
PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEO: RENEE ROGERS (YOURS TRULY)
My kind of Friday includes donuts.Today I headed over to media tasting for Poqet Donuts in Irvine. It officially opens up tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 14th and is so worth the sugar intake. Customizing food has definitely been on trend but when it comes to building my own donut, now that's my jam. I'll all about it. I started with the plain cake donut and had vanilla frosting added on, along with some strawberries and rainbow sprinkles. They have a ton of options, so if you're into dessert yumminess as much as I am, then you're in luck.
VENICE HAS MY HEART
Venice had me in a constant state of 'awe'.Out of the four cities that were traveled during this trip (Milan, Rome, Venice + Nice) Venice was my absolute favorite. It was like a dream and completely different than any other place I've been to. I love the small dark alleys that felt so mysterious and the amazing colors and flowers that were all throughout.
On the first day, I took the infamous Venetian gondola ride. It was sunset and romantic - what else could you ask for? The whole thing felt surreal.
One of the things I took away from while on this crazy, spontaneous trek through Italy was that I was 100% present the entire time. I think that because we had no idea we were even going to be in Italy until 24 hours beforehand and there were no plans made in advance, I was never thinking about what's next. We took each day as it was and it was a really awesome feeling to be so in the moment. I can clearly remember so much of it all.
After a few days in Venice, we hopped on a private water taxi and headed toward the train station to then catch a train to Nice, France. Although I loved the gondola ride, the water taxi was a moment I'll also never forget. There was something about the incredible colors of the buildings, the music our driver had on and the super fresh air that left me with a smile on my face the whole time. I felt so happy and grateful.
SAVE THE DATE
Mark up your calendars!Next month, on Dec. 10th, my friend Bri and I are hosting a trunk show at our fave little spot in Laguna Beach, Sourced Collective.
Bri will be showing all the goodies from Stella and Dot and I'll have some 16thColony there. I'll even bring our latest Holiday designs there, which release on November 16th. Come by, say hi and have some wine.
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