Hair prepped and styled with Kerastase Laque Dentelle
Figuring out what to do with your hair for a wedding can be a bit daunting. You don’t want to make it look like you tried too hard, but it is still a fun event and now is the time to have fun with your hair and break out of your everyday routine. One of my go to ways to wear my hair, is by first waving it and then either twisting it from one side to the other and leaving the one side down for a soft but sexy look A La Veronica Lake. If you want to kick it up a bit and you know how to do a French braid, braid it to the side like the look below.
Another go to style that I absolutely love for a wedding in the summer or a destination wedding in the tropics, is a messy top knot. It’s a classic look that will hold no matter how windy it is on the beach during the ceremony or how humid and hot it gets on the dance floor. I have even taken it up a notch by wrapping the base of the top knot with a braid.. just a simple braid not even a french braid. You can do it sister. Wear one of these styles to your next wedding you attend for a fresh style!
Lately, I have been making this recipe time and time again. I happened to come up with it one day when I wanted to put a little spin on my chia pudding. It is such an easy and energy boosting snack to throw together, especially when you make it and shake it right in a mason jar. Throw it in the fridge for a few hours and eat it at work or on the go. I love the idea of adding Maca powder to snacks for a nice kick of energy, just be sure to add only 1/2 a teaspoon to a full teaspoon as it has strong effects. I also added some cinnamon for its natural ability to regulate sugar as well as carob chips for its ability to lower cholesterol, rich in calcium and it’s filled with natural antioxidants. Look below for the recipe.
Pumpkin-Maca Chia Pudding * Per Mason Jar
- 1/4 C. Chia Seeds
- 1/2 C. Pumpkin Purée
- 2 Tbsp. Carob Chips
- 1 Tsp. Maca Powder
- 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- Dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Tsp. Honey
- Coconut or Almond Milk
Put all of the ingredients into the jar, filling it slowly with either coconut or almond milk about 2 inches from the top. You want to leave room because it will expand a bit. Cap the jar and shake ingredients well. About 30 seconds. Place in fridge for at least an hour before eating. Enjoy!
This one is a bit of a throwback, but being in the thick of Fall, this gem of a spot should be shared for a weekend getaway idea. If you haven’t heard of this beautiful spot on Lake George, you should really check it out. It’s about a four hour drive from New York City and the perfect escape no matter the season. We were gifted a two night stay here by family friends as a wedding gift. It was an extremely generous and thoughtful gift. They had even booked us a weekend in advance ( right around the beginning of Sept.) for the ultimate viewing of fall foliage. The Sagamore was above and beyond what I had expected it to be. Arriving, you feel like royalty as you roll over the bridge which then ushers you through a sweeping driveway only to bring you in front of a beautiful mansion. The experience was amazing from the initial arrival and awaiting bottle of champagne, delicious dinners, sitting in Adirondack chairs soaking in some rays with a glass of wine overlooking unparalleled views of Lake George, a random Bavarian Festival, galavanting through town only to end it in a wine tasting. It’s also a great place to bring kids, there were lots of families. One of my favorite moments of the trip was an early morning hike we took in the woods along the river.. The sun was shining, leaves crunching under my feet and the husband was beside me, it couldn’t get better than this I thought. But then it did because we went shopping at the outlets on the way back home. 😉 Check out some of the scenes from the trip and recommended spots to enjoy!
- Adirondack Winery & Tasting Room -Walk around the cute village and stop in for amazing wine.. Try the fireside Port!
- La Bella Vita– Enjoy a delicious Italian dinner.. Get there early and enjoy a drink at the bar 😉
- Club Grill Steakhouse– Intimate and romantic.. Perfect date spot
- Shepard’s Park– Beautiful park right on Lake George, enjoy live music and a number of different events and festivals.