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Lifestyle Branding & Social Strategy Creator Design | Explore | Travel + California Coastal Lifestyle Del Mar, CA #TheLuxeCoast

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Everyone needs to do this. 〰️ There’s nothing better for your happiness than to recharge. Our #soulsister is here with us this weekend, and once again our hearts are full. A little R&R + Swami’s Meditation Garden + @goodonyaorganic this morning. 〰️ Do yourself a favor, reach out to that person in your life that you love. Make plans with them today, because good friends are such a blessing.
You may be thinking... 〰️ This is perfect for the first Monday back after a long holiday ✌🏼 〰️ This mindset carried us through quitting our corporate jobs, selling our house, and moving from the Midwest to the West Coast to follow a dream. 〰️ It feels like that time again, the start of the new year is all about listening to that intuition + making your vision a reality. 〰️ Who’s with me? 🙋🏼‍♀️
All the island vibes at the lounge in Byron Bay, add it to the top of our list. 〰️ This year we are heading to some incredible places, first stop... Thailand 🇹🇭 〰️ We want all of your travel tips + recommendations since it’s the first time. All advice welcomed over here! 〰️ This beauty shared by @uniqwacollections ✨
Next Chapter. 〰️ We soak up ALL of the holiday things and the moment Christmas is over, we’re on to goal setting and planning for the upcoming year, and reconnecting to nature for a breather first. Then, it starts on the back of a crumpled piece of paper over lunch at @bestpizzaandbrew in Cardiff, and turns into full-fledged planning, organization, and making moves for 2019. 〰️ I love the planning + dreaming phase this time of year, and we set some lofty goals including a #livemoregivemore goal for 2019. 〰️ Looking for your recommendations on the best planner, hit us up in the comments!
The thing I love most about my birthday today, is that I get to spend it baking holiday treats + watching Christmas movies! 〰️ Which probably explains my deep love for the season, I came home from the hospital on Christmas Day in a stocking. Best.Gift.Ever. 😆 〰️ I’ll be sharing some of the delicious treats over the next few days, starting with this one from the stories since it got so many votes! 〰️ Have you made Christmas Crunch before? (Also referred to as Christmas Cracks because, let’s be honest - you can’t stop eating this until it’s gone.) 🎄
DOUBLE TAP | If you are feeling extra grateful today. 〰️ To be honest, there’s nothing better than a sweater + sandals in December. We spent a few beautiful + very cold days in the mountains shopping at local boutiques, playing in the snowy backroads, and gazing at all the Christmas lights. 〰️ It’s been fun, but it’s good to be back home where the streets are filled with palm trees and surfers. 〰️ Just in time, only 6 more sleep until Christmas! 🎄
Less than 12 days until Christmas! 50/50 mix of excitement + anxiety (in a good way). 〰️ Now that you have all the easy people out of the way, we’ve got your solution for the hard-to-shop-for people on your list! Go to the stories now and finish strong with our “best of” guides! We will posting perfect gifts for you for the next week. 〰️ How far along are you in your Christmas shopping? 🎁
Go ahead and add this to the Christmas list. 〰️ How beautiful is this harbor home? One of the best places to wander the streets is up in Newport Beach + Corona del Mar. My all time dream houses are there. This one from @pattersoncustomhomes 📷. 〰️ If you haven’t been there, add it to your list! #luxecoasttravels
Tomorrow is #giftguide day! Sharing with you the best places to shop when you have someone challenging to buy for this holiday. 〰️ We all have one of you, and you know who you are 👉🏼 〰️ I’m so excited for you to see this, and find some wonderful + authentic sources to shop. 〰️ I’d love to hear your fav places + creators, leave a comment tagging them below and let’s all support small biz!
Do you use Fresh + Local items for your holiday decor? 〰️ We love this setup from @leftandlevel. It could be because we are still wearing sandals in December... the warm decor seems fitting. 〰️ This year our tree is artificial, so we’re heading out to get real wreaths today! There’s nothing better than the smell of pine filling the house. Oh, and only 20 days until Christmas. We’re soaking it all up. 〰️ 🎄
21 Sleeps ‘til Christmas. Does that stress you out too? 🎄 〰️ It’s more of a challenge since we moved to the CA coast, now we have to factor in shipping time for sending gifts instead of showing up with a trunk full of presents. 〰️ I’ll be sharing our #giftguide this week for the hard to shop for people in your life. We love to share our coastal finds + authentic creators with you, so check back soon! 〰️ Our version of a blue Christmas. Photo via @coastalhomepaige x @saxonkent
If you love a white tree, I want to know! Tell us in the comments. 🎄 〰️ The hub thinks it’s because I watch too much Goodfellas, to that I say there’s no such thing as too much Goodfellas. 😆 I grew up with real trees all my life. We used to go down and cut one every year from our little forest. Usually I’m all about the real deal, but I’ve wanted a white tree for years. I have to say, this is one of the best decisions I could have made, it’s absolutely beautiful in our space. 〰️ What’s your favorite type of Christmas tree? Real? Fake? Flocked? Or are you with me on this white tree?
DOUBLE TAP if you feel like the older you get, the faster time is flying. 〰️ We chased our dream all the way to California from the Midwest over 4 years ago now, and it’s the first time I can truly appreciate the snowfall from afar. I’m not one for the cold, but the magic of it is starting to come back. 〰️ Time feels like it’s speeding up, and my holiday app reminded us this morning - 4 weeks until Christmas! How did that happen so fast? 〰️ Beautiful capture from @blueandwhitehome ❄️
Now that we are in the full swing of the holidays, we will be sharing our favorite places to shop! 〰️ I’ve always loved all white everything - floors included, and @uniqwacollections is always on point with their natural + island vibes. They have a talent of bringing the outdoors inside the home, and this photo is the perfect example. 〰️ Watch the stories for our lineup of the best places 💙
It’s the most wonderful time of the year ✨ 〰️ Today, we’re making our final list for Thanksgiving and scoping out all the deals for this weekend. 〰️ Tag your favorite creators + makers + crafters in the comments so we can all #shopsmall this weekend! 〰️ Here’s a peek at our fresh + clean holiday decor this year, we’re loving every minute of it! Click for sources🎄
White Christmas Sneak Peek🎄 〰️ This year I finally got the tree I’ve always wanted! And these perfect little French Macaron ornaments from @leaping_lotus come in blues, greens, and pink. 〰️ You might want to snag yours fast because they are hard to find. We love to #supportlocal business whenever we can. I’ll link all the ornaments on the blog - coming soon! 〰️ Tag us in your trees, we’d love to see what you have in your home. 🌲
This is where I’m at today 🙌🏼 〰️ Christmas music is in full swing while I’m driving, and I no longer turn it down when someone pulls up right next to me (like I did out of courtesy last week). No shame! 〰️ Who’s with me!? ☕️🎄
6 Weeks = 43 Sleeps 〰️ That’s what my Christmas app informed me of first thing this morning. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t feel like a lot of time! 〰️ Since the seasons don’t shift that much in socal, sometimes it’s easy to forget the time of year. 〰️ We’ve been dreaming of buying houses up in Newport Beach like this AMAZING one from @graystonecustombuilders, and decorating our rental all weekend. 〰️ Let me know what holiday categories you are most interested in, trees, gifts, baking, decor - or all of the above? We can’t wait to share our gift guide with you! 🎄

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