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SERIOUS Pleasure

08.28.14


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Today's lesson is short but SERIOUS - Whilst partaking in pleasure, be sure it makes you delightfully delirious! With summer making it's hasty exit - now's the time to accomplish your pleasure laden checklist. What ever type of pleasure you're so inclined to seek - be sure to do so both diligently and with perfect fun-making technique!

See you in the Fall!!

XXX

MRS

Leisure
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Monthly MUST for your inbox

08.27.14


She's here, she's here + she's on the loose! What are you waiting for?! Go chase her down + we'll call it truce!

For those of you unaware, the Mrs. Gazette is a once-a-month (no more, no less) newsletter directed straight to your inboxes. She sparkles with coveted treasures, fabby fashion sense + all kinds of juicy gossips. She's been gaining popularity since her birth last June so she sure knows how to make the people swoon! 

Seriously. Sign up here!

 

Leisure
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Instafriends

08.25.14


As an avid practitioner of the late night/early morning instagram sesh (you know, the one we're all guilty of) with one eye shut, the other barely open - excited for a whole days worth of visual appeal and colorful success. Time and time again, i'm overly impressed by those uber inspiring posts that simply gray out the rest! The ones worth opening both eyes. Shoot, sometimes i'll even wake my mister to show him that days grand prize!! And among my last insta-friends roundup, these 4 fabby picks are among the ones that makes my heart explode and my brain triple it's average tick. Each lovely, inspiring and one of a kind - it's like revisiting a paradise that never loses it's tropical grind. 

Will of Bright Bazaar / Jen Gotch / Gray Malin / Twinterest

And add these two things to your Monday to-do list:

1. Follow these fabulous current faves of mine for some serious daymaking

2. Go on + leave a comment with YOUR faves that you believe to be #mrsapproved, indeed!

XXX

Leisure
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Mrs. Working Girl

08.19.14


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Here's to Mrs. Working Girl, no doubt you know her well - she works hard for her money and boy can you tell! Her desk is always a bit disheveled - her head a little unleveled - but her work kicks ass, leaving many awe-struck + bedeviled. She rarely adheres to systems + silly rules - she sometimes partakes in a little mid-day booze - but that's what keeps her WERKIN, so the heck with those who don't approves!! In a flash she turns it on and then turns it out - she's a wrecking ball of brilliance, an asset no doubt! So, if you happen to pass her in the hallway, slap her a HIGH-five - indeed she'll slap you back, and even deliver a little of her jive!

Super Ciccio Eyeglasses in Walrus / Bobbi Brown, Pot Rouge in Hibiscus / Ban.do 17 Month Agenda / Ticonderoga #2 Pencil / Pink Pearl Eraser / Ban.do Back Me Up Mobile Charger / Ban.do Carryall / Slip-On Calculator / Clade Stapler / Pantone Color Bridge / Ban.do Giant Gem Speaker

Fashion, Beauty, Leisure
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A Chardonnay A Day

08.14.14


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Just like that key piece in your closet that goest with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, a fabulous bottle of wine can be just as eminent. A go-to bottle should be able to compliment your most basic of pedestrian nibbles and be the cherry on top of something delicious + elegant. Whether serving bites that are salty + savory, sweet or tart - a balanced + veracious bottle of Chardonnay can take mundane fare to the top of the chart. Looking for said stalwart bottle of Chard?! In waltzes La Crema… see that wasn’t so hard! They’ve launched a fabulous new program in which they’ve coined the ‘Virtual Vintner’ - an online wine experience that formulates a new vino variety based off crowd-sourced input + popular vote and thus create + deliver! This new virtual wine making concept taps the minds of their registered online community - they’ll create a new custom wine based off the popular findings, making it a rather unique + exciting opportunity!  Just think of all the fun you could have with a crowd pleasing, custom wine to pair with brunch, lunch and dinner?! And knowing you played a part in the creation would most definitely make you feel like a winner! I know I wouldn’t mind having a fabulous Chardonnay a day - it would certainly turn my monday through friday into a week long soirée!

Cocktails, Leisure
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MRS. Picnicking Essentials

08.12.14


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Hi ho the derry-o a picnicking we will go! Whether you spread out on the sand or a grassy plateau - I've compiled the essentials that you'll want to bestow. If you're a diehard beach goer, then a Beach Sheet, insulated tote + baby powder should be mainstays in your kit. A parkster at heart? Then a sturdy picnic blanket, classic basket + a can of wetones is your go-to equip. Regardless the setting one thing's for certain - a multitude of fabby paper goods are essential for any outdoor eating excursion! With Summer nearing a close, you best get picnicking - and if you're the type that needs an extra push, well... I'm absolutely insisting!

Tally Ho!

MRS

BEACH: The Beach Sheet / Harlequin Paper Plates / Yellow Scalloped Paper PlatesYellow Scalloped Paper Napkins / Harlequin Paper Cups / Insulated Tote Bag / Baby Powder

PARK: The Grass Is Greener Picnic Blanket / Black Scalloped Paper Plates / Gold Stripe Paper Plates / Black Scalloped Paper Napkins / Black Scalloped Paper Cups / Picnic Basket / Wet Ones

Leisure, Interiors
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Cocktailing with Chairish

07.30.14


When it comes to Cocktailing accoutrements, I go hog-wild. Patio pickings are an ultimate fave, the idea of outdoor sprucing makes me wanna say “screw my savings” and totally misbehave! I’m an all-out kind of gal... once I get started, there’s no coming back - it’s this freakishly exciting occurrence that comes in a full-fledged attack!! My Palmer Patio is all about the high-class, pinky-raisers, a space that welcomes the chin-uppers and all us wealthy make-believers! 

Fun Seating / Fab Planters / Vintage Sip Servers / Additional Seating: Floor Cushions, West Elm Striped Runner / Vintage 'ware


A three-piece collection can totally suffice with a few stand-out pieces. A spot for you and your love to sit + sip in a space thats relaxed, yet cheerful + totally hip. This patio ensemble has me dreaming of Piña coladas in a well-foliaged backyard cali cottage. I am a total daydreamer and a dangerously hopeful space schemer. But how can you resist when you’re confronted with a handful of pieces like THIS?!

Vintage Wicker Planters / Candlesticks / Yellow Wishbone Chairs / Laminate Table / Vino Glasses / Pressed Glass Ashtray 

How to Win: Visit the Giveaway page + enter your e-mail address HERE for a chance to win $100 to Chairish + my cocktail swatchbook

Not a sweepstakes type-a-gal? Don’t fret, go on + check out my Chairish collection - a bountiful assortment of #mrsapproved cocktailing pieces.

Contemplating selling some of YOUR fab vintage pieces? Here is how you sell your loot on Chairish straight from your iPhone!

Cocktails, Interiors, Leisure
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GLAMPING

07.09.14


All hail my fellow glampers - the gals who bring glam to the campsite to avoid all the typical dampers. I mean something's gotta give because chillin with the bugs all day just isn't happenin' - so I say FIRST bring on the good stuff THEN let's go camping!

A detailed checklist for your convenience:

1. The Glamper - aka the NEW airstream bambi

2. The Guard-Bird - large, plush flamingo to guard the door from danger

3. Bonfire Log - for late night warmth, smores + storytelling

4. Rad Rug - to roll out in or outside the glamper

5. B-fly Chair - an uber chic butterfly chair for loungey-like circumstances

6. Clam Shell Pool - a plastic sand pit that doubles as a fabby, portable pool in the summer heat

7. My Book - for some guidance on how to booze + shmooze once the sun sets

Enjoy!

Xxx

Leisure
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WET-tastic!!

07.08.14


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Do you make like Moby Dick? Do you live the life aquatic? Well then of course you don a  wetsuit when you frolic! Nowadays this species of gear is wildly at the ready - heck even your sister Sue paddles out passed the jetty! I must say, if you're going to wallow in the waves you ought to do it right - zipping yourself into one of these bad boys and you're bound to look dynamite! Who cares if you flop about like a seal pup or even sink - at least you'll look good while splashing around in the drink!

Surf's Up!

XXX

MRS

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Fashion, Leisure, Australia
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Mrs. Grand Marshal

07.02.14


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I weep for the ones who don't get to partake in the small town 4th parade - I mean, it's almost MORE American than fresh squeezed lemonade! Every year my family, along with every other person in Sahn Diago - line the main drag and patriotically cheer on this festive fiasco. Nary a year passes that we don't see the same thang - but believe it or not it always ends with a celebrated bang! One day, perhaps when I'm at my cutest, old and gray - I hope to be the MRS Grand Marshal of this 4th of July Parade! If granted this wish, I'll solemnly swear to don my patriotic best - and lead the line of festive carnies as they lead their troupes Americana zest!

 

Fashion, Leisure
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Livin' La Vida Lilien #palmspringsbreak

03.31.14


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Here are but a few snippets of our fabby Palm Springs vacay - we truly made the most out of every single day! The kids have all officially been introduced - to my favorite little getaway that always leaves me so optimistically seduced! Now that they've had a taste, they never want to leave - I can't help but commiserate + wholeheartedly agree! For more on the above you can follow along here - and don't blame me if you end up with a jealous grin from ear to ear!

Leisure
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Palm Springs Here I Come!

03.28.14


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I'm doing my happy dance as I put the last little goodies in my duffle - the fam and I are off to Palm Springs to stir up some trouble! We'll be cannon balling, boozing + carousing - paying our respects and doing a bit of schmoozing! I plan to engage all of my sunspots and bronze up my outer layer - a little over-indulging sun is good for you, so 'boo-hiss' to the naysayers! I'll be instagraming up a storm - leisuring loudly, so please be forewarned. Cheers to you all + may your weekend be just as merry - and be sure to enjoy a little sunshine, even if just momentary.

 

XXX

MRS

Image: Kristina Nilsson

Leisure
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Must-Have Pool Floaties

03.27.14


Spring is here + Summer is near - so for us Cali folk, pool-time is dear. There's no better feeling then fabbily floating around in high (pool) tide waters - and if you so dare, take it out to the ocean and see what it offers! You can catch me on the sunflower, smiley or PRETZEL but come Spring Break i'm afraid anything BUT the Party Pong floaty would be quite regretful!

Do it - I dare you!!

Happy Floating!

Xxx

Leisure
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Date Night Planning

03.25.14


In lieu of some major pre-Spring planning - I decided to add a little bit of heat (and not the type resolved by excessive self-fanning). Every Mr + Mrs can get carried away with all the responsibilities that flood their day-to-day! And for those of us with little time on our hands, sometimes it's easier to have someone else arrange the plans! So here I am, little Mrs. Daymaker, with a step-by-step date guide that'll have you all prepped + primed for the day you get to shake your little moneymaker! (btw it's totes cool if you're not that kind of partaker)

Happy Planning!!

Xxx

Leisure
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Friday Fruit Faces

03.21.14


If you aren't already panting/eyes bulging/on the floor you are not human! I just about dropped dead at the sight of these fabby fruit faced photographs - taken by the brilliant + talented world-renowned photographer, Philip Karlberg. If there's one thing that can make this Friday go by a little faster (and in style) it's THIS! So go check out the rest + enjoy!!!

TGIF! 

Xxx

MRS

Leisure, Beauty
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Breakfast Energizers

03.20.14


A morning sans energy can truly make your day feel like the WORST of the century! Everything seems to be all kinds of contorted + you cant seem to get yourself any kind of assorted. Well here's the kick that always nails ME in the rump - a quick and fresh brekky that is totes yum in the tum! When oatmeal won't do it, and cereal isn't happening...pull out a few of these and you'll be feeling juiced (not to mention they're flattening!!)

P.S. They were inspired by THIS find!

Happy Brekky-ing!

Xxx

Leisure, Beauty
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The Cocktailer's Garden

03.19.14


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Who wouldn't love a garden burgeoning with boozy delights? Where the fruits of your labor literally turn into citrusy spikes. I keep a Cocktailer's Garden right outside my door - and I both nuture and abuse it furthermore! I can't express the utter satisfaction I get when picking, juicing, zesting + muddling - the intoxicating end result is always doubly delicious + doubly befuddling! It's really quite simple to plant a Cocktailer's Garden - and better yet, it CAN be done on a rather modest margin! With my 2nd cocktail book merely 2 months away -  I've been tending my Cocktailer's Garden nearly every single day! Just like people, plants need water, sunlight + food - and starved plants yield fruit that is moot! When I see one of my cocktail yeilding plants lacking a bit of luster - I douse them a dose of Scotts Miracle-Gro and those suckers thrive like no other! A happy Cocktailer's Garden will provide nothing but endless joy + intoxicants - and not for nothin' but also a sense of boozy accomplishments!!

Now get those plants planted so they're ready come harvest - for she who drinks thy own crop is she who is smartest!

Cocktails, Leisure
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Mrs. Forever Young

03.18.14


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The idea of youth can mean many different things - and if you ask me, a life of vibrancy is what it brings! Let's discuss the #YouthList for a moment, shall we? I promise, you'll like what you read, feel and see! This fabby concept of the #YouthList was introduced to me by the peeps at StriVectin - I immediately fell for their inspiring take on living the forever young lifestyle and thus made it my own current obsession! So, I took a long hard look into what I define as a youthful existence - I pulled together my Mrs. #YouthList, outlined above 1-6.  Each one of these components is essential to fulfilling your youthful dreams - and when pulled off successfully, a forever young vibrancy truly reigns supreme. Things like 'Live in the Moment' + 'Ditch Your Doubt'  - in their own way reverse the signs of aging and reduce the urge to louse about.  'Hold Onto Your Daydreams' and 'Nurture The Skin You're In' - give way to confidence boosting juices which is a total win-win! Allowing yourself to 'Make Fairytales A Reality' and 'Paint Thy Lips, Nails + The Town Red' - forces you to reduce stress + get out of your head. All of the above certainly lend themselves to feeling and thus looking young - just as much so as limiting your tanning time in the sun. Now that I'm drinking the youth serum I want to spread the love - so I've partnered up with StriVectin so that I can help you out with all of the above! Panting?? Read on...

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I'm going to be crowning a MRS FOREVER YOUNG + gifting her a year of youth - she who wins gets a 1 year supply of StriVectin SD Advanced, yes it's the TRUTH! In order to properly enter you must leave a comment below - telling me which one of my (above) #YouthList items you need to harness, work on and grow. Then re-pin the corresponding pin and state your case in the caption - include the link to your pin in your comment, cross your fingers and wait for my reaction! I'll select the winner that I feel best deserves the crown - she can then do that happy dance, recharge her youthful ways and start to eradicate the lines from her frown!

Beauty, Leisure
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Mrs. Green Bubbles

03.17.14


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Why don't we all try something a little different this year?! I'm thinking green bubbles instead of the usual green beer! As long as it's festive, green and does the jolly trick - I'm almost certain it'd be approved by that Mr. St. Patrick! I say pop a bottle or two and douse it with that green no. 3 - guzzle it down and enjoy a rather elevated St. Patties Day jubilee!!

Oh Joy! Jade Pitcher / Oh Joy! Goblets / Veuve Clicquot

Cocktails, Leisure
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