Life’s A Journey

Pure Potential

Happy Friday, Lovelies! Are you excited for the weekend ahead? I definitely am! The much-anticipated Starving Artist Party is this Saturday (tickets are still available if you want to join the fun!), and Sunday has me getting on a plane to British Columbia, Canada for a week-long meditation retreat in the mountains of Whistler! I’ll be meditating & learning with like-minded spirits…all led by Deepak Chopra. I know I don’t normally share this side of my life here on the blog, but if you’ve ever been curious about meditation, you should give it a shot. It’s a life changing habit and Deepak Chopra is one of the true masters out there!

I’ll be using this upcoming week as a “digital detox” of sorts as well…so I’ll be taking a break from blogging for the week. Don’t miss me too much, k?! I’ll still be instagramming though (can’t quit that one), so follow my journey here if you’d like!

Have a wonderful week and a happy 4th of July!!


Weekly Color Inspiration {Subtle Pop}

Pink Hues manicure by Miss Renaissance

{On all fingers, except index fingers – Essie Lion Around.  On index fingers – Essie Secret Stash.}

What pairs perfectly with a nude-ish pink-ish tone?? Ding, ding…a super bright & happy pink of course!! I tried going with a more subtle color this week – hence Essie’s Lion Around, but then quickly got overwhelmed with the urge to throw in a bright color. Oops.


Kitchen Cravings {Reiko Kaneko}

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Oh my!!! How have I not happened upon this amazing China by Reiko Kaneko until now??!! This is pure, simple perfection with just the right amount of cheeky metallic goodness thrown in. Reiko, a Japanese-British designer who honed her skills at London’s Central St. Martins, takes the traditional craft of English Bone China and transforms it into modern and stunning pieces that aren’t too precious for daily use. I think I’m in love!


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Currently Baking {Nutella & Lemon Glazed Doughnuts}

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Homemade Donuts by Miss Renaissance

Doughnuts are hot, HOT right now. And don’t even get me started on the new Cronut mania!! However, when all is said and done, nothing tastes better than a deliciously warm & fresh homemade doughnut (especially when Nutella is involved!)- in my humble opinion at least. These doughnuts are perfect – they do require a bit of work and patience, but trust me – you won’t be able to stop eating them (I ate 5 in one sitting here!!) Make these babies on a lazy Sunday morning for brunch…you’ll definitely find yourself in a cozy, food-coma induced nap situation soon thereafter.


{All images by Miss Renaissance)

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