I recently discovered that the lasik eye surgery I had 9 years ago has slowly worn off and my distance vision is terrible! I am sorry if you have waved to me from across a room, bar or parking garage in the last few years and got no response. It’s that I couldn’t see you. So, I am being tested to see if I can get lasik again ( it was the best thing I ever did for myself) but in the meantime I got a prescription for glasses. My awesome friend Carrie of Four Eyed Girlie is always rocking a cool pair of frames and turned me onto Warby Parker. They have a huge selection of stylish, modern frames and sunnies and have a great concept. You pick 5 pairs online, they send them to you for 5 days to try, you send them back and tell them which ones you loved! The glasses are only $95 and the sunnies are $150 AND for every pair you buy they donate a pair to someone in need. These are the 5 I tried:
Which pair to you like the best?
I am excited to rock a pair of Warby Parker glasses with my new haircut!
*One tip when ordering, not only do they need your prescription but they also need your pupillary distance.
Wade and I getting measured for our custom clothes.
My custom outfit! I took a picture from a magazine, got measured, and it was ready 24 hrs later!
I also had this jacket made for just $35!!
Wade had a tuxedo made for $100!
The men got suits made at Gia Hung’s tailor shop. We all felt like royalty! It was such a fun experience. I would love to go back one day with $5000 and get an entire wardrobe made!
The charming streets of Hoi An.
Hoi An is so picturesque no matter what time of day it is.
We were lucky to have been there for a full moon lantern festival!
We had a cute little old man row us around the river in his boat during the lantern festival.
There were adorable little women selling lanterns during the festival. You lit the candle, made a wish or said a prayer for someone, then let it float into the river.
I loved the charming little city of Hoi An, VN. Not only did we get custom clothes made, we caught the full moon lantern festival and we had a great hotel, Thanh Binh II, with a balcony that overlooked the main street for only $35 a night. The city was full of tourists but I didn’t mind. We were in plenty of other rural areas on the trip that were off the beaten path. Getting custom clothes made was definitely a high light for all of us. We had so much fun doing it and felt like royalty. Before we left town we found out that they also make custom shoes in 24 hrs! Shoot, that would of really been the icing on the cake. Thats one more reason to go back one day!
The street food in Vietnam was amazing. If I had skipped it, I would of missed out on a huge part of the culture. My favorite things were the fried hard boiled quail eggs on a skewer.
This was my favorite street vendor in Da Nang. He had the quail eggs and this delicious, sautéed corn. The kernels are larger and chewier then what we have in the US. It is served with a chili type sauce and it is delicious!
This vendor is making a traditional Vietnamese sandwich called Bun Mi.
This adorable little lady was making a flat bread of sorts along with flattened banana snack. I never got hungry walking the streets. There was something new to sample around every corner!
Bun Mi in Ha Long Bay. I love Van’s t-shirt and smile!
More delicious corn!
Anything your heart desired could be found on a stick at a street vendor!
This was a typical “street restaurant”.
Every city had it’s own signature noodle dish. This was in Hue. It was like a spring roll but it was wrapped in a thicker noodle. It was pretty yummy.
Hey, do you think I liked the corn???
We drank a lot of fresh coconut water. Half the fun was watching someone hack it open.
A typical night scene along the streets of Saigon. I love the woman’s face in the polka dots on the right. Two piece, same patterned outfits were very popular with the women.
Stay tuned, there are still more adventures from Vietnam to come!
Yes, mint green is the new kelly green. Pastels have quickly swooped in and replaced the bold, bright denim that we were all obsessed with last year. I wasn’t sure if I could get on board with this new trend because I kept having flashbacks of a light pink Guess sweatshirt I wore in the 6th grade, which, had a big grey pug on the front. However, once I laid eyes on this look in the window of Double Take Boutique, I was in! I loved everything about this t-shirt. The red with the leopard print mixed with the hint of mint green, paired unexpectedly with a gold, spangled jacket and pastel jeans. Yes please!
I love makeup and trying new products but clean, clear skin is an essential foundation before applying anything. Here are my top 7, tried and true tips for great, glowing skin. Some of them may sound simple but they are very effective, especially when routinely done together.
1) Get plenty of sleep. It is so good for your mind, body, and tired eyes!
2) Drink lots of water. It is great for hydration as well as flushing out toxins. If it gets boring try jazzing it up with fresh lemon slices or a splash of fresh juice!
5) Get a facial as often as you can to clean out the gunk in your pores. Monthly would be ideal. When gunk accumulates in your pores they expand and the older you get the more likely they are to stay that way. You can deflate your pores (especially the ones in your nose) weekly with pore strips.
6) Exfoliate! A good daily exfoliant is a great way to wisk away dead skin cells that pile up all over your face causing it to look dull and ashy.
7) Don’t forget your neck and hands! Exfoliate and moisturize them with a product like this to keep them from looking older then your face.
Kerstin Florian, one of my favorite skincare lines, is having a great holiday sale starting today! Get in on the savings!
OR, if you live in Southern California and can get to the KF headquarters in Lake Forest for the pre-sale, you can really save big! I am all about a bargain so I am going to try to get down there for this!!!!