Wednesday, October 31, 2012

There is nothing more chic and effortless than brow grazing bangs!  I remember feeling OMG!!! when Reese Witherspoon debuted her fabulous new self after her split with Ryan Phillippe. The bangs were EVERYTHING! Taylor Swift is using them in full force with her new grown up, red lipped look and Jessica Biel is all sorts of chic with her new bangs during her engagement/nuptials to Justin Timberlake.    Bangs definitely take some commitment to help them look fabulous but they are statement making and super sexy!

Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream and Feta

Monday, October 29, 2012

We had this last week and it was one of the yummiest things I've made in a while!  We all gobbled it up!  I even saved some filling for leftovers and was in heaven the next day. I made a little extra Avocado Cream to for dipping veggies in.  Yummmmmm!!!!

Vegetarian Tacos with Avocado Cream and Feta

You will need:
adapted from Naturally Ella

1 zucchini, diced
1 summer squash, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 ear sweet corn, removed from cob
1 cup cherry tomatos, sliced in half
1 medium red pepper, diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 t cumin
1/4 t salt

For Avocado cream:
1 ripe avocado
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
1/4 cup cilantro
1 T lime juice

Feta or Goat cheese
4-6 tortillas

To make:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, Pepare all the veggies as described and toss with olive oil, garlic, salt and cumin.  Roast until tender and lightly brown

While veggies are roasting, whisk together avocado, greek yogurt, cilantro and lime juice.

Assemble tacos and garnish with Avocado Cream and sprinkle of feta.

Tricia and Sam- Ojai Valley

Friday, October 26, 2012

There are just some weddings and just some brides that will stick with you and this one was one of them!  Tricia is all things incredible!  I immediately gravitated to her the first time we met for her engagement shoot and trial run at her AMAZING Malibu home that she and Sam had custom designed! It's magazine worthy! She is just so cool and confident.  She has the very clear vision of not being to girly and looking really as natural as possible. She has the best freckles and the most lovely face so to highlight her natural beauty was going to be pretty easy.  She LOVES Gwen Stefani and when describing her hair inspiration it was made so clear!  She is a die hard fan and I can see why! Tricia is the every day Gwen Stefani!  She is cool and confident with a little bit of a hard edge.  She is all softy on the inside and was so emotional and full of love on the wedding day!  She never stopped surprising me with her girly elements she would add into her look.  I just had the best time getting to know her and getting to be a part of her special day!  The party was one for the books and was recently featured on Style me Pretty!  

  This amazing wedding was featured on 
Venue: Ojai Valley Inn and Spa
Coordination: All you need is love events
Photography: Braedon Flynn
Hair and Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy

Speedy lunches

Thursday, October 25, 2012

By lunch time, I've usually attempted a good portion of my to do list  and am ready for a little yummy!  I still most likely have a mountain of things to still tackle so I need something quick that will keep the energy up! I like to use stuff I already have on hand to keep it simple.  Pair any one of these with a huge Coconut water, cup of tea or big water bottle and you are set!!

Turkey and Lettuce rollups
2 large leaves of lettuce (Bibb works great), fave lunch meat, drizzled with Newman's Own Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cottage cheese, cucumber, tomatoes and avocado sprinkled with pepper

Veggies, hummus and pita chips or pretzels

Greek Yogurt with berries and granola

Caprese salad
Cherry tomatos, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, drizzle of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil with dash of salt and pepper.

I'm also a big fan of leftovers...we usually have a perfect little portion left for a great lunch!

Celeb Crush -Katherine Heigl

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Katherine Heigl is all things hollywood glamour!  Those striking features with her retro Marilyn curls, just to good!  Even in her transition to dark locks for a bit she was a stunner!  

Aimee and Case- Los Angeles Wedding

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Classic and simple is the epitome of Aimee and Case!  They are dreamily gorgeous together and their wedding was all things stunning!!  From her sparkly Jimmy Choos, Pride and Prejudice clutch and barbie pink lip!  Their soiree took place at Cafe Pinot which was the perfect compliment to their adorable engagement shoot also shot by the amazing Heather Kincaid.  We dolled up the girls at the gorgeous Hilton Checkers and the girls were all bubbling with excitement!  Lovely day for a lovely couple!

Venue: Cafe Pinot
Prep venue: Hilton Checkers
Photography: Heather Kincaid
Coordinator: Prima Events
Hair and Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy
    Amanda and Melody

Black Bean and Turkey in Adobo Sauce

Monday, October 22, 2012

You will need: 
adapted from Skinny Ms.

 1 1/2 lbs ground Turkey
1 onion (chopped)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 cup frozen corn
1 (15 oz) can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
1-3 chiles from 7 oz can of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped
1 tbs of adobo sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

To top: 
Fat free Greek yogurt

To make:

Heat a large pan to medium/heat.  Add onion and garlic and heat through until onions look translucent (about 4 minutes)

Add turkey and brown.  Crumble meat as it cooks for about 10 minutes

Stir in rest of ingredients -Corn to salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.

Garnish and enjoy!!!!

Lindsey and Nate- Fransiscan Gardens

Friday, October 19, 2012

I loved working with Lindsey because she just wasn't the average bride! She is a self professed non girly girl and I loved her approach to her look for the big day!  She wanted a clean classic vintage look and I got the whole picture at the day of the wedding!  Her details were so amazing!  From her fabric and broach bouquet made from her mother's wedding gown to her vintage furniture strewn throughout their venue to her two pairs of amazing shoes! Don't miss her striped stockings either!   She was just so unbelievably gorgeous the day of the wedding and I was so excited to see it all come together!  

Coordinator: Intertwined Events
Photography: Brittany Rene