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Nicole Santa

How To Host a Progressive Dinner Party

- Lifestyle

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting our twist on a progressive dinner party at the gorgeous new living space, AVA NoMa.  Traditionally, this moving feast is a collaboration with several friends held at each of their homes in succession, with a single course served at each one.  It’s a great way to entertain a group of friends without shouldering the whole responsibility (or cost) of a multi-course dinner party.   But since when do Chelsea and I follow the…

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Style Tips for Summer Kicks – Ft. Greats Brand

- Collaborators, Fashion

Finally, it’s summer!  We partnered with Greats Brand to share some of our fave style tips for wearing sneakers in the summer.  We love a good sandal or flip flop as much as the next beach-goer, but why be seasonally basic?  Beat the heat with these cool tips.  (Oh the puns…)   1. Let’s start with the most obvious: tee shirt and jeans.  Chelsea went with the black perforated “Royale” sneaker by Greats.  She kept it super casual for going…

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Keeping Cool in Cashmere

- Fashion

It’s no surprise that when someone says “cashmere” you automatically think of sweater weather.  We know, sitting by the fire, drinking hot cocoa in your cozy cashmere.  We get it.  But who says you can’t keep cool in cashmere too?  Take “no sweaters in summer” and throw that fashion stigma right out the window with “no white after Labor Day” and we’ll show you how.   Cashmere is a very fine fabric, not like your coarser wools or heavy cottons,…

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Fauxchella Festival Feels

- Collaborators, Fashion, Lifestyle

Festival season is the time to experiment with your style, go a little more bohemian, be relaxed with your outfit and even push the boundaries a little!  Were you not lucky enough to make it to Coachella this year (while simultaneously being lucky enough to avoid Fyre Festival)?  Don’t worry Darlings, we’re going to show you how to get Fauxchella Festival Feels right here in DC, or wherever you are that’s not Coachella, and then we’ll give you a round-up…

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American Style, Italian Leather – My Armadio

- Fashion

We love all things Italian – luxury, food, bread, coffee and definitely leather.  Our Armadio bags are no exception to that!  We typically wear our bags more than any other piece of clothing so before we considered Armadio, we wanted to make sure these bags were going to last and were versatile enough that they can be worn daily.  {Spoiler Alert} They are.   Armadio bags are direct to consumer, which means that we as the consumer can get these bags without the…

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Venus Freeze Me – An Interview with Skin Sutra Medspa

- Beauty

If you follow us on Instagram and Snapchat, you know how much I love the Venus Freeze facial.  I’ve been going to Skin Sutra Medspa in Fairfax every week for the past month and have definitely noticed the difference in my skin!  My skin is tighter, smoother, and those pesky fine lines (I really have to stop smiling so much…) are fading fast. We interviewed the sweet and talented Skin Sutra Medspa owner, and we are excited to introduce you to…

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Statement Skirts

- Fashion

Look ma, no pants!  Statement skirts are everything right now and while this is actually a skort, it still made a statement.   Rocking a mini skirt in the winter is bold because, well, because it’s winter.  I love pairing them with sheer black tights and flat ankle booties.  The tights do little to keep your legs warm but at least you have the flat booties so you can move quickly back into the heat, if I’m being honest.  This skirt…

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Total Wellness Challenge – An Angelica in the City Event

- Lifestyle

Recently we had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by our blogger friend Angelica Talan.  The event was hosted at Make Studios in Clarendon to introduce us to Ginny Wright of Body by Ginny and her incredible Total Wellness Challenge.     Ginny Wright is a certified health coach and personal trainer and she founded Body by Ginny.   BbG specializes in boot-camp style classes held in parks and other locations. All classes meet outside regardless of the weather.…

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New York, New York – Family Style

- Lifestyle

We love New York.  Both of our parents are born and raised New Yorkers and we still have most of our family up there.  One of my favorite times of year to go up there is during the holidays.  The light displays and store windows are nothing short of amazing.  This year we went up there the week after Christmas with our family and had SO much fun.   My Dad grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.…

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Utopia Found at Sassoon Salon

- Beauty, Collaborators

Hair is funny isn’t it?  We’re all a little more obsessed with it than we probably care to admit.  We cut it, dye it, shave it, straighten it, curl it and everything in-between.  Sometimes bad hair can set the mood for your whole day!  So we set out looking for hair utopia and found it with Sassoon Salon and their new collection, aptly called “Utopia”! u·to·pi·a yo͞oˈtōpēə/ (noun) an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.  …

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