Life Lately [June & July]

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⇥ Sweater: Mer-Sea | Couch: Wayfair | Floor Lamp Side Table: Wayfair | Candle: Mer-Sea | Soap: Mer-Sea

Hey Friends! It’s been a while since I’ve recapped what’s been going on in my life lately. In short, I’ve had nothing but an AMAZING summer so far & hope you all are enjoying yours too! Once the weather finally started to cooperate, things went upward & onward.

Here’s what I’ve been doing/shopping/eating/exploring/creating these days:

I was a guest interviewed on my first podcast this week; sharing valuable lessons I’ve learned as an Influencer, as well as the challenges I face on a daily basis in order to pursue this lifestyle as a full-time career. Check out my episode on The Business Blast Podcast (also available on iTunes.)

My friend Brittany introduced me to the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks & I’m OBSESSED! Has anyone else tried it!? Ps, do you think they’ll really end up going strawless by the end of this year?

As much as I love the summer season, I hate what it does to my skin! Thankfully I’ve found some great topical products that help brighten & balance my dark spots from sun damage,  as well as hydrate, protect, and defend my skin against further premature aging!

Two weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday dinner at Vandal – HIGHLY recommend going! Unbelievable food with a very diet-friendly menu (vegetarian, gluten &/or dairy-free, etc.) and super accommodating with groups – I had a party of 12 at a round table, which was so perfect & inclusive. *Best to make a reservation a few weeks in advance for large groups.

Soludos Pompom Espadrille Mule, Tilden of To Be Bright

I just got these pompom slipper mules & can’t stop wearing them. Even though everyone’s pushing “Fall Pieces” already, I’m mentally not going to be done dressing for summer until early October. Also loving these pairs here & here of the same style. *Recommend sizing up 1/2 – I’m almost always a US 8 and the 8.5 fits me perfectly in length & width as Soludos tend to run narrow.

Have you subscribed to my NYC Guide Newsletter yet? It’s your secret ticket to unlocking all of the city’s hotspots, from best outdoor bars to where to go on a first date to which tourist attractions are actually worth it – & everything in-between!

I made it my mission this summer to improve my tennis game. Back in the day (before my riding career took over) I was always taking lessons & participating in all-day summer tennis camps. I decided to take it back up & so thrilled to see my foundation is still in-tact! I absolutely love playing now as an adult. The club I belong to REQUIRES all whites to be worn on the court; Thankfully, Amazon Prime made it super easy to get the proper attire I needed in order to play – here are some of my fave finds:

At last, I’m FINALLY going to see Dave Matthews LIVE tonight! Every opportunity to see him in the past was always overruled by a horse show; I really thought until now that I lost my chance to see him perform. TG FOR MIRACLES, AM I RIGHT!?