Sombrilla from Hollie and Harrie

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Enjoy a full day of sun his summer under this Sombrilla from Hollie and Harrie.

This beach essential provides shelter from wind and shade from the sun in style.  It is even easy to put together and easy to carry!  Each of the 7 designs are fresh and vibrant – Moroccan blue, French stripe red and my chevron chic yellow,  to name just a few.  Each canopy includes two poles, a crossbar and all the ropes and pegs you need.  All of this tucks away nicely in a handy bag with shoulder strap.

The Sombrilla canopy is made from one hundred percent cotton and provides  ninety-five percent UV protection – Yay!



C. Wonder. Super Chic Cocktail Glasses.

I love these gold striped glasses from C. Wonder. They come in this size and double old fashioned size too. Super groovy for a bar cart, right? Love the chic gold. I think my grandmother had some just like this. At $54 dollars for a set of four, these would make a super cute hostess gift for someone this summer.


Chobani Yogurt Bites

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I was recently introduced to these Chobani bite yogurts by a friend and I am so glad!   These are a fabulous dessert alternative or when you are craving a sugary snack.  Regular Chobani can sometimes taste a little sour to me, but not these Chobani bites which have silkier texture and are not too sweet.

They are the perfect size and come in 4 delicious flavors:  pineapple and caramel, raspberry and dark chocolate chips, fig with orange zest and coffee with dark chocolate chips.  Enjoy!



Benefit: Bella Bamba Watermelon Lipgloss.

My cute friend gave the the most adorable thank you gift this weekend. A darling suitcase packed full of Benefit cosmetics. One of my favorite goodies in the bag was this delich bella bamba lipgloss. It is just right – not too thick and gooey and sticky and not too sheer. I love it. It comes in six groovy shades: Dandelion, Dallas, Sugarbom, Corallista, Bella Bamaba and Hoola. I’m going to keep them everywhere – in my car, my handbag, my beachbag…


Baby Aspen – Sweet Tee Golf Set

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We received this adorable gift set from Sweet Tee from my cousin for the recent birth of our daughter.  I still cannot get over how cute it is!  This set includes a soft green-and-beige argyle-print bodysuit with white sleeves, white back and bottom and beige trim and secure snap closure, matching argyle tam with sky-blue pom-pom accent and white booties with green trim and sky-blue pom poms.  The packaging is so clever and makes for a super cute gift for your future duffer or ace!



Coobie Bra – BEST Bra ever!




Oh my goodness. A friend recently told me about Coobie bras. I am totally hooked. This is the most comforable bra you will ever wear. They are totally seemless so they look great with t’shirts, tank tops and sweaters. There are no hooks or clasps. The front and back are totally smooth. Every bra has padding so they give a little lift.  The craziest thing is that they are one size fits all – and they really do fit every body!

Seriously, most comfortable bra ever. You have to try it.

If you are in Lake Forest, Forest Bootery carries them in a million colors. Another bonus: They are only $25!



Scalloped Bikini by Marysia Swim





Make a statement at the pool this summer with this Scalloped Bikini by Marysia Swim.  A centered knot details the strapless top. Boning structures the sides, and a buckle closes the back.  Marysia SWIM was created by designer Maria Dobrzanska Reeves.  She has created a boutique swimsuit brand for women who are seeking high quality and design with a flattering fit. See you at the pool!



Summer Hair Care

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With summer brings lots of swimming and sun.  My hair always is so brittle and dry by the end of the season.  This summer, I am hoping to beat the bad hair with this Creme de Coco Hair Masque by Bumble and Bumble.  I was given a sample with a purchase from Blue Mercury and not only does my hair feel so silky after I use it, it smells so good – like a trip to the beach.  Also, if you deal with tangly hair, check out this Tangle Teezer.  They featured it on the Today Show and it is supposed to help detangle wet and dry hair while giving your head a little head massage.  Tangle Teezer











Father’s Day Gift Idea – IPA Beer Glass



If the favorite Father(s) in your life enjoy IPA’s as much as one of mine, these IPA glasses from Riedel are a must get gift this Father’s Day.  Two leading IPA brewers in the United States- Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada- Spiegelau partnered together to create the new standard for IPA beer glassware.  Package these glasses with a few packs of your Father’s (or husbands) favorite IPA’s and you have a gift any Dad would love!