Best Summer Salad Recipe

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I'm not gonna lie, the whole reason why I was inspired to make this salad was all thanks to fennel. Yes, that licorice flavored fresh veggie made my noggin start thinking and researching ideas. Doesn't help that with this crazy LA heat, I wanted to make something refreshing and yet satisfying. Cue pinterest for giving me major inspo. I just love scrolling along my feed, spotting unique recipes, and saving them on my board to come back to. This particular recipe caught my eye - Thanks Williams Sonoma!

Hands down an absolutely light, crispy, and tasty dish! Also my new mandoline came in use for slicing most of the ingredients. I warn you it's addicting. I did tweak this recipe a bit by adding a few more ingredients to make it hartier as a main dish. Once everything was prepped, I added some parmigiano reggiano as a final touch. I dare you not to eat all of this in one sitting, it's that good!

This is definitely a dish that will make an impression. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Here's what I added to the recipe:

- two stalks of celery

- a can of drained chickpeas

- a cup of cooked quinoa

- seasoned chicken breast

Drippin in Jewels

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Grateful to know such talented people. One of those lovely individuals is Rachel Alexander, who is the founder and designer of Rhyden. Based in sun soaked Los Angeles, her collection melds a sculptural sensuality with the simplicity of geometric lines, elegant form, and impactful minimalism. 

Rhyden is a concept meant to explore the idea of a simple statement piece. A casual refinement, materialized. Which is my personal favorite kind of jewelry. Something you can pass down and will withstand the test of time. 

Every Rhyden piece speaks of lasting craftsmanship that transcends seasons, while yielding a day-to-night ease-of-wear sensibility.

Even better, all Rhyden items are proudly handcrafted in DTLA, CA with precious metals, and conflict-free ethically sourced diamonds. Win win. 

Feel to explore her collection and enjoy some pieces yourself!

See Rhyden jewelry here.

Royal Wedding Bliss

It was such a treat to watch Meghan Markle aka the American Princess aka Dutchess of Sussex get married to such a dreamboat, royal rebel Prince Harry! Besides having crumpets and cucumber sandwiches for that touch of english charm, it was lovely watching with friends such a monumentous occasion. It's refreshing to see a smart, resilient, against the odds woman be seen for her accolades rather than what life dealt her. Though the Tig is now defunct, I look forward to seeing how this lovely lady makes a positive impact in years to come! Here's to you Meghan and Harry!