Monday, June 18, 2018

76 Main Nantucket

76 Main Nantucket

76 Main Nantucket

76 Main Nantucket


76 Main Nantucket


76 Main Nantucket

I'm a big fan of Lark Hotels and have been lucky to stay in several of the locations over the years. Last year, I stayed at 21 Broad on Nantucket and absolutely loved it. So this year, I wanted to check out 76 Main. Lark Hotels specialize in beautiful boutique hotels in California and New England so even if you aren't headed to Nantucket, there are tons of locations to choose from. 

Funny enough, my two friends Katie and Carly had planned a trip at the exact same time as me (we figured it out only a few days before!). It was so much fun to have them staying only a few doors away from me.

76 Main is located in the heart of Nantucket. It's just blocks away from 21 Broad, too. As the name suggests, the hotel is right on Main Street. If you are familiar with the island, 76 Main is just steps away from Murray's Toggery Shop and many other adorable boutiques. It's also less than 10 minutes from the airport and about a 5-minute walk to the ferry.
76 Main Nantucket

76 Main Nantucket

76 Main Nantucket

76 Main Nantucket
There are so many reasons I loved 76 Main but I think my favorite is that 76 Main feels like home. You enter through the front door of the classic Nantucket home and are greeted with freshly baked cookies and a beautifully designed sitting room. You then head down the hall and it opens up to a beautiful navy and white kitchen with an adorable dining area. You can head out the kitchen door which takes you to the beautiful patio with ample seating and a cozy fire pit. 
76 Main Nantucket

76 Main Nantucket

76 Main Nantucket
The kitchen is always stocked and has an incredible 24/7 coffee bar (one of my favorite amenities). You're greeted with a wonderful breakfast spread in the morning and a drink station in the evening for cocktail hour. It's kind of like you're staying at a good friend's Nantucket home. It's luxurious but welcoming and quaint at the same time.

The interiors were designed by Rachel Reider. One of the things that makes 76 Main so fun is that the exterior is so classic and very old school New England. It's a beautiful, classic home set on a picturesque cobblestone street. However, the interiors are totally revamped, modern, fun, and put you in a vacation state of mind. All of the rooms have their own unique designs with different touches yet it all flows together very cohesively.

I was actually looking for the tags on the towels and bedding because it was so luxurious and soft that I wanted to order it for my home! I had such a good night's sleep each night and I think that's always important wherever you are staying!

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Dress// Earrings
Scarf// Hermes Sandals (similar
One of my favorite parts was relaxing by the fire with a cocktail in hand before dinner. It was chilly while we were there so the fire was cozy and made enjoying the outdoors really comfortable. 

Whether you want a romantic trip for two, a family getaway, or a girl's weekend, 76 Main is a perfect choice. Thank you so much for the lovely stay, 76 Main!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Polish Hill Sandwich Primanti's

Polish Hill Sandwich Primanti's

Polish Hill Sandwich Primanti's

Polish Hill Sandwich Primanti's

Polish Hill Sandwich Primanti's
Gosh, do I love me some Primanti's sandwiches! If you are a Pittsburgher, I'm sure you feel the same way. Primanti's is a Pittsburgh institution and one of the recommendations I make to anyone that asks me what to do while in Pittsburgh! 

Besides Pittsburghers loving their Primanti's sammiches (that's yinzer speak for sandwiches), we also love pierogies. So I was SO excited when Mrs. T's Pierogies let me know about their partnership with Primanti's! 

The Polish Hill just launched on June 8th and is made with kielbasa, grilled slaw, melted provolone, spicy beer mustard, tomatoes, and Mrs. T's Pierogies (instead of fries). I tried it on the day it launched and it was SO delicious. I actually prefer the pierogies on the sandwich to the classic fries! 

You can try the Polish Hill at Primanti Bros. locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Michigan through mid-August! I personally love the Market Square location because it's central to everything downtown and has great outdoor seating. A great place to get together with friends and enjoy the summer weather! You also can't beat the original Strip District location, too.  

And can we talk about the fact that I was able to get a photo with FOUR of the pierogies! I am usually rooting for jalapeno Hannah during the pierogy races at the Pirates game, but now that I'm friends with all of them, it's going to be hard to root for just one! Thanks to Mrs.T's Pierogies for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Lately 6/14/2018






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Well, this week has been wonderful being away! I'll have a lot to tackle once I'm back but it's well worth it! This weekend, for Father's Day, my dad and I are playing a Father/Daughter golf outing at our club.

My sister Callie is most definitely the golfer in our family and since she is in Charlotte, my dad is stuck with me- the not-so-good golfer. Callie was varsity captain of the golf team... I was varsity cheerleading captain. Needless to say, my cheerleading skills won't be helping me too much this weekend, ha!

I'll be back next week with some Nantucket recaps. I can't wait to share all about my trip!

Wearing: I shared this dress on Instagram earlier this week and I just love it! It's so classic and easy to wear dressed up or down. I loved it for a day of travel with sneakers and a sweater!

Eating: I am SO obsessed with Kettle brand chips- my favorite is honey dijon. But, while I was in the airport, I spotted Dill pickle Kettle brand chips and figured why not! They are SO good. If you are a pickle chip fan, these are by far my favorite! 

Drinking: I am not a soda drinker anymore. In high school and college I was obsessed with Diet Coke but thankfully cut that one out. I will have a Coke every once in a while when I get a craving. I was in the airport the other day and they had a machine that had diet vanilla coke and I was in total heaven. It was such a good treat! 

Reading: I'm not typically into murder/mystery books, but this one really has me intrigued. Have any of you read The Two Mrs. Grenvilles?

Reading II: I am so intrigued by the idea of the Hyperloop and I love reading the up-to-date news stories about it. I read this article a little while ago and it's so interesting and makes it seem like it will happen sooner than later!

Watching:
 Did you guys catch the trailer for the Nutcracker and the Four Realms from Disney?! It looks incredible and I can't wait until it comes out!

Listening: My June playlist is SO good! I'm obsessed with this song, Just Wanna Dance. It's so upbeat and fun! 

Loving: How cute is this navy and white skort?!


Pittsburgh-ing: Some friends got together last weekend and headed to Heinz Field. Top Golf is opening soon and they opened a weekend-long driving range in the stadium. It was really cool but also so odd to be playing golf on a football field!! We had a blast and we can't wait until Top Golf is open so we can have more fun! 

Quoting: 'And I hope you know you are not alone.' // See more of my favorites, here. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Makeup Products I Love

Makeup Products I Love





 Striped Tee (size up, shrinks in dryer!)// White Jeans

I wrote a post back in March including all of the makeup products I love and use week in and week out. Since then, I've added a few new products to my routine that are worth sharing! These are products that have really stood out to me and in turn, I've started adding them into my routine! 

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow// This is a bronzer and highlighter set in a beautiful rose gold duo palette. This has to be one of my favorite products of ALL TIME. The bronzer is beautiful and very natural. It doesn't give you too much color so this would be great for someone with a heavy hand. The highlighter is the real winner. I'm a huge fan of highlighters and feel like I have tried them all. This is the BEST. It's such a fine powder and has the most natural, beautiful sheen. It's pricey but I think it's worth every penny.

Beached Bronzer// This bronzer comes in two shades. The lighter of the shades is the one I have been using most because it's more natural for my skin tone right now. I forsee switching to the darker once I am tanner this summer. This bronzer has no sparkle/sheen to it whatsoever. It's a fine, matte pressed powder and blends beautifully. It reminds me a little of Hoola. Hoola makes my face look 'dirty' but this doesn't, so it's a win for me!

Lipstick// I have all three shades of this lipstick. I don't like the shade 'heatwave' because it is metallic but I like 100 degrees and love  Tower 1. The tower 1 shade looks like a sparkly product you might have worn in 8th grade. It is something I would have never in a million years picked out if I saw it because it almost looks yellow with sparkles. I was sent this product and decided what the heck, I'll try it. It is SO pretty. You can wear it by itself or over top of another lip color. It's creamy like lip balm but stays on for a while. It's not really a color but enhances my lips and gives just a tiny bit of shimmer. Great for the summer months when you want to look sunkissed. 

Lipstick II// I included this lipstick in my May favorites because I love that it is minty and the colors are somewhat natural but still very pigmented. This goes on smoothly and truly stays on!!

Glossier Boy Brow// This is eyebrow enhancing for the lazy girl. I literally use this when I am too lazy to fill in my brows with my beloved Anastasia powder! You just swipe it through your brows and you're good to go. It takes all of 30 seconds! I use the shade brown.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

What I Packed for Nantucket

What I Packed for Nantucket
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I'm currently in Nantucket and I'm having the best time! You can follow along on Instagram/instastories. This is a snap from last year's trip! One of the things I love the most about Nantucket is that it is typically a lot cooler than Pittsburgh weather. 

I've shared before that I am not a fan of hot weather. In my mind, anywhere in the 60's/70's is idea. Anything warmer and I'm not a fan. Anyway, Nantucket typically has my ideal temperature. Of course there are some scorchers here and there, usually in June it's pretty cool. 

I love being in shorts/dress during the day and then wearing white jeans and sweaters/sweatshirts during the evening. Pretty darn perfect to me!

I always get so many questions about outfits when I am traveling so today I'm sharing everything I packed for my trip! You can scroll through the widget above!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Red, White, and Blue for 4th of July

4th of july outfit inspiration

4th of july outfit inspiration

4th of july outfit inspiration

4th of july outfit inspiration

4th of july outfit inspiration

4th of july outfit inspiration

4th of july outfit inspiration

4th of july outfit inspiration

4th of july outfit inspiration
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Can you believe the 4th of July is in just a few weeks?! It's one of my favorite holidays of the year. It falls on a Wednesday this year which is less than ideal, but I still fully plan on embracing red, white, and blue all week. I have a ton of red, white, and blue in my closet and a lot of classic Americana pieces that I wear all summer long.

When I saw this cardigan I knew I had to have it! It is a men's cardigan, actually. You know I love the men's department! Anyway, I ordered a size small and it's a bit oversized but totally cozy. I brought it with me to Nantucket this week. I think it looks so great with white! I wanted to share this look and some of my other favorite red, white, and blue pieces so you could have plenty of time to check them out before the 4th is upon us!

Scroll through the widget above to see my favorites. There are SO many patriotic things out this year and it couldn't make me happier!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Bezel Set Diamond Solitaire Necklace

Bezel Set Diamond Solitaire Necklace

Bezel Set Diamond Solitaire Necklace

Bezel Set Diamond Solitaire Necklace

Bezel Set Diamond Solitaire Necklace

Bezel Set Diamond Solitaire Necklace

Bezel Set Diamond Solitaire Necklace
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Besides my hair, one of the most frequently asked questions on my blog and social media is where did you get your necklace? I've written several posts over the years about my everyday jewelry, but today, I am going to write a post solely on my necklace so everyone is able to refer to this! In the widget above I have linked to many similar, if not identical options that you can purchase online. They're different metals, different carat sizes and I also included some CZ/faux diamonds for those working with smaller budgets!

Here are the questions that I am always getting asked:

bezel set diamond solitaire necklace

Where did you get your necklace?
It was custom made by my jeweler.

My grandparents gave me a gorgeous diamond ring set in a gold flower for my 16th birthday. I wore it often but as I got older, people started to mistake it as an engagement ring. So, I went to my jeweler and had it reset into a necklace.

What is the chain length?
16". It hits me right at my collarbone. It is a cable chain with a lobster clasp.

If I want to google this necklace for options, what should I google?
This necklace is a very common classic jewelry design. It is called a bezel set solitaire necklace with a round diamond. If you are going to a jeweler, show them a photo- that would be easiest

Do you wear it every day?
Yes. I never ever take it off. I wear it swimming, working out, in the shower, while I sleep, etc.

What is the carat size?
It is about 3/4 of a carat. You can find all different sizes online to get the look you want or to fit whatever budget you may have. I personally prefer something smaller/less blingy because I love the dainty look of it and I wear it every day.

What is the stone?
The stone is a round diamond. You can find CZ stones/colored stones, etc. in this same design, too. You can also find different shaped diamonds.

How do you care for it?
I take it to my jeweler every so often (about once or twice a year) to make sure that the diamond is secure. You can/should do this with any of your diamond/gemstone jewelry. I clean it about once a month with a soft-bristled baby toothbrush and warm water.

Is it gold or rose gold?
Mine is 14k yellow gold. Retailers that carry something similar offer all different metals and if you have a local jeweler that can make things custom, the sky is the limit! I just personally prefer yellow gold to white gold/platinum. A white gold/platinum setting may make the diamond appear larger/sparklier, though.

Is it worth buying the 'real' thing vs. a CZ?
In my opinion, if you love the look and have the budget for it, I would say absolutely yes. This is a timeless piece of jewelry that you will be able to pass down for generations. You'll especially want to buy the 'real thing' if you plan on wearing it daily like me. Faux gold/CZ's won't hold up in a pool, with sweat from a workout, certain soaps, lotions, etc. Gold and diamonds are much more durable and if you take good care, they should last a lifetime, if not longer. Plus, if you tire of the necklace for some reason, you can always have the diamond reset into something different!
 

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