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Ripped Jeans & Blue Kimonos

Fashion, Lifestyle









Happy Monday lovelies!:) What a lovely weekend it was. The most gorgeous days, although cold, it was filled with sunshine and a lot of golf! On top of that, one of my other favorite things for fall are cute kimono’s. So let’s take a second to talk about this lovely blue one! It’s perfect to throw on over a cool top to keep out the chilly air.

This is an absolutely gorgeous one from Due South that I got for my birthday from my lovely family. My favorite styling option is to throw it over this white tank from Express Clothing and a pair of distressed jeans and a dainty necklace from H&M. Of course I round it off with my Tory Burch Sandals and Kate Spade cross-body purse (which I love!). It was such a beautiful day on this shoot! The sun shining through the trees, before they even started losing any of their leaves. I absolutely love stocking up on summer staples this time of year, when all the sales are in full swing! What are some of your favorite end of summer traditions? <3

Due South Kimono (similar) | Blue Kimono (similar) | Distressed Jeans | White Double-Layer Tank | H&M Necklace | Kate Space Cross-Body
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| Tory Burch Sandals

Welcoming the Weekend With Chateau Souverain Rosé

Food, Lifestyle














Hello Lovelies! It’s the weekend, and today on the blog I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite summer go-to’s… a perfectly chilled glass of Chateau Souverain Rosé! The story of Chateau Souverain begins with their founder, J. Leland “Lee” Stewart, who harvested his first crop of grapes from Howell Mountain vineyard in Napa Valley in 1944. Stewart used innovation and incredible standards along with his natural gift for winemaking to establish Souverain as one of the great wineries in California.

This summer they launched a brand new addition to their wines; introducing the Chateau Souverain Rosé, perfect for warm summer days and afternoons on the deck. Since the seasons are changing, I have pulled out the long sleeve and a cozy blanket to enjoy with a glass of rosé instead :) Whether it’s a spread of cheese and crackers, a bowl of fruit, or perhaps some s’mores by the fire, there is always a fun weekend occasion for the tastes of Napa Valley wines. What are some of your favorite summer memories? <3

Chateau Souverain Wines | Famke Stack Rings | Riedel Wine Glasses
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The Perfect Timepiece for Fall

Fashion, Lifestyle






Hello lovelies! Cannot believe how quickly fall has crept up on us. Feels like just yesterday we were sitting on patios, soaking up the sun and enjoying that summer-daze bliss. No matter how much you enjoy it, there’s always a cool breeze around the corner. But I have to say, Fall is beautiful! I absolutely love the colors, the cozy sweaters and warm drinks. Plus, we get to pull out all the cute accessories.

Today I’m excited to share my brand new watch from Medium Watch Co. They are a close knit, down to earth, group of friends who live (and play!) in the Rocky Mountains. A while ago they launched their company with the motivation to share affordable, top quality, minimalistic watches with amazing people who like to share their individuality. As a brand new Medium Ambassador I am going to be sharing a mini series of posts introducing and styling my gorgeous timepiece! There are a ton of different watches in their collections. My favorite pick is the Rose gold watch with a white face and a brown leather strap. The color is perfect for fall and I’m loving the leather detail look with the warm cozy sweater.

With the new season’s arrival, Medium Watch Co. is offering $25 off all of their timepieces as a special treat to my lovely readers. All you have to do is use the code “thecarlivh25” at checkout to receive $25 off of your purchase. There are so many amazing choices! Comment below and share your new watch on social media using the hashtag #whatsyourmedium. Excited to see all of your lovely picks! <3

Debut Rose Gold Watch | Trenery Hem Pulloever
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Lunch Dates at Brewhaha

Food, Lifestyle











Hello there lovelies! First of all, I just have to say, it has been one heck of an adventurous summer! In April we headed off to South Africa for a wonderful visit with the family, then came home and continued our travels, spending time soaking up the sun and enjoying every moment of summer. One of my favorite memories was having lunch at Brewhaha Micro-Brewery in Jeffreys Bay with the fam.

We just had the most amazing meal. The restaurant is located on the main road of the little surfer’s town, and of course Jacques had to try their famous chicken burger!! We also got to try the fruity and refreshing Nederburg Rosé, perfectly paired with my fresh avocado summer salad! Nothing better on a summers day :) Life is made up of all these precious moments and it is so fun to look back at the good food and the fun memories! What are some of your favorite summer memories? <3

Nederburg Rosé | Brewhaha Micro-Brewery
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Save Time & Eat Well With The Meal Tree!

Food, Lifestyle, Recipes







Hello lovelies! This week I got to try out the amazing ready-to-eat meals from The Meal Tree, and today on the blog I thought I would share all about it! Running a company full-time definitely keeps me crazy busy and although I love cooking, I just haven’t been able to find the time lately. I am always searching for ways to improvise and save time, so I have to say Meal Tree has been a lifesaver!

It is super easy to order from The Meal Tree, especially with their brand new website. There you can access their full menus, which is a core menu as well as a seasonal menu. You can either pick the Recurring Order, the Easy Order, or simply pick a meal from the menu. The best of all is they deliver either on a Monday or a Thursday, so you are covered with delicious ready-to-eat meals all week long!



California Bento Bowl

The meals come prepared and delivered in an amazing freezer bag, which is great to use again. For my first lunch I ordered the California Bento Bowl and man, was it ever tasty! It was literally exactly what I envisioned, and I secretly wish I had ordered one for every single day of the week. SO good!! Everything is so flavorful, and the mango sauce is incredible! So fresh, and the perfect pairing with the bowl.



Apple & Sage Tenderloin

For dinner I had the Apple & Sage Tenderloin, which included baby potatoes, roasted veggies with mashed apple to compliment. Those roasted peppers were to die for! It was literally so easy to heat up, and plate to perfection and I was back to work in no time. The best part is that your meals can be adapted to your preferences, including vegetarian and vegan options!



Salmon Dijon

On day two I chose the Salmon Dijon because lately salmon has been my go-to lunch. It is perfect on a bit of quinoa or even on a salad! Okay, so can I just stop here for a second – this cranberry almond quinoa that came with the salmon had me stuffing my face! Absolutely soooo good. Definitely a winner, and the whole combo was just so flavorful, you wouldn’t even believe.



Alberta Smoked Brisket

Finally, for my last dinner, I thought I would end it off with the Alberta Smoked Brisket. The brisket is a local smoked Alberta brisket, paired with grilled asparagus and some zesty mashed yam. Again, the flavors were incredible and I definitely loved the mashed yam. Big thumbs up!

So impressed by The Meal Tree and they are just an incredible team working hard to deliver quality products, and give you back your precious time! Best of all? I have an amazing DISCOUNT CODE for you all! If you are looking to get some of these incredible meals delivered, just use the code “Carli10″ to get 10% off your first order! Let me know what you chose from the menu, and what you thought of the meals. Have fun picking! <3

The Meal Tree

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