Lauren Liess' Gorgeous Modern Family Home in Domino


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Last night, I was browsing Domino, and came across designer Lauren Liess' gorgeous modern family home spread in the online edition of the magazine. Lauren took a totally dated, dark abode, and completely renovated it to be the beautiful, light, airy, family-friendly home you see above. Talk about impressive! See more photos, including the "before" shots on Domino's site.


How to Get Your Feet Ready for Summer Sandals

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It's that time of year again! Everywhere I look, I see adorable summer sandals for sale, which means it's time to whip your feet into sandal shape. Since I've lived in climates that are conducive to sandal wearing for six months of the year the majority of my life, I've learned a thing or two about keeping feet sandal smooth! Here are a few of my favorite products for a DIY pedicure. 

H20 Body 24 Hour Hydrator: This lotion can be used on your entire body, but it's especially moisturizing, which makes it great for dry feet. For extra moisturizing power, slather some on at night, and sleep with socks on. 

Sally Hansen Cuticle Remover: This product is a workhorse. It makes your cuticles easy to push back and/or trim in 60 seconds or less! 

Cuticle Trimmer: Chances are, your cuticles could use a little TLC after a winter spent in socks. After giving your feet a good soak and using the cuticle gel, gently push back your cuticles. If you have a lot of excess cuticle skin, you can gently (and carefully!) trim it with the metal end of this tool. 

Emoji Micro Pedi Nano: This little miracle worker makes getting rid of stubborn calluses and dry skin a breeze. It's battery operated, and it just takes a few swipes over dry spots to remove any dead skin. 

Olive Oil and Brown Sugar Foot Scrub: I've tried pricey foot scrubs in the past, but I always come back to a DIY recipe to polish my feet. Mix olive oil and brown sugar together to form a paste, and use it to scrub skin. The sugar exfoliates, and the oil moisturizes. 

What are your tips and tricks to keep your feet sandal ready? 

Disclosure: the Emoji Micro Pedi Nano and the H20 lotion were samples provided to me for review purposes, but all of the opinions here are my own. Thank you for supporting the businesses that support best of BKLYN! 


Loving Right Now



After shooting my Easter brunch set-up last week, I've had spring and summer entertaining on the brain, and I'm obsessing over C.Wonder's current offerings, especially their pink and orange ikat napkins and the gold-flecked cork chargers

When I was in Scottsdale last month, I left my hair products at home and borrowed my mom's instead, which led me to a product discovery. Bumble and Bumble's thickening hairspray isn't your typical hairspray- it's used on the roots of wet hair only, but it gives me great volume, while repelling the intense seaside town humidity that I've been battling since our move. It's quickly become a beauty staple. 

It seems like everyone has a strong opinion on Kate Middleton's (ahem, the Duchess of Cambridge's) Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedges, and I'm decidedly in the "love" camp. I mean, I'll take any help I can get in the height department, and these babies have some serious leg-lengthening power. 

With Easter a few days away, I'm smitten with these statement earrings that are reminiscent of Easter eggs. 

I went to pull on my favorite "boyfriend" style jeans last weekend, and the distressing on them has gotten just a bit too, well, distressed. This pair from Gap would make the perfect replacement. 

Finally, I'm in love with Madewell's new Crosshatch Ikat print, but love it especially in this skirt and in this adorable dress. Both would be ideal for outdoor spring brunches.


What I Wore: Full Bloom


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top: j.crew (similar) | jeans: uniqlo (similar) | shoes: hive and honey (similar) | blazer: aritzia (gifted) watch: la mer collections (gifted) | clutch: susu handbags (gifted) | earrings: shop jami (gifted)

Happy Monday! Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Mine was filled with lots of relaxing time with Brett and Bogey, seeing some of our closest friends, and a double date on Sunday night, which is when I wore this outfit. It was perfect for dinner at the House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer, which, strange name aside, is an absolutely fantastic restaurant in Laguna- if you're ever in the area, you must go!