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Lash Lift

Lately I feel like everyone I know is getting eyelash extensions. For a while I debated taking the plunge and getting some. But ultimately I went with a Lash Lift and Tint. Extensions require a lot of maintenance, you cannot rub your eyes, or use an oil based face wash. I follow a Korean Beauty skincare routine which includes an oil based face wash, and I really didn’t want to mix up my routines right now. I also have super bad seasonal allergies so not rubbing my eyes was something I knew I would have a really hard time with!

Ultimately be honest with yourself, I knew I would not be able to do all the upkeep that extensions require. A lash lift lasts longer and doesn’t require as much day to day upkeep.

I visited Posh Lash in Burlington last week and loved my experience! I was super impressed by how adorable, and most importantly, clean the studio was! I’ve seen some nail salons offering lifts but I would encourage you to come to Posh or another studio that specializes in eyelash services! Someone is putting chemicals right near your eye so you want to feel assured that the person doing them is properly trained.

Rachel from Posh did my lift and tint and she was so great! I was a bit nervous going in because I had never had a lift before but she talked me through the whole process before we got started and explained each step as she did it! The whole process took about an hour, starting with the perm and then the tint. Before

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I hate wearing makeup in the summer and now with my new lift I still look put together and wide eyed even when I just rolled out of bed. I feel more confident and beautiful everyday! The lift is super easy to maintain, try not to get them super wet, the more often you get them wet the quicker the perm will fade.

I had such a great experience at Posh Lash, they have locations in Burlington and Lynnfield so it’s super convenient for those of you in the greater Boston area or the north shore! I’ll definitely be back in 4-6 weeks for another Lash Lift!

Posh Lash did my lift and tint in exchange for this post but as always all opinions are my own. And I am so happy with how these lashes came out! After #nomakeup

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Chappy Wrap

I love supporting local, woman owned businesses and this year Chappy Wrap really captured my heart! This mother-daughter founded company is dedicated to their mission of providing comfort. I love their origin story, they had an old blanket in their family that was loved by everyone and an integral part of their home. When the blanket was well loved and they looked to replace it they couldn’t find one of the same quality and comfort. So they began making their own blankets, made from natural cotton blends and high quality fibers.

Today I own two Chappy Wrap blankets, I love their nautical designs! They’re perfect for keeping me warm in the winter and bringing to the beach in the summer. Chappy Wrap just launched a whole fleet of new designs, including this one, Fair Winds in Turquoise. It’s reversible and will be traveling with me all summer! Thank you to Chappy Wrap for my new blanket!

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A night with Zuma

Something very exiting happened in Boston this week! Zuma, located at the new Four Seasons One Dalton, hosted they’re soft opening! There are Zuma restaurants all over the world and now Boston has joined the list. I went with my friend Elissa, be sure to check out her blog Style Wire, and we were treated to one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

We tried a bunch of different dishes. The menu has everything from sushi, Robata grilled vegetables and fish, as well as traditional entrees. To say things exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. From the moment we walked we were greeted by the beautiful atmosphere and friendly hosts. There was even a live DJ playing the bar area!

We were so happy to be seated at the bar overlooking the Robata grill. Getting to watch the chefs at work was a real treat! The service was exceptional from beginning to end, our server was helpful, all the runners were able to speak to each dish we tried, and the manager was wonderful!

This was without a doubt my favorite dish! Seared Boston Scallops with sea urchin and black truffle. They scallops were so fresh, and the sea urchin and truffle all came together delectably as it all melted in your mouth. I almost considered ordered a second dish of these at the end of our meal they were so phenomenal!

Another scallop dish, of you don’t enjoy seafood you might be at the wrong restaurant. Zuma has plenty of other dishes to offer, but you are seriously missing out! These were the Grilled Scallops with pickled plum, shiso, and mentaiko. Behind the scallops is the Soft Shell Crab served with a wasabi mayonnaise, a classic and it was as delicious as expected! It was lightly fried but didn’t feel heavy at all.

If you love sushi you will love this Seared Tune with chili daikon and ponzu sauce.

Remember when I said you better like seafood if you’re visiting Zuma? Well I may have forgotten to mention all the amazing dishes out there for my friends who prefer turf to surf. These Robata skewers with beef and shishito peppers we incredible. I am not a big beef eater but these were cooked to perfection and the flavor and spicy were incredible!

With out a doubt the best part of the meal was the Roasted Boston Lobster. I love lobster and was thoroughly impressed by how well this was prepared, a perfect balance of butter and lemon. We ended the meal with some dessert. Honestly you can’t go wrong with any of the dessert selections, I had the Buddha chocolate mouse cake served with mango sorbet. And Elissa got the fruit platter. After dinner we stopped at the bar for a cocktail. Our bartender Alejandro was fantastic, he was able to tell us so much about the different drinks on the menu, order the “Burning History” for a real show!

Thank you so much adorable an incredible evening Zuma. I can’t wait to see what else One Dalton has in store for this city!

Zuma was kind enough to host us, but as always all opinions are my own.

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South End Sunday

The south end is quickly becoming one of my favorite neighborhoods in Boston. So many cute streets and great restaurants! The weather has been perfect (minus the rain) for exploring the city, popped into a few cute stores on Tremont street and grabbed brunch at Whaling in Oklahoma with a few girlfriends the other day. brunch was so good, I got the avocado toast, such a millennial I know! They have a great Asian fusion menu that’s perfect if you’re looking to mix up your typical brunch game. It was even nice enough for us to sit outside, yay for patio season!

Finished the day off with FOMU a fabulous vegan ice cream joint. I know what you’re think, vegan ice cream?!? I thought it was going to be gross too, but I kid you not, if no one had told me it was vegan I wouldn’t have known. It tasted so good! The texture was spot on for ice cream and it was delicious! What are you’re favorite spots in the South End?

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Ward 8

This weekend I got to check out Ward 8’s fabulous brunch menu! They have a little something for everyone from avocado toast to s’mores crepes! They also have my favorite, buckets of bubbles. For those of you that don’t know Boston, tragically, has laws against happy hours and bottomless drinks. It was put in place to try and reduce drunk driving, good intention, but it really puts a damper on things sometimes. Bucket of Bubbles is a great compromise! Buy a bottle Champagne and you get a variety of juices to make your own mimosas. They also have a great cocktail menu if you’re not into mimosas, I would recommend the Aperol Spritz or a Bloody Mar!

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I can never decide between sweet and savory, so we decided to order a few things and share! To satisfy my sweet tooth we got the s’mores crepes. If you love chocolate this dish is for you! Covered in chocolate sauce and crumbled up graham crackers topped with mini marshmallows. It was so good. We also got a brunch classic, eggs Benedict, you can really never go wrong with eggs Benedict. Of course we had to get the avocado toast and the pork hash, both delicious. My favorite was probably the avocado toast, it was topped with poached eggs and spicy mayo, I love anything spicy!!

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Ward 8 is located conveniently near the Haymarket T-stop. They have a great bar and plenty of seating if your planning on a group brunch. It has a really great vibe! Thank you so much to Ward 8 for hosting me, we had such a great time! As always all opinions are my own.

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