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5 SUMMER MUST HAVE READS

Whether you’re traveling around the world and need a book to keep your jet-lag at bay or you’re beach bound and ready to snuggle up on the sand, these summer must reads will keep you entertained all summer long! *This article was originally posted on Madison McKinley Designs, In The Saddle. Written by: Emily Landers 1. CRAZY RICH ASIANS Chances are likely if you click through Instagram long enough this book will show up on one of your friends stories. A popular read for anyone looking for a storyline that keeps you hooked even after you put your bookmark in place. When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible …

Wind River Ranch 2018

A week before my parents and brother, Travis, were headed to Wind River Ranch for our family’s 21st year I decided to join them and I am so glad I did! I wasn’t planning on going this summer because Luke and I have both been really busy with work but Luke was so sweet and really encouraged me to go. Luke loves Wind River as much as I do! My flight to Denver from Los Angeles was cancelled while I was staying at the gate so my sister in law (who was headed home after a fun weekend with us) and I made the quick decision for me to jump on a flight to Vegas and catch another Denver flight there. The Denver airport had been shut down due to weather and I arrived at midnight…yikes! Not my favorite travel day but I’m proud to say I stayed calm, cool and collected with the change of plans. If you have known our family for very long you have probably already heard about Wind River Ranch. …

Summer Skincare Tips

Summer is for long days outside. Whether it’s on the beach, playing tennis, at the lake or in the pool, more likely than not, your skin is more exposed during this season than any other, making the summer season the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine- or create one! *This article was originally posted on Madison McKinley Designs, In The Saddle. Written by: Emily Landers Here are our favorite summer tips to help you create a perfect facial routine that can last all year round. PASS THE SUNSCREEN Mom usually knows best and when it comes to summer skincare tips, we’re resorting back to our younger years when lathering sunscreen on was a prerequisite for a beach day. Consider this an encouragement to lather up this summer, as there’s no greater reversal for skin damage than covering up BEFORE it happens. Try out Coola Sunscreen, they use as many natural and organic ingredients as possible to bring you the purest, most eco-conscious products.   Don’t forget your lips! This Coola lip balm will keep …

Georgia’s Wedding Weekend at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

This summer Luke and I attended the most amazing wedding of one of my best friends in Vail, Colorado at The Ritz Bachelor Gulch. It was truly one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to with the most joyful, calm and sweetest bride. From our first breakfast (with THE bride) to the reception under the stars, Luke and I felt so honored to be apart of such a beautiful weekend. Luke and I flew LAX to Denver and the Denver to Eagle Airport. From Eagle we took a shuttle about 25/30 minutes to the insanely pretty Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch. We planned to arrive late on Friday night but ended up getting in around 1:30am due to mechanical issues with our plane from Denver to Eagle, so we missed the dramatic drive up to The Ritz but woke up filled with excitement to explore the stunning property and see our friends. Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly (and very awake) staff who welcomed us and proceeded to give us a short …

Finding Professional Inspiration from Other Working Women

I have a whole page on my website dedicated to women I admire, which you can see here BUT this list is constantly growing so today I decided to add a few to my list. Throughout my career and in each season of my life I have found new role models and women that inspire me. I’ve noticed that where I am living at the moment also contributes to who I am looking up to and who I enjoy learning from. When I lived in New York I found my list of role models to be an ever revolving door. Now, living in Los Angeles, that is still the case and many of the women who’s careers I follow are the same but I’ve found even more that inspire my career and help me dream bigger. Being married and now sharing in the west coast lifestyle I’ve found many of the working women I am learning from currently are well-rounded, outdoorsy and creative. Allow me to introduce them! Amanda Brooks: @AmandaCBrooks Amanda Brooks, former Fashion Director at Barney’s, is one of …

Our SoCal Style

Luke and I have been married for two months…today! I can’t begin to express how FUN these first two months of marriage have been and how thankful I am to have Luke as my husband. I’m so sorry to everyone else who didn’t get to marry him! 😉 As you might have gathered from other posts, only a few days after returning from our honeymoon we packed all of my belongings and moved to our new home in Calabasas. Luke is studying at Pepperdine Law in Malibu. If you’re not familiar with the area, Calabasas is about a 15 minute drive outside of Malibu. I love our home. It’s close to the beach, a dog park, and has beautiful hiking trails in walking distance of our front door. Luke picked out our apartment without me ever seeing it and did a great job. Once we arrived in Calabasas I was eager to unpack our wedding gifts and set up house! Here are a few of my favorite decorative and sentimental pieces we’re enjoying in our first …

Christmas Wish List

Every year my Mom asks me for a Christmas list and in recent years I have been unmotivated to make one. As I’ve grown older and can now support myself, I just don’t find that I am very into getting gifts. I have anything I need and find much more joy in experiences trips, museums, sporting events, concerts, things that aren’t felt but remembered. This year though, really just to help out my Mom as she places presents under the tree for Whitney and Travis, I have decided to make a list. 🙂 WIth the help of some amazing artisans and companies I have found a list of gifts that give back, the very best kind! A Cozy Blanket– Sackcloth & Ashes What kind of company are you? We are a company that sells high-quality blankets in the United States. With every blanket you purchase, we will give a blanket to your local homeless shelter.  I love Sackcloth & Ashes, not just because of their amazing product but because of the idea behind the name. “In …