Recipe: Blue Apron’s Turkey Kibbeh with Cucumber Salad.

If you are a regular reader in these parts, then you know two things: One: At 33 years old, I consider myself a beginner at cooking and two, I am doing everything in my power to change that! I’ve spent years being “too busy” to cook, racing from work to drinks to events to this thing and the next, and just hadn’t made cooking at home much of a priority. It’s definitely a New York thing, especially as groceries here are oftentimes more expensive than takeout!

Roundups

Memorial Day Sales.

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Beauty

Rahua Amazon Beauty.

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Style

Saylor Dress.

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Travel

Hilton Head Travel Diary.

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Stripe Finds // Little discoveries you'll love

Beauty

In another life, I was a beauty editor. My friends constantly ask me what they need to try, and these long wear shadow sticks are it. I’m not even usually an eyeshadow person but they are so pretty. I got my makeup done with “dusty mauve” but I really love ‘”sand dune,” too.

the comfiest

If you’re in the market for a great pair of summer sandals, these should be them. Everything about them is perfect. The chunky block heel + lower height makes them practical + comfy, the hardware makes them feel a little bit special, and the pink sand color is universally flattering.

bling, bling

This luxe necklace is one of my all time fave BaubleBar pieces, and I love that it’s available in a few different variations, now. The clear/gold is an old standby, but the black/hematite is s little sultry, and the new iridescent rendition is really pretty as well.

bag crush

I mean, I can’t say with a straight face that I need another elephant purse (I already have one – refer to this post), but wow… this wicker elephant purse from Kate Spade might just be the best thing I’ve ever seen. It’s so cute and fun. I want it. Real bad.