It's Lilac Time!

 

Having grown up outside of Boston and being a true New Englander at heart, Spring is not Spring without the budding of lilacs. California gets them in bloom a little earlier than back East and when I spotted them at the Farmer's Market last week, excitement is an understatement. These happen to be particularly fragrant and fill the room with their unqiue scent. Take a look at my tricks below to ensure your lilacs last the longest!

Step 1: Lilacs have woody stems, by hammering the ends until they split, it allows blooms to drink up enough water to keep from wilting. 

Step 2: Remove excess leaves or already wilted buds.

Step 3: Place in warm water and enjoy!

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Postcards from Paradise

 
 
 
 

I got to escape for a quick trip to Paradise, so here is a little photo montage of a few snaps I took. On a fashion note, I am obsessed with the L*Space bikini in Periwinkle, so pretty with a tan, as well as my new One Teaspoon Shorts.

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