Stephanie Seay

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Gift Guides-Kids

For me, the magic of the Holiday Season is always the most fun when seeing it through a Childs eyes. Here are some gift ideas for the littlest ones they are sure to love and enjoy. I wanted to put together gift ideas that focused on creative...
Gifts for Her Delightful Gifts Under $100 Velvet Box and Playing Cards, $95 Samsung Galaxy Buds, $79.99 Seersucker Pajama Set, $94 Bold Pearl Trio Hoop Earring, $98 Gucci Flora Gardenia Perfume, $92 Chanel Book Set, $75 Kamila Ankle Strap Pump, $74.95 Strøm Earthware Vase, $100 Silver Rhinestone Bag,...
I love shopping online at intermix and they are having an amazing flash sale today. It is the perfect time to stock up on holiday pieces, go to basics, and warm weather must haves. Here are my favorite picks below:      
Thanksgiving is less than two week away, but there is still time to find the perfect look! I have put together a few options to cover every kind of Thanksgiving you might be having.  Click on the items in each photo for a link to shop. My Thanksgiving...
Last weekend I had a fun get together in the Texas Hill Country with some girlfriends. We were able to relax, enjoy the local wines, and eat some amazing food. This is such a great and easy getaway from Dallas or a quick drive for people flying...
As many of you know I am a skincare Junkie, and I have made taking care of my skin a priority since I was 12 thanks to the guidance of my mom. Focusing on quality skincare is part of what makes me so excited to try new and groundbreaking products....
Foodie Gifts     The Comfortable Kitchen by The Defined Dish, $17.99 Set of Etched Floral Tumblers, $36 Taste of Europe Cheese Crate, $99.95 Brass Barware Set, $198 Greenpan Cookware Set, $399.95 Modern Sprout Smart Growhouse, $239   Wellness Gifts   All Access Mesh Insert Set, $196 Apple Watch with Nike Sport...
We had an incredible trip over spring break. We spent a few days in Dubai, the Al-Wadi Desert, and ended it with a relaxing beach stay in Oman. Here is everything I packed for the trip. Dubai Style I love a crisp all white dress for travel, it is...
It's no secret I love all things pink, so Valentines Day is always a happy time of year for me. Whether I was single, married, or just celebrating "Galentines Day" I have always enjoyed dressing up for this holiday focused on love. Here are some cute outfit...
Valentines Day is the perfect occasion to spoil the one you love. It's one of my favorite holidays because it's the perfect excuse to use acts of service, and words of affirmation to show the people you care about that you love them (a little candy never...
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love that we get to celebrate with friends and family without all of the pressures that gift centered holidays bring. It's about being together and enjoying those special moments together. This year, we will have a full house, so...
Here are my final 2021 Holiday Gift Guides! They cover the rest of the people on your list, whether it's your favorite pet parent,  your difficult to pleas In-Laws, or your friend who is always on the go. I put together a few gift guides full of...
Do you have a fitness or beauty junkie on your list? Here are some ideas for them that they will love to add to their routine, whether they are beauty or wellness focused! Fitness Gifts 1. Alo Yoga Mat, $100 2. Theragun Mini, $199 3. Smart Muscle Simulator, $349 4. Foam Roller...
Sometimes the smallest gifts can be the most thoughtful and fun. I love giving a fun and unique hostess gift or finding the perfect stocking stuffer. Here are small gift options sure to make a big statement: Hostess Gifts 1.Roe Caviar Gift Set, $398 2. Greek Key Catchall, $9.99 3. Agate...
The holidays are fast approaching so I put my gift guides together early to help you get ahead of the Christmas rush. I have put together my gift ideas for the men in your life, and have found a great selection of gifts sure to please, no...
We have all heard that there is an impending toy shortage, so I thought I would get my gift guides out a little early. My favorite gifts to give are to the children in my life, so I wanted to make sure to highlight my picks for...
I had a bucket list moment a few weeks ago when I got to meet with Raul Yeh of Jalisco Norte. Anyone who has followed me for awhile knows I have been wanting to learn to make a killer cocktail, and there is no better teacher than Raul....
To kick off our 10 year anniversary trip we stopped in Kenya. We had heard incredible things about Ol Donyo Lodge, and we were so excited to finally visit. It not only met, but exceeded our expectations. The hospitality and warmth from Graham and Savannah made us...
  When we decided to take a trip to celebrate our 10 year anniversary we wanted to go somewhere that felt special. It's hard to describe exactly what that meant to us, but we knew it as soon as we found it- Fregate Island. Fregate is a private...

Lanai

Like many Americans, for the second year in a row, our Spring Break plans were affected by COVID-19. In 2020, our trip to India was cut short as we headed home while borders closed and the world shut down. This year, we were ready to get back...
Spoil Her With Forals Eau de Parfum Rollerball, $30 Knot Headband, $29.50 Floral Sneakers, $85 Florist Pajamas, $195 Qi Floral Tasting Collection, $36.00 Enamel Earrings, $260 Sheer Lipstick, $42 Top Handle Garden Bag, $450 Splurge-Worthy Gifts Meadow Headband, $495 Daisy Perfume, $80 Ken Scott Print Horsebit Shoulder Bag, $2,980 Silk-Satin Pajama Set, $1,695 Medusa Tea-pot, $925 Opal and Diamond Earrings, $3,850 Pointed Toe...
I have to admit I am a fan of Valentines Day. I know that it is a manufactured holiday full of kitschy and cheesy cards and gifts, but I love any excuse to celebrate love. Here are some non-cheesy and fun gift idea for everyone on your...
After taking the time to figure out who you needed help shopping for, and scouring for the best gifts, I have put together my 2020 gift guides. There is something for everyone and at every price point. Gifts For Her Whether it's your wife, sister or mom there is...

Honey Apple Cake

Recently, my eldest sons school asked for recipe submissions for a cookbook they are putting together.. I asked him if he wanted me to submit one, and without hesitation he asked for the honey apple cake. This recipe started as a desert for a Rosh Hashanah Dinner...
After returning from our last international trip to India, while the borders were closing and the pandemic was spreading rapidly in the United States, we spent 5 months safe at home. But, to be honest, we felt a little stir crazy. Once people started to fly again...
Like the rest of the country, I have become obsessed with Farm Rio lately. It is such a fun brand with some of the best prints and designs available right now. Not only are their designs adorable, they are affordable, and there is a style and print for...
Blue and white is a classic and timeless color combination, and it's the perfect one for the beach! This swimsuit is from last season, but I found some fun blue and white swimsuits and cover ups available now. Click on the items below to shop:  
Fathers day is just around the corner, and this is the holiday I always struggle shopping for. It can be hard to come up with the perfect gift for the men in our lives, but I have found some fun gifts that are all available on amazon....
Confession: I have lived in loungewear long before quarantine. I love getting dressed and going out, but when I get home I switch to "comfy clothes" as my boys call them. Because I have been spending so much time in my loungewear lately I was inspired to...
While preparing a quarantine birthday cake I came across a delicious chocolate cake recipe (by add a pinch). I had to play with it a little to make it fit with my food allergies and taste preferences, but I am so proud of the results. The cake...
Mother's Day is coming up, and here are my picks to make sure she feels special during this crazy time. There is something for everyone, and we made sure to cover gifts related to all of the fun hobbies people have been developing and perfecting during quarantine....
Animal print was huge this fall, and it isn't going anywhere! I am not sure if Tiger King mania is partially to blame, or if it's the fact that animal print can often work as a great neutral or base for an outfit. Here are some of...
  As many of you know, my fitness journey began about 18 months ago when I joined VIVE. I had always enjoyed working out and trying to stay in shape, but until I walked into their gym, I hadn't found anything I could really commit to. I instantly...
I have long hair and prefer to get regular blowouts. When traveling to places off the beaten, that can sometimes be difficult to come by. Before our trip to India I knew that our time in the Tiger Camps would be difficult on my hair so I...
Bandier is having a site wide sale, and while I love supporting local companies, this female founded, NYC based brand is one of my favorites. I also love the Bandier Babes who live and work in Dallas, so I wanted to put together a few of my...
I have found that if I look good when I workout it helps keep me motivated. I like my body best when its moving and when I'm pushing myself to be better. What is more fun to wear to the gym (or anytime?) than a cute animal...
It is a crazy time in all of our lives, and as we all hunker down to protect ourselves and others in our community I wanted to put together some cute and comfortable clothes to inspire you to get up and get dressed while you spend more...
I have always been a big believer in the number 5. Not only was I born on April 5th, but my parents, my sister, and both of my boys have a 5 in their birth dates. So when I realized I was only one country short of...
I really appreciate all of the interest and support I had when I shared my morning skincare routine a few months ago, so I wanted to share my evening Routine as well. This post will be a little lengthier because I have more products I work with at...
I think that a good pink suit is a fun wardrobe staple. I have a few and love wearing them for lunches, meetings, or a fun night out. You can dress a suit up or down, and mix and match the pieces into different outfits. This suit took...
We all love our pets, so why not show them some love this Valentines Day? If you are looking for something special for your furry Valentine, here are my picks: Bark Box, $29 Crinkle Fish Cat Toy, $1.99 Haute House Dog Bed, $1,399 Mailbox with Love Letters...
Who doesn't love a little Valentines Day Treat? Something sweet always makes a great Valentines Day Gift. Here are my picks: Beauty Essentials 6 Piece Chocolate Box, $32 The Perfect Man, $9 Blooming Lollipops, $20 Pink Hamper Chocolate Assortment, $150 Chocolate and Marshmallow Box, $15.96 Strawberry Hot...
My husband is not very into Valentines Day, but I always think it's nice to show him a little appreciation with a thoughtful gift. I put together some things he would love, and I'm sure the man in your life would appreciate too. Here are my picks: ...
While my husband and I usually don't go big on the Valentines Day celebrations, I think it's always nice to get a little something to feel special and appreciated. Here are my ideas for special gifts for her, and gift ideas for mom (because she deserves something...
I have started using Valentines Day as an excuse to celebrate the ones I love, especially the little ones. While this holiday began as a way to focus on romantic relationships I believe it has come to mean so much more. Having kids has given a new...
I have to be honest and say that I left a little bit of my heart in Zermatt. Very rarely does a place exceed your expectations, but Switzerland did for me. I had always heard wonderful things about the scenery, people, and the food and I was...
For as long as I can remember my family has worn matching Christmas Pajamas. It is one of my favorite traditions and something I look forward to every year. I am a true pajama girl...I love wearing them, and own way too many pairs, but it is...
I love a good jumpsuit no matter what the occasion is, but there is something special about a red jumpsuit during the holidays. Women in red get noticed, and they stand out. A jumpsuit is a style that pops, and adds a little flair to any holiday...
Sometimes your In-laws can be the hardest people to shop for. Here are some gifts that are sure to please even the most difficult to shop for mother and father in law. We included splurge worthy luxe gifts, something sentimental, and everything in between: A Beautiful Cutlery...
I often get asked what my travel must haves are, or what a great gift would be for a jet setting friend or family member. Here are some of my favorite things to take with me when I am on the go, and a few on my...