Back in Los Angeles + Highlights

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Well loves, my summer in New York City is officially over. I LOVED my time living in the West Village! In my opinion, it is the best neighborhood in NYC. I land back in Los Angeles today and I have the weekend until I start back at work on Monday. I’m going to enjoy two days of sun, sand, and surf in order to get my head in work mode.

Back in Los Angeles + Highlights

Flying away from New York, I think back to when I arrived in the bustling city. I also feel relieved that I get to go back in September! I feel at home on the East Coast (the whole coast, I’m not kidding!) but I also feel ready to get home and get back into my routines in Los Angeles. In New York, I was very much on summer mode and I traveled constantly. While the traveling isn’t about to stop for me anytime soon, the summer mode lifestyle is about to come to a screeching halt. My friends keep asking me, “Do you wish you were staying in New York?” I think, yes, I could live in New York for a year or two but if I was staying longer I’d want to go back to work there and start routines there.

New York is honestly the most exciting place to live in this country and I think anyone who has a sliver of an urge to live in New York should do it! Someone told me recently that there are two times in your life to live in New York: when you’re in your twenties and when you’ve made so much money that having a driver around the city isn’t even a question. So, for most of us, the only real option out of those two is to live in NYC in your twenties.

Let me tell you, even though I only had the opportunity to live there for a few months, I’m SO glad I did!

I got to experience a city unlike any other in this country – riding the subway, always trying a new restaurant, always having something cultural to do with museums, plays, live music etc – and it was incredible. I also got to spend amazing time with my East Coast friends and family I don’t see as often, which was truly a treat! Lastly, I’m especially grateful that I got to spend the summer with my sister before she moves to Vietnam! Overall, thank you for a great summer New York! Now, I’m ready for you Los Angeles!

Rhyme & Reason | Back in Los Angeles + Highlights


1. Twenty-two life changing smartphone apps that will save you oodles of time… some you know, other I bet you don’t! (

2. Inside the über chic world of Marysia Swimwear. (

3. Ten essential antioxidants for glowing skin. I love reminders like this article! (

4. How to be your own boss according to 6 top female founders. (

5. I’d like to add the book Who Do You Love to my summer reading list. The story about finding love throughout your life sounds so good! (

6. The 2015 international best-dressed list by Vanity Fair. (

7. Seven steps to organize your finances. (

8. Did you know August is National Peach Month? Here are some peach recipes to help you celebrate. (

Shopping & Sales:

1. This pink romper is 50% off & just what I need for the end of summer! (

2. Club Monaco is having their Summer Dress Event (online only) and offering tons of dress for $99 or less (we’re talking about dresses that regularly cost $300 so this is a big deal!). (

3. This tank is both ladylike and sexy. (

4. This leopard scarf will be so cute for fall! I love print mixing leopard with stripes too. P.S. it’s only $29! (

5. I’m loving this curated sale on One Kings Lane – it’s also chic and inspiring work space. (

6. This classic distressed pair of jeans is majorly on my wishlist right now. (

7. The perfect flannel to get you ready for fall. Oh and it’s only $19, hooray! (

8. Shopbop recently added new products to their sale that are perfect for the end of summer. I’m especially crushing on this bucket bag (over $100 off!). (

9. Gap is celebrating their birthday and offering 40% off + free shipping for today only with code BDAY! If you haven’t shopped at Gap in awhile I would honestly suggest you give it a look… I buy so many of my basics from Gap because the prices are unbeatable!

With love from R&R:

1. Did you see last week’s highlights? I loved the cocktail recipe and the personality test I included.

2. Yay for fall fashion! Fifteen things I’m coveting right now at Rebecca Taylor.

3. A look at the most gorgeous Hamptons house + perfumes to match the Hamptons lifestyle.

4. Summer stripes + a Panama hat = my summer wardrobe.

5. Have you entered my jewelry GIVEAWAY with Sea Elise Jewelry? Enter here!

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