Loving Lately: August 2017

Happy August, friends! It's so crazy to think that in just a few blinks of an eye, we're getting closer and closer to fall weather. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining at all - I've been over this too-hot, rainy and humid Florida weather for about two months now.....so, since summer officially started.

I've decided to create a new series to showcase some of the things I've been loving lately, basically an Instagram round-up of favorites that didn't make it to the blog - until now!

Start Today - TPA Snapback

This black TPA snapback from Start Today pretty much gives me every reason to slum it on the weekends sans make-up and still pull it off like I've got my life together.

Handcrafted Gems Raw Dioptase Ring

I recently discovered Olivia's shop, Handcrafted Gems, while scrolling through Instagram one day, and became smitten with her handmade raw stone jewelry. The moment I laid eyes on this beautiful raw dioptase rose gold ring on her shop, I knew I had to treat myself. The meaning of dioptase really hits home for me: it provides a emotionally-healing energy and releases negative emotions and stress.

Kelp Sushi's Spicy Tuna Bowl

First, I discovered Kelp Sushi after realizing my first string sushi spot was closed for the Fourth of July holiday. Then, I discovered the option for delivery sushi. Then, I discovered the Spicy Tuna Bowl. Oh, is it yummy goodness. A hearty bowl is filled with your choice of white/brown rice or spring mix, then topped with spicy tuna, spicy pickled cucumber and lotus root, seaweed, shredded carrots and daikon, and avocado.

Petit Piquant's Kouign-Amann

Okay, so I did write about this on the blog. But, I'm still obsessed with Petit Piquant's kouign-amann pastry. The buttery, flaky layers and dense, chewy texture just keep calling me back - not to mention the delicious, savory flavors: chorizo and goat cheese, short rib and lox.....yum, yum, YUM!

Homemade Zuppa Toscana

Without fail, whether it's because of a rainy day, icky tummy or general craving, I keep coming back to this Zuppa Toscana recipe - it's so simple to prepare, and I even think it's better than Olive Garden's!

What's been striking your fancy lately? I love making new discoveries - leave me a recommendation in the comments below!