Mango and Shrimp Ceviche Tostadas


I love a good Mexican inspired dish and these Mango and Shrimp Ceviche Tostadas deliver on every level. The ceviche is sweet and savory while packing a pretty good punch and when piled high on a crispy tortilla, it’s truly a mouth watering dish.  Traditional shrimp ceviche with the volume turned up and ready just in time for Cinco de Mayo!   [Read more…]

White on White


In the spring and summer months there is nothing more chic than dressing in head to toe white. I proudly wear my white denim year round, especially now that I live in Hawaii, but in the warmer months I tend to reach for it more and more.  [Read more…]

A Festive Cinco de Mayo Fiesta + Menu!!


It’s no secret that I have a weakness for fiestas and Cinco de Mayo just happens to be my favorite! What better excuse to indulge in tacos, margaritas and of course lots and lots of chips & salsa? There are so many things that I love about this holiday thanks to my deep rooted love for Mexico (and just about all things related ie- food, textiles, décor, language, etc.) and the fact that it’s also my birthday!! Having Cinco de Mayo as a birthday always guarantees at least one thing…a really good fiesta! Today I’m brining you a complete Cinco de Mayo entertaining guide, complete with a festive and seriously delish menu and a colorful fiesta tablescape! [Read more…]

Linen Culottes


Culottes, culottes, culottes…I just can’t get enough!! Paired with a classic white blouse and bright tassel necklace for a chic and seriously comfortable look. I recently snagged these Free People Culottes from PB&J Boutique and I don’t ever want to take them off! [Read more…]

Aloha Friday

SAMSUNG CSC–  Adding this rustic blanket ladder to the guest room, I love how it adds character to an otherwise empty corner-

IMG_2671 – Stumbling upon this amazing hula performance while doing a little shopping.  Both the music and dance were beautiful to watch-IMG_2589 – any beach lined with pink umbrellas is a beach I want to be at. I can never get enough of this picturesque view of Diamond Head –IMG_2667 – attending an event at Furla for the launch of their new My Play Furla campaign which allows you to customize your Metropolis bag. I can’t wait to show you which combos I picked out! Oahu friends, Furla is holding a special event tonight from 4pm-9pm at their Royal Hawaiian Center store, stop by for drinks and 25% off your purchase!-IMG_2617-brightening up the dining room with a few of my favorite ginger jars and crisp white blooms –

I can’t believe we’re over half way through this month! I think it’s safe to say that time is flying and May will be here before we know it! I’ll be making a conscious effort to slow down this weekend and savor each moment. We’re kicking off our weekend with a date night at our favorite restaurant, Town. Marc and I are long overdue for a date night so we’re both really looking forward to it and following it up with a productive yet relaxing weekend!
Have a fabulous Friday!! XO!!

Quinoa Recipes


Quinoa. Definitely one of my favorite grains for both it’s versatility and it’s deliciously nutty flavor. I reach for it a few times a week to add a quick source of protein to a meatless meal or serve is as a base for meals like curry and stir fry. It’s a staple in my pantry and quick to make (I use a rice cooker and it turns out perfect every time!). Here are a handful of my favorite quinoa recipes…img_5325 Slide1

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Pesto Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers // Quinoa Veggie Spring Rolls with Ginger Carrot Dipping Sauce

Curry Spiced Mixed Nuts

Quinoa Burgers with Whipped Goat Cheese and Marinated Tomato // Baked Apples Stuffed with Quinoa 

Effortless Street Style


Styling the perfect street styled look can sometimes be tricky. You want the look to exude that chic, effortless feel in a way that looks natural.  I think the key to styling a street style outfit is keeping with the ‘less is more’ mentality. An informal mixture of high and low and the added bohemian touch of something slightly unexpected. Never over styled but always effortless. [Read more…]

3 Recipes for Rotisserie Chicken

chickenBefore heading into the busy work week where the thought of cooking a creative/ gourmet dinner is about the last thing on my mind, I like to stock up on a few staples from the grocery store to get us through the week. Rotisserie chicken is always one of those staples and for good reason; they’re the perfect size for our family of two and are relatively inexpensive.  The only down side is that the actual chicken is usually pretty plain and lacking in any sort of flavor making for somewhat of a boring meal. Because of that, I almost always use the chicken as a starting point for creating a simple but satisfying meal. The options of how to use a rotisserie chicken are endless… having one on hand at the start of the week makes quick weeknight dinners and healthy lunches possible during a full week. This week, The Busy Girl’s Guide is all about rotisserie chicken and I’m here to give you three delicious ways to turn a grocery store chicken into a gourmet meal …

Chicken & Goat Cheese Enchilada Verde with Green Chilis and White Beans
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