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Because these new discoveries have been adding delightful, small joys to my everyday, I found it absolutely necessary to share my LOVEs with you!

Hope my favorites become yours!
XOXO! Roxy
p.s. The below are not linked to affiliate marketing in anyway. In other words, I will not make $$$, just sharing in good ol' fashioned blogging style because you need to know!


1. Holst + Lee I have loved the colorful creations of this Brooklyn designer since 2011, but it's just until this year when I saw her pieces in person that I decided to pull the trigger on one of her signature bracelets. I've started a collection and honestly do not go a day without adding one of the above to my stack! Some are currently on sale!

2. Arctic Zero Ice Cream We currently have Cake Batter, Coconut, Brownie Blast, and Salted Caramel in our fridge. It is that good. I may be the last one on the planet to discover this ice cream but just in case...Arctic Zero is the self proclaimed pioneer of Fit Frozen Desserts without all the fat and calories. It has a low glycemic and is lactose and GMO free. You can eat the whole pint of some of my favorites for all of 150 calories. 150! As one of my friends said, "What is this sorcery and where can I get it?!" Try your local Whole Foods! I, and baby Owens, cannot get enough :) It's so worth it!
 
 

3. Schumacher Ice Blue Drapes I scrolled by this beauty over the weekend and cannot stop thinking of these gorgeous drapes in a delicious Schumacher fabric. It comes in a rainbow of colors and would make the most chic statement in any room! If you're interested, email us as we can source Schumacher through Society Social! (image credit)
 

4. Alta Brass Swing Arm Wall Sconce Alan and I installed these to #GramercyCourt over the weekend and I'm in love! They are affordable, plug-ins (skip the electrician!), feature dimmers, are available with various shade styles, and best of all-- super chic. I'll definitely be using these for more projects! p.s.1, LampsPlus is one of my favorite sources for retail friendly lighting! p.s.2 The void to the left of the sofa will be filled with THIS BEAUTY from my new collection by the weekend!


5. Hello It's Jeanna What would this round-up be without a little fun?! I discovered DJ Jeanna at my gym which is the cutest ever! 305 Fitness features a live DJ in every class (oh NYC, I love you!) and as I was getting my eagle on at my usual Sunday 9am spot, I noticed how much I loved Jeanna's mixes. Head to her website for the most amazing mixes which have been on repeat at Spring Street all week. So far "Booty Booty Booty" and "1986" are my favorites. Artists include major throwbacks including but not limited to: Berlin, Prince, Janet, Madonna, Elton, Whitney, Mya, Aaliyah, Outkast, Usher, and NSYNC.

Have you ever been to a party where the only thing to drink was wine or tap water? Don't get me wrong, I am a total wine-o and would 100% survive, but when you have guests who can't (what's up to all my preggers babes out there!) or who prefer not to indulge it's important to serve beverages that make them feel included and just as much of the party as your boozy guests! It's your duty as the ultimate hostess, after all! 

With that said, my goal was to create 4 cocktails that are just as pretty and delicious with or without the booze! These fruity and herbal creations are gorgeous, quick to mix up, perfect for summer entertaining, and relatively healthy ;) especially if you make them as mocktails using a new favorite zero calorie mixer, Be Mixed! These are literally sure to please every one of your guests one way or another! 1. Berry Spiced Margarita

Add some heat to a berry classic! Muddle some of your favorite berries, shake up the margarita mix with ice and soda water, and add a jalapeño slice ( or more if you really like it hot ;)

 Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. Be-Mixed Margarita
  • Handful of mixed berries- blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • 1 slice of jalepeño
  • 2 oz. soda water 
  • 1.5 oz tequila (optional)

2. Cucumber Mint Faux-jito

Stay cool with the mojito's sober-yet-bubbly cousin. To prepare, squeeze lime juice onto some fresh mint and cucumber. Muddle. Add ice. Combine the mixer with soda water and pour over ice. Decorate with cucumber slices and more lime for a fresh touch! 

 Ingredients: 

  • 4 oz. Be Mixed Cucumber Mint
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Cucumber slices
  • Soda Water
  • 1.5oz rum (optional)

     

    3. Basil Watermelon Mocktail

    Smash watermelon, basil, and lemon in a shaker. Add mixer and ice. Shake, strain, and serve.

    Ingredients:

    • 4 oz. Be Mixed Cucumber Mint
    • Watermelon cubes
    • Basil Leaves
    • Lemon wedge
    • 1.5oz tequila or vodka

        4. Strawberry Cucumber and Lime Cooler

        Blend cucumbers, strawberries, mixer, lime juice and water until there are no visible chunks of fruits. Strain the contents, pressing the fruit to get the most of the flavors. Sweeten with agave and add ice!

         Ingredients:

        • 2 cucumbers, peeled and roughly chopped
        • 12 oz.  strawberries,
        • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
        • 4 cups (32 ounces) cold water
        • 1/4 cup agave

        Cheers friends! 

          Y'all! Alan and I are having a baby! After 14 years together and almost 10 years of marriage, we are so so happy to be able to say that :) 

          Over the years, I've had a gazillion people ask me- when? When?! WHEN?!?! Some even touching my belly (what?!), many repetitively, and I would always try to politely answer, "We'll see! Maybe in a few years!" But to be completely honest our family furniture factories have seen better days. The recession hit our local NC community really hard, it was the heart of furniture manufacturing for decades, after all. Although I hardly knew a thing about the furniture business, and even if there wasn't someone clearly at the helm, I couldn't let that happen. I had to try and I knew if I didn't focus 100% there was a chance we would lose it all- a bevy of jobs and 30 years of my parents' dreams and hard work. 
           
          Lord knows the past 6 years have not been easy (shoo y'all have no idea!), but through my own little biz Society Social, which I launched in the midst of this all, we've been able to keep two factories afloat. It has meant so much to me to be able to help provide for my family and for the families that have worked with us for years!

          I fully realize life is a series of up's and down's, but with business doing much better than before (phew, 2016 was a doozy!), I'm just so grateful and it is beyond wonderful to be able to finally take some time for my little family with Alan Dale! Even if it wasn't 100% planned out and officially on my Google calendar ;)

          In the recent pic above we're almost half way there!
          Yep! Totally 
          pregs here (clueless!),
           here (took a test about 30 mins before this because I was so sick!),
          and here (petite bebe's been workin 2 jobs already!)

          Stay tuned for December 2017, sweet friends!

          With so much Love,
          Alan, Roxy, Oscar, and Baby O <3

          p.s. In between filming weeks for HGTV, San San Te took the time to do the most fun gender reveal for Alan and I! And mom and dad were straight up hilarious when we told them the news! I'll be writing about that soon if you would like to know! 

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