Redefining Relaxation Through a Staycation at Farmer’s Daughter Hotel

A tradition I have started in the last year was one of having a staycation as often as I can. It was something that started with wanting to be near work one week when I had a lot going on. A light bulb went off, “why don’t I have a staycation every so often?” The tradition of staycations were born right then and there for me.

So the time came again this past February for me to have another staycation and exploring adventure in my amazing city. Where this next staycation was going to be was not hard, Farmer’s Daughter Hotel and the surrounding area that I had been wanting to stay in for awhile. It’s a hotel I passed a bunch of times and an area I have been to before and have just fallen in love with it all. An added bonus too is one of my favorite outdoor shopping spots, The Grove, is a quick walk from the hotel along with Coffee Commissary within 5 minutes or so, which I was so excited to finally try).

The reservation was made and my staycation was here, yay ! Luckily the bad weather subsided long enough for me to have an amazing staycation. I checked in to Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, which has one of the cutest lobbies and my room wasn’t ready, but it was perfect because I had the perfect chance to walk on over to The Grove for a shopping adventure before dinner.

Where to start now at The Grove ? Topshop caught my eye immediately I was overwhelmed with excitement on all the great pieces, but the ones I ended up with was this amazing leather floral pleated skirt and fun, fuzzy socks for Valentine’s Day that I now where all the time. Now that I have added some amazing new pieces to my wardrobe, it is time for a refreshing beverage and a tasty snack. Whenever I am at the Grove my go to is Nordstrom Cafe. I ordered an iced tea (my obsession) with a smoked salmon platter (always my go to) and I was able to enjoy it all outside in the cute court yard surrounding the cafe.

My room was ready and it was a nice surprise because they upgraded me to the main building to makeup for me waiting, which highlighted their amazing customer service even more. Walking into the room, I got a warm, cozy feeling and I knew I was in a space of pure relaxation, which was needed with the amazing king bed and breakfast nook bench all with fantastic accents everywhere. I officially need a king bed in my life because I was spoiled by this one, absolutely loved.

Being able to plop down on the amazing bed with my magazaine and book before dinner at Tart (the restaturant connected directly to the hotel). Dinner was here my outfit was fun and fabulous and my book & notebook were in hand. With the essentials in tow, I walked over and got a gorgeous seat on their deck near the fireplace, simply fantastic (I highly recommend making a reservation like I did to guarantee a gorgeous spot, which is anywhere at this amazing place). I ordered jasmine green tea, brussel sprouts with a fried egg and fried pickles as an appetizer (a suggestion from Bread and Butter PR) and for the main course, one of the best cheeseburger (mmm, delicious).

Let me tell you this meal was stupendous ! I can’t forget the delicious, decadent dessert, which they delivered to my room after I got back up (they seriously spoiled me). I ordered italian sugar donuts with a delicious filling, one of the bests. Eating the dessert at my nook in my room was the perfect end to a perfect day and night.

It was morning and after being well rested and re-energized, I lounged and wrote in my room before heading out. I ended the trip with a stop at Coffee Commissary for breakfast, which is one of my new favorites.

To say I will be back is an understatement, I will be back in ten fold to each spot especially because I have to be sure to ride around on the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel adorable bikes 🙂 .

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~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. Where has your favorite staycation been? I will be sure to add it to my ever growing list.

Mother’s Day Gift and Activity Guide

“You are far more precious than jewels.” ~Proverbs 31:10

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it is time to celebrate all the mothers in our lives. It is always fun to go shopping and tailor the perfect activity for the mothers we love and adore.

Let’s kick it off on the perfect present to wrap, these are just a handful of my favorites and hope they inspiring you on what to get your Mom.

  1. Mummy Bear mug from Mug Shoppe

This mug is perfect for the coffee/tea lover mom in your life. It holds just the right amount caffeine to help get her day started or just have a relaxing day on the porch enjoying a cup of jo!

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  1. MLB Satchel by Dooney & Bourke

So I have a sports passion and when it ties into fashion, even better. I know I would love this for mom’s day, but it isn’t about me, it is about our moms. So this purse is fantastic for the mom who loves sports and looking great while attending the next game whether you are a Cubs fan like my family or have loyalty to another team and sport, Dooney & Bourke offers an array of teams, which makes it even better !

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  1. Bradshaw Rose Gold-Tone Smartwatch by Michael Kors

This watch is not only the perfect accessory for its style and on trend rose gold-tone, but smartwatches are all the rage these days. This is perfect for the mom in your life that loves accessories along with being active and always on the go. Who doesn’t love a shiny accessory to get you through the day ?

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  1. See Saw Metal Bookends by Wayfair

These bookends are for the mom that just loves delving into a great book. They are a gift that will keep her favorite reads on display whenever she is inspired to curl up and get taken away into a different world of wonder.

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  1. The Tailored Journal in Chambray with personal Monogram from Sugar Paper LA

Some moms just love to jot down lists, a fun short story or even a blog post, so what do we get the writer ? This amazing journal from LA based brand, Sugar Paper LA. You can get an added personal touch by putting your mom’s initials on the outside and it is bound to get her inspired and cry tears of excitement !

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Now onto the fun activities for Mom, here are a few of my favorites :

  1. Hot Air Balloon Ride (California Dreamin in Temecula,CA )

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  1. Coffee Tasting through Best Tours (DTLA)

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  1. Baseball Game of Mom’s Choice ( MLB.com has the up to date schedule for all 30 teams )

unnamed (2)Of course our first choice is always the Chicago Cubs !

I want to thank all the amazing mothers out there especially my amazing Mother who has been there with me through the good and bad ! Thank you Mom and all you mothers for everything !

~ Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

The Perfect Love Day Gifts

Love is in the air and that means it is time to shower our loved ones with gifts. What is great about these gifts is they are perfect for whenever the mood strikes to gift and express your love throughout the year. So here are few fun choices to pick from 🙂

Have fun with loved ones !

For Her:(Perfect gifts for your sister, mom, spouse, friends and any gal you love in your life)

1.Kate Spade Wrap Things Up Leather Bow Wrap Bracelet (can be personalized with her initials)

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2. Coach Small Wallet in Wild Hearts Print

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3. Modcloth Adorned and Energized Scarf

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For Him:(Perfect gifts for your dad, brother, spouse, friends and any guy you love in your life)

1. Michael Kors Bryant Large Leather Briefcase

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2. Wooden Sports Signs by The Tipsy Carpenter on Etsy

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3. MLB NEW Era Banner Patch Cap( of his favorite MLB team) from LIDS

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Hope these help inspire you to spread the love and pick up the perfect surprise 🙂

Remember, it is all about being with the ones you love and telling them how you feel while also continuously spreading the joy of love 🙂 Have fun with loved ones on Valentine’s Day or the day you choose to celebrate !

Pink is Everywhere !

October is one of my favorite months out of the year not just because fall is in full swing, but because it is the month dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Throughout the year we always here about raising awareness for breast cancer, which is great, but what I love about October is the awareness is amped up and the conversations about how we have all been affected by Breast Cancer are ever present. The events are every night, products galore and the conversation is always at the forefront. Every October I try and figure out ways to bring awareness and show my support.

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This year I have decided to write about and similar to years past I always pick up products where the proceeds give back to Breast Cancer Research and also show support with their stand out pink.

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Don’t be afraid to rock Pink, its the new black especially in October !

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Be sure to visit, Susan G Komen Foundation, for more information on how to give back!

P.S. A great activity that helps give back is the Avon The Walk to End Breast Cancer .


Hat: Forever 21 Sunglasses: Chanel Shirt: T & J Designs Skirt: IL Teatro Pasadena

Shoes: Target Purse: Michael Kors Rings: Vintage Jade Ring and Forever 21 Bow Ring 

Bracelets: Pura Vida Bracelets (all the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research; partnered with Pura Vida to promote, continue to buy these amazing bracelets for great causes)

 

A Day of Change for OCRFA

“The good you do today may be quickly forgotten, but the impact of what you do will never disappoint.”

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Bfloral Floral Crown, Boho White Blouse, Attire LA Geometric Pants, Sam Edelman Gladiator Sandals, Michael Kors Watch and Purse

A few things that make Saturday great: an event for a great cause, shopping and being with friends.

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I got to experience this all in one Saturday a few months ago at the OCRFA Shopping Saturday the Santa Monica Airplane hanger. This was truly a beautiful event supporting the OCRFA, which continues to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. To have the chance to be a part of this event was an honor and it felt like a community truly supporting one another from the QVC team broadcasting from the hanger to all the brands donating their sales to OCRFA to riding around with Chrysler to getting my hair done by Conair & Scunci to enjoying cotton candy and lipgloss from Mary Kay, this event was truly well planned and fantastic.

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A bonus to this event was being able to shop some of my favorite brands like Wildfox Couture, Show Me Your Mumu, Sole Society and many more while rocking one of my favorite accessories a breathtakingly beautiful floral crown compliments of Bfloral.

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Not only were all of these things fantastic, but simply knowing all of us attendees were doing that day was for a great cause was truly a magical feeling. This day and event started to change my perspective on life that I am meant to help other in everything that I do. So I am working on how I can do that each day and week.

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What do you all do to get involved and help others? Can’t wait to hear and possibly work on it together!

Thank You to Domain Integrated & OCRFA !

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What to Give the Woman that has Given Me Everything?

As I write this Mother’s Day is just a couple days away and it gets me thinking every year how lucky I am to have a mom like mine who supports, loves, pushes and allows me to shoot for the stars.

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When I was little she let me play in dirt, sing like I was the next pop star on my plastic microphone, change my clothes 10 times a day like I was a runway model to letting me pack up my blue suitcase when I was 5 thinking I was moving out. The point of all these stories is that my mom let me be me and continues to let me be me so I ask myself, “How do I choose what to get such an amazing mom the perfect Mother’s Day gift? How do I just pick one thing to get my best friend for this holiday?” So I realized if I am having thoughts about what to get my mom, you all probably are too and if you already know, teach me your ways 🙂

In realizing all of this ‘what to get mom,” I wanted to help not just myself, but you all as well, I decided to put togehter a Mother’s Day gift and activity guide for ideas on what to do and what to gift Mom on this special Mom’s Day! Here are some of favorites:

Kini Bands (don’t forget to use Kini4Moms to get 15% off your order for Mom) bound to add some pop to any outfit for Mom

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Perky Pony (don’t forget to use livelaughstyle to get 10% off your order for the perfect Mother’s Day gift) will give your Mom the perfect pony 🙂

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Leopard Print Note Set by Sugar Paper LA (Mom can brang to all her friends about the awesome gift you got her 🙂 )

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Kate Spade Purse ( who doesn’t love a purse ?)

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Take Mom to Brunch (mine always love a place with a great atmosphere, Pump in West Hollywood is a great one)

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Go on a Great Tour ( Castle Green Hotel or The Getty Museum)

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Mani / Pedis ( at Olive & June, a great boho chic vibe that Mom will love)

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What are you all doing for Mother’s Day for the moms in your life? How do you decide on what to gift Mom ?

Follow me on instagram, @livelaughstyle to find out what I decide 🙂

 

 

Fashion for a Cause in the New Year

It is 2016…can’t believe it ! To kick off the new year, my first post of 2016 is about brands that I not only love but brands that support amazing causes. The brands I will be featuring are Threads for Thought(design and produce ethical, sustainable fashion for the environment), Pura Vida Bracelets(Charity Collections and helps create jobs for those in Costa Rica) , who I have partnered up with these amazing bracelets that are featured, Buckfeet Shoes(support local artists), Flex Watches(the one featured is to support Love and Equality organizations) and last, but not least Toms (for every pair purchased another pair is given to those in need).

My love for fashion that supports different causes came about in college when I started researching about eco friendly marketing in business. A light bulb went off and ever since then I do my best to shop for brands that support a cause and also partner with brands for my blog as well whether its in support of female entrepreneurship to the environment. For me supporting causes means supporting others and supporting others is important to keep this world going. The world goes round when we are all each others cheerleaders 🙂

Here are some of my faves and I promise to keep posting about great new brands for causes that I find! What are some of all of your favorite brands that support great causes? Drop a comment on in! Looking forward to hearing from all of you 🙂

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Accessory Pal : Reconnecting through Accessories

Within the last year, I reconnected with my friend Liz from junior high. It has been fun catching up on what has been going on and becoming close friends again.

Within the catching up time, we realized we both have a love of accessories so in the process we decided to become accessory pen pals. So I just received these amazing earrings in the mail and awesome card to go with from Liz. I have worn my earrings each day since I have gotten them and have put the card out to see.
We are truly enjoying having fun picking out accessories for one another.
Can’t wait to pick out another set of accessories for her 🙂
Accessories bring friends together !

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