Father’s Day Time: Gifts, Food and Activities

“A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.”

My dad is a constant provider and protecter, but also is always one to make me continusously laugh, which has made me the best life I would ever ask for. He also made me a Chicago sports fan, which makes it the cherry on top to my life. So with Father’s Day  just around the corner what do I get my dad who has done above and beyond for me? I came up with a handful of ideas that I hope helps inspire y’all when shopping for all the fathers in your life.

Gifts for Dad:

Apple Watch Nike+ or Linsay Executive Smart Watch from Target, which are both perfect for the tech savy Dad on the go.

Personalized Cuff Links from Etsy shop, Bottom of the 9th for the style savvy dad in your life.

Chicago Cubs 2016 Game Used Baseball Cufflinks

This Billy Kirk weekender duffle from JCREW is perfect for the traveling loving dad who loves to explore.

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Beer Making Kit from Northern Brewer paired with the Chillsner from Corkcicle to keep that homemade beer nice and cold for the dad who loves craft beer.

Amazon Fire Stick for the dad whose a television and movie loving kind of guy.

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An awesome book like these by David Ortiz’s “Papi My Story” or David Ross’ “Teammate”, both which can be found at Barnes & Noble for the dad who is your avid book worm.

For the dad who loves to get pampered, pick up a gift certificate at Hammer & Nails, which has locations in CA, FL and TX.

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Activities: 

Dinner at RPM Italian in Chicago, IL

Tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

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BBQ and Backyard Games at home ( backyard games can be found at Target and Walmart )

Fishing ( for all your fishing needs head on over to Bass Pro Shops)Fishing at sunset on the Donegal coast (© John Rafferty Photography)

Beer Tasting in a town near you (Check out Trip Advisor for places from LA to SF to Chicago to Portland to NYC and even Montana )beer tasting

A day alone in the man cave

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Golf’s US Open

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Wishing all you dads out there an amazing Father’s Day !

~Kerry of KLM Fashion Style

P.S. What are y’all doing this Father’s Day to celebrate the dads in your life? I of course am celebrating by seeing a baseball game with my whole fam 🙂

A Getaway to Ventura with my Dad : A Restart to a Long Family Tradition

 

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Recently I took a vacation to Ventura with my awesome dad to recharge our batteries with a relaxing few days. We drove up the coast, rocked out to music and ate and dranks some great snacks (Boom Chicka Pop and Tejava Iced Tea). Our first stop was up to Ojai (not to far north of Ventura) for a delicious lunch and conversation. Of course I had to stop my dad to take some pictures, thanks again! We then enjoyed the surroundings of beautiful Ojai by exploring on foot.

It was an amazing, peaceful start to our bonding and relaxing trip. Now it was time to check into our beautiful hotel, Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach . It is officially one of my favorite hotels. Here are the reasons why: right near the beach, great views, amazing room, relaxing pool that looks at the ocean and a great staff.

We were settled in relaxing, snacking, coloring and catching up on sports (something my dad and I will always love sharing together).

Before dinner it was time for a relaxing moment by the pool and bust out my swimwear from Target to go along with my coverup by Helmut Lang compliments of Attire LA (they were kind enought to lend me pieces for my amazing trip). A must have was my 2 Penny Blue bag along with the current Glamour magazine and of course my dad brought baseball magazines to prepare for the upcoming baseball season. It was so fantastic to relax in the sun and dip my toes in the water while looking at the ocean.

It was now happy hour and dinner time at the fabulous Embassy Suites in Oxnard and Lure Fish House in downtown Ventura. Now when I tell you this is a must, it truly is a must. Amazing meal for us both, delicious. A walk after dinner was the perfect end to a perfect first day of vacation.

After breakfast in downtown Ventura, it was activity time so we decided on the Outlets in Camarillo because they have an awesome movie theatre. Of course we stopped in a few shops and found some fun stuff. The movie was starting, which was Logan ( Hugh Jackman’s last one) and let me tell you it was simply fantastic and riveting. My dad and I both loved it.

Movies were great and it was happy hour time now. My dad and mom have explored some great wineries so we stopped at one of them, 4 Brix Winery, which is officially always on my list when I am in the area. Wine was spectacular, cheese plate was savory & sweet , convo was fun and loved their amazing event space with the beautiful wine barrels. You will want to put this winery on your list.

What came next on this Ventura adventure? Trying a new spot that my friend suggested, Cork (only had been open four months and know it will be there for a long time). My dad and I loved everything about it from the fantastic wine to the service and atmosphere. The food also looked and smelled amazing and can’t wait to try it next time 🙂

It was going from a beautiful day to a majestic night. With a day filled of beauty and fun, another favorite of mine, a nap, was for sure needed. Dinner duds were now on and we were ready for an amazing steak dinner at Cafe Zack. Also, if you are a non-meat eater, they offer so many other amazing dishes for you to enjoy 🙂 We ended dinner with a decadent chocolate dessert, outstanding ! It was another end to an amazing day.

The third and final day to a great vacation was spent having a great breakfast at the hotel and enjoying the beautiful view one last time. Ventura was an amazing vacation with my dad and the getaway we needed, definitely will be back to explore even more again soon.

What are some of your favorite vacation spots ? Can’t wait to hear and add to my must list and be sure to tag me on Instagram (@livelaughstyle) when you do !

(For outfit details, be sure to click on the photos 🙂 )

Lights, Camera, Oscars !

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It is Oscar season, which means fashion, movies, popcorn and stars ! I look forward to it every year. I love seeing what my favorite stars are going to wear, say and who will win. I think my love for the Oscars started when my family and I would print the Oscar ballots out every year(totally did this year again) and when we all try and see the nominated stars and films ( I have been slacking on this one lately).

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Skinny Pop Popcorn, Tejava Iced Tea, Old Navy Jeans, Red Converse

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The Oscars means family fun, bonding and eating yummy treats while watching the Oscar extravaganza. I love seeing so much great talent in one room rocking some of my favorite designers/inspiration.

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Yes, fashion is always at the top of my list for why I watch the red carpet shows, but like I said the big part of why I love Oscar season is the family memories I have and will continue to have when watching with those I love.

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I leave you with who I am most excited to see watch rock my favorite designers: Jennifer Lawrence, Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo Dicaprio and Joe Manganiello (hope he will be there 🙂 ) and for who I am most excited to win: Leonardo Dicaprio ( this is his year ) and Kate Winselt( just love her) .

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Oscar Gold Glitter Heels, Gold Crocheted Clutch, Forever 21 Chandlier Gem Earrings, Forever 21 rings, Coco Rose Boutique Geometric Ring

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Can’t forget Oscar inspired fashion for the special day weather it is watching at home or rocking it at the show!

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Davids Bridal Gown

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Whose fashion choice are you most excited to see ? Who are you most excited to win ? Good Luck to Everyone !

P.S. Here are the fun beauty products I used to do up my makeup and hair to the skin care products to help take it all off at the end of the night 🙂

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Unite Texture Spray, Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray, Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Set, Elf Foundation, Maybelline Concealer, Smashbox Blush, Elf Kabuki Brush, Elf Bronzer, Elf Fan Brush, NYX Lipstick, Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment, Urban Decay Mascara
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Cetaphil Face Cleanser, Face Vibrating Cleanser Brush, Simple Cleansing Wipes, Simple Face Lotion