This pandemic has been a very challenging time for not just my business but personally as well. Therefore, I have decided to take a much needed break from social media and screen time. This is not a goodbye but rather à bientôt! I’ll be back before Fall. You can still find me on Pinterestand I’ll still be sharing everything beautiful and beachy on my Instagram stories. You won’t want to miss out!
In the meantime, below are your top 10 favorite blog posts. Enjoy! Lots of love.
Today instead of sharing a beachside home, I’m sharing this fabulous hotel, The Dunmore, located on Harbour Island, Bahamas! I always love to get decor ideas from hotels like The Dunmore and find ways to bring certain styles and items into my own home. Beautiful seaside hotels are a treasure-trove of creative beachy designs. Check it out:
Today I’m sharing this très chic beach house located on Long Island, NY. It’s a 70’s bungalow located right on the water and I love how the owners used a navy and white color theme throughout! Also did I mention the super cute Adirondack chairs?? Check it out:
Crazy in love with this wallpaper choice!!
Eyeing that bench!
and those views!
I love how the sunflowers make this room really pop
I love these chairs! They remind me of the ones in french cafes.
My Meatless Monday recipe for Cauliflower Falafel is super easy to make! Which is mostly due to the fact that we are not grinding anything up and rolling it into small falafel balls, instead we’re leaving the cauliflower whole and covering with seasoning. Sooo much easier and takes a lot less time but it tastes the same! Scroll down for the recipe and pics:
1 package pita bread, this recipe also works well over a bowl of rice
1 head of cauliflower chopped
3 tablespoons avocado oil
3 tsp coriander
3 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 garlic powder
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
black pepper to taste
1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
1 tbsp avocado oil
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup yogurt of your choice
1/4 cup fresh dill, minced
1 tbsp avocado oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, minced
*Note: If you’d like to skip the sauce, you can always buy some hummus instead
Preheat oven to 425′
Chop up the cauliflower and season/oil in a bowl. Spread on a baking sheet.
Prepare the chickpeas by draining the can, rinse, and pat dry with a towel. Mix chickpeas in a bowl with oil/salt and set aside.
Roast cauliflower for 10 minutes then add chickpeas and roast together for an additional 15 minutes.
While everything is roasting in the oven, mix your sauce together.
Spoon out sauce onto pita bread and place roasted cauliflower and chickpeas on top. Top with parsley for extra flavor.
*Note: This recipe is delicious with chopped cucumbers and tomatoes
This little beach house on the Amalfi Coast hits all the right spots in a big way! The interior design of the beach house is kept light and open, punctuated with wicker vases and sea creatures. Oh yeah, and did I mention the views?!! Get ready to fall in love, as this beach house is chiseled into a cliff overlooking the sea.
I love the woven shades used throughout the home
& all the open shelving!
Get ready for the views!
Petite bedroom located upstairs overlooks the sea from above the tree line.
This sweet little outdoor space with tree and hammock
You can’t beat those views!
Now we head down to the pool
I love how beach lovers know no bounds when it comes to building homes seaside! “Oh what’s that? A super dangerous and rocky cliff, yeah we can chisel into that and build you a beach house no problem”.
It’s been sooo cold outside lately! So I wanted to share a meatless Monday recipe that warms me up. My Curry Tofu Bowl is delicious, piping hot and you can make it as spicy or as mild as you like. It’s also gluten-free if you sub the soy sauce for coconut aminos. Scroll down for the recipe and yummy pics!
For the dish:
1 block super firm tofu
4 tbsp avocado oil
1 sweet potato
1 head of broccoli
1 cup of left-over rice (optional)
For the sauce:
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp avocado oil
3 tbsp curry paste (color of your choice, I used yellow)
1 cup minced onion
1 red pepper chopped
3 garlic cloves
2 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos for GF
3 tbsp cilantro
2 tsp maple syrup
handful of fresh basil leaves (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425′.
Peel and chop your sweet potato into cubes. Mix 1/2 tbsp of avocado oil with sweet potato and lay out on a baking sheet.
Chop your broccoli and mix with 1/2 tbsp of avocado oil and set aside on a separate baking sheet. When oven has preheated, put only the sweet potato in for 35 – 40 minutes. At the 20 minute mark, put the broccoli into the oven, that way the potatoes and broccoli will come out of the oven at the same time.
Dice the tofu and heat 3 tbsp of avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is heated, place the tofu in for about 1 minute on each side or until browned. Remove tofu from oil and set aside.
Add the remaining sauce ingredients (except for the cilantro and basil) and bring to a simmer. Stir occasionally and let cook for 12 – 15 minutes.
When the sweet potato and broccoli come out of the oven, add all your ingredients into a bowl (including the cilantro and basil) and pour the curry sauce on. Now you’re ready to eat!
Today I’m going to walk you through step-by-step how to beach-up your home. Even if you don’t live by the sea, it’s super easy to get that breezy beach vibe flowing through your house. Chances are, if you’re anything like me, you already have a lot of the elements needed for a coastal design. It’s just all about how you put the look together and finish everything off!
Let’s start with fabrics. Using more natural fibers like linen and wicker around your home can make it feel more connected to nature i.e. the sea
Incorporate sea shells as trinket dishes on coffee tables or in bookcases.
Bring in the scent of the sea through coastal soaps, candles and essential oil diffusers.
Weathered wood fits perfectly into a beach home and it’s super easy to distress a piece you already have with some white wash and sand-paper.
The bedroom is another great place to add more natural fabrics, a linen throw and simple striped pillows add just the right touch.
If your beach home doesn’t have beach views, consider adding beach prints instead!
Soft blue hues on cabinets offer reminders of the sea
Now let’s take a look at the outside of your home. If you’ve got room for outdoor seating make sure you take advantage of it!
A cozy spot in the shade, surrounded by plants and still maintaining that breezy-beach vibe through striped pillows and wicker seating.
Dutch doors and weathered stoops feel super coastal. If you rent or are afraid to saw your door in half, don’t worry! Just add a beachy doormat and some plants to beach-up your entrance.