The Champagne Edit :: Back At It !

TGIFF!!

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these edits. To be quite honest, they’re some of my favourite posts to write. It’s a fun catch up and I write these candidly. If anything it’s kind of like a quick happy hour catch up {bonus points for reading with a glass of bubbly}!

It’s no secret that I’ve taken some time off. To get a little vulnerable, I was having a mix of bad blogger’s block, feeling uninspired, feeling too caught up with social media {…& fell majorly in the comparison trap}, on top of being swamped with my full time job. I can become a lot like an ostrich throwing it’s head in the sand… so I did… and tbh, I needed it.

I guess I didn’t realize how completely connected I am and always am and always will be. I took the time off to enjoy L.A. with Erik & family, and enjoy New York.

When I travel with Erik, I have a few days completely on my own because generally he has work. There was something so therapeutic about spending time in New York completely on my own for about 2 days straight. I mentioned it in the last post – & in fact, I’m going to do a WHOOOOLE post on this – but Erik & I had one of the best dates of our relationship on our last night in New York. I did something that really amplified it… and to be honest, it was the first time in our many years together I’ve done it. I’ll spill in the next week or two 🙂

But strangely enough, it left me completely inspired and ready to get back in the swing of things. Blogging is interesting because you are really opening up your life completely to whoever wants to read and listen. It’s so rewarding to connect with so many rad likeminded people {seriously, I love the internet}.

But enough about that, I’m back at it and back on my regular schedule and really looking forward to spending the next 3 weeks here in San Francisco with Erik & Lucy!

Speaking of – it’s Erik’s birthday today!! He is currently on his way back from New York so I’m cooking him a very special dinner: beef wellington & all his favourite sides. It’s also a good excuse to crack open a bottle of some of our good wine – so that we shall!

How about you? What are you up to this weekend?!

{ LA- you are on my mind & heart more than ever. praying for the safety of everyone there. if there’s anything i can do to help from sf, please let me know. LA is & always will be my second home. }

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Show-stopping Beef Wellington by Tasty

This is the beef wellington I’m basing my recipe off of!! I’ve made them before but I love trying new recipes. Beef Wellington is one of my favourite things in the world to make. Not only is it DAMN good {I wish more restaurants served it!}, but it’s actually quite simple with the help of premade dough & SUPER impressive. Some recipes call for foie gras, but I’m personally not a fan of it, so I like that this has proscuitto and mushrooms for that umami punch. I’ll let y’all know how it goes! I will be sizing this down for two. 🙂

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sexy mulled wine by meeeee

When we were in New York, we explored the Chelsea District which really is such a darling neighborhood. As we were walking, there was a sign to the most darling wine bar {Entwine} for mulled wine! Mulled Wine is personally one of my favourite things in the world. It just screams winter to me. Here’s my recipe – I’m whipping some up for Erik tonight to serve with dessert!

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Your 2017 Unwrapped by Spotify

So this isn’t really a read me more of a do me {ha!}, but it’s super fun! Basically, it analyzes your spotify and makes you two dope af playlists. One being your best of 2017 & one being tracks you  might have missed. It’s interesting as my 2017 playlist, I’ve had on since doing this link and I have yet to get sick of it! You can check out my best of 2017 here. I’d love to see yours too!

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bell sleeve faux fur moto jacket by Express

This jacket is seriously one of the softest jackets in the world! I bought this on cyber Monday for New York and I am so glad I did. The sleeve detail is what sold me but I wore this almost every day there. It’s so warm, cozy & really goes with everything! I’ve been loving it with these glen plaid pants & a mockneck sweater! PS – it’s on sale for less than $100 #WIN

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Guap Beats – Bad And Boujee X Super Freak Full Mashup

OKKKKKK this is probably one of the dopest reworks ever. In fact, I think it’s even better than the original Bad & Boujee. This is the one song whenever I play it, people ask what it is… & for good reason. I love a good mash up and this one knocks it out of the park. I love to cook to it too! Check it out & get funky. Play this in the background on your instagram stories and just wait for everyone to slide in your DM’s asking just WHAT is that rad song?! Trust me. 🙂

[soundcloud]https://soundcloud.com/guapbeats/bad-and-boujee-x-super-freak-full-mashup[/soundcloud]

my best of 2017 playlist 


{ link here }

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PINTEREST // INSTAGRAM // BLOGLOVIN // SPOTIFY // SOUNDCLOUD // YOUTUBE

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EGS. ILYSM 

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  • Comments ( 3 )

  • Monica Grant

    How Fun! This post is so exciting and makes me wish I had a glass of champange right now! How are you feeling latelty? over your bloggers block?

    • Girl you and me both! Thanks so much for the love! It’s funny, taking time off helped me feel even more inspired & fresh ideas for content 🙂 I appreciate you asking! Anything you’d like me to talk about, let me know!! Happy almost Friday, Monica! xx Shannon

  • Nic Mora

    Girl! I totally feel you on the Blogger’s block. So rough. It’s so important to take time to disconnect. I’m sad I missed you whilst you were in LA. Come play soon xo Nic

    http://givememora.com

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