August 8, 2014

July 29, 2014

Can I get an "Amen" if you think summer has just flown by? It feels like only a second ago we were in May and here we are, already on the cusp of August! But before you get out your fall sweaters and boots, remember that you still have an entire MONTH of summer before trading in iced coffees for cappuccinos and jean shorts for leggings.
Do you remember that song from "The Sound of Music" about "rain drops on roses, whiskers on kittens"? Well, I'm pulling a Julie Andrews and sharing "a few of my favorite things" a.k.a. my go-to beach bag essentials that have made my summer oh-so-lovely so far!

Challenge: grab your beach bag, fill it with YOUR essentials and make the most of these next few weeks. I hope the rest of your summer days are filled with sunshine, cocktails, laughs, good books, good music and the best of girlfriends. 
Can't wait to catch up

June 25, 2014

You could say we're obsessed with...

We're super excited to chat about one of our favorite "Made in the USA" designers, Calleen Cordero. With an attention to detail in every beautifully crafted studded belt, bracelet and pair of shoes, we just had to share a little more about her so you know exactly why you NEED her line in your life! 

Since 1999, Calleen's passion for shoes, handbags and accessories has been evident in her unparalleled workmanship. Get this: each pair of Calleen Cordero shoes takes a minimum of sixteen hours and thirty six pairs of hands to create, while each handbag takes 22 different processes. 

Manufactured in North Hollywood, Calleen Cordero uses locally sourced hollowed Alder wood to keep shoes light weight, as well as, hand molded foot beds, non- toxic glues and vegetable dyed Italian leathers. These beauties are gorgeous, made sustainably and ridiculously comfy. I mean, does it get any better? 

Calleen's line truly is one-of-a-kind art and if you couldn't tell, we love how much love goes into her products!

So, you better get your cute self into Ambiance ASAP because we can't wait to share this amazing line with you! No doubt you're going to want to snag a little Calleen Cordero loveliness for your closet. How could you resist??

Want to learn even more about Calleen Cordero? Watch this video for an inside look and check out her website here:


June 12, 2014

Good Morning, Sunshine!

I’m a believer of lazy mornings, of big cups of coffee, and most of all, of breakfast. Not the measly “protein bar on the go” kind of breakfast, but the “scrambled eggs, pancakes, pass me another piece of bacon” kind of breakfast.  I know that what I just described, however, is pretty rare and reserved only for the weekend. I also know that you’ve got a thousand things going on and that making a decadent breakfast is pretty much the last thing on your list of to-dos. 

But to that, my dears, I say that just because it isn’t Saturday or Sunday, does not mean that you deserve anything less than a yummy, wholesome and sweet start to your day. Actually, the simple fact that it’s NOT the weekend means that you really need a little extra sprinkle of breakfast magic to help keep you going strong.

I nabbed this recipe off of my new favorite fitness and health website, Tone It Up, run by two fabulously fit women based out of Los Angeles. It will take you less than five minutes to make and is protein packed, gluten free, and absolutely delish! Behold, my new, go- to breakfast, the Tone It Up, Perfect Fit Protein Pancake.

 Make it your own with berries, syrup, greek yogurt, or nut butter! Also, be sure to check out the Tone It Up Website for tons of tips, recipes and workouts! Enjoy your pancake and have an extra sweet day!  XO