Beauty and the Buzz: Going Green (Tea) Gimlet & Face Mask

Beauty and the Buzz: Going Green (Tea) Gimlet & Face Mask

With St. Patrick's Day approaching, it seems only appropriate that today's installment of Beauty and the Buzz is all about going green...  tea. You've probably heard about all the amazing benefits that come from drinking green tea. It's rich in catechins, a powerful type of flavonoid and antioxidant that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea has been linked to improved brain function, lower cholesterol, better cardiovascular health, and even cancer prevention. It's truly magical stuff,... Read More

March Playlist: Fresh Irish Sounds for An Epic St. Patrick’s Day

March Playlist: Fresh Irish Sounds for An Epic St. Patrick’s Day

When you hear the words "Irish music," what do you think of? Let me guess: bagpipes? Flutes? Somebody named Danny Boy, or a certain gelatin-legged lad who calls himself the Lord of the Dance? Of course, traditional Irish music has a long, glorious history---but just like its lush rolling hills and selection of whiskeys, the musical landscape of the Emerald Isle is much more expansive than many of us North Americans know.     Well, it's time to change that. In honor of St. Patrick's... Read More

Add To Cart: My Spring Fashion Wishlist

Add To Cart: My Spring Fashion Wishlist

We're not quite ready to say goodbye to our heavy sweaters and wool scarves just yet... but that doesn't mean we can't dream of spring! This season, my goal is to simplify in every area of my life---including my closet. So I'm seeking out pieces that are sleek and functional---built for easy, effortless dressing. But because I'm a Boho Glam 'til I die, I also can't resist all the creamy pastels and flowy silhouettes that pop up around this time of year---so I'm inviting a couple of them to the... Read More

Julep Staff Picks: The Shows We Love to Binge-Watch

Julep Staff Picks: The Shows We Love to Binge-Watch

We are #soblessed over here in Seattle, with somewhat sunny (though still quite chilly!) weather at the moment. But we know a lot of you aren't quite so lucky, with freezing temps and several feet of snow outside your door. Brrr! Mother Nature sure knows how to send a message. And sometimes the only appropriate response to such a message is to stay inside, cuddle up, and put in some quality time with your television. We wish you a warm and mild spring (and soon!), but in the meantime... here are... Read More

Thank You, Patricia Arquette

Thank You, Patricia Arquette

Besides all the gorgeous fashion and incredible films that were celebrated at last night's Oscars, some important and moving words were shared by a few of the night's winners. J.K. Simmons, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Whiplash, asked us all to call our parents more often---just because. Common and John Legend, who won for the song "Glory" from Selma, dedicated their award to those who are still fighting for racial equality and free speech across the world. Graham Moore, who... Read More

Let’s Talk About Our Favorite Oscar Dresses Ever

Let’s Talk About Our Favorite Oscar Dresses Ever

With the Academy Awards happening this weekend---the very SAME weekend that I am going wedding gown shopping---it's no wonder that I have dresses on the brain. Because, as much as the night is about celebrating movies, it's also about celebrating high fashion---and admiring the stunning stars who get to wear those works of art down the red carpet. Any conversation about "the best Oscars dresses EVER" is bound to be reductive, not to mention highly subjective---so I decided to just own both and run... Read More

Free Download: ‘Beauty is About Connection’ Phone Wallpaper

Free Download: ‘Beauty is About Connection’ Phone Wallpaper

How cool is this?! One of our favorite bloggers and DIY-ers, Lindsay of Shrimp Salad Circus, created this hand-drawn illustration based on one of our Julep core values: "Beauty is about connection, not competition."   This quote resonated with Lindsay because "so much of the way we feel about ourselves is rooted in our perception of others, but comparison will only bring you down," she writes. Instead, do your best to "love yourself first and foremost. When you do, you’ll be so much more... Read More

Insta-Love: We’re Seeing Red! #RedHotJulep

Insta-Love: We’re Seeing Red! #RedHotJulep

No, we're not angry---quite the opposite, in fact. We asked you, our lovely Mavens, to show us how you rock the color red as part of our #RedHotJulep Challenge, and you've been delivering---big time. Thank goodness our three winners will be chosen at random, because there's no way we could pick the best from this bright, beautiful bunch! The challenge is still open---until February 14, in fact!---but I wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the many gorgeous ways our community has looked ravishing... Read More

Morning A La Mode: National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Morning A La Mode: National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Tomorrow, February 7, is is "National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day." Perfect! I can't think of a better way to kick off a lazy Saturday than a homemade breakfast a la mode. Do we need to discuss whether/why this holiday actually exists? Or should I just shut up and get to the delicious recipe ideas? Yeah, that's what I thought.   What's YOUR flavor? Try if your favorite ice cream is... 1. Cherry Garcia:  Tres Leches Bread Pudding with Cherries, via Spache the Spatula. 2. Salted Caramel: Caramel... Read More

February Playlist: Vintage Love Songs for Squeezin’ Your Valentine

February Playlist: Vintage Love Songs for Squeezin’ Your Valentine

There are tons of modern love songs I adore, but there's just something about a vintage love song that brings out the true softy in me. I think it's incredibly romantic to think about all the people who have heard them, danced to them, and maybe even fallen in love to them over the years. Looking for a swoon-worthy soundtrack for serenading your Valentine? Well, then this month's playlist is for you---and it's NOT the standard cheesy love songs you might be used to at this time of year. The playlist... Read More

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