20 Festive Recipes for the 4th of July

20 Festive Recipes for the 4th of July

I have to be honest, there are few things I love more than themed parties, and the 4th of July is no exception. It's one of the best themed parties, because you never have to twist your friends' arms to participate! My favorite part about celebrating the 4th of July is preparing the food. Summer food is already my favorite season of eating, because everything is fresh, light, summery, and for the 4th, extra festive. Here are 20 recipes that would make the perfect dish for your BBQ this Friday, or... Read More

8 Creative Bachelorette Party Ideas from the Stars

8 Creative Bachelorette Party Ideas from the Stars

We can’t all jet off to Paris or Mexico for a luxurious, week-long bachelorette extravaganza full of expensive champagne and day-long spa treatments. But we CAN steal some of the stars’ best bachelorette party ideas for our own! Here are nine tips for organizing a killer bachelorette party for your favorite bride-to-be, no celebrity status required: 1. Ditch the sash for something DIY. For her bachelorette bash in Mexico last weekend, Lauren Conrad’s pals put her in an adorable oversized gauze... Read More

Throwback Thursday: Swinging into Summer

Throwback Thursday: Swinging into Summer

SUMMER IS HERE! So for today's edition of Throwback Thursday, we couldn't resist sharing this vintage photo of the ultimate old Hollywood dream girl, Rita Hayworth, living a true summer fantasy. From the gorgeous outdoor scenery to the vivid colors and Rita's joyful expression, this photo instantly puts us in a sunny state of mind: A dancer turned world-famous actress and pin-up girl, Rita Hayworth epitomized the "bombshell" look in the 1940s---in fact, during WWII, her image was infamously said... Read More

Love in Bloom: 5 Wedding Flower Tips from a Professional Florist

Love in Bloom: 5 Wedding Flower Tips from a Professional Florist

Flowers play a huge role in setting the tone for a couple's wedding day. But with so many options, many brides can feel stressed and overwhelmed when it comes time to choose and order their floral arrangements. So we decided to consult an expert. A professional event and wedding florist for over ten years, Anne Moore is an accredited member of the highly selective American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and the owner of Amoré Floral Designs in Walla Walla, WA, one of the Northwest's premiere... Read More

Our 10 Favorite Quotes from Birthday Girl Mindy Kaling

Our 10 Favorite Quotes from Birthday Girl Mindy Kaling

She's smart, hilarious, stylish, successful, and the star/writer/producer of one of the funniest shows on TV. And today is her 35th birthday! Here are ten of our favorite bits of wisdom from the oh-so-quotable Mindy Kaling, our wise-cracking, truth-telling, fashion-advice-giving fantasy BFF. (Oh, and she also happens to rock amazing hair, makeup, and nails on the regular. Just another reason we can't get enough Mindy.) 1. On high school: “Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular... Read More

21 Things to Do Before Summer’s Over

21 Things to Do Before Summer’s Over

Happy Solstice! Today marks the official start of summer, and I couldn’t be happier. Warm, sunny weather is especially rare and precious to those of us here in Seattle, so the city tends to shift into overdrive in the summer. It’s like everyone mutually agrees to jam 12 months’ worth of fun into a 3 month time span, starting with the annual naked bike ride through the Fremont District at Seattle’s annual Summer Solstice Parade. Because nothing says “summer” like the meeting of body parts,... Read More

Throwback Thursday: Guess Who She Grew Up to Be

Throwback Thursday: Guess Who She Grew Up to Be

It's Thursday once again, which means it's time for another edition of Throwback Thursday. We are simply having too much fun with the celebrity childhood photos to stop now. And this week's photo is a real stumper, if I do say so myself. Can you guess who this happy, side ponytail-rocking young girl grew up to be?   Hint: She's a singer, reality TV star, fashion designer, red carpet mainstay, and a mother of four. And she happens to be married to one of the most beautiful men in the world.... Read More

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Fashion: 4 Friends, 4 Distinct Style Profiles

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Fashion: 4 Friends, 4 Distinct Style Profiles

Delicious mysteries, jaw-dropping plot twists, drool-worthy guys … there are so many reasons to love Pretty Little Liars (which returned for its fifth season last week), but my favorite reason has to be the fashion. Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily share a lot of things (secrets, suspicion, ominous text messages…) but one thing I love about PLL is that each Liar has her own unique, personal style. Throughout the seasons we have seen each girl evolve in her own skin, and the best part is that regardless... Read More

Julep Staff Picks: Our Best Wedding Advice

Julep Staff Picks: Our Best Wedding Advice

With wedding season officially in full swing, we polled the married folks here at Julep HQ to find out their best advice for brides and grooms on the big day. Read on for their bits of golden wisdom---plus glimpses of their own gorgeous weddings! Clearly, these happy and beautiful brides (plus one groom!) know what they're talking about. Be sure to dance! - Alison, Director of Marketing and Communications    When eloping, have girlfriends on text standby for lipstick, hairspray and hugs! -... Read More

Throwback Thursday: Guess Who She Grew Up to Be

Throwback Thursday: Guess Who She Grew Up to Be

In honor of the World Cup kicking off this week, for today's edition of our favorite guessing game, Throwback Thursday: Celebrity Childhood Photo Edition, we're sharing this early photo of a world-famous beauty you've probably seen strutting her stuff on the runway and TV. Can you guess who she is? Hint: The location of the 2014 World Cup is also her home country! And today also happens to be her 33rd birthday. Give up? This young, curly-haired princess grew up to be ...     ...Adriana... Read More

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