June 02, 2017

Away I Go: Carry-On Essentials

Ahhh, summer time! I am so blessed to have some great trips to look forward to this summer. Once I plan a trip, I like to start planning what I am going to pack so I can be prepared. I pulled together a group of items to help you pack for future trips. Enjoy!
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Away We Go Mini Travel Kit: Wow! What a life saver this little kit is. 18 travel size essentials like fresh breath drops, pain reliever, hand cleaner, blister balm, etc. are packed inside this tiny pouch. 

S'well Marble Water Bottle: This adorable bottle keeps liquids cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. It is perfect to take any beverage on the go. Bonus points for the trendy marble print!

Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Cardigan: I am not kidding when I say I wear this almost everyday around the house. This cardigan is SO soft. It will help you stay comfy in the chilly airport and on the plane.

Some flight tips...

  • Don't forget to hydrate your skin! I always pack a travel size face spritz, lotion and lip balm wherever I go. I get really dry on airplanes so having the lotion and facial spray helps me rehydrate after and during the flight. 
  • Entertain yourself. Before you head out on your adventure, download movies and books to keep yourself entertained during the flight. Another way to stay entertained is to make a playlist to listen to during your trip. 
  • Bring snacks! I'm always hungry on the plane and sometimes the salty peanuts don't cut it. Pack your own food to stay energized. I also advise to moderate caffeine intake and avoid heavy meals while traveling. 
  • Stick to comfy, slip-on shoes. Espadrilles are easy to take off when passing through security.
  • If you wear contacts, don't forget to pack eye drops and a pair of glasses. I prefer to wear my glasses when traveling.
Thanks for reading, jet setters! I hope you enjoyed this post. 
Where are you headed this summer?

Hannah Claire


March 27, 2017

Let's Go To The Beach

Hooray for sunshine! I'm so excited it is finally spring. Give me all the bright hues and tassels please! I tend to buy more pieces that stand-out and have a tropical feel around this time. The beginning of spring gets me super excited for beach days. So many pretty items under $100 have debuted so I decided to round up my favorites. For those who live by the beach and/or have vacations planned, this post is for you! 
I just picked up this super cute suit for under $60! Sadly, this exact set is no longer available online. I linked a few other styles from the line below. Luckily, there are a few suits in this print available...yay! PS: If you love Kombucha or are looking to try it out, this one is so yummy!

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my collection of beach ready items. Let me know if you end up purchasing any of the picks above, I'd love to see pictures!

Hannah Claire

March 25, 2017

Spring Break: Sarasota, FL

Ahhh, spring break! School and work have been stressful so getting a week to finally kick back was just what I needed.

My dad is a big time Baltimore Orioles fan so when March rolls around we travel to the Gulf Coast to attend a few of their Spring Training games. What made this trip so special was that it was my nephew's first trip to the beach. I have never seen a baby so happy. Barron was squealing and clapping almost every hour of the day. I couldn't be more blessed with such a fun nephew.

Here's a recap of our fun in the sun...

Sunday: My parents, Asher and I left St. Augustine to meet Brandon, Izzy and Barron in Orlando for brunch. We ate at Slate. The modern decor was gorgeous and the food was great. We babbled on about how big Barron was getting and gazed over his first few teeth. We hopped in the car and eventually made it to our hotel in Siesta Key. When we got to our room, we put Barron down to eat on the couch. He propped his leg up on the pillows and drank away. It was too cute...he was ready to relax!

Monday: My parents, Asher and I decided to head to The Ringling Museum for the afternoon. My parents and I had been before. I loved the decor of the Museum of Art courtyard and the Ca' d'Zan so I wanted to head back to show Asher. The weather was beautiful. It was a great day full of learning and exploring. We had a blast playing around in the Circus Museum. Dad put on a show while walking the wire and Asher surprisingly fit into a small clown car...haha!

That night we were reunited with Brandon, Izzy and Barron. We went to Shore for dinner. Last time we were in Sarasota, they were in the process of building the restaurant. I was so excited to finally dine at the mid-century beach cafe. It was totally my aesthetic. The food was amazing and I enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere. 

Tuesday: This was my favorite day of the trip. It was our designated beach day. I woke up, changed into my bathing suit and drank coffee on the balcony. We had a pretty amazing view and it was so relaxing. We got to cuddle Barron before we all headed down to the beach. He was waving his hands, clapping and giggling all morning. I got the cutest pictures with him. I'm going to frame them and hang them in my apartment. When we got down to the beach, we brought Barron down to the water. We dipped his little toes in, let him feel the sand and explore. He was focused on the waves the whole time. It was so lovely watching him experience a new place.

After a relaxing day at the beach, we headed to St. Armands Circle for shopping and dinner. My family always makes a stop at Tommy Bahama for dinner when we are in Sarasota. We invited Izzy's mom and aunt to dinner with us. We had a wonderful time chatting over dinner and loving on Barron. After dinner, Asher and I went shopping. I always like to pick up a sweatshirt or t-shirt wherever I go. Yes, I know I'm a typical tourist.

Wednesday: We headed down to the pool bright and early. After an hour in the sun, Asher and I took the car to go fly fishing. We blasted Moon Taxi with all the windows down and pulled up to the water. I walked through mangroves with him and enjoyed the peaceful scenery. After Asher was done fishing, we drove around town for a little. We looked at houses and explored. We loved the town so much we even mentioned moving down here one day.

When we got back from fishing, it was time to get ready for the baseball game. We decked out in our Orioles gear and headed to the stadium. My parents bought Barron a baseball hat that said "My First Spring Training" and an Orioles hoodie. It was cute seeing him cheer in his oversized hoodie and hat on. During the game, Brandon would hold him in the air so the cameramen would spot him. Luckily, they did and they showed him on the big screen TWICE. It was too cute seeing him pop up on the screen for the whole stadium to see. It was the perfect first baseball game for Barron.
Photo from Izzy Rose
Thursday: We tried to soak up most of the sun on our last full day of vacation. Asher headed off to fish most of the morning and the rest of us relaxed on the beach. Izzy and Brandon took out a kayak while my parents and I watched Barron for a little bit. We snuck in our last beach cuddles with him while they were kayaking. Later that day when Asher got back from fishing, we went out to paddle board. It was a fun way to burn off the Ben & Jerry's I had indulged in all week...haha!

That night we had planned a birthday dinner for Izzy. Before heading out, we took a few goofy pictures on the balcony. Izzy picked this trendy, farm to table restaurant called Boca to spend the night at. We met with her side of the family to celebrate her birthday. The restaurant took a while to get us seated so when we finally sat down to eat we were greeted with champagne as an apology. This was a nice gesture and gave us the opportunity for the 12 of us to toast the night. We clinked our glasses and celebrated. It was the perfect ending to our vacation.

Spring Break 2017 will forever be a great memory to reminisce on. I can't wait to show Barron pictures from his first beach trip when he is older. Hopefully he grows up to be a beach lover just like his auntie.

I hope y'all enjoyed reading this post about our week! Check out my Instagram and VSCO for more pictures from the vacation. 

December 09, 2016

Every Holiday Should Feel This Good

This past November I started working for one of my favorite preppy brands, Vineyard Vines. Working for Vineyard Vines has been extremely fun. They just opened a new store in Jacksonville at the shopping center near my apartment. It was such a great experience to open the store with the rest of the Crew and our Captains. I love their whale tees, especially the Holiday ones. I couldn't help but get this adorable Santa one! I also appreciated that it was short sleeve... perfect for Christmas in Florida!

Closet thing to a "White Christmas" here in the South!
Sunnies | Pullover | Mug | Denim | Boot Socks | Bean Boots

I love bringing out classic winter pieces like my Bean Boots and Blanket Scarf. It helps it feel more like Christmas time even though the temps are high.

Bring on the peppermint mochas! This cute Camp Mug also helped me get into Christmas spirit.
Asher and I love collecting mugs like these from our favorite stores and places we visit.

Santa Whale 2016 Pocket Tee 
80 degrees and Holiday tees? Hmm, I'll take it!

Thanks for checking in! I hope y'all are having a stress free and cozy Holiday season. Stay tuned for more posts and follow along on my Instagram for more pictures.

Hannah Claire

November 15, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Him & Her

The countdown to the holiday's has officially begun! It can be a challenge trying to find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. To make the holiday craze less stressful for you, I created these gift guides to help you out. Happy shopping, everyone!

A few of my favorites from this list...
1. Vice Sunglasses - These are one of my go-to shades! I always get compliments on them.
2. Cozychic Travel Shaw - I wear this 24/7. It is so cozy and versatile. PS: This is a great gift for mom!
3. Macaron Candle - If you know me, you know I love macarons. This scent is so warm and delicious.
4. Corkcicle Canteen -  It keeps my water ice cold for hours. Check out my Etsy Shop for personalization.
5. Champagne Bears - YUM. These are adorable and would make perfect stocking stuffers.

Shop For Her:

A few of my favorites from this list...
1. Most Rad Wallet - Does your man have a bulky wallet? Ditch it and get one of these slim ones! They're awesome.
2. Hammonds Pigs N' Taters Chocolate Bar - It has potato chips AND bacon! Asher loves it.
3. Cloven Helm Beard Oil - It is from a local shop in St. Augustine, FL, Oak & Adze. The store is so neat, a must see if you are ever in town! Asher uses the oil everyday and it smells just like Christmas. All the oils smell heavenly and work great. I fully believe this beard oil makes me feel better about him having all that facial hair!
4. 40 oz. Hydroflask - These are perfect for the outdoorsy guys. Drinks stay cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 6 hours.
5. Moonshine Southern Gentleman Cologne - Oh my, this smells amazing. Liquid gold in a bottle! It is worth the price tag.
Shop For Him:

I hope you enjoyed these gift guides. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about gifts for your loved ones. I'd love to see what you get. Happy Holidays!

Hannah Claire

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