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VINE SELTZERS & VINE COOLERS FROM KC WINE CO.

Stay hydrated this Summer with KC Wine Co. Vine Seltzers & Vine Coolers! Whether you are at the lake like me, or at a picnic in your backyard, Kc Wine Co. goodies are a great fit for any occasion! It’s a cooler essential for us when we are headed to the lake, or the pool! 



Vine Coolers are individual wine slushes - boozy popsicles , which are available in 4 signature flavors Sangria, Winearita, Peach Bellini, and Lemon Cello. Made from 
all-natural ingredients, they have no artificial flavors or colors. While trying the flavors, ts hard to pick a favorite. Sangria a crowd favorite, with its Mediterranean twist, Peach Bellini, so has its own fans, with its hint of Prosecco. Vine Coolers are the adult popsicles you didn't know you needed. 




If seltzers are more your jam, then try the Vine Seltzers. Inspired by their popular Vine Coolers, KC Wine CoVine Seltzers are now available in three different flavors : Sangria Spritz , Lemon Cello, and Peach Bellini! Vine Seltzers have 4.2% ABV, are sweetened with stevia extracts, and are only 90-100 calories. 






KC Wine Co is veteran-owned and women-led. They are well known for their handmade boozy treats, be they Vine Coolers or Vine Seltzers. Their Vine Seltzers are the perfect example of what you might call a boutique seltzer, which can make even the most ordinary moments, special. 

KC Wine Co. Vine Coolers  & Vine Seltzers are available across Kansas and Missouri, and also at the winery in Olathe. That’s not all, you can cheer for the @kcroyals as they are available at the K! 

Thanks KES Studio and KC Wine Co for these fun beverage gifts! 


COOPER'S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANT: EATING OUT



Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant opened their newest location in Lees Summit, on August 1st and I had the opportunity to dine-in with my family, at their soft-opening! Inspired by Napa valley, Cooper's hawk presents a wine-driven dining experience. They bring together 4 different experiences under one roof -  upscale dining, full-service bar, private dining , Napa-style tasting room, and a gift shop! 


We started off our evening tasting some wine and with their Pretzel Bread! 


Rii opted for the all-American Cheeseburger for her entree! 


After tasting a few different wines, along with their Barrel Reserve, I opted for Romance Red and Deb opted opted Vin Chocolat Almond, from Cooper's Hawk Winery! 




For our appetizer, we opted for Asian Porkbelly Tostadas. It was almost like a doctructed version of it, but made for a great bite. 



For my entree, I opted for the Grilled tenderloin Medallion Trio. They were topped by horseradish, Cheddar and Blue Cheese. Paired with the most decadent mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Loved how juicy the tenderloin medallions were. 



Deb opted for the Soy Ginger Atlantic Salmon! 



For our dessert we opted for Key Lime Pie and Caramel Creme Brûlée ! 


We finished off our night with some more Romance Red from Cooper's Hawk and some Chocolate Espresso Martini! Must mention that we loved the modern decor and the service quality. we had an amazing time, and can't wait to be back soon! 



Thanks Cooper's Hawk Winery and Kincaid PR for hosting us! 

HONEY-BLONDE BALAYAGE: BEAUTY BRANDS AMBASSADORSHIP


@beauty.brands Ambassador! Yes, I have been holding this news for months now. So excited to share that all of my followers will now get 20% off at Salon & Spa services at @beauty.brands locations. Screenshot the coupon BELOW: 


Here's a look at BEFORE! You can see that my roots are overgrown. My Balayage has faded and has become brassy. My curtain bangs are overgrown. 


If you know me, then you know that I love to get my hair done. With losing my hairstylist of more than a decade, it’s been a journey, which finally led me to @lindsay_does_hair at @beauty.brands , Olathe, Kansas!


To get me Summer-ready, we decided to refresh my Balayage by bringing it up higher with more gold tones, get face framing curtain bangs and tone it all down to the most beautiful shade of Honey-Blonde! Big, bouncy curls on hair that I fell in love with! My ultimate goal is to have a style, which I can air dry. My stylist understood my vision, and her placement of color through balayage achieved that beachy Summer glam! I can style it with a curling iron to get these bouncy curls , or air dry it after scrunching my curls with some curl care products.


“Balayage,” is a French word, which means, to sweep. The color is painted upon. In highlights, the color is placed on selected chunks of hair. In Balayage, the color is placed on certain sections of hair. Its a much more low maintenance color job, than getting regular highlights,as the growth line, is more subtle. I feel , that overall, it gives a much more laid back chic vibe. My hairstylist at @beauty.brands , @lindsay_does_hair creates a custom balayage which frames my face! I love discussions with my stylist, over what my vision is and what can be achieved without compromising the quality of my hair! 




What beauty service would you like me to highlight next? Let me know in the comments! 

FLORALS & WHITE JEANS: EXPRESS STYLE FILES

 

Is Summer even complete without a white denim outfit? Add florals to that, and you are all set. For this month’s outfit post with EXPRESS , I opted for some rose-toned florals which are beautifully offset in black! Paired it with my favorite high-rise white skinny jeans! This is such a classic combination that I try to re-create a florals-white denim outfit every time I get a chance. 

Peplum is another favorite of mine, and I love for an excuse to add another peplum to my collection. Peplums are so versatile, and so flattering or all body types. especially for this of us with a mom-bod, as I call it. This top is one, which is not only great for Summer, but can also be taken forward to fall. Pair this top with dark jeans in Fall, and booties and a felt hat and its a great Fall OOTD. 








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KC DAISY TEE OOTD: SHOP SMALL STYLE FILES

 










My heart is always torn between Kolkata and Kansas City ! And I wear my heart on my sleeve, almost. The Kansas City Daisy Tee from Jill Marie Tees has been my Summer staple! From shorts to linen pants, from the lake to the beach, it has traveled with me all Summer long, all across the Midwest and India. The best part of this T-shirt is the fact is how friendly it is to moms like me, who might have a lil mom pouch. My body isn’t the same as it was years ago, and I appreciate how brands are now focusing on real bodies. Have you visited the Jill Marie Tee storefront at Zona Rosa KC , yet ? You can surely find it there or even online. Jill Marie Tees and Jill Marie Baby are a local female-owned, small business who have the cutest picks! 

Paired my Kc graphic tee with mid-rise denim shorts and white sneakers. Also added pink statement earrings by Nickel and Suede and matched it with hot pink lips - Candy Yum Yum by MAC. What's your Summer uniforms. Let me know in the comments. 

A huge thank you to everyone for the overwhelming response to my Instagram stories. The DMs have been glowing and my heart and cup are both full! Also more details on the outfit on the blog soon! 

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