Date Night = Belted Maxi

Above: J Crew silk maxi, J Crew belt (way old), Zara sandals (also way old, similar here) and In God We Trust necklace via Covet and Lou- which I may need to stack with their 'wicked sweet' version...


Husband and I had a rare date night this week. On Tuesday. Cause that was the only day I could get a sitter and man oh man, did I need a date night. 

So we moseyed up to Steel and Rye on a Tuesday. Ate some amazing food. Try the carne asada and lobster buccatini. Oh and snickers in a bowl. You will not be disappointed. I have had a joyous rediscovery of all that is snickers. Yes, you heard me. Snickers ice cream, desserts, deconstructed and in original form. All snickers all the time.

I dub this, the summer of snickers. PS, if you are at Row 34 try their snickers desssert too. Life changing.



CSA Cooking Totally Unplanned, Totally Delicious: Red Snapper with Avocado Pico


So to skin, or not to skin? That is the question. Never having cooked snapper before, I wasn't really sure what to do.

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Lani Loves: Xirena

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What I am loving this week.

Or what I just bought.

More often than not, both.


Check both boxes again. This discovery comes courtesy of South End shop, Viola Lovely.

Xirena intimates are fun, comfy, sleek, and sexy. Designed by Dierdre Roffoni. In patterns aplenty for every taste.

Stock up at Viola Lovely while the sale pickings are good.



Recent Lani Loves:

In God We Trust Fuck Off



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The Perfect Summer Maxi Dress

Above: DVF Maxi, J Crew gold sandals, vintage Gucci clutch via Brimfield, Forever 21 cuff


I was inspired by Pinterest to pull this dress from the archives for my sister in law's engagement party last weekend. I always see it scrolling in my feed, some leggy beauty exposing her gams and strappy heels, while the silk panels artfully blow in the breeze.  

So, I didn't have any gusty wind. Or heels. But I think the dress was pretty none-the-less.

We tried to have a family beach day this weekend. Fail. Instead, I blew up Daphne's inflatable pool and kicked it in the back yard with a cocktail. I didn't miss the sand one bit!


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Summer Mixers to Elevate Your Cocktail Game


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Bye-bye beer. So long boring bottle of wine. Kick those plain jane beverages to the curb.  Time to trade in your standard outdoor patio fare and trade up with some fresh summer mixers.

These drinks are anything but standard. They are turned up versions of those old favorites you're already bored with. Ever had a smoky cardamom cola? What about tepache? Maybe a shrub? Don't say I didn't try to keep you in the know! This is a sampling of the crazy-cool cocktails I'm mixing up right now, using CSA berries and anything fresh from the garden. 

Time to restock your bar, crank out some inspired syrups, and get a mixin.


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