EASY SUMMER DINNERS: CHINESE CHOPPED SALAD

Asian Inspired Salads

Summer meals should be three things. Easy to make (more fun in the sun), light enough (because you probably have to slip on a bathing suit at some point!) and satiating. Because hangry is a real word, and we don’t want none of that!! We tend to do the same grilled veggies and protein night […]

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Rosé : 5 Reasons why it’s just that good

Rose Wine: 5 Reasons it's the perfect summer drink

I thought last summer was going to be the summer of Rosé. Turns out I was wrong. Last summer was a preamble of sorts. Just a ‘get your feet wet’ sort of summer. The obsession with rosé is still going strong, with the rosé all day expression adorning beach towels, phone cases and even t-shirts. […]

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SUMMER TRAVELS: CHICAGO

Chicago Travels | It's a Sparkly Life

It’s been one full week since we left Chicago, and Ara and I just can’t stop talking about it. I can’t really pinpoint what I liked best. The food, the sites, the walkability, our hotel…everything was just amazing. As it was both of our first trips out there, we had certain expectations about this city […]

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SUMMER BUCKET LIST: TEN THINGS TO DO

Ten Things to do this Summer | It's a Sparkly Life

Summer is finally here in the east! But before we know it, September will be fast approaching and we will be wondering where the time went. I mean the Nordstrom Anniverary Sale is almost here, that means coats and boots right!? In order to avoid that whole, but I didn’t get to do everything I […]

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BLACKBERRY MINT SPARKLER

Mojito Inspired Drinks

You guys should know by now that I’m #teamwine all the way, but in the summertime I make a few adjustments. I mean between all the sangrias, mojitos and anything that is served in a pineapple, what’s a girl to do! Wanting to take advantage of all the fresh fruit (finally!!) that’s locally produced, I […]

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WEDDING GUEST ATTIRE: DOS AND DON’TS

Summer Wedding Attire Do's and Don'ts | It's a Sparkly Life

Wedding season is in full swing! Chances are you’ve already been to one, or at least have had a bridal shower or two to attend! Regardless, summertime is usually jam packed with weddings. Dressing for these occasions can sometimes be a bit more tricky. There’s the warm weather to contend with, and the fact that […]

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