SUMMER KAFTAN INSPO: FRANCES VALENTINE

LA mom and style blogger, RELish By Arielle, wears a Frances Valentine kaftan

I’ve officially graduated from athleisure wear on repeat to kaftans. After all, kaftan’s are just as comfy as sweats but they help you look more put together. After a year and a half with nowhere to go, I’m all for for getting dressed again (slowly!). Since we’re still picking up the pieces from the fire in our home a couple of weeks ago (more here), we’re spending A LOT of time outside in our backyard. Sharing photos we snapped this week featuring the girls, my favorite kaftan of the moment and our new lemon tree. This tree is even more stunning in person and these lemons are too good to be true. Feeling like the luckiest mama right now and I’m trying to soak it all in.

A LOOK BACK: 2020

Our fam is walking out of 2020 with the same determination that Sadie has in this photo. The biggest mazels to everyone for making it to the end of this unbelievable year. It stopped us all in our tracks and took our breath away. It taught us to slow down and savor the little things. It was scary, uncertain, uncomfortable and transformative. Millions of people suffered–both outwardly and silently.  And perhaps the craziest part?  The entire world was in it together. 2020 reminded us that our health is truly everything. Somehow, despite all of its countless hardships, 2020 flew by. 

THE SAFER WAY TO CLEAN PRODUCE YOU NEVER KNEW

Give Naiya, Sadie and I ALL the fruits and veggies but make them clean! Until recently, I never focused on the fact that SO many harmful chemicals live on the skin of produce even AFTER they’ve been washed in water. Excited to partner with Vege Aqua today to share an all-natural spray that has changed our family’s healthy eating game.  Loving that this company also has an all-natural spray for safely cleaning baby products too–from Sadie’s pacifiers and bottles to toys.

SNAPSHOTS FROM JAPAN: BAMBOO FOREST

One year ago, Phil and I were on our babymoon in Japan. What a difference a year makes! Now, we’re dreaming of a day when we’ll be able to safely leave our homes, let alone travel. After all, COVID-19 has hit us all like a ton of bricks. Since I’ve been dreaming of traveling  a lot recently, sharing some more unpublished photos with you today which we snapped in Kyoto’s beautiful Bamboo Forest (I recently shared more Japan shots here).