Last Friday was the first time I spent the night away from my baby. Big moment for me! He was in excellent hands with my mom and my goal was to kick back, try to relax with the hubs and drink tons of great wine. We were also celebrating our five year wedding anniversary (a week early) and wanted to do something extra special. We stayed at The Carneros Inn- my new favorite place. The pictures should speak for themselves, but just in case they don’t, here goes… The property is stunning. Each room is it’s own cottage with a private patio, indoor/outdoor shower (amazing), wood burning fire place, lux bed and every amenity you can think of. The service was phenomenal. Upon check in we were greeted with a hefty pour of fabulous pinot- why doesn’t every hotel do this!?! The pool overlooked a vineyard, (genius) and the spa… oh the spa. Mind blowing massage. 60 minutes of pure relaxing heaven. I will definitely be going back for more.
We checked out Etude and Artesa tasting rooms (pictured above). Great experiences at both and they’re right next to Carneros Inn. Bam. Perfect mini vacay.
Yes, you read the title correctly! My partner in crime, Susan and I got to experience the Hannibal Lecter Facial, aka Dermaculture i-derm Facial. Skincare expert Marianne Kehoe is the pro behind this unique beauty treatment. As scary as it sounds and as creepy as it looks, it was super relaxing. Marianne was a blast to work with and she has a great skincare philosophy that really promotes nourishing your skin as opposed to stripping it with lasers, peels, etc. My skin definitely felt tight, clean and hydrated afterward. Watch Susan and I in this informative and fun video. Would YOU try it!?!
Happy Thursday! I just uploaded a video to my YouTube channel rounding up my February Favorites. It’s the mom and baby edition and my little squishy shmush is sharing his favorites things as well. I was lucky enough to get sent some really great products last month and I wanted to let you guys in on which ones me and Baby Idris are loving. The list of products is below. Enjoy!
Chewable Charm – Bracelets & Necklaces
GroopDealz - Lucy & Lyla dress/jewelry, Woven Pear socks, Scarf
The Honest Company
I AM | Enlightened Creations
Kid & Kind – “AHHH” Shirts
UlivJava – Martha Stewart Organic Coffee
Whistle and Flute
Kayli, Angel and I share our must have products of the month on the latest episode of Mommy and Me. Mine were both books; Puff the Magic Dragon AND Go The F to Sleep. Both excellent- especially the second. It was clearly made for adults like me who’s children don’t have any desire to sleep. I am happy to report that Idris is enamored by books which melts my heart because I am an avid reader myself. Ok, that’a lie, I used to be- now if I get a spare second- oh wait- that was funny. #momjoke Get it- we don’t have any spare seconds! I’ll stop now and just let you watch the video below.
My new show finally has a name- The SASS! Aka The Susan And Sharzad Show. Do you like it!?!? Hope so! I don’t know how many of you have ever tried naming a SHOW but let me tell you, it’s hard. We spent weeks coming up with different suggestions and nothing was sticking. We also LOVED hearing your suggestions- it is so cool to see how excited everyone is for this. After a while we decided we didn’t want the word beauty in it because we felt like that was limiting and who knows where this fun adventure will take us… perhaps we’ll be doing weird workouts in Bali. A girl can dream. Anyway, below is the video where we make our big announcement and also do some awkward accents! Enjoy!
One of my first weekend trips with Michael was to Santa Barbara. At the time we were doing long distance (LA-Chicago) and when he would come visit I would plan the most magical weekend getaways with the hopes of convincing him to move here. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. It wasn’t difficult! As I’m sure many of you know it’s easy to fall in love with the beautiful state of California. When you drive along highway 101 (or The 101) you’ll notice that there are picture perfect beach towns every few miles. We decided it was time for another fabulous getaway up the coast, so we packed up and headed out. Halfway up we stopped at the Jolly Oyster. A MUST if you’re into oysters, the beach and fun. (Note-only open Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Arguably the most perfect of all the beach towns is Santa Barbara. It takes about an hour and half (depending on traffic of course!) to get there from LA and it feels like paradise once you arrive. We decided to stay at the Four Seasons and were in a state of pure bliss the entire time. The amenities for Idris blew my mind. He was greeted with a stuffed animal, his own robe, hot wipe dispenser, diaper genie, crib AND a set of baby friendly toiletries. Talk about your LUX FAMILY VACAY. I Like! In true Sharzad fashion, I headed for the spa. You guys, it was UNREAL. I know I may say that about a lot of spas, but this one was spectacular. I had an 80 minute stone massage with the ocean breeze wafting though the door and the sound of waves crashing in the background. #WorkHard #PamperHard is my motto! Enjoy the photos and video below ; )
P.S. The dress I’m wearing is from Lucy & Lyla
The last few weeks I’ve been part of Target’s style campaign to create super fun content. (Oh, hi dream come true). My latest video was all about makeup and ways you can bump up your look if you have just 5 more minutes. I used all goodies from Target to create a sexy, SUPER easy, inexpensive look. Click the video below to watch!
What is Thankswapping you ask? It’s when you share sweaters with your friends during Thanksgiving. haha I had the pleasure of partnering with Target on a fun style series and in the first episode Angel and I get in the holiday spirit by swapping sweaters. You should probably just watch my video to see for yourself.
P.S. There will be more Target Style videos over the next few months so please be sure to check ‘em out!
Helllllooo Monday! Michael and I recently became obsessed with Blue Apron. What’s Blue Apron you ask? It’s a meal planning and grocery delivery service. Sounds like it would be really expensive right? WRONG. It’s $10 a meal per person. Shall I repeat that? Every week you receive a package with the ingredients for three different meals. The recipes are extremely creative with a focus on seasonal items, like Thai Pumpkin Curry. (I made that last week and it was SO F*CKING good!) Each meal takes about 40 minutes to prepare and has anywhere from 500-700 calories. I think my favorite thing about Blue Apron is I don’t have to think about what’s for dinner or go to the grocery store. This service is definitely for the person who wants to cook, but doesn’t want to plan or shop. That pretty much sums me up! In the video below we prepare a fabulous Salmon dinner…. and devour a bottle of wine. Enjoy!
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*Sponsored by Blue Apron, all opinions are my own