Bourbon Beauty: Stop Traffic Event! Dine with us at Le Moo





Join us for dinner at Le Moo July 21st 2019! 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, a percentage of sales will be donated back to Stop Traffic. 
Make your reservation at 502-458-8888

For more information on Stop Traffic, check out their website:

Can't wait to see you there!




Bourbon Beauty: Happy Summer Solstice - Morning Ritual

 


I can't begin to explain how much I love when spring & summer come around. While I don't care much for being outside in the physical wilderness (I don't like bugs or heat - true story...), I really do not enjoy long winters. The short days, the cold, it triggers me and unfortunately seasonal depression hits me hard.

This past winter was particularly difficult on me, and its refreshing to feel like I'm finally coming out of my shell. (Huge thank you to my mom for always being supportive and encouraging me to get a little bit of TLC. Side note: Never be ashamed to take care of your mental health as well as physical health. As women we tend to wear many hats - our health is important).

To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to write something up on enjoying and bringing in the sunshine, fresh air, & some self love.


Celebrating Summer Solstice - Morning Routine
  • In the morning - Steep some herbal tea | I prefer iced | & meditate/stretch (before kids are awake).
  • Enjoy iced tea while sitting outside - hearing the birds and enjoying the scent of the morning dew.
  • Ground bare feet on the earth- praying and thanking God (or maybe just reflecting) on everything I'm thankful for.
  • Make a point to go near or in water outdoors. 
  • Start and maintain a morning skincare routine - Do a facial massage after bathing.
  • Replenish your skin! Drink lots of water & fresh fruit. (Incorporate collagen into a fresh smoothie).
  • Begin the day with a happy soul and set great intentions for the day.


My Favorite way to make Jasmine Iced Tea
  • Dragon Pearl Jasmine (My favorite brand is by Harney & Sons)
  • Boiling Water
  • Mexican Raw Sugar Cane Crystals
  • 2 ice cubes + enough to fill a tall tumbler
Before Teavana shut down their local store, I could never make a good cup of tea! I loved my Jasmine tea from restaurants, but mine always tasted burnt. One day I asked the woman how she made it, and it was life altering (and my bank was happier lol). The trick was the ice cubes so I wouldn't burn my tea - otherwise making it bitter.
Method- Bring water to a rolling boil. Carefully, pour boiling water over tea sachet in a deep cup, quickly adding to ice cubes, and stirring in sugar to taste. Let steep for 2 minutes. Fill tumbler with ice, and pour over tea.

Do you do anything to ease stress? What's on your bucket list this summer?




Bourbon Beauty: Stop Traffic Fundraiser 5-16-2019


What's better than eating while raising money for a great cause?? Mark your calendars! May 16th, from 5pm-10pm, bring in this flyer, and 20% of your meal will be donated to Stop Traffic Kentucky!




I hope to see you there! (don't forget to print this page, or save it to your phone before you go!)

For more information: check out www.StopTrafficKy.org



Bourbon Beauty: Find 'em Scent Safe

A couple of weeks ago, "Find'em Scent Safe" asked me If I would like to try out their product. Their "Scent Safe" is a product to help you find a loved one, if God forbid they were ever lost.

My oldest son was diagnosed with Autism at around 3 years old. The thought of any child getting lost is disheartening, but having a child who can't communicate magnifies those worries 100,000,000,000 times more. My biggest fear is him getting lost, and statistically speaking, its not an unfounded worry.



According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there were 424,066 reports of children missing in 2018. Almost half a million children in 2018 alone (!!!).. Between 2007 and 2017, 952 children reported missing had autism, and 43 children were unfortunately recovered deceased.

My heart breaks for those families, and it makes you wonder, what can we as parents do? I've searched for GPS devices, name tags, I've even gone as far as researching micro-chip tracking (its crazy to me that we have a way to track pets, but ZERO ways to immediately track people who are mentally disabled...) I've been desperate to find something to keep my child located at all times.



While I don't personally have all of the answers, (and we are still navigating our life with Autism in this big world.) I'm happy that a product like this exists so that you have a back up plan in case something does happen.

Scent Safe is a product that was created by a police officer to "help you locate your loved one". The idea is to get the scent of your loved one, & store it safely for up to a year in case of an emergency. When people go missing, they sometimes utilize a dog to smell the scent of a person to help track them down. It is extremely important for the scent of the loved one to be uncontaminated, so that the canines know exactly who they are searching for.

Per their website:

Dr. Webb is a decorated Captain of the police force and an accomplished handler of bloodhounds. She knows how devoted handlers are to their dogs and vice-versa because she has trained the best of them. Dr. Webb also knows that these handler/dog teams are here to serve people in need. They have devoted themselves to the rigorous training required to develop the tools to achieve success in search and rescue operations. These handlers, officers and military personnel often put themselves at risk, along with their dogs, in the line of duty. She developed the Scent Safe to give these brave teams the best advantage they can have when tracking a lost loved one, a pristine, uncontaminated scent item.


I opened up our carefully wrapped Find'em Scent Safe Box:


  





Here is what their instructions list:

       



I noticed that per their instructions, it said something to the effect of "scents collected after rising body temperature/ perspiration is optimal". I waited until after my son was done with his heavy work exercises on his trampoline to collect his scent.

The instructions also say that the gauze has to be held for 5 minutes. To pass the time, I gave him the stuffed puppy as we watched puppy videos on his ipad, we were done in a pinch. It is extremely important you read the instructions before use so as not to contaminate the product.





In our case, we do have a child with special needs, but I do see how this could be useful for any family member in your home. I hope that we never have to use this, but I'm grateful that we do have a product in case of an emergency. I highly recommend getting a product such as this, as another added layer of protection in your home.

For more information:

https://findemscentsafe.com/


Thank you Find'em Scent safe for sending me a product for review. I commend you for looking for new ways to protect those that do not have a voice.




Bourbon Beauty: Stop Traffic Derby Eve Gala

Who's joining me?! Tickets for sale here: www.StopTrafficKy.org





Bourbon Beauty: Kendra Scott Party! May 1st 5pm-8pm




May 1st 5PM - 8PM, I will be hosting a Kendra Gives Back Party at Kendra Scott in Oxmoor Mall, Louisville, Ky. Come join me for some drinks & snacks as you do some shopping! Kentucky Derby, Mother's Day, Graduation, *tons* of celebrations going on, now is the time to shop and give back to our community! 20% of all sales during this time, will go back to a local school Dare to Care Food Bank.

Also, *only* available May 1st, if you spend $100 or more, you will receive a free Druzy Necklace compliments of Kendra Scott.

Here is the official invite!




Here is their summer look book!





These were the charms gifted to me last winter, my favorite pieces at the time (and some of them are still available for purchase!!)



I was also told a *NEW* special charm has been introduced just for The Kentucky Derby. Here they have it displayed along with the lucky horseshoe & rose charm.








I personally prefer the rose gold shade, but the gold color is *beautiful*!! I have my eye on a couple of pieces, this one specifically:

Lately I've been on a butterfly binge, I have a special project that *hopefully* will debut next spring! Butterflies have a special meaning to me, so it will be fun to unveil when the time is right.

I hope to see everyone there! It will be fun, stop in for some free drinks and snacks, and shop away for a good cause (and a free necklace!).


What are your favorite pieces from Kendra Scott? What are you doing for derby?



Bourbon Beauty: Getting Ready for Derby with Emma Justine Salon!






Happy April, and welcome to the OFFICIAL 1 month count down to DERBY!! Last week Emma Justine Salon had an adorable Derby Party filled with amazing local vendors. Unfortunately, I could only peek in to get a few shots, but I didn't want to miss out on sharing this. (Emma Justine is my *favorite* salon in Louisville. She's done amazing work on my hair, and her esthetician did an amazing job on my last facial. Since I have sensitive skin, and prefer organic products, Emma Justine Salon is a savior for all things beauty.).


   

I don't know what I love more, the salon, or the food they offer during their events lol (Kidding! but their caterer is amazing! I was in love with their opening event.).


  

When you walk into her salon, the first thing I always see are the moving art pieces she has hanging up. Art by AIZIK was a featured vendor at their event! Love the art!




   

BB Macarons looked delicious!! So many different flavors to choose from. If you're having a derby party, this would be adorable as little treats.

   

LOUVINO from Middletown was there with appetizers, their food looked delicious. I really need to try them out, I've heard great things (especially about their charcuterie, and their lobster and crab cakes!).


   

Everyone knows Derby is about fashion, and while the main focus may be looking for the hats, I'm always checking out the bow ties! I love how guys (or gals) can show off a super fun look through a bow tie. These colorful ones are available from Peak Ties


Parkside Family Dental was also showcasing some of their available treatments! More info here.



Prickly Pear Boutique also showcased some of their goodies from their boutique! The Derby tumblers were cute, and the bright colors for spring are completely on trend!

While trying to find goodies for your parties and Derby celebrations, please consider supporting local :-)

Thank you Emma Justine Salon for your invitation! I hope you guys will follow me along as I prepare for fun Derby events this following month!

For more information on these amazing businesses, as well as Emma Justine Salon, I've included their direct links above.


What are you most looking forward to for Derby?


Emma Justin Salon
15115 Main Street 
Louisville, Ky.