Summer Corn Salad

Last days of summer are coming to an end but if there's one thing I'm still not sick of it's fresh sweet summer corn! My mom makes the best grilled corn salad and I've been copying it and making it on repeat all summer. Take a look at how quick and easy you can whip this one up!

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Ingredients: 

5-6 Ears of Fresh Corn (I love the pre-packaged to save time), 1 Yellow Onion, 1 Package of Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, White Vinegar, EVOO & Sugar

Everything You Need for the Prettiest Summer Tablescape

The best part about entertaining is the set up. I love dreaming up the menu, the florals, the cocktails etc. I always find if you create the perfect table scape you can literally serve potato chips and it will be chic. It's all about the presentation! The list is short and sweet so to make things easy here are my top picks for the perfect summer table scape!

1. Place Settings: A place mat adds a burst of color or in this case lots of texture to an already pretty neutral table. I like round ones for right under the plate so it doesn't take up too much room on the table!

2. Napkins: Another chance to add pattern, texture, or play with color! These tie die cloth napkins are a current favorite of mine.

3. Flatware: I love to use gold flatware. It's affordable at so many places and makes everything look a little bit fancier with that added shine. As an alternative to metal I also love bamboo flatware for more texture. 

4. Florals: Something simple and seasonal always works. This time just a pop of greenery was all I really needed. I love to have something big that makes a statement but not tall so guests can still see across the table.

5. Candles: A fancy candle can go a long way. Spending a little more money on something that will last long and smell delicious will be well worth it! 

6. Light Bites: A Summer Table Scape is not complete without light seasonal bites that are satisfying but not too heavy in the summer heat. Lobster rolls and a pasta salad are my favorites!

7. Rosé: A light summer cocktail is refreshing and keeps the dinner party going! Not only do I love the taste but I like the color a rosé gives to the table. Of course I always have additional drink options in the kitchen too!

 


 

How I Turned a Guest Room into a Playroom..... in One Afternoon

I love that our beach house gives us so much free space that we don't have in New York. I felt like we weren't using it the best when we had an extra guest room so I decided to turn it into a playroom for Isla and her friends. I didn't want to spend a ton of money and wanted to use big furniture pieces that we already had. Watch our transformation in just one after noon and shop below to get the look!

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How to pack the perfect beach bag for you and your baby (just the essentials!)

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The Perfect Way To Welcome

Your House Guests

I have so much fun when it comes to preparing to host some house guests. I like to put together a little "Welcome Amenity" for when they arrive. It usually includes a local snack and maybe another small treat of some sort. Take a look at how I put it all together and what I always include to make it just perfect!


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Fourth Of July BBQ Essentials

Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. Every year we throw a big BBQ for all of our friends, family and neighbors. I always stock up on lots of glow-y, glittery, red white & blue decor to make it really festive. These are some of my favorites this year!

1. Party Fan Set, Sweet Lulu 

2. Star & Gingham Plates, Meri Meri 

3. 4th of July Banner, Meri Meri

4. Condiment Bowls, Swoozies 

5. Ice Cream Toppings Set, William Sonoma

6. Glow Wands, Sweet Lulu

Father's Day Shopping Ideas & Inspiration

Shopping for a Father's day gift does not have to be that difficult. Whether you plan for weeks, always do a personalized super creative gift, or you're the type to run around the day before.... there are plenty of ideas that he will adore. There's the rustic dad, the chic dad, the fancy dad, the surfer dude dad, and  even the sporty dad, that could all use a gift from our round up below. So pour some wine, get cozy with your computer on the couch and get to shopping! You're Welcome.

 
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For Your Baby Daddy

...the guy's guy who collects sneakers like they're Louboutin's and appreciate's good style.


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1. Humidor 

2. Boardshorts, J.Crew 

3. Sneaker Wipes, Jason Markk 

4. Carry On Bag, InCase

5. Airpods, Apple

6. Slip On Sneakers, Vans

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For Your Daddy

... The guy who can fix just about anything, loves to fish and almost always loses his glasses.


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1. Beard Oil, Tom Ford

2. Gym Care Kit, Men's Society

3. Fully Loaded Bucket, Yeti

4. Portable Grill, Uncommon Goods

5. Travel Kit, Filson

6. Lifestyle Roll, This is Ground

7. Sunglasses, Rayban

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WELCOME 

TO THE BLACK BIB

Hi! My name is Jasmine. I’m a New Yorker and a new(ish) mom to my 16 month old daughter, Isla. Given my obsession with glasses, braces and a pink cast full of signatures in elementary school… I think my 10 year old self always knew I’d become an Accessories Editor way before anyone. Now, I’m a Fashion Editor by day, and mommy by... well all around the clock. My life is a crazy mix of high/low, glamorous and sometimes pretty gross.  I’m just starting to go on first Mommy dates, and still love dancing on a banquette as much as I did in when I moved here. There are times I find 10 outfits that are the same price as the irresistible pair of MaryJane’s I have to save like 3 Barney’s gift cards to buy. 
The Black Bib is all about that mix. The perfect pair of heels, mastering a weekend getaway with your friends, a one of a kind stroller canopy, and finding all of those gems in between. Here, you can binge away on styling videos, shoppable shoots, curated pieces, and endless inspiration.
I hope you relate, I hope you laugh and I hope you shop your little heart out….  because even if you get barfed on everyday or you may just be a little terror yourself, you still need to have fun and look good while doing it! 
Just Wear a Bib. 
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Combine in a Large Bowl: 2 3/4 Cups of Oats, 1 Cup Raw Almonds,1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, 1/3 Cup Raw Pepitas, 1 Tbsp Salt 

Melt in a Small Saucepan on the Stovetop Until Dissolved:1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar, 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup, 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil

         Pour Wet Ingredients into Dry Ingredients and toss all together. Bake at 300 Degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.


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First Post Baby Vacation

Coming back to life after months on no sleep! 

 The first vacation post baby is a big deal. Coordinating sitters, schedules, and your own nerves is enough to make you want to cancel the trip. But I promise it is SO worth it! While it's important to get some much needed time with your partner, it's also just as important to get in time with your friends and get re-acquainted with your pre-baby self.  Post Pardom hormones are no joke and I personally had a really hard time adjusting to my new relationships with all of my friends. Would we ever do all of the fun things we did before? Were the crazy trips and late nights just over? Was I an outsider now that my priorities were about sleep training and not a new brunch spot to check out?  Our trip to the Greek Islands with our crew was one of the most memorable trips to date. Each one of us all navigating new moments in our lives... new babies, new relationships, monumental birthdays, break ups and make ups.  Even though the excuse to get us 1/2 way around the world was a 30th birthday, it was so much more than that. I found that I haven't changed, I'm just a more enhanced version of my pre-baby self. And no matter where everyone else's lives are taking them, they're still there too. All of that, with a gorgeous backdrop, good food and a few bottles of wine and you can't go wrong. I know it's a lot, and hard to leave, but take the trip. Trust me.

The first vacation post baby is a big deal. Coordinating sitters, schedules, and your own nerves is enough to make you want to cancel the trip. But I promise it is SO worth it! While it's important to get some much needed time with your partner, it's also just as important to get in time with your friends and get re-acquainted with your pre-baby self.  Post Pardom hormones are no joke and I personally had a really hard time adjusting to my new relationships with all of my friends. Would we ever do all of the fun things we did before? Were the crazy trips and late nights just over? Was I an outsider now that my priorities were about sleep training and not a new brunch spot to check out?

Our trip to the Greek Islands with our crew was one of the most memorable trips to date. Each one of us all navigating new moments in our lives... new babies, new relationships, monumental birthdays, break ups and make ups.  Even though the excuse to get us 1/2 way around the world was a 30th birthday, it was so much more than that. I found that I haven't changed, I'm just a more enhanced version of my pre-baby self. And no matter where everyone else's lives are taking them, they're still there too. All of that, with a gorgeous backdrop, good food and a few bottles of wine and you can't go wrong. I know it's a lot, and hard to leave, but take the trip. Trust me.


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HOW TO DIY CUSTOM SOAP BOTTLES

I like to leave a good impression on my guests so when we moved into our beach house this summer I wanted to have a few extra special touches. I designed my own soap labels & had them printed on water proof sticky paper with a shop I found on Etsy. I used funny sayings like "Salty Hair, & Sometimes You Do Care" and "Body Wash: For Your Sandy Coconuts". Once that was done I literally just had to stick them onto empty bottles I ordered here and fill them with soap. Such minimal effort, but so many compliments!  


Seven Steps to Be The Perfect Hostess

I love entertaining. Going on Pinterest and pulling out my inner Martha Stewart somehow soothes me. I prefer small gatherings over big ragers. Mostly because it's way more manageable but also because I won't be nervous about our place getting trashed. When I have people over I try to make it special, fun, and memorable.

Whether you love entertaining or it's just not your thing, here are a few of my easy tricks to look like you have it all together!


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The Easiest Chocolate Avocado Pops

Combine in a Blender: 2 Ripe Avocados, 3/4 Cup non dairy unsweetened milk, 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup,1/2 Cup Cacao Powder, 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract, A Pinch of Salt 

Pour: all ingredients into popsicle molds and place in freezer until completely frozen

Recipe Courtesy of Eating By Elaine via Pinterest