Lavender-Honey Ice Cream

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Dress: BCBG(old) – similar styles here, here and here

Let’s brighten up this gloomy week with some delicious ice cream. My Favorite flavor right now is Honey-Lavender. The best one I found at Jeni’s in Calabasas, it is sooo good. I always loved ice cream and sometimes I skip lunch or dinner and have just ice cream instead… the BEST!

I found a recipe for my favorite flavor this summer. Independence Day is coming up soon and this would make the perfect desert for family and friends.

Here is what you need (makes 6 – 8 scoops)

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender

Add the heavy cream, milk, honey and lavender to a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Bring the mixture to steaming. Stir occasionally.

Check to see that the honey is completely dissolved into the cream and then remove the pan from the heat. Allow it to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Using a ​fine-mesh sieve, strain the lavender cream and discard the solids. Chill the mixture for 1 hour and then freeze it in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Voila – that’s it. So easy and sooo good! Let me know how it turned out!

xo BB

Beautiful Mountains

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Happy Thursday!

I decided to stay longer in Austria to spend some more time with my family. Yesterday was the first beautiful and sunny day. It was the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful mountains.

I don’t have any skiing clothes – and no snow gear since I live in LA. So I raided my mom’s closet for today. But I did get inspired to get my own again and I put together a look book for you. Here are some super cute items I am already obsessing over.

Winter is coming to an end and today is the first day of spring. This is a great time to get a steal for the next winter and snow season.

Thank you so much for visiting me here,

xo BB


Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

I spent the last day in 2018 in Santa Monica at the beach. It was the perfect setting and I just wanted to share this special moment with you. Feeling happy and alive and ready for the new year.

Generally New Year’s resolutions are not my thing. I usually do not wait for a certain date to change something in my life. I work on myself daily. Everything I do is a byproduct of my daily thoughts and habits. My plans evolve on that same daily basis. It is a constant process of development and I doubt it can happen over night by declaring a New Year’s resolution.

But this time is a great opportunity to look at a whole year of development. You can reevaluate some things or chose to develop certain thoughts and directions. If you want to grow, you have to raise your standards. We all have big dreams. But we have to double check if our behaviors and thoughts line up with that big picture in our minds. Otherwise we might have to reevaluate our big plans. And carefully think if we are really ready to do what it takes to get there.

You are a product of your thoughts and your closest environment. To change anything you need to start there…..

I wish you a Happy, Healthy, Mindful and successful New Year. Thank you so much to all of you who follow my blog. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store.

Let’s do this!

xo BB