Hi there, Shopaholics!
By a show of hands how many of you are still recovering from that three day weekend? *raises hand* Same, ladies... Same. Besides the sunburn and lingering hangover, I hope you all had a fabulous time. I especially hope you were rocking some new arrivals throughout your festivities this weekend! If you were, share the love and tag us in your photos on Instagram and facebook!
There's nothing like a good three-day weekend, filled with a little over indulgence, way too many hotdogs and not enough sunscreen but let me tell you...This morning I knew I'd over done it when I jumped in the shower while browsing through Instagram. That's right, you guys! Walked straight into the shower holding my cell phone. Someone stop me, puh-lease! I'm not too ashamed though, because my phone is A-O-Kay and I know you completely understand my struggle. No judgement here, right?!
I know you wish this weekend could last forever but nonetheless Tuesday is here and it's time to put our life back together! There's nothing worse than trading in your favorite summer flip-flops for those basic Monday-Friday work flats. If you're like us, the countdown to fourth of July started yesterday. Can't wait that long to catch some R&R??? No worries, friend! We've teamed up with some of our favorite local gal-pals to devise the ultimate "Treat Yo Self" to-do list to hold you over until then! Whether you're looking for the ultimate life-pause or just a little pick-me-up, we've got you covered!
There's three things a true ES girl can never say no to. Besides caffeine, we live for food, fashion, and a great facial to get our minds right! Local babes Lauren Bebeau and Brandell Wappler schooled us in all things food and face! So now, we're sharing the knowledge!
"Being located along the Gulf Coast and adjacent to Louisiana,we are blessed to have some of the best cuisine in the Lone Star State. Most of us have come to acquire the taste of spicy zest at a very young age. Crawfish boils and backyard barbecues bring a whole new meaning those living in Southeast Texas." -Lauren Bebeau
Let me start by saying that Lauren Bebeau is foodie goddess! Some of you may recognize the Insta name she uses (Instagram: @setxfoodies) to photo-blog her way through all of the best eats that SETX has to offer. (South East Texas for all you non-locals!) Everything from her food photo's to her restaurant reviews leave my mouth watering. Don't get me wrong, I definitely know how to treat myself when it comes to dinner time but Lauren has been in the food industry for well over a decade. So I handed this one off to her this week. Her current obsession? Chaba Thai. (Located on Phelan in Beaumont) Rest assured, shopaholics! I rallied the ES girl gang and we headed to Chaba to make sure these recommendations checked out! And did they ever?!
Before we over indulge, you have to know that this is seriously the cutest restaurant ever. Quant, dimly lit and a happy hour that kills. (Half off bottles of wine on Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm-7pm) What more could a girl ask for? The staff was incredibly friendly and the service was fabulous. IDK how I've never been here before but I'm definitely in love. After ordering a drink, I skimmed the menu to locate Lauren's suggestions. I decided to put my complete trust in her and ordered EVERYTHING she suggested with out truly reading the descriptions of each item. Here's what showed up when the waiter brought us our food. Prepare yourself...
From left to right: Nom Tok (Beef Salad), Pad Kee Mao (Noodles), Crispy Duck (With Chili Sauce)
If you're thinking, "Wow, Brittani! That's enough food to feed a small army!" You're absolutely right. It totally was! Thanking my lucky stars the girls came with me, we dove in and life hasn't been the same since. Hands down, the crispy duck was the group favorite. So if you're already planning this weeks girls night make sure you give it a try! But wait, there's more!
Leave room for desert, lovers! Give the mango sticky rice a try! (Kaitlin's fave) Or do like me, and try the chia tea for a sweet and refreshing treat! Lauren totally knows what she was talking about! If you're looking for recommendations on how and where to dine inn southeast Texas, she's your girl!
For an extra sweet treat, check out these goat cheese cheese cake balls from the Greenlight Kitchen in Beaumont Texas! (Also a Lauren Bebaeu recommendation!) If I didn't have to share with the rest of the girls, I might have taken out the whole tray solo!
Babe, your skin is as good as gold! Do yourself a favor and take care of it! We asked one of our favorite ladies at the Beautique Med Spa in Nederland Texas, what the 3 most important steps in skin care are and this is what Brandell Wappler had to say!
Fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots are among the top complaints from her customers when it comes to their skin. Which is why using sunscreen religiously is Brandell's top recommendation. Her SPF product of choice? Prime and Defend physical sunscreen from Societe Clinical. This SPF 30 isn't just for blocking out those harsh rays from day to day, you can also use it as a primer! The Beautique carries this miracle cream for purchase in case you were already googling "Societe Clinical" like me! But that's not all, go see Brandell and tell her the babes at Ella + Scott sent you! She'll hook you up with half off your Prime & Defend purchase!
In addition to adding this amazing sunscreen into your daily skincare regimen, owner Jamie Scott and manager Kaitlin Diaz swear by the benefits of receiving a hydrafacial from the Beautique Med Spa. For all things facial, Brandell is your go-to girl! Besides the fact that it's totally relaxing to close your eyes and get horizontal for thirty minutes at a time, your face will thank you.
"Only Hydrafacial MD uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow." -Beautique Med Spa
Here's how it works!
1) Cleanse and Peel
2) Extract + Hydrate
3) Fuse + Protect
Sounds intense but there's zero recovery time following this procedure! I promise you'll love it and besides, I'm yet to steer you in the wrong direction!
The moment you've all been waiting for! If you've specifically tuned in to this blog post for an exclusive on the launch of our new style box, you're in the right place! But first, let's hash out the deets. The ES Style Box has been in the making for quite sometime now. Jamie has really outdone herself on this one, ya'll!
Your subscription ($75/month) will feature a different look from month to month and you can expect to see the freshest selections that fashion has to offer! (accessories, tops, shopaholic swag, and so much more) Jamie has hand picked the items in these boxes so you can rest assured that the sizing is on point! If you're already in the process of signing up, place your order TTS. ;)
Before I forget to mention, Style Box members will receive first dibs on these exclusive items! I'm talking "never seen the light of day" kind of exclusive. Not even little ole ES girls like me are getting their hands on these babies until you've gotten them first! So rude. (If you ask me!) Billing takes place on the 15th each month and you can expect to see that perfectly pink ES Style Box at your doorstep shortly after! The link is already available online to sign up and we'll also be accepting your subscription in store until the 10th of June! Any orders placed after the 10th of June will roll over into the July shipment of Style Boxes. Which will be bangin (no doubt) but seriously, don't miss June! Enjoy your sneak peak, Shopaholics!
This palm print kimono needs no introduction but it's getting one anyways!
This adorable kimono can be worn in so many ways this season! Since this is only one of several items in the June Style Box, you can be sure you'll find more ES goodies to compliment this sensational summer piece! Personally, I see myself covering up with this pool side, sipping margs with my favorite ES girls! These kimono boxes will not last long! Follow the link to get your subscription on before they're all gone!
Don't forget to check out the latest arrivals we've launched this week! You're ES girls have been busy ladies, and we can wait for you to see what's new! Leave your thoughts in the comments section below! We'd love to answer any questions you guys might have about the featured topics in this weeks blog! Follow our Instagram to stay updated!