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Fruit Infused Water

We have a full blown LaCroix addiction in our house, with Apricot being the preferred flavor and Pamplemousse coming in second. However, I was beginning to feel like I was drinking too much carbonated water and read that drinking so many canned beverages was bad for you because of the BPA. So I decided I should wean myself off the LaCroix train, at least a little bit. Some days I would drink up to three of them!

So, in an effort to stay hydrated and limit my LaCroix intake, I've been playing with infused water recipes. Or as Andrew and I like to call it, Spa Water :) One time we visited my parents at a hotel they were staying at and they had the best spa water in the lobby. If I remember correctly, it was strawberries, lime and mint. We thought it tasted like a healthy virgin margarita!

Since I thought these were so tasty and it's been helping me drink more water, I wanted to share my favorite combinations with you. It really is a perfect summer drink! Make some for yourself, or for an end of summer BBQ. And I know some find water a little boring, so if that's you give infused water a try. It's just as delicious and much healthier than Crystal Light or the other mix-in flavor options.

Blueberries & Orange
 gives you healthier skin and helps clean free radicals out of your system

Ginger, Lemon & Mint
 great for skin

Berries & Basil
antioxidants & helps remove toxins

Lemon, Cucumber & Mint
Cucumber can help reduce stress, and the lemon and mint aids in weight loss and gives your body natural electrolytes

Watermelon & Mint
a hydrating and refreshing summer combination!

Cucumber, Blackberry & Mint
helps with hydration and suppresses appetite 


Strawberry, Lime & Mint
helps flush toxins from your system 

Here are a few more combinations I plan to try soon:

Cucumber & Pomegranate - helps with managing stress and bloating
Strawberry, Basil & Lemon - helps boost immunity 
Grapefruit & Rosemary - like a fancy cocktail infusion with a ton of vitamin C to help your body turn fat into fuel
Pear & Ginger - helps with digestion
Blackberry & Sage - relaxing
Pineapple, Orange & Mint - stabilize blood sugar and reduce inflammation
Raspberry, Mango & Lime - anti-aging and disease prevention 

Do you like infused water? If so, did I miss any must try combinations?


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

With the launch of the Nordstrom Sale, it always feels like summer is coming to an end. And although it is bittersweet, Fall is my favorite season! Plus, here in San Francisco we pretty much dress for Fall weather year round so I know I'll get plenty of use out of anything I purchase.

Fall is my favorite season to dress for, I always love putting cozy looks together. Since we were on a plane during the early access, and then on vacation the first week of the sale, I missed quite a few items. But there is still some great pieces, and they tend to restock throughout the sale. There are still a few more days to shop, so don't miss out on these great deals.

Did you shop the sale this year? What were your favorite pieces? 
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