Life Lately…Miami

Posted on October 7th, by Melanie


Well, we survived the move (barely…geez, moving is stressful) Somehow my husband forgot to confirm “packers” for the move, so it ended up being an almost 3 day process. Then, all of my outerwear ended up the back of a storage unit. But, it’s over and we were able to leave a few days later for Miami to celebrate 10 years of marriage and my birthday!

We stayed at the Soho Beach House which is BEYOND. The pictures do not do it justice. The decor, attention to detail, food, service, amenities are all incredible. If you ever have a chance to visit or stay at a Soho House property I highly recommend it! We were blown away….

Soho House Miami Lobby

Spa check in and Lobby




Our room which had an ocean view. And isn’t that bar cart stunning? The beauty of the Soho House is that every room is different. They use antique and one of a kind pieces that give the space has a bohemian, eclectic feel throughout.… Continue Reading

Let’s Get Real: Living in Limbo

Posted on September 23rd, by Melanie

So, things are a changing around here. We are moving on Friday. I should be packing instead of writing right now, but I am tired and I need a distraction from it all.

In a nutshell when we re-listed our house this month, it sold quick, and we had a short closing window. We looked at a few houses, but we didn’t fall in love with anything. So, we decided to rent for 6-12 months until we find our next dream home. We are so excited to be closer to our son’s school, friends and activities. Right now we are driving 15-20 minutes each day and it is starting to wear on us. Especially when we have to go back and forth multiple times a day. Even though living in a 2 bedroom apartment isn’t ideal, I am excited to give the kids a taste of “city living” and the opportunity to walk everywhere and be close to the action!… Continue Reading

Product Love: JoBea Kids Yoga Wear

Posted on September 22nd, by Melanie

Fitness is just as much a part of our children’s life as it is ours. Teaching them healthy habits early can only help them as they grow older! My little ones have been doing “kids yoga” for the past two years, and they absolutely love it. We host classes at Health House and many of the parents tell us how much the children love the class and the instructor Mimi Z. It’s amazing how she can tame a group of ten 4 year olds and have them all totally silent at the end, lying on their backs with a lavender pillow on their eyes, in complete relaxation!


We absolutely LOVE Mimi Z’s classes. So, we were so completely thrilled when we found out she was launching her own line of kids Yoga gear! Let me introduce JoBea Kids!

2015 [Nicki Griffith Photography]

2015 [Nicki Griffith Photography]

2015 [Nicki Griffith Photography]

2015 [Nicki Griffith Photography]

images via Nikki Griffith Photography 

We absolutely love our JoBea pants…Vivi wants to wear them constantly!… Continue Reading

Our Weekend

Posted on September 21st, by Melanie

This weekend we celebrated the wedding of our dear friends Cory and Maddi. Cory and Maddi have become great friends over the past few years; and our kids just adore them. Vivi has a huge crush on Cory, and was a bit devastated when she found out he was getting married. I think being asked to be a flower girl softened the blow…just a little bit :)


After a very rainy rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, the clouds parted and their wedding day could not have been more perfect! 75 and sunny, on the stunning grounds of Peeper Ranch. I do love a rustic, farm wedding. I wish I had taken more photos of all the wonderful details…they did an amazing job making it personal and beautiful.

dress by sheinside.com (it is SO comfortable, and you won’t believe the price! It runs true to size ) Boots from a small boutique in Santa Fe NM, Earrings are old H&M.… Continue Reading

Scout Style: Windowpane

Posted on September 18th, by Melanie

This week I helped host a holiday trend presentation with Park Place for some of KC’s style setters. It was 90 degrees, and on a rooftop…I didn’t want to be too “fall” or too “spring”. I think this outfit ended up being the perfect choice for a rooftop party in September.

Head to toe print can be intimidating! I wasn’t 100% sure about this outfit at first, but I love the simplicity of black and white, and a windowpane plaid is always classic. I added my big, blue Alexander Wang duffel to break up the print and I kept my jewelry simple with simple studs and some gold bracelets.

photos by Samantha Goble taken at The Grille At Park Place 







Shirt and shorts: Shop Scoobie, Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman (on sale!), Bag: Alexander Wang, Earrings: House of Harlow, Sunglasses: Prada (similar here)

Love windowpane too? Shop some of my favorites here!… Continue Reading


Posted on September 15th, by Melanie

I am so excited to be hosting a girls night out shopping event at Kendra Scott next Wednesday September 23rd from 6-7 PM. Come by and check out the fall line, sip some bubbly and enjoy 15% off your purchase!


img-thing-2And DON’T FORGET to enter my Earring giveaway; a winner will be picked tomorrow!… Continue Reading

Our Weekend

Posted on September 14th, by Melanie

After the past few weekends of “crazy”…it was nice to slow things down a bit around here. While it is fun to go out, it’s even better to be at home. This weekend we enjoyed the gorgeous weather we are having…we played outside, and watched our sons soccer game on Saturday. Followed by his 7th Birthday party with 20 first grade boys at Urban Air a trampoline park that recently opened here in Kansas City. Wow…that was pure chaos. But the kids had so much fun!


Even though we were exhausted after the party, we felt like we needed some adult stimulation. So, we decided a great meal and some cocktails would do the trick. We love North (in One Nineteen), and so do the kids. So we cleaned up and went to dinner! I can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff, the food, and our overall experience. While it is not a “kids” restaurant per se, they really make it easy to take kids there.… Continue Reading

Kendra Scott Giveaway!

Posted on September 9th, by Melanie

I have been a fan of Kendra Scott jewelry for years; long before she had her own website or free standing stores. Kendra is a girl boss! If you haven’t read her story you should; I so admire her drive and savvy business sense. She has taken a small business and grown it to a global brand. Very impressive and inspiring.




I could not have been more excited to find out that she would be opening a store here in Kansas City on the Country Club Plaza. I couldn’t wait to get in and check out the entire line in person…

I really love her new pieces that don’t incorporate her “classic” colored stones. Simple mixed metals, with intricate details make for pieces that you will never tire of.


Adair Earrings


Roni Cuff Bracelet

LOVE the Callan ear jackets in Gold 


Devalyn Long Necklace in Gold layered with the popular Elisa Drusy Pendant

Stones are her specialty…love her new Drusy pieces! Aren’t these Naomi Double rings gorgeous?… Continue Reading