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Often times for a second baby people tend not to do a baby shower but not me. I wanted to celebrate this new baby with friends and family. My mom decided to throw me the shower and enlisted Mindy Weiss to help  plan this festive day. They decided to theme the shower “boho baby boy shower”. This meant the shower would subtly be themed with this boho feeling. The shower was held at the Bel Air Hotel in a small room off of the restaurant. We wanted the shower to be fun and have activities for the guests to do, so we decided to have a create your own flower crown bar. Guests were given beautiful floral choices to create their one of a kind headpieces. By the end of the shower, everyone in the room had an amazing floral crown to take home. Then guests could decorate a onesie for my new little guy who we are affectionately calling “baby pancake”. Thank you to my son Jack for naming our new little guy. Then guests had a chance to decorate their arms, necks and hands with silver and gold tattoos which gave everyone a chic look and finally to top off the boho theme, guests had a chance to have a 10 minute reading with a psychic. This proved to be the biggest hit of the shower. Overall, it was a fabulous afternoon surrounded by new and old friends celebrating this new baby. The key to a fun baby shower is giving guests activities to do so they can mingle and get to know other guests while having fun. Happy Tuesday! – MRA

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Jimmy Kimmel Strikes Again: NYFW Lie Witness News

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An Espresso Cocktail from NYC’s newest Coffee Shop: The Elk

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We were lucky to get owner, Claire Chan to whip up this recipe for us
as she is gearing up to open her first shop in NYC later this month.
THE ELK is a specialty coffee shop & general store that will be
located at 128 Charles Street in New York. The shop will feature a
full service cafe, brewing some of the best coffee NYC has to offer,
as well as offering a variety of market, home, and lifestyle items for sale.

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NYFW Blogger Style

Since, I am about to pop being 8 months pregnant sadly I will be missing NYFW this season. I am getting my fix of outfits and shows via style.com and a few of the blogs that I read regularly. I pulled a few images from Damsel in Dior, Always Judging and Margo & Me. Thank god for the internet and bloggers so I can get my fashion fix! -MRA

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Playing Dress Up with BBM & Paula Mendoza

When I come to LA, I can’t stop myself from trying everything on all day. Working from a store will do that to you. I’m a huge fan of Paula Mendoza and am ecstatic that we are the only store in LA to carry her unique jewelry. I’m a more is more type of girl when it comes to jewelry so I had to put on everything. My manicure matches the jewelry perfect (it was intentional) so I had to have Chloe take a few pics of me wearing Paula and our rad BBM overalls that I never want to take off. -KH

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Flash Tattoos

This weekend, I had my baby shower with close friends and family. It was a fabulous day at the Bel Air hotel (more to come later this week on that front.) We had several activities to keep guests busy and having fun. Baby showers are bad enough so I wanted to give guests activities. I hired a flash tattoo artist who applied tattoos to my girlfriends and my moms friends and everyone in between. The tattoos were super chic coming only in a silver, gold and black color palette. A few people did necklaces and some layered on bracelets. It really is a fun way to express yourself without getting a real tat. Even Beyonce is a fan of these. Try them I dare you….-MRA

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NYFW Cleanse with Catherine of Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth

New York Fashion Week is here! I’m collaborating with Beckley Boutique to bring you a whole food cleanse that will have you hopping into those skinny jeans in no time. This cleanse is also great if you are looking to reset your taste buds, jumpstart your weight loss, or need to get ready for a big event.

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On the Skinny Bunny 5 Day Cleanse, you can lose up to 8 pounds and you will get to enjoy a filling breakfast scramble, layered lunch parfait, sweet and tangy dinner salad, and satisfying dessert smoothie each day! In comparison to popular all liquid juice cleanses, a cleanse that is high in fiber is much easier to stick with as fiber keeps you feeling full and satisfied and never deprived. Fiber slows the rate at which sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream keeping your blood glucose levels from rising too fast. It also cleanses your colon, acting like a little scrub brush. This scrubbing effect helps clean out bacteria and other buildup in your intestines. Fiber also helps to keep bowel movements regular to avoid bloat.

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All you need are these 5 versatile nutrient packed foods and 5 days of commitment. Yes, this cleanse consists of only 5 foods! All of the ingredients on this cleanse are interchangeable and versatile enough to create 4 completely different meals!

MEET THE 5 FOODS:

  • Raspberries – Raspberries contain around 8 grams of fiber per cup that helps you feel full. They also contain a natural substance called ketones which prevent an increase in overall body fat and visceral fat. Raspberries are also filled with antioxidants.
  • Spinach - Filled with fiber and vitamin A. One cup of spinach has nearly 400 percent of your daily Vitamin A requirement.
  • Greek Yogurt (plain nonfat) – Rich in protein and filled with probiotics. Probiotics “friendly bacteria” can help your gut and flatten your tummy.
  • Egg Whites – The protein in eggs ranks highest among all foods in biological value. This means that the protein from eggs gets absorbed into the body better than other foods.
  • Almonds – Olec acid found in the healthy fats in almonds triggers your small intestines to produce oleoylethanolamide, a compound that curbs hunger pangs. One ounce of almonds provides 20 percent of the magnesium you need each day. Almonds are also rich in minerals, B vitamins, and Vitamin E, one of the body’s key antioxidants, plus fiber and protein.
  • Seasonings: Cinnamon (has anti-inflammatory properties), vanilla, stevia, turmeric, garlic, lemon, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.

IMPORTANT CLEANSE DETAILS:

  • Space meals 3-4 hours apart
  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water
  • an additional 2 cups of green tea per day is optional
  • No soda, or added sugar

SKINNY BUNNY CLEANSE SHOPPING LIST:

  • Almonds: 15 Tbsp (2 6oz packages) plus 1 jar of almond butter
  • Egg Whites: 5 cups liquid egg whites total (3 16oz containers of liquid egg whites) or 30 egg whites
  • Greek Yogurt: 60 oz. total – 10 6oz single serve containers or 2 32oz tubs
  • Spinach: 15 cups total which you could divide between fresh and frozen (check the package to see how many cups there are)
  • Raspberries: 20 cups total, again you can split between fresh and frozen (check the package to see how many cups there are)
  • Optional Seasonings: Cinnamon, vanilla, stevia, turmeric, garlic, lemon, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.
  • Vegan Swaps: 1/4 package of Tofu can be substituted for eggs & soy yogurt can be substituted for Greek yogurt for a vegan option.

The Serious Stuff: I do not recommend exercising during the cleanse, since it does not provide enough calories. Please consult with your physical before making any changes to your diet.

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BREAKFAST – SCRAMBLE & FUIT

¼ cup egg whites
1 cup spinach
1 cup raspberries
2 Tbsp sliced or slivered almonds
cinnamon

Directions: Using olive oil cooking spray, scramble egg whites with 1 cup of spinach. Add any salt free seasonings such as black pepper, turmeric, or garlic to taste. Place raspberries in a separate bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon and top with 2 Tbsp of almonds.

Recommendation: for breakfast I recommend using frozen chopped spinach.

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LUNCH – LAYERED YOGURT & FRUIT PARFAIT

6oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt (single serving container)
1 cup raspberries
2 Tbsp sliced or slivered almonds
cinnamon

Directions: Layer the bottom of a jar or bowl with half of the Greek yogurt, then add half of the almonds, half of the raspberries, sprinkle with cinnamon, and repeat layers once more to create a parfait.

Recommendation: I like to make my lunch parfait in the morning inside of a glass jar using frozen raspberries. This way I can leave it in the fridge and the raspberries are defrosted just in time for lunch. If you don’t like the taste of plain greek yogurt, add stevia and vanilla to taste.

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DINNER – SWEET & TANGY SPINACH SALAD

2 cups of fresh spinach
¼ cup egg whites
1 cup raspberries
2 Tbsp sliced or slivered almonds
1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar
Splash of lemon juice
Pepper

Directions: In a large bowl, combine the fresh spinach, raspberries, and almonds. Toss with your choice of vinegar and a splash of lemon juice. Then scramble egg whites and add on top of the salad. Add pepper to taste.

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DESSERT – SATISFYING SMOOTHIE

6oz plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup raspberries
1 Tbsp almond butter (unsalted and unsweetened)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
3 Ice cubes
splash of water

Directions: Combine Greek yogurt, raspberries, almond butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and ice cubes in a blender. Add small amounts of water until preferred thickness is desired. Blend away and enjoy.

Recommendation: Use frozen raspberries to make your smoothie extra thick and cold.

Happy fashion week style bunnies!
Health & Happiness
xo Catherine

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