The Twisted Ponytail

The twisted ponytail
Hi guys! Irrelephant here taking over while Jacquelyn is off in Thailand! Today we’re chatting all about hair. We often get asked to share hair tutorials that can take you from work to dinner and beyond, so we thought we’d oblige. This twisted ponytail tutorial is a style that’s easy, cute AND elegant. Best of all, it can be done in any length of hair!

Hair how-to
|STEP 1|
Tease your crown! Spray Bumble and Bumble Dryspun Finish from mid shaft all the way to the to ends.

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|STEP 2|
Grab your headwrap (ours is from Flower Crown Society) and wrap it around your head, like you’d wear a crown. Tie it into a knot and tuck the little ears under the wrap. Alteratively, you could make a bow or leave the ears out – depending on the look you’re after!

The twisted ponytail tutorial
|STEP 3|
Pull your hair all to one side, gently twist it and pin it as shown. Make sure to pin right under the wrap.

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|STEP 4|
Grab a 1 inch section of hair from around your face, cross it over the previous pinned section and pin it in place.

Hair DIY
|STEP 5| 
Make sure your bobby pins are secure (try crossing 2 bobby’s together to form an “x” for bonus points). Then, spray and gently pull a few pieces out for a more undone look. 

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That’s it! It should be noted that the key here is texture! If you have any further questions, send us an email or comment below. Special thanks to Allison and her beautiful headwraps

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Photography, hair tutorial & styling: Irrelephant Blog

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Toasted Coconut Ginger Shortbread

Toasted coconut ginger shortbread

Hey guys! Anjanee here of Fig & Honey sharing my recipe for toasted coconut ginger shortbread cookies while Jacquelyn’s away. Teatime is a bit of a tradition in our household. I love that we can all come home in the evening and share our days with each other over a cup of a tea and most importantly a bite of something sweet to eat. So I’m always on the lookout for something new to try. Coconut is one of my most favorite flavors – whenever coconut is an option all other choices don’t stand a chance. Coconut pairs nicely with a whole variety of cookies but exceptionally well with the more traditional shortbread and a touch of ginger adds adds a little kick! I think they go perfectly with a cup of tea! Enjoy! Teatime is not teatime with out the treats!

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Escape to Point Yamu

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Hey guys! Savvy Home here holding down the fort today while Jacquelyn’s away! When she told me about her trip to Thailand, I was a little jealous (OK, a lot). So when she asked me to fill in during her time away, I decided to imagine a little (very fictional) Thai getaway of my own. It never hurt anyone to daydream a little when it’s -20 outside right?

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When planning my fictional getaway, I was determined to find a Thai hotel that was different from your typical British colonial-meets-Zen yogi retreat, where Nepalese pagodas are as common as Buddha statues, outdoor rain showers and jewel-toned silk pillows (not that those things are bad—I’d take any of them over freezing blizzards)!

After looking at dozens of hotel, I stumbled upon Point Yamu. Now that’s more my speed: moroccan tiled floors, giant wicker chandeliers, black and white stripes, dip-dyed tree trunks and sweeping views… Point Yamu overlooks the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay. The interiors are by Italian designer Paola Navone—which you may remember from her collections for Crate & Barrel and Anthropologie. I could see myself spending quite a bit of time there, indulging in la dolce far niente or stuffing my face in their Thai and Italian restaurants.

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