ALANAYA ON THE RUNWAY!!

Hi beautiful people! First of all, if you don’t follow me on social media, you’re missing all of the fun. @Urbahnbeauty or @AlanayaBrown (shameless plug!) Second and most importantly, this past Sunday I put on my first ALANAYA fashion show EVER! The process was a combination of the hardest yet most exhilarating thing I’ve ever […]

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The [Lavender] Hills Are Alive!

Unfortunately, one of the places I didn’t get to experience while in France were the lovely lavender fields. To my surprise, in searching for new experiences I discovered the Lavender Festival that takes place every year all over the country! So a few months ago my hubby and I went, expecting to see some small […]

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From the Inside Out

Happy Tuesday! It’s been a little while, between traveling, and life, and work, and more traveling…but I’m back. Many of you know I started a book club via Alanaya So Chic on Youtube, and one of the first books we’re reading is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. If you haven’t […]

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Traveling in Style: PFW OOTD 4

It’s Wednesday and we’re halfway through the week! For me, it’s been a long one already, with deadlines and obligations left and right. One of the things I’m working on this year, is taking a little time every day to find time for me…my happy place. And what better time to talk about happiness, than […]

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Traveling in Style: PFW OOTD 3– For the Culture

You want to know one of my favorite things about Paris? The cultural climate. While not every experience was the same, there was a general feeling of respect for hard work, good food, and taking time to stop and experience life. One of the most noticeable differences as an American was how seriously they take […]

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Traveling in Style: PFW #OOTD Day 2

Let’s talk layers….especially since it’s raining out here in California right now (unheard of)!! On our second day abroad, Paris was a tad chilly so the simplest solution for this Cali girl was layers, layers, layers! A visit to the Louvre Museum also required some comfy clothing, so I combined my favorite Summer jumpsuit and […]

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Traveling in Style: PFW OOTD #1

“I’m only going to bring one bag….that’s it!”…I promised myself. (Also to myself: “…Well….one bag and my purse…and shoes…and it’s Paris…so you have to bring things back…”) “Ok so I’ll bring my backpack and an empty suitcase…but ONLY to bring back things from Paris…” *three hours later* “I’m just going to bring my backpack and […]

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