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How to Pack for a Week in a Carry On (in Style)

Not only does packing everything in a carry on let you breeze through the airport (which, in this day and age is reason enough for me), but it makes traveling in general so much more pleasurable. No more wardrobe melt-downs. No more lugging around cumbersome items on cobblestone streets. Ever since adapting these rules for myself, travelling has become easy and breezy and this is how it’s done!

How to Pack for a Week in a Carry On
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Jeans: Net-a-Porter | Floral Pant: Forever New | Shorts: Modekungen | White Tee: James Perse | Black & White Striped Tee: Chicnova | Black & White Tee: Moda Operandi | Printed Tank Top: American Eagle | Crop Top: American Eagle | Long Sleeve Top: J Crew | Black Pumps: Michael Kors | Oxford Flats: Nordstrom | Sandals: Modcloth | White Dress: Shopbop | Chemise: Net-a-Porter | Pyjama Set: Accesorize | Bras: Stella McCartney | Briefs: Stella McCartney | Cardigan: Helmut Lang | Trench: Modekungen | Scarf: American Eagle | Belt: Shop Bop | Necklace: Shopbop | Ring: Net-a-Porter | Makeup Bag: Asos | Cross Body Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Oversized Purse: ShopBop

Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Reduction (A Paleo, Whole30 & Vegan-Friendly Recipe)

Peach season is here! I’ve been anticipating it all year long and the collection of fabulous peach infused recipes I’ve amassed over the last few months is proof. I plan on eating these bad boys until I’m blue in the face. Up first: Olive You Whole‘s grilled peaches with a sweet balsamic reduction. So good. So healthy. In fact, it’s paleo, vegan, whole30 and all!

From  Lauren Carnes Photography… The “dog days” of summer are upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to let the heat get you down! Now is the perfect time to head to the lake with friends for a weekend getaway, and while you’re at it, stop at a roadside stand for some fresh, local peaches to make this delicious, seasonal & simple dish: Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Reduction.

With so many restricted diets these days, it can be hard to find a dish that is fit for everyone. While you’re spending time with friends, fire up the grill for these amazing Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Reduction that are Paleo, Whole30 and Vegan-Friendly. Plus, it’s guaranteed to please even the pickiest of palates! With the combination of savory and sweet flavors, it’s the perfect finish to a day in the sun. Plus, there simply is no better time than summer to enjoy a fresh, local peach!

We were on a mission to create a dish that was sweet and delicious for those who might have restricted diets, but one that even the most discerning chocolate cake lover would enjoy! With so many people aiming to rest and “reset” their bodies during the summer months, Whole30 has become very popular. But a restricted diet shouldn’t mean that you have to avoid “sweets.” Here’s the perfect recipe for fruit lovers and cake/cookie/ice cream lovers alike!

Grilled Peaches with a Balsamic Reduction
prep time
5 Minute/s
cook time
20 Minute/s
total time
25 Minute/s
Serves 6Ingredients
  • 6 large peaches
  • 3/4 c balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil (for grill)
  • Fresh basil (optional)
  1. Wash peaches and cut in half along the natural groove of the peach. Twist both sides to evenly remove one side. Remove the pit.
  2. Fire up the grill and get the grates nice and hot. Rub a small amount of olive oil on the grates to prevent sticking.
  3. Place peaches on grill, open side down, for 15-20 minutes.
  4. While the peaches are grilling, bring balsamic vinegar to a low boil on medium high heat. Then bring to a simmer for 20 minutes, or until it reaches the consistency you desire.
  5. Remove peaches from grill. Swirl the balsamic reduction on top and add fresh basil to taste. Enjoy!

These peaches are a perfect addition to any meal and will surely wow the crowd!

Photography: Lauren Carnes Photography | Recipe: Olive You Whole

The Double Bun

Here’s a new fall trend that we absolutely love! It’s quick, easy and the perfect solution for those busy mornings! Not only is it a breeze to whip together, but it instantly makes you look like a million bucks. We love that its classy and elegant but can be paired with a weekend at the zoo outfit! Happy hair-doing! xo Irrelephant

How-to: The Double Bun
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