Awkward Pause...

So there you have it.... this is where I've been. Behind the scene, making MRS magic + whilst drinking my weight in GIN! So I beg you not to fret, or coax another worry wrinkle! For when the newly transformed MRS rises like a phoenix, she'll do so with an extra special twinkle. Sit tight, yet stay vigilant. For once we relaunch, this baby's gonna be down right MAGNIFICENT!

XXX

MRS

Where is MRS LILIEN???

Like a flash of lightning, the MRS has disappeared without a trace! She straight up went MIA as if she rocketed herself into outer space. Perhaps she's in an exotic + remote location - or even juicier... amidst a witness protection relocation?! No no no... that's far too crafted, a tad far flung and just a bit too sci-fi. My comforting guess is she's irresponsibly leisuring off duty in a remote location sans the proper wifi. What ever the case, you KNOW there'll be an epic story to follow. Lets keep our manicured fingers crossed that her fate won't result into a hard pill to swallow. We must, however, dig deep and grasp hold of our resolve. For our beloved MRS wouldn't dare leave us in the lurch, forced to question, agonize + starve. We've reason to believe she's diligently collaborating with the higher powers; the vibrations we're picking up are like that of intergalactic star showers! Secret intelligence aside, one thing remains allegiant and true - nary a pillar of her highly regarded stature would guide us a stew.

I urge you all to keep your eyes peeled and your ears piqued. For every lead reported guides us further away from succumbing to her ladyship's status becoming obsolete. Should you stumble upon a tip of her whereabouts, or even a hearsay of her status - please leave your comments below, and we'll have our dispatcher on duty reach out, her name is Gladys. 

In any case let's keep a strong willed assumption, that MRS LILIEN will rise like a reincarnated phoenix, and not succumb to our own dark thoughts of self destruction.

As mentioned before, Gladys will be your steadfast MRS correspondent - she'll be recording your input, fielding your questions and reporting them directly to our investigative MRS department. Stay tuned in while our search abides - For if we know anything of our MRS, it is that to each occasion, she will always rise.

Respectively, 

MRS. N. DREW

MRS. Coastal Living

Reversible Printed Cutout Bikini • Mara Hoffman / SunnyLife Inflatable Flamingo Float / Sensi Studio Lady Majorca Crocheted Hat / Rodin Lip Balm • Rodin / Yellow Sandals • FLEEPS / Meleana Aloha Tote

On the stands TODAY is Coastal Living's March issue + as a ceaseless resident of le coastal domain - i've made it to the coveted pages of the highly acclaimed! The fabby CL crew knocked on my little door for some playful selections boasting the highest, brightest + grandest rapport. From pool to purse to closet I pulled my precious picks - the things that make me explode with joy and clap, jump + kick! So if you happen to grab a copy off the racks, send me a tweet / leave a comment / wave your flag. It makes my mind shake at the thought of all of you flipping to page 7 and seeing little old me!!! 

XXX

YOUR (COASTAL) MRS

LOUNGING IS ASTOUNDING!!!

Vintage La Barron Fibrella Pool Loungers (I own one in yellow, you should be jealous!) / The Happiness Planner / Kopari Coconut Oil / Frends Headphones / Tombo PlayColor2 Pens (they are next level + I swear by them, but whatever.) / Olivine Atillier SHE BLONGS THERE Perfume Oil / Sakara Life Beauty Water Cocktail Mix Kit / Karen Walker Beach Towel / THE RODIN LIP BALM RING (best thing ever!)

To anyone who cares or even reads my rants... FORGIVE my absence! I've been doing my fair share of LOUNGING and trying to seek my balance. Isn't that the constant struggle?! A work-from-home, island-hopping mama of 3 whilst movin-n-shakin' is one heck of a juggle. But here's the real deal: finding the balance + your happy is truly what's important. For it is when we slip that everything goes to sh*t + you experience the inevitable COME TO JESUS MOMENT. Lets face it, there are only so many times we can pull the alarm. So it's just best to take "adult" timeouts and forego the longterm harm. When I find myself slipping, overdoing, double dipping + over-sipping I know that's my cue. Like an innocent tap on the shoulder, I stand up, walk away and know just what to do. I simply state to those in earshot (and to those in the know) "I'm off to Lounge..." I gather my goodies + temporarily dismount. I'm a lucky lady to have a support system that allows, supports + encourages my wellbeing. It's probably due to their own innate health, experience, along with seeing + believing. 

I'll tell you what, as a strong, confident woman who struggles with my mental health - finding what works for you + sticking to it is the very best gift you can give yourself! Struggle is real, and depending on where you are at, she can make frequent visits. The best you can do is to be prepared + forgiving with your limits. Know when to throw in your towel and call it a game because when you keep your cool you remain the same sane dame sans the shame!!

If I Can, I know TOUCAN!!

Retro Toucan Print /  Stella Jean Fresatore Jacket / Diorblush Stick Cheek / SunnyLife Toucan Pool Floatie / Tuleste Pom Pom Earrings / Rosie Assoulin Lily Strap Wedges / Sensi Studio Toucan Tote

When it snows, it blizzards! I believe that overtime such prolonged conditions will cause any good person to worship dark wizards! Therefore I've taken on the high duty to rescue you all and put you in a BALMY state of mind! Let's face it, if I can I KNOW TOUCAN, too and everything will be mighty fine! Just close your eyes and let yourself bob about the tropical seas atop a floating toucan. Soak up those soul-toasting rays whilst you deepen that exotic glittering suntan! Are you getting warmer...? GOOD! Lets make today a sunshine laden scorcher!! 

Sometimes a little visual meditation is all it takes, and in just a minute or two you'll have completely forgotten about the mounting snowflakes! Heck, why not start the search for your next vacay?! I hear GUAM is darn near perfect nearly everyday!!! So get off your lazy, frozen arse and get in a TROPICAL state of mind.... I know TOUCAN!! Pick up a few alluring treasures to keep you in the hot, equatorial state of mind. I'm sure as sh*t it'll keep your thoughts warm and sunny during this arctic wintertime! 

BIBA!

XXX

MRS

A GOLDEN New Years Countdown Menu

Just before the new year begins I've taken part in a collaborative menu that is downright golden!!! Inspirational, tasty + everything else... a guide to last-minute grocering + what to grab off your pantry shelves! Cocktails, apps, delicious salads paired with a side + dessert from a whole bunch of fabby gals who've graciously offered their highest, utmost + greatest preferred! 

Mine? #3 on the cocktail list : a white hot + bothered brew to keep you warm with a bit of a twist! 

All menu details await you here, where you can frolick, pick + pluck with an excited + indulgent NYE sneer!

Top Image: Annie Groves / Bottom Image: Kelly Boyd / Calligrapher: Lavin Label

MRS Lilien Does KSNY

I just LIVE for good party + ESPECIALLY when I get to play hostess! Kate Spade New York’s latest bible: ALL IN GOOD TASTE was the subject of my feted hocus pocus. Housed in their glittering gem, their 4-story Madison Avenue flagship store - elements pulled from the book were splayed from floor to floor for ALL to adore! Happy guests sashayed through the doors intent on getting their hands on the latest volume. I held court on the main floor, sipping bubbles and chirping with amongst the fanfare like a bobbling MRS balloon! The fun I had gushing with guests about ALL things ALL IN GOOD TASTE - was a delight in and unto itself, and a topic I could discuss for days upon days! Fear NOT should you have missed the soirée… You can read all about my pre-party prep in a 4-page spread. 

The anatomy of a hostessing uniform typically gets over thought; making for a stress-laden hostess that’s frazzled and distraught. A worthy hostessing ensemble should be flexible enough for the highest of occasions as well as casual-chic situations. A hostess’s uniform must always be simple but statement-making. Allowing for piles of accessories that’ll make her look positively breathtaking! Going all black, doesn’t mean going all BORING. Contrarily, black can be BOLD, bowed, striped, mixed n’ matched, leaving onlooker’s jaws stuck to the flooring! 

Kate Spade Bow Back Dress / Kate Spade Sheer + Opaque Stripe Tights / Kate Spade Dani Heels

MRS Spirit Cleanser

I KNOW I'm not the only one that has to enforce the occasional adult "time-out". There inevitably comes a time when the clouds cover our light, and all there's to do is kick, scream + shout. I personally know the forbidding path to the dark side by heart. Thus out of darkness I've found alternative ways with which to cleanse, heal + recharge. Once you've been initiated into the hard core gang of gloom + despair for the zillionth time - you'll look to the stars, the moon, the air to cleanse your mind, heart, and head of the suffocating grime. You'll trade your pinky, to regain your light that shines sublime. 

It's best to incorporate a daily practice of personal YOU time to maintain your happy shine. A 15-minute morning meditation, a sacred (to you) clearing of the mind. Set up a mini shrine, equipped with healing crystals, white sage, a sacred plant, a spirit animal, meditation pillow, worry beads, and cleansing elixirs. I'm a HUGE fan of Sakara's Night Water, and of course intoxicating liquors. (remember this instagram picture way back when?) What ever you fancy, there's no wrong or right. This is all about exorcizing those demons with all your might. Breathe, meditate, pause + clear with the highest of intention. You'll be shocked at how simple it is to go from darkness, to the happy dimension. Check in with your spiritual advisor, shaman, therapist, trusted clairvoyant, high priestess... or whomever on a regular basis. Keeping at least one person on your team will help maintain your spirit cleansing cadence.

I'm an early riser + I so look forward to sneaking off to my mini meditation alter amidst the morning dusk. I perch upon my meditation pillow flanked by protective tiki gods, healing crystals + burning sage all in the pursuit of turning darkness into dust. Starting my day off with an ode to ME, clearing my head, with intention, and positivity has been the greatest f*cking gift. And, immediately I feel the most profound shift, one I wouldn't change not even for a hot minute! Try it out, and tell me what works for you. I love learning from others and exchanging wisdom. Anything for the betterment of self, anything for personal revivalism! 

Huzzah to the helpers, the healers and the light seekers! We're survivors, warriors of wisdom, and ambitious healers. We're awesome, a breed that kicks ass - and after all, not that common. 

I hope that if you're found yourself STUCK, this shakes you and ignites your divine inspiration. If anything, do yourself a favor and bestow yourself the honor of self-liberation. 

A respectful bow...

XXX

MRS

Sahara Night Water / Worry Beads / Tara Healing Incense / Meditation Pillow / Half Moon Planter

White Quartz Crystal / Camel Incense Holder / White Sage Smudge Stick

NYC, I'm on my way!

What takes 10 hours, but cost's you a day and a half?? Traveling non-stop from Hawaii to New York! Oh my GAD!! In a few hours time I'll be making my first journey back to the mainland mothership. I'll be in NYC freezing my tan off and indulging in a wondrous week long trip! I've quite a marvelous itinerary planned. Everything from playing, sweating, shopping, co-hostessing, eating, and sharing my exploits on my insta-MRS-gram! It's been 7 months since I've worn pants, let alone HEELS! The whole winter coat thing has me in fits of giggles and squeals! It's been almost a year + a half since I've been in the big apple; I'm panting to see whats new for me to peruse and sample! 

Have you any new haunts that I mustn't miss?! If so, well go on and DISH!

And, should you see this tropical MRS sashaying the city sidewalks, gimme a shout, a wave, a wink, and directions to your favorite little shop!

Bits + Baubles Bag / Valley Eyewear DB Sunglasses / Kate Spade, Dani Heels / Rodin, Lip Balm Ring / All In Good Taste Book / Lele Sadoughi, Pave Mega Slider Bracelet / J.Crew Down Vest / Fur Earrings / Merino Wool Culottes / Michael Kors, Fur Keychain / Michael Kors, Bedford Wristlet / Loeffler Randall Lou Flat  / Bottega Veneta Cashmere Wrap Coat

Reclaimed Wall Art

Today's MRS lesson is one for us all... an eco-friendly method of dressing our walls! After gifted a lovely LUSH package I couldn't bare the thought of trashing the box's tropicana paper jacket. I "hmmmm'ed" and I nodded, I inquired + I plotted. Moments later, like a blinding gem, the answer sparkled + shined within vision. On the WALLS is where it belongs! Traced, cut, framed + hung - in a space like this you just cannot go wrong! Happy planet, happy walls, happy paper, happy YOU! SEE... everybody wins through + through.

Happy Crafting!

Xxx

YOUR MRS