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Brand Crush: Prada Candy Sugar Pop Perfume

As a creative and graphic designer, products with great packaging always catch my eye. If anything, it is one of the top reasons why I'll likely purchase what ever it is I think I'm in need of at the time.

Today's "Brand Crush" shout out goes to Prada Candy Perfume. My favorite of them all is Prada Candy Sugar Pop which was released earlier this year. I love the s mell, it's kind of sweet and tart (if that makes sense), and it's perfect for spring/summer. But, what really has me in love with it, is the cute bottle inside the cute box which gives me all the feels of cotton candy.

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The Prada Candy line has other perfumes, but this one is by far my fave...

Here are the other Prada Candy Perfumes. Have you tried any?

Love, TL Hayden

Tuesday Take Out: PS.NY

Remember when I told you design is everywhere. I'm in love with photographer and artist, Olia of PS.NY. She makes you just want to stare at food and not even eat it. She has intertwined her passion for vegan cooking with her work, creating breath taking images with a pup named Cookie on the side. He's the most adorable thing ever. Each pic below will take you to her recipe. As for me I just want to admire the images.

Love, TL Hayden

Sugar & Salt Cookies (& Treats)

Happy National Donut Day! Whether you love sugar or just need some colorful inspiration in your life, Rosie of Sugar & Salt Cookies in Australia can provide both! Her feed is filled with cakes, cupcakes, and donuts that can inspire your next party dessert, baking D.I.Y. , or your next color combination for a design. I love bright and bold colors and this girls feed gives off all kinds of color vibes.

Catch these visuals below!!! 

Hope this helps your sweet tooth and inspiration.

There is an Instagram page for just about every creative niche. To prove this I've decided to compile & curate inspiring designers and instagrammers that I think will bring some style and creativity to your daily feed and life.

Love, TL Hayden

A Nautical Swanky & Chic Restaurant: The Hampton Social
 Pic via MashedMush.com

Pic via MashedMush.com

Today I'm sharing one of my new favorite brunch spots in all of Chicago. The Hampton Social is a "Breezy hangout serving seafood & beach-themed cocktails in a stylish & nautical surrounding.”

 Pic Via Chicago.Eater.com

Pic Via Chicago.Eater.com

Located at 353 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654, this downtown restaurant has you feeling like you're eating on a sophisticated yacht. I’ve had this place on my list of go-tos since last year and last week I finally got a chance to check it off my list.

The main reason I wanted to check it out, was because of it's design style from the logo to the decor. I’m a fan of good branding and an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere and this restaurant pulls off both.

 Pic via ChicagoSplash.com

Pic via ChicagoSplash.com

Being that Hampton Social is the perfect place for brunch, afternoon dates, and time with your favorite squad, I recommended it to my sisters to try as a spot for us to celebrate graduations, promotions, and current life changes. The vibe is chic, a little boujee and the food is delish. I ordered one of their signature meals which was the Glazed Donuts and Waffles. You can go without the syrup, as the glaze is sweet enough. As for drinks, we each either had a FROSE (which had a tarte taste) or the Bees Knees ( a sweet rose tea).

Take a look at the video above to see our time there. I dare you to try! I'm confident you'll love The Hampton Social too.

Love, TL Hayden