My Stay in Santorini. | Ashley from Le Stylo Rouge

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Sharing a quick life update for  June.

My Stay in Santorini. | Ashley from Le Stylo Rouge

Eating: all the Greek salads. I ate my body weight in the stuff when I was in Greece a few weeks back, and I’ve been recreating these yummy veggie-packed salads for summer dinners. What I add: cucumbers, red onion, grape tomatoes, red peppers, feta cheese, dried Mediterranean herbs. I toss with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and boom! Dinner is served.

Drinking: Bulletproof coffee. Have you heard of it? It’s coffee made from super clean (ie, no toxins) and super fresh coffee beans, then mixed with grass-fed organic butter (I’m serious) and MCT oil (MCT= medium chain triglyceride). The combo acts as a meal replacement (no kidding; you’re drinking fat!), but is supposed to suppress hunger, give you a steady energy source, and assist in mental clarity. (Read more about bulletproof coffee here; this post is by the guy who invented + patented it, but you don’t have to buy his stuff to make your own.) My boyfriend is on a keto kick (ketosis = when the body uses fat as fuel rather than blood glucose) and has been making this for us each morning before work. I don’t typically add the butter + oil during the week, opting instead for the coffee alone. But on the weekends, butter me up! 🙂

Watching: Handmaid’s Tale. You guys, it’s so good. The perfect combination of make-you-think and make-you-mad. It’s set in the near future in a dystopian, totalitarian theocracy (the US is no more; hello Gilead!). I won’t give too much away– just put it in your queue if you haven’t already!

Going:  To shoot with my photog this weekend. Summer outfit style on deck!

Reading: How Did You Get This Number. I love Sloane Crosley, but somehow missed this particular essay collection. Crosley’s writing is sharp, detailed, and funny. Can’t wait to dig in!

Loving: World of Dance. Maybe it’s because I think J.Lo made some sort of youth pact with the devil (she never ages!) or the fact I’ve always wanted to be a dance troupe, but this dance show is totally addictive.

Working:  With a new set of partners at my 9-5. We’ve had some staff turnover in my division, which gave me the opportunity to switch up who I provide content strategy support to– so far, I’m digging the change. I’ll miss a few of my old partners (others can quite literally kick rocks; there’s always a few that have to ruin it for everyone), but this change is good.

Listening: To Selena Gomez’s Bad Liar. It’s so quirky + catchy. Good punchy summer tune!

Buying: A new potato vine plant after a rogue squirrel completely ravaged the one I had planted in a pot on the back patio. I fight this battle every year: plant a bunch of pretty flowers in pots, then check them obsessively as the squirrels tear them apart + root them up (in service of what, I have no idea). Yesterday afternoon, I came out to water and found a previously gorgeous lime green potato vine completely stripped of its leaves. Ugh. I love animals, but squirrels really test that love.

Planning: A trip to Washington, DC, for work. I’ve never been to DC, and even though it’s going to be a short trip, I’m excited to see a bit of the city.

Wondering: How it’s already the end of June. I swear it was the beginning of May just yesterday.

Feeling: The full effect post-vacation depression. Speaking of which, did you catch the big Greece rundown from earlier this week? Where we stayed, what we did, what we ate, what I wore… It’s all there.

My Stay in Crete. | Ashley from Le Stylo Rouge
Our hotel pool- too cute, right?


  1. Looking forward to seeing your weekend’s outfit shoots! I’m not surprised your missing Greece babe, it looks stunning!!

  2. I finally finished up season 1 of the Handmaid’s Tale and it was so good, in a terrifying sort of way! After that I buzzed through Harlots (equally amazing), so if you haven’t seen it-when you finished the Handmaid’s Tale you need to add that to your list!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  3. Both the Greek salad and the pool look so inviting! I was wondering if you dance? You have such beautiful legs that I wouldn’t be surprised. I also love dance shows, and so, I’ll have to check out World of Dance. A woman in Mexico once told me (a very literal translation): “Dancers eat their years.” That must be Jennifer Lopez’s secret!
    xo, janea

    1. Aw, you’re so sweet, lady- no, I actually don’t dance. I owe my legs to years of volleyball, haha. But I WISH I could dance- dancers are so gorgeous! And that’s totally J.Lo’s secret!

  4. Greek Salads are delicious, I can totally see why you love them so much. I have heard of bulletproof coffee but I yet to try it, maybe the time has come. I’ve heard such great reviews about The Handmaid’s Tale, I’m going check it out soon. That pool is pretty freakin cute

  5. I have never heard of Bulletproof coffee but it sounds very intriguing so I will have to give it a go. You are so right about J-Lo as well, I need to know her secrets!! x

  6. I love the monthly Reviews and I really enoyed reading this one. The Food Picture directly made me hungry and so true, the Hotel pool is AMAZING. I never saw a cuter one, wow. Would love to spend there my entire summer.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

  7. Loved this post. I totally saw that you made that salad straight out of Greece. I make and eat salads like that all the time. Love them. Girl the coffee you mentioned sounds great. Where can I buy it? I have been meaning to start watching “The Handmaid’s tale” – you have convinced me. I love The World of Dance though – so much talent!

  8. The salad is making me hungry. My love for salads is so deep that it’s just beyond words. So, I
    m really hungry after seeing your photo. And yes, your hotel pool is very very cute! Wish I could take a dip in it!

    Heba xx
    The Heba

  9. The salad is making me hungry. My love for salads is so deep that it’s just beyond words. So, I’m really hungry after seeing your photo. And yes, your hotel pool is very very cute! Wish I could take a dip in it!

    Heba xx
    The Heba

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