Category: Lifestyle

One Year Later

Lifestyle May 23, 2017
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Photos by Aarron Griggs

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I think of where I was at this moment in time. It was May 23rd, 2016. I was a 23 year-old living in the state of Washington on the verge of graduating college with her bachelor’s degree. I had a lot on my plate, too much, in fact, but that is another story for another time. When I first started this blog, I said, “I have no idea where this blog will take me. I have no idea what it will or could become.”

When I am asked either in interviews or in causal conversations about what my 10 year plan is I usually give a heavy sigh and explain how much I detest 10 year plans because honestly who knows what the hell will happen in 10 years. All I can ever hope for is to continue to learn, to grow, and to be happy.

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Dress (Similar): Forever 21+

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One year later and I still don’t have my shit together. One year later and I still have no idea where this blog will take me or what it will or could become. So here’s to another year. Another year of learning, growing, happiness, not knowing what the hell I’m doing, and trying to get my shit together.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

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Delicate Fucking Flower

Lifestyle April 12, 2017

I decided to change my blog’s name from A.R.G. to Delicate Fucking Flower. For me, Delicate Fucking Flower, represents the multifaceted person that I am and with A.R.G. I didn’t always feel like that shined through. At least, not in the way that I wanted it too. I constantly felt torn between posting content that was related to feminism and content that was related to fashion. And, I was far too concerned with what everyone would think. Then I found myself asking, “Why choose?” and “Who cares?” I can be a feminist and love all things fashion, too. I don’t have to choose and I shouldn’t have to. I want to break down this binary way of thinking that I can only do one or the other, that I can only be one or the other, but never both. I say fuck that. Welcome to the adventures and musings of a delicate fucking flower.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

Photo Diary: Babes Who Brunch

Lifestyle March 14, 2017
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Miracle Mile

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Centrale Kitchen & Bar

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Fried Chicken Benedict

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Midtown Creperie and Cafe

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Taps Barrell House

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On Sunday, I spent the day with a few of my favorite people. We started out at Centrale Kitchen & Bar for brunch and bottomless mimosas. I had the Fried Chicken Benedict. It was delicious and a new spin on a breakfast classic. Afterwards, we wondered around the various shops that Miracle Mile has to offer. We stopped by Midtown Creperie & Cafe right before they closed for something sweet. I had the Soc AU’ LAIT crêpe with strawberries and bananas. Unfortunately I forgot to take a proper photo of my crêpe (it was that good) but if you follow me on my Instagram stories, chances are you saw it. Finally, we ended up at Taps Barrell House where we sampled several beers. Throughout all of it were great conversations and so much laughter that by the end of the day my cheeks physically hurt. It was a wonderful way to end my week. Also, be on the lookout for a blog post on the outfit I wore to brunch.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

Food Porn

Lifestyle February 22, 2017

Last week, my brother Andrew cooked a four course meal for “all the single ladies” and his partner Veronica on Valentine’s Day. To say it was delicious would be an understatement. In fact, no amount of words will do this meal justice so instead I will leave you with these photos and be sure to check out La Famiglia Foods.

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Champagne

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Bread Basket

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Puff Pastry

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Shrimp Scampi

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Seafood Risotto

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Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter and Foie Gras, Puff Pastry, Lobster with Homemade Bernaise Sauce, and Twice Baked Potato

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Chocolate Lava Cake

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

A Mini Haul

Lifestyle, Videos February 21, 2017

A few Saturdays ago, I spent the day in Santana Row. While I was there, I did some damage ‘AKA’ went shopping and I picked up a few items. I thought it’d be fun to do a mini haul on my channel. For a full list of everything I bought see below.

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1. Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray
2. Quay Australia x Deci Perkins High Key Gold Sunglasses
3. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 18 Flame Red
4. Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb
5. Lush Sex Bomb Bath Bomb
6. Gourmand EDP Fragrance in Lait De Coco

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs