audrina patridge on The Hills, being a new mom and more!
Throw the PERFECT fall party fall style: what to buy now
Fall Shopping Guide see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on our radar cupcakeMAG.com
Casi Densmore-Koon Founder and Editor in Chief Jessica Peterson Graphic Design Skye McLain Director of Advertising Katlyn Dziegrenuk Fashion & Beauty Director Alex Michael May Creative Director of Cover Courtney Boone Editorial Assistant Kylie Bean Content Manager Ashley Burns Photographer Cover Photography Kelly Hunt/ Cloutier Remix Cover Hair Amy Clarke Cover Make-Up cupcakeMAG.com
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on the Hills + being a new mom | 24
the perfect party
throw the perfect fall party | 34
fall shopping guide | 44
what to buy now | 58
FALL 2016 cupcakemag.com
9 | What’s New on cupcakeMAG.com
17 | On Our Radar what’s hot, for all, right now
24 | All is Good in Motherhood Audrina Patridge
12 | Editor’s Note happy Fall
19 | So Cool, What’s New gifts and products for mamas and babes
34 | Throw a Fall Lunch with Jenny Cookies
13 | Throw Back cupcakeMAG memory lane 15 | What We Love all our favorite brands
20 | Beauty beauty bests + tricks of the trade
44 | Shopping Guide hottest finds this season
21 | The Lust List our wish list
Adopt the Very Best Bring home an exquisite addition to any family. She looks and feels just like a real baby!
Plus Newborn Nursery Outfits & Accessories All the essentials your newborn needs
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Happy Fall Loves! Three years ago this week I drafted two emails that have forever changed my life on a whim. One to my very first assistant who is now my director of advertising aka director of chaos, Skye who is STILL basically my life-line and one to the amazing graphic designer behind cupcakeMAG. It was absolutely crazy as I was looking through the final edits of our 12th issue to think that my random Friday night idea over pizza with husband has become what is it today. 12 celebrity cover shoots later...I still absolutely LOVE my job and every single person I’ve met along the way. Those two emails truly did change my life. On October 4th of 2013 I decided I want to take cupcakeMAG to the next level and create both a printed magazine and an online magazine. I wanted to step out of the so-called “blogging” world and do something fun, something I loved since I purchased Seventeen at the age of 12. I wanted to make my dreams of having a magazine finally come true. Here we are publishing our 12th issue of cupcakeMAG and it’s officially been 3 years since our very first issue was in the planning stages. How absolutely crazy is that? It’s hard to wrap my head around it but I am forever grateful for those who have been readers every step of the way.
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What do you think about changing it up and putting all 12 covers here under my editors letter to do a little throw back?
Lots of love, cupcake!
Casi Densmore-Koon Founder & Editor in Chief
Your ongoing support and emails always make me smile. Have a comment, suggestion, or just want to say hi?
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ONE ON ONE WITH MELISSA JOAN HART beauty brands to watch
on finding the dream job
Fall Shopping Guide see what’s on our radar #smallbiz spotlight insta - shop hottest brands on social
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Holiday Style for Your Home & Your Closet
holiday baking with author sandy arevalo
Exclusive Chat with the 7th Heaven Star
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on our radar MUST HAVES FOR MAMAS
Edje Activ No Pain, No Champagne Muscle Tee, $45
Maimoda Jewelry Beach Glass Hoop Earrings, $36 Loved by Hannah and Eli Thermos, $15.99 cupcakeMAG.com
Every Mom needs a messmatz! Not only
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Fashion and Beauty director, Katlyn shares her beauty essentials and what you need to buy now along with her tricks of the trade.
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Finley Lane Creme De La Creme Tray, $36
Shop Wrenn Bangle, $35
Adornlee Canvas Travel Hello Sunshine Weekender Tote, $54
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HorseFeathers Gifts, $65
Urban Baby Runway Mulberry Press Co. Mug, $16.99
“live in the moment, enjoy the company you’re with.”
All is Good in
Motherhood You fell in love with her on The Hills and now she’s a new-mom with a beautiful baby girl, gorgeous home and is still one of the sweetest and down-to-earth girls we know. cupcakeMAG sits down for a one-on-one at Audrina’s cozy house. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention Audrina’s adorable dog, Lady.
We had such a wonderful time shooting the cover at your beautiful new home. Between your adorable baby girl and new home, you’ve had some amazing changes. We’d love to know what you are loving most about being a new mom.
It’s fun because my fans and I have all grown up together over the years, and many of the girls I meet are new moms or just getting married. I think it’s only natural that I’m building an audience of people going through similar experiences and in similar places in their lives.
I love everything about being a mama. Kirra’s smile melts my heart and I love watching her grow. It’s so much fun to see more of her personality come out every day.
········· Many of our readers have been fans since The Hills and we’ve always been Team Audrina. Obviously life has changed a lot for you since you first appeared on television! You’re daughter Kirra is 3 months old so you are now managing your career and your family life! We’re dying to know: how did being on reality TVaffect your every-day life. Do you find many of your current fans were also fans of from The Hills or are you mostly building a new audience altogether? cupcakeMAG.com
Since so much of your site is about fabulous fashion, food, and your favorite things, we have to ask: what are some of your beauty and style must-haves? To be honest, I’ve been such a homebody lately, but some of my beauty go-to’s right now are Oribe Gold Dust shampoo and conditioner, which smell so amazing, PCA tinted moisturizer, Epicuren eye serum, and Farm Fresh milk lotion in sweet cream. As far as style, I am actually in desperate need of a shopping day! I have been living in the same comfy clothes lately since I’ve been spending so much time at home. When I do find time to shop, my go-to store is Planet Blue. I love 25
that fringe and high-waisted bottoms are still in style! I’m also loving thigh high boots, chokers and beanies for fall. ········· Your blog is so much fun to read! What led you to want to start blogging? My fans ask me so many questions about health, beauty, fashion and what I’m up to these days, and I knew starting a blog would be the perfect way to stay connected and update everyone on what’s going on in my life. I’ve been especially pressed for time lately with moving into a new house, having a baby, and planning a wedding, but I try to publish a couple posts each week. ········· What are some of your favorite beauty must-haves? Nars Orgasm and Laguna bronzer/blush duo, Farm Fresh milk lotion, Becca highlighter, and MAC lip pencil lipsticks. I also make an amazing salt scrub with essential oils that I use when I shower. ········· 26
See more of Audrinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home and behind-th e-scenes photos on cupcakeM AG.com
Tell us about your current mom uniform? Are you a jeans or yoga pants kinda girl? I like to wear both! Yoga pants are so comfy, but if I’m running errands I’ll throw on cute jeans and a t-shirt. ········· As a new-mom, what are a few things you can never leave home without? I never leave the house without a diaper bag loaded with baby goodies, my cell phone, a water bottle, and lots of little snacks to keep my energy level up (breast feeding burns so many calories!). ········· When it came to designing the nursery, did you know exactly what you wanted her room to look like? Where did you pull the inspiration from as you putting this beautiful space together? Yes, I knew exactly what I wanted! I really wanted it to be 28
beachy and girly and the vintage mermaid/beach feel was perfect. ········· Obviously, you’re “in the know” when it comes to fashion and beauty but let’s talk about your gorgeous home – can you share your favorite things in your new home and how fun was the process decorating such a gorgeous space? Recently I have become so obsessed with home décor. I am seriously glued to HGTV and have been decorating my new house non-stop. I love it! I want my entire house to feel like a Bali bungalow, almost like I’m on vacation at home. ········· What kinds of projects and ventures are coming up next for you? I am about to launch a very exciting new project soon! This is something I have been working very hard on for years trying to perfect it, and it’s finally almost time to launch! I am so proud of this project and can’t wait to share it with everyone! cupcakeMAG.com
First thing you do when you wake up: Nurse Kirra.
Favorite Episode of The Hills:
I loved the episodes in the beginning when all of us girls went dancing. We had so much fun! I also loved our Cabo and Costa Rica episodes.
Drink at Starbucks:
Iced green tea with half the sweetener.
Go to outfit:
Black tank, jeans, and a plaid button up wrapped around my waist.
When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking to someone and they are just zoned on their phone on social media.... Live in the moment, enjoy the company youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re with.
Most over used emojis:
Dinner last night?
Chicken and steak tacos with carrots and asparagus.
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IN JU ST A F E W E A S Y STEPS, YOU CAN HOST A LUNCH Y O U R G IR L F R IE N D S W I LL NEVER FORGET. I T’ S SURE TO B E T H E PARTY OF THE SEASON!
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How gorgeous are these beautiful orange watercolor invitation from Tiny Prints? For a simple lunch, invitations aren’t always necessary, but t’s a sweet detail most guests appreciate. Who doesn’t love getting fun mail espeically to a lunch with friends?
Jenny made the most amazing gooey chocolate cake topped with caramel apples. Talk about delicious and easy to make! She layered chocolate naked cake and then topped it with a chocolate ganache. After the ganache dries, all you have to do is place three small apples on top (with sticks inserted into the tops) and poured melted caramel over the top.
To drink, Jenny made a Cranberry Apple Cider using TreeTop Honeycrisp Apple Juice with Cran Raspberry Juice and Tito’s Vodka. She added sliced oranges, cranberries and cinnamon sticks for garnish. This can be served hot or cold and with or without vodka. Your choice!
Don’t have a bar cart? Don’t worry! Jenny suggests, using a entryway table, console or even your kitchen counter for a great bar. Don’t overthink your drink! Keep it simple and offer one or two signature drinks for guests, and if you’re serving alcohol, always be sure to offer a non-alcoholic drink for those who don’t drink. Copper cups are they way to go!
Fall Fruit salad
• Peeled and chopped honey crisp apple • Peeled and chopped Bartlett pear • Caramelized pecans Take 1/4 cup sugar in a fry pan with 1 cup pecans. Stand and stir together while sugar melts and coats pecans. When all nuts are coated with melted sugar, and pecans start to get toasted, pull off stove and cool on a plate. When completely cooled break apart with hands and mix into salad) cupcakeMAG.com
Plan a great take home box for your guests to enjoy their dessert at home. There’s really no way your guests can eat all of this dessert and nothing better than having a box of goodies to enjoy later.
Use naturals if you can. In the fall, grab pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, mums, even fallen leaves!L ook for decorative pillows to add a touch of autumn to your everyday space. I found these darling seasonal pillows at Tiny Prints along with a monogrammed “K” throw to cozy up my outdoor living area.
Have extra blankets on hand or ask guests to bring a coat if you’re hosting something outdoors. You just never know what the weather will do! Our lunch was a little chilly. I ended up pulling out every scarf and blanket I had to keep everyone warm, but the sun ended up coming out and we all warmed up quick!
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CuddleSleepDream Cactus Outfit, $27.50
Gentry California Gown, $23
Little Bit Outfitters Multi Use Cover, $16
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two Fresh Apparel Limited Edition Romper, $26
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four First & Little, Little Dude Romper, $19
six Urban Baby Runway, Everything Sweatshirt, $57.99 seven The Little Ham Be Honest Raglan, $20+
Little Adi & Co Terry Easy Pants, $28
five Darling Designz Batmask Hoodie, $39.99 CAN
nine Loved by Hannah and Eli Man Cub Plaid Tee, $34 ten True North Clothing Co Slouchy Beanie & Infinity Scarf Set, $34
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Brin & Bell Curved Bar Necklace, $10
fall essentials FIVE MUST-HAVES UNDER $50 FOR FALL
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JaxKelly Moon Stone Crystal Candle, $22
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The Patchery Kangaroo Dress, $46 See Lacey Sew Fall Felt Bow, $5.25 52
Dress: Eden & Zoe
Dress: Old Navy Necklace: Maks Chic Bowtique
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THE HIPPEST STYLES TO
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ALL OUR FAVES: Mama Bear Plaid Tee, Loved by Hannah and Eli Mother Tasker Mug, Mama Said Tees Hello Sunshine Bag, Adornlee cupcakeMAG.com
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AT HOME Joann Grace Designs You are So Loved Velveteen Blanket, $60
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