Holiday 2016

Tis the season! The holidays are officially upon us and we sat down with ellelauri founder, Liz Rymar, to discuss some of her favorite (and least favorite) holiday trends! 

ellelauri: What are the biggest trends for holiday?

Liz: Velvet, winter white, and lace. Our Noel velvet dress is perfect for the holiday and right on trend. 

ellelauri: Year after year, there are some things that are notorious with holiday fashion; what is your favorite and what is your least favorite?

Liz: My favorite is sparkle! I love wearing sequins or sparkle around the holidays. Sometimes it is a full sequin dress and other times I incorporate them more subtly such as pairing an outfit with a fun, sparkly shoe. My least favorite would be any time of ugly sweater. I think those are the worst.

ellelauri: Do you have any tips for transforming plain clothes into a festive holiday outfit?

Liz: Add a sparkly sequin blazer! Our Colette blazer is perfect! You can also add a red scarf, a metallic shoe, or sapphire jewels.

ellelauri: What is your favorite piece for holiday that is currently in the store?

Liz: It's so hard to choose just one! We have so many amazing pieces right now!

Check out ellelauri in Rittenhouse Square or Chestnut Hill for some great holiday pieces.

Paleo Pumpkin Bars

The holidays are fast approaching which means most of us will be eating our way through the next two months. Enjoying holiday treats doesn't mean we have to forego our healthy lifestyles. Here is a recipe for pumpkin bars that are not only healthy but paleo and vegan too!

Paleo Pumpkin Bars

¾ cup creamy almond butter
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 overripe medium banana
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
⅓ cup chocolate chips and/or walnuts

1) Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8x8in square baking dish with cooking spray.
2) Place almond butter, pumpkin, banana, maple syrup, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir until well-combined.
3) Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring until smooth.
4) Pour into prepared baking dish, smoothing with a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

These guilt-free treats take 15 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook. They are absolutely delicious!!

Chestnut Hill

ellelauri Chestnut Hill is officially open!

Founder, Liz Rymar, fell in love with the quaint neighborhood and decided it was the perfect spot for ellelauri's newest pop-up shop. Chestnut Hill is known for its beautiful homes as well as its charming downtown area. Here are some of our favorite businesses in Chestnut Hill.

ellelauri of course!

Cake is a cute bakery and bistro that serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch
Cin Cin has some of the best Chinese food we've ever had
Osaka is our go-to sushi spot
The Chestnut Hill Farmer's Market is great for fresh produce

Robertson's makes the prettiest arrangements

Come visit ellelauri Chestnut Hill located at 8513 Germantown Ave.