A Love Letter To Palm Springs…

Dear Palm Springs, Wow, what a ride it’s been! Like any relationship we have had our ups and our fair share of downs but the good has always outweighed the bad. You have brought joy, tears, friendships, opportunity, and plenty of heat! When I moved here back in 2014 I was a young woman who […]

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All About the Botox and Envē California Aesthetics

Let’s get real for a minute you guys. As I have gotten older (hello 39 knocking on the door) I have realized how important keeping myself feeling and looking young is. My family has naturally crepe prone skin that just honestly doesn’t age very well. I have been good over the years about facials, dermaplane […]

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3 Things I have Learned Since Launching My Blog

It has been 7 years since I launched The Darling Niki and to say things have evolved along the way is totally an understatement. When I arbitrarily decided to launch a blog/Instagram back in the Summer of 2013 the blogging world was brand new. There were no “How to launch your blog in 5 easy […]

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My favorite Covid purchases

Since the world came to a screeching halt in March, and I have been comfortably camped out at home for most of the last 5 months, the things I once used daily have quickly become obsolete. You too? Raise your hand if your car, bras, jeans, and heels are all things you remember being super […]

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Traveling During Covid

I will be the first to admit that the idea of traveling during a global pandemic was not my idea of fun but sometimes life has some unexpected plans. In early July I found myself having to make a trip to Santa Barbara for a few days and immediately started researching. Over the course of […]

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Darling Dishes: The Complete Guide to Sourdough

I woke up one day about 2 weeks into this whole Quarantine situation and decided to research how to make sourdough bread.  After seeing a handful of people on my Instagram Stories posting about their own I knew it couldn’t be completely impossible.  I grabbed a cup of coffee and began my research on how […]

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Darling Dishes: What I Have Been Making During Quarantine

It’s officially been a month of quarantine and I have been (trying) to keep busy the best way I can think of, in the kitchen.  I shared my easy abondigas soup recipe and the sourdough crepes I made…those are just the tip of my culinary iceberg.  I have been busy making everything from gluten free […]

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Darling Dishes: Sourdough Crepes

In the midst of this crazy Quarantine I decided that making my own sourdough bread would be a fun project.  I started researching how to create a starter, how to properly care for it, and what to do with the leftover…there is wayyyyy more to sourdough than I even imagined!  I promise that once my […]

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My Stay At Home Binge Watch List

Hey there, Darlings!  How are all of you holding up during this incredibly unprecedented time?  If you are like me, staying inside and trying to fill your day, I have put together my go-to list of binge worthy shows to keep you occupied for hours on end. Pour your self a glass of wine (or […]

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Darling Dishes: Quick & Easy Abondigas Soup

Looking for a quick and easy meal for dinner that you probably already have ingredients for?  Abondigas soup is a personal favorite thanks to its tasty broth, hearty potatoes, and protein packed meatballs….especially on cool Winter evenings. I threw this batch together with ingredients that I already had in just about an hour (although the […]

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