[Guest Post] Colour Bloc Pops of Colour

Please welcome Amelia of Colour Bloc! I’m so thrilled to present a client and a recently completed project of mine! Amelia is the art consultant and blogger behind her new exciting venture, Colour Bloc. I loved working with Amelia — it was such a fun project! Amelia is bright, talented, and I’m so impressed by

INDIGO Blue Pillow Obsessed

Am I too late? I feel like the indigo blue trend has come and gone, but perhaps revisiting us again for a fleeting summer moment?? ‘Tis my hope, as I’m determined to find just the right casually chic mix…

VIDEO Wedding Ceremony Serenade

(That’s me and my daughter second in the maids line-up!) So as I mentioned, my sis-in-law’s wedding was a total blast — but I didn’t have my iPhone on me, so failed to capture any photos! Bust! I was so busy with the day and my daughter, and well, I guess having too much fun.

Weekend Fun (& Get Sh** Done)

What a ride Don’t you hate when you have a great weekend planned, but it all seems to go by so quickly? Yah, well, I can’t believe it’s already Monday, let’s put it that way…

HIS & HERS To The Races

Playing “dress up” for the day Since my husband and I work for ourselves, we don’t often have the opportunity to get fancy. But tomorrow we’re headed to Del Mar for a charity fundraiser at the Thoroughbred Club — dress code strictly enforced! Great excuse to have gotten the husband a whole new outfit, including

[Guest Post] Queen of LA Pillow Talk

Please welcome Jordan, the Queen of LA! I love a girl with a rockin’ sense of humor. Jordan is not only one of those gals I heart, but also the type that totally knows herself, and OWNS it! She has great style, and one of these days when my life crazy crammed, I will definitely

JOIE Fall 2012

J’adore Joie It’s no secret that I heart Joie. If I were to tally up my closet, the front runners would be Joie with a staggering lead, then DVF, J.Crew and Rebecca Minkoff. I look to Joie for anything from silk tops that I know I can wear to a lazy Sunday brunch or a

HOUSE PLANTS Cheap Trick

Big bang for your buck After my crazed weekend*, I needed to decompress and add some calm in my life. A trip to Lowe’s and $13 later, mission accomplished! (Although my husband simply said, “It’s very…tropical,” which in my head that translates to, “It’s awesome sauce!”)

MIAMI DREAMIN’ Sexy, Sleek & Spiked

Vogue Brazil does Miami A friend and I are thinking a girls’ mid-winter trip to Miami is in order. I’ve never been! But being a Hawaii girl, warm weather, beachwear and cocktails always sound like a good idea. And seeing this glammy Vogue Brazil shoot that sets just the right tone confirms it for me…

TO UPDO Or Not to Updo

Help! Bridesmaid hair dilemma! My sis-in-law is getting married tomorrow! And I’m matron-of-honor. I’ve been so wrapped up in shower/bachelorette/stationery that it just dawned on me: ummm, I kinda need to decide on my hairstyle for the day! I am paying a professional to style it up, so I should probably come up with something good,

[Guest Post] ever swoon Headpieces by Halston

1966 cover shot of Wilhelmina wearing a Halston Hat - via Please welcome Tamra of ever swoon! What can I say? I heart Tamra, like we all do! She’s just the sweetest, least pretentious, totally creative and bubbly fun person you’ll ever meet. I am so honored that I got to help her create the look

BEFORE & AFTER Emily Henderson’s Office

Featuring the Hand Chair It’s another Wednesday of “Design Under the Influence” on La Dolce Vita, and today I’m discussing the Hand Chair by designer Pedro Friedeberg! You’ve seen it around, and maybe you don’t really get what the heck the deal is with it. Check out my post and maybe you  still won’t get

REGENCY MOD So Cal Style

“Oldie” but goodie I don’t remember where or even when I first spotted the Orange County, CA home of designers Marc and Melissa Palazzo, but that’s besides the point. I’ve rediscovered their ultra cool interiors, and the mix of stellar lighting choices, a standout Lulu DK fabric, animal hides, fur, neutrals with pops of color,

THE MAXI Summer-to-Fall Style

Wear now and later Summer is by far the season I love most, and the maxi dress is my uniform of choice. My favorite ones are those that I know I can wear into fall, with the addition of a leather or denim jacket, and a pair of booties. Easiest, no-brainer outfit ever…

INTERVIEW Lulu DK for OpenSky

The Sky’s the limit for LuluDK! Lulu deKwiatkowski is a crush-worthy illustrator, artist, published designer, and major tastemaker. Her signature colorful coastal style has captured the hearts of beach lovers around the world (ahem, me!), through her textile, wallpaper, floor covering, bed linens, AND dinnerware lines. And now she’s joined OpenSky with a new “Seaside

[Guest Post] Design Darling Black + Gold

Please welcome Mackenzie of Design Darling! I’m over the moon that the adorable Mackenzie has stopped by today! I cannot express how much I admire her and all she has accomplished, and at such a young age. I have been following Mackenzie’s journey since she was in school, and she continues to amaze me with

SUMMER LOVIN’ Go Bohemian

Guest posting on The White Ruffle! Happy hump day! Some mid-week fun: I got to create a fashion & decor board for The White Ruffle today, featuring my current mood, Bohemian! This particular board was inspired by a Julie Christie watercolor print I recently picked up from artist Cate Parr. Can’t wait to hang it…

HOUSE ENVY New Traditional

Classic + Casual A bonus of beach time on the weekend? Catching up on magazines. Happened to rediscover this L.A. home of designer Mark D. Sikes in an old issue of House Beautiful. Even for a modern glam girl like myself, I want to live and breathe in the relaxed tones and textures mixed with just

Weekend Progress

The little things… How was your weekend? Mine was lovely, and included a few small accomplishments that made it a big success in my book… MASTER BEDROOM: BED CHANGE Totally unexpected! Found this gray/ivory cowhide at IKEA ($199!) of all places, but it didn’t really work in my office as I had hoped. So instead,

RUNWAY ART SS12, Illustrated

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN / Couture for your walls Was practically in disbelief as I browsed through the work of crazy talented artist Sunny Gu. The detail in the fabrics, the sheens, the textures, the hues…amazingness! And you can own one of these beauts for yourself? At $30-$50 a piece, might as well make a collection…

[Guest Post] The Girls of Lincoln Park Summer Dresses

Please welcome The Girls of Lincoln Park! If you’re looking for major style inspiration, look no further than the ladies of GOLP! They always strike just the right tone for me, curating images that instantly make me feel fashionable and in-the-know. I walk away with a little more sass in my step, as if ready

Triple Post Day

To make up for my absence yesterday, I’ve got this post plus two guest spots today! ONE Please join me for JulipMade’s socially responsible series “If Bloggers Ruled the World” where I discuss matters close to my heart, and how you can contribute too! TWO I’m also over at La Dolce Vita for my bi-weekly “Design

Personal Day.

Between a late meeting and some personal stuff that’s left me drained, I needed to take a day off the blog. See you tomorrow. xo

NEW OFFICE Bohemian Mod

Working it out Do you ever feel paralyzed by all the projects you’ve got going on in your home? That’s how I’ve felt lately. There are so many things I want to do that I don’t know where to start! I’m slowly acquiring pieces for my daughter’s big girl room, but a first priority for