FALL HOME REFRESH 4 Quick Fixes

No. 1 Throw a cowhide over your headboard for an instant chic update It was a completely unintentional fix — I had originally purchased the cowhide for my office. When it didn’t work as planned, that lightbulb lit up. Now I can’t imagine using it any other way. Voilà! I got a “headboard” for $199!

FIRST OF FALL Sparkle, Lace, Denim & Booties

I suppose it’s Fall now, but here in So Cal the temps are in the high 80′s and it definitely still feels like summer. During this transition period, I seem to always bring the boho back with a few fall pieces mixed with summer staples. And having just acquired this lace tunic from my birthday

FUELING CREATIVITY My 5 Offline Sources

No. 1  Fresh Flowers If I have one weekly indulgence, it would be buying $10 supermarket flowers for my desk. Not only do they literally make me stop and smell the roses throughout the day, but that little change of something alive and new in color, scent and texture keeps my workspace feeling fresh too.

WOMAN WEAR For Love & Lemons x Free People

“I’m very happy about being a grown woman. I think there’s a lot of sexuality, and glamour, and allure, and mystery to being a woman that you just don’t have when you’re young.” ~ Sharon Stone I love being a woman, and I love being a woman in my 40′s. What better way to celebrate

WISH LIST for the Rocker Boho Birthday Girl

Not that I needed an excuse to make a wish list, but I’ve got a birthday to celebrate on Sunday!  This year I’ve got some big items on it….well ok some of these items are on the list for LIFE I’m afraid (anything ‘Rockstud’ and the so-close-but-still-so-far Alexander Wang Rocco duffel!). But for now, they are

DIGGITY DIGS Ryan Korban’s NYC Apt.

Designer Ryan Korban is one of my absolute faves right now (along with his pal Alexander Wang), and all I can say about his NYC digs is…purrrrr. It is sexy soft silky sophistication in silvery gray goodness. Take a tour of this lush pad and take note of his signature formula: velvet/fur (check), animal (check), chrome/Lucite/lacquer/mirrored

THE EVOLUTION of an Inspiration Pinboard (Four Themes)

Yay it’s Friday! It’s been such a busy week that it was imperative for me to take breaks here and there and work on a new inspiration pinboard for my office. Exploring what’s inspiring me at the moment and collaging it together really helps me to stay creatively motivated and excited.  I don’t know how

RECIPE Dos Caminos Traditional Guacamole

Not that anyone needed an excuse for a little guac, but I’d say summer gatherings, Labor Day BBQs and the start of football season are three fantastic reasons. And here’s one of the best (and easiest) guacamole recipes I’ve tried, from a NYC standby: DOS CAMINOS TRADITIONAL GUACAMOLE Makes 4 servings 2 tablespoons finely chopped

FRIDAY REFUEL: 7 Inspirational Quotes

Since returning from my six weeks in Miami, it’s been total mayhem. It could become completely debilitating if I didn’t have a million things to do and obligations to fill upon my immediate arrival. But yesterday I finally had to take a little breather, clean my desk, work on a new inspiration pinboard, and just

HOW TO Build a Gallery Wall (5 Rules)

Back in 2011, I did a guest post for my dear blogger bud Tobe over at Because It’s Awesome on the “5 Rules of the Gallery Wall.” Because I’ve done three versions of a gallery wall in my office since, I thought it might be time to post those tips here on this page, with

#MCM Designer Diego Revollo

My #MCM (“Man Crush Monday”) is dedicated to Brazilian designer Diego Revollo, a master at mixing large-scale contemporary art and edgy photography with iconic furniture and ornate antiques. An aire of effortless cool permeates each of his spaces, a sexiness that is both confident and serene. Needless to say I am inspired to redecorate after

NIGHT SWIM with Triangl Swimwear

I’m back in Cali, but not before I had the opportunity to do a little night swim shoot on Miami Beach for Triangl Swimwear (…a python bikini? Yes please, they know me so well!) It’s such an honor when a company reaches out to gift you an item, and I do my best to honor that in

MASCULINE NEUTRAL Living Room

I’ve been helping a friend with the remodel of his home, which is as rewarding for me as it is just plain fun. We ended up pairing light gray wood floors with his existing espresso kitchen cabinetry and white moldings, inserting new furniture pieces into the palette that are distinctive yet practical (…yes, a football

6 SHORE ROAD Resort & Swim 2015 Collection

Mercedes-Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim has ended, and what a great time it was! Beach Bunny, Cia Marítima, Luli Fama and 6 Shore Road by Pooja were all so incredibly gracious to extend invitations to attend their 2015 swim week events. Sunday evening, 6 Shore Road by Pooja showcased their Nepal-inspired line in the Cabana Grande at the Raleigh

1 Hotel & Homes South Beach + Vogue Brasil

Last week I was ecstatic to attend a Vogue Brasil cocktail party to launch the Vogue Miami issue at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. And I have to say it was kind of like stepping into heaven: stunning spaces, ocean views and beautiful Brazilians…I’m not worthy! The flawless interiors were created by Brazilian designer

#MiamiSwimWeek Peroni Emerging Designers Show

Hello, I’m alive and well and still in Miami! It’s been insanely busy with work the past week, and now that Miami Swim Week is upon us, the fun is really just getting started! Wednesday night I had the honor of attending the 3rd Annual Emerging Designers show hosted by Peroni Nastro Azzurro at the SLS Hotel.

Gone Baby Gone

My baby girl went back to Cali today. You’d think I’d welcome the mommy break, but in reality, being mommy to this little lovebug is such a huge part of who I am that I feel…incomplete. Nonetheless, I am so appreciative to have had the past few weeks here in Miami with her. It was

CLIENT LOVE Christine Dovey

I love my job, and here’s a perfect reason why: I get to help amazingly talented entrepreneurs find their brand style, like interiors creator and blogger Christine Dovey. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I am so proud of how we translated her uniquely chic, glam, pretty with an edge style into

SUMMER LOVES Want/Need

A few must-haves for me this summer, including this crazy beautiful beach towel/wrap from Australia, and a kimono robe that can double as a cover-up. Who’s ready for sunny beach days and long summer nights? (Me me me) Samudra ‘Molokai Palm’ pouch / Free People ‘Losin It’ romper / Lauren Moshi ‘Taylor Lipstick Lip’ canvas

WORK & PLAY The Summer Romper

This season, I’m all about the romper and the jumpsuit, especially those that can do double-duty for work and play. So what could be more perfect than this black and white version by Bec & Bridge?  And don’t get me started on my latest obsesh,“flash tattoos” — metallic stick-on foil tattoos to add a little

SPANISH MOD 60′s Flair

For the mid-week slump, how about a cheery, light and bright space to mix it up a bit? This classic apartment in Madrid gets a mod makeover with the insertion of Saarinen, Platner, brass, Lucite, and a bit of regency all over. What a happy home… And how about all the light fixtures? So fun!

#katemossxtopshop + Alexander Wang

I was so excited to get to bust out my Kate Moss for Topshop jumpsuit at the Gray Malin bash, but failed to get any photos of it! Thankfully event photographer Paige Jones snapped this pic of me and one of my besties in front of the step-and-repeat (fun!). I actually don’t wear a lot of

GRAY MALIN Launch Party

Happy Friday! Last week I had the honor of attending a party for the launch of client Gray Malin’s new series, Aqua Glam. It was definitely a time to celebrate with the Gray Malin team, as we had worked so hard earlier this year on the Gray Malin rebrand and website redesign. It was such

#WCW Chrissy Teigen Street Style

Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen no doubt rocks a bikini, but I actually really adore her street style looks. So for #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday), here are some of my faves. She does the effortlessly cool so very well. Not only stylish and sexy, she’s funny too (check out her twitter and Instagram). GET HER LOOK: