M.I.A. in MIA

Hello! I’ve been M.I.A. the past week spending some quality time with my daughter in Miami. I’m here for work and decided to make a summer out of it with my little girl — she gets to go to summer camp and learn how to swim while I get to work with an ocean view.


There’s such value in the often forgotten handwritten thank you note. Taking five minutes out of your day to send off a quick one not only brightens the day of the recipient, but also allows you to step back and think beyond your immediate bubble. Reflecting on who has made an impact in your life


Happy Friday! The trio of the clutch, the dress and the sandal is a no-fail summer formula that I will be implementing as much as possible this season. I especially love integrating a graphic pop or tropical punch of color into it. Mix it with black for an instant night look. THE CLUTCH Alexander Wang


Let’s continue the boho theme for summer into interiors, shall we? Spotted this Madrid apartment and something about the mix of pattern, color, materials with that touch of edge in the black/white photograph, and a touch of traditional makes for a comfy yet contemporary urban abode… GET THE LOOK: Interior by Andrés Rebuelta Carrere; images

SUMMER’S HERE! Bring on that Bit of Boho

Clearly I can’t stop smiling about the fact that my favorite season is finally upon us! I am mos def solar-powered, and for me that equals a need for sun on my skin as much as I can help it…bring on the summer dresses. And for some reason when summer rolls in, I also seem

#LGPOPUP Kick-Off Party (+ 3 More Days of Deals!)

Happy Friday! Last night I had such a blast co-hosting the Lulu & Georgia pop-up shop opening party with Anne Sage & Mara Ferreira. The place was hoppin’ the entire night, and the deals were crazy good. It was quite a fun night being served yummy bites by Urban Palate, gilded cotton candy by Bon Puf, delish drinks by Bon Affair,


We share a love of simplistically strong typefaces and all things Kate Moss. New discovery and latest obssession of mine, Sealoe, creates edgy but pretty, black/white/gold prints, pillows, iPhone cases, coffee mugs, and “wallies” for the modern, fashion-forward gal. I’m not only hooked on the pieces in their shop, but also on the inspiration within

COVER FEATURE! OC Family ‘Inspired Moms’ Issue

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I was excited to find a copy of the latest OC Family magazine, as I’ve been anxious to see + read a story I got to be a part of: “Inspired Moms!” It’s such a tremendous honor to have been asked to participate, and to even be thought of

LULU & GEORGIA Pop-Up Shop Event 80% Off

YOU’RE INVITED! I’m so honored to co-host an exclusive VIP party to kick-off the Lulu & Georgia pop-up shop next week Thursday, May 29th! If you’re in the L.A. area, please come by for first-access dibs on gorgeous Lulu & Georgia rugs, pillows, accessories and furniture up to 80% off, plus bites by Urban Palate, cotton

TREND TWIST Black Jumpsuit for Day

No surprise that I’m all about the black jumpsuit trend. But I recently bought the Kate Moss for Topshop black jumpsuit (as seen on Ms. Moss on this month’s Harper’s Bazaar cover) and was thinking I might try to style it for a daytime event, for a twist. To do so, I need some fab

SUMMER BEAUTY 7 Essentials

Happy Monday! Although last week was rather hot here in So Cal, the weekend felt so much like a cool summer breeze that it got me inspired for a little pre-season beauty prep. In addition to drinking a lot of water, I also know the importance of sun-protection and ultra-hydration, from my skin to my

CRANE & CANOPY Styled Beds for Mommy & Me

This was so much fun, I’m excited I get to share this with you! Bedding company Crane & Canopy recently asked me and my daughter to style up our beds, each using one of their super plush, satin-y soft duvet sets. You probably would not be surprised at all that I chose the Linden Gray

FLOAT ON Marion Cotillard for Lady Dior

As an Art Director, I am head-over-barefoot-heels in love with this Fall/Winter 2014 ad campaign for Lady Dior starring French beauty Marion Cotillard. It’s graceful, effortless, beautiful and unique. She is amazing. What a great concept. I even love the making-of video version. Happy Monday! Photographed by  Jean-Baptiste Mondino via Fashion Gone Rogue

RECIPE Peachy Pork Picante

(…or chicken, steak or salmon.) In honor of all you fellow moms out there, I thought I’d post the easiest recipe in my arsenal for those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking or think you have nothing to cook. Why not make our job a little easier sometimes, right? You make this once, I


By now we all probably have our favorites from the Met Gala red carpet, and I’d love to hear yours! Although I thought so many women looked absolutely stunning (Blake & Gisele…hello!), I definitely gravitated toward the longer versions with contemporary silhouettes and a bit of a 1970′s Halston flair. Here are some of my

SPRING OUTFIT Florals & Fringe

Last weekend I had the enormous honor of being invited to attend the 2nd annual RewardStyle Conference in Dallas…but talk about wardrobe pressure! When you’re hobnobbing with icons like Aimee Song and Sincerely Jules, you kinda have to BRING IT. Thankfully I had tastemakers Gaby and Gabrielle as my partners-in-crime for the weekend, and we had

PUBLISHED! The New Adore Home Book

Hello! Since returning from the RewardStyle Conference in Dallas last weekend, I’ve been sick in bed with something awful. But this bit of news most certainly perked me up: the Adore Home magazine book is now available, and my daughter’s room is featured! I can’t wait to receive my copy and see it in print


Yesterday I had a photo shoot for an upcoming issue of OC Family magazine, for their “Inspired Moms” feature! It was such a blast to collaborate with photographer Noel Besuzzi on the looks, angles and compositions. Here are a few behind-the-scenes peeks… Love this pic (snapped by my friend/assistant for the day) that captures our

OFFICE OBSESS Hillary Kerr’s Workspace

Spotted this space on Instagram last week, and immediately had to know who/what/where is this fabulous space? Turns out, it’s the newly redecorate office of Who What Wear’s Hillary Kerr. Not only does it incorporate large scale celebrity black & white photography and stacks galore of fashion books, it features two of my fave pillows,

RECIPE Cherry Lemon White Chocolate Scones

For those celebrating Easter this weekend, I wanted to share an easy, delish recipe to add to your brunch menu. The original recipe calls for dried cranberries, but I prefer the tartness of cherries to balance the sweetness of the white chocolate. Always a hit, and slightly addicting (especially with coffee). Enjoy! CHERRY LEMON WHITE

5 SPRING PICKS 25% off

  Rebuild your spring wardrobe with these five basics, 25% off sitewide on Shopbop, today only with code INTHEFAMLY14! Sundry ‘Destinations’ tee / BB Dakota ‘Margo’ jacket / McQ by Alexander McQueen pocket case / Siwy ‘Hannah’ distressed jeans / Schutz ‘Eirininn’ cutout sandals Have fun shopping!

KATE MOSS for Topshop Spring 2014 Sneak Peek

A little rocker chic here, flowy boho there, 70′s glam everywhere… The 40-year old model/mom/entrepreneur/designer is still flying high with a new collection for Topshop, debuting April 30th. Vogue UK revealed these sneak peeks… Really hoping these boots are part of the collection! Photos by Nick Knight via Vogue UK

WEEKEND PROJECT Kid’s D.I.Y. Abstract Art

Happy Friday! This week I stumbled upon this painting my daughter did about a year ago, and fondly remembered how it was a random Sunday afternoon that we went to our local crafts store, picked up a few canvases, acrylic paint tubes and brushes, and had some fun. Young kids don’t have that internal doubt


Spanish designer María Lladó is well-versed in the art of the eclectic mix. Shiny mid-century modern pieces sit so comfortably next to weathered antiques and large-scale edgy art, it’s as if they’ve always belonged to one another. An honorary ambassador for the ’5 Pieces to a Great Room’ rule, Lladó selects iconic pieces and pulls them together