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Thankful…(A Little Note)

Thankful for this little munchkin today, that I get to be her mommy and every day be amazed at her growth and personality, be her audience as she sings and dances with such heartfelt/closed-eyes emotion, laugh out loud at the funniest things she says in the most serious way, wonder how she can bring out

PACKING LIST Thanksgiving in Napa

Off to Napa tomorrow for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I could not be more excited to relax, drink good wine, eat the best food in the world (yep, I said it), and take in the spectacular scenery. My musts (and I really am packing these items or similar!)…

TRAD ECLECTIC Barcelona Designer Home

Rejoice! Fave site Nuevo Estilo seems to have finally undergone a major redesign, making fabulous international interiors more accessible than ever. Cue my excitement upon finding Ana Ros’ Barcelona home: it’s classical but with a definite retro deco flair. Anytime you mix traditional elements with mirrored anything and shag, I’m all over it…

KATE MOSS in Istanbul by Mario Testino

I’m embarrassed to admit I was not aware of this stunning shoot until flipping through the December issue of Vogue under a dryer at the hair salon. I gasped! I beamed! Such gorgeous photography belongs in a gallery setting or at the very least, framed, surely? Feast your eyes on the beauty of the ornate backdrop

VIGNETTE A Pretty Pause

I was supposed to have a photo shoot yesterday (for The Everygirl…yay! But it got rescheduled…boo), which is always a great excuse to bring fresh flowers into the house. And maybe,  just maybe, have the chance to linger for a moment to appreciate. I don’t know about you, but my days have gotten crazy busy,

RECIPE Lamb Sliders with Goat Cheese & Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

The weather’s chillier, tailgate season is in full swing…time for some good ol’ comfort food! My brother and his family recently moved down here to So Cal, and it’s been so much fun getting together with them to watch college football (Go Bruins!). On one particular game day, he and his wife made lamb sliders

WINTER STAPLES Get the Look: Casual Cool

I’ve been working on building up my winter wardrobe, tweeting and instagramming a few pieces along the way. So I thought I’d post a few of my “basics” to build upon, paying particular attention to details: snaps, zippers, snakeskin, tough + delicate touches that turn these staples into standouts…

CLIENT LOVE Grandiflora

So thrilled to announce the launch of shop Grandiflora — a custom home decor line produced at some of the world’s finest artisan facilities, and brainchild of Erin Souder of the blog House of Earnest. Erin had such a clear vision for the look and feel of her new brand that it made my job easy…I just had to

GIVEAWAY! $100 Lulu & Georgia Gift Card

** PLUS SAVE 20% SITEWIDE TODAY ONLY! ** It’s the first of the “12 Days of Giveaways” from Lulu & Georgia! And I get to play Santa by giving away $100 to help you get started on your holiday shopping!

WINTER LUXE Silk, Lace & Fur

Suddenly I’m into winter. Blame it on the slight cool down here, but this solar-powered girl has finally accepted the fact that this change of season is happening. Seeing such an indulgent spread as this one by fave photog Koray Birand for Elle Russia definitely helps — I’m all over the sensual knits and furs,

TRAVEL SKETCHBOOK A Sign of Your Time?

I busted out an old travel sketchbook recently and sighed audibly as I relived those moments in time when I sat, stared, sketched, and took it all in. But then I quickly realized: oh dear, these sketches are over 10 years old! That’s a problem. I’m not sure why my travel in the past decade

THE APARTMENT Black White Loft Love

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of new shop The Apartment by The Line in Soho, so was utterly thrilled with these first peeks from Harper’s Bazaar. It’s an artsy, traditionally-accented, light-filled yet cozy space that will change seasonally and be home to various workshops, screenings, dinners and other such cultured events. If I were ever lucky enough to

DISCO GOURD Have a Happenin’ Halloween!

This Halloween, I decided to put the par-tay in pumpkin with a little disco ball pumpkin…Studio 54 style! Last year, I did the 2-step, paint-and-stick D.I.Y. pumpkins, so I guess I thought I could outdo myself with a 1-step version. (Have I gotten really lazy with it or what?) Nonetheless, hope you all have a (safely)

ALL DOLLED UP Kate Beckinsale Dresses Up

Wow…seeing Kate Beckinsale in the latest C Magazine donned in satin and sparkle has me already jazzed for glamming it up this holiday season. (Not to mention, she is my age, so I get to say, “you still got it goin’ on, girl!”) I’ve got a charity gala to attend next month and two events

SEASONAL PINBOARD Black, White, Blush & Fur

It’s been a rough week, so I’m especially happy it’s Friday (and I can see more to come, so I may need to disappear for a bit…but I’ll be back, as always). Now that the weather has finally cooled here, I switched up my inspiration moodboard to match my mood: not as bold, a bit

BOOK MUST Chloé: Attitudes

I’ve resisted long enough, but habit is habit…will need to indulge in the new Chloé book to be released next week. Dying to dig deep into the fashion house’s history from 1952 on, the early geniuses of Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney, and how Phoebe Philo reinvented the brand in 2006. A follow-up to their 60-year

OFFICE CRUSH One King’s Lane

Fourth time’s a charm? I thought the Adore Home shoot would be the last in this house, but turns out I have another tomorrow! You’d think it’d be easy by now, but seeing One King’s Lane Manhattan offices in Matchbook Magazine makes me want to redo my little workspace all over again…or at least have

GIVEAWAY! Bunny Williams Garbo Mirror

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to have this opportunity to give away an absolutely amazing item! 219 has generously offered up a Bunny Williams Garbo mirror (a $885 value!) for one lucky reader! Personally, shopping 219 gets me in some serious trouble because it is only filled with the most crush-worthy items around: brass, crystals,

PAPER GOODNESS Kelly Wearstler Stationery

OMG OMG OMG…I’ve died and gone to paper heaven. I can already tell I won’t be able to control myself because Kelly Wearstler’s new collection for Paperless Post is everything I could have wanted and more. Ever since I closed my little stationery company, I have been looking/waiting/longing for contemporary, edgy, artsy stationery, and thankfully,

INSTAGLAM Tips & Tricks

Tip #1: Strike a pose! Several, actually… Lately I’ve been attempting to use my Instagram account as a way to experiment and have fun with photo styling. To do so, I’ve been integrating a new bag of tricks. I think it’s all in the angle, cropping and effects, and here I’m sharing a few of my secrets

RUNWAY TO REALWAY Dark Denim & Black Printed Skinnies

Not gonna lie, my jaw dropped (and is still) when first I laid eyes upon this backstage snapshot from the Versace Spring 2014 show. But since Versace is a tad out of my price range, I’m going to find any way possible to copy the catwalk with more affordable options…

ORGANIC GLAM Nate Berkus. Target. Domino.

Have you heard that Domino magazine is baaack?! I haven’t had a chance to pick up a hard copy just yet, but I have had the opportunity to browse the new dominomag.com…verdict = awesome! I especially heart this Manhattan apartment done up by Nate Berkus and fiancé Jeremiah Brent.  Black, white, brass, 1970′s details, fur and

FASHION IN DECOR My Office on "Home on the Runway"

I really hope you’re not sick of my house just yet! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of new decor site Home on the Runway, not only because the site is all about fantastic interiors and styling tips, curating these for yourself and shopping the looks, but also because my office is featured! I am