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


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


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:

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