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    Patio Woes: Decorist to the Rescue

    Apparently, I have that thing new moms get after they go through the pangs of labor, swearing they’ll never do it again, and then, of course they do. Meaning…here we…

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    Homemade Eucalyptus Ice Cream & A Mini Olive Oil Cake

    “I have captured scents in nature and presented them to your exquisite taste” -La terrazza dell’eden A couple of years ago, the Mister and I went to Italy, as…

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    Sweet and Low Down: Another Lovely Dinner

    Ragan and I are back with our dinner party series…Lovely Dinners take trois! Each time we entertain, we learn new lessons, but we also keep setting the bar higher. THE…

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    Rose Geranium Sabbayon

    Hello from somewhere over the U.S. as I make my way home to North Carolina. My grandmother passed away this morning, so I’m headed home to say goodbye and be with family.…

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    Savage Beauty at the Victoria & Albert Museum

    Guess who’s going back to London this summer?? MEEEEE!! While doing some research on new places I want to visit while in town, I happened to see that the Alexander McQueen:…

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    Farmer’s Market Mashup

    A few weeks ago, my good friend Ragan had the genius idea to throw a party. Only the guests were going to be in charge of the cooking. GENIUS. The concept was simple. We all met…

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    A Blackberry Champagne Cobbler & A Beautiful Bar

    Since our renovation, I have spent all of my down time nesting and fluffing and trying to make our house feel like a home. I’m not quite ready to entertain, but you better…

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    Before + After: Our Completed Remodel

    We survived! Barely. It’s now been four months since we closed escrow and we basically built a new house in that time. There are still things that aren’t complete…

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    Good Morning, LA!

    It’s back in the 70s here in LaLaLand and I finally feel like I’ve emerged from the rock I’ve been living under since I last gave you an update. This move has…

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    Are We There Yet?

    In exactly 20 days from today, we will be moving in. Not that I’m counting the seconds or anything. We both sort of feel like we’re on the longest flight of our life…

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    Closer to Home

    This week has been absolute madness. Our renovation is getting a little more exciting now though because we are starting to see little glimmers of light through all the…

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    The Holiday: The Final Chapter

    I’d been away 16 days when I woke up one morning sure that it was time to go home. I had made plans with three different friends throughout the week, all who apologetically…

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    The Holiday: Part Two

    “Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your…

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    And So It Begins

    Renovating. Wow. It’s no joke. Though, many other four letter words come to mind! I think we have experienced every emotion one can experience from utter…

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    Avocado & Date Smoothie

    I’ve been wanting to share this concoction with you for quite sometime, so when Williams-Sonoma reached out asking me to participate in their “Not Your Typical Smoothie”…

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    Re-Maui’d

    IT’s BEEN 10 YEARS. We just got back from celebrating our 10 year anniversary in Maui, the place where we honeymooned those years ago. We had been saving…

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    A Fall Feast

    COOL WEATHER + COMFORTING DISHES = HEAVEN   My friend Ragan and I have known each other almost ten years, but it’s only been in the last…

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    The O.C.

    CALIFORNIA! HERE WE COME! Oh, The O.C. Probably most emblazoned on our minds as the fictitious pop culture phenomenon revolving around the teenage lives of Seth…

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    EGGSLUT

    Yup, I’m taking you downtown again. Those of you westsiders are just going to have to suck it up, cause the new and cool are flocking…

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    Salt & Straw

    I LOVE A GOOD SWEET TREAT. Have you heard? A new ice cream shop has landed on Larchmont Blvd. But, not just any ice cream shop.…

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    Fall Fever

    ‘Like seven inches from the midday sun’… That’s how hot it’s been in L.A. recently. And all the buzz surrounding fashion week has given me some…