Relaxed Meets Refined with The Boxcar Boot by The Great

We recently traded our IKEA bed frame for a gorgeous new upholstered one, and while I don’t regret it for a moment, making the aesthetic upgrade definitely meant sacrificing function, since the old bed had giant drawers beneath it where I kept all my shoes. Dragging all my footwear out from where I’d been stowing […]

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The Perfect Sparkling Holiday Cocktail with Kombucha!

I didn’t used to be a kombucha person. The bubbly probiotic on everyone’s lips these days is certainly an acquired taste. But then, I toured the Health-Ade brewery here in LA, and ever since, I’m a kombucha convert! Getting a peek behind the curtain at how this miracle elixir is made really gave me an appreciation […]

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Shopping for Custom Blinds and Window Treatments at The Shade Store

Right now, as I type these words, we are putting the finishing touch on our kitchen renovation: brand spanking new custom blinds from The Shade Store! And by “we”, I mean the pro installer that The Shade Store sends to complete every custom window treatments order that lands on their desk. He’s in the kitchen […]

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High Point Market Trend Report: All-Things Art Deco Inspired

It’s time for another dispatch from my trip to this fall’s High Point Market! Everywhere I looked as I toured the showrooms on the Design Bloggers Tour, I was smitten with all the Art Deco inspired pieces I spotted. I just couldn’t get enough of the chunky shapes, sultry curves, and unexpected details. After so […]

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Casual Jumpsuit Layering for Cool Weather

This past summer, at every event and gathering I attended, the jumpsuit was the uniform de rigeur amongst all the chicest guests. Jumpsuits make perfect sense for sunny days and warm evenings: they combine the throw-on-and-go ease of a dress with an upped style ante that’s all their own. When the mercury drops, though, they’re just […]

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3 Easy Tips to Do Right Now to Prepare for Holiday Entertaining

I almost can’t believe I just typed the title of this post. Holiday entertaining is upon us, and I’m feeling a mix of giddy enthusiasm and grit-my-teeth apprehension. I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that in in years past, I’ve been issued invitations to guests for cocktail drop-ins, weekend brunches, and other festive to-do’s, only to rescind […]

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Stewart-Schafer’s Glam Luxe Lovely Bride Flagship Redesign

I’ve already waxed poetic about my great admiration for interiors firm Stewart-Schafer (their minimalist modern interior design tips is one of my most popular posts!) so I’m excited to share some of their latest work! I’m always fascinated by retail and commercial design—I love to see how designers bring a brand’s identity to life in […]

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Save the Planet in Style with the Closca Bottle

It’s been nine months since my trip to India, and not a week goes by that I don’t experience a reminder of how that journey has impacted me. Sometimes it’s a big picture smack on the head—I’m still constantly struck by the vastness of that country’s landscape and the richness of its cultural heritage—but more […]

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A Closer Look at The Authentics Book by Melanie Acevedo + Dara Caponigro

There are coffee table books you look at. There are coffee table books you pour over, read every last word, and dog ear countless pages so you can refer back to them for inspiration in moments of need. And then there are coffee table books you buy multiple copies of because everyone in your life […]

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How to Style a Moody Fall Floral Midi Dress

Do you ever find that the pieces in your wardrobe that challenge you the most inspire outfits that delight you the most? Maybe it’s because of the extra effort you had to put in to make them work, but there’s something about the satisfaction of taking an item outside your usual comfort zone and rocking […]

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