Potent Wildcrafted Natural Skincare by Girl Undiscovered

I’m always on the lookout for new beauty brands to try—not only because they keep my daily routine interesting, but because, when they’re from exotic locales, they’re like a little vacation in a bottle! So when New Zealand-based natural skincare company Girl Undiscovered landed on my desk, I was intrigued on a number of levels. For starters, […]

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Next-Level Restaurant Design at Checker Hall Los Angeles

Whenever I set a meeting with a friend and the date is a few weeks hence, I joke that we’ll settle on a location once we’re nearer to the appointed day, since “ten cool new restaurants will probably have opened between now and then.” And while the turnover in LA isn’t that drastic, there is always […]

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Weekend Lounging Essential: The Flag Halyard Chair by Rove Concepts

You know how some people have a thing for shoes or bags? Or maybe their drawers overflow with more pairs of jeans than they can possibly hope to wear in one lifetime? While I’ve been known to indulge my impulses for a killer tote or must-have heel, my biggest weakness occurs on a much larger […]

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6 More Weeks of Winter Style: The Polka Dot Statement Coat

Whelp, it’s official. I’ve been struck down by this winter’s latest scourge, the strange flu-cold-whatever that’s been making the rounds. Though currently on day 5 of bedrest with no improvement in sight, I’m doing my best to stay upbeat on my steady diet of tea and toast and Twitter. It’s all about perspective, after all, […]

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Our Kitchen Reno: Custom Wood Blinds from The Shade Store

As I’ve been traveling down renovation memory lane and sharing all our kitchen makeover resources with you guys, I’ve had flashes during which I all-too-vividly recall the hiccups we had along the way. No home project is ever without obstacles, of course, and our kitchen was no exception. There were the two weeks our plumber […]

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3 Foolproof Steps to Design + Hang the Perfect Gallery Wall

Interiors trends come and go, but one thing that’s here to stay is gallery walls. Pausing to admire a successfully executed one, whether in person or on Pinterest, fills me with delight. It’s almost like the wall is sending a love letter my way—one with a sense of order and harmony that makes me feel […]

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My Top Tips for How to Stop Procrastination This Tax Season

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TurboTax. The opinions and text are all mine. Throughout my life, one of my most tenacious bad habits has been procrastination. In high school, I always left assignments ’til the last minute, often waiting until the day before a project was due to begin it. […]

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Our Kitchen Reno: Waterworks Brass Faucet + Farmhouse Sink

The funny thing about doing a kitchen renovation is that, as with any new experience, you find yourself taking delight from small things that you’d never even considered before. That’s exactly what happened for me when it came time to select and then install our Waterworks brass faucet and farmhouse sink. I went from being […]

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Our Kitchen Reno: Getting the Look of Honed Marble with Cambria Countertops

Okay. Now that we’ve got the breakdown on the biggest components of our kitchen makeover crossed off the list (did you catch our cabinet + tile posts?) it’s time to start honing in on the mid-sized elements! After two months of demolition and the initial build-out, it was so rewarding to see things start to take […]

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6 More Weeks of Winter Style: The Buffalo Check Coat

On Friday, Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog saw his shadow, destining us (if you believe the hype) to six more weeks of winter. Who knows what that means in practice, given the inconsistent temperature patterns that each season seems to bring these days, but at least in theory we can count on reaching for our cold […]

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