Steal These Master Barista Tips for Making Lattes at Home

Whenever I go abroad, I always return having learned at least one new thing that I incorporate into my life at home. From the granola recipe my hostess taught me when I went to Switzerland as a teen, to the trick my favorite Italian B&B owner shared for grilling perfect eggplant, these little tidbits are […]

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Talking Mental Health + Eating Disorders on Out of Line Podcast

Since it first launched last year, Caroline Lee’s Out of Line Podcast has been doing an incredible job of creating space for honest, vulnerable conversations around topics we don’t often discuss in a nuanced way online. She covers subject matter like religion, sex, relationships…the stuff that really matters but that can be uncomfortable and scary to […]

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Entertaining Inspiration: How to Plan a Theme Party

This is going to sound absolutely crazy, but this is one of the hardest blog posts I’ve ever written. Back in March, I spent a full day filming a series of entertaining inspiration videos. We shot segments on everything from how I come up with a comprehensive concept for a party, to how I implement […]

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Found: The Perfect Suede Jacket for Summer

Last night Ivan and I had one of those terrible before-bed arguments that leaves you feeling too worked up to sleep. The subject? Air conditioning, and the fact that we don’t have it. We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have only cool days so far this year, but I can feel the heat waves looming and […]

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The Roots of Modern + Art Deco Decor in ‘Making America Modern’

Fun fact: Right after I finished college, I spent 8 weeks at grad school for interior design. In that short time, my instructors had me redo almost all my projects because I kept trying to turn them into history assignments, rather than design explorations. Needless to say, the program wasn’t the right fit (hence spending […]

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Entertain Like an Italian with My Summer Entertaining Tips

For three years in a row, I’ve visited Italy. And for three years in a row, I’ve returned to the States full of a renewed energy for playing hostess. You see, the Italians just get it when it comes to entertaining. Unlike many Americans I know (myself included!), Italians place zero stress on their get-togethers. There’s […]

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See Our Open Floor Plan Living Room + Dining Room On My Domaine!

It’s been a long time coming, but at last the reveal of our open floor plan living room and dining room is up on My Domaine! This project took almost a year to come together, in large part because—much like the old adage about the cobbler’s children who go without shoes—my own space always seems […]

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My Trip to Italy with illy Coffee for the Venice Food and Wine Festival

Earlier this month I boarded a plane in Los Angeles, and sixteen hours later I touched down in Venice, Italy. I’ve visited much of Italy before, with Rome, Florence, Capri, Amalfi, and Liguria enchanting me each in its own way, but this was my first time in Venice and the reason for my trip couldn’t […]

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Eclectic Modern Bedroom + Closet Inspiration from Modtage Design

Lately, my favorite interiors projects are the ones in which bold, simple shapes take center stage. Never underestimate the power of repeating circles, squares, or ovals to make a memorable impact! Case in point? This chic boudoir install from Modtage Design at this year’s San Francisco Decorators Showcase illustrates how brilliantly simple forms can combine […]

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Catch Our House in the new Snowe Home Catalog!

I’ve been a big fan of Snowe Home since the brand’s launch a few years back. Founded by a NYC couple who were outfitting their first home together and in the process discovered a big gap between bargain basics and overpriced, high-end housewares, Snowe makes luxury-quality home goods attainable by going to the world’s best factories and […]

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