Shop Textured Neutral Decor at Repeat+World

You know how some people just seem to be born with an impeccable sense of style? How it oozes from every pore and trails behind them like a subtle yet unforgettable perfume? Hannah Phillips-Kaplan is one of those people. I met her when she attended the styling workshop I taught last month, and the instant […]

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Two Girls, One Kit: The Embroidered Spring Sweater by J. Crew

I’m writing this post from India! We survived over forty-eight hours of travel to arrive at our home base for the next five days, the city of Bikaner which is a major center of wool and rug-making in this country. I’m a little overwhelmed by all the sites, flavors, and information bombarding me—not to mention the jet […]

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I’m Headed to India!

Yes, you read that headline right! On Sunday morning (less than 36 hours from now!) I’ll be boarding a plane to India. I’m headed there with the amazing team from JAIPUR Living. Together we’ll tour the facilities where their gorgeous loomed rugs and textiles are produced, taking in plenty of the cultural sites while we’re at […]

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Putting the Light in Light Lab with Skylight Shades from Blinds.com

One thing we’re very lucky to have at Light Lab is, well, light. Tons of natural light, that is, great for photo shoots and creating a lively and welcoming mood for events. But even the most abundant light needs to be harnessed and directed to be useful—something we’ve been struggling to do since acquiring the space […]

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Blush Bedroom Makeover with 70’s Inspired Style

Since last fall I’ve had a few design projects on my plate, and the first one is at last complete and ready to share! In case you missed it on Domino earlier this week, I collaborated with my work wife Caroline to bring her vision of a 70’s granny chic bedroom to life. Domino did a […]

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Two Girls, One Kit: The Belted Camel Coat by AYR

It’s pretty well known around these parts that I’ll take any excuse to wear my pajamas in public—or at the very least, clothes so comfortable that they feel like pajamas while simultaneously creating the impression that I’m a high-functioning adult human. So this week’s edition of Two Girls, One Kit was right up my alley, since […]

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The Easiest—Dare I Say Foolproof?!—Tarte Tatin Recipe

It has been raining non-stop here in LA this winter. The constant drizzle reminds me of all the things I loved about grey, chilly weather when I lived back east. There’s nothing like a taking a long nap, settling in with a juicy novel, or hunkering down on the couch for a movie when it’s […]

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Eclectic Scandinavian Design Inspiration from Loquita Santa Barbara

This is the final post in all the inspiration and experiences I enjoyed during my trip to Santa Barbara earlier this winter, and it’s possible that I’ve saved the best for last! Loquita is an innovative tapas restaurant in Santa Barbara’s waterfront district, specializing in the traditional flavors and cooking methods of Spain. It’s one of […]

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Modern Light Switches and Wall Plates by adorne

It’s no secret that good design is in the details. In fact, sometimes the best design elements are the ones you don’t even notice! Streamlined, thoughtful accents that recede into the background are the key to a home that feels considered and complete. As I’m learning more and more as I work on our new home, […]

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Two Girls, One Kit: The Perfect Wide Leg Pant by Ripley Rader

This week’s installment of Two Girls, One Kit is an ode to the perfect black pants. I might even be so bold as to say that they’re magic pants. They’re by an LA designer named Ripley Rader, who is not only a fashion genius but is also the nicest, warmest, most loving human on the […]

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