Green Walnut Nocino Recipe from CORKY’S NUTS

One of my most vivid early childhood memories is of the walnut trees that spread themselves low and gnarled over the dusty flats of the Northern California town where I was born. I can remember sitting in the backseat of my mother’s car as we drove through the fields outside of Davis, the distinctive silhouettes […]

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Fine Art Travel Photography Prints by Carley Rudd

As someone who likes to travel but also needs a significant dose of downtime at home to recover from each trip, I’m in awe of nomadic types who spend more time on the road than anywhere else. Their thirst for adventure is insatiable, and they make it their mission to see as much of the […]

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Lightweight Neutral Throw Blankets for Summer

Remember the bedroom makeover for Kim of eat.sleep.wear that I’ve been going on about these past few weeks? Well, we shot it yesterday and it is BEE-YOO-TI-FULL, if I do say so myself! I can hardly wait to share it here with you guys! In the meantime, I may as well keep the resource reports […]

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Breezy Minimalist Summer Wardrobe Essentials from First Rite Clothing

I’m in a weird place with my summer wardrobe. More and more my tastes and habits run towards simple, easy, no-nonsense picks. It’s as though my brain is so preoccupied with everything else I have going on (meetings! photo shoots! emails! pet snuggles! more emails! even more pet snuggles!) that the last thing it wants […]

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Sophisticated Summer Hostess Gifts with EDWARDS® Desserts

(This post is sponsored by EDWARDS® Desserts. All opinions are my own.) I used to bake A LOT. I’m talking fancy stuff, like elaborate multi-component recipes that sometimes took all day to prepare. I especially loved to bring my creations whenever I was invited to a social gathering, since it’s impossible to show up with a four layer strawberry […]

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Natural Skincare for a Radiant Summer Glow

When it comes to skincare I’ll try anything once—which is how I once ended up with my face dyed yellow after a failed DIY turmeric mask. Home spa fails aside, I love experimenting with the many new beauty releases that cross my desk, and the latest natural skincare offerings are especially good for getting your […]

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Minimalist Modern Bedroom Lighting from High Fashion Home

It feels so darn good to be wrapping up the design projects I’ve had on my plate the last little while. (Did you see the bachelor pad living room makeover I shared last week?) The next one on the docket is Kim’s neutral modern bedroom, which we’re scheduled to shoot next week. It’s just a […]

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Master the Art of Last Minute Entertaining, Italian Style!

Disclosure: I partnered with Freschetta Gluten Free Pizza to concept, produce, write, and share this post. All opinions are and always will be my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that enable me to bring you fresh inspiration daily! If there’s anything I’ve learned during my travels to Italy the past two summers, it’s that […]

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The Un-Bachelor Bachelor Pad: A Fresh Midcentury Living Room Makeover

There is nothing like having your first place all to yourself! So when my BFF Caroline’s little brother Robert moved into a charming LA bungalow after years of living with roommates, we jumped at the chance to design and implement the living room of his dreams to commemorate his big step up! This project has been […]

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Ice Cream Parlour Chic: Salt & Straw West Hollywood

Here in LA, as in many places in the country, the recent rise of the artisan ice cream shop has given us scoop savants a considerable number of tasty options for satisfying our frozen dairy cravings. Leading the pack, as far as I’m concerned, is Salt & Straw. Not only did we serve their delicious ice […]

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