Snag My Workspace Tips at Wit & Delight!

PHEW. What a week it’s been! On Tuesday we shot the living and dining room makeover that I did for Kim of Eat, Sleep, Wear, and on Thursday I drove out to Palm Springs with my work wife Caroline to kick off a new design project at the A-frame cabin she recently purchased. Wrap one […]

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My Top Summer Reading Picks This Year

I’m proud to say that in spite of how busy as I’ve been this summer, the morning reading habit I implemented at the beginning of the year is still going strong! More often than not, I spend the first twenty or thirty minutes after waking immersed in a book, and it’s become a valuable part […]

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My Top Spots for a Mother-Daughter Date in Los Angeles

The older I get, the more I miss my mom when we’re apart. The time we spend in each other’s company is so precious to me. In recent years, we’ve had to make due with a get-together every six months or so. But this summer, she’s been flying to LA once every few weeks for […]

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The Easiest Way to Make Your Photos Better

One of the most common questions I get asked on Instagram is how I edit my photos. And while there is no short answer—the truth is that although I have a general formula, each photo requires different tweaks depending on factors like lighting—I do start every edit with a preset designed for processing photos on […]

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Creating New Traditions + Our Engagement Story

One of the fun things about being in a steady, stable relationship is that you’re always learning new things about your partner. When I first met Ivan, he seemed like the most pragmatic guy on the planet, and most of the time, he totally is. But as I discovered when it came time for us […]

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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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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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Celebrating 10 Years of Blogging (and My Birthday)!

Today marks a pretty special anniversary: 10 years ago today, I hit ‘publish’ on my very first blog post. And since today is also my 36th birthday, that means I’ve been blogging for nearly 1/3 of my life. This blog has been with me through 4 different cities, 6 different houses, 2 husbands, the comings and […]

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My Recent Experience with Travel Anxiety

On Monday night I returned from a weeklong visit to Italy, and I feel like I’m still recovering. I shared a lot about the trip on social media, and I’ll do a full recap here next week, but first I’ve got some reflections on darker side of travel for me. Most of the photos and […]

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Our 1st Wedding Anniversary + Our Sharkpig Wedding Video!

This past Saturday was our first wedding anniversary! I can’t believe how quickly the past year flew by. Our big day last April was absolutely perfect, thanks both to the glow of love that surrounded us and to the roster of unparalleled wedding industry talents who jumped aboard to create our magical ceremony and reception. […]

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6 Essential Tips for Preventing Over Exfoliated Skin

I recently read an article about the dangers of over exfoliated skin. In it, dermatologists detailed patients who have irreparably harmed their complexions using harsh at-home scrubs and peels with too great a frequency. Oof! I myself have definitely been guilty of exfoliating a little too enthusiastically—flashback to that loofah on my face when I was 13—and […]

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Todos Santos Travel Guide: Where to Eat Drink + Shop in Baja

Last week I shared with you guys some snaps and experiences from our honeymoon stay at the Hotel San Cristobal in Baja, Mexico. Now, as promised, I’m back with a Todos Santos travel guide full of tips for making the most of your visit to this idyllic part of the world! Not a week goes […]

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