Joshua Tree Retreat with Darling + Ugg

Christmas 2004 will always have a special place in my heart. It was the year I refreshed my eBay browser like a madwoman trying to get my hands on a pair of UGG boots. I scored big when I realized that although the women’s sizes were completely sold out, I could fit into a large kids’ […]

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Kinsley James Los Angeles Grand Opening Party

My wedding was two weeks ago today. It feels like it was just yesterday—and also like it was a dream that slips through the grasp of my mind the harder I try to hold onto it. Certain moments, though, are branded on my memory forever: our vows, our first dance, our getaway into the night with both of […]

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We’re Married!

Last Friday, at approximately 4:30 pm, Ivan and I stood before a hundred of our nearest and dearest and said our wedding vows. I wasn’t expecting to feel any different (we’ve lived together for three years and have legally been married since January) but I do. We both are so blissfully happy! I’ll have lots […]

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Creativity + Connection in My 9-Year Journey as a Blogger

In May, I’ll mark 9 years of blogging. To say it’s been a wild ride would be an understatement! When I started this journey almost a decade ago, I definitely didn’t view myself as part of a first wave of creatives who would soon transform the landscape of media. And at the time, “blogger” wasn’t a profession […]

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Creating a Motivational Mantra Box with StickerYou

Change your words, change your world. It’s a phrase that’s oft cited by a mentor of mine, and it’s so true. The way we speak to ourselves and others has the power to shift our perspective out of patterns that no longer serve us and into ways of being that usher into our lives an abundance of […]

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Minimalist Modern Stationery from Alissa Bell

In the midst of traveling, working, and life-ing, I’ve also been quietly but steadily planning our wedding. I might be jinxing myself by saying this, but everything seems to be falling into place nicely! My biggest roadblock hasn’t been any single external variable but rather my own tendency to procrastinate—so I’m lucky to have plenty of patient […]

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Reflections on My Trip to India

We’ve been back stateside for just over two days and I’m still shaking off my trip to India. There’s the epically long flight to recover from, and the 13-hour time difference, plus the bout of traveler’s tummy that has me down three pounds and counting. But bigger than those things is the dust storm kicked up by […]

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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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Thoughts on the Women’s March on Washington

On Saturday I was one of nearly 3 million Americans who joined the Women’s March on Washington. I didn’t want to go. I’d had a long week. I’m easily overwhelmed by crowds. And frankly it sounded much more appealing to stay home on the couch with my kindle and my cats. But last November I […]

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How to Spend a Long Weekend in Santa Barbara

Last month I shared with you guys the dreamy accommodations I enjoyed on my weekend in Santa Barbara—remember this post on the fabulous Belmond El Encanto?—and promised I’d be back with my tips on what to see, do, and eat in this charming getaway town. So here they are, all the juicy details on how to pack […]

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