The Easiest 20-Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Last weekend’s styling workshop with Annette Joseph was impossibly fun! I had a blast teaching our students about styling and social media strategy, and as always happens I learned so much good stuff myself! One of my favorite takeaways is this 20-minute creamy tomato basil soup recipe, which Annette cooked us for lunch the second […]

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Minimalist Modern Interior Design Tips from Stewart-Schafer

Have you ever had an ah-ha moment and discovered that several of your favorite spaces are all designed by the same firm? That happened to me recently with a few interiors I’d been admiring turned out all to be the work of Stewart-Schafer, an interior architecture studio based in Brooklyn. With backgrounds in gallery and […]

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Two Girls, One Kit: The Chunky Cropped Cardigan

Holy cow, how is it Tuesday already? Seems like I was just posting last week’s installment of Two Girls, One Kit and now here we are with another one! I’ll be honest, it’s a challenge coming up with a unique look each week! It would of course be easy just to wear our same basics […]

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Win a $4000 Interior Design Giveaway!

When we were renovating Light Lab last year, we couldn’t have done it without the many brands who saw our vision for the abandoned, disabused space and wanted to help us bring it to life! Two of those companies–Fireclay Tile and Rejuvenation, to get specific–were some of my longtime favorites in the industry, so the chance […]

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The Science of Fashion: How to Wear Layered Knits

There’s something so buoying about receiving a complement from a stranger. Yesterday I was waiting in line at the grocery store when an dapper elderly gentleman told me, “It’s nice to see someone dressing so stylishly for this cold weather we’re having.” Indeed, LA has been experiencing a serious drop in temperatures (as low as 40 […]

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Winter Citrus Salad with Reduced Sugar Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

My grandma was the queen of salads. She could turn even the humblest assortment of veggies and garnishes into a preparation worthy of a royal banquet. She even had special dishware for each of her creations, from the wide, flat wooden platter onto which she’d assemble a fancy composed salad to the big yellow stoneware bowl […]

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The Hunt for the Best White Paint with Farrow & Ball

This is a true story. It starts with a young girl who loved nothing more than to tool around town after school with her mom, popping into their favorite home decor stores and chatting with the proprietors until it was time to go home and fix dinner. Always on their rounds they’d pass the Farrow […]

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Two Girls, One Kit: The Grey Turtleneck Sweater

It’s Tuesday, which means that it’s time for another Two Girls, One Kit post! Caroline and I are having so much fun with this series. It’s a blast to see what the other comes up with each week, and to explore our different personalities through clothing! It’s not always easy to decide on which piece we […]

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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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My Favorite Grain-Free Protein Pancakes Recipe

I’m a total creature of habit in many ways, and food is one of them. I have a small rotation of favorite meals that I depend on during the week. Having a routine makes it easier to shop, easier to prepare when the days get hectic, and easier to make clean-eating choices when temptation arises. In fact […]

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