Hash Brown Waffles from ‘Kitchen Matters’ by Pamela Salzman

As a kid, I didn’t like potatoes. But don’t worry! I’ve since recovered from whatever tragic illness I was clearly suffering from, and I know count spuds as amongst my favorite foods. And what’s not to love? They’re versatile, provide tons of clean-eating energy, and provide a platform for any number of delicious accoutrements. I’m […]

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Fresh Summer Style Inspiration from Rennes

Hello from the coast of Washington State! I’m here on San Juan Island to celebrate the nuptials of Cassandra Lavalle (who you may know best as Ms. Coco Kelley!) and we’re very much enjoying the Pacific North West summer scenery. The peonies are in full bloom, the water sparkles with sunlight, and a fresh green […]

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24 Hours in Eastside Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Guide

I get so bummed when someone from another part of the world visits Los Angeles and leaves with a bad taste in their mouth. My home city has so much to offer—after five years of living here, it still delights me daily!—but like any large metropolis, it can definitely present challenges to visitors. For one […]

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Gorgeous IKEA Hacks from Vancouver Interior Designer Laura Melling

Isn’t it so lovely to reconnect with an old friend and learn that they’re simply killing it? I had that pleasure recently when the good graces of the Internet put me back in touch with Laura Melling, a pal from my college days who is now Vancouver interior designer and creative director. I remember Laura […]

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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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