How to Wear All-White with White Jeans for Fall

One of my favorite looks is a crisp, clean, all-white outfit that centers around a pair of white jeans. And tragically, one of my biggest fashion conundrums is how to wear all white—without feeling like a hospital orderly or a Heaven’s Gate acolyte. All summer long, I watched wistfully from afar while creamy monochromatic looks […]

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Luxe Kitchen Fixtures + Fittings at Waterworks Los Angeles

You know how love affairs that start young can last a lifetime? That pretty much sums up my relationship with Waterworks—the unparalleled best source for luxe bathroom and kitchen fittings and fixtures on the market today. When I was in college, there was a Waterworks Showroom located not far from my campus; and while my […]

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A Sophisticated Neutral Fall Flower Arrangement with Flower Muse + The Nouveau Romantics

Last week when I was in Toronto I had the epic pleasure of wearing a sweater and jeans. After a sweltering summer in LA, this outfit felt like a revelation indeed! The experience has got me very much in the mood for fall, which is why I’m so excited to share this fall flower arrangement that I […]

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Rustic Modern Decor Inspiration from Alexandra Studios

Phew! I’m back in LA after a whirlwind week of travels, first to see my parents in Toronto and then a for a quick stop in Seattle to speak at the Create & Cultivate conference. I always forget how much I love public speaking and networking opportunities until I’m actually in the midst of them; […]

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Playful + Eclectic Modern Design at La Palma Toronto

This morning I hopped a plane from Toronto, where I was visiting my parents, to Seattle, where I’ll be speaking on a panel at the Create & Cultivate conference. I left with major hearts in my eyes for the progressive Canadian city that I consider my hometown. Every time I spend time there, I’m struck […]

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My Summer-to-Fall Denim Look with NYDJ Smart Embrace Jeans

There’s no question that I love living in Southern California. The weather and the scenery really can’t be beat. But for half the year in LA, there’s one thing I don‘t get to enjoy very often: wearing jeans! The temps from May through October climb pretty high around here, making long denim but a wistful […]

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Shopping the Best of Brazilian Design at Le Magazyn Venice

Don’t get me wrong, shopping in LA is pretty darn fantastic. But I’d be lying if it doesn’t start to feel a little like the movie Groundhog Day, with many stores carrying more or less the same selection of brands and products. Since it’s more or less my job to sniff out the new and the […]

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Weekly Gratitude: September 1

Happy Labor Day Weekend! This week leading up to the final summer holiday has definitely been a doozy. Like everyone, I’ve been glued to the news for updates on the flooding and devastation wrought by Harvey; and here in LA we set heat records with temps soaring above 100 degrees for several days in a […]

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The Perfect End-of-Summer Dessert: My Go-To Mini Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe

Can you believe it? Summer is over! Well actually, it’s 106 degrees here in Los Angeles, so something tells me that summer isn’t going anywhere for a while. While climate change may mean that the Labor Day holiday no longer marks the end of roasty-toasty days, the long weekend can still be a time to pause, […]

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Reflections on Hair + Personal Identity for National Hair Loss Awareness Month

I have a complicated relationship with many aspects of my physical appearance—it’s part and parcel of being human!—but the one I have always adored without reservations is my hair. Oh sure, I could find something to complain about if I looked for it. My strands stubbornly refuse to hold a curl, for example, and they […]

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