halcyon house, cabarita beach

May 21, 2015

My sister-from-another-mister lives in Australia (by way of South Africa) and she is one of the most amazing, interesting individuals I’ve ever met; not only is she a jet pilot for the Australian Air Force but she’s an amazing momma to two littles, too!  She had her baby girl three months after I had Lydia…

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a midsummer night’s dream dinner

May 7, 2015

With the temps quickly approaching 90 degrees around here, all I can think about is poolside dinners, playing cornhole under twinkly string lights and sipping light, crisp cocktails.  So you can imagine my delight when I laid eyes on this STUNNING bohemian-style dinner hosted by Athena Calderon, author of the blog Eye Swoon, at her…

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get the look: new “old” home in wainscott

March 18, 2015

Nothing beats the charm of an older home; for as long as I can remember I have dreamed of buying an old fixer upper and transforming it into a quaint little cottage, complete with an ivy-covered entrance, Dutch doors, a limestone fireplace/mantle, skeleton keys and, of course, a white picket fence.  Like most families, especially…

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champagne + oysters

February 26, 2015

So much for a snow day; the 5-8 inches we were expecting and which caused mass hysteria at the grocery stores yesterday turned out to be gray skies and rain, instead.  And not even a whole lot, at that!  Scrolling through my blog feed this morning, rather grumpily,  I was stopped dead in my tracks…

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fresh cottage style

February 20, 2015

With the temps well below freezing, we’ve been holded up at home while baby girl gets over this nasty head cold, but I have to say, I’m not minding this unusually cold weather one bit!  I know a lot of you are buried under mountains of snow and are totally over it, so I thought…

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attic inspiration: tamara kaye honey

February 12, 2015

We’ve been dragging our heels about finishing our upstairs bonus room for a while now, but after seeing LA-based interior designer Tamara Kaye Honey’s STUNNING attic-turned-master bath remodel in the latest issue of Lonny, I’ve got stars in my eyes and major motivation to get my butt in gear! Beautiful brass accents and warm wood…

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get the look: easy, breezy in the hamptons

January 26, 2015

I’ve been all over with this blog lately; one day I’m posting summer stripes and the next, I’m pining for a weekend getaway in Aspen.  Well, I’m about to flip it up again because over the weekend, as I was making my way through a ginormous pile of magazines to get rid of, I stumbled…

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get the look: contemporary oceanfront beauty

January 12, 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  It’s cold and rainy and gray today and it’s mornings like these that make me wish I was at the beach. There’s nothing cozier than curling up with a soft blanket, a cup of tea and watching the rain (or even better, snow!) fall on the sea. …

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get the look: chic in ojai

January 9, 2015

When the latest Veranda landed in my mailbox, I couldn’t make it the short walk to the house before ripping through the plastic and thumbing through to the cover article.  Have you seen it?  It’s the stunning home office of decorator and blogger Brooke Giannetti set inside her gorgeous new Ojai home.  From the exposed…

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get the look: sleek mountain house

December 8, 2014

Let’s take a break from the Christmas posts and tour what is probably the most amazing mountain house I’ve ever seen, shall we?  I’ve always had a bit of an obsession with a getaway in the mountains in the dead of winter.  There’s something so comfy and cozy about holing up in a cabin in…

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