Happy Halloween!

Better late than never, I got my decorations up. I've kept things minimal in neutral colors in an attempt for tasteful (not so sure about the rat!) Halloween decor!  

July 4th at the beach – style hits or misses?

Happy July 4th! Today is a happy, carefree day along L.A.'s beaches. It's all red, white and blue board shorts and bikinis, beach volleyball, and BBQs. I'm celebrating with my family, dropping in on friends at the beach, eating out…

beautiful black & white Easter – links

Charcoal & white table setting with decoupage egg (source: Easter and Spring are usually all about pastels when it comes to decorating for the holidays, but these creative ideas in black and white caught my eye. They are simple,…

valentine’s day – gifts for her

1. Fortuna gem drops  2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Turkish Rose leather ipad cover  3.  Chan Luu silver mix wrap bracelet  4. Milly Colby leather tote  5. BlissfulCASE grey polka hearts iphone case  6. La Fiorentina pink & ivory floral wool & cashmere scarf (more…)

Valentine’s Day decorations – links

Modern Valentine Valentine's Day is a great reminder to be loving and a little bit more romantic than usual. You don't have to buy into the commercial hype, just have fun with it! (more…)

Valentine’s Day – gifts for him

1. GoVino wine glass - shatterproof, recyclable  2. The Dipr cookie dipping  spoon  3. Starbucks customizable ceramic mug  4. Ghirardelli Dark & Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate squares  5. Engravable wallet bottle opener  6. Glasses and black whiskey stones gift set My…

postcard from harbor-side Sydney, Australia

Spending this two weeks on the banks of the harbor in Sydney has been a fantastic break and a much-needed battery recharge. I feel so lucky to have been able to do this with my kids, but my sweet husband,…