Falling for Florals

Falling for Florals

Autumnal tones at my family's ranch Blouse, Forever 21 (here); Jeans, Paige Denim; Hat, BDG Urban Outfitters (similar styles here, here and here) I love florals year-round and this blouse is moody enough to wear well into November. In Los Angeles, I'd probably pair it with a suede mini skirt (see below); however, it's rained since I arrived in Mendocino County a [...]

Finding “The One”

Finding “The One”

A day of niche fragrances and wine on Beverly Blvd. I have major commitment issues. Let me clarify: I have major commitment issues with perfume. People speak of their “signature scent,” but I’ve never felt I had just one. Instead, I've had fragrances that remind me of certain moments or chapters in my life. Tocca's 'Stella' awakens the memory of [...]

Cox Vineyards Update: 2016 Crop

Cox Vineyards Update: 2016 Crop

Growing up in our ranch house, which was built in 1856 and served as a Pony Express stagecoach stop, I watched many harvests from our windows. Even though I can no longer cruise around the vineyards and check the crops with my dad, living 400 plus miles south, I look forward to calling my family for the vineyard updates... It's nearing [...]

Heartbreak On Display

Heartbreak On Display

A Reflection on the Museum of Broken Relationships When we part ways with someone, we're left with more than a broken heart. We're left with objects - his oversized t-shirt we sleep in, her bobby pins we later find in the shower, ticket stubs from movies and athletic events, and photo booth strips from happier times - that [...]