2016 Holiday Event Guide

The holidays always sneak up on me and I often find myself scrambling to finish my Christmas shopping and take part in all of the winter festivities. This year, I’ve made (very hopeful) lists of all the things I’d like to do in the counties I love most – Los Angeles, Mendocino (my hometown), and…

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Champagne 101

I almost always have bottle of bubbly chilling in the fridge. Whether I’m celebrating a birthday or looking to improve a dreadful day, Champagne somehow makes the day a little brighter. Having a bottle on hand makes it easy to entertain when unexpected guests arrive and also reminds me that even the little things in life deserve celebrating!…

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My Apartment Holiday Decor

I absolutely adore the holidays! Growing up on my family’s ranch in rural northern California, I have witnessed a magical white Christmas, picked endless amounts of mistletoe from high up in oak trees (like in this post), and observed white deer in the vineyards that I was convinced belonged to Santa Claus. Admittedly, living in Los Angeles does not…

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If you’re like me, it’s always a mad dash to check everyone off my list for holiday gifts. Sure, I’ve picked up things here and there in the months leading up to December, but it seems there are always those people that are tough to shop for. Whether it’s your mom or dad, boss or best friend, or that…

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An Italian Affair

A birthday dinner should always include three things: Great food, a memorable glass of wine, and the company of friends and family Blouse, Zara; Pants, Old Navy (here); Shoes, Report (here); Bag, Vintage. I celebrated my 22nd birthday this past week and was treated to a delightful dinner at director Francis Ford Coppola’s winery in Geyserville. Unlike…

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