My L.A. Guide

After a lifetime of longing to live in Los Angeles, I finally made the much-anticipated move a little over five years ago. In that time, I’ve fallen even more in love with this city. People all around are following their dreams, which makes for a very creative and inspiring atmosphere, and Angelenos get an average of 329…

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Ten Days in Texas

When I was a kid, my mom would drag me and my sisters to countless flea markets and antique shows. At the time, I could care less about types of Majolica and old clocks (sorry, Mom), and was more interested in the answers to two questions: “When is lunch?” and “When are we going home?” While the…

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I like long, romantic walks to the cheese counter. Cheese is easily one of my favorite food categories. As a kid, I had a penchant for Brie. Nowadays, I gravitate towards goat cheese and Gouda. But in all honesty, I’m down for any wheel, any day. I’ve really never met a cheese that I didn’t like. There’s…

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Beach-Inspired Succulent Garden

A simple yet inspired DIY After my trip to the beach last week, I felt like creating a succulent garden that draws inspiration from the gorgeous southern California coast and its surrounding vegetation. California-native cacti and succulents often carpet the cliff crevices and rock formations of the beaches here, further adding to the natural beauty of the West Coast. I’ve made succulent gardens…

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Winter Brights

Most of us have those colors in our wardrobe that we turn to endlessly. For me, it’s neutrals like navy, white, and the occasional black. Yet while those classic color staples serve a wardrobe well, they can get a little ho-hum when January rolls around. That’s why I love incorporating brights into my everyday wardrobe. Just…

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Christmas in New York City

New York City is perhaps one of the most idyllic cities to spend the holidays and this year, my family and I did just that. None of us had ever been to the Big Apple, so our week-long itinerary was packed with tourist excursions, Michelin-star restaurant reservations, and tickets to a hilarious Broadway show (The Book of…

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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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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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Meet Me Under The Wild Mistletoe

Flannel, Forever 21 (similar here and here); Vest, Patagonia (here); Jeans, Paige; Boots, Tretorn (here); Sunglasses, Nordstrom BP. Mistletoe can seem like a holiday afterthought for many, but for me it’s a rustic touch I love having in my home. Each year after Thanksgiving, I gather wild mistletoe and berries from my family’s ranch to use as holiday…

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18 Movies & Their Food/Drink Pairings

A fun twist on the classic movie night I love a low-key night in with friends and a good movie. We eat our weight in take-out and ice cream, and almost always pick favorites we’ve seen a dozen times (so we can catch up without worrying about missing the movie). For a fun twist, why not pick up…

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