The lovely, inspiring, and absolutely crushworthy Joslyn has asked me back for her Blogger’s Favorites feature. You can read about my favorite things here. Thanks, Joslyn, for having me!
Remember my desk? I love that workspace dearly, but we had a small issue with the painting. Not that we don’t love that painting; in fact, it is my very favorite painting in the house by far. It’s just that the painting used to hang above our bed, and even though we tried many other […]
I don’t write much about Dustin’s design firm, but I wanted to share some work he just completed for the 2011 Legends of La Cienega. What is Legends of La Cienega? In their own words: Legends of La Cienega is an annual celebration of design that brings together VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of […]
I started a new writing job in January. (It’s my dream job! I love it so much! Website isn’t launching until this summer! Annoyingly vague!) I’ve designated one full, uninterrupted, nanny-to-the-rescue day a week to writing and filming videos for the job, and so far, it’s been great. However, as I was approaching a deadline […]
While helping to empty out her husband’s storage unit, a wife makes the startling realization of just HOW MUCH mid-century furniture, accessories, objects and art he has been “collecting” over the past several years. The perpetrator unloading the third of eleventy million cartloads.
We are this close to finding out about our new home. THIS CLOSE. See my forefinger and thumb pressed so closely together and my squeezed shut pirate-looking eye? D has been swamped with nothing but realtor, owner and contractor meetings for the past week or so. SO MANY NEGOTIATIONS. And guess what, y’all? WE’RE NOT […]
Color me STOKED. I have this on my left. And this on my right. What’s that, you ask? It’s my new Polaroid camera. Well, it’s the back of the box containing my “new” vintage Polaroid camera. #90 of the last 700 Polaroid cameras ever to be produced, to be exact. I’m not sure if you […]
I want to go back to school just so I can carry this with me. $16, Poketo
Okay, just ONE tip. If you think, for any reason, that you might have a child that consistently exceeds the 100th percentile for height, do not buy a Stokke Sleepi Crib. Don’t get me wrong – this crib is stylish, modern and unique. We have enjoyed it thoroughly, and recently converted it to a toddler […]
Well, it’s time to re-pack my bags and head out to Palm Springs for sun, swimming and a little relaxation. When I mentioned to Wito that we were leaving for Palm Springs to see his beloved great-grandparents, he dashed out of the room and returned looking like this: I think he is more excited than […]
Today marks a very sad day for my husband. I noticed a lovely addition to a new piece of art in our living room this morning. Need a close up? Black crayon. You can pay your respects to D in the comments. (I think it’s pretty funny, but let’s just keep that between you and […]
This post is exactly what I need right now. Thanks to Amy’s comment and Joslyn’s series for giving me the idea. 1. Tom Colicchio – I don’t know what it is, but I have had several impure thoughts about this man. Very much looking forward to the Top Chef premiere tonight. 2. Retro hairstyles – […]
Congratulations to Michelle, commenter #150. Thanks to everyone for participating, and remember, Lara is offering a 10% discount with the code laplates10 at checkout. (The holidays will be here sooner than you think!)
(First off, with all of the review-type blogs popping up, I feel the need to clarify that I do NOT write about products here unless I absolutely adore them and use them myself.) With that being said, let me count the reasons why I love this line of darling, monogrammed melamine plates. First off, LOOK […]
Do you know Joslyn over at Simple Lovely? She’s pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself. Joslyn and I met at Blogher in San Francisco when she paid me a compliment on my grey purse. (By the way, I know the correct American spelling of grey is “gray”, but I’d prefer to be British […]