D’s Magazine Debut!


luxe john wooden interiors

You all, I am so so so excited to share that one of D’s recent projects is the cover feature in Luxe Magazine this month! I can’t even express how proud of him I am – he’s not only a natural talent, but an extremely hard worker. Here are the photos!

(You can click to enlarge.)

luxe john wooden interiors

luxe john wooden interiors

luxe john wooden interiors

luxe john wooden interiors

luxe john wooden interiors

luxe john wooden interiors

Congratulations, D!

You can check out many of his other projects here.


Get Your Smoothie On


5 healthy smoothies to start the day

Do you smoothie? Well, I’m a self-professed Vitamix-loving, smoothie-making fiend myself, and the above 5 smoothies are in constant rotation at our home. (Disclaimer: I have to add blueberries to the two green ones to appease my dear son who detests anything green.)

Check out these 5 recipes, and let me know if I should add any of your favorites to my list. I’ll be over here trying to duplicate my favorite juice into smoothie form…okay, let’s face it, this juicer purchase is on the horizon.


The Draper Report: This Week’s Mad Men Recap


So I stayed in this Mad Men-esque apartment on Saturday night.


I also drank like I was on Mad Men Saturday night, which had me feeling not-so-fantastic on Sunday, hence not filming our Mad Men recap until Monday morning.

Also, Kristen and I didn’t plan on dressing like twinkie farmhands, but that’s just how things worked out. Enjoy.

What did you think of the episode?


April Favorites




Joie Liza Blouse – I’m not sure why in the midst of spring shopping, I’m searching for a black silk blouse, but there you go. This one looks gorgeous.

Flamingo Repeat Shift – I adore this color combination, although a shift has never been the best look for me. Attention ladies with long gams, get thee to Anthropologie.

Tarana Maxi Dress – Yet another Anthropologie stunner, this one would be perfect for my Cabo wedding trip in May. (Seriously, whaaaaat I’m I going to wear.)

Layne Dress – Hello, I have maxi dresses on the mind. Need this one. Bad.


Bonlook Birdie Sunglasses – I mentioned buying these glasses for Wita last week, and oh my word, are they adorable.


Someone get this girl a blog immediately.

Land’s End Bandeau Bikini – Attention ladies who like to wear bikinis, but must chase their children around the pool/beach/water park. This is the best bikini EVER. It’s totally polka dot chic, but still has good coverage, and has a removable strap if you’re going to be splashing around with the kiddos. (Am I the only person whose little one likes to use my bikini bottoms as a step ladder while holding her in the pool? It’s like she tries to climb up my body using my bikini as her guide. It makes for some interesting views.) I love love love this bathing suit, and purchased it in 2 more colors after wearing the hell out of my first one last summer. (Navy polka dot, yellow polka dot, and this navy floral pattern.)

J Crew Double Tassel Necklace – You all, I’m on the fence about this one, so I am requesting your opinion. I’ve been on the hunt for a gold tassel necklace and thought this was the one until I noticed some glass details around the the top of the tassels that reminds me of rhinestones. Fancy sparkly things are not my bag, but I love the overall shape of the necklace. Yay or nay, folks?

Saltwater Sandals – I’ve mentioned before that Wita pretty much only wears two kinds of shoes, Saltwater sandals and Freshly Picked moccasins. Had to update sizes, so I purchased my favorite gold and fuchsia ones for the summer.

TYR Diamondfit Swimsuit – This is the suit I bought for my upcoming stroke lessons – I like the fit, especially the fact that the leg openings aren’t cut super mega high like the Speedo equivalent. Also, HELLO, competition suits are hella hard to get on and off. Just in case you were wondering.

Madewell Silk Cargo Tank – The perfect breezy, black silk tank for summer. I’m going to pair it with white skinny jeans and (you guessed it) nude leather sandals. Shocker.


J Crew Embroidered Voile Blouse – This was a lovely blouse, but bottom line, I prefer not to wear tops that are see-through and need a camisole or tank underneath. Back it went.

Vic Italy Cork Heel Sandals – Oh, these were really fabulous, but super narrow. Arrivederci, sandals.

Anything you are absolutely lusting over this month?