best of: glamour. do or don’t?

I love the glamour and polished style of ‘Old Hollywood’. It reminds me that people made more of an effort to shine, and dressed up more. Were more gracious and polite. Good manners mattered. Your home was where you entertained and people dressed in fabulous cocktail attire. I have fond memories of my parents dancing to the high-fi and drinking Manhattans all slicked... 
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friday food files with molly watson: champagne cocktails.

No doubt, hands down, my favorite thing to toast the new year with is good champagne. Sometimes budget or inclination precludes the “good” part of that declaration, however, and I find myself turning to champagne-based cocktails instead. They’re delicious, festive, easy, and let you doctor up the cheap stuff to great effect. On a whim last week I mixed... 
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best of: living with white.

i love the Uk’s very fabulous Living etc. magazine. it’s always fresh and has very inventive and eclectic brit-pop styling ideas i never would have thought of without a little help from the glossy pages of their beautiful magazine, or helpful, handy online galleries. i am feeling the itch to redecorate (yes, yet again) and went searching for some ideas based on... 
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best of: black & white & cool all over.

hygge house. i continue my quest for the perfect black & white room decor. if it should ever, and i mean ever, stop raining here, i may just go out and get the paint to finally get started with the redesign project of my apartment! in the meantime, i continue to be inspired by simple black & white i’ve discovered via flickr groups and etsy. rae dunn ceramics,... 
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best of: down by the seashore.

via idathue. i think all the rain this weekend in san francisco has got me seeking sunshine. and, after spending some glorious days in the warm weather down in palm springs, i was ready for a little more, but this time in the guise of some time down by the seashore. who doesn’t relish some time away alone, tucked in cozily at a beach cottage? here’s an idea of... 
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