online shop showcase: cold picnic.

okay, it’s been a while but with travel and all, i’m a little behind — but we’re back with the second edition of our new series, online shop showcase, where i give a little love to independent makers and online shopkeepers. this time around it’s cold picnic. i’m not sure which came first — the boob or the chicken, but cold picnic... 
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around L.A. / bonjour fête.

Hellllllllo, Party People! Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite shop, Bonjour Fête. This celebration station provides everything you need for your next soirée – balloons, banners, cutlery, activities, candles, confetti, plates, pinatas, decor, gifts, the list goes on and on and so will your ideas the second you walk in the door. Rachel started Bonjour Fête... 
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friday finds.

i feel as though it’s been a rough week for a lot of us. the news has been difficult to listen to, to say the least. so i’m here with some friday finds i hope will lift your spirits. green has always been a cheerful color for me — the color of new beginnings, fresh starts — a very optimistic color if you will. so happy friday everyone, and here’s... 
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desk set.

okay, i’ll admit it. i do miss my home office a little bit more than i thought i might now that i’ve turned it into a guest room. i’m aching to find a sweet spot for some kind of desk where i can place bills, paperwork and to-do lists and all the other little day-to-day stuff that piles up (presently on my kitchen counter). but what i need is something discreet... 
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lighting that makes the space.

as these images demonstrate, lighting can really make or break a room. the right light can add drama or make a bold statement. i noticed when i was europe their use of an eclectic mix of lighting and how it really impacted my mood. one room i stayed in had probably five different lighting fixtures and not one matched, and yet it all worked fabulously together. i went hunting... 
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