friday finds.

i’m not certain of the reasons why, but it would appear i’m feeling a tad on the flirty and feminine side today — one might almost say, victorian. perhaps i can blame it on binge watching the crown, or the fact that it’s officially summer, and that always lightens my mood — and our layers. off go the jackets and sweaters and on go the flowy sundresses... 
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a trip to spain with coast to costa.

i’ve had so many travels this year, i feel extra fortunate. i don’t normally travel this often and i sometimes forget how much inspiration comes from stepping outside your day-to-day world, getting a fresh perspective and seeing life from other countries outside our own. as you probably couldn’t help but see from the abundant instagrams i posted, i went to... 
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a little bit of lisbon.

as promised in yesterday’s post about our charming apartment in lisbon, i wanted to share a few ‘must-visit’ spots around the city if you happen to be headed that way — which i most certainly recommend. lisbon is a beautiful seaside city, full of colorful pastel architecture. it reminds me a little bit of a much older san francisco — it’s... 
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home spring cleanout with eBay.

it’s that time of year again. Time to declutter and refresh for spring! I got a mandatory huge head start on my spring cleaning with all of the remodeling projects I took on this year. To cut down on the amount I needed to store during construction, I sorted everything into those classic three piles: keep, donate, and sell. Now that my remodeling projects are wrapping... 
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studio tour / carly kuhn.

you may know illustrator/artist carly kuhn for her playful penmanship on @thecartorialist but did you know that she also has a keen eye for design beyond the notebook? we got very at home with carly in her DTLA studio to see what her daily work uniform might look like (messy beach waves and a chic canadian tuxedo), and how she creates her beautiful works of art (barefoot,... 
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