christmas morning breakfast.

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i think as a kid, everyone’s favorite day to wake up has got to be christmas morning, right? those mornings certainly hold a lot of fond memories for me and my family. my dad had this really ridiculous and totally sweet ritual where after we’d opened all our presents we’d sit down for breakfast and as we were eating my dad would say, “wait! wait! i’m... 
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let’s holidayy!

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’tis the season for celebration and last week i had the most fun hosting a holiday party for the always refreshing SKYY Vodka! we started the party planning off quite right by choosing The Fig House as our event space, and hiring RoomForty to cater some amazing bites — like mini lobster rolls and the most delicious ravioli that ever crossed my lips. everything... 
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thanksgiving tablescapes.

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lovely foilage, via steph somebo on steller. the thanksgiving holiday is a few days away and kitchens across the country are gearing up for the big family feast. it’s a little different here at my house — i’m cooking this year and in our smith-family tradition we go british and forgo the turkey for prime rib, mashed potatoes, and most importantly yorkshire... 
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unexpected guests: lisa coris.

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today’s unexpected guests hails from san francisco — russian hill, to be exact. lisa coris is a long-time friend of mine and she and her son live in an amazing, light-filled apartment along russian hill’s cable car line. lisa is a ‘jill of all trades’ — a recruiter of ad agency talent; a jewelry maker (beads, specifically — which she... 
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around l.a. / the springs.

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The SpringsĀ co-Founders, Jared Stein and Kimberly Helms, first encountered the Los Angeles Arts District in 2013 while on tour with a Broadway show and knew it would be perfect spot for the community wellness center they had envisioned. They were determined to create an oasis for city-dwellers that lived up to health-conscious lifestyle choices all the while remaining accessible... 
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