day trippin’ to salvation mountain.

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Years of hearing friends’ accounts of a bizarre Candy Land-like place that exists beyond the Salton Sea in the Colorado Desert, inspired my recent journey to Slab City, aka “the last free place on earth”, in search of the technicolor folk art installation referred to as, “Salvation Mountain”. I made the 3-hour drive from Los Angeles in February to see... 
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friday finds.

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and now for a little something different this friday finds — one of my favorite instagram feeds to follow: @thegaybeards. if you’re not following these two best buds from portland, oregon — well, you should be. the stuff these two get all up in their beards will always put a smile on your face and a little swing in your step. here’s a sneak peek. you... 
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flower arranging 101.

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one of my favorite foodie websites, food52 is also a great resource for entertaining and decorating. everything food52 styles and shoots i find most inspiring, including three blog posts they just published on easy spring floral arrangements, including tips on trimming your flowers so they last longer and arranging like a pro (always helpful!). these are super simple, but... 
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unexpected guests: amanda frederickson.

unexpected guests: amanda frederickson / sfgirlbybay

today’s unexpected guest is a wonderful friend and foodie to follow, amanda frederickson. i had the pleasure of meeting this lovely lady at many events here in the bay area and her instagram feed is one I frequent daily to see what she’s cooking up in the kitchen. she’s a chef, food stylist and photographer, cookbook author, a test kitchen cook in the williams-sonoma... 
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new and noteworthy.

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1. shibori accordian rug from anthropologie. this time on new and noteworthy i’ve gone to the dark side. i’m embracing all things black — or at the very least, black & white, a dash of cream and a wee bit of gray. all great colors for adding a bit of chic sophistication and style to your home. plus, black pairs really well with other colors — specifically,... 
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