around l.a. / lotus on echo park lake.

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echo park lake is one of my favorite spots to visit. complete with a wide walking trail, playground, cafe and paddle boat rentals, you can easily spend the entire day enjoying the water and taking in the view of downtown los angeles. and to top it off, it’s lotus season and boy, did they bring it this year. while there’s a few flowers blooming here and there all... 
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good reads: est magazine.

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est magazine continues to be one of my go-to good reads for interior inspiration. they recently featured The White House, a charming guest hotel designed by Lynda Gardener of Empire Vintage in Melbourne, australia. her guest cottage, in Daylesford, is a lovely private studio apartment set back on a private lane and decorated in an über inspiring industrial vintage style.... 
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Friday Finds: Fog Linen Work.

I’ve (finally!) made some progress sifting through the photos I took in Japan, so I thought I’d do a miniseries on my time there, starting with this gem in Tokyo. Fog Linen Work is a linen shop based in Shimokitazawa, a charming neighborhood dense with independent retailers, cafés, and music venues. Yumiko Sekine began... 
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wear this there: the apartment by the line.

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If there was ever one stop purveyor for all the covetables one could imagine, The Apartment at The Line is it (leslie dropped by there last week for us!). A showroom masked as the New York flat we’ve all wished for, they stock everything from apothecary goods to specialty wears, and home decor. Basically, it’s lifestyle porn everywhere you look. Influenced by the... 
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spotted: commissary.

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hello from leslie at spotted sf! in honor of victoria’s upcoming move to sunny l.a., i wanted to share this gorgeous gem that i recently visited during my trip south. you’ve most likely seen plenty of pics of commissary all over instagram and i was thrilled to finally see it myself. i’m absolutely green with envy and delighted that victoria will have this... 
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