unexpected guests: jamie and michael.

unexpected guests: jamie + michael / sfgirlbybay

The moment I stepped into this house, I knew I had to feature it. This dear couple are friends of mine in the Bay Area and I’m delighted to take you inside their dreamy little cottage today. Meet Jamie and Michael. Jamie is a writer in the world of experience design, as well as a ghostwriter of books. Her husband Michael is a CPA by day and a talented musician throughout.... 
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friday finds.

just as the sun will always rise and set, it’s friday again, and not a minute too soon. as i mentioned on monday, it’s been quite a week and i’m ready to step away from the computer and spend some time outdoors. for all the talk of racism this week, i feel so fortunate for my diverse neighborhood. i go to echo park lake and walk around with lucy and it’s... 
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getting kitschy with it.

well, how’s this for cheerful? i thought i’d go to a happy place today and share some rooms where the kitsch level is pretty up there — fun and spunky, no fear of color here. when i was younger i had a pretty intense love of all things kitschy and as i get older it’s mellowed, but i still love a bit of it here and there. a great print like my barkcloth... 
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an italian retreat.

picture yourself surrounded by groves of olive and fruit trees, perched high above the Mediterranean sea. can you imagine yourself here yet? not quite? well, i’m back with yet another holiday retreat you can visit — this time a beautiful home on the amalfi coast — via albeli home rentals. the concept behind albeli’s holiday home rentals is an ‘intellectual... 
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leaving my safe space.

some days, not just mondays you want to bury your head under the covers and just glide under the guise of sleep a while longer — stay in our safe space. i felt like that all weekend. i don’t want to bury my head under the comfort of covers and ignore what’s happening in our country, but at the same time i find myself with a loss for the right words. i don’t... 
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