wear this there: isleta el espino.

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manifesting a vacation? we’ve found the answer to your daydreams in nicaragua’s isleta el espino. this eco hotel serves up the gram-worthy decor vibes, and pool-hangs for days. run by brother and sister andrew and kristin werner, the three bedroom hacienda is the perfect getaway for those seeking a little r&r lakeside. for this paradise, we are looking towards... 
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modern beach vibes.

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surf’s up, via¬†wanderlust. when i moved to los angeles, i knew i wanted my new home to have kind of a modern beach vibe (very much inspired by my recent trip to tulum, mexico and coqui coqui). even though i’m all the way over here on the east side, it’s still warm and sunny and we angelenos spend a lot more time living outside, especially in the evenings... 
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i spy: shadows & light.

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sophie tajan. yesterday i snapped this instagram of the light in my bathroom at a certain perfect time of day, and couldn’t help but think of the word ‘dappled’. such a pretty word, and a pretty kind of light. so today, we’re all about shadows and light. i love the unexpected surprises and the art directed precision lighting that photographers can capture... 
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good reads: dwell.

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i think of this incredible retreat as more of an adult playhouse, than a grownup’s home — with everything you ever dreamed of coming to life in one very stunning setting. recently featured in dwell magazine¬†, and photographed beautifully by brian w. ferry — one of my favorite photographers, this is a modern rustic home and barn, complete with its own ‘sauna... 
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at home with francois et moi.

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this is the very lovely, and recently renovated home of blogger Erin of francios et moi and her husband, Ken Francois in the North Loop of Minneapolis. they purchased their charming 1934 Tudor-style home last July and spent late Summer and Fall last year renovating much of the house. erin’s background is interior design (but she’s currently a freelance writer and... 
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