best of: one very fine site: de dujes.

via good old pinterest i stumbled onto this truly beautiful blog this weekend. have you ever visited de dujes? well, you should. it’s run by sisters, Gaétane and Gaëlle Dujardin who say “We grew up in a warm and very close family. As a family we often call ourselves ‘The Dujes’. We are there for each other through thick and thin.” I like them already.... 
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good reads: food52.

i’m a big fan of food52 — for recipes, and for stocking my kitchen with clever cooking accouterment. until now, i’d not thought to look to food52 for inspiring interior design but low and behold — look at this charming london loft, made over by creative couple, Catherine Verna Bentley and Louis Hagen Hall of the design firm Bentley Hagen Hall. you’ve... 
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mid century modern love.

there are neighborhoods near me that are known for their beautiful mid-century modern homes — silver lake being one of them — case study homes designed by the likes of eames, Lautner and Neutra abound. they are architectural gems protected by historical societies (thank goodness) and this lovely home is one of them. featured recently on one of my favorite sites... 
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unexpected guests: briana kranz corcoran.

unexpected guests: briana kranz / sfgirlbybay

I had the pleasure of meeting today’s guest at a fun event in san francisco. As a bunch of ladies were learning to mix cocktails in the midst of a floral studio, this lovely lady was off in the corner painting beautiful portraits of each guest that evening. I was so impressed with my painting (and that she made me so much more glam than I really am!) that I knew I’d continue... 
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a modern castle.

ever wondered what a 12th-century castle would look like with modern renovations? well, look no further! vt wonen recently featured the fascinating story of this french chateau located in Dirac, France and the family who lives there, which includes Isabelle and Hubert Site, owners of les petites emplettes, and their three daughters. according to Isabelle, the family first... 
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