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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live simply.

do you ever wake up and wonder what it might be like to live more simply? not exactly move to the woods and live a rustic existence, but some semblance of that? just a few belongings that truly mean something to you and the domestic basics you need to get by — a cozy bed, a bath to soak in, a comfortable reading room, books — naturally. all the simple comforts... 
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at home in barcelona.

my trip to barcelona earlier this year was one of the highlights of my summer (thus far!) and i fell in love with the beautiful spanish city. the architecture was stunning (all that wonderful gaudí) and so well-kept. i was surprised by the good condition of the buildings and always wanted more of a glimpse inside them. so with this lovely tour of anna alfaro’s home... 
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wear this there: la brasserie auteil.

how is it that in a city of 33 square miles there seems to be an infinite number of adorable establishments? paris’s la brasserie auteuil may fall under that category but it is in a league of its own with a terrace for sore eyes. this italian restaurant is brimming with jasmine flowers, olive trees, and furnishings that are just as delicious as the dishes! a secret garden... 
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entertaining with Q Squared: a giveaway.

i’m a dedicated member of those of us who love to throw parties, especially a themed dinner party! i think i get it from my mum — the ultimate hostess. recently Q Squared invited me to check out their beautiful collection of melamine dinnerware and throw my own soirée with their Cambridge Rose set in crimson. the pretty dinnerware is inspired by vintage English... 
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