it’s okay to be a basket case.

@apieceapart. i’ll admit it — i’m a total basket case. i love tote baskets of all shapes and sizes and have a collection of them already, but i’m always finding room for just one more. i use them for the farmer’s market and the flea, grocery shopping and for sure poolside and a day at the beach. not only do they have a kind of cool european,... 
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around L.A. / botanica restaurant & market.

Gal pals and tastemakers extraordinaire Emily Fiffer and Heather Sperling, met in Chicago years ago when they were each working as food writers and editors. Fast forward and they’ve traded the Windy City for L.A.’s year-round sunshine and swapped their pens for aprons and knives. Their combined passion and experience has realized itself in one of the most literal... 
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feast for the eyes.

there is essentially no other reason for this post, other than i was inspired by these images and found myself collecting them on pinterest like some kind of maniacal fruit hoarder. so, there you have it. i’m giving you fruit today but hopefully, you’ll see it as something a little more — some colorful (even healthy!) inspiration. it’s almost summer... 
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a petite guide to visiting france.

apologies for the tardiness of this post, but with so many photos to edit and links to gather it’s taken me some time to pull it all together, but at last, here we go — to france! so often, paris is the it place everyone wants to go — and ouí, it is a dream. but on my recent travels abroad, i visited a few other french cities and found them to be trés... 
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friday finds.

it’s finally friday — and even though it was a short work week, i still feel like, “whew! we made it!”, and darn it but if i don’t still have the travel itch. labor day has come and gone, and still no summer holiday for me. i’ve got to get out of town! or at least pretend like i am. happy weekend, or shall i say, bon voyage everyone! xo,... 
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