say what, google home?

okay, i kid you not — this may be one of the coolest products i’ve been asked to review in some time. i am completely smitten with my new Google Home. Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant — you ask it questions and tell it to do things. honestly, i didn’t know what to expect because i’m a bit of a Luddite when... 
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at home with: ayla gurganus of soulflowers.

today we’re dropping in on the bright, light and very charming abode of Ayla Gurganus. ayla is a floral designer who runs soulflowers in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in everyday bouquets, intimate weddings, and events, as well as designing home parties. energized by the elegance and beauty from florals, ayla combines that with a passion for foraging in nature to compose... 
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spring into serena & lily l.a.

hey, hey L.A. — event alert! if you’re in the area you need to pop into serena & lily’s los angeles area design shop on melrose this coming Tuesday, February 28th to preview their new Spring collection. serena & lily is partnering with local florist Iris & Daughter to gift all customers who visit that day with a gratis spring floral bouquet wrapped... 
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sneak peek of sunset.

sunset magazine shoot / via sfgirlbybay

A couple of months ago I attended a styled event at Sunset Magazine’s gorgeous Test Gardens located at Cornerstone Sonoma in Northern California’s wine region. It was an opportunity to see the behind-the-scenes of a photoshoot for a Fall 2017 issue. I was beyond amazed by the beautiful settings, the great number of staff and talent to pull off this shoot and by the sheer... 
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around l.a. / twig & twine.

On the outskirts of Silver Lake just a stone’s throw from the ever popular Sqirl on Virgil Avenue, Twig & Twine is the perfect stop for a spontaneous fresh bouquet or thoughtful gift. Heather has been creating beautiful floral arrangements for nine years and expanded into her retail shop two years ago. With the door propped open and the smell of fresh flowers wafting... 
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