thanksgiving tablescapes.


lovely foilage, via steph somebo on steller. the thanksgiving holiday is a few days away and kitchens across the country are gearing up for the big family feast. it’s a little different here at my house — i’m cooking this year and in our smith-family tradition we go british and forgo the turkey for prime rib, mashed potatoes, and most importantly yorkshire... 
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getting to the root of it.


a well traveled woman. i have been coveting the idea of rooting plants in vintage glass jars for a while now. i even tried the (seemingly) easy idea of rooting an avocado pit to no avail. i’ve been successful when it comes to growing from bulbs — like paper whites, but when it comes to roots, i’m an utter failure. so i’m coming to you guys for guidance.... 
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greenhouse love.

mini indoor greenhouse design / sfgirlbybay

Femke Pastijn styling + photography by Jeroen van der Spek. i recently shared my patio makeover with you, but what i’ve only shared a few glimpses of here and there on instagram is the rest of my yard — which consists of a very large and daunting hillside i need to landscape. i’m getting to that, but then at the very top of the hill is this plateau, where... 
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living with: frida kahlo.


Frida Kahlo, circa 1937. Photo by Nickolas Muray via csjcl riverside. as with many talented people who die young, there’s such a mysterious air around frida kahlo, and so much fascination with her life as an artist — i thought it might be fun to imagine what her home life might look like. i know she lived in the blue house which is now a museum, but i had fun re-imagining... 
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ampersand sf.


ashley batz for apartment34. i was out hunting for fresh flowers this morning, and it seems my echo park neighborhood may be lacking for a small, local florist. a floral boutique is much needed, and if it’s here and i missed it, please do let me know where to find it. i know silver lake has the bosky dell and clementine floralworks but i couldn’t find a sweet corner... 
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