the many moods of blue.

when i was in portugal, i was yet again surrounded by european blues. beautiful blue tiles are everywhere in the city of lisbon — azulejos, a form of Spanish and Portuguese painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework is literally everywhere. in fact, Heather, of skinny laminx wrote an entire blog post about their beautiful blue tiles. so, i was inspired yet again to share the... 
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saphyr pure linen: bedding giveaway.

i love featuring mother/daughter businesses and saphyr pure linen is an inspiring one. founder Rory O’Mara knows fabric from the inside and out — from an early age, her love of textiles and fashion set her on a path of developing a passion into a career that would take her around the world as an industry innovator. As Director of International Fashion Marketing at... 
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wear this there: peonies paris.

roll your eyes in our direction, but yes this is yet another paris-based wear this there! it’s not our fault the city has an overwhelming abundance of cute cafes. peonies paris may be the most swoon-worthy yet though — with a founder that fulfills all our french girl beauty desires, and a concept that’s so simply perfect the whole world wishes they thought of... 
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desk set.

okay, i’ll admit it. i do miss my home office a little bit more than i thought i might now that i’ve turned it into a guest room. i’m aching to find a sweet spot for some kind of desk where i can place bills, paperwork and to-do lists and all the other little day-to-day stuff that piles up (presently on my kitchen counter). but what i need is something discreet... 
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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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