around L.A. / lemlem.

to blossom and flourish. this is the motivation behind and meaning of the Amharic word lemlem. after a visit to her native ethiopia, supermodel Liya Kebede was captivated by the skill and tradition of the handwoven creations she encountered and founded lemlem shortly after. all of the pieces are handwoven in africa from natural cotton and couldn’t be more comfortable.... 
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around L.A. / bonjour fête.

Hellllllllo, Party People! Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite shop, Bonjour Fête. This celebration station provides everything you need for your next soirée – balloons, banners, cutlery, activities, candles, confetti, plates, pinatas, decor, gifts, the list goes on and on and so will your ideas the second you walk in the door. Rachel started Bonjour Fête... 
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new & noteworthy.

1. vessels and vases from light & ladder. this week’s new & noteworthy finds feels as thought i’ve been influenced by the simplicity and beauty of japanese design. clean lines, with a tactile sensibility — nothing too fussy, just great design and good functionality, or at the very least something really lovely to look at it. 2. i love this drawing... 
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GREEN & BLACK’S chocolate libraries.

for me, lazy days with a good book are made even better when I have a little treat to nibble on between pages. so when i was invited to try GREEN & BLACK’S new chocolate libraries, i knew exactly where i’d be displaying them to share their pretty packaging with you — on my beloved built-in bookcases, of course! now that the weather is getting colder, i... 
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guide to gifts for girls.

it’s here, and it feels much sooner than i had expected, but the holiday gift-giving season is upon us.  i like to theme my gifts around what my favorite people love best, and in this case i’m thinking of my nieces (don’t look, you guys!) — young girls in their early twenties. they’re smart, they’re hard working and they’re very... 
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