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. / belljar.

want to have the look of an effortless vintage wardrobe without the sweat and tears of digging through the slush at the flea market? look no further than belljar in los feliz. Sasha darling (and her trusty side-kick-shop-dog, violet), brought their expertly curated goods and vintage wears all the way from San Fran to this two story brick and mortar on bustling vermont avenue.... 
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a victorian in queen’s park.

meet the latest from light locations — a Very serene Victorian house in Queens Park, england complete with garden summerhouse! i tend to get lost wandering the beautiful english location homes in light locations’ inventory and this one is particularly lovely and the styling spot on. the color palette has me feeling soothed, and the each vignette is styled subtlely... 
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collections: how much is too much?

when it comes to collecting, i am guilty of it to be sure. but what is too much? when it has that effortless european look about it and feels ‘organically grown’ over time either through travel mementos or a true passion (like collecting books or art!) then it seems to me that’s just the right amount. sometimes we go overboard at the flea market and yard... 
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baby got bent.

i happen to be of the opinion that the bentwood, or thonet chair is one of the more romantic chairs around. i mean, look at those gentle curves, the care that went into each one to get them just right. i can also easily visualize these curvy chairs in cafés all over paris, and even in an old time saloon — some handsome gunslingers seated at them playing a wicked game... 
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