friday finds.


it’s finally friday — and even though it was a short work week, i still feel like, “whew! we made it!”, and darn it but if i don’t still have the travel itch. labor day has come and gone, and still no summer holiday for me. i’ve got to get out of town! or at least pretend like i am. happy weekend, or shall i say, bon voyage everyone! xo,... 
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the art of patrón.


i’ll admit it — i’m a bit of a bottle hoarder. i love saving beautiful bottles and upcycling them into pretty water carafes for serving at dinner parties, jars for fresh soups and salsas i’ve made, flower vases — you name it, i find a reason to reuse them. so when Patrón invited me to share their Art of Patrón Bottle Art Competition i thought,... 
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the shutterbugs: luisa brimble.


i’ve been a longtime fan of the work of luisa brimble, a very talented Sydney, Australia-based food & lifestyle photographer. luisa shoots for all kinds of lifestyle publications like kinfolk, and is the founder of the Alphabet Family Journal — a family journal that celebrates the personal foundations of homes, in their many different forms. i can usually spot... 
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bonnie and neil.


meet creative couple Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie, who together bring their collective backgrounds in floristry, art, textiles, furniture and set design to their melbourne studio Bonnie and Neil. One of Australia’s most popular independent textile design studios, and as is very typically australian, their shop is a kaleidoscope of color and pattern. the couple is known... 
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goth squad.


one of the things i love about living etc. magazine is that it never fails to represent that brilliant kind of british style that they are so well-known for. it’s equal parts old london flat with tall ceilings and extraordinary vintage crown molding — meets this dramatic dash of goth style with a modern yet feminine swagger, and often with a sense of dark humor.... 
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