book smart.

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i am nothing if not a book worm. you may have noticed the first thing i did when i moved into my new house was to build floor to ceiling built-in bookcases as fast as we possibly could. when i move, i lug my book collection along the way, causing movers everywhere serious back pain (sorry guys, they are not dead bodies but beloved hardbound treasures). but not only do i love... 
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bathroom remodel begins!

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well, i’ve finally gone and done it — i’ve started the remodel on my teeny-tiny bathroom and right now it is very much a construction zone. but i’m very excited for the makeover! i’ve partnered with Kohler to create my dream bathroom and once it’s finished i may never leave — especially the sunstruck tub which is nice and deep for... 
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spotted sf: media noche.

spotted sf: media noche / sfgirlbybay

a little bit of cuba and miami just landed in san francisco’s mission neighborhood. introducing media noche, a lovely new fast-casual dining spot offering counter-service cuban food, including warm cubanos, hearty rice and bean bowls, ensaladas and snacks like plaintain chips and ceviche. brought to you by madelyn markoe and jessie barker (both hailing from tres,... 
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best of: funky town.

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brooke holm for inside out magazine. i’ve been pretty reserved thus far this week, sharing loads of neutral looks. but, it’s time to go to funky town. uniquely creative rooms that pair quirky colors and patterns — unexpected layered looks that take quite a bit of bravado to pull off. can you do it? i’d love to try and i’ve been thinking maybe... 
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best of: inspiring studio spaces.

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artist isabelle tuchband’s atrium art studio via the selby. even though i really like working from home, i love having the luxury of the studio space i share in downtown L.A. — it’s just such a creative escape from the norm, and can often inspire me just seeing what the other creatives there are up to. these spaces are something special, and i hope they inspire... 
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