la dolce vita, at home.

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if you asked me where else in the world i might like to live, the answer hands-down would be italy. i love everything about the italian culture — the friendly people, the slow life, eating amazing fresh food al fresco, drinking wine on warm nights outdoors in charming cafes. those gardens created in window boxes but that spill lushly over tiny balconies — sigh.... 
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a lantern lit soirée with women & whiskies.

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last week i had the pleasure of hosting my very first party in my new home along with my partners, women & whiskies. i had the idea of hosting an asian-influenced evening with whisky cocktails paired with chinese and japanese cuisine. my first task: to hang a ton of paper and silk lanterns and globe lights across my patio! i searched out vintage lanterns on etsy, and smaller... 
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sweet eccentricity.

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melissa kaseman for lonny. i was talking to jen Leonard on her podcast, brand new ways this week about the odd way my blog posts can occasionally come together. it’s a strange serendipity that occurs on my pinboards sometimes, or a hunt for something peculiar that lands me where i least expect it to. such was the case this week while i was hunting down chinese silk lanterns... 
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i spy: springtime.

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greenpoint works. it rained the entire time i was in new york. and then, i got home and it started raining here in san francisco. it may have suited my melancholy mood for a while, but i think, like anything — enough is enough. i need to see some sunshine and signs of spring. it’s almost june, for heaven’s sake, so before san francisco skips summer all together,... 
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guest post: dottie angel.

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i think you’re really going to love this diy post! a cluster of springy lanterns ‘how-to’ from the fabulously talented dottie angel (aka, the lovely tif fussell). i’m making these as soon as i get home! thank you tif! dearest readers of Victoria’s peachy blog, i must confess i can get a little antsy waiting for Mr Spring to show his face. when this happens... 
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