making a grand entrance.

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the gifts of life. it’s always nice to make a grand entrance. that’s one thing my new house lacks — there’s no foyer, no entry hall of any kind — you simply step right into what i suppose you’d call a grand room, or a combination dining room / living room space. i love my house, but i do like a nice entryway welcoming you and your guests... 
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at home in the hamptons: the line.

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i’ve never been to the hamptons before. have you? i’ve heard about the beachy getaway forever and a day (hello, carrie bradshaw!) so perhaps i’ll get there eventually. Nestled near the easternmost tip of New York’s Long Island, Amagansett was established by farmers and fishermen before being developed as a summer resort in the late nineteenth century. The... 
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the shutterbugs: luisa brimble.

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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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modern beach house.

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it’s monday, and sigh — i’d much rather be lazily lounging about this idyllic beach home in south africa. featured recently in inside out magazine, there’s lots of little nuances to love. like the pretty four-poster bed made from reclaimed timber paired with a fancy chandelier — it’s got just the right amount of vintage vibes meets modern... 
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a weekend in laguna.

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as i posted last friday, i slipped away for a long leisurely weekend in laguna beach. laguna is the perfect southern california beach town, just under two hours south of Los angeles. cute little wood-shingled cottages cling to the overgrown hillsides along with their newer mansion-like neighbors and all share a stunning view of the sun-drenched pacific ocean below. it’s... 
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