around L.A. / bonjour fête.

Hellllllllo, Party People! Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite shop, Bonjour Fête. This celebration station provides everything you need for your next soirée – balloons, banners, cutlery, activities, candles, confetti, plates, pinatas, decor, gifts, the list goes on and on and so will your ideas the second you walk in the door. Rachel started Bonjour Fête... 
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feast for the eyes.

there is essentially no other reason for this post, other than i was inspired by these images and found myself collecting them on pinterest like some kind of maniacal fruit hoarder. so, there you have it. i’m giving you fruit today but hopefully, you’ll see it as something a little more — some colorful (even healthy!) inspiration. it’s almost summer... 
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friday finds.

let’s end this week on a light note, shall we? i hope you all have some fun plans in the works! i think i’m hitting the long beach flea market which always puts a spring in my weekend steps. don’t you just love shopping for unusual, quirky finds that make your home so uniquely you? i do, i do! here’s a little celebration of whimsical spaces and places... 
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a modern castle.

ever wondered what a 12th-century castle would look like with modern renovations? well, look no further! vt wonen recently featured the fascinating story of this french chateau located in Dirac, France and the family who lives there, which includes Isabelle and Hubert Site, owners of les petites emplettes, and their three daughters. according to Isabelle, the family first... 
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Knotwork LA / Studio Tour.

I first met ceramicist Linda Hsiao of Knotwork LA when I wandered into a shop that she and a few friends were co-running in Highland Park. We got to chatting and once she realized I was new to L.A. she was quick to give me names of people I should meet, places to visit and things to eat. Linda is a connector. She’s got that special gift of getting to know you and pairing... 
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