cheers to mothers everywhere.

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perhaps you’re in need of a quick, delicious and very pretty cocktail for mother’s day brunch, or a pre-dinner apéritif? i thought i’d share one of my favorite easy, go-to cocktails — prosecco with a splash of st. germaine and fresh raspberries. it helps if you have some pretty glasses to start (more on that topic was covered in this morning’s... 
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cheers to colored glassware.

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Elsie Larson’s rainbow glass collection (above and below) via A Beautiful Mess. when it comes to throwing parties, it’s fun to have great glassware — it just adds a whole other layer to the event, not to mention, it’s very instagrammable should that be a goal of yours. when i’ve hosted parties i’ve rented from two amazing rental agencies... 
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spotted sf: j rachman.

spotted sf: j. rachman / sfgirlbybay

Recently I discovered the most exquisite treasure trove on my way to one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. Tucked in an alley is the new shop and studio of interior designer, collector and visual storyteller, Jonathan Rachman. Upon meeting the very first thing Jonathan proclaimed was he’s a “hoarder”. But as you can see, he is a hoarder of... 
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a playful palazzo.

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it’s not often you discover a retro-looking turquoise fridge tucked into 16th century gold-gilded crown moldings, but in this case, it works and is probably very much inspired by the charles eames quote painted like a fresco on this palazzo’s walls: “take your pleasure seriously”. okay, we will! inside the well-worn walls of this ornate home in siciliy’s... 
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staying neutral.

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femke pastijn. while you could call these rooms ‘very neutral’ or even, heaven forbid beige — they are anything but boring. and that’s because the styling is spot-on — it’s all in the small details. things like the interesting way they’ve paired their oddball collections, or how a very simple striped chair placed on an unusual tile... 
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