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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get the look: living like a francophile.

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one of my very favorite decor magazines is milk decoration, which happens to be written in french, but no matter — the pictures speak a thousand words and are always so inspiring. i like the idea of living like a francophile, at least for a little while, and i thought today i’d share a little ‘get the look’ inspired by the pages of this fantastique... 
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wear this there: maison premiere.

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you had us at absinthe and oysters, maison premiere. we will be at the bar, and if no one wants to join us, with christopher moore’s sassy novel sacre bleu in hand. maybe it’s the potent imported liquor, the new-orleans-on-a-summer-night ambience, or the pastel-hued bar, but we are getting seriously romantic feels from this week’s wear this there. nothing... 
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mr. green in the conservatory.

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her new tribe. as i was putting together this post i had a flashback to endlessly playing the boardgame ‘clue’ — i was obsessed! just as i am with these pale green interiors — don’t they feel somewhat victorian? like an old greenhouse or conservatory? they’re kind of romantic and even a little bit melancholy, but still quite beautiful.... 
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abc carpet & home’s sublime summer sale.

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if i had to choose just one favorite store in the whole wide world i know it would have to be new york city’s abc carpet & home. any visit i make to new york must include an idyllic and leisurely afternoon of exploring every floor of their beautiful six-floor Manhattan flagship showroom followed by a long, lazy lunch in the abc kitchen where i can sit, think and... 
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