a modern castle.

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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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color palette: blush & black.

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this instagram image from luminosity crystals inspired this color pairing: blush and black. they compliment each other beautifully — like dark lashes against a pale pink cheek, sleek and sexy paired together. it’s also a sophisticated partnership, easy and relaxing on the eyes. meet blush & black. Emily Meyer’s home by melissa kaseman photography. frederic ducout... 
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around l.a. / cafe birdie.

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from the duo that brought us horse thief bbq at the grand central market comes highland park’s newest hot spot, cafe birdie. designed by etc.etera, the same folks that enhanced hotel covell, the marble and copper tabletops and modern tiles make for one of the most instagram-able spots I’ve seen in a while. but the goodness doesn’t stop at your eyes. founders wade... 
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wear this there: tank garage winery.

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seems to good to be true — you stop for gas, and find an oasis of pinot instead? napa’s new hot-spot (or hot-stop rather), is tank garage winery — an old service station transformed into a super chic wine country destination. owned by the people from regusci winery, they wanted a more celebratory, casual approach to the wine experience. we say take the same approach... 
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table for two, please.

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fantastic frank. what’s more romantic than a table for two? certainly not a party of three or a four-top — i think not. but a cozy table for two is just right, especially if you’re living in a small space. i find the deuce to be particularly charming, regardless of how much space you may have — cozy, intimate and the perfect place for a chat over coffee.... 
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