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spring flowers // peonies, garden roses, ranunculus

Weekend Notes

By / March 22nd

Happy weekend, darlings! Hope it’s been treating you all well so far. It’s been rainy and grey here in Austin, but today the forecast is calling for sunny skies, so …read more

watercolor Easter eggs


10 Best DIY Easter Eggs

By / March 20th

It happens each year: just when I think there can’t possibly be any new and interesting ways to decorate Easter eggs, I’m blown away by the creations I find online. Since I haven’t …read more

Ireland-inspired Mood Board

Monochromatic Monday

Emerald Isle

By / March 16th

I’ve never been to Ireland, but it’s high up there on my dying-to-go-there list. And even though this time of year, mention of Ireland elicits thoughts of four leaf clovers and leprechauns, I’ve …read more

white peonies

Weekend Notes

By / March 8th

Happy weekend, friends! What’s on all of your agendas? Today’s post is predictably up a little later due to day light savings — which I, for one, am actually really …read more

mint kitchen

Life Lessons

How to Be Bold With Color

By / March 3rd

It’s one thing to experiment with wearing “the color of the season” when it comes to wardrobe decisions… but dressing our homes with color undoubtedly requires a more long-term commitment strategy. To help guide …read more

the pink lady cocktail

How to Host a Spring Mixology Party

By / March 2nd

From their customizable notebooks to their eye catching stationery, the Austin-based May Designs team knows how to use color and pattern to turn something ordinary into a party-on-paper. With that in mind, we knew …read more

New York, NY by James Carpenter

Weekend Notes

By / March 1st

This weekend I’m in freezing New York City with my mom celebrating her 60th birthday. It’s really awesome to be here together — my mom’s first trip to NYC! — going …read more

Winston flowers by M Piazza, hyacinths and anemones

Weekend Notes

By / February 22nd

As you can probably tell by the images here (taken at the loveliest flower shop in Boston, via Gardenista), I’m suffering from serious Spring fever. The temps in Austin have …read more

Calistoga Ranch Inn, Napa Valley Hotels

What to Do in Napa

By / February 16th

A couple weekends ago, Adam and I took what was probably our last romantic getaway for quite some time, and babymooned for a long weekend in Napa Valley. I know …read more

sfgirlbybay modern living room

Weekend Notes

By / February 15th

Hope everyone’s having a lovely Valentine’s weekend and finding some fun little ways to indulge. We had a great “date night” at home last night — grilled pizzas and chocolate …read more

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The Art of Layering

By / February 12th

I’ll never forget my first Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend: we had only been dating a few months, and as rather unenlightened wee things we got dolled up and trekked …read more

Mod Valentine's Day Inspiration

Monochromatic Monday

Modern Love

By / February 9th

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day, folks. We’re keeping the festivities going this week with lots more romance-inspired recipes, do-it-yourself crafts, and ideas to incorporate into your own V-day festivities. But first, this …read more


Bottoms Up

Raspberry Rose Cocktail

By / February 5th

ed. note: Today’s mouthwatering cocktail recipe comes to us from Kristin Alexander – design darling, entertaining guru, and the founder of California-based Esoteric Events. Keep reading for all the delicious details, and …read more

DIY Valentine's Wall Decal


Valentine’s Wall Decal

By / February 3rd

I’ve often wondered why we don’t deck out our homes for Valentine’s Day the way we do for other holidays. Think about it: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas (or in my case, Hannukah) …read more

pastel pinks

Monochromatic Monday

Blush Pink

By / February 2nd

Raise your hand if you’re currently daydreaming of baked sweets, blush treats and pastel pinks. There’s just something about the blossoming shades of pink that embody February in the most quintessential way. And if …read more

dessert & lingerie

A Lingerie Pop-Up Party

By / February 2nd

All you need is love, your favorite ladies and luxurious lingerie to turn any regular afternoon into an affair to remember. And we were able to do just that with a pop-up …read more

Jessica de Ruiter's Light-Filled LA Home

Weekend Notes

By / February 1st

Happy first day of February! It’s been grey and rainy here this weekend, and we’ve combatted the dreary weather with movies in front of the fireplace, a dutch baby pancake …read more