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Weekend Notes

By / January 25th

Hope y’all are having a great weekend so far! We hosted a couples’ baby shower for some good friends at our house last night, and it was so fun celebrating …read more

Besties: Tinsel & Twine


Tinsel & Twine

By / January 20th

photographed by priyanca rao For these three best friends and business partners, the hardest thing about happy hour these days is keeping the conversation off work. But hey, when you’re …read more

Jessie Katz and Andy Means of Austin, TX

Love + Work


By / January 19th

Jessie and Andy are living the dream. More specifically, they’re living my dream, and in more than one respect. Not only is the engaged couple in the midst of renovating a …read more

Easy Homemade Extra Flaky Croissants

Weekend Notes

By / January 18th

Morning! Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend so far. These last couple days have been our first days of sunshine in a long time, so yesterday involved sitting on multiple …read more

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Weekend Notes

By / January 11th

Is everyone staying cozy and warm this weekend? It seems like around this time every year, I start to dream of sunshine, bare feet, and outdoor dinner parties… which is why …read more

sparkling cupcakes

Weekend Notes

By / December 28th

Did you all have a good Christmas week? I’ve got to say that Phoebe’s total obsession with Santa this year made it extra fun. I wish you could have seen …read more

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A Simple Holiday Crafternoon

By / December 23rd

We love featuring the creative folks who work to cultivate beauty in the everyday experience, and the girl behind Trouvé magazine is certainly one of them. Amanda Marko, designer and publisher of Trouvé, …read more

Camille's Pregnancy Announcement

A New Addition!

By / December 22nd

Yep, you guessed right… as of this week, I’m 20 weeks pregnant (the halfway point!) and there is officially no more hiding this bump. It has popped! We’re super excited …read more

Holiday sweets and sips

A Gift Wrapping Party

By / December 19th

Francis Ford Coppola’s grandmother, Maria Zasa, spoke four languages – English, Italian, Arabic and French and with each sip of wine she would offer a toast, “À votre Santé” – …read more



Mixed Metal Ornaments

By / December 17th

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, thy leaves are so… bare. If you haven’t been collecting and curating one-of-a-kind, heirloom ornaments for the last 5+ years, there’s a chance that your tree …read more

Scandinavian Christmas Table

Weekend Notes

By / December 14th

In the past 5 days, I’ve been in Virginia, Atlanta, and Dallas… and today I’m headed back to Austin to luxuriate in several weeks of being at home, enjoying the …read more

Gingerbread decorating kit in a box for the busy mom


Give the Gift of Tea

By / December 11th

Hard to believe that today marks the two week countdown to the big day! How are you all doing with your shopping, decoration, advent calendars, party planning, vacations, and everything that …read more


Dream Job

A Rockette

By / December 10th

Ask any one of the 120 Rockettes how her dance career began, and there’a a good chance you’ll get an answer to the tune of: My parents enrolled me in ballet when I was …read more


A Midwinter Night’s Dream

By / December 8th

A beautifully-set table, flickering candlelight, platters overflowing with rich food, and carefully chosen wines to complement it. Sounds like a dream of a holiday gathering, doesn’t it? We thought so …read more

Christmas Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Weekend Notes

By / December 7th

I admit that I’m already on my second cup of coffee and still moving a bit slower after a late-night holiday party at a friend’s house last night — thank …read more

Wine and Cheese Fall Party

How I Met My Mentor

By / December 4th

Lately on the blog, we’ve been talking a lot about female mentorships: the importance of finding someone who’s walked in your shoes before and is willing to share the wisdom …read more

fall flower market

Oh, What a Night!

By / November 29th

One month ago, we celebrated the official release of my book in New York City at West Elm, and it was one of those magical nights that will always make …read more

Jewel Embellished Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Ideas

The Jewel Embellished Dress

By / November 26th

Do you have your holiday outfits planned yet? I’ve learned that feeling confident and stylish throughout the season does require some advance planning, as schedules gets increasingly busy with events that bring …read more

Fowl Play Inspiration Board

Monochromatic Monday

Fowl Play

By / November 24th

Inspiration strikes in the most unpredictable places. It’s not that I disliked chickens and roosters before, I’d just never been especially fond of them (their eggs, on the other hand, I’ve …read more

fall flowers, pear place setting

Weekend Notes

By / November 23rd

The arrival of Thanksgiving week brings with it a hint of slowing down around here; taking a break from the nonstop pace of the past few weeks and preparing to …read more