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Entertaining With :: Poplin & Queen

Hard to believe, I know, but Labor Day is officially upon us. It’s bittersweet: a weekend full of revelry and family time is always a good thing, but kissing summer goodbye sure does sting. So to help soften the blow, we’ve turned to interior designers Lindsey and Shannon of Poplin & Queen. The duo is joining… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Take a Hike

If today’s inspiration board doesn’t make you itch for a dose of the great outdoors, I don’t know what will.  A friend of mine spontaneously headed out to Rocky Mountain National Park last week, and looking at his photos got me reminiscing about the countless summer hikes and camping trips I took growing up, and… read more


Entertaining With :: Courtland Crosswell McBroom

Courtland Crosswell McBroom has been playing hostess for as long as she can remember. “I was such a ham as a little girl! I was always putting on a show for my parents’ dinner party guests and wanting to get in on the experience,” she says. “From going to the grocery store and party prepping… read more


Summer BBQ in Santa Barbara

We knew were in for a treat when we scored a virtual invite to Brooklyn-based blog Poppies & Posies summer BBQ shindig in Santa Barbara. With a guest list like this — barbeque connoisseur Michael Steifman of Stuart & Co., photographer Jen Huang, Poppies & Posies founder Sierra Steifman, and a few more creatives in… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: White Out

There’s just something about summer that has me naturally gravitating to the heavenly hues of all things white. Think crisp fabrics, white sand beaches, fluffy clouds and icy treats…hello, paradise. Thankfully, this summer’s white-on-white trend has got us all pairing our favorite whites with… even more white. Ditching those colors and pulling out our favorite crisp and… read more


At the Table :: Go Indigo

EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s a fun day on the blog today: we are debuting not one, but two brand new series! When I first met Callie Jenschke, the dynamic Texan who recently moved back to Austin from NYC, I knew a creative collaboration was destined to happen. She worked for the likes of Metropolitan Home, Lonny,… read more


Entertaining With :: Annette Joseph

Annette Joseph knows how to throw a party — she is confident, full of laughs and totally at ease, as she whips up one Italian dish after another while guests simply sit back in awe of her skill. Annette learned from the best: after working alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, living alongside her best Italian girlfriends and… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Indigo Pools

If you’ve spent even one summer in Austin, then you know the absolute best way to spend it is underwater. Our sizzling city is blessed with some of the best public swimming pools in the state, and our natural water swimming holes are truly magical destinations. That’s why I’m completely enamored with the instagram account… read more


Desert Romance Bridal Shower

Don’t get me wrong: I love girly. I adore lace, the color pink, jewels, frosting and peonies. But I think that all those feminine notions are way more interesting when juxtaposed with something a little more organic, don’t you? When we got the chance to collaborate on a romantic-themed bridal shower with the team at… read more


Style in Spades :: Pool Party in Rio

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and we’re looking for any and every excuse to kick back and celebrate. So, when kate spade new york asked us to throw a pool party inspired by their latest collection, it was a total no-brainer. Bursting with vibrant colors, adorable toucan details and floral motifs, each… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Citrus & Sorbet

It started with those popsicles… I spotted them and suddenly I could taste summer. There’s just something about those hot colors that just screams fun-in-the-sun, and the weather in Austin is calling for just that. With temps in the 70′s & 80′s, clear skies and cool breezes, we’ve had the most gorgeous few days, and popsicles, sorbet… read more