bathtub bulbs

DSC_0107Love this vintage bathtub planter.

free vase with purchase

DSC_0124 DSC_0182 DSC_0181Yesterday my neighbor stopped by and bestowed upon us a pint of perfectly ripe organic strawberries from the farmers market. I quartered them into small bowls filled with whipped cream (plus some chocolate sauce drizzle for the kiddos) and the whole thing was heaven.  I use Strauss organic heavy cream – 35 percent butterfat, people – and really the flavor is amazing.  Plus, the pint-size glass bottle looks beautiful as a kitchen counter bud vase post-whip…and a lovely little thank-you when delivered to my neighbor.


pretty, organized


Vanity-worthy cream jewelry boxes here and here.

Flowers for February

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Perfect California Valentine. Via.

California in (vintage) pictures

this is ca4 this is ca2 this is california this is ca3Favorite coffee table book: This is California by Karl Obert, 1957. From Vintage Rescue via One Kings Lane. Several copies available at ebay.


hat trick

guilty: wearing this rad vintage-inspired baseball cap too much.

favorite market bag

I love my Apolis market bag — crazy sturdy, chic, and perfect for the farmers market, sports field, picnics, etc.  Plus, it has a waterproof lining that is easily cleaned (because eek). Apolis is this pretty cool B corp that crafts most of its goods within ten miles of LA — the rest of their inventory is sourced from microeconomic partnerships in Bangladesh, Uganda, and elsewhere.  I haven’t been out with this bag once without someone asking me about it — this post is my answer.  You’re welcome inquiring minds!

must love dogs

  1. Chief Furry Officer Bel Air Collar
  2. The Dog Lover’s Companion to California
  3. George S.F. Good Dog Flannel Quilt
  4. The Posh Puppy Red Scarf Cable Sweater
  5. DogLA Hammered Heart Collar
  6. SoCalDogCo Magenta Ol’ Globe
  7. Jax and Bones Heart Rope Toys
  8. Aroma Paws Deodorizing Dog Coat Spray
  9. Organic Oscar Lavender Puppy Shampoo
  10. George S.F. Pink Stick Chew Toy
  11. D.O. G. Pet Boutique Tag with Heart
  12. George S.F. Red and Creme Ticking Travel Bed
  13. Chief Furry Officer La Brea Collar and Leash
  14. Jax and Bones Magic the Cat Rope Toy
  15. California Collar Co. Locking Heart ID Tag
  16. Doggles Originalz Eye Protection
  17. The Posh Puppy Red Skull Pocket Fold Up Raincoat
  18. D.O.G. Pet Boutique Mini Heart Cross Bone Charm
  19. Sierra Dog Supply Black Travel Bowl
  20. Holden Design Raised Dog Feeder
  21. The Posh Puppy Boutique Fleece Red Heart Blanket
  22. George S.F. Red Gingham Collar and Lead
  23. DogLA Leather Scottie Key Fob
  24. George S.F. Engraved Good Dog ID Tag
  25. Bauer Pottery Company of Los Angeles Large Dog Bowl
  26. The Posh Puppy Boutique For My Sweetie Boxed Treats
  27. Jax and Bones Corduroy Bed
  28. D.O.G. Pet Boutique Glitter Heart Charms

Plus:  the best fetch and interactive toys, an insane vacation resort for dogs, and five great So Cal dog parks

decadent desserts

Tartine, Miette, Bouchon, Blue Bottle — some of the world’s best (Northern California-based!) shops have revealed their secret formulas for all to enjoy. Each book would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for a friend. Are they on your shelf? Pick them up and try your hand at the Banana Cream Pie (Tartine), Tomboy Cake (Miette), T.[homas]K.[eller]O.[reo] (Bouchon), and Double-Chocolate Cookies (Blue Bottle), served with perfect coffee (Blue Bottle).

sandal fever

1. Chloe Double Ankle-Wrap Wedge ($795.)  //  2. Mossimo for Target Patricia Wedge ($29.99)  //  3. Maison Martin Margiela Ankle-Cuff Leather ($650.)  //  4. J. Crew Kira ($138.)  //  5. Steve Madden Buddies ($69.95) //  Saint Laurent Studded Leather ($1,295.)

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