chateau de gudanes

Have you heard of Chateau de Gudanes? It’s an eighteenth century chateau in the South of France that an Australian family has purchased and is restoring, sharing their progress online and via instagram. I had read about the project a few years ago when they first bought it (their story has been featured on Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar) but forgot…
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Interview: Artist Ben Junta

Today I have an interview with Redondo Beach based photographer and artist Ben Junta. I first discovered Ben’s work at the Serena & Lily shop here in LA, where I spotted one of his gorgeous seascapes which led me to the happy discovery of his website and full breadth of work. In addition to creating his dreamy landscapes, Ben works with a…
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10 Best Wines Under $25

I love wine (and I know you do, too!) but it can be confusing and difficult to know what to choose, particularly when you’re on a budget and want something affordable that actually tastes good. So, I reached out to Gwendolyn, Wine.com’s Director of Education, and asked her to list her 10 favorite wines under $25. Read on for her recommendations, and don’t…
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on my radar

  embroidered pillow $98 / coasters $16 / lace up sandals $139 / bobbi brown face mist / delicious champagne gummies $8 / the best denim shorts ever from j.crew $79 / st. tropez clutch $69 / pineapple serving piece I’m finally home from Down Under! If you followed along on the blog or instagram, you can see some photos that I posted…
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the paris flea market

Justin and I spent the other morning at the sprawling Paris Flea Market. I’ve been a couple of times in the past, but on this trip I discovered just how enormous it really is. It’s famous for a reason! Some people say that the Saint Ouen market is “over” and too touristy now, and while that is probably relatively true…
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Operation Christmas Child: Message in a Box

Creating boxes for Operation Christmas Child has been one of my favorite holiday traditions for as long as I can remember. Basically you fill a shoebox (any old shoebox will do) with various gifts for a boy or girl, in whatever age range you choose, and drop it off at the collection center nearest to you. The shoeboxes are then…
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