Tag: friends

it’s in the details [AL]

Over the weekend, I hopped over to Atlanta to visit with Jenny while she was in town for work and we stayed at the lovely Stonehurst Place.  The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with many thoughtful details.  Artwork, books, chocolate, and coffee are available for guests to indulge in.  Caroline, the innkeeper, is most hospitable and knowledgeable on the history of the house and origin of the furnishings and finishes. She can bake a mean puff pastry too! The photos are just a peak into the beautiful interiors of this wonderful B&B.  [all photos from Stonehurst Place]

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden

gift guide | stocking stuffers {LA}

the holidays are here ya’ll! and i absolutely love this time of year, especially because i am able to spend time with my dear family.  i left sunny, warm california and headed home to beautiful, majestic south carolina. these short days of winter always feel so magical when back at home. the evenings are spent snuggling together by the fire, lit by the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree, watching beloved holiday movies or playing card games. today, my sisters and i are doing a little last-minute shopping for stocking stuffers!!!

{1}nivea tinted lip balm {2} salt collection from over&above {3}colorful emory boards from spoonsisters.com {4} funny monkey tea infuser at amazon {5} gorgeous hand-knit scarf by spatters and jayne {6} clever “scratch” map to keep track of all the amazing places you have visited at uncommongoods {7}OPI glimmer wonderland nail polish at sephora {8}book of skinny cocktails to help us keep the calorie count down during the holidays {9}smartwool socks at REI {10}utili-key from restoration hardware {11}tabletopics, for fun at family dinners from uncommongoods {12}adorable owl phone case from urban outfitters {13}keep tabs on your favorite recipes from spoonsisters.com {14}hand cream trio from l’occitane

gift guide | for the ladies {LA}

need a little last-minute gift inspiration for that hard to shop for gal pal? here are a few great gift ideas sure to please your sister, co-worker, mother-in-law, or your best girlfriend. happy shopping!!!

 {1}the take anywhere tote in red from baggu {2}the perfect gold bangles from dreamcollective.com {3} super cute owl salt & pepper shakers from designer jonathan adler  {4}must have magazine subscription to anthology {5} luxurious faux fur throw by west elm {6} soy based candles with amazing natural fragrances from archipelago {7} sea blue measuring spoons from west elm {8} loving this locket from antrhopologie {9} heartbreaking & inspirational must read, by caroline moorehead {10} functional art for the perfect hostess, the jujuy pitcher {11} add a little pop of color with the fun & funky driftwood hooks from kielmead

gift guide | for the fellas {LA}

with the holidays just around the corner, i have been full-speed-ahead with my christmas shopping for friends and family. and because i travel across the country for the holidays, i do most of my shopping online. then have the packages delivered to the east coast – wrapped and ready for giving! while perusing the web last night i created “gift idea boards”, cataloging all of the great finds i came across. of course, i thought i would share some of the spectacular items i discovered for that handsome fella in your life. . . wether it be a husband, boyfriend, father or brother.

{1}the perfect travel companion, the doctors bag by peasants&travelers {2} sleek bar set by alessi {3} super comfy slippers by old friends {4} f-bomb paper weight at uncommon goods {5} 30for30 collector’s set from ESPN {6} a bit of a splurge, the sky prodigy automatic telescope {7} sophisticated shave set from steve&co {8} audiophile hd800 headphones by sennheiser {9} the ultra hip MONO case passport wallet {10} unique crow bottle opener designed by tadahiro baba {11} vintage scrabble found at restoration hardware {12} the perfect red holiday cardi by armani {13} fabulously striped socks from richer and poorer

the high {AL}

{high museum of art} last sunday, i went to see the picasso to warhol exhibition on view at the high in atlanta.  the weather was cloudy & crisp but the white sky with shades of gray was a beautiful backdrop to the architecture and landscape.  
the exhibit was amazing and displayed the works of 14 modern artists from the twentieth century.  these masters of abstract expressionism pioneered through traditional concepts & practices to open way for a new style of art through paintings, printing, and sculpture. the great 14 included: pablo picasso, henri matisse, constantin brancusi, piet mondrian, georgio de chirico, jackson pollock, alexander calder, romare bearden, louise bourgeouis, joan miro, marcel duchamp, fernand leger, jasper johns, & andy warhol.
i highly recommend a visit if you live nearby or happen to be in atlanta.  it only takes about 2 hours to walk through and it is the first time ever this collection has been on display in the southeast.  
{sculpture: companion passing through – KAWS}
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at a glance | november {LA}

a look back at november with {LALA}. . . can you believe december is right around the corner?!?
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inspired by | thanksgiving {LA}

planning last minute details for your thanksgiving feast, tablescape, floral arrangements?  me too.  taking inspiration from these fabulous photos! happy {last minute} planning!!!

{pinterest.com}

{17dovestreet.com}

{sundaysuppers.com}

{theuptownbride.com}

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{laylagrace.com}

avalon hotel {AL}

while in la, i stayed a night at the {avalon hotel}, a unique boutique in beverly hills designed by kelly wearstler. this modern, mid-century space was absolutely beautiful & filled with classic furniture pieces designed by the famous george nelson, isamu noguchi, and charles & ray eames.  i absolutely loved the color palette with white, various shades of blues & greens, contrasted with pops of gold metals & dark woods. the variety of texture and pattern added energy & interest while maintaining a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. loved the continuous striped ceiling & terrazzo floors flowing from inside to out with solid sheets of glass walls separating the interior and exterior environments. if every back in beverly hills, i will surely stay here again.

happy friday + happy 100 {AL & LA}

nectar of the gods {LA}

“Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.”

happy national coffee day! i have what would probably be considered an unhealthy obsession with coffee. it is the first thing i think about in the morning, and i truly relish that first hot cup. feeling a sense of joy, delight, and peace…ready to take on the day. while {c} has been in pasadena we have been sharing our morning cup of joe at my favorite coffee-house in town, {jones coffee} – check out our post from a few months ago about this amazing place! i cannot think of a better way to start the day!