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WHITNEY’S MONTHLY WINE PICK: ROSE

Whitney’s Monthly Wine Pick: Always Under $15, and Always Delicious Choosing a wine can be an intimidating task for the uninitiated, but any seasoned wine drinker knows that good wine doesn’t always mean expensive wine. That’s where Whitney comes in.  She’s here to help you pick a delicious bottle at an even more delicious price. If you don’t already know […]
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VINTAGE JADEITE

Originally produced in the 20s and 30s for their durability for daily kitchen use, jadeite items have become sought after collectibles.  And with their delicate, lovely color, it’s impossible not to be charmed. What a shame they’re expensive, eh? Jadeite is something that’s always on my flea market/ebay list.  I have a pretty long list (tea cups, toile, depression glass, […]
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SUCCULENTS

Succulents are a mainstay here in southern California.  Hoarding water in their fleshy leaves, they’re like the prettier, less likely to spit, garden version of a camel.  They require minimal upkeep, look architectural and interesting, and aren’t particularly expensive.  So much win happening with these guys! One thing I hadn’t thought of before, was including these little guys in a […]
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POPS OF COLOR

I love an all white kitchen or dining.  It’s clean, fresh, and can be super modern or classic or funky, based on the textures and shapes you use.  But even with my undying love for a minimalist mise en scène, there’s something about color.  Not like, a pastel of whatever against beige, but COLOR. Diana Vreeland style: saturated, layered, over […]
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HEATH CERAMICS

Heath produces some of my favorite ceramics.  They’re the perfect compromise of beauty, function, and simplicity; all are aspects that Edith Heath, Heath Ceramics’ founder had in mind when she started the company in 1948. Her goal was to create “simple, good things for good people,” but Heath’s products have shifted from utility of the kitchen to an emblem of […]
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SUNSPOTS POTTERY

While shooting in Toronto, my production designer Nuala included some adorable pottery in her first round of pots. Speckled like a robin’s egg, and glazed in a delicate pale blue hue, these little pourers and bowls were impossible to resist.  I immediately asked for the shop’s name and set out to grab a few for myself the next day. Not […]
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FLORAL HEAD DRESSES

Before I say anything, I’ll let Robert Herrick take it away: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still-a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, a higher he’s a getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he’s to setting. That age is best […]
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VINTAGE GREEK KEY LIBBEY GLASSES

Believe or not, Jonathan Adler did not invent the Greek Key design.  He’s used it to amazing effect, and it fits right into his gorgeous mid century flare, but, with a little Ebay or Etsy snooping, you can find some Greek Keys of you own. I stumbled upon these lovely little Libbey glasses on Ebay and had to snatch them […]
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ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE OBJECT ENTHUSIAST

The Object Enthusiast is one of my favorite pinners on pinterest.  I’m pretty sure we have exactly the same taste in graphic design. That’s how I came across her work, actually. I noticed the gorgeous gilded cups, and then some pins of speckled plates, and after a few clicks I found myself on her etsy page.  Her work is unique […]
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BLACK + WHITE

Black and white is the most classic of color combinations.  Or should I say tonal combinations? White presents the lack of color and black the combination of all color, or is it the other way around? I didn’t pay the best attention that week in eight grade science class. Regardless, whether it’s print on a page, or Ilford film, or […]
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