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The Sandals of Summer

There’s a quote that goes, “you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy shoes and that’s kind of the same thing.” Of course, we’re not negating the power of living with intention, kindness and curiosity,…

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Recent Posts
  1. Holiday Cocktail Time

      If you’ve invited friends and family over for a little holiday cheer, why not serve them a seasonal cocktail that is brimming with festive flavor? “For me, the colder months are all about darker…

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  2. Stress-Free Holiday Style

    Between work parties, family gatherings and cocktail soirees, this time of year can feel like one big “what am I going to wear” session staring into your closet. To streamline your holiday style, we’ve broken…

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  3. The True Spirit of Giving

    While the holidays are a time for coming together and celebration, it’s also a time to give and be of service to those less fortunate. As the Reverend Martin Luther King is quoted as saying,…

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  4. Something For Everybody On Your List

    v  Are you counting down the shopping days? We are. If you’re still puzzled by a few people on your list, we’re here to narrow it down with everything from the sweet little something to…

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  5. Black Friday Made Easy

    It’s Thanksgiving weekend and that means two things: endless festivities and sweet treats from now until New Year’s Eve, and it’s time to get serious about holiday shopping. The good news is that as a…

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  6. Holiday Chic Johnny Was Style

    Everyone’s version of “home for the holidays” is slightly different. For some, it’s a winter wonderland with snowfall and roasting chestnuts, and for others, like all of us in Southern California, it’s a little more…

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  7. Take a seat at our holiday tables

    (Melissa in the Vivian Bomber Jacket) We love to decorate our homes at the holidays but the one place we sometimes need a little nudge to get inspired is with table settings. The right dining…

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  8. Current Design Crush: Macramé

    (Photo was taken by, Matt Steindl) When it comes to interior design, we love anything bohemian, textural and handmade. Macramé, the knotty trend that was everywhere in the seventies is back and with its neutral…

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  9. Designer Spotlight: Jewelry designer Joseph Brooks

    This fall we brought in a beautiful collection of jewelry by LA-based designer Joseph Brooks. Using ancient crystals that are hand knotted on cord or silver chain, these pieces manage to be both timeless and…

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