"Through a painting we can see the whole world." —Hans Hofmann Case in point, my own home in Bend, Oregon, is evolving as more and more of the art I hang on the walls is deeply personal. But because it is deeply personal, it also takes time to discover what I want to welcome into the Read More
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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~Equipment Cody wool and cashmere-blend sweater~ ~Valentino stretch-cotton skinny pants, midnight blue~ ~French Sole Jigsaw leather navy ballet flat (more colors)~ ~Nashelle hammered signature teardrop earrings~ ~Tom Ford Lip Color~ ~Jimmy Choo Satin Cut Out Handle Clutch, save 20% off with promo code REAL~ ~Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat~ SHOP THE OUTFIT: ... Read More
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Books ~The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success by Albert-László Barabási Released recently in the states, The Formula is an international bestseller that "promises to transform the very foundations of how our success-obsessed society approaches their professional careers, life pursuits and long-term goals". Success as a concept doesn't, the book argues based on years of academic research, always... Read More
Thursday November 15, 2018
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"The fundamental purpose of living simply luxuriously is to discover what we uniquely can offer the world if only we would have the courage to shed the layers of expectation that do not align with our authentic selves. In so doing, we discover the amazing person we have the potential to become through the revelation... Read More
Monday November 12, 2018
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“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” ― Molière I have burnt up three tea kettles in my history of loving tea which has been a mere 15 years long. No, there wasn't a fire or any big catastrophe, but I can become quite engrossed in projects, and sometimes when I would neglect to... Read More
Tuesday November 06, 2018
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Yes, you would be correct to say that the above image did not capture my creation of Nigel Slater's Orzo with Zucchini and Grana Padano pasta dish. Included in his cookbook Notes from the Larder, he shares this simple pasta dish that will satiate your palate, fit the vegetable requirement and be ready to enjoy... Read More
Sunday November 04, 2018
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The evening ritual of easing into bed, with an hour or so to unwind before falling asleep is something I look forward to each night. The decor detail that needs to be thoughtfully tended to to enable this comfort, but also a beckoning sleep sanctuary, is the bedside table (aka the nightstand, etc.). In a remodeled Washington Read More
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Delicious food can be made effortlessly when we know how the tricks of adding flavor no matter what we may be cooking (and yes, baking too).  Recently, I wrote an article for Influential Magazine focusing on the six simple ways to add flavor with minimal fuss.  And it couldn't be published at a more opportune time, Read More
Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Beauty ~GoTo Skincare Lip balm I recently came across a lip balm that caught my eye because it keeps the moisture in your lips so that you are not constantly reapplying. Isn't it funny how some lip balms need to be used constantly? This truth always gave me pause. Made with ultra medical grade lanolin, nourishing apricot kernel, Read More
Thursday November 08, 2018
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~Saint James Breton Stripe Sweater with Button Shoulder with pure merino wool (navy and ecru)~ ~Frame Le High Skinny jeans~ ~Mark & Graham Brooklyn Carry-All~ ~M. Gemi The Stretto (more colors) $50 off EVERY pair of shoes you buy for a limited time.~ ~The RealReal Tibi double-breasted trench coat (size M), retail price estimate $750, marked at $245, save Read More
Wednesday November 07, 2018
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A foundation provides the roots of any creative endeavor and can assist or detract from the success of the journey that is being forged. Where to begin when it comes to interior design is no different than the approach to building an architecturally sound home, a sturdy financial security blanket or a healthy mind and body Read More
Wednesday November 07, 2018
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Season 6 has begun. I most likely need not say more, but yes, I am talking about House of Cards. The final season, that nearly wasn't, was released this past Friday with Claire Underwood at the helm of the country.  I have only made it through the first episode of the final season, but already it Read More
Monday November 05, 2018
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Smart shopping is knowing what we need and want, and being willing to wait for a worthwhile deal to present itself. Well, today is the day! Williams-Sonoma is having their Premier Sale today, along with all of its partners (Pottery Barn, Mark & Graham, Rejuvenation, etc.), and many regularly priced items are on sale for up Read More
Monday November 05, 2018
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