DIY Embellished Slippers, 3 Ways

Honestly, I love this time of year. Is there anything better than cuddling up in knit sweaters, soft leggings and shearling everything? Despite the occasional warm winters in California, I manage to find good reason to…

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DIY Dried Citrus Garlands

Last week, I was overcome with a sudden desire to dry oranges. I didn’t have an exact plan of action but nevertheless, I went to the grocery store and bought 3 bags of 5lb navel oranges. 15lbs of oranges, folks. I started baking them at 200 degrees, thinking I could shorten the lengthy baking time suggested online. They burned. And although I was actually quite digging the burned “ombré” effect, I wanted that bright, saturated orange hue.

DIY Sleigh Bell + Mistletoe Present Topper

I’m a strong believer that gift presentation is as important as the gift itself. A thoughtfully wrapped gift can actually serve as two presents in one: the actual gift and the anticipation of discovery. With the help of crepe paper master Anandamayi Arnold, I’m pairing the lip balms with crepe paper mistletoes so that after the holidays, your friends and family can hang them up year after year. Pucker up!

N Duo

Tbilisi-based clothing label N Duo has been on my radar with its...

Visiting Carmel Plaza, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of those storybook towns that is almost too charming to be true. Nestled along California’s Monterey Peninsula, Carmel has this otherworldly sensibility enhanced by the English-like, fairy tale cottages, the abundance of…

Tach

A corduroy floral puffer? Yes. An alpaca wool knit bustier? Wow. A...

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Sujan Rajmahal Palace

Exploring India has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and recently, more than ever, I’m feeling the most unbearable urge to cross that wish off my list. Suján Rajmahal Palace, which recently underwent the most splendid renovation, is one of umpteen reasons why Jaipur is an absolute must-visit for me.

Unskilled Worker

I’m revisiting the work of British painter Helen Downie . . . because her work is that good. You might remember the series of mystic illustrations that were commissioned by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele back in…

First Rite Fall 2019

Gosh, I love fall. Believe it or not, we’re still waiting for that crisp transitional weather here in the Bay Area. With temps still as high as the low 70s, you can only imagine how…

Kathleen Ryan’s Bad Fruit

Artist Kathleen Ryan’s life-sized moldy fruit sculptures are made using over 10,000 glass beads, semi-precious stones and pearls, each of which are attached by steel pins into polystyrene foam bases. They also represent a serious,…

Visiting Venice, Italy

This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Italy with Aperol to celebrate 100 years of one of my favorite summer aperitifs in its birthplace of Padova, Italy – just about an hour from…

The Big Bag Club

I recently spotted an XXXXXXL bag in my social media feed and it immediately stopped me in my scroll. I thought the same thing you’re probably thinking right now: WTF?! They’ve gone too far. Thankfully,…