Dreaming of spring and owning a big, lush garden…
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There’s no denying my first love of stripes, but gingham comes in a close second. It’s such a classic pattern that can be used anywhere– from pillows to headboards, skirts to tablecloths, couches to dresses. It’s both feminine and masculine and mixes wonderfully with other patterns. It also does not have to mean country bumpkin… unless of course you want it to!



Who doesn’t want a potting room?! In the home I have dreamed up in my head there is a big, beautiful one with a dutch door out to my big, beautiful garden! Here are a few potting rooms I’ve found that have provided inspiration. xx



Monet: the late years is on exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco now through May 27. Even if you’ve seen his work many times before, I recommend going. It just never gets old!




I’ve had this easy jam recipe on repeat lately. It’s jam-packed (had to!) with nutrients and a great addition to your morning toast, oatmeal or yogurt. It’s even delicious on ice cream for dessert. I’ve started giving it to Henry, too, and he loves it. Win for the whole family! This homemade version is far better than store-bought, despite having no added sugar. You can also try blueberries, blackberries or strawberries in addition to or instead of the raspberries.

Ingredients:
3 cups fresh or frozen berries
juice of 1/2 an orange + some zest
1 teaspoon vanilla (I love this alcohol free powder)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons chia seeds
*optional 1-2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup

Directions:
Warm the berries in a saucepan over medium heat with a splash of water. Mash the berries as they begin to heat up, until they are fully softened and juicy. Let simmer for 15 minutes until the berries have thickened. Add orange juice and zest. If this mixture still isn’t sweet enough for you, add honey or maple syrup and stir. Remove from heat and add vanilla, cinnamon and chia seeds. Stir until completely combined. Let rest for about 30 minutes– the jam will start to thicken as the chia seeds absorb liquid.

Once cooled, store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to one week.

Enjoy!






Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought I’d resurface this photoshoot from a few years ago in honor of the holiday. I helped put this beautiful Valentine’s Day celebration together with my friends and talented creatives Park & GroveJoel Serrato & Flowerwild.  I had a specific role in the paper: calligraphed place cards, tags monogram & menus (that I also letterpressed).  Park & Grove creatively executed the design & production, Flowerwild brought in absolutely stunning florals, and Joel Serrato captured the event beautifully on film. You can see our feature on Style Me Pretty here!


Landscape designer Libby Russell’s Somerset valley garden via House & Garden UK


Here are a few articles I’ve come across and enjoyed recently. I hope you find them equally as delightful. Happy Monday!
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Landscape designer Libby Russell is really making me want to move to Somerset! Her garden is straight out of a fairytale.

A look back at famous Kennedy brides (the ever so classic and understated Carolyn Bessette wins time after time).

A laid-back and very chic California wedding.

Blackberry Farm has been on my list for quite some time, and now I have Blackberry Mountain to add to it.

When we lived in London, my husband was lucky enough to get invited to the Henley Regatta– as we approach spring, here are some fun facts about it.

A super charming rebuild by the insanely talented Mark D. Sikes has me wanting to redecorate my entire home.

Making these vegan banana pancakes ASAP.