Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Tablescape

As thanksgiving approaches I have been putting the finishing touches on our family tablescape. This year I wanted our table to be playful and embrace this beautiful California fall we are experiencing. Crate & Barrel was my go to source for decor. I found adorable leaf napkin rings, clusters of wheat, a natural fiber fringe runner, and orange pillar candles to add color. Using our classic white plates,  copper flatware, and mason jars I pulled together a cohesive design. For name cards I wanted to DIY something unique. I collected fall leaves and used my calligraphy skills to create a personal touch. Now to the cooking to add the final touches.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Beauty Sleep Necessities

Winter is the best time of year to get extra sleep, as it gets dark so early. Your nightly routine before getting ready for bed should be unique and tailored perfectly to your relaxation. My necessities for an amazing beauty sleep are:

1. A comfortable mattress like this one from Casper and luxe bedding
2. Cozy pajamas and slippers
3. Nourishing eye and body cream, La Mer is one of my favorite lines
4. Cashmere anything... but I love blankets that can move from the living room to the bedroom
5. Candles! For winter try a holiday scent

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

English Farm Living

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Fashionista Amanda Brooks decided to leave her roll as Barney's fashion director and move her family to a quant Oxfordshire, England farm and the results are surreal. When I first stumbled upon Amanda's story I was not surprised like many other fashionistas but I felt a strong relation to her decision. I to am a girl totally obsessed with all things fashion but enjoy my days most when I am around animals, nature, and family. I often find myself thinking why can't farm life be fashionable? I mean the Hunter boots and cashmere sweaters I spend my days in are widely accepted as chic. Fashion should be worn by those who truly appreciate it, not bound to any certain environment. "Farm girl fashionista" is Amanda's new dubbed name and her family compound is overflowing with english charm and natural love. Cheers to the real life Amanda! 

Friday, November 14, 2014

City Streets

This is my 'model off duty' street style look. How many times have we all been envious of those 6ft tall gorgeous girls getting snapped by paparazzi while looking effortlessly chic? From Miranda Kerr to Kate Moss there is something to be learned. Don't try to hard to be sexy just embrace great staple pieces and have fun strutting your stuff down the street. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hot Apple Cider & Pumpkin Seeds

Hot Apple Cider
4-5 cups apple juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 ounces rum

Bring apple juice with spices and rum to a boil, then let simmer for 6 minutes. Serve warm with a apple slice garnish or cinnamon stick. 

Fall Pumpkin Seeds
1 Sugar Pumpkin (seeds)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Wash seeds. Spread onto baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Bake on 400 for 5 min. Be careful they don't over toast... a golden brown is perfect.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Riding Attire for Fall

Even though our fall and winter in California is mild compared to other areas of the world, I still get so excited when the rain and winds come into town. Especially at my families country home, Devine Ranch, everything is so cozy and magical. Nights by the warm fire, riding horses through fallen leaf paths, and taking long walks in the brisk air. This is a sophisticated spin on a classic equestrian outfit with crisp white jeans, tall riding boots, faux fur vest, and a wide brim hat. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Essentials

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Fall is such a great time of year when you get rest and relax, spend time with your family, and celebrate traditions that feed your soul. My favorite things about fall is the smell of rain of the earth, hunting for the perfect pumpkin at a patch, laying by the fire, and baking. Here are some essentials you will need for the next few months:


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