Monday, June 22, 2015

Solstice




Photography via my talented sister Sabrina Devine


Summer is all about chasing the sun. Trips to the beach or lake, sunbathing, dining al fresco, and comfortable pajama like dresses. This one is a personal favorite because its so comfortable and actually flattering. Complete the look with fun bohemian jewelry and cute sandals.  

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Brand Spotlight: James Perse





All images via James Perse


Living in California is a luxury and being born/raised I am pretty spoiled about a few things: always being close to the ocean, beautiful sunny weather 99% of the time, and a relaxed laid back sense of fashion is always appropriate. There is one brand that sticks out in my mind when I think about my Cali roots, James Perse. I can not describe how addicted I am to his designs both fashion and interior. Everything you try on or sit in is undeniably comfortable and looks great. In my closest you will find an abundance of JP tanks, pants, and dresses. And if you look at any of my interior mood boards for coastal living you will see a JP couch, dog bed, or game table.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Orange Cake







Ingredients
1 cup sprouted spelt flour
1/2 cup sprouted rice flour
1 cup coconut sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
6 large egg yolks
6 large egg whites
1/2 tsp of cream of tartar
1/2 sunflower oil (or ghee)
2 organic oranges
3 tsp lemon juice
1/2 maple syrup
1 tsp orange blossom water
1 cup shredded coconut
1 orange for zest

1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Mix sugar, spelt and rice flour, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add egg yolks, oil, zest of 1 orange, and 1/2 cup of water and whisk together until blended. Set batter aside.
3. Combine egg whites and cream of tartar in a stand mixer bowl. Beat whites until they are creamy white, then add 1/2 cup of coconut sugar and continue to beat for another minute. 
4. Combine egg white mixture with batter. Gently blend the two by folding the whites over the batter, so as not to deflated the whites. 
5. Place finished batter into ungreased and lightly spread 9 in cake pan. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes.
6. While your cake is in the oven combine the orange juice (2 oranges), lemon juice, maple syrup, and orange blossom water. When the cake is done, let cool for 10 minutes then poke holes in the top and pour mixture over cake, let sit for another 5 minutes. 
7. Once mixture is completely absorbed remove cake from pan and sprinkle with shredded coconut and orange zest (or in my case orange peels).

This cake serves perfectly with fresh whipped cream or almond milk ice cream (recipe coming soon).

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ruins









{Free people top, Splendid skirt, Calleen Cordero sandals, Rag & Bone hat, and Lokai bracelet}


I'm not usually what you would call a boho child but since I was born and raised in sunny California, sometimes I can't help it. With the anticipation of summer beach days, road trips, and endless adventure I start to let my hair dry naturally and wear half the amount of clothing I should be. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sun drenched







All images via Veranda

One of the best things about living in California is the weather. Homes are usually sun drenched for the most of the year so I love it when I see interiors that flow seamlessly into the outdoors. Stone floors that become patios, walls of clear glass, and windows tall enough to let in the afternoon light. This home brings the classic european architecture to the beautiful native hills of California.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tailored







{Theory top, Theory pants, Zara denim jacket, Celine bag, Fendi heels, and Gucci sunglasses}



Theory has the best trousers around. If you need a pair of structured pants for work or you just want to put together a tailored look, go for a solid black or a neutral print like this large check so that you can pair them with simple tops. I wanted to make this look go from the office to a casual lunch so I paired it with fun white pumps and a denim jacket. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

NYFW Fall 2015


Browsing through the Fall '15 collections from NYFW a few pieces jumped out at me. Of course my favorite show was Ralph Lauren, his rustic chic aesthetic gets me every time. Growing up on a ranch and dreaming of high fashion I seem to always be drawn to Ralph's style. I love the use of large hats, suede, and lace (Im ready to purchase that white gown look asap). Tory Burch had really fun prints and colors this season. Her collection made me want to travel the world and come back with exotic rugs and clothing. And of course Victoria Beckham killed it with a sleek modern show. Somehow she can make oversized knit dresses look beautifully tailored and sexy. Plus that blue coat is adorable! 
 

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