ENTERTAINING: Set the Table Neiman Marcus Style

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One of my guilty pleasures when traveling to San Francisco is visiting Neiman Marcus in Union Square. I shop the store from top to bottom and last year during the Thanksgiving holiday I fell in love with a particular tabletop store display. The table decorations incorporate old book pages, quotes, and words of wisdom that […]

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19 Years (Diciannove Anni)

Today as we continue our travels through Italy, Mr. B and I will be celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary in Bologna, Italy. (How time flies!). We had a destination wedding long before it ever became popular and before settling on Seattle as the location, we actually considered Italy. At the time, the process of getting […]

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Sharing is Caring: Save with The Key Rewards Program

Last week I received an email introducing a new rewards program. I’ll be honest…when I first read about it, I thought to myself, “great…another program to keep track of” since it seems like there are reward programs for so many things these days. But this new program really sets itself apart. If you are here […]

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Derby Day Festivities

Today marks the annual running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. For a majority of people in California, celebrating the Kentucky Derby is not at the forefront of their mind. I might be the one exception. There is something to be said about such a long-standing tradition and the stylish outfits people wear to the […]

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Setting the Table: Easter Inspiration

This season I’ve noticed that I’ve become more and more partial to the color lavender than I ever have in the past. It is usually a color that I normally don’t gravitate toward. However, I really like this Easter table setting as seen in Victoria Magazine. The combination of lavender and green seems perfect for […]

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Aerin Lauder for Williams Sonoma

I spent the day shopping on Sunday and Williams Sonoma was on the list of places to visit. I wanted to take a first-hand look at the new collection by Aerin Lauder after hearing about it last week. Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of Estee Lauder, has collaborated with Williams Sonoma to release 120 home products that include bedding, […]

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Entertaining with Casa de Perrin

A lot goes into planning a party or event. Case in point…when newlyweds Josh and Diana started planning their wedding, they began to accumulate mismatched sets of antique silver until they had enough for their five-course wedding dinner. Before you know it, their hunt for their wedding dinnerware would evolve into a business known as Casa […]

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Cowboy Chic

I recently had a reader contact me about providing inspiration for western décor. Admittedly, I was initially perplexed at the request given the typical nature of my usual content. But I soon became intrigued with the idea of coming up with western décor that is stylish without being overly kitschy. I said to myself…challenge accepted! […]

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RECONSIDERING CARNATIONS

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Did you know that the carnation is the flower of the month for January? Since we’re being honest here, I’ll admit that carnations are not my first choice of flower. Or second. Or third choice. For as long as I can remember I’ve never liked carnations. They’ve always seemed like such a generic flower and used […]

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