I don't know if it's the fact that I only got 2.5 hours of sleep last night (sometimes late nights are worth it..) or that it's a cloudy, cold day outside. . . but I want nothing more than to curl up in one of these beds and take a big ol' nap. Since it's already 5pm I think I'll settle for peppermint tea, my favorite quilt and a Law & Order SVU marathon. xoxo.


use and reuse.


Today I went over to my friend's house to clean up from a massive party we hosted last night . . . and two hours later I was knee deep in redecorating her apartment. She'd recently gone through a rough break-up and was looking to change things up. With limited money and the desire for instant change we were forced to use what she already had: framed paintings from her gpa's house, plants in interesting pots, and ceramic and metal art pieces. Within an hour we'd transformed her living room. Design doesn't have to be expensive or catalog ready, it just takes the right vision and the willingness to take chances. xoxo.


coral and blue.

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The flowers in this LA wedding are simply amazing. I love the coral and purple petals against the blue bridesmaid dresses. The look is playful and relaxed, yet elegant too. Check out other photos from the wedding here...and the portfolio of La Partie Events, the people behind the flowers.


cafe gratitude.

i'm loving everything about this vegan, organic restaurant Cafe Gratitude. Everything is green and sustainable -- and they include this note on their menu.

lately i've been thinking a lot about how what we eat affects how we feel, the environment and our understanding of what it means to be a good steward of our resources. i've been eating a 90% vegan diet for the last two months and feel better than ever. i started becoming interested in a vegan lifestyle after my mother was re-diagnosed with breast cancer in January. i'm finding that being vegan is incredibly easy to do and gives me a sense of connectedness that i've never had in terms of eating. i've been buying groceries at Common Ground... a place where people ask questions about where their food has come from and how to prepare the bulk ingredients they buy there. it feels great knowing that no animal has been harmed to put food on my table . . . and i feel good knowing that i'm doing everything i can do to keep the breast cancer in my family at bay. x0x0.