Category Archives: Flowers

One of my ultimate go-to gifts is always flowers. When I’m attending a dinner party or a holiday get together hosted at a friend’s house, I like to bring a custom bouquet in a brand new vase. I leave the vase behind as a thank you gift for the host. Candles and champagne also make for quick and easy gifts, but it is when I bring the flowers that I receive the most smiles. Pro Tip: If you don’t have time to pick up blooms from a specialty flower shop, stop by a grocery store but skip the pre-made bouquets and pick up a dozen of roses, tulips or whatever else is in the store as well some simple filler green to create your own arrangement.

Also, let’s take a quick moment and acknowledge how great it is that

Happy Flower Friday!

Wearing: Blazer – Rebecca Taylor, pants – Rebecca Taylor, top – Brandi Melville, shoes – Schutz, earrings – J. Crew, bag – Flynn, watch – Olivia Burton

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With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it’s officially holiday season. Tonight we’re having my college best friend and her husband  over for an intimate Friendsgiving. I whipped up my mom’s turkey recipe, I’ll be sharing it on the blog Sunday, I also picked up beautiful flowers and spent the day getting everything ready for our evening. For tonight’s centerpiece I settled on a simple arrangement of pink peonies and off-white anemones. I tucked a few eucalyptus branches under the vase and added a sprig of fresh thyme to each place setting to add an aromatic touch to the table. Scroll down to see how it all turned out.

Wearing : Sweater – c/o Saylor, skirt – See by Chloé, shoes – Gray Matters, earrings – c/o Adornmonde, bag – c/o Flynn , plates and silverware – West Elm

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Today’s Flower Friday is all about a glam take on fall decor. I know that glitter is the herpes of arts and crafts, but I love it so much I can’t help myself. I glittered my pumpkins, corn, and added embellishments in the form of confetti, and even an old brooch that I pinned onto one of the pumpkins. I also couldn’t resist adding a few bougainvillea blooms to give the whole set up a touch of that California vibe. I love how everything turned out. Most of all I had a blast making all of this.

Do you enjoy decorating during the holiday season?

 

This weekend Sam and I attended the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. It’s probably one of my favorite social events of the year. I get to catch up with industry friends all the while sipping on some of the best bubbly. This year I wore a very special dress I bought when Sam and I were in Paris last year. It’s by a Japanese designer, Tsumori Chisato. She adds an incredible sense of whimsy to all of her designs and creates her own beautiful prints. The  sailboat print for this dress came from watercolors she painted herself. It’s one of my favorite pieces. It’s delicate, playful, and the sheer draping adds a romantic touch. I pull it out whenever I need something special to wear. I love feeling confident knowing no one else will be wearing this dress.

Wearing: Dress – Tsumori Chisato, shoes – Bared, sunglasses – Elizabeth and James, bag – Stripe Design 

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Since Sam and I first met, picnics have always something we’ve always enjoyed doing together. We love finding tucked away spots and setting up to watch the sunset. After spending time with family, Sam and I had a moment to ourselves. We decided to take the opportunity to set up a quick little picnic on the bluff of the family beach house. This time of year is always especially magical in Santa Cruz. The weather starts to get a little cooler and the light turns golden. The sunsets are more breathtaking and it always takes me back to the 4 years I spent living by the beach here. Santa Cruz is a sleepy little  town that never really changes. Every time I visit I get a tinge of nostalgia for simpler days of living in a beach town.

I’m currently loving the idea of draping myself in jewel tone velvet head to toe. I even have the matching velvet pants to this top which I’m definitely planning on pairing together. I’m not sure if this idea is ridicules or genius or a bit of both. Below I’ve curated a selection of my favorite velvet pieces. Enjoy and have a lovely Thursday. xo

Wearing: Top – c/o Ronny Kobo, jeans – Levi’s, shoes – Gucci, sunglasses – Chloé, scarf – COS

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