This week has breezed by faster than I can blink. I can’t believe it’s the weekend already. While I have been fortunate enough this week to find time to see friends and enjoy good food. I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend of testing recipes and no commitments where I have to be anywhere at any specific time. I will be in my San Francisco office at the beginning of next week. A trip that is long overdue.
|Grilled vegetable salad at the hot new vegan restaurant, Gracias Madre.|
|Stuffed mushrooms at a yummy modern yet authentic Italian cafe in Culver City, EnjoEat.|
|Sometimes it really is just the little things. For the last year and a half I have searched everywhere for a storage solution for the 6″ sliver of empty space next to my oven. This magazine rack has been the answer to my prayers.|
This past weekend, I finally got around to cleaning out my closet. My goal was to pare down as much as possible so it doesn’t feel so cluttered every time I reach in to grab a piece of clothing. While I was editing my wardrobe, I had to look at each piece through the lens of versatility. I love that a tailored and sleek dress like this one, can be paired with edgier separates for a fresh approach to office dressing.
Everyone I know that has their own place, wants to entertain and throw parties. Sometimes though, the idea of entertaining can be daunting. Even if you decide to order food, there is still the task of decorating your space. While out buying decorations for my friend’s party, I thought it would be cool if I had one little storage box that contained everything I need to entertain and make my home feel festive, in a snap. So I decided to create a Party In A Box. The contents of the box cost about $75 and the greatest part is that all of the items are reusable, fold up compactly and can be customized based on the color scheme you like most or which work best with your home. Here is what I put in my party kit:
As much as I gravitate toward my all black and white themes, I like to do a bit of a twist on my faves. This dress looks cute styled black and white head to toe. Recently, I wore it with black sweater tights, a black cape and knee-high stilettos. To switch things up a bit and add visual interest outside of the stripes of the dress, I color blocked with wine hued tights and a yellow clutch. Those little pops of color, set a whimsical tone to this ensemble.