Kitchen Katch-Up

I have been spending more time then ever in the kitchen this past year. I’ve needed to replace some kitchen staples which I’ve listed below along with some other items I’ve coveting.

  1. Food52 Oven Mitt Set I just ordered these, I think they will be easier to clean then the all fabric ones.
  2. Epicurian Cutting Boards All natural materials and dishwasher safe, just ordered and LOVE (got 3 different sizes).
  3. Smeg Citrus Juicer This will definitely help making margaritas easier.
  4. The Always Pan The IT pan!
  5. Colorful Market Dishcloth Set I need to replace mine often.
  6. Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand also love the Stemless Glass Set
  7. Silpat Half Sheet Set of 2, it’s finally time to replace mine after many years.
  8. Colina Ceramic Canister
  9. KINTO Handmade Ceramic Mugs
  10. Hawkins New York Low Bowl We use our shallow bowls all the time. Everything looks and tastes better in a shallow bowl.
  11. La DoubleJ Big Pineapple Porcelain Vase Love the colors!
  12. La DoubleJ Bowl & Plate Set These are beautiful.
  13. Boho Ceramic Tumbler

Outfit: Sweater // Chinos (on sale), Heart Necklace //Mini Chainlink Necklace // Earrings // Headband (similar to above)

Have a great weekend!



Tree Candy

Christmas is fast approaching and I wanted to share these beautiful porcelain ornaments that my friend Jeanette Prestandrea is making in her NY studio. Each ornament is hand painted and fired in a kiln at 1422 degrees. This process ensures that each piece is completely one of a kind. You can learn more about Jeanette and her beautiful works of art here. They are the perfect ornaments to adorn your tree this holiday season!

To order contact Jeanette directly at or DM her on Instagram here.

Large ornaments 3.5″ are $50 and small ornaments 2.5″ are $25.

Now it’s time for a give-a-way! Check out my Instagram page today to enter to win one of the above ornaments.



Tip Top Table

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I wanted to share my Thanksgiving table setting which I enjoyed putting together. I was on the hunt for an affordable gingham table cloth this year and I found one at Amazon. I lined the table with Silver Dollar Eucalyptus branches that I found at Whole Foods along with oversized pink daisies. I filled in the gaps with dried orange slices, persimmons, mini pumpkins, and amber colored candles. Below are all the table setting details along with what I wore.

  1. Commes Des Garcons Play Button Down FRWD, $279. Runs small size up, I’m wearing a medium. It’s one of my favorite dressy button downs.
  2. Mother Faux Leather Pants Revolve, $218. These have been selling out but Revolve has a full size run.
  3. Golden Goose Super Star Low Top Black Sneakers Nordstrom, $530. These are great for a dressier look.
  4. Meredith Quill Heart Pendant Necklace Etsy, $60. Love that is comes black, pink, turquoise, and blue now. Great holiday gift!
  5. Topshop Ami Borg Faux Fur Jacket Nordstrom, $135. Mine is Zara and sold out but found this similar one at Nordstrom.
  6. Cottage Style Buffalo Check Rustic Style Table Cloth Amazon, $31.99. 100% cotton. Quality is really nice for the price.
  7. Turquoise Folding Chairs Walmart, $34. I get a lot of use out of my colorful folding chairs.
  8. Grapefruit & Fig Candle Lineage Goods, $24.
  9. Mermade Hair Waver, Mermadehair, $60. My daughter introduced me to this curler and I love it! It comes in two sizes a small and medium depending on how long your hair is.

A couple Cyber Monday Sale Highlights

Jenni Kayne 20% off – Shearling Slide Sandal // Shearling Moc Clog // Suede Moc Boot //Cashmere Beanie // Cashmere Fingerless Gloves

Christy Dawn 30% off – Plum Dress // Basil Dress // Amiee Dress // Noah Dress

Alo – Lounge Legging // High-waist Airlift Capri // Bae Hoodie

Mansur Gavriel – Dream Ballerina // Shearling Mini Bucket Bag // Sock Loafer // Large Tote

Leatherology 20% off – Elizabeth Bag // Train Cosmetic case // Envelope Computer Clutch

Top Trending

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

A couple sales to look out for Shopbop is doing 20% off all orders $200 or more, Anthropologie is doing 30% off all purchases, and Jenni Kanye is doing 20% all purchases. Now onto my list of Top Trending products.

  1. Ray Ban Hexagonal Flat Lens Glasses Saks, $107.
  2. Ninja Air Fryer Amazon, $99.
  3. Super Cozy Waffle Pajamans J. Crew, $98. J. Crew is running a 50% off Black Friday sale.
  4. Year of Ours Sweat Pants Shopbop, $69. 20% off all purchases today.
  5. Stand Studio Maria Jacket Carbon 38, $529. Carbon 38 is running 30% off site wide sale.
  6. Kitchen Aid Artisan White Mixer with Hobnail Bowl Williams Sonoma, $499.
  7. Madewell Drawstring Bag Zappos, $126.
  8. Rain Boot Everlane, $75.
  9. GE Opal Nugget Ice maker Amazon, $440. Makes the best ice!
  10. Fujifilm Instax 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera Amazon, $119.
  11. Adventure Travel Tumbler Stanley, $40. & Simple Modern Tumbler with Straw Amazon, $18.99.
  12. APL Wave Trainer Sneakers Free People, $225. They come in several different colors.
  13. Gucci Leather Belt Net-a-Porter, $470.
  14. Align Pant 25″ Lululemon, $98 & Wunder Under High Rise Tight Lululemon, $98.
  15. Bala 1 Pound Bangles Revolve, $49.
  16. Apple Air Pod Pro Kohl’s, $249. Not pictured above.
  17. Diptyque Figue Candle Nordstrom, $36-$68. Not pictured above.

Below is a recap of all of the holiday gift guides I’ve done over the past couple of weeks. Happy Shopping!

Get Your Gift On // Budget Gift Guide // Teengle Bells // Holiday Set // Home for the Holidays // Etsy Gift Guide

Giving Thanks

I want to wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for all of you and for your support. My blog has been a great creative outlet for me, especially throughout this year. Lots of love to everyone!



Home for the Holidays

Many of us will be home for the holidays so I wanted to share some houseware items and gifts that I’m loving.

  1. Frayed Linen Runner Jenni Kayne, $110. Above picture.
  2. All Clad Roasting Pan Williams Sonoma, $179.95. I have the large and it works great for a Thanksgiving turkey.
  3. Set of 4 Placemats Mirth, $80 & Set of 4 Scalloped Napkins Mirth, $84. Mirth just launched their tabletop collection.
  4. Hawkins New York Dinner Plates Set of 4 Nordstrom, $96. Comes in Blush & Bone. All Hawkins New York dishes at Nordstrom here.
  5. Breville Barista Expresso Machine Amazon, $684. This made my girls holiday wish list.
  6. Alfred Tea Matcha Gift Set Nordstrom, $75.
  7. Eames House Minimal Print Etsy, $47.
  8. Handmade Plaid Stockings Lulu & Georgia, $78. So cute!
  9. Paradiso Glass Candle Stick Blush West Elm, $32. These would be pretty for Thanksgiving.
  10. 20 Inch Fresh Olive Leaf Wreath Williams Sonoma, $69. Williams Sonoma has a beautiful selection of fresh wreaths.
  11. Food 52 Set of 3 Knives in Blush Pink Nordstrom, $132.
  12. Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven Williams Sonoma.
  13. Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit Williams Sonoma, $69. Fun project for the kids over the holidays.
  14. Ultimate Apron Food 52 Nordstrom, $45. I like the dusty rose.
  15. Advent Calendar of the Month Nepresso, $39. A different Nespresso pod for every day of the month.

I’ve been updating my SHOP IT page check it out here.

Food52 x Nordstrom

Nordstrom just announced cult favorite Food52 is bringing their curated selection of kitchen wear to Nordstrom. At Food52, it isn’t just about great food it’s about the elements that come into play to create the meal. To shop the whole FIVE.TWO collection at Nordstrom click here.

  1. The Ultimate Apron Nordstrom, $45.
  2. Set of Essential Knives Nordstrom, $139. Love the Rhubarb color!
  3. 5 Pack Silicone Utensils Nordstrom, $49.
  4. Set of 4 Cotton Napkins Nordstrom, $30.
  5. Set of 4 White Dinner Plates Nordstrom, $79.
  6. Set of 4 Shallow Bowls Nordstrom, $69.
  7. Set of 4 Kitchen Towels Nordstrom, $39.
  8. 11 Piece Cookware Set Nordstrom, $429.

The Etsy Awards

The Etsy Design Awards (aka The Etsies) are Etsy’s global award program. They are honoring the work of sellers from around the world and across multiple categories. The 100 finalists are in, and I’ve highlighted my favorites from the list. To see the whole list click here.

  1. Fromfran Rainbow Coffee Cub & Saucer Etsy, $46.
  2. Melanie Abrantes Marais Vase Esty, $160.
  3. Tiletiletesto Black and White Wooden Ceramic Plate Etsy, $50.
  4. OmiWoods The Cowrie Infinity Necklace Etsy, $128.
  5. Danibarbe Ombre Raw Gemstone Ring Esty, $126.
  6. Maisolorzano Handcrafted Gold Seed Dangle Bracelet Etsy, $366.
  7. Atuko Long Bohemian Tunic Sweater Dress Etsy, $477.
  8. Linen Fox Mimosa Wrap Dress Etsy, $100.
  9. Yarkate Off the Shoulder Linen Dress Etsy, $129.
  10. Emmamakestudio Ethiopian Ravine Artwork Etsy, $18.
  11. Ingrid Beddoes Arial Beach Photography Print Etsy, $55.
  12. Alina Stilgenbauer Large Abstract Painting on Canvas Etsy, $340.
  13. 9 House Pet Design Pet Bowl Stand Etsy, $115.

Amber Lewis for Anthropologie

Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors has teamed up with Anthropologie to debut her carefree California style with this amazing home collection. Check it all out here.

  1. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Stemless Wine Glasses
  2. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Striped Duvet Cover
  3. Amber Lewis x Antropologie Grayston Tablecloth
  4. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Set of 4 Napkins
  5. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Ferndale Pillow
  6. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Marana Table Lamp
  7. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Amboy Knit Throw Blanket
  8. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Set of 4 Dinner Plates
  9. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Theo Arm Chair
  10. Amber Lewis x Anthropologie Audette Rug

Say Cheese

Yesterday I hosted a small gathering to celebrate my sister’s birthday. I used mini wooden bread boards (that I got from my friend) and made individual cheese boards. The boards had sharp cheddar, brie, seasoned cashews (from this week’s Thai Chicken dish), olives, apple slices, crackers, olive bread, and rosemary garnish. For lunch I served three different salads (Mediterranean Quinoa, Italian Chopped, and Nectarine Fennel & Arugula). Drinks consisted of Skinny Margaritas, Mimosa’s, and mint iced tea. I decorated with colorful Gerber Daisies and spread Turkish towels (these make a great gifts) around the yard. It was a fun way to celebrate my sister’s birthday.

Hope everyone has a nice long weekend!




Over the weekend I put together floral arrangements for a small outside gathering. I used distressed painted mason jars in bright colors for the vases. Painted mason jars are my go to when doing colorful floral arrangements. Click here to learn how to make them at home. I picked up greenery and florals at Trader Joe’s and was able to create a beautiful table setting that was simple and easy to execute. It went perfectly with the boho picnic vibe we were were trying to achieve.

Materials for Painting Mason Jars

Have fun!



Back to School

Back to school shopping looks a bit different this year for my girls. Less about clothing and sneakers and more about the best set up for at home learning. Both girls have desks from West Elm (this one & this one), along with this comfy chair. Other room upgrades include a new chandelier (& this one), table lamp, drawer organizer set, bulletin board, personalized memo paper, faux fur seat cushion, and candle.

Wishing everyone’s children a great start to the school year!



Grass Fed

We have been spending a lot more time dining al fresco in our backyard. With that being said, I love the seagrass/rattan trend hitting tabletops and I’ve selected some of my favorite pieces below.

  1. Serena & Lily Pitcher & Highball.
  2. Rattan Round Placemat Serena & Lily, $28.
  3. Cabo Woven Placemat Serena & Lily, $28.
  4. Cabo Woven Runner Serena & Lily, $68.
  5. Rattan Beach Chair Etsy, $159.
  6. Blue Rim Seagrass Set of Six Placemat Pottery Barn, $89.
  7. Tata Round Charger Plates Pottery Barn, $16.
  8. Round Handwoven Hyacinth Placemat Pottery Barn, $16.
  9. Summerland Lantern Serena & Lily, $228.
  10. Sabre Bistro Vintage Cutlery Set Jenni Kayne, $105.

We had friends over for dinner last night. I made Vietnamese Rice Wraps for appetizers and Bahn Mi bowls for dinner. It was an easy meal to throw together that everyone loved. Have a great weekend!





Backyard Bash



Over the weekend we celebrated my parent’s 70th birthday with an intimate backyard dinner. As for many of us, our celebratory plans have had to change and we are coming up with new ways to commemorate special milestones.

We decided to create a memorable backyard bash. I set up a long table in our backyard and enlisted the help of my friend Dana from Serendipity Flowers LA to handle the flowers and table decor. She made it look so beautiful with florals, greenery, and candles. We had a separate seating area set up for appetizers and cocktails (FYI Joans on Third has individual cheese platters that are COVID friendly). It was a group effort with my older daughter making a gorgeous crudités platter adorned with edible flowers, my younger daughter making a two tier coconut layer cake, and my sister creating an amazing playlist. Dinner was catered by Jon & Vinny’s (we were supposed to be in Italy to celebrate so it was only appropriate we had Italian food for dinner). We dined al fresco, listened (and danced) to music, and sat by the fire to finish off a truly a magical evening!

Now onto fashion and what I wore. I picked a Christy Dawn dress. If you’re not familiar with Christy Dawn she’s a Los Angeles designer who focuses on sustainable and ethically crafted fashion. Several new dresses dropped (all cotton) the Bianca and Colette. I accessorized with with turquoise Beck Jewels hoops, and Beatrice Valenzuela slides

Regarding the table setting I used Year & Day dishes, linen napkinshurricane candlesvintage goblets (similar to mine), and a wood board for the crudités.




Home Run

While searching for new tablecloths I came across a ton of affordable linens at H&M home.

  1. Two Pack Linen Napkins H&M, $12.
  2. Washed Linen Tablecloth H&M, $59.99. Dusty rose here
  3. Washed Linen Duvet Set H&M, $129.99.
  4. Washed Linen Bathrobe H&M, $49.99.
  5. Cotton Storage Basket H&M, $29.99.
  6. Tasseled Cotton Rug H&M, $99.
  7. Canvas Laundry Basket H&M, $29.99.

Also on my radar is the Always Pan (finally back in stock) and Nude wine glasses (mine keep dwindling away).