Our California Thanksgiving was a success! It was beautiful weather and we even ate outside! I really wanted the setting to feel natural and rustic, so I chose washed linen fabrics, matte ceramics, brass cutlery, and placed olive branches and clementines around the table as decoration.
I like the act of little morning rituals to help set up your day. My routine consists of waking up and making a cup of good strong coffee to get me going. Not a giant watery pot, but just one very deliberate and calculated cup.
Daylight savings happened on Sunday and it is always around this time that people start bracing for winter in New England where I grew up. Now that I live in Los Angeles, I have a different kind of winter uniform. The days are cooler but the sun is always shining, so there is that delicate balance of getting your layers just right.
In the process of filling my shelves, I realized there was an art to getting the right style and balance. I wanted them to look layered and personal, but not too busy or fussy. I found a few easy key steps helped to edit and streamline the whole process.
It’s October. It’s below 75 degrees. I am wearing a sweater. A mustard sweater no less, which brings me to the topic of trends. Each season there are new fashion trends that seem to explode everywhere : fashion magazines, social media, street style.
If you haven’t heard of Vintner’s Daughter, it has rocked the beauty world with it’s rave reviews and accolades. It is a serum made up of 22 active botanical ingredients and is described as “multi-correctional” by founder, April Gargiulo.
It’s October 1st! Every season, I always daydream of all the things I want to do. Fall is my absolute favorite, so I thought I would create a checklist of all the things I want to do this year! What else should I add to it? I love to cook with the seasons and let what is fresh dictate my meals.