12/12 My Home / Seasonal/Holiday

Christmas in the Bedroom Vol. 2

Christmas in the bedroom started last year for 2 reasons: 1) I cannot contain my excitement for the holidays and Christmas decorations just to the living room and 2) I must have a real tree and putting a mini one here on the dresser works out so perfectly that there is no choice but to make it a yearly tradition.  This year I added more greens to the room, which because I didn’t do much of anything to them it all still feels simple, all while making our bedroom smell amazing.  If nothing else, I want to bask in the scent of pine for the rest of the year! Read More

12/06 Seasonal/Holiday / Shop

Gift Guide for the Modern Home

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond.

I’m sure you could have guessed that this is my favorite category to gift in.  Aside from my fanaticism over all things home, I’m at a time in life where almost everyone around me is growing their homes too- engagements, weddings, moving to new places, there has been so much to celebrate and many spaces to warm.  In light of these happy milestones and more celebrations to come, here are my picks for modern home gifts in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond, the one-stop shop where I got everything I’m about to share with you. Read More

12/04 Monthly Favorites

November Favorites

A few of my favorite things from the month of November, and October too!  Missed that month with all the wedding craziness, but bringing this back in time to maybe help with your holiday shopping/gifting, and to talk about some cool and fun stuff. Read More

11/30 Seasonal/Holiday / Tips

Simple Tips for Easy Holiday Entertaining

I regularly say I want to entertain and invite people over more and the biggest reason I don’t is because I’ll forget that it doesn’t have to be a time consuming and laborious ordeal to prep for it.  The holidays especially are a time that benefits from simplicity and being that it’s already a magical season, we really don’t need to do much to throw a great party!  I invited a few girlfriends over for an intimate winter cocktail party and proved to myself once again that keeping it simple works.  In partnership with Four Blocks South, a modern home goods store that provided all the gorgeous items for this table, here are a few simple tips to make your holiday entertaining easier and still awesome. Read More

11/28 Travel

Traveling Europe by Train

I’ve never seriously considered traveling by train.  Life in LA has practically made good public transit a foreign concept to me and the thought of using it gives me anxiety simply because I don’t know much about it.  I have however, heard from friends singing praises about taking the train to visit multiple cities in Europe, to make the most of those plane tickets and cross off several bucket list destinations in one airfare.  Sounds very enticing, but I’d stop there thinking that taking the train is probably confusing and not worth the hassle.

Had it not been for Eurail partnering with me to explore Europe by train, I wouldn’t have found that it’s not only simple and convenient, but very beautiful to take in the scenery along the way and I’m convinced it’s the best way to discover Europe and cover the most ground while you’re there.  Here’s how I used the Eurail Pass to visit Rome, Milan, Bern, and Paris, plus the itinerary I followed to inspire your own European travels. Read More