Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekending

It’s finally Friday and I have lots of pre-Thanksgiving shopping to do and loads of other errands this weekend but I hope to squeeze in a few extra hours of sleep, a few hours outdoors enjoying the crisp fall air, and a few hours to finish reading this book…a literary masterpiece I’ve had on my wish list forever and finally purchased last week. It is every bit as beautifully written as I had heard thus far so I can’t wait to finish the last few dozen pages. Have a great weekend.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm + Nourished.

We’ve had some really lovely warm weather over the past several weeks but the temperature is beginning to drop and the evenings in particular are getting really crisp. Of course when this happens I start craving warm comfort foods like soup and stew. Here are the links to some really delicious and nourishing recipes from Green Kitchen Stories




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Berber Pillows From Casablanca Market

Berber Pillows From Casablanca Market


Recently I’ve been getting very fond of spaces that are accented with pieces meant to create a bit of a bohemian vibe.  I’ve been seeing a lot of interiors that have used Moroccan textiles and furnishings to achieve this look and in my quest to shop around for some of these pieces, I found Casablanca Market. They have a wealth of gorgeous Mediterranean tiles, Moroccan rugs, blankets and these amazing Berber Pillows. Even cooler is the fact that this online shop is a fair trade company and over 80% of the products offered are handmade by women. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bright and Modern in Santa Monica

This modern home was given an updated look with some help from DISC Interiors to “balance the modern architecture with some rustic yet refined elements”.  It’s warm, inviting and family friendly. For more photographs and information of where to purchase some of the items shown in the home, click here











Photos via Domaine Home

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pumpkin Beer Cocktails

Happy Friday  - - some folks around here are probably nursing a hangover since the Napa Film Festival Gala kicked off last night; however I’m always in the mood to think about cocktails. Especially on a Friday because knocking back a few good drinks after the end of a long work week is one of my favorite pastimes.  Since it IS fall, I’m going to get in the spirit and maybe try one of these Pumpkin Beer Cocktails from Oh Sweet Joy. The recipe is uncomplicated; just grab some pumpkin beer, cider, cinnamon and off you go. Full recipe here. Have a great weekend.





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Andrea Jalaty Designs

There’s so much plotting and planning that goes into the holiday season. When it comes to gathering the family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, two major jobs always come to mind– meal planning and gift wrapping. I just so happen to have a friend who is an expert at creating gorgeous and creative paper goods and if you are in need of some beautiful custom holiday greeting cards, thank you cards,  gift tags, place cards for the table, or anything else you can dream up, you must check out Andrea Jalaty Designs.  Andrea is a skilled graphic designer and she’s passionate about designing radiant pieces that reflect your own personal style and taste and she crafts all of her products here in the heart of Napa Valley. Check her out!








 

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