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What to Listen To Now || June

Today is the day.  The day we board our one way flight to Austin with visions of tex mex and our family dancing in our heads.  No words seem quite fitting– although, there are more thoughts here.  It’s hard to know exactly how to book end this perfect decade of palm trees and hollywood, but an ‘Ode to California’ playlist from the man, Matt Mugford, seemed pretty fitting.  He was one of my very first friends here in LA and his wife Beth is one of my besties.  I’m so wishing I could pick up their Highland …

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Cool Hunting || The Summer Sack Dress

There’s a lot to love about summer, but then there’s also the heat and humidity.  I’m writing this from a cool 80 degrees in Los Angeles, while mentally preparing for my first Texas summer in a decade.  (When we got married in Austin six years ago, one of our born and bred California friends remarked that humidity, “kind of feels like drowning on dry land”.)  These dresses aren’t exactly sack dresses per se, but they are most definitely the “don’t touch me ” sort of dresses which means …

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Recipes || Raspberry Lime Bundt Cake

With less than 48 hours left here in Los Angeles, we are headed due south this morning with our eyes set on the happiest place on earth!  How can you not spend one of your very last days as a SoCal resident at Disneyland?  Rumor has it there’s nothing like a churro and a trip to Ariel’s Grotto to make all of the stress of relocation melt away and I’m hoping those rumors are true.  If a trip to the big D isn’t on your list, I’m pretty sure the next best thing is cake.  When was the last time you baked a cake …

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One Piece, Two Ways || Fringe Top

When it comes to personal style, it is very quite possible to wake up one day feeling as preppy as Blair Waldorf on the steps of the Met and to wake one day later ready to channel your inner east side hipster.  It doesn’t mean that you don’t have a clear sense of personal style or multiple personality disorder, it means that you– like many women across the globe– like to have fun with your closet.  That’s one thing that clothes have over furniture.  Both are fun to buy and aesthetically transformative, but one …

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