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Cool Hunting || Open Shelving

The good news? We have made a whole lot of decisions on our new house build here in Austin.  The bad news? If you drive by it you will still just see an empty lot.  C’mon, universe! Let’s build a house!  We are getting closer. I swear. Just not moving at the speed I would like.  Our most recent progress has been in the kitchen. We are currently working on the cabinet design and have been through a few iterations already in search of the right balance that doesn’t feel too heavy, but still has adequate storage and …

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DIY Leather Place Cards

Add a personal touch to your table settings with these stylish DIY leather place cards. Easy and quick to make, these personalized place cards are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, holidays and birthdays. I feel like we could all use a little Thanksgiving in our lives right about now.  A real time to gather around a table full of food in the company of friends or family or, best of all, both. We chatted yesterday about “Friendsgiving” and this idea of entertaining that’s more understated, focusing on community rather …

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An Effortless Chic Friendsgiving in Dripping Springs

As we were packing up our house in LA last spring, memories of past parties we’ve hosted there came flooding back.  Some of my favorites were the black and gold themed New Year’s Eve bash where a backyard dance party broke out and went into the wee hours, the 30th birthday party complete with DJ and an ample supply of French 75’s, and an “LA Family Christmas” party where all of the guys ended up at the top of the rickety old treehouse in our backyard.  These were all pre-kids when life seemed to have a lot more …

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10 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck

Just like flared jeans and chokers, the turtleneck is a trend that people seem to either be passionately for or against.  Unlike flared jeans and chokers, though, this one can stand the test of time. It’s a true classic silhouette, pairs well with a number of different things, and works for a lot of different body types. If you’re bigger chested, opt for a more form-fitting version with a finer knit as heavier, chunkier knits in flowy silhouettes will leave you looking more square.  Because the turtleneck has a high neckline, …

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