Favorite shop: Global Eye Art collective

I first met Kristen Cramer at an amazing craft show called Homespun that was held in a giant orchid greenhouse here in Santa Barbara. I was taken with her organic pottery and her obvious love for her craft.  I left with her card and a small pot for one of my many plants. Continue reading

lovely fairfield county, connecticut

While I love living in Santa Barbara, California, there are some things that just can’t be duplicated here on the West coast.  A part of me will always love New England…Connecticut to be specific, where we still own a home.  Here are a few recent glimpses of some of my favorite things about Fairfield County, Connecticut. Continue reading

favorite shop: simon pearce

My love affair with Simon Pearce started 30 years ago when I was given six small hand blown glass bowls as a wedding gift.  Years later when those much loved bowls went missing after a catered event, the wonderful people at Simon Pearce remade six more just like them.  No small thing since those bowls had been discontinued for years! Continue reading

IQ Beauty Of Course: makeup made simple

While you know me as a home decor blogger here and on Instagram, occasionally a shop or product is just too good to keep to myself.  At this stage in my life, it’s all about simplifying.  I’ve begun to edit my home to reflect a simpler lifestyle and I thought it was time to do the same with my makeup.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who has drawers and cabinets full of makeup they don’t use. Five years ago, I met Fredericke Grillitz of IQ Beauty of Course, and she has forever changed the way I wear and buy makeup. Continue reading

And the new mattress winner is…

 

Loom and Leaf by Saatva.  Those of you who follow my blog or Instagram account, know that during a recent renovation, our garage flooded. That wouldn’t have been too bad if our entire bedroom wasn’t being stored in it.  The mattress took the brunt of the deluge, turning it into a giant, smelly, five hundred pound sponge. Continue reading