How to Throw a Fab Girls Night In

How to Throw a Fab Girls Night In

My friends and I are happy hour aficionados, but sometimes it’s nice to skip the bar and have wine time in the comfort of your own home. Do ya feel me? And while I love hosting get togethers at my house, something I don’t enjoy is running around the kitchen preparing food while my guests are in the other room having fun! That’s where Harry & David come in - I’ve partnered with them to show you how to host a fab girls night in, made complete with the yummiest food and drinks from Harry & David Gourmet. It’s a new collection of gourmet fare, created for everyday entertaining with elegance and ease - so you can spend more time with your guests and less time in your kitch! Keep scrolling for all my tips on creating the perf spread.

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Concrete Geometric

Concrete Geometric

As part of my LA Loves series, the goal is to share my fave businesses, places to visit, and fab things to do right here in Los Angeles. I love learning and experiencing new things, and LA is a great place for workshops. I’ve learned how to make candles, clay wall hangings, meditate, and make the perfect cup of pour over coffee! Over the weekend Eddie and I had the pleasure of taking a Concrete Geometric Workshop - we learned techniques for working with concrete and color to create gorge planters. It was such a blast and the Concrete Geometric studio is super gorge. I wanted to share with you some pics from the day, and what I created. Makers gonna make!! Keep scrollin for all the fun :)

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Before & After: How to Transform Your TV Wall

Before & After: How to Transform Your TV Wall

The latest nook we’ve attacked in the hobbit house is our TV wall! It’s been pretty sad looking since we moved in, and was in desperate need of some good vibes styling. We’d been using our old coffee table as the TV stand and a crate to hold my records, but I was ready for something a bit sleeker. I wanted to share with you some tips on beautifying your own TV wall if you’ve been feeling blah about your current sitch, like I was!

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7 Years

7 Years

Oh how I lob my curly head bb. Eddie and I are celebrating 7 years together today! Which is pretty cray when I really think about it. In some ways it feels like it’s been even longer than that - we’ve grown into adults together, and it’s hard to imagine there was a time before we were in each others lives. I’ve wrote about how we met before, and it always makes me laugh thinking back on it. Thank goodness for that dirty bar, and also vodka kakaka. I wanted to share with you some photos we took in Laguna Beach with the v v talented photographer Alex Mari. We had a blast running around in the sand and waves as the sun set. I also wanted to share with you my views on things like marriage, partnerships, and going the non-traditional route. Keep scrolling for my thoughts!

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Cozy Cabin Escape in Idyllwild

Cozy Cabin Escape in Idyllwild

One of my fave things about California is all the different climates you can experience within just a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles. Beaches, deserts, snow, mountains - this gorge state has it all. I’m always pining for a lil getaway and this time I set my sights on Idyllwild - a small town nestled in the San Jacinto mountains among the pines. It was my first time visiting and I really fell in love with this beautiful forest village! Especially the Airbnb Eddie and I stayed at. The owners have created such a wonderful cabin sanctuary, and the attention to detail is impeccable. It’s such a special place that we actually spent most of our time in Idyllwild enjoying the cozy home!

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Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens

Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens

I'm on a quest to visit all the Los Angeles botanical gardens I can get my mitts on and finally crossed this oasis off my list over the weekend. The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is a wonderful educational and research institution in San Marino, and the grounds are absolutely stunning. First things first - the Huntington Library is massive! Eddie and I didn't even see half of the stuff we wanted to, like the Japanese, Australian, and Rose gardens. We'll definitely have to go back and explore more on a second trip. The two gardens we explored this time around are the ones I most wanted to see - the Jungle Garden & Desert Garden. 

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Weekend Getaway to Solvang

Weekend Getaway to Solvang

You guys know I love a California weekend getaway! Solvang is one of the loveliest in my opinion - just the sweetest little Danish village in Santa Ynez Valley, roughly 2 and a half hours north of Los Angeles. Windmills, twinkle lights, tree-lined streets, darling boutiques and wine tasting galore. What's not to love? Eddie and I visited once before a few years back, but this was my first time spending a few nights in town. My mom and sister were visiting from New York and we made it a fun lil girls weekend. I wanted to share with you all the things we did and where we stayed, for you to enjoy your own getaway in this presh town! Keep scrolling for all the sights.

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Introducing the Print Shop!

Introducing the Print Shop!

I am SO excited to announce that the Black & Blooms Print Shop is offish OPEN! This has been my lil passion project for a while now and I cannot wait to share these planty, bloomy, nature-lovin photos of mine with you. My hope is to decorate your casa’s walls with botanical goodness that will put a smile on your face!

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