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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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Boho Bests

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Boho Bests

If you're like me then you can't resist a good sale sitch, and the big annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a reaaaaal good one. So many amaze pieces majorly discounted right now, I couldn't resist putting together my dream shopping cart. Whether it's cozy, fringey home decor, natural wooden kitchenware, flowy boho clothing, or swoon-worthy shoes, I've rounded up the best pieces on mega sale that I'm currently coveting. Take a peak and treat yo' self to something cute so I can live vicariously through you! I'll be ordering a few of these pieces myself, hopefully before they sell out - eek! Get 'em while they're hot!

Happy shopping, bb's xoxox

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The LA Arboretum

The LA Arboretum

If you're looking to spend a beautiful day outside surrounded by flowers, plants, and PEACOCKS, look no further than the Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Over 127 acres of beauty in the city of Arcadia, the grounds are seriously breathtaking. And the peacocks!! Over 200 of them live here, and they roam happy and free. 

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Easy Summer Style with Sperry

Easy Summer Style with Sperry

It's my fave time of year! Summer always makes me happy. Warm nights, pool parties, road trips, and bbqs - I'm alllll about it. I love the laid back, fun-loving vibe in the air - seems like everyone's living their best life during these months. I wanted to share one of my fave types of summer outfits, perfect for any of your summer activities - relaxed and comfy, but still cute and stylish. Made complete by these gorge Sperry loafers!

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Bathroom Reveal: Before & After

Bathroom Reveal: Before & After

Our bathroom redesign is finally complete! From the moment we took a tour of our new place 5 months ago, I started designing in my head how I wanted the bathroom to look. It's been a slow process, but it's finally at a place I'm happy with. I wanted to take you on a little tour of the space and show you the changes we made!

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