The Classic Tee

The Classic Tee

One of the most classic pieces of clothing is the basic white tee.  You can dress it up or dress it down; it never goes out of style.  I love to pair it with a leather jacket and pumps.  It just always makes me feel a little edgy and boosts my confidence.  This is a look I contributed to the FYI Network. They have a new series called Style Unzipped that goes on every Monday at 10/9c. On the show they discuss the history of iconic fashion pieces. Stay tuned for the episode on the T-shirt.

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Bar Cart Essentials

Bar Cart Essentials

I’ve had bar cart envy for a while now, it’s kind of hard to ignore all the beautifully styled and well stocked bar carts out there on Pinterest.  I love mixing up cocktails for friends when they come over and it always gets a bit messy when not everything is in one spot.  I recently rearranged my office and created the perfect spot for a bar cart which gives me something nice to look at, although it can be a little distracting when Friday afternoon rolls around.  

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Summer Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Summer Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

This salad is perfect for any summer dinner.  It’s so light and refreshing; you won’t feel bad going back for seconds or thirds. The salad is so easy.  It’s really all about the strawberry vinaigrette that brings it all together.  You could top your salad with any fruit you’d like but I would recommend having a few strawberries on it.  I also like a little crunch to my salads so I added sliced almond, but you could also substitute them for other types of nuts.  I think walnuts or sunflower seeds would pair nicely.   

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No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Okay, so I always get a weird look from people when I say, “I’m not a big ice cream person”.  I know, I know. There’s that look.  It’s not that I don’t like ice cream, I just don’t crave it all the time and it’s not something I can eat on a whim.  But, when I do crave it, It’s gooood… real good. There is nothing like a scoop of good ole fashioned vanilla ice cream.  

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A Little Sprucing Up

A Little Sprucing Up

I think every once in a while everyone needs a little change around the house.  I get the itch to change things up about every 2 months, and you can imagine that's not so nice to the wallet.  So I've learned to embrace the DIY revolution by using common objects that can be useful in other ways when I'm just over the previous use.  The artwork above my bed is something that I did because I've been searching for a really cool art piece and just haven't found one, so I was inspired by this print that I can't find anywhere anymore.  Also these wall sconces I made out of $4 wall brackets.  I saw this wall sconce that I was about to buy two of and a light bulb went off.  Just make it! I actually love the way it came out and I can always put up a self somewhere in the future.  Win-Win!

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Simple Valentine's Day Treats

Simple Valentine's Day Treats

This Valentine’s Day I wanted to create some really cute treat for my girlfriends and our annual ‘Girl’s Night In: Valentine’s Edition’, but I didn’t want to spend a ton of time baking and getting all technical.  So I bought some cake mix, frosting and red food coloring and just figured it out on the way.

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Commissary

Commissary

Lately I've been hearing a lot of buzz about The Line Hotel in Koreatown and a greenhouse bar they have. Hearing greenhouse and bar in the same sentence is enough for me to get excited and I wasn't disappointed.  It is exactly what you think when you hear greenhouse bar.  It's called Commissary and their focus is on farm fresh dishes, all with a very unique Korean twist to them.  Now, me being a beer girl, I was a little disappointed about their beer list (it was very small), but their food totally made up for it.  I am a sucker for details when it comes to design and branding and this place nailed it.  From the menus to the mix matched farmhouse china, it was all so perfect to their concept.  If you're in the area, you should really go check it out. 

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