Celebrating the 4th with Valley & Co. – Lemonade Sparkler

lemonade sparkler

We are kicking it into gear prepping for the holiday weekend {about 750,000 people will descend on our little neighborhood on the coast so we batten down the hatches!} and are excited to share the last of our bonus recipes from our 4th of July spread for San Diego Magazine. Earlier this week we gave […]

Celebrating the 4th of July with Valley & Co.


We are just so excited to share some bonus images and a recipe from our debut Lifestyle & Entertaining Column in San Diego Magazine. We dreamed up a nostalgic crab boil with elements of a modern twist for the 4th of July {stay tuned later in the week for our crab boil recipe!}. Nick whipped up […]

Sunday Fun: Out and About

Happy Sunday! It was quite the week last week, full of prep for our {huge} dual photo shoot for Exquisite Weddings Magazine, client work, and some fun events. This weekend we vowed to take some time to soak up the sun that came out yesterday and I {Aleah} caught up on some magazine perusing. Every […]

Elements: Porcelain Animal Heads

Summertime to us means a fresh spin on decor and brightening up our living space. It can be as easy as replacing a darker, wintry painting in your mantle with bright white porcelain animal heads. Add cuts of blooming budding branches to clear vases and voilà! Your space is quickly transformed and brightened. Photo by Llanes Weddings […]

One Year Old: A Darling Peter Rabbit Birthday Bash

Happy Monday! We’re quite excited to share this beyond sweet 1st birthday party with you. Aleah grew up loving Peter Rabbit, Runaway Bunny, and Peter Cottontail {anything bunny} so when we received this submssion from Churchill Photography we couldn’t resist! I don’t know what we love more; the veggie display, the little bunny accents, or the sweet […]

Garden Party: French Country Chic

Summer is officially just days away and we can’t wait! We are excited to share a few simple entertaining al fresco tips and photos from our French Country Chic shoot a few months back. Even the most basic everyday items can be dressed up and impress your guests. Take glass sparkling lemonade or water bottles […]

Cocktail Time: Classic Pina Colada

Ah…Yes, we’re still on our Hawaii kick and are daydreaming about being back in the warm tropicals water sipping piña coladas. Short of hopping a plane to head back to Maui right now, we’ll be keeping this tried and true recipe close for a tiki party this summer. After many a tropical vacation and taste […]

Destination Inspiration: Hawaii

Ah…Hawaii. We returned from an incredible island vacation last week and we’re still relishing in all that Hawaii was. Hawaii is one of those magical places that never gets old, no matter how many times we visit. We left feeling totally relaxed and rejuvenated and ready for a busy and fun summer. With warmer nights […]

Entertaining at Home: French Napkin Fold

Well happy weekend to you! What fun do you have planned? Will you be entertaining at home? Our last napkin fold post was a hit so we’re back with a second: French napkin fold. We can’t preach enough on the importance of fun, simple details when entertaining at home. They make all the difference. Lay […]