Valley & Co.’s Kitchen Picks for Summertime


Summer is just on the horizon! Sure, we technically have a couple of months, but we’re chomping at the bit to get out and enjoy of our favorite summertime activities this year, both in Southern California and in Washington. {Needless to say, we can now announce that we’re teaching an entertaining + design evening at West […]

How-To: Herbed Candle Centerpiece


Friday is here! That’s cause for celebration, right? We are excited for the weekend and, yes, once again, have lofty ideas for projects we’d like to tackle for our clients, our projects for the blogs, for our home and garden and for the kitchen. Whew! Whatever you decide to do this weekend, why not take […]

Finishing Touches: Herb Adornments


Nothing says thoughtful like finishing touches at the perfect dinner party or wedding reception. If you know us you know that our most perfectly plan parties are all about the senses. The polish. The wow factors for guests that are unexpected and all about the guests of honor and their tastes. Usually this means simple details […]

Make It: Mossy Terra Cotta Pot


‘Tis the season for gardening fun and projects galore. We have a number of green thumb aspirations this season, starting with our midnight garden plan we’ve been devising. It’s proving to be slightly challenging to find plants that do well in a semi-tropical enviroment that mimic our beautiful Seattle garden. Oh, we miss it so! […]

Make It: Homemade Vanilla Extract


Saturday morning is here and it’s a perfectly foggy and quiet morning on the coast, which means we’re planning on a number of creative projects around the house and in the garden. We kicked off this weekend of goodness with a very simple how-to Aleah spotted from Ina Garten. It’s a two-ingredient method for creating […]