Pairings: Champagne and Cheese

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As we edge closer to Aleah’s birthday weekend we’re already dreaming up kicking back and relaxing in the sunshine with a glass of bubbly. The perfect warm weather accompaniment! There’s something just so wonderfully celebratory and refreshing about a good glass of champagne, cava, sparkling wine, or prosecco. While we’re ones for going all out with cheese […]

Make It: Summer Strawberry Salad

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We love our friends at Tower 23 here in San Diego. Not only do they have one of the coolest locations for a hotel in San Diego {think perched atop the bluff looking at Crystal Pier}, a delicious restaurant JRDN, tasty drinks and scrumptiously fresh food {their lobster BLT is a favorite}, but they’re just the […]

Make It: Rhuby Garden Sparkler

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Happy Tuesday, friends! Did you bask in the glow of a wonderfully fun and relaxing holiday weekend? We sure did. We took a day trip and ventured up the coast for some sightseeing and a harbor tour, took a nice stroll to the Village, played board games and just relaxed and soaked up the sun. Note […]

Balsamic-Dipped Watermelon Bites

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We made it! Happy holiday weekend! What’s on your agenda? We’re not quite sure what to do with ourselves…we have a rare holiday weekend free and without an event. Sure, we’ll be firing up the grill and enjoying some beach walks {though it’s drizzling and chilly on the coast right now}, but what else should […]

Entertaining + Design fun at West Elm

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As we inch closer the highly anticipated Memorial Day weekend we’re excited to share some of our summer style inspiration. We were honored to be invited to host a workshop evening at West Elm, bringing to life three separate styles for home design, entertaining tips, our how-to projects, and a delightful cocktail recipe. Big thanks to […]

Shop: Conservatory Coastal Home

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Summertime is this close and we are giddy with excitement. Cue the longer days, rides on our beach cruisers, toes in the sand, warm water, family beach bonfires, road trips, good books and coastal ease. Yes, our favorite season is here! We’re especially excited for a road trip back to Washington {as we have several back-to-back events there}, […]

Lifestyle: Gig Harbor Family Dinner

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Today’s post is rather special. It reminds us of how our family loves to spend time together – cooking, laughing, sipping, and laughing some more. It captures what family time and summer are all about. Sent to us by Catherine at Calima Portraits, there’s just so much that we love: the candid family time, the […]

Fun Finds: Cheese Paper

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We’ve actually wanted to post this find since we stumbled upon this paper in December. Sure, it’s a little silly to be this smitten with paper, but if you share a love of cheese like we do you’ll appreciate this just as much! Aleah found this with her mom over the holidays in Palm Springs […]

Make It: Vintage-Esque Map Frames

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Man, this week is just whirling by in a cloud of goodness and kinda-craziness. We’re prepping for an evening of sharing our entertaining and design tips for summer at West Elm tonight and ramping up for an exciting direction at Valley & Co. this summer. Of course, we’re also getting ready to really enjoy the season […]

Make It: Milk Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

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Remember that decadent {but oh-so easy} truffle recipe we shared last week? You can take that simple approach and whip up strawberries dipped in milk chocolate and serve at your next summertime bash. With schedules and calendars being crazy making each moment and celebration, no matter how large or small, extra special is so important […]