Posts tagged "Dine by Design"
Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

Echo Park Paddle Boat Adventures & Nautical Kitchen Design

I’ve been living-up summer like a maniac these past few days. I refuse to knowledge the back-to-school advertisements on television or read any emails telling me to stock up on autumn essentials. It’s just too soon ~ What’s with the rush!?! Regardless of the calendar’s seasonal shift, I will most certainly continue to drink vats of...
Modern Deco Design & The Ebell Of Los Angeles

Modern Deco Design & The Ebell Of Los Angeles

Los Angeles has no shortage of glamorous history and The Ebell is stock piled with decades of elegance. Not only did this building open (and continues) to serve as a private woman’s center offering classes, lectures and seminars by influential people of the world. Judy Garland had her first audition on The Ebell stage aaaand Amelia Earhart...
BANG! Fourth of July Entertaining DIY & Recipies for HGTV.com

BANG! Fourth of July Entertaining DIY & Recipies for HGTV.com

I don’t know about you, but I tend to find most store bought decorations for Independence day a little…well, over the top and overly starry and stripy. Don’t get me wrong – I love America and our patterned flag of freedom, I just don’t want to necessarily use it as my table cloth when entertaining...
Message In A Bottle: Unique Wine Gifts To Accompany Your Summertime Vino

Message In A Bottle: Unique Wine Gifts To Accompany Your Summertime Vino

For me (and most), summer is a mandatory time of year when wine should be enjoyed outdoors on the daily. Yes, I know that not all parts of the world have as mild of weather as California, but even us temperate-tamed peeps take special note when the days start getting longer and the wine is...
Modern French Kitchen Design & Californian Nicoise Salad Recipe

Modern French Kitchen Design & Californian Nicoise Salad Recipe

I have never been to Paris. It’s been on my list of travel desires for nearly two decades and I’ve somehow managed to find myself in many other places but. Thankfully I live in a city with countless local Parisian escapes, where I can pretend streets are made of cobblestone and that chic striped shirts and...
Emerald Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table: It's So Easy Being Green

Emerald Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table: It’s So Easy Being Green

Who says this time of year has to be about shamrocks and rainbows?! Who says you have to dye your food weird colors in order to celebrate? That is so not happening! Spring has sprung and I want my house to look like the smell of fresh cut grass. Yes, I’m talking about green, baby!...
Trim Trend: Modern Lace Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table

Trim Trend: Modern Lace Inspired Design For Your Kitchen & Table

Dining Room Designed by Sonia Van Der Zwan I am, by no means, a girly girl… but I do have a soft spot for lace. Not the doily under the lamp kind of lace, but more the refined adaptations. You know, where modern eclectic pairings could turn this delicate debutant into a moto jacket wearing,...
Gonna Dress You Up In My Love: Four Easy Vinaigrette Recipes To Make Now

Gonna Dress You Up In My Love: Four Easy Vinaigrette Recipes To Make Now

You know what perplexes me? Salad dressing….in bottle form. It’s one of life’s unnecessary pantry occupiers. A secret money pit filled with too much salt, too little excitement and…well, I am here today celebrating the vida loca and three plus years sans store-bought dressing. That’s right, 100% scratch-ola vinaigrettes and I eat salads on the...
A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

A Well Dressed Holiday: Quick Thanksgiving Table Setting

 Retail Therapy: Wooden Tripod Antler  Candle Sticks, Metallic Cable Knit Table Runner & White Ceramic and Wood Vase — All West Elm //  Midas Glassware Collection — Design Within Reach  /// D to the I.Y: Metallic Spray Paint  — Available at Home Depot & Walnut Hallow Basswood Country Round® Series — Available at Micheal’s Craft...
The Art Of Soup: Andy Warhol 50th Anniversary & Pop Art Kitchen Design

The Art Of Soup: Andy Warhol 50th Anniversary & Pop Art Kitchen Design

I was scrolling through my Instagram the other day (when am I not) and I came across the most magnificent sight on my bloggy boo Chocomeat’s feed. I’m talking about one of those “stop your picture scrolling-send out the carrier pigeon-where are you-are those what I think they are-shortness of breath” kind of moments. I...