Haute Links: weekly internet finds

As I get my house all gussied up (aka power wash the bejesus out of the everything) in preparation for it’s big debut for the Pasadena Home & Kitchen Tour, here is a round up of haute links, my favorite internet finds freshly selected this week!

1) Jimmy Fallon and Will.i.Am’s Ew Video made my week and maybe yours too if you’ve already watched it a bajillion times.

Things I think are Ew: 1) crushed velvet drapery 2) toe jam 3) seas of beige 4) airplane mode 5) peas 6) Nicholas Cage

2) Since fall is in full swing, here are some Cozy Fall Decorating Ideas that are big on chic, not on Ew.


These suggestions will transition your home into the spirit of the season in a tasteful way, so you can say so long to that Pumpkin Pie Yankee Candle and that disastrous cornucopia of gourds pouring out of a horned shaped wicker basket! Easy peasy fabreezy.

3) While we’re still in the peak of our pumpkin obsession thanks to Trader Joes’s Fearless Flyer mailer with six, yes SIX, pages of pumpkin infused offerings, here’s 32 Ingenious Ways to Eat Pumpkin All Day Long.


Pumpkin Sangria in – Pumpkin Latte, out! Ok fine, they’re both suitable desserts I can drink, but anything sangria makes me want to do the cha-cha!

4) This lovely midcentury modern Home of the Day


It’s in my ‘hood so I’m already a huge stalker fan. I am obsessed with post and beam homes, so to me, this is like someone wafting bacon just close enough to my nose before jealously ripping it away… ohhh the humanity! I’m obviously drawn to this style as my own home is also a redesigned mid-century modern abode. So if you dig this style and you’re in the LA area next weekend and are looking for some high style interior eye candy (or if you just want to loiter at chez moi), you can find more info and purchase your tickets right here!

Happy Fall y’all!





Haute Links

Get ’em while they’re still sizzlin’! Here is a round up of this week’s Haute Links, a mix of my favorite things cooked up on the internet…

1) This stylish little dude needs a play date with Quinny, and by play date I mean a wardrobe intervention. I already know how this showdown will go down…. “Oh yeah tough guy?? I’ll see your rainbow sunnies from Cabo and raise you a pair of Junior Ray Ban’s“….((gulp)) fold! Kudos to mama for keeping his clothes so fresh and oxyclean… ours are usually ankle dipped in mud, carefully adorned with grains of flattened rice, accompanied by a collection of “priceless” rocks in the pockets with the occasional half a crayon. I’m cool with it. Pocket rocks are how we roll!


2) In other mom related news, there’s this humor piece on what’s typically swirling through a mom’s brain at any given time. Ridiculously on point, here’s a snippet…

“I wish I could be more like my sister-in-law. She’s so organized. My house looks like an outlet mall threw up in here and then lay down and made vomit angels in the vomit. Today is definitely a mopping day. Last night I think I saw a dust bunny roll across the family room like a tumbleweed in those old Western films. But first I have to go to the store and get some vinegar. I should throw out all of the harsh cleaners. Those chemicals are probably hurting the baby. It’ll be my fault if there’s ever something wrong with him. Me and my stupid love of Fresh Scent. What is Fresh Scent anyway? Wouldn’t Fresh Scent technically be odorless? It’s just that Fresh Scent makes me feel accomplished. Like I did something. They should call it “Progress Scent” or “I Tried Scent.”‘

3) DIY Father’s Day gifts for the dad who loves all things golf, bacon, fire and Dirty Harry, all wrapped up in a flank steak.



Or perhaps he’s a man of simple tastes that can only be quenched by whisky and wood


Ok, digressing from Dad…..

4) At long last, a tile company that knows how to creatively market their product lines! I definitely plan on ordering something from the Kiss My Big Fat Glass collection from Alyse Edwards for my client’s master bath. Deliberating between H8 2 C U Go Butt Luv 2 Watch U Leave and Smack that Glass. Yep, these are no joke and they are actually quite bootyful!


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5) And finally 10 Problems Only the Interior Design Obsessed Understand. I share these afflictions as well as everything contained in #2.

Happy reading and happy weekend!


Beach bag swag

Now that the new website is up and running, I am celebrating by taking a week off and heading down to Mehico with the hubs and wee dude.  Packing is always a chore, but when laid out in a pretty little style board,  I nearly forget about stuffing all that junk in my trunk (no pun intended).  I cannot wait to dig my toes in the sand with a margi in hand! Here are a few faves I’ll be taking….





1. Balm plus tint so your lips stay protected while wearing your face paint… win win.

2.  Cat-eyed Dolce’s always up the cool factor.

3. Woven sun hat… because one son giving me wrinkles is more than enough!

4. This beach bag transports me on tropical vacay just looking at it. Who knew a bag could whisper “cobble stone streets, swaying palms, beach hammocks and crystal blue water”… stop making me daydream you gorgeous thing!

5. Because Babytime isn’t just for babies. Use it on the whole fam so no one comes home looking like a lobster.

6. Bkr water bottle all dressed up in her silicone finest. Stylish and eco-friendly too.

7.  This Kantha Quilt will take you from beach picnic to bonfire blanket. A well packed beach bag should always contain something that is multi-purpose!

8. Disclaimer- I’m brining the mini for book reading purposes only! I plan to fully unplug… adios tecnología.

9. Beach bag, meet beach cover up… you two need to go on a date, because you are one hot looking couple! You have me by your tassels, literally.

10. And finally, my go to flip flops. Perfect for every occasion, and they don’t take up valuable luggage space!

“Adios and vaya con Dios! I am leaving CA….” ((if you know the rest, sing along!))