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California Window Shopping

Hi Everyone. I have been a bit distracted as we just found out the sex of our baby. A boy! So exciting, I can’t wait to post new nursery accent ideas that lean more “male inspired.” The Mister says he has to approve all my selections. Somehow he thought that a bronze vintage chandelier was not “boy” enough. The nerve! More to come on that.

A couple weeks ago the Mister and I were in LA watching the Oregon Ducks takedown the USC Trojans. The day before the game, I strolled around Fashion Island in Newport with family for some much needed girl time. While there, I came across a Room Service store, which I have always wanted to visit. Below are some poor i-phone shots I took of the fabulousness.

Check out this headboard and mirror. Not to mention the canvas of Old Blue Eyes and Bridget Bardot.

Loved this Burl Wood Table

This set-up of reminded me of my student days abroad in London strolling down Neil Street

If I ever own a boutique, this is the chair I will sit in to ring up customers.

Or maybe this one…

We also checked out the Jonathan Adler store. I have been to his location in downtown LA, but this one seemed larger and way more laid back. Again, please excuse the i-phone.


I adore the Maurice lamps, and didn’t know until now that there was a ceiling version. Sigh, this would look so good over my kitchen island.

The black Genie lamp I have been lusting after for years. Isn’t it so pretty?

These lamps I had only seen online and I love them even more in person. The pillow wall was pretty tempting, look at all that color.

We are so excited for a healthy baby boy…but if we ever have a girl, I might have to reference this pic for her room. The mirrors, and that lamps? Can it get and cuter? The pillows, the headboard. Love it.

I will need somewhere comfy to sit while I read her a story and I think this red chair is perfect. Ok, it’s burned into my mental rolodex.

I wonder if my Mister would go for giraffe wall sconces. Very masculine. All boys/men like giraffes. Right?

The next night we were doing this, as the Ducks cleared the stadium in the 4th quarter.

Happy Monday.



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A pretty place to lunch…

Memorial Day weekend for me was spent in the lovely town of Sonoma. There are so many things I adore about Sonoma, and one of them happens to be the food. Wine country has such appreciation for food preparation, presentation, and quality. We take full advantage of the bounty (food and wine) while we are visiting. I just love exploring all the restaurants, and of course also love being inspired by the casual California decor. Below are some pictures of the beautiful E Kitchen at the El Dorado Hotel where we spent an afternoon sipping delectable wines and munching on excellent nosh.


Dining Room

I love the Big Sur communal table and the woven lighting. I also love that the only color you see here is Green. This is a theme in the entire first floor. The decor is an empty canvas so that the architecture of the interior shines as well as the thoughtfully selected furniture.

Another view

Kyoto chairs used here look so clean and sophisticated. These chairs are an excellent price for hard wood construction. Especially when you consider the fact that most chairs sold today at popular furniture stores are MDF. Even though the price just when up to $125.00, due to yearly percentage increases (darn! they were formerly $100.00) the quality and construction standards remain. I also love the varying sizes of vases on the shelves here, a la Jonathan Adler.


The “Mister” and I shared the warm olive platter as an appetizer. I highly recommend, this is not to be missed.

Patio Dining

The poolside/patio dining area is equally as beautiful. White, beige, and natural fibers play nicely here with the industrial steel Marais A chairs. Also, these chairs are well worth the investment. The story of how they came to be a Paris cafe stable is very interesting. Check out the info on these pretty chairs from DWR website: “The epitome of French café life, it’s rumored that Xavier Pauchard’s Marais A Chair (1934) was created for use in the weather forecasting room on a battleship. We asked the manufacturer about this, but even their records are unclear. Still, we do know that after its possible time at sea, the Marais was supplied to bars and brasseries by breweries in exchange for selling their beer. This arrangement ended in the 1970s, but that didn’t stop the demand for these durable chairs and stools made in France.” I just love a good “story” behind a piece of furniture, with a past like that you know these will never go out of style.

Have a lovely week! Cheers, Susan


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Jonathan Adler lovers…

You must read this! The beautiful and talented Erin of Elements of Style got to meet him yesterday and chronicles their meeting and the fact that he is just as happy and cheerful as his designs. Both Susan and I love him (as you probably guessed given our multiple mentions), and have items of his in our homes.

Here are two of them. A fishy sculpture and a penguin, which I have as a christmas ornament.

*click for links..

Here fishy, fishy, fishy....

Hope you enviously enjoy Erin’s post as much as we did!


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Happy Birthday Susan!

Today, is a very special day for my fellow blogger Susan, it’s her big bday (no, I won’t tell you what one!). To help her celebrate, I’m going to give her all of the lovely things she covets to decorate her house…. okay, not in real life, be we’ll fake decorate for her here on the blog.

For gift one – I give to you, Jonathan Adler. Oh yes, anything and everything JA, but these are my top 2 picks.

Jonathan Adler Maurice floor lamp

Jonathan Adler British flag pillow

For my second gift, I give to you Rubie Green bedding. Eco chic, sunny and lovely.

Rubie Green bedding. Image via MadebyGirl

For my third gift, I give to you a mirrored console table for your entryway. Every girl needs a little bit of sparkle to greet her guests.

Horchow Mirrored Console table

For my fourth gift, I give to you a Thomas Paul horse head pillow. Oh horse heads, why do you add a bit of sassy quirk to every room?

Thomas Paul Horse Head pillow

And finally, for an option to wear out on the town to celebrate, I give to you a Carolina Herrera white collared shirt.

White collared shirt on Carolina Herrera via The Sartorialist

Happy Birthday Sus! Hope you have the best birthday ever. It’s your personal holiday!!!

Love, Lyn


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