Blogging Blues…


A confession. We’re not really bloggers.
And while we’re on a confessional streak, let’s also say that we aren’t very good at being active on Twitter or Facebook either. We try, but on any given week (or month for that matter) we find ourselves distracted by work, deadlines, or just life in general and, when push comes to shove, the ‘social media’ aspect of our business definitely gets the shove. Never is this more apparent than when we read people that truly are dedicated bloggers. So with a wee bit of chagrin, we hate to admit that we missed Lisa Borgnes Giramonti’s post from A Bloomsbury Life post back in May.


(Maryam and Lisa at the signing, courtesy of A Bloomsbury Life)

When we spied Lisa at Marayam Montague’s book signing for Marrakesh by Design in Los Angeles last month we made a beeline for her and introduced ourselves. Sometimes, when life is at its best, you meet someone and they are even better in person than on the page. That is the case with Lisa. We’ve been devoted fans of her blog (and her amazing artwork) for a long time and when we ‘pounced’ on her a Maryam’s signing she couldn’t have been any more gracious. We wanted to stay all day and talk with her and Maryam but sadly work called. So before leaving promises were made for future visits, either in NYC or in Los Angles, and we can’t wait to take up where this conversation left off. Life is good…(and we promise to try harder with blogging, FB, Pinterest, Twitter).



Summer Survival Gear


Since the summer has officially hit the east coast, we thought we’d share how we beat the heat.

Callie’s Picks




Mara Hoffman Mexican Blanket Shorts





Hot Chip’s new album In Our Heads.




Beach Candy Turkish Towel



Ray-Ban RB3025 M



2010 Remy Pannier Rosé d’Anjou

Rag & Bone Folsom Wedges

NICKI’S PICKS:



Mezcal Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita (courtesy of Saveur/Todd Coleman)



Raquel Allegra Dress



Large Brim Fedora



Handmade Leather Thong Sandals



Coleman Hawkins “Body & Soul Revisited”, especially ‘Time On My Hands’



Martin Margiela Wrong Size Sunglasses



West Elm’s Ways


Whenever we need a last minute fun pop of color, a great looking lamp, or affordable bedding to finish up a room, we can usually find something that fits our design style and needs at West Elm. Right now, even more so than ever, it’s like they are reading a page right out of our design portfolio! With so much goodness going on there, we recommend not walking, but running to get your hands on these great pieces.



John Vogel Mantis Lounger



Kuba Stool



Textured Atlas Duvet Cover




Source Kudu Table Lamp


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