Accessories, Decor, Lighting

Etceteras La Jolla | decor

Etcetera, La Jolla,  decor

lighting, vintage, Etcetera, La Jolla,  decor

Etcetera, La Jolla,  decor

beach decor, Etcetera, La Jolla

occasional chiar, Etcetera, La Jolla,  decor  Etcetera, La Jolla,  decor


Etcetera, La Jolla,  decor

Fortuny Textiles, Etcetera, La Jolla,  decor

Etcetera, La Jolla,  decor , vintage stensils

Etcetera, La Jolla,  decor , chic beach sofa

Last week was another great visit to sunny San Diego, California.  I feel so darn lucky to have clients in the coastal dream land.  I’ve had such fun exploring the area and finding some great places to shop.

Nestled in lovely La Jolla is Etceteras, a fabulous design boutique.  I’ve visited a few times now and each time the team has been extremely friendly and helpful.  They remain attentive as I hunt the store for the perfect accessories to pull together and finalize the look of various design projects.

On my most recent visit, I popped in and snapped these photos of some of their amazing vintage and new finds.  One of the things I love most about the store is they really know their textiles, using the likes of Fortuny fabric to reupholster occasional chairs and cozy love seats.  The best surprise is their reasonable price points.

To learn more about Etceteras, visit “Shop Etceteras.”

Domestic God(ish), Gift Guides

little giraffe throw | domestic god(ish)



Need a good winter gift idea for someone you love?  Someone who also just so happens to be cold all the time?  The husband got me a Little Giraffe Bella Plush throw for Christmas and I love it.  Little Giraffe is, of course, better known for its uber soft baby blankets but this one is full sized for us Mommas.  I honestly feel like Linus from Charles M. Schulz‘s Peanuts gang.  I dragged it all the way to Tahoe for a weekend trip and it’s keeping me warm as I write this very post…

Decor, Outdoor Living

keep out! | decor

chic, stylish gates, decor, design

chic, stylish gates, decor

chic, stylish gates, decor

chic, stylish gates, decor

I’m not much of a front gate person.  It always feels too impersonal and unwelcoming I guess for those celebs and folks who crave absolute solitude, safely or  privacy… its a necessity.

I’m always snapping photos of design that inspires me and I realized I’ve got a nice little log of some pretty killer gates going.  A few of my favorites are above.  I mean, if youre going to keep everyone out you might as well do it with some serious style.


Thonet Bike | decor

cecy j, Andy Martin, Thornet Bike

Nice wheels, huh?  This bike is a piece of art in my book.  It was designed by Andy Martin, who as asked by THONET to create a concept design bike for them.  The simplicity of this bike is a design inspiration in every way.

Learn more about Andy and his amazing work by visiting the Andy Martin Studio.


Whole Foods | Giveaway

Remember when we gave away the Whole Foods Market gift card worth $200.00 for the best “go to” kids lunch idea?

Time to do it again!  We’ve partnered with Whole Foods Market just in time to shop for Valentine’s treats and pick up some of their fresh and beautiful Whole Trade roses.  The best part about the Whole Trade program is it supports growers, farm workers and the environment by providing fair prices and a safe and healthy work environment.  Also, with each purchase, a 1% donation is made to the Whole Planet Foundation for poverty relief.

For a chance to win a Whole Foods Market gift card worth $200.00, just write “Flowers” in the comments of this post and be automatically entered.  

One winner will be chosen at random and announced this Monday, February 18th.

Special thanks to all our friends at Whole Foods Market for this wonderful GIVEAWAY.  Good Luck Everyone!

Gift Guides, Life + Style

valentine’s day for her | life + style

Valentine's Day Tom Ford

Skip the chocolate.  These are the treats on my Valentine’s wish list…


 1. White Beach Cruiser / 2. Sofia Mini Sparkling Blanc de Blancs  / 3. Gucci, Katina Rubber Thong Sandals4. 1stdibs, Georgian Paste Cluster Ring / 5. Tom Ford Beauty, Nail Lacquer, Silver Smoke


Life + Style, Twitter Tuesday

Twitter Tuesday | life + style

maria menounos twitter

Celebrity Twitter Tuesday gives us a little peek into how our favorite stylish stars make it a splendid life.  Maria Menounos tweeted this photo of her purple wig.

Thank you, Maria, for indulging us in your life + style.

Bathrooms, Decor

unique bath tub | decor

bathtub design Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola designed this fresh and unique bath for a hotel in Vieques, Puerto Rico.  The steel tub feels urban but the white finish inside conveys luxury and warmth.

Patricia currently works from her own studio in Milan Italy… what a dream to visit.  You can read more about Patricia by visiting Style Park, Patricia’s Bohemian Rhapsody.  I’m so taken with all of her work and impressive resume.


Photo sourced from Style Park