ciht_style_feature_kate_069Kate McMahon is among the few people in this world that can somehow make a white tee and jeans look groundbreaking. She’s got the kind of style that radiates from within and it doesn’t end with the clothes she wears. For as long as I’ve known her she’s had a hand in something creative that I’ve been a fan of. Her most recent venture is a hand-made knitwear line called Kakoon. From ponchos and cardigans to beanies and baby clothes, every piece is impeccably made and über soft. In a light-filled studio in Montecito just a few minutes from the beach Kate knits each piece by hand. So when she’s not working away, you’ll find her living her dreamy Santa Barbara lifestyle which is filled with trips to the Farmer’s Market, beach walks, patio lounging and well, just being the coolest cat in town. Here’s a look inside her studio and everyday favorites. Click to read more >

CIHT_STYLE_FEATURE_KENDALL_CONRAD_082When I came up with the idea for the Style Profile series, Kendall Conrad was the first person I knew I had to share with all of you. The first time I met her I was in my early 20’s and interviewing her for a publication, which was my first job. As a young professional I was completely captivated and inspired by Kendall’s creative world from the way she dressed and styled her home to the cookbook she wrote and a handbag line that was just getting started, all the while raising two beautiful daughters. Fast forward ten years and she has since developed her brand to include jewelry, accessories, opened three storefronts in Venice, Brentwood and Montecito and was recently picked up by Club Monaco. Every time I get the chance to visit with Kendall I’m left with new wisdom, whether its a fun fact about Picasso, a beauty trick she learned from a makeup artist or advice on running a business, being a mother and doing it all. Here is a glimpse into her everyday favorites. Click to read more >

CIHT_STYLE_FEATURE_KAMI_073Lifestyle goals usually go something like this: live somewhere beautiful, marry someone you love, build your dream house, grow a garden, eat well, laugh a lot, start a family and surround yourself with friends. Well, at least that’s how it plays out in my book. My friend Kami Morton-Smith is most definitely headed in the right direction, not to mention, she might be one of the coolest most down-to-earth chicks in my neck of the woods. Sharing her slice of heaven with all of you for this next Style Profile was a no brainer. Here’s a peek into her newly renovated home in Montecito and the things that make her tick. Click to read more >