I’ll take any excuse to round up some friends for a beautifully styled and cooked up dinner. Thanksgiving is next week so I thought this was the perfect time for a “Friendsgiving” and called my friend and private chef, Lori Stern. Not only are Lori’s creations incredibly beautiful and vibrant (just take a glance at her instagram page!) but she also uses only seasonal organic produce from local farmers. And because, why wouldn’t you eat outside when its still 70 degrees out, we picked my in-laws lemon orchard for an al fresco dinner. While Lori got busy in the kitchen I dressed up the table with brass and neutral colors.Click to read more >

While our prolonged sunny weather in Santa Barbara may suggest otherwise, Fall is truly upon us which not only has me forcing the issue by grabbing my cozy sweaters and favorite jackets whenever possible – but it also has me craving my favorite Fall flavors in the kitchen. Fully embracing the season’s best ingredients (like butternut squash!) is a sure way for me to get in the mood for the change of the season. Just as I seek out new inspiration for my Fall wardrobe, I’ve been craving a little switch up in the kitchen as well. I thought I would share some inspiration I found for this season in the kitchen…Click to read more >