With the recent heat wave in California, it has officially felt like Summer in these parts. After returning from our trip back east I found myself nesting for the season. I spent a few days organizing, cleaning and getting our home ready for a sun filled season and discovered a few things in the process that have made me feel re-energized to entertain, cook and take on the days. It’s amazing how a few adjustments around your home can make a world of a difference in your everyday routine.Click to read more >


My Hamptons dream vacation became a reality when we checked into our Kid & Coe house in East Hampton. I spent the first half hour running around like a kid on Christmas checking out the amazing pool, light filled rooms and expansive game room in the basement complete with a basketball court—yep, you heard me right, game of horse? I felt like I was stepping straight into a Nancy Meyers film, which was just how I envisioned our East Coast escape playing out.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 >

I’m beyond excited to share our first issue of Could I Have That? Mini—a digital magazine rounding up some of my favorite topics when it comes to all things kiddos. When I became a mama to Elin I wanted to share so much of this new side of my life without letting it take over completely. In other words, I didn’t want to stray from what the core of this space is, lifestyle at its best. Being a parent is just an element within that picture. So I came up with the idea to carve out a spot where I could unleash all the different things baby/kid-related that I’ve been itching to share with all of you without bombarding those that may not be picking up Cheerios on the regular. Enter a digital magazine. Click to read more >

could-i-have-that-office-anthropologie-3When our spare bedroom/office turned into a nursery I knew it was time to find a separate space (aside from our home) to retreat to. After months of looking I finally found something that feels just right. As I mentioned here, it’s in an up and coming industrial part of Santa Barbara called the Funk Zone, a hop skip and a jump from good food and a few blocks from the beach. Needless to say I was excited to move in and make it my own. I partnered with Anthropologie to design the space and created something that feels exactly how I envisioned my office—airy, sleek, sophisticated and minimal. Click to read more >

ShelfStyle1Organization and streamlined storage is the key to success for any busy lifestyle. Equally as important though is creating a beautiful space that is inspiring to live and work within. When picking out essentials for my new work space (read more about it here and here) a wall of shelves was at the top of the list. I knew it would provide tons of options for organizing but I also loved the idea of displaying certain things that bring me constant inspiration. As I stared at my blank (pre-filled) shelves the thought of where to start entered my mind. Click to read more >

CIHT_3.2.16_006There’s nothing better than getting to create a new space from a blank canvas. You get the chance to run with an idea, start from a chair you’ve been coveting or pick a spot in the room that’s your favorite and design everything around it. The options are endless and the jumping off point is in your hands. When I moved into my new office (read more about it here) I had nothing more than some borrowed tables and chairs, a printer and some files—basically a blank canvas. I partnered with Anthropologie to create my dream workspace and have been having loads of fun in the process. Click to read more >

I am excited to share that I have recently moved into a new office space. The space is located in a lively area of Santa Barbara, lovingly referred to as the “Funk Zone” by locals. Nestled near the train station, the area is home to an eclectic collection of warehouses, industrial operations, art galleries, and more recently, an impressive collection of hip eateries, and award-winning microbreweries and wineries. The overall vibe of the neighborhood is lively, creative, and offers a different feel than the rest of Santa Barbara.Click to read more >