The weekend is here!

tumblr_obp03mpTCN1uo66cbo1_1280Happy Friday, my darling readers! What do you have planned for the weekend? I’m going to check out this play with Matt. Looks fun! Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing Saturday/Sunday ahead. Here, to get it started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Love this dress for beating the heat.

OMG, definitely used to make these marbles when I was a kid.

This recipe tastes like summer.

Just replaced my moisturizer with this.

Made me laugh.


Packing these sunglasses for California.

Been binging this show and this show lately.

What 11 New Yorkers wear to the beach.

OK, so this is old, but it always makes me so happy.

(Image via The Fresh Exchange)

Travel Page: San Fran + LA

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In a few short weeks, I’m San Francisco- and LA-bound. First, for a wedding up north at a place called the Cheese School (hello, dream venue), then I’m headed south to see my sis. I’m so excited–but I’m also making lengthy lists of all the fun things going I can’t wait to do and see. Here, my top picks…


1. First and foremost, I’m pumped to see my niece. She’s the cutest! Here she is with the backpack we brought her back from our honeymoon. (We found it at this adorable shop in Bordeaux.)

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2. I want to go back to the LACMA and Pershing Square. There’s an exhibit going on at Pershing Square right now called Liquid Shard. Also, Rain Room is at LACMA. (Still regret that we missed this when it was in New York.)


3. We’re toying with the idea of hitting up Disneyland. Right now, it’s my birthday plan. California Adventure, FTW.

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4. I’m super curious about taking a yoga class out on the water. It’s called Yogaqua and you apparently do it on paddleboards in Marina del Rey.


5. We *might* go to Napa or Sonoma. Matt hasn’t been in a while and I’m always down for sipping wine.


6. I’d LOVE to see this Troop Beverly Hills parody show. Phyllis Nefler is my fave.

Let me know if there are any other San Francisco or Los Angeles things I shouldn’t miss!

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Recipe Page: Heirloom Tart

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When temperatures hit 100 degrees, it only makes sense to turn your oven on to 400 degrees to bake, right? Ha, OK, so maybe not, but that’s what I did over the weekend. I’ve been hitting up our local farmer’s market every Saturday and buying more heirloom tomatoes than I know what to do with…that is, until I found this delicious-looking recipe on Cup of Jo.


It’s astoundingly simple: All you need is five ingredients (puff pastry, fresh thyme, ricotta cheese, heirloom tomatoes and sea salt). Basically, just spread the ricotta on the puff pastry in a thin layer, sprinkle with thyme and sea salt and pop it on a baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes. Then, let it cool, add the tomatoes (plus, extra salt and thyme) and serve.

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Such a low maintenance dish with a very tasty result. How are you using your heirlooms this summer? More recipes, please!

Wallpaper for renters

Has anyone spent any time messing around with temporary apartment wallpaper? I’m seriously toying with the idea of wallpapering one of the walls in our bedroom with this pretty peony pattern from Anthropologie, but can’t decide if it’s a colossal waste of money should we decide to move apartments in the next year or so. It’s just that temporary wallpapers seem so easy and cool—like the most fun way to brighten up a space without going to all the effort of adding a gallery wall. (Although that’s something I’d also like to do in our bedroom.) Here, a few more temporary wallpaper options just to give you an idea of the options that are out there.


There’s more pretty (copper) peonies, this time from Rifle Paper Co.


And temporary Paris rooftops, also from Anthro.


Another option: Something subtle, like this Hygge & West raindrop pattern.

Now that you’ve seen more of a range, yay or nay? Would love your input!

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The weekend is here!

Happy weekend, my darling readers! What do you have planned? I’m hoping to hit up my favorite rooftop for some pizza and maybe see this movie, too. The trailer looks so good, right? Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend ahead. Here, to get it started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Love these honeymoon ideas.

Can’t stop thinking about this lilac purse.

Tuning into this radio show next.

If Stranger Things was an 80s sitcom.

Need to read this book.

The cutest best friends forever.

Weekend project.

You guys: Rifle Paper Co. now has fabric!

This sunset, though.

Olympics carpool karaoke (sort of).

(Image via Rain or Sun Dance)