Secrets, Migraines, and I’m Suddenly Fat {Personal Reflections}

Life has been moving fast, and it seems I rarely come up for air to simply chat anymore. So today it’s just me and you…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 40}

40 weeks ago, we began dismantling a sad fixer upper. 40,000 DIY projects later, we have learned more than we ever cared to know. It…

Personal Reflections, DIY Limoncello and Random

Wake up and smell the Swedish vodka! It’s Monday, and I love ’em. Spring has been crazybusy as you will see in forthcoming posts…and first,…

French Farmhouse Home Decor Inspiration {Kathryn Ireland}

In 2016, summer officially begins with the solstice on June 20, but on planet hello lovely we prefer to think early summer is blooming N…

Holly Irwin Interview {Artist Inspiration}

  One cannot help but be moved and inspired upon learning the dramatic history of celebrated artist Holly Irwin…she is indeed a treasure! Irwin’s paintings…

Industrial Farmhouse Home Decor {My Birthday Party}

Welcome to a beautiful industrial farmhouse which set the scene for my shared 50th birthday dinner party. My birthday twin and I have been friends since…

BRCA Update {Personal Reflections}

Aligning ourselves with the Fannings and Olsens?     If that is what it takes to keep the genetic mutation known as BRCA and the prophylactic options…

Personal Reflections {BRCA Journey}

This post is actually one from two years ago which I penned as I recovered from a mastectomy as a preventive measure for breast cancer due…

{Home Decor Inspiration} The Paris Apartment We Rented Near Notre …

Paris…where we celebrated anniversary 25 in 2012 with a few days at the Park Hyatt Vendome and a week in this apartment close to Notre Dame.…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 36}

It continues…this cottage makeover adventure has reached the 9 month mark, and, yes, contractions are feeling more painful…what exactly is being born? Affiliate links follow…

{Paris Apartment Home Decor Inspiration} in the Marais

  Daydreaming about visiting Paris again on this overcast day, and I think I’d like to rent this apartment in the Marais offered by Apartments Actually.   Founder…

Brooke and Steve Giannetti Interview {Patina Farm}

Their lovely new book Patina Farm tells the story of how Steve and Brooke Giannetti dreamed a picturesque Ojai property into existence, incorporating all of…