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Decor Inspiration: A Pearl District Loft

{Decor Inspiration: A Pearl District Loft}

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To live in the Pearl District in Portland is to live in an artistic, post-modern experiment of sorts. Let me explain. With the transformation of this once industrialized space, over the past 20 years, it has become dotted with eco-friendly apartments and town-houses, dog-friendly businesses and outdoor spaces, easy to navigate streets and sidewalks and an attention to urban smart living.

Jessica…

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This & That: No. 100

A Paris travel idea, Audrey Hepburn, and a few intriguing shopping sites {This & That: No. 100}

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A hands-on cooking tour in Paris, a chic fashion website I’m excited to share, an opportunity to support local artisans and Audrey Hepburn.

~Book ~Beyond Decor

Go inside the homes of Manolo Blahnik, Chanel and Octavio Missoni to discover not only the decor they live(d) and breathed, but glimpses into their personalities and interior muses as well.

~What Would Audrey Do?: Timeless Lessons for…

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How to Attain Success

{How to Attain Success}

3.17.14a “To me success means simply that you have found your gifts, found your passion. But once you’ve found those gifts you must share them and get better at them every day.” -Martha Raddatz ABC news senior foreign affairs correspondent

Malcolm Gladwell, in his New York Times best-selling book Outliers: The Story of Success brought to light that to become an expert or extremely proficient at any…

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Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 11

{Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 11} #benedictcumberbatch @arrowheadchocs

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“Every reader, as she reads, is actually the reader of herself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument provide[d] the reader so she can discern what she might never have seen in herself without the book. The reader’s recognition in herself of what the book says is the proof of the book’s proof.” –  -Marcel Proust

One of the best parts of my day (aside from coming home to my dogs)…

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Chic & Capable

Happy weekend! {Chic & Capable}

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~recipe for Vanilla Custard Slice~

Tulips are beginning to emerge and brightening the days, and the yards are beginning to be manicured and polished. The rain especially is a welcome sight as it prompts even more of the foliage that is a sign of spring’s arrival.

This week on the blog a new weekly addition was added, click hereto see the inaugural post, and a handful of decor posts were shared…

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Outfit of the Week: No. 11 … stripes for the office at a very affordable price point. 

Outfit of the Week: No. 11 … stripes for the office at a very affordable price point. 

Style Inspiration: Blue & White

Outfit of the Week: No. 11 {Style Inspiration: Blue & White}

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As blue button up shirts are the trend of the season, adding signature accessories can easily take you to work or pairing them with classic denim jeans can dress them down for leisure time. Always a fan of classic choices, white – whether in solid form or stripes or polka dots – is a simple, yet chic way to transition into spring. Enjoy perusing a few ideas with these color combinations.

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Why Not … Style a Tray?

{Why Not … Style a Tray?} 7 simple steps …

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Styling a tray for your coffee table, side table, bedside table or any tabletop in your house for that matter is a simple, yet statement making effect that completes a room. Each time I used to flip through decor magazines, I was envious of the beautifully styled of each tabletop space, but after doing some investigating, attempting to create my own vignettes throughout my own home, I’m excited…

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A decor shopper’s paradise, a cozy mystery series to love and more! {This & That: No. 99}

  A cozy mystery series to enjoy, a book all about pies, a simple jacket for spring and a decor site full of treasures.

A decor shopper’s paradise, a cozy mystery series to love and more! {This & That: No. 99}

  A cozy mystery series to enjoy, a book all about pies, a simple jacket for spring and a decor site full of treasures.

22 Tips for Creating a Grown-Up’s Living Space

And an announcement about a new addition to the blog! {22 Tips for Creating a Grown-Up’s Living Space}

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“A home should be a distillation of your interests, of who you really are. If you’re happy with your life, your space will reflect that.”Designer Rafael de Cárdenas, Elle Decor October 10

The destination we come home to each night after a long day’s work, after an exhilarating evening out or after stepping off a plane having experienced unique travel destinations, should be a place we feel most…

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