11 THINGS, Palm Springs!

June 27, 2013

photo's via my instagram

the fireman & i's romantical trip to Palm Springs this past weekend was fantastic. we definitely adapted to the relaxed Palm Springs life, and quickly! we mastered the art of lounging around pool side all day, only going into town for iced lattes, and eating mint chip ice cream for lunch (ok, i was the only one that did that). neither here nor there. anyway, one major perk to living in LA is the proximity to fun warm places, like PS!! in LA we are only two hours to the desert (Palm Springs) and two hours to the boarder (Mexico). gotta love a quick trip outta town!
SO, here are 11 things i love about the dessert...

1. desert sunsets & palm tress
2. the people watching, ice cold drinks, and DJ @ the Ace Hotel pool
3. El Jefe's teeny tiny tacos
4. eating popsicles out of necessity
5. the delicious coffee shop Koffi
6. the colorful Saguaro Hotel
7. wearing all white, sun dresses, pastels, polka dots, and hats!
10. the hummus plate at the Ace Hotel (oh. my. god.)
11. how much everyone LOVES french bulldogs

where is you favorite place to getaway???

INTERIORS: eclectic charm

June 25, 2013

all photo's via Emily Henderson

this week in my favorite new category Interiors i wanted to show you the beyond colorful & eclectic home of interior designer Emily Henderson. i heard of this Emily Henderson a while back but when she bedazzeled one of my favorite blogger's homes (Bri from Design Love Fest) i had to track this designer down. and once i did, i found this gorgeous collection of photo's from the designers home! i love how she mixes color, prints, different wood types, simple pieces mixed with eclectic flea market finds, and some how adds charm & personality through her designs... basically, i dig her style. i hope you enjoy the photo's below... and can find a little inspiration!

*want to flip through more Interiors?? the go here!

 bravo Emily!

the WEEKENDER: Palm Springs, CA

June 21, 2013

Shopping Look:  dress, tote, sandals, sunnies, hat
shop these links! )

happy friday peeps! this weekend the fireman and i will be jetting off to Palm Springs for a little weekend getaway. ooolala! we are actually going to the dessert for a belated wedding gift from one of our fabulous & very generous family-friends! we have a pretty laid back to-do list lined up for the weekend ahead. we hope to spend a full day at the Ace Hotel pool, cruise downtown to Koffee (a coffee shop we found last year) & Route 66 West (a vintage shop recommended by Cupcakes and Cashmere), and maybe even rent cruiser bikes to ride around town! so needless to say... i can't wait to get out there for our little getaway.

*the outfits above look very similar to what's in my suitcase
... can you believe that dress is from Target???? $28!

check out these WEEKENDERS: 

Breakfast // Lunch // Dinner // Dessert

June 19, 2013

BREAKFAST: Granola, Yogurt n' Berries
 recipe via Buried Carrots
LUNCH: Rustic Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza
recipe via Need Supply Co.
DINNER: Summer Salad with Poached Egg & Cheese (visualize a big glass of wine with this one!)
recipe via Just Love Cooking
DESSERT: Grilled Peach Crumble
recipe via Camille Styles

this is what my day of food looks like in my dreams.
crunchy homemade granola n' fresh berries, sweet fig with goat cheese thin crust pizza, a massive block of cheese with a fresh summer salad, and a to-die-for warm sweet and ice creamy PEACH COBBLER CRUMBLE! 
my mouth is watering. 

*each of these recipes could be great for a summer brunch, lunch, or outdoor dinner.

does your dream day (of food) look anything like this???


June 17, 2013

 one: my new favorite emerald green scarf + polka dot chambray J.Crew shirt. 
(shirt is now on sale)

with all the June Gloom that has been looming over LA for the past week, it was nice to have a little sunshine this past weekend! so i documented a few things in my little world that are bright and making me happy lately. how was your weekend? hopefully it was filled with bright colors, warm weather, and a happy n' meaningful Father's Day.

here are more 5 Things, from me to you!
two: the La Tartine Gourmande cookbook is full of beautiful photo's & elegant recipes.
three: being a Wardrobe Stylist i have a little bit of a hoarding situation when it comes to clothes...
so i use a rolling rack for the clothes that can't seem to fit into my closet. resourceful!
four: this white woven basket is the newest addition to my kitchen AND the perfect home for my fruit.
 five: well that there is our sleepy baby... taking over the couch & getting belly scratches (as usual).

HAPPY friday!

June 14, 2013

photo via.

happy friday folks! 
this week just flew by. i swear today is thursday... where did the week go???
anyway, i hope you all have a fabulous weekend relaxing & celebrating those cool dudes in your lives. enjoy showering those father's, hubby's, and baby daddy's with the love (& breakfast in bed) that they deserve. 

here are a few links to bring you
...into your weekend!

this is a great solution to organizing those delicate necklaces.

have you checked out Brickyard Buffalo yet??
(it's if Etsy + Guilt Group had a baby!)

i love this polka dot bikini top + high waisted bottoms.

the top 10 vintage shops in LA.

these coconut pancakes look fluffy AND amazing! 
(loving the video-trend happening now)

i finally feel like i can master a fishtail braid
(another great video by LEAF)

some gorgeous wedding dresses on the Wedding Chicks blog this week.

this is the sweetest blog series by Bleubird Vintage.

do you have plants inside your home?? 
(these make me want to give it a try.)

have a great weekend!


June 12, 2013

a gorgeous combo of pink stripes & orange tribal via

we are officially 6 1/2 months away from moving into our new home! eeeeeek. so we are getting super excited for our move... and me decorating a new home. i think i was born to NEST. so here is a home trend i am loving especially for the eclectic kinda home i plan (& hope) to live in. other then the style factor, layering rugs could be good for the finances too. layer two mix matched smaller rugs may be more cost efficient then buying one large (8x10 or 10x14) size rug.

*check out some more fab instertiors i adore, here.
two tonal (blue + white) geometric rugs via
a large cream rug layered with a cream n' colorful diamond print rug via
a textured beige rug with a super colorful tribal rug on top via
a textured beige rug layered with a black + white furry rug via
two perfectly grungy printed rugs via

do you love this eclectic trend???
i do!


June 10, 2013

here's what i've been gramming lately...
time well spent...
lattes, lattes, lattes...
things around the house...
our first beach day this year (Malibu, CA)...

if you want to see our day-to-day
... follow us here @hellofrenchie!

are you on instagram??? i would love to see what you're up to!
ps: happy Monday!


June 06, 2013

photo's via

every year we are just about to reach summer, and fall fashion lines, reviews, & predictions begin to trickle in. so since it's an extra Juney-Gloomey day here in LA i figured it may be perfect timing to think a head of those oversized coats, rich fall colors, and heavy fall fabrics. here are a few pieces from Madwell's Fall 2013 collection. it's tomboy style and layers upon layers make me excited for Fall to fall into place.

*remember Madewell's Fall 2013 line here?

what do you think????

INTERIORS: mid-century hawaiian loft

June 03, 2013

living in good ole downtown LA, this cool couple Jon & Nina Hans has managed to turn their brightly lit loft into a mid-century Hawaiian dream! while browsing around one of my fave blogs (Design Sponge) this weekend, i stumbled upon this bright, white, and colorful space. instantly i fell in love with the couple's modern furniture (those couches, bar stools, & hutch!) are a dream... and the pops of color mixed with white open spaces made me definitely swoon. and what about that bed?? i could nap in there for hours, daily! i hope you find a little inspiration in this laid back LA loft.

*want more?? check out the INTERIORS of this fancy Farm House, here.

 this home makes me want to downsize, have a garage sale
...and live more simply!

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