Monday, November 16, 2015

Sweet Baby Scarlett

This here is the lovely Norris Family. I had the pleasure of photographing them a few weeks ago on a perfect cloudy day and I am just obsessed with little Scarlett. She is such a sweet baby girl, easy going, and smiled on que. Super fun! I had such a great time with this family.

And I captured little Miss Scarlett back in June as well. I absolutely love her strawberry blonde hair. She is a DOLL!!


Monday, November 9, 2015

Maison de Luxe 2015

This past weekend, my aunt and I got to tour the Doheny Greystone Estate in Beverly Hills for the annual Maison de Luxe Designer Show House. This is the only time the mansion is all dressed up, every single room, as it once was when the Doheny family lived there. Maybe not exactly how the Doheny's had it, but definitely lively with color, patterns, and layers of rich textures. It is pretty incredible this year, so if you are in Los Angeles it is so worth checking out before it is all taken down on the 22nd of November. Some of my favorite designers were showcasing their work this year, such as Lauren Liess, Nina Campbell, and Andrea Schumacher. Their rooms definitely did not disappoint. The sad part is that it all does have to come down in a few weeks. It's quite amazing how the rooms can be transformed using carpets, wall paper, paint, lighting fixtures, plus so much more, and then taken apart in a blink of an eye. Kudos to all of the designers for their hard work.

Here are a few photos I captured with my phone of some of the rooms (did not capture all because I wanted to really enjoy and not be worrying about taking pictures..really trying to do this more often.)

Absolutely fell in love with these chairs.

I took this photo because I love the entrance to this terrace, but if you look closely you can see that I also took this photo because that is Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi in here :-)

And of course my favorite, and now my aunt's favorite...Lauren Liess. She decorated the stair tower sitting room and terrace on the third floor. We had just finished her new book, Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, and we were excited to see her design in person.

(so happy my aunt was able to join me, to say that it was a challenge for her to get to the third floor with no elevator is an understatement, but she was a trooper and loved every single minute…and I love spending every minute I can with her)

Thank you Luxe Interiors + Design for another beautiful show house. I can't wait for the next one.


Friday, September 25, 2015


Hola! Got back last week from a lovely trip down South to a little hippie town called Sayulita. Just forty-five minutes away from Puerto Vallarta, through the jungle in to Nayarit, is a bohemian paradise where everyone is so laid back and locals surf day in and day out. Found out about this little town over a year ago as my aunt (80 years old) and I sat at a doctor's appointment reading my favorite magazine…Domino Magazine. It was Domino Magazine that featured Brittney Borjeson, her home, and her exciting adventure in Sayulita that drew my aunt's attention and desire to want to explore this town. I simply just tagged along. My aunt just wanted a place where she can relax...and she definitely chose the right place.

We stayed at the wonderfully charming Hotel Vogue right in the center of town. It truly is a hidden oasis. We were walking distance from everything and rented a golf cart for a few days to explore the outskirts of the town. It was nice to get away and hang out with my dear aunt who definitely got some much needed and well deserved R&R.

My aunt and a Sayulita dog. The dog situation is quite interesting in this small town.

Very poor cell phone picture, but I just loved this view right outside of our hotel and I didn't have my camera with me.

Hotel Vogue

Beautiful house we came across while cruising on the golf cart

The photo below was actually take in another town called Rincon de Guayabitos about an hour away from Sayulita. Amazing scenery.

Hope to get around to sharing photos from our visit to Evoke…needs it's very own post. Good stuff!!