• Yellow, Orange, and Talbot's.

    This is Elise. 

    This is the story of what were for sure bridesmaid's shoes in the 90's and a never-color-palette: orange and yellow. There are two colors I've sworn to stay away from in the past, but here we are. 

    One thing I've learned after years of trying to dress well (basically ever since I woke up at age 13 to the fact that cargo shorts weren't cutting it anymore) is to not write something off as a "never". There will always be a context in which a color, cut, style, or fabric will speak to you, so never say never. 

    That being said, here's to opening my heart up to the possibilities of orange. 

  • A Subtle Spookery

    This is Katie.

    Halloween is upon us, my friends. And while I don't go full carnival on my home, I do appreciate the subtler spooks. Accenting my "non-seasonal" decor with bat stickers and googly eyes, a few strategic wheat stalks, the haunting creep of sunset, and the horrors of home renovation, and I'm set. Actually, if you are thinking of doing any kind of gut job on your home, I would highly recommend this time of year. Nothing says "Halloween" like exposed walls, dust, and stripped paint. I have chills running up my spine just thinking about it.

    *The Wild Standard | California flag 

    *Linen and watercolor half-moons by Claggie

    *Ceramic Geometric Mobile by Quiet Lines Design

    Goodluck with your nightmares. 

  • Create Dinners No. 6

    This is Katie and Elise.

    Imagine you're halfway dressed to go to a formal gala, but end up ditching it for a dinner in the French countryside with your best bitches. Bienvenue pour créer des dîners numéro 6.

    For this evening, the French countryside was substituted for the hills of Calabasas...but we weren't complaining. Once again we had the honor of meeting so many cool, talented, and thoughtful women. Every one of whom contributed something intentional and beautiful. The gathering included a makeup tutorial (with personalized beauty gift bags by Hourglass), Frose cocktails, a magic trick, and even a comet sighting! For more on the women who joined and the aaaaamaaaazing Kate Edwards who brought it all to life, check out the official Create Dinners No. 6 post

    One of our favorite highlights was time spent asking questions that took us beyond "Where do you live and what do you do?". This exercise really gets at the hearts and intellects behind each creative, revealing each individuals "je ne sais quoi". And so, for your consideration, a question from the night and enough photos to last you until the next dinner. 

    "If you could be an expert in a creative field outside of your own, what would it be and why?"

    Be sure to follow @createdinners for information on upcoming dinners and events!