Look at my eggs

Want to see what your eggs should look like?

Fresh Eggs

So why would you pick up a styrofoam egg carton with eggs that are old, old, old and mass produced under not so nice conditions?

Go to your local farmer’s market.

Spend a few bucks more and get fresh, organic eggs the way they should be.

Farm Fresh

and

Delicious

xoxo Carrie

Hot, Hot, Hot

Hot Pink Ballgown

Hot Pink.

It’s the latest color I am obessessing over.

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I am super excited that one of my favorite clients ‘N” approved hot pink curtains with her Hague Blue Walls.

It is going to be divine.

My client “E” let me sneak some in her living room which made me super happy.

Hoping to do more.

In the meantime

Here are some of my favorite images featuring my color crush.

Hot Pink Sofas
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Photo: Emily Henderson

hart pink couch for CUE

Photos: Pinterest

Hot Pink Chairs

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Photo: House & Home

Chantal Thomass

Photo: janellemccullochlibraryofdesign.blogspot.com

You’ll always be in the “hot” seat in this chair.

Great price too!

Hot Pink Thornet Chair

Photo: Keep.Com

Pink dining Chair

Photo: House Beautiful

The pop of hot pink on the chair cushions make this room.

And no wonder the room is so chic, it belongs to one of my style crushes, Minnie Mortimer and her husband Stephen Gaghan.

Hot Pink Chairs, Blue Book Cases

Photo: Pinterest

Hot Pink Entry Way

Mary McDonald Pink Entry

Photo: Mary McDonald

Typically not a fan of the hot pink/black combo.

It tends to look at little  too “Gallery Z”  for me, but this entry works.

Jonathan Berger Entry

Photo: Jonathan Berger

Throw some hot pink into your tablescape for a chic summer look.

Hot Pink Table Scape

Photo: Pinterest

Throw some hot pink into some of your accessories.

The hot pink pillows on the blue gray sofa gives the room pizazz.

Kishani Perera Hot Pink Pillows

Photo: Kishani Perera

I love the navy and hot pink on this throw and the serape vibe makes this a winner.

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Buy It Here: www.biscuit-home.com

The hot pink color jumps out in these wallpapers.

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Photo: hdwallpapers4desktop.com

 I love this Elizabeth 2 Grey and Pink wallpaper  by  “Madison & Grow” .

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Photo: www.betterlivingthroughdesign.com

I love this shot and her outfit.

If only I could walk in heels.

I haven’t done that in 10 years.

Pink Wall

Photo: www.pinterest.com

xoxo Carrie

Top two photos: Pinterest

Falling in Love Again

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When you are with your mate for a long time, you get used to them. You love them without doubt, but life, kids, etc. takes a toll on a relationship.  You know what I’m talking about….It’s just not sexy time as much as it once was.

And then one ordinary day you take a second look and realize why you fell in love in the first place. And bam… all the fun, goodness and sexiness comes roaring back .

Just like when you  were falling in love.

Jonathan Adler

Well I have always loved Jonathan Adler. His quirky goodness. His campy style.

It was love at first site.

I have some his earliest pieces of pottery. They’re classics. But then, I took him for granted and started driving by his store.

 Occasionally, popping in for a gift,  a decorative pillow, some bookends.  But I wasn’t coveting any furniture.  I kind of just got used to his designs being around and started to ignore what was going on in his stores.

And then one ordinary day, I took a second look and realized why I fell for him and his work.

Now, I’m in love all over again.

Here are some of the things that are rocking my world and must have!

Rio Pendant

The Rio 

$394

This is a great pendant light. I think it could work in a multitude of rooms.

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Maxime Chair

$2,250

Spring is certainly coming in more like a Lamb than a Lion.

I am mad for shearling and fluffy lamb decor.

It’s catching on!

Mongolian Lamb Stool

Mongolian Lamb Stool

$1,445

My friend Monica was just coveting some lucite and shearling stools on Ebay.

Wait till she sees this number.

Pagoda Umbrella

Pagoda Umbrella

$495

This outdoor umbrella has great big style!

It makes me want to re-think all my outdoor decor.

Junior Hand Sanitizer Cozy

The Junior Hand Sanitizer Cozy

$42

No germs around here with the adorable needle point hand sanitizer cozy.

Who really wants to look at that unpleasant plastic bottle on a counter?

Sun Jute Pouch

Sun Jute Pouch

$78

The perfect little pouch to throw in your beach bag!

Money, keys, lip balm, i-phone, ponytail holders, sun screen, done.

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Brass Peacock Table

$3,695.00

I sure would be proud to own this Peacock table!

I’m so glad I fell in love again.

I hope you can too.

It’s fun.

xoxo Carrie

The 2013 Modernism Show

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Calling all Angeleno’s!

It’s that time again….

The Modernism Show

It’s kicking off this week

 Thursday, April 25th

With a fancy pants and super fun opening night cocktail party.

My husband attends every year with me without any arm twisting!

It’s a great date night.

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And here’s the bonus and it’s a big one!

Proceeds from Opening Night Ticket purchases benefits  PS Arts.

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PS Arts is an organization near and dear to my heart.

They restore Arts Education in Public Schools.

Schools need it now more than ever.

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I love the Modernism Show for one simple reason.

Reform Gallery

Reform Gallery

They have good stuff.

I can shop for my clients and for myself all in one space.

Atomic Bazar

Atomic Bazaar

They have some great vendors and I have my hit list ready with the booths I am going to shop in.

Prints and Pauper

The Prints and the Pauper

So why wouldn’t you want to go to an amazing party, where your attendance benefits a great cause, you can shop for amazing things and have fun?

That my friends is a

Win/Win

Go buy some  tickets!

xoxo Carrie

P.S. If you buy tickets to the opening night party, you can get in all weekend long!

Going Green

Lucky Charms

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I don’t have a lick of the Irish in me.

The Irish Flag

I still think Jimmy Malay is still mad at me for asking why he had the Italian Flag in his basement.  A high school romantic interest, we were sneaking beer out of his basement fridge. I am sure I wouldn’t have been so confused  if I hadn’t had so many Mickey’s Big Mouth Beers.

The Chicago River

But after spending so many of my formative years in Chicago, a city that treated St. Patty’s day like a National Holiday I’ve come to embrace the day.

Green Clovers

Photo: www.99traveltips.com

Green also happens to be my favorite color!

Bring it On!

Fornasetti Wallpaper

Buy it here: Fornasetti Wallpaper

Peter Dunham Fig Leaf Chair

Photo: Peter Dunham/Hollywood at Home

Lily Lodge Bonsai Tree

 Buy It Here: www.lilylodge.com

Ditte Sofa Anthropologie

Buy it here: www.anthropologie.com

C Wonder Ikat Dinnerware

Buy it here: www.cwonder.com

kelly wearstler green bathroom

Photo: www.kellywearstler.com

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Photo: Yves Saint Laurent

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Buy it here: www.jewelista.com

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Photo: Miles Redd

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Green and Navy Kid's Bedroom

Photo www.elledecor.com

Green Place setting

Photo: www.pinterest.com

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Buy it here: www.louisvuitton.com

Hermes_Green_CarouselBuy it here: www.latestrevival.com

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Buy it here: www.amara.co.uk

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Buy it here: www.leontinelinens.com

Leanne Thornton Green Dining Room

Photo: Leanne Thornton Designs

89 Woman in Green Dress

No. 89 Women in Green Dress: Picasso

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Photo: www.sandiegosugar.com

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Don’t Forget Your Green and Irish Spirit!

xoxo Carrie

My 5 Favorite Salads

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I love a hearty salad.

The perfect one plate meal.

Here are 5 that are at the top of my list.

It’s no surprise that most come from my all time favorite cookbooks.

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

1. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette

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The Barefoot Contessa does it again!

This recipe, featured in her Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics Cookbook  is

a great winter time meal, accompanied by a nice bowl of soup and crunchy bread.

Time Saver: I buy squash that has already been peeled and cut so all I have to do is throw it on a pan.

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2. Salad of Mache,  Raw Asparagus, Pistachios and Parmigiano-Reggiano

Zuni Cafe Cookbook

This recipe comes from the Zuni Cafe Cookbook  and is a great  Spring time salad especially with the season’s first crop of asparagus.

Judy Rodgers is a genius.Zuni Cafe is one of my all time favorite restaurants and the cookbook is a gem.

Time Saver: Trader Joe’s sells Mache pre-washed in bags.  I also buy my shelled pistachios there.

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3.  Winter Chopped Salad

Seriously Simple Holidays

This recipe comes from Diane Rossen Worthington’s: Seriously Simple Holidays.

I make this over and over and over.

I crave it.

Time Saver: Buy a rotisserie chicken!

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Photo:Miseenplace

4. Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad with Arugula & Hazelnuts

Sunday Suppers at Lucques

This gorgeous salad is from Suzanne Goin’s Sunday Suppers at Lucques.

It’s another great winter salad. Persimmons are at their peak.
Always worth waiting for, especially in this salad.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of a Sunday Supper at Goin’s consistently awesome LA restaurant Lucques, you can recreate some of her menus at home.

This is a must own cookbook.

5. Iceberg Lettuce and Watercress Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

The Gourmet Cookbook

Nothing wrong with a wedge. Decadent and delicious. Crunchy Goodness.

Yum!

The recipe for this Blue Cheese Dressing is my hands down favorite.

This recipes comes from The Gourmet Cookbook by Ruth Reichl.

It’s a well-worn and loved cook book in my kitchen.

When I serve this at a dinner party there are no leftovers on the plates.

Sometimes when I am home alone (which is very seldom) I make this recipe, pour a glass of wine and sit down and savor the delights of this salad.

It is a bit naughty, especially when I crumble a piece of well cooked bacon on top so I don’t do it often, but when I do it’s worth the extra workout.

So what are your favorite salads?

I’d love to hear.  It’s always great to get a new one into rotation.

xoxo Carrie