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30 Jul

I love: The Domino Bike

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bikedominoIs it just me or does it feel like this summer is flying by at lightning speed? Well, before this summer passes me by I’m going to throw my beach cruiser in the trunk of my car and take a lazy ride around Newport Beach. The thought came to me when I saw this lovely Domino Bike in my inbox. Any product that conjures up feelings of summer play is a must have for me. If you don’t already own a beach cruiser I recommend checking some out. Anywho, I hope you guys have been having an amazing time out in the sun. If not, I suggest hopping on a bike a letting the wind blow through your hair…Happy Summer Everyone!

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17 Jun

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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The last couple of months have been a roller-coaster. Did I ever mention how much I hate roller coasters?…For the most part I think I’ve been handling everything pretty okay {I use the term “ok” very loosely}. Since I haven’t been posting as much I figured I would share with you all some of the good, the bad and the ugly that has been happening.

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The Good:

Work has been great!! We are getting ready to introduce some wonderful cotton fabrics in our standard colorful designs and some great pillows to go along with them. We are also super excited to be one of the amazing vendors being featured in the West Elm 2nd annual Summer Social!. If you are in or around the LA area please join us on Friday, June 27 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm for a fun and fabulous event. You can RSVP here on the West Elm Santa Monica Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/676662585716922/

The Bad:

A couple of weeks ago I started running a 5K again in hopes of building up to running the Half Marathon in Catalina in November. Long story short, in the past two weeks I’ve become allergic to something on my trail that has made my face break out into a rash that itches like hell and burns the eyes when you cry. And I’ve been crying a lot. Drinking green juice every day and taking Benadryl has helped but the minute I run outside the rash comes back. I’m now living on the treadmill and will make an appointment with the dermatologist as soon as this hectic month is over.

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 The Ugly:

When you have a rash on your face that burns when you cry it’s best to try not to cry. Apparently the universe had other plans. Last week my hubby and I found a lump on our cat Mr. Bigglesworth. We have taken him to the vet/oncologist and he has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma which is a very aggressive skin cancer. The position of the cancer makes it pretty much inoperable. We have been told that we only have a couple of months left with him. I have cried so much over the past week and a half. Mr. Bigglesworth has been our love, project manager and cat companion and even though he’s been with us for the past 13 years, I thought we had a lot more time with him.

There you have it. Most of my roller coaster month. Hope you all have been having a blessed and lovely summer so far. I will try my best to post more in the next coming weeks and I really hope to see some of you next week at the West Elm Summer Social…xoxo Typhanie!!!

05 Jun

Living Small: Black Kitchen

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Who said you can’t use dark hues in a small space? Not I! Normally I’m not a fan of black kitchens (very Adams family to me) but I just love how designer Lilly Bunn painted the cabinets in this tiny kitchen to bring life and interest to the space. The black and white contrast gives it a tailored, uniform feel instead of cramped hallway vibe. The professional high-end appliances also lend to the polished atmosphere of the space which helps take away from the “just for show” sense that is associated with most small kitchens.

Tips To Take Away:

#1. The color doesn’t matter. It’s how you use it that counts.

#2. Professional appliances are a must

#3. A bit of contrast never hurt nobody

03 Jun

Adore Home

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photo 1It feels like I haven’t posted in forever and a day. I’ve been really busy planning and plotting my world domination (insert Maleficent laughter here)…Just Kidding! But on the real real I’ve been working on a few things that I can’t wait to share. Hopefully all will be in place by the end of the week. In the meantime, check out the June/July issue of Adore Home Magazine. It’s all about glam work spaces. Make sure to check out the space on page 36. The ombre curtains are super fab…Happy Reading Everyone!

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