Red Velvet Everything

Red Velvet Everything

Red Velvet Everything

R E D. V E L V E T. E V E R Y T H I N G. ❤️ When my friend Ning and I decided it was time for one of our dine & dish affairs to properly catch up, she immediately thought of the red velvet pancakes at her neighborhood fave, Larchmont Bungalow.

I was a little skeptical…but highly intrigued. And, now that I don’t have to fit in 14 dresses for Grammys weekend, today was our day to get our red velvet indulgence on.

A full-on tasting of their red velvet pancakes with sweet cream cheese filling, red velvet waffles with crème anglaise and fresh blackberries, the Jambalaya omelet, their latkes with lox, poached egg, and their take on the traditional potato pancake accoutrements of sour cream, apples and chives made for one very filling fix of a brunch.

The best part was that Ning and I got to chat more than the normal 10 minutes we get at most events we attend, and made future plans. Now, to pay the price at Pure Barre Beverly Hills at noon.

Parting (and reality) is such sweet sorrow…

Daily Delights: An at-home happy hour

An at-home happy hour

An at-home happy hour

Who says you have to leave the house to have a happy hour?

Not I said the fly.

Some of my happiest moments have been spent right here at home.

Today was a – “go on a long walk, hit the @PureBarreBevHills, come home and shower, slip into your jammies and let your hair air dry” – kind of day.

I got SO much done by 5 pm that I poured myself a glass of Amarone, allowed myself a small indulgence of 2 dark chocolate caramel wedges and got promptly back to the grind.

Just wrapped up now for the day, and I hear a guy with roses calling my name…with a side helping of laundry, of course.

Discover your daily delights… 


Daily Delights: Turn The Mundane Into Magical

Beautify your workspace: Turn the mundane into magical simply by pulling from what's already around you

Beautify your workspace: Turn the mundane into magical simply by pulling from what’s already around you

Here’s the question we face every day, whether we recognize it or not:

How can we turn the mundane into magical?

After all, as much as we might dream of another reality where we can shirk our to-do list, those responsibilities and tasks at hand won’t just disappear.

I’ve found that it’s all about the little daily delights.

This morning, breakfast is a protein bar and my cup is filled with cream tea, while my day’s docket is filled with creative consulting work for some brands and charities I work with. As someone who dreads computer work, I look forward to it just a sliver more when my work environment is lovely.

Simply pulling from the beautiful things around me in my home – a surprise floral arrangement delivery from a client yesterday, some Rose Oil Skintreats from the Pixi Beauty event last week to keep my complexion hydrated, a Tocca Cleopatra candle to light my creative path, and a beautiful Anthropologie Becca Stadtlander journal and accompanying Kate Spade pencil for capturing inspired thoughts – make my morning that much sweeter.

What can you pull from your environment to lovely-up your work space a bit today?

It’s easier than you think…just look around you with a fresh eye…

Rainy Days and Sundays

Rainy days and Sundays

Rainy days and Sundays

It’s a rainy, windy, no electricity, no-exercise, leftover donuts, coffee, furry blankets, wrinkly pjs, laptop movies ’til it runs out out, book-reading, scared puppy kind of day. Color us happy. Well…one of us happy. 😳🐶

Donut Pajamas ℅ PJ Salvage

Slippers: J.Crew

Donuts: SK Donuts

A Donut Story

🍩 Awwwww, man. SK Donuts, y’all spoil me with this surprise Saturday donut dozen delivery. We’re gonna have to have these guys on my new podcast.

A Donut Story

A Donut Story

Oh! Did I not mention that was happening, y’all? Well, stay tuned for the details.


For now, I’m just tasting these little beauties one tiny taste at a time – using kitchen scissors – because with as much food coming into my life these days with this upcoming show, I’m gonna need to learn the key to being a true taster.

Fun fact? Whenever I see donuts, I think of rituals.

For me growing up, it was Saturday mornings eating Southern Maid donuts, and listening to the Casey Kasem countdown with my big brother, while my mom taught a Saturday class, and my dad photographed weddings.

I also love my best friend Cathleen’s family ritual, and how her husband takes the kids for a “daddy donut date” every Friday. What’s your donut ritual? 🍩🍩