Oh my…it is so hot here in Danville!!!  Definitely the type of weather that all I want to wear is a lightweight sundress.   So…in usual fashion, I rounded up some of my faves!!!  I think any of these would be great to throw on when you need something cool to wear!

 

Lemlem Convertible Dress

 

Figue Maya Dress

 

Madewell Convertible Halter Dress

 

Lisa Marie Fernandez Ruffle Striped Sundress

 

Cool Change Karl Dress

 

Apiece Apart Tie Neck Sundress

 

Equipment Dian Dress

 

Lemlem Convertible Dress

Gettin’ ready for Fourth of July?  I’ve rounded up some really fun ideas on Pinterest!  I think the 4th is such a fun holiday to celebrate because from food to decor, there are tons of things you can do to show your American spirit!

 

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Image via PInterest by lilluna.com.

 

I love this Build Your Own Hotdog Bar! Image via PInterest by I Heart Naptime.

 

 

 

Need a light by a bed or table but don’t have a ton of space to place it?  I love to use sconces just for that reason.  They free up surface space but give you all the light you need.  The Nelson Cigar Wall Sconce by Herman Miller has another feature that makes it even more appealing…you can plug it in to a standard outlet, so there’s no need for an electrician to install it!  Check it out…

 

Nelson Cigar Wall Sconce at DWR

 

Just a little closer up!

 

Image from DWR

 

Image via Pinterest by C Home.  Photography by DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN

 

 

 

There’s somethin’ about gingham that makes me think of picnics and summertime fun!  I love it in summer fashion and also in decor!  Take a peek at some of these fun gingham finds!

 

Gracie Off the Shoulder Top
Gingham Leather Clutch by Clare V.

 

Crinkle Gingham Boy Shirt

 

Gingham Duvet Cover

 

Image via Pinterest on Snippet and Ink. Photo: JEN FARIELLO

 

Image via Pinterest by Caitlin Wilson. {Photos by Elijah Hoffman}

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a new book to read this summer?  I just finished Shoe Dog:  A Memoir by the Creator of Nike and I loved it!!!  It is by Phil Knight, the founder of Nike, and it is inspiring and fascinating learning about the early days of his intrepid startup and how it grew to become one of the world’s most iconic game-changing brands.  I literally read it in 2 days and am going to have my kids read it too as I know they will enjoy it as much as I did!

 

 

 

 

We’re in the heart of swimsuit season, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite styles with you.  I tend to lean towards classic and simple silhouettes…

 

Colorblock One Piece

 

Zimmerman Bikini

 

Kate Spade High Neck One Piece

 

Solid and Striped Chelsea One Piece

 

Stella McCartney Embroidered Floral One Piece

 

Heidi Klum One Piece

 

Zimmerman Cross Back

 

Shoshanna Twist Suit

 

 

 

I recently had the great opportunity to hike the Inca Trail which took 5 days to travel the 30 miles and climb an elevation of 13,828.  My goal is to see the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World and I have been chipping away at that list, so my dear college girlfriend and I decided to tackle this amazing trip together.  We went through Wilderness Travel which is an adventure company out of Berkeley and I cannot say enough good things about them…they were top notch!
We loved our guide Miguel and all the other hikers on our trip from around the world.  It was an incredible adventure and a very enriching experience.  I would highly recommend it to anyone!!
It takes a lot of gear to make a trek like this one, so I gathered a few of my favorite items that I found to be extremely useful in case you have anything similar planned in the future!
This was a must for those bathroom trips in the middle of the night!

 

Loved my Patagonia fleece!

 

This jacket was critical as it rained almost 60% of the time! I had rain pants and a down jacket as well.

 

I was cozy every night in this sleeping bag!

 

Insulated coffee mugs were a must to keep us toasty in the mornings!

 

Trekking poles definitely came in handy!

 

And you should never go without a First Aid Kit!

 

It truly was a trip that I will never forget and feel so lucky that I was able to experience.  If you ever have the opportunity, grab it!  You won’t regret it…promise!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re adding new images of projects to our Houzz portfolio and thought we’d share some images of a photoshoot we recently had.  This is our clients’ home in Los Altos Hills which we decorated room by room with the goal of designing a home that was casually elegant for entertaining and yet durable to stand up to three young children.  We designed the fabric palettes throughout the house around her favorite colors which are green, blue, orange and yellow.  We’re thrilled with the way it has all come together!

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Image by Thomas Kuoh

 

Have you started planning your celebrations for Father’s Day?  I’ve been doing a little “pinning” to get my creative juices flowing for barbeque/dinner ideas for dads!  So many great parties and entertaining tips that I’m having a hard time deciding which ones to pick.  Head on over to my Father’s Day Inspiration Board to see some of my faves.  Would love to hear which ones you like the most!

 

Image via Pinterest by Celebrations At Home blog.

 

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Image via PInterest by Ella Claire.