FLORALS FOR FIDO

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Are you thinking about including your dog in your wedding festivities? Well of course you are – they are part of the family! Instead of going with the usual pet-tuxedoes, these fresh flower collars are a modern, beautiful way to dress up your furry ones! (And probably less constricting, too!)

If you are considering having your dog as part of your special day, there are a couple of things to keep in mind! Your dog needs to be happy and safe: make sure he has lots of food and water – especially if it’s outdoors in the heat or cold.  Having a pet-sitter on hand is also key, so you won’t have to worry about him throughout your reception!

The adorable images above are found here: one | two | three | four | five

x, Jody

 

 

 

VIRGINIA & JORDAN GET HITCHED : ROCKY OAKS : MALIBU

Australian natives, Virginia and Jordan had guests from around the world attend their wedding and we loved every minute of it. There’s absolutely no competing with the beauty of Rocky Oaks, but the gorgeousness that is Virginia definitely gave the venue a run for it’s money. Take a peek at some of our favorite moments as captured by Amy & Stuart 

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MY FAVORITE SCENTS

Smelling good is kind of my thing. It’s more of a neurosis at this point than an actual skill set, as I, personally, just feel that much prettier when I smell nice. For me, it’s more than just my perfume. It’s how my perfume layers with my body cream, my soap and if I’m so inclined, my bath soak. Below are just a few of my go to’s when it comes to pleasing the nose. And, as Coco says, you should apply scent to everywhere you want to be kissed, so I’ve even included my secret to yummy smelling lips.

Favorite Scents

TOP ROW: Jo Malone is my go to. She has a scent for every woman, every season, every occasion. I like her fragrances because they are light and feminine. I use four different scents including:

Spring: Nectarine Honey

Summer: White Jasmine Mint

Winter: English Pear & Freesia

Night Time/Time with my Guy: Red Roses, all the way

BOTTOM ROW: I always start with a base of Barr & Co. Their original scent soap is just clean with the right amount of citrus and then I lather up in their Honeysuckle Hand Cream, which I’m not afraid to use over my entire body. If I’m in the mood for a bath, I love Royal Botanicals Rose Geranium Bath Soak. It’s super luxurious and fragrant without being over bearing. And for my lips, I keep them supple and smelling good with Smith’s Minted Rose Balm.

Layering scents is an art. Figuring out what scents work well together in what amounts with your personal body chemistry can take a little time, but it’s well worth it. Give it a shot!

ART AT HOME : A HOW-TO

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I’ve always been a fan of wall art. It almost makes me feel like my room is ‘unfinished’ if I have too many blank walls. The problem is, I have such a hard time choosing the right art piece for my space – the whole process just seems so daunting.

Thanks goodness for my friend, Talenia Phua Gajardo – Founder and Director of The Artling: she has put together a few things to consider for choosing that perfect piece for your home.

1. It’s Emotional:
 Go for what makes you feel good. You’ll have to look at the same piece for a while within your living environment, so it has to be something that grows on you with time.
2. Research:
Look up the artist, find out where they’ve shown, who else collects them, which galleries they’ve worked with, and what they are trying to say with their work. It’s not just about the decoration, you’re also supporting an artists’ career!
3. Budget:
It helps to have a set budget to narrow down the options – there is so much amazing work out there.
4. Planning for Space & Lighting:
Figure out where the work is going and how the lighting in that area is, so that once the piece arrives, it can go straight up and be installed.
5. Be decisive:
While impulsiveness is never a good thing, don’t wait too long if you feel strongly about a piece… otherwise someone else may beat you to it!
6. Be bold:
Explore Sculpture and Media. There are many options besides flat works that could be fantastic additions to your collection. Case in point, This is Kohei Nawa’s ‘Pix-cell Deer’ – one of my favorite wall pieces.
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x, Jody