Making Plans

While right now the cabin is under snow and it’s a little too cold to be working outside, it hasn’t stopped me from planning, rendering, and buying things to be ready when it does warm up. So while it still looks like this… in my mind it is looking more like my rendering here…

Cabin-exterior-rendering A

This is what we are planning for the outside:
1. We have bought this 8 1/4″ Fiber Cement Siding.
2. We have also just bought new patio doors from here. They are practically the same as the existing ones but fresh and new instead of crumbling to pieces.
3. Here we are hoping to some how wrap the existing structure of the fireplace chimney with wood siding. We will see how this goes.

Now to decide which door and window trim color to go with. While the new doors we bought are Ivory like shown in my first rendering, I am also kind of loving the darker colored trim shown below… and after all, we have to paint the window trim either way since I’m not really digging the current red. I guess I have some time to sort this one out and luckily I have good old Photoshop to help me picture it.

Cabin-exterior-rendering B

What’s your vote?


my style: Leopard & Stripes


Leopard Jeans: Current Elliot, Pinstripe Blouse: Madewell, Black Jacket: Armani Exchange, Black Booties: Seychelles, Wishbone Necklace: gifted.

cabin exterior

Cabin Exterior - Before Renovation

So its official!…We bought a cabin on Lake Michigan. Rupert and I are happiest when outside and around nature, so while Los Angeles has its obvious benefits it isn’t exactly the most peaceful place in the world. So here is our new little place of refuge. Here I will chronicle the projects and renovations that come along with buying a run-down, in desperate need of some love, old cabin in the woods. We will be doing most all of the work ourselves and by ourselves I am including my jack of all trades dad who will no doubt be a huge part of the process.

So while I am labeling these the “before” pictures, right now it looks exactly like this. Brown on the back, red on the side, grey in the front and all!

You can track all the progress of the cabin here.

February in review

February-bits of pink


February-bits of gold


February-bits of pool blue

…a few snapshots of my February through instagram.

Bits of Pink for Valentine’s day:
1. My giant heart valentine to Rupert, modeled by Pikku. 2. Pink Scarf from Anthropologie. 3. Pink Belt from Target! 4. Rupert opening his valentine

Bits of Gold for my birthday:
My 30th Birthday Balloons, gold bunting & gold flamingos I made for my party, and a golden birthday present (necklace from Iacoli & McAllister)

Bits of Pool Blue in Palm Springs:
5. Me by the pool. 6. Floating the day away  7. Matching nail polish. 8. Giant inflatable swan



annnnd…I’m 30! Over the weekend, along with my mister and a group of my closest friends, I celebrated the big 3-0! This photo was taken at 12:01 AM making it officially my thirtieth year. Here’s to hoping it’s another good one.

A huge thank you to everyone that was part of it.

happy valentine’s day

Wishing everyone a very happy love day! Hope it is filled with all sorts of mushy goodness.

Image: styled by me and taken by Mike Carriero