Trés Chic Monogram Moment

We love typography, specially when it is edible, and it looks like we’re not the only ones! We were pleasantly surprised when we came across these delectable monogrammed cookies! We knew we had to have these trés chic monograms immediately!

Lucky for us, they came with instructions on how to recreate these typography inspired treats!

This is a DIY both our kids, and our tastebuds, can get behind! With only a few tools you can be on your way to making these font based cookies! Simply whip up a batch of your favorite sugar cookie dough and get typing!

The Perfect Preppy Picnic!


We may not always have the luxury of taking a far flung vacation to Bali or even to dream destinations state side that are still just too far for a quick get-away (sorry Hawaii.) Let’s hear it for the Stay-cation! Earlier this Summer, Rue Magazine and Mark and Graham teamed up for the perfect preppy picnic at a serene spot in our own Bay Area backyard. This Stay-cation would cure even the worst wanderlust!

Click READ MORE for all the details on how to plan the perfect getaway close to home.


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Floral Tres Chic Monogram

Summer may be in full effect, but we still have the bright and beautiful florals of Spring on our mind! Amy of Homey Oh My must be on the same wave length! Her latest DIY features a fresh picked fabric with a stunning pattern of vibrant buds.

With a few materials this DIY can be made in a jiffy! It is a simple but striking project that would be great for a bridal shower or child’s birthday. For pizzaz, add this floral monogram to a bookshelf, a bedroom wall or even a desktop accessory for a personal and fun touch.

How to Pack For 4th of July Weekend!


For a short trip or the July 4 long weekend, a enormous rolling bag is not necessary for toting around a couple days worth of outfits. But how to carry all of your beauty supplies and wardrobe changes on your mini-vacay!? Enter the mighty weekender!

This handy-dandy bag can stow all your essentials for a quick jaunt to a favorite beach or wine country. But what to pack in your weekender to get the most out of it? Every square inch is prime real estate after all! We have you covered with our strategic tips to packing the perfect weekender: Click READ MORE

Packing The Perfect Picnic!

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Yes, we’re shocked too, but 4th of July is just around the bend! Hellooo long, luxurious summer weekend –  we sure are looking forward to you!

If you’re not heading out of town for a quick getaway, celebrate the peak of summer and our nation’s independence with the perfect picnic at your neighborhood park, at the beach- or even in your own backyard!

Picnics are a magical way to enjoy a summertime meal. Pick a quiet spot by the lake, a bright sunny spot on the beach, or seek shelter under a tree in the park. Even heading out into a field, your can’t go wrong when a relaxing el fresco meal is involved! Click READ MORE for our picnic packing tips.