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A girl can dream, right? Our garage conversion

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost four years since we moved in to our #JungalowByTheRiver. Step by step, year after year we’ve redone pretty much the whole house that was built in 1926. The final frontier has been the backyard and garages, which, when we moved in, looked like the above pic.  It’s […]

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“City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan”

I visited the LACMA last week, it was the last day of this exhibit: City and Cosmos: The Arts of Teotihuacan. Teotihuacan was an ancient, multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan city that was booming in the first millennium CE in what is now central Mexico– it was the largest urban center in the Americas in its day. The exhibit focused […]

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My parents’ condo makeover — Before and After

This post was created in partnership with Wayfair. My parents recently moved into an old condo that has been in our family for 40 years.  It was long overdue for a condo makeover. My great-grandmother Ida lived there for many years — I have really fond memories of visiting her and my Papa Si at the condo […]

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New Justina Blakeney Stationery, Calendars and Gift items are here!

When I was 28, I moved to New York City after living in Italy for seven years. The rhythms in New York were very intense, and basically a total 180 from what I had been used to in Italy (2 hour daily siesta anyone?). I learned very quickly that in order to make ends meet, […]

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Weekend botanicals and what they teach me

I like to walk slowly outside so that I can give my attention to small moments that bring me joy and inspiration, often having to so with plants and flowers. This weekend, I came across a handful of botanicals that made me smile and think. I took a small lesson from each one of these […]

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Single Line Drawings as Therapeutic Exercise

I was first introduced to the concept of the single line drawing through the artwork of my late Uncle Bert. He was a painter and a jewelry maker, and although he passed away before I was born, I’ve always feel close to him because I grew up surrounded by his artwork. His single line drawings […]

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