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Antique Shopping in Pasadena

I missed the Rose Bowl Flea this month (it only happens once per month) so to get my Pasadena vintage fix this weekend Jason and I went antiquing there. We’re on the hunt for a few things for our garage remodel (more on that soon) and there were quite a few antique shops I’d never […]

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2019 Home Decor and Design Trend Predictions

Ok friends, it’s that time a year again! 2018 is almost behind us and I hear a lot of whispers that “maximalism” it’s back, apparently (for me it never went away :P).  Earth tones, Santorini-style plaster work and highly textured super nubby fabrics are also in the spotlight. What does it all mean? Today I’m […]

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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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