Mother’s Day Brunch and Introducing MORAMIRON


Happy Friday!  Today is an exciting day for me for two reasons- the first one being this Mother’s Day inspiration table that Farra from Hostess Haven and I put together to inspire any brunches you may be planning (celebrating moms in any way you can is just the best!).  I hope you love it as much as I do- we worked long and hard on this one and are so proud of how it turned out!  I’ve listed sources for every bit of it that I can in case you’ve got your eye on the tabletop goodies.  And on Monday I’ll share recipes and even more photos!  But for now here’s a teaser of the menu:  Coconut Ginger Beet Soup, Salted Herb Branzino with Mirin Chili Oil, Pan Seared Artichokes, Baby Bib Lettuce Salad with Cherries, Apricots, Arugula flowers and Tarragon Vinaigrette.  And for dessert: Angel Food Layer Cake with Whipped Coconut Cream, Pistachios and Cacao Nibs (ever so slightly modified from this recipe).  DO YOU NOT WANT TO EAT ALL OF THAT?!  We did.  We sat down with our husbands and intern and devoured it.  Of course it was cold from sitting out while we took a bazillion photos but it was still so, SO yummy!

Now, for the second reason I’m on cloud fifteen about today’s post.  Farra and I have decided to team up and start working as a food photographer/styling duo- PROFESSIONALLY!  We don’t have a website, but it’s in the works.  And if you search the hashtags “MORAMIRON” or “MORAMIRONPROPSHOP” on Instagram you’ll find some of what we’ve been collaborating on.  I’ve been photographing food for a long time, Farra was born to style- and when the two of us come together to work it just feels like magic.  I’m tempted to use words like “synergy” and “creative soul-mates” but I’m very aware of how lame that sounds.  Still, I’m at a loss for words at what happens when we work together that doesn’t sound cheesy.  I just know that we’re meant to do this, and that it’s so very, very exciting!  So, keep an eye out for MORAMIRON and wish us luck in our new venture!   xx- Sarah  {so much more after the jump}

Sources:  TableChairs, Dinner Plates, Salad Plates, Soup Bowls, Large Serving Bowl (salad), Serving Platter (fish), Small  Serving Bowl (artichokes), Napkins, Wine Glasses, Water GlassesSalad Servers, Cake Stand, Brass Measuring Cup, (anything not listed is either vintage or sold out!)

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Lip Color Loves with BeautyKind


I’ve been wearing the same two shades of red for so long now that I think it’s safe to say I’m officially in a lip color RUT.  Which is why I was super excited to try a bunch of new colors and styles from my fave- BeautyKind, the online retailer that gives back (read more about that here). Lip crayons and glosses and good old fashioned sticks- in shades of red and pink I’ve never tried- it’s pure fun!  It also made me realize I’ve really been missing out.  There are colors that are way more flattering, and these lip crayons are SO GOOD for day wear.  Plus they’re adorable.  That counts for a lot in my book!  I think lipcolor is the quickest way to brighten up a face so I’m not sure why I haven’t experimented more but you can bet that I’ll be mixing it up a lot more from now on.


In the photo at the top I’m wearing Gorgeous’ “Bombshell”.  It’s creamy, a bright pop of pink and, well, it makes me feel sassy!  It’s PINK without being all HEY I’M WEARING PINK LIPSTICK! Does that make sense?  I’m crazy about the color and it’s so creamy and easy to apply.  That goes a long way for me- being that I’m not the most adept at make-up.  Click through to see the other colors and my thoughts about them below!

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All Gold Everything


Hi friends!  Since we’re still in the thick of getting settled in the house (HOW HAS IT BEEN THREE MONTHS?!) you know I’m scouring the interwebs for shiny things to fill every nook and cranny.  My obsession with metals is not stopping anytime soon, so be prepared for a lot of brass, copper, bronze and gold when I can finally share something!  I put together this roundup of gold goodness from High Fashion Home to inspire your own decorating today.  Ok FINE.  I’m shopping.  A lot.  And I’m dragging you into it with me!!!!!  {monkey covering mouth emoji}  We’re probably years away from a kitchen remodel but I already know I have to have (as in will probably suffer a sad, lonely death without) those bar stools.  And that lamp.  *sigh*  I thank the universe every day that there are people designing beautiful things to fill our homes with, I get so much satisfaction from surrounding my family with loveliness to look at.  Ok, I’m rambling.  Or rationalizing.  It’s hard to tell!  Get yer shop on, I need partners in crime! And I added some mystery links below to a few other things I’m coveting because surprises are FUN and my wish list is long!   Enjoy!  xx- Sarah

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Bar Carts


Happy Tuesday friends!  Today I’ve got some home inspiration for you!  I’ve been sharing sneak peeks on my Instagram- I’ll do smaller, project based reveals down the road but wanted to share at least little glimpses of the progress along the way!  And of course the completed room tours of the living room and dining room are only a matter of time.  It always takes SO much longer to get settled than you would think, doesn’t it?  Even when you know almost exactly what you want (I designed our living room in my head before the offer on the house was even accepted!).  Here’s some fun bar cart inspiration to keep you inspired in the meantime.  xx- Sarah  {images via / 1 / 23 }

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Fighting The Good Fight

I’m officially THE GIRL WHO CRIED FAVORITE JEANS EVER.  I know.  Trust me, it’s not lost on me that once a month I post saying I’ve found them, the true answer to all my denim questions.  And that one month later I’ve found another pair.  These are good problems to have, that’s not lost on me either. But for reals.  THESE JEANS.  In fact, J.Crew, I would like to publicly thank you for the Point Sur denim line- it’s blowing my mind.  Thank you, thank you thank you thank you.  But don’t you all worry, in spite of my claim that these truly are the BEST pair of jeans I’ve ever worn, I will continue the hunt for a better pair!  Fighting the good fight for you my friends, I’m all about it.  xx- Sarah

Shop this post:  denim: J.Crew, shirt: Vince (old), shoes: Stan Smith for Adidas (love them in the classic here as well), bag: Meli Melo, sunnies: Karen Walker, watch: Giles & Brother,  Michael Kors, necklace: Jules Smith, ring: Gabriela Artigas   nails: Dior,


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Charming Country Modern


Sometimes I dream about living in a charming country house!  We’ve done mid century in LA, modern in Palm Springs, Spanish in San Diego- maybe next will be a modern farmhouse in Ojai?!  I’M JUST PUTTING IT OUT THERE.  Also, is there a moveaholics anonymous?  Because I recognize the absolute CRAZY that is me talking about farmhouses in Ojai when we JUST landed in our Spanish San Diego home.  My name is Sarah and I’m addicted to moving and decorating.  There.  Just saying it absolves me from all of the implications, right?  Right.  Ok now, enjoy this farmhouse and please speak up and remind me of this convo if I mention a move in 2-3 years!  I would like to stay sane/married/near friends/etc.  xx- Sarah  {images via}

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