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The Coffee Table with Sophie Jaffe

This week’s coffee table guest might sound familiar as I’ve raved about her superfood powders in a previous HelloGiggles item of the day post. A wife, mother, and business owner, this lady is balancing it all. Please give a healthy hello to Los … Continue reading

The Coffee Table with Samantha Meis

Today’s guest on The Coffee Table comes from Phoenix, Arizona: a coffee gal who not only had hopes for starting her own business, but worked hard and followed through to see her dream to reality. With a degree in entrepreneurship … Continue reading

let your thoughts travel onto the page


Gabrielle Zevin

Amanda and I are suckers for great quotes, especially ones from talented and inspiring authors (like The Library Collection from Paddywax Candles). The image above is printed with soy ink on this journal…the journal is part of the “write now” collection. Great gift idea? I think soooo!

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♥ K

 

Creative Christmas trees

Deck the halls with boughs of holly tra la la la la!

The halls or walls of your home may be sprinkled with holiday decor and paper snowflakes, but nothing says “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” than the Christmas tree.

I love how each tree tells a different story and reflects the unique personality of each home. While the traditional pine or fir tree may not be an option for you–due to lack of space, allergies, or personal taste–there are plenty of unconventional ways to bring a tree home and it doesn’t have to be in Charlie Brown fashion.

Here are few of my favorites that inspired me…

The book tree; don’t judge this tree by it’s cover.

The wall tree gives even the smallest home plenty of room to spread its’ branches.

Happy tree decorating season!

♥ Amanda

(image sources: 1. twigandthistle 2. omnivoracious 3. p-laces 4. aleggup)

The Coffee Table with Sharzad Kiadeh

Hi guys! Black Friday and Cyber Monday were crazy days– to help you ease out of the “sale high” We’re offering : read one interview, get an extra one free! Here’s an extra coffee table interview for you to enjoy and check in this Thursday for the regular scheduled post! We’re so thankful for our readers and contributors; never is there a shortage of creativity and inspiration!!! As I wipe the mascara off my cheek from this sentimental intro… please bat your lashes for founder and blogger of LuxLyfe:

Currently Brewing 

I try to have new projects constantly brewing. I love connecting with new people and brands and I continue to be excited about my on-going partnerships with Room77 and Burke Williams. In a perfect world I would have a webseries show where I travel the world and try exotic beauty treatments in other countries. Any producers out there listening?!

Favorite Drink

I’m actually not a coffee drinker. My drink of choice is sparkling water with lemon (totally boring, I know). If we’re talking booze (which is way more fun!) I love single varietal Pinot’s from the Russian River Valley and I’m currently obsessed with the Kari-Kari cocktail from Michaels in Santa Monica. (Kari-Kari is Japanese whiskey, Serrano chilis and cilantro)

It’s the Little Things

  • Being surrounded by smart, creative, driven, fun, happy, and healthy people. (ie my hubby, family, and friends!)
  • Living in California makes me VERY happy; always has, always will.
  • Doing what I love for a living. I feel extremely fortunate that I have the opportunity to go after my dreams every day.

My Coffee Table

My hubs had the coffee table custom made; he has way better taste in home decor than I do! We like to keep things simple and clean in our apartment, so there are only two things on our table: a beautiful globe, which was a gift from my in-laws, and a Romeo and Julietta limited edition Cigar humidor.

Words of Wisdom

I think being fearless and persistent are two things that have always worked for me. I have never been afraid to go after what I want and I always encourage others to chase after their dreams! Treat everyone with respect and smile!

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(posted with love by Kathryn)