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Your Guide to Poormet

Raise your hand if you’ve experienced any of the following problems: You’re a recent grad with a low paying job just wishing you could enjoy a nice meal every once in a while. You want to have great food photography on Insta… but your boyfriend is too cheap to take you out every night. You accidentally spent your paycheck on lipstick and bulgogi but still want to enjoy a good dinner at Chez Panisse. Your boyfriend doesn’t want to take you…

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A Little Home by the Sea

I feel so blessed to have been invited into the home of Rebecca O’Becca this past weekend for a tour of her absolutely charming cottage located in the amazing Seal Beach, CA. It was such a pleasure to get to experience her great taste in design up close (rather than through her window, late at night, like I usually do). Rebecca- or Amanda as she goes by with friends- has an absolute eye for the details and her home is a…

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Impress Your Guests: Star-Studded Place Cards

I’ll be completely honest here, I find my sister’s boyfriend (C) a little weird and dark… He has a strange obsession with Venetian masks and often will spend entire meals staring at the ceiling without eating or saying a word. My sister find all of these things cute and quirky- she often refers to him as her masculine Zooey Deschanel. I just don’t see it. Needless to say this past weekend, when my sister invited me and A over for a double…

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Entertaining in Small Spaces: The Closet Dinner Party

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard A exclaim “your apartment is the size of a shoebox!” while attempting to find a place to put the futon down for the night, I’d probably have enough money to buy a pair of Manolo Blahniks.  Seriously, it’s tiny. For the first couple months of living there I never invited friends over- I mean where would they sit?? It was easier to just meet up at LA’s yummy Nobu or…

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Woodland High Tea

I am so honored by the great response to the Des Geulasse guide to Famping. I had no idea so many people were interested! Primrose and I received so many emails asking for more details that it seemed only right to make today’s post a continuation on what we do in the woods. And, obviously, a real Famping experience is not complete without a midday tea party. Woodland High Tea is a longstanding Geulasse tradition. I remember the first time our mother…

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Famping with Friends

My sister, Primrose, and I have a longstanding tradition. Every year for Memorial Day we gather up a group of our dearest friends and head into the great outdoors for camping… with a spin.…

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