I discovered Shirley McLauchlan’s amazing embroidered designs flipping through Milk – one of my favorite kids’ magazines – when I was pregnant with Ripley. I fell in love with her work and wanted to order a custom blanket for Tanner.
Our entire family loves desert boots, and we’ve all been living in them for the past couple of seasons. I wanted to share all my favorites with you – they come in all shapes and sizes these days!
You’ve probably picked up by now that I love surrounding myself with beautiful scents. Two of my favorite things around my house are my L’Artisan Amber Balls and my Santa Maria Novella pomegranates, which are both made out of terra cotta.
Cesar in my office always likes to refer to us as magpies because we love beautiful shiny things. I wanted to introduce you to two of my favorite shiny artists for parties or around the house – Confetti System and Geronimo Balloon-Troopers.
After my kid’s picnic post, I was inspired to write one for us adults. In the summer, I love a picnic and am always attracted to gingham. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is pack up a great picnic with the kids and go up to Franklin Canyon to feed the ducks. It’s so close to home but beautiful and you feel like you’re outside of LA. I wanted to share my favorite picnic accessories and my favorite gingham moments.
I’ve always been drawn to all things Native American – great turquoise jewelry, moccasins, dream catchers, and especially Tepees. I fell in love with Kate Hudson’s Vogue shoot with Chris Robinson years ago and have been Tepee obsessed ever since.
I’ve always loved the look of classic white enamel with blue rims in the kitchen and around the house and recently discovered some great new things.
I’m always attracted to hanging pottery whether it’s for inside or out. It all started years ago when I was shopping in Palm Springs and fell in love with a vintage hanging pot with braided leather straps. I had to have it and I love the way it looks planted with succulents hanging in our tree.
Based in NYC, Namhee epitomizes artisan workmanship with her approach to design. Hand selecting beautiful, antique items, Namhee transforms each by hand with love and care into something new.
I try to encourage my kids to engage their imagination and creativity playing with everyday ideas. The pretend kitchen in our playroom is the perfect example of that. We started with a stove and fridge for Tanner’s 1st birthday and, now, almost three years later, it has grown into a full-blown kitchen and grocery store, sourced from all over the place.
One of my close friends who’s an amazing stylist always says that neon is a neutral… I’m not so sure about that, but I do love it for summer, especially with nude or white. With summer on it’s way, these are some of my favorite moments for neon this season.
As a follow up to my kid’s beach guide, I wanted to fill in some of my favorites for the beach for the older generations. Now that your kids are all ready to safely and chicly explore, we have to get you outfitted!
When I was pregnant with Tanner we went on a beach vacation with some friends. A couple we traveled with had their very fair-skinned, blond-haired toddler daughter with them. Hanging on the beach, they would dress her head-to-toe in a sun suit. It covered every part of her body except her hands, feet, and head and then they threw a white sun protection hat on top of that. She literally looked like she was wearing long underwear on one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. As much as I understood why they did it, to my fashionista eye, something didn’t look right.
As you know from my post last week, I’ve finally opened my second location in the Brentwood Country Mart. It’s one of my favorite spaces that I’ve done and I hope that when you visit the store, you love it as much as I do.
After almost ten years of designing my label, I am thrilled to share the opening of my second store with Rip+Tan! My new store is at The Brentwood Country Mart—my favorite destination on the West Side—and our doors have been unlocked since the end of March. I wanted to share images of the store, some tips about how I designed it, and pictures from the opening dinner.