Susan Cross of Beacham & Company just listed 3540 Cochise Drive, which is one of my favorite houses! It was listed 6 years ago with Janey Lowe, and I featured it here. The current owners did some cool updates, which provided the perfect opportunity for a before and after, and you know those are my favorite! I personally think the house looked amazing with each owner, but I love seeing the changes. If you're interested in being the next owner of this awesome house, check out the listing here.Read More
I wrote a eulogy for my dad's funeral that talked about "moments in time," or memories you have that are like photographs; so poignant and real you can go back and visit them at any time. I had so many of those with my dad. One in particular was on a trip we took to Wyoming when I was 17 to travel around and photograph the landscape. We were on top of a mountain as a storm rolled in around us. We were trying to photograph every second and hold on to the moment. We were loving being together, taking pictures, and beholding the power of nature engulfing us. We stayed long after our cameras and clothes were soaked - not wanting to let go.
My dad taught me how important those moments were... and how important it is to live. There's a certain tension that occurs between trying to hold onto life and also enjoying it to its fullest, and in that tension the magic is born.
On Saturday Jimmy and I took the kids to the wild animal safari in Pine Mountain, Georgia. We sang along to the Trolls soundtrack on the car ride and stopped by my all time favorite Sprayberry's BBQ. When we got there we used our own car to travel through the safari, and every moment seemed precious. Between Oliver rushing back and forth to different sides of the car, Jimmy handing out food for the animals, and Quinn looking at us all like, "how'd I get stuck with this bunch of nuts?" I found myself over and over thinking, "My God. How did I get so lucky to spend life with these guys?"Read More
I'm obsessed with designer Kathryn M Ireland's (from the show Million Dollar Decorators) personal home. Located in Venice, CA, it is the perfect mix of contemporary and boho chic I strive for in my personal style. I love all the textiles and paint colors she uses, and the fact that she uses a lot of things, but it doesn't feel crowded. To be honest, it reminds me of the house in It's Complicated, which is my favorite TV house of all time. Even more than Something's Gotta Give... so you know I really mean it.Read More