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Table of Contents: California Dreaming


Table of Contents: California Dreaming

December 1, 2014

Christmas in California, anyone? This week we’re bound for LA, where we’ll be hosting a Holiday Market at Big Daddy’s Antiques (join us and make a kokedama with Michelle!). We’ll also detour to Marin County for a net-zero ranch, have holiday cocktails in a rooftop greenhouse, and offer tips for a DIY tree skirt (a future family heirloom?).

We’re excited to co-host our first Remodelista Market with Terrain as our partner. (Join us on Saturday from 10 to 5, at Big Daddy’s Antiques. Details here.)

Above: Photograph by Jennifer Roper from Before and After: A Grande Dame in LA’s Hancock Park.



Above: Michelle explores the Northern California version of heaven, for a dip in the pool and views of Mount Tamalpais from a net-zero ranch in today’s Architect Visit.  Photograph by David Wakely courtesy of Turnbull Griffin Haesloop.


Above: Is buffalo check this winter’s it-plaid? Talk to Sarah Horowitz, who’s sleuthed the best work shirts “for the intrepid gardener” in this week’s 10 Easy Pieces. Photograph by Horace & Mae Photography.


Above: We thought the LA rooftop party was not our scene, until we saw The Commissary, Roy Choi’s gleaming new restaurant inside a greenhouse. Cheryl joins the beautiful people (and ferns) in this week’s Restaurant Visit. Photograph by Art Gray.


Above: We welcome Lindsay Love, who blogs at Dolly and Oatmeal, to Gardenista for month’s worth of holiday recipes. Her debut post is a menu for an holiday party to host after work. With make-ahead recipes in this week’s Entertaining & Arrangements, you can tell guests cocktails start at 6, on the dot. Photograph by Lindsay Love.


Hollyflora LA by Sophia Moreno-Bunge

Above: Worth a trip: Sophia tours the new West Pico shop of renowned floral studio Hollyflora in this week’s Shopper’s Diary. Photograph by Sophia Moreno-Bunge for Gardenista.

For more good vibes and casual glamour, head over to Remodelista, where Julie and the team have their own LA Story to tell.

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