there is beauty to be
found in every corner
of the human experience.

Since I was little, I’ve lived for the empowering feeling that takes over when you’re inspired. My eyes are constantly seeking beauty—inspiration fuels me and gives me a sense of purpose. I’ve always been a visual person and have had an enormous curiosity and enthusiasm for interiors, fashion, photography, and graphic design.

Growing up, I took over my mom’s Vogue collection and would clip out beautiful images and graphics and would save them to an ever-changing vision board. To this day my design style is hugely influenced by magazines. I moved my bedroom around on a weekly basis and had a knack for creating a space that brings contentment and joy. Graphic design and photography pulled at my heartstrings, too, which was the catalyst for my eventual shift to creating digitally.

I started online journaling in high school and had several blogs leading up to this site. After moving to San Francisco in 2010, I decided to start fresh. A very pivotal point in my life was unfolding and I felt inspired by all of the change and possibilities ahead as I navigated life in a new city and adulthood.

My former blog title { Brunch on Chestnut } was ideated to emulate a feel-good moment and highlight that life is about enjoyment. The conversations that come up over brunch on the weekend with friends; the noteworthy parts of life we like to marvel over with each other. Like the beginning, my content is very much centered around anything and everything I am excited to make note of and share.

After years of consistency and growth, my blog took on a life of its own and cultivated a readership of kindred readers from all over the world. I reached a point where I was able to leave behind my 9-5 job in 2016 to focus on creating full-time.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would end up in a career where all of my passions could coexist. I truly love what I do and feel lucky that I get to feed my curiosities for a living. I’m also eternally grateful for this incredibly supportive/funny/kind community that has helped shape this corner of the internet.

I just love the humans who read my blog! You inspire and motivate me daily, so thank you.

a few more things

I live in San Francisco with my husband, Matt, and our mini labradoodle, Scout. We make frequent trips to wine country, it’s our happy place and has become like a second home to us. We are wine club members at Scribe Winery, Papapietro Perry, Cuvaison, and Alpha Omega. They are all so special, highly recommend visiting if you’re nearby! I’m a pinot girl forever. I make note of my favorite bottles in my wine journal!

Alongside writing my blog, I’m also an interior design consultant and stylist. I’m endlessly inspired by European architecture and design––someday I hope to live in a French-meets-Spanish style home with spacious high ceilings, french doors, and lots of charm and character. Speaking of which, Paris is my favorite city on the planet.

I’m a Pisces to a T. Collector of unique glassware (obsessed with Murano), design books, lighting, and records. I get a thrill from vintage sourcing! I’m inspired by editorial spreads, beautiful writing, exploring a new place for the first time, and fresh starts. I love my little family and sharing pieces of our life together.

Thank you for being here! It means the most. xx

In case you’re new around here, I thought I would walk you through some things…

I write a few series

Editor’s Note | Every first of the month I share an update on things inspiring me and my personal and creative agenda for the month ahead. It started as a simple moodboard when I first launched my site but has evolved into a grander life catch-up post.

The Art of Living | To making living itself an art is my mantra. I started this series to open up about my rituals, thoughts, and theories a bit more on designing a life that fulfills you and makes you the utmost happiest.

Interior Talk | A monthly Q&A about all things home style, decorating tips, and creating a space you love to live in. I send a question form out through Instagram and answer 8-10 questions within each post.

Things of Note | A collection of top-of-mind inspiring things on my radar that I think you will love too!

Thoughts | These posts serve as journal entries in a sense. Moments when I open up a bit and share thoughts on personal topics.

Weekend Moments | Another series I started at the very beginning. Noteworthy moments from the weekend! Experiences, recipes, rituals. The small, special moments that bring me joy.

two fun things to know…

On my menu bar, I have a wine journal where I share my favorite bottles and playlist where I share featured favorites from my Spotify library. I’m passionate about both so these will continue to grow!

when it comes to shopping and looking for products

I update my style and home shops regularly. I also have created a Pinterest board called My Apartment where I added items we own by room! I also share a lot of things on my Instagram story ‘apartment’ and ‘style’ highlights.

lastly, I write a monthly newsletter

It goes out the last weekend of the month! A little catch-up, recap, current things like what I’m reading and listening to, and super fun discoveries from around the web. You can sign up here or in the newsletter form at the bottom of my site at any time!

My blog is where I pour my heart into, but Instagram and Pinterest, are priorities, too, if you’d like to follow along!

And if you ever have any questions at all, never hesitate to reach out to me.
Happy to help! x