A TROPICAL PARADISE IN THE MIDDLE OF LOS ANGELES

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Can you believe that this tranquil garden is right in the middle of of the hustle and bustle of Echo Park, an urban neighborhood of Los Angeles. The lush garden belongs to jeweler designer Kathleen Whitaker who tells Gardenista that the piece of land was a huge selling point for her. “Living in Southern California is all about bringing the outdoors in—whether it’s the lush surroundings or the beautiful LA light.”

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A COZY SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRY KITCHEN

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I’m loving this beautiful country kitchen in a Swedish garden cottage. It looks so warm and cozy. To get this country style you can use copper pans, a (vintage) butcher table and rustic wooden chopping boards. Similar chopping/bread boards are available from Le Souk. These are handmade by artisans in the north of The Netherlands. Perfect for serving and presenting beautiful food!

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LAST DAYS OF SUMMER BLISS

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I hope you have had a lovely weekend and enjoying the final days of summer. Soon fall will be here so enjoy outdoor life as much as you can! Today summer bliss images to give you some inspiration.

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEKEND

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Source: Grown up Shoes.

THE FRIDAY FASHION FILES: THE BOHEMIAN CLUTCH

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This bohemian clutch is the perfect accessory. You can wear it casually, to the beach or a festival for example, but you can also take it to a night out. What I like about these clutches is that nobody can be wearing the same bag as you as the vintage fabrics, the embroidery, the use of color and the details make every bag unique.

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A SWEDISH SUMMER COTTAGE

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This lovely summer cottage in Ekerö, a group of islands not far from Stockholm, belongs to Asa Myrberg. Asa is the person behind decor blog Mycasa, she certainly has a flair for interior design. I love the dining area (top image) with a table built of 1700s floor planks with a welded steel frame. Mix & match chairs are from Eames, Thonet, Artwood and Sia.

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A SNEAK PEEK OF MY HOME

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Finally I will be showing you our home (+ garden)!. In September I will start a series of around six blog posts in which I will take you through our entire home. Here is a sneak peek of our living room. I am very exited with the stunning photos shot by the talented Paulina Arcklin. I can’t wait to show you more!