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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Reese’s Rustic Retreat

DIANI customer, Reese Witherspoon’s home was just featured in Elle Decor and I couldn’t wait to take a peek at her Ojai, California pad. It was exactly how I envisioned it: Feminine, homey, eclectic and filled with family love.

Images from Elle Decor – September 2012

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I’m Giving it Away. Yup, a Freebie!!

Here’s the deal: I’m obsessed with Fresco Beach towels, and now buy them for my boutique, DIANI. I’m going to give one away to a lucky reader! They are super soft, have the coolest designs, and are huge! 70 x 40 inches to be exact.  The one I’m giving away, which happens to be my current favorite, is pictured below! (They retail for $160.00, so don’t pass this one up and, let’s face it, you deserve one, too!)

All you have to do is go to my Facebook page, diani living, and “Like” it! It’s that simple! I will put all the names of diani living’s Facebook followers in a hat and pick a winner on July 31st. The winner will be notified by email through Facebook. You have 6 days! Ready, Set, Go! xo

P.S. Thanks so much for following.

 

 

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Pale and Interesting

I’m loving this photoshoot in the August issue of Town and Country. It’s understated and cool and the boots are hot! And, we have some just like them at DIANI! My faves are Alberto Fermani’s chocolate suede knee highs.

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Current Lust List

1. Isabel Marant Jacket. Available at DIANI. Call to place order. 1 877 342 6474.

2. Anya Hindmarch Bag

3. Isabel Marant Sneaker. Available at DIANI. Call to place order. 1 877 342 6474.

4. Oliver Peoples Sunglasses. Available at DIANI. Call to place order. 1 877 342 6474.

5. Sergio Rossi Bootie.

6. British Vogue. June 2012.

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Houndstooth, baby!

Knowing that tweed would once again be a fashion highlight this fall, I seized the opportunity, while in Ireland, to visit the Tweed Factory in Donegal.  What started out as a simple trip, turned into an all day adventure: getting lost down rain soaked country lanes, halted by sheep crossings, and the necessary “Pint Pit-Stops” (my boyfriend had to twist my arm for those).  In the end, the old-world, clanking machinery of the factory, heightened my love for tweed, and seemed to cement it as a timeless classic.

Smythe One button Houndstooth Blazer $700.00. Available at DIANI

Photo Credit for Last image: WhoWhatWear

 

 

 

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Home Sweet Home

After several weeks of traveling, (which has been amazing) I’m so excited to be home, unpack my bag and hang my hat. It’s made me feel like nesting and re-organizing and dream of ways I could improve my haven. Here are some of my favorite homes and ideas.  I wish I could have them all in my abode… dare to dream!

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Wee Ireland

Although I am half Irish (on my mother’s side), I’ve never been to the Emerald Isle.  But, I am happy to report, that I just got back from a trip with friends, to my half-ancestral homeland.  We stayed in a Georgian Manor, walked the downs of Donegal in the rain, saw incredible views and ancient monuments.  Oh, and we also ate way too many potatoes, sat in countless old pubs, and drank countless pints of Guinness and Bailey’s and laughed till our sides hurt.  All of this, bookended by classic Irish live music in Dublin.  I can’t wait to share it all, but here is a snippet, just to get started.  Stay tuned for more!

Last two images by Jeffrey Doornbos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Road Trip to the Rockies

Taking a flight, and flying above it all, is definitely the quickest way to get to wherever you’re going.  But hitting the road always cements a bounty of memories, that no airline ticket can buy. Happy 4th from Colorado!

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Habitually Chic

This weekend, I was thrilled with the honor of being featured on the gorgeous lifestyle blog, Habitually Chic. In the article, blog author, Heather Clawson shows you around my beachy Santa Barbara pad. If you haven’t vistited her blog yet, click here. It’s uber chic (and a great place to get ideas for your own home)!

 

To see entire post, click here!

 

 

 

 

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