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Monthly Archives: July 2013

When in a Pinch

My good friend, Gail came out to our wedding from England with a big box. I mean a big box. We had no idea what she was hiding in that box until she presented it to us after our wedding. And it has already become the most used piece of furniture in the house, especially since I’m vertically challenged without heels. Hidden inside the box, was a stool. But not just any ol’ stool. The Imo Folding stool from Pinch.

Pinch is the collaboration between husband and wife design team Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon and is run from their studio in Clapham, London. They design and build furniture that they, quote, “want to surround ourselves with. We indulged ourselves with the details and didn’t compromise on the materials. The result is our growing collection and we are delighted to have been nominated for, and to have won, design awards along the way.”

And I love it. It’s beautiful, reliable, and always there when I need a lift… just like my dear friend Gail.

Pinch Bench

The Imo Folding Stool. Made from American walnut and oak top with a walnut wall hanging beg for easy storage. Love that!

Pinch Bench

Beautifully designed with simple lines and careful details.

Pinch Bench

Pinch Bench

Pinch Design

Visit the Pinch Design website here.



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A Weekend in Photos

Since our wedding (more of that to share soon), we have been sleeping a lot and spending some quality time outdoors. For those of you who planned a wedding know, the months leading up to the big day take up a lot of your time and require serious stamina. A day at the beach, paddle boarding followed by a shellfish home cooked meal with a close friend, sharing stories from our wedding day, were just what the doctor ordered.

La Perla Bathing Suit (similar). A Bridal Shower gift that’s a firm favorite.

A relaxing paddle around the harbor was the perfect way to end a day on the beach.

The Santa Barbara Pier and a pelican friend.

Clams and Mussels from the Fish Market.

Any excuse to break out the wedding gifts. A Juliska cheese plate and vintage cheese identifiers.

Thanks to our good friend, Adam, we had the most delicious seafood feast. I wish you could smell the broth!

Bon Appetite!

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My Wedding Shoes By Chanel



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