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The Ultimate DIANI Gift Guide

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With Christmas a little over a week away, the holidays are in full swing. At this point you’re either checking off those last minute gifts or just starting to holiday shop (it’s okay, we’re right there with you). If you’re feeling stumped or pressed for time, we have created...
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Pillow Talk with Nimita Dhirajlal

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There’s Indian food and then there’s Nimita’s Cuisine. From ingredient preparation to the final dish, Nimita Dhirajlal combines her passion for nurturing and supporting the community with local, organic ingredients to create delicious and nourishing Ayurvedic dishes.  I have been...
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Caroline Diani’s Holiday Wish List

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This time of year I find myself coveting a collection of favorites that make up my annual holiday wish list (hint, hint Jeffrey). I’ve had my eye on many of these special pieces since my buying trips earlier in the year and when they arrive in the store, they’re even better than I remembered.
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Setting the Table with Caroline Diani

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‘Tis the season for gathering around the table, enjoying a delicious and nourishing meal and spending time with family and friends. If you’re playing host this year, we know how much goes into coordinating a dinner party, from menu planning to festive decorations and table setting details.
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Home Tour with Samantha Wennerstrom of Could I Have That

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Vintage Wood Bench Santa Barbara-based style blogger, Samantha Wennerstrom of Could I Have That recently purchased a 1950’s style home and just finished a complete renovation of the interior. She revealed her gorgeous new digs in partnership with online wellness publication Well+Good. We are excited...
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5 Essentials for your Home this Halloween

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There is something about the shorter days, cooler nights and rustling leaves that gets us in the spooky spirit. Halloween is only a few days away and we are pulling out all of our favorite festive decor, from skull embossed candles and golden snuffers to gothic shot glasses and spooky stemware.  Besides...
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Pillow Talk with Rebecca Firth of Displaced Housewife

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Whenever my sweet tooth strikes, one of the first things I turn to is a really good cookie. Lucky for me, fellow entrepreneur and Santa Ynez Valley resident Rebecca Firth, creator of the Saveur-nominated blog DisplacedHousewife, knows a thing or two about cookies. In celebration of the launch of her...
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DIANI Living Succulent Guide

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With the holiday season drawing near, now is the perfect time to start sprucing up your home. A  succulent arrangement can instantly freshen up any space around your house, from a guest bedroom to an outdoor dining table. Plus, their low maintenance lifestyle is perfect during the busy months ahead. We...
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Floral Arrangement Tips with Caroline Diani

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Fresh flowers around the house is one of life’s most simple pleasures. They instantly brighten up any room and are a lovely touch for when you have house guests. Creating the perfect floral arrangement can be daunting, which is why I like to keep it simple. Whether you’re picking up a bouquet...
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Caroline’s Go-To Summer Recipe

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In the summer after work, Jeffrey and I want to be outside enjoying the weather as much as possible. So when it comes to meals at home, we like to keep it fresh and simple.  For those of you who don’t know us well, we’ve been experimenting with a mostly vegan diet, which involves exploring...
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DIANI Living Newlywed Gift Guide

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‘Tis the season for engagement parties, bridal showers and wedding soirées. Just last month Jeffrey and I celebrated our 5th anniversary, which had us reminiscing on that special day and the gifts we received from our guests. Some of the most memorable ones are unique pieces that we admire everyday...
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A Farm House Update

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We spent most of last month in New York on a buying trip and I was commuting from our Farm House in the Hudson Valley into the city. As spring turns into summer in the Hudson Valley, the place has really come alive. From blossoming buds and green pastures to sweet baby goats and afternoon rain...
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Our DIANI Living Refresh for Sacramento Street

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  Known for her impeccable style and eye for interior design, Caitlin Flemming is one of our favorites when it comes to creating inspiring spaces. Hailing from San Francisco’s city streets, Caitlin travels around the world looking for her latest source of inspiration. On a recent trip to...
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The Day We Celebrated A Mama-To-Be DIANI Girl

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It’s always fun to celebrate life changing experiences with your co-workers, and we especially enjoyed showering our VP of Web and  Mama-to-be, Whitney last summer. The baby shower was safari themed and set up in our back garden with seating on low cushions under Indian print umbrellas to keep...
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Christmas ’13 – “We Were Together. I Forget The Rest”

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We hosted eleven of our family this Christmas and I was feeling nostalgic about my Christmas’s growing up in England. So, the hubby and I got to work making all the traditional British Christmas dishes my family served up. That meant turning to our trusty Brit, Jamie Oliver for the menu. Images...

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

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We finally got a moment to buy our Christmas tree yesterday and get it standing in it’s new home in our dining room. It’s funny how an eight foot Noble Fir can completely change the feel of our house (and the smell!). In turn, I’m now officially feeling the Christmas spirit and ready...

Gathering

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I think this Brit is finally getting the hang of this Thanksgiving holiday thing. I love that we take the time to gather with friends and family and feast together. It feels so nurturing. We’ll be making turkey with friends tomorrow and, although I don’t eat meat, I’ve been discovering...
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Fiesta Libations

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Two of my favorite things are tequila and guacamole. For this very reason, I love Fiesta! It’s a time to indulge, guilt-free in the festivities. Here are two of my favorite tequila cocktails. I like a stiff drink, so if they’re a little strong, add a splash of French lemonade (Trader Joe’s...
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Jamie Oliver’s Lincolnshire Poacher Pie

 
One of our Christmas presents this year was Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook, Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain (thanks Jo and Ben). We’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything we’ve made from it so far, so much so that we had to make the Lincolnshire Poacher Pie again. It’s a little time...
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Bring on 2013!

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