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Pillow Talk with Shuheng Ji of Athabold Flowers

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In a world where most people are known for being either left-brained or right-brained, Shuheng Ji is an anomaly. Shuheng has a masters degree in mathematics and over 10 years of experience in floral design. Earlier this year she opened the brick and mortar Athabold Flowers, where she crafts some of...
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Pillow Talk with Caroline Diani

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Just a few weeks ago Caroline Diani celebrated 16 years of business. A true trailblazer, Caroline continues to inspire customers all over the globe with her aesthetic, while maintaining a vision for the future of the DIANI brand. What better way to honor this incredible businesswoman than to feature...
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DIANI Living Guide to Zero Waste

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As we transition into the fall season, it’s a great time to clean, organize and make some simple changes around your home. It can be easy to accumulate excess clutter, but moving towards a zero waste lifestyle isn’t as hard as you may think. With some simple swaps, you can easily forego...
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Pillow Talk with Jeffrey Doornbos

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You might spot Jeffrey at DIANI Living hauling pieces of furniture to and from his vintage Land Cruiser. But he does so much more than the heavy lifting. Jeffrey, my partner in business and in life, splits his time as an actor, writer and photographer, as well as at the operational helm of DIANI Living.
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Inside Caroline’s Travel Bag

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I was just in New York for Fashion Week and will be leaving again soon for Paris Fashion Week and, when I’m on-the-go, there are some things I just can’t leave home without. This time of year my schedule is typically packed with buyer meetings, so it’s helpful to have everything I...
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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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The Essentials: Spring Getaway

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  Whether you’re jetting off to the Greek Islands or laying low on our local coastline, make sure you’re headed to your getaway destination in style. From a breezy shirt dress to a refreshing facial mist, we have gathered the travel essentials that will make packing your bags a breeze.     Start...
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London Calling

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After my Paris buying trip in March, I hopped on the Eurostar and headed to London to spend some time reacquainting myself with this glorious city and catching up with friends. Here is a photo journal capturing the highlights of my visit and vintage finds for our home store. Some treasures found...
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Catching Up and Some Paris Finds

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I’ve been absent from my blog this year (ack!), so I finally spent time this weekend gathering some pictures to get us caught up. There’s been a lot of travel keeping me busy, buying trips to NYC, Paris and London, so here’s a wee round up. For those of you who’ve been to NYC...
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Postcards from The West Indies

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We recently returned from some much needed rest in the West Indies. I’m already dreaming about our next visit to this magical place where our batteries were recharged whilst soaking up the warm sun, soft breeze and torquoise waters. I think we found heaven and it’s not so far away.

Entered The Chill Zone

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Bags Are Packed

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Weekend Snapshot

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After a busy week of buying in LA and waking up to a gloomy morning on Saturday, we decided to head up to Santa Ynez for lunch at our favorite spot, Trattoria Grappolo. There’s nothing like an afternoon in the sun, sipping rosé and noshing on the best Italian cuisine around. The beauty of Santa...
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Paris Fashion Week Wrap Up

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A picture’s worth a thousand words and no more so than pictures of Paris. Fashion Week in Paris is like nowhere else in the world. The city is fashion and fashion is the city. It all works seamlessly together. So, whether you’re there to visit the museums, or to plow through the showrooms,...
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New York Fashion Week Wrap Up

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This is the time of year where I am bouncing around between NYC, Paris and LA scouring the showrooms and runways looking for the best of the best to bring into DIANI for fall 2014. It has it’s glamorous moments, but if any of you have been to NYC in February (brrr!), you’ll know that it...
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Saipua Visit – Brooklyn, NY

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If I didn’t have the job I have (which I love), I dream of having the life of Sarah Ryhayen, owner of Saipua, florist, soap and candle maker and farm owner. I’ve been meaning to make the pilgrimage to Brooklyn to her little jewel box of a space for a while and, although during the biggest...
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NYC Recap – Dec ’13

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Earlier this month, the hubby and I took a trip to NYC, me for buying for the boutiques and he for a few business meetings and to take in some of the amazing theater that’s on Broadway. We also found time to catch up with some dear friends. And, it snowed! And snowed and snowed. Because of that,...
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Morocco Part 2 – Dar Ahlam

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When we decided to go to Morocco for our honeymoon, we knew we wanted to go to Marrakech for starters, but didn’t know where to go from there. It seemed we had two options. One, head towards the coast, or, two, head towards the Sahara. Knowing that the Moroccan coast is unlike the West Coast where...
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Morocco Part 1 – Marrakech

 
My husband and I recently took our honeymoon in Morocco and I don’t think either one of us were quite prepared for how much we would fall in love with the country. We spent just under two weeks there and, thanks to my amazing friend, Claire Eastwood and her expertise in luxury bespoke travel.
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Moroccan Finds

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One of the many joys of traveling is discovering what is indigenous to a place and how they use their natural resources. Morocco has a wealth of this and, they have, over the centuries, crafted a huge market for herbs, spices, lotions and potions, woven rugs, dyed silks and wools, baskets, leather goods,...
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