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from the weekend: dinner with friends and sunday hikes

palos verdes // smitten studioThis weekend we hung around the house mostly, finished a couple projects (like the front door), had an eventful dinner with friends (one expecting guest went into labor before the main course!), and wrapped up the weekend with a pretty walk on the cliffs of Palos Verdes. Hope you had a nice weekend. x

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from the weekend: michigan to la

cabin-weekendThis weekend we said sayonara to the cabin for a little while and headed back to LA, but not before sitting on the beach through one of the most amazing sunsets I’ve seen yet, and savoring every last minute in our little place of refuge. No cell signal and no wifi meant a forced unplugging but I have to say for the most part it was pretty great. A true getaway. Hope you had a lovely weekend. x sarah

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from the weekend: cabin time

lake-michigan-cabinWe made it over to the cabin this weekend and had my sister and her family (2 kids and husband), and my parents over for a day at the lake, BBQ and all. My sister lives in Wyoming so it was a real treat to have her and my adorable niece and nephew there. Living far from family isn’t always the easiest but it definitely makes it extra sweet when you can gather a few together. Hope you had a great weekend.

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from the weekend: home time & hikes

06.30.14-weekendWe’ve been go going a lot this month and were in much need of a weekend at home, doing nothing. Cracker spent the majority of it curled up in her favorite spot on the patio and Rupe and I were either parked next to her or inside watching the world cup (how about those Dutch?!). Our one venture out of the house landed us on our favorite hike at Will Rogers State Park.  I hope you are feeling recharged after your weekend!

x sarah

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from the weekend: backyard dinner party

peonies // sarah sherman samuelWe flew back from England Saturday, arriving home in LA in the evening just in time to climb our jet lagged arses into bed and then wake up the next day to throw together a dinner party! (as a totally sane person does ;). I had already agreed to host the LA dinner party, with Anna Watson Carl for her cookbook road trip/tour, before our unexpected trip to the UK and there was no way I was going to give up a chance to have her to come and cook at my house. So, Sunday morning I went to the Santa Monica farmers market and found these gorgeous peonies, set up a table in the backyard, and welcomed some friends over for what turned into a really lovely evening.

Anna has been traveling the country since June 1st stopping in various cities and co-hosting dinners like this one to promote her cookbook project. She has collaborated with some hugely talented folks to create a beautiful cookbook and has a kickstarter going to raise money to self-publish!  To read more about the project check out her kickstarter!

Shop the look: Skirt by Topshop // Blouse by J.crew (find similar here)

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from the weekend: a great loss

English-cottage-gardenThis weekend we had to take an unexpected trip over to England to spend time with family and to mourn the loss of Rupert’s Grandmother. We all know goodbyes are never easy and this one came as a shock as the matriarch of Rupe’s family had (unknown to us) only fallen ill a day before leaving this world behind late last week. Rupe was incredibly close to his grandmother, as she was also a strong mother figure in his life, so we will be spending this week at the family farm in England honoring her. Above is Rupe and his Grandpa sitting on their back porch sharing memories. Time with family is so precious. x

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from the weekend: backyard babyshower

baby-shower-weekendThis weekend I had the first of hopefully many a party in our backyard. Here is just a peek at the sweet baby shower for a dear friend. I can’t tell you how nice it was to finally be able have friends over and enjoy the space. We had brand new sod laid two weeks ago so it also happened to be the very first day we could walk on the grass! #cuttingitclose ;)

I’ll be sharing photos showing the whole party soon! Hope you had a lovely weekend. x

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from the weekend: michigan loving

michigan apple orchard // sarah sherman samuelI had a hard time leaving Michigan this time around, Spring there is just SO beautiful. I forgot how much I missed all that green and the open spaces (you don’t get much of either living in LA). California is a totally different kind of beauty so it was nice getting a hit of the Spring that I grew up with. We lazed around the apple orchards, drove through the countryside, climbed and jumped around sand dunes, and walked the beach daily at the cabin.

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