Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Inspiration.

[image layout: Rue Magazine // photography: Lincoln Barber // Interior Design: Jessica Helgerson]

Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite July stories from Rue Daily. This home looks like it's nested near the Mediterranean, but is actually just up the coast in Portland, OR. I'm obsessed with every square inch. I'm really inspired by the rustic elements paired with bright colors, and that is basically my dream kitchen. The best part of working for Rue is my constant exposure to brilliant interiors. I've developed such an appreciation for all elements of design, and really identified what my personal aesthetic preferences are. For me, the bright and joyful feel of this space can't be beat.  

This has been an amazing week for me, because I introduced Tim to a concept I like to call "Birthday Week." You see, my birthday is on Monday. So obviously, that means we started the celebration early... and each day this week has been pretty fun. That may sound spoiled, but I know some people who celebrate a whole month. ;) We've had delicious dinners at home and fun cocktails with friends. Tonight, we'll cheer on the Giants and tomorrow- board a plane pointed towards Boise. It's been nearly a year to the day since I moved away, so I'm thrilled to spend time with my family. Time at the pool, visits to my favorite restaurants, and a trip to the salon where I may or may not emerge a blonde again. 

It also is an exciting weekend because tomorrow marks my one year anniversary of leaving my corporate job. It was pretty much terrifying, but a decision that has paid off more than I could ever imagine. I have a lot of posts planned in the coming weeks to discuss that, reflect on the past year in SF, and share my overall experiences with "taking the leap." Essentially, you should all be prepared for me to bully you into leaving your comfort zones, too! 

Have a wonderful weekend, and as always- thank you for reading! 


  1. You really have no idea how much I admire your story. Leaving something "comfortable" for something "scary" is something that I'm still debating. The unknown is frightening...but failure is almost more intimidating. I have no idea if I have the strength, the willpower, the bravery or the skills! I never know until you do it...but...I live vicariously through your inspiring journey!

  2. that kitchen is a DREAM! can't wait to read your upcoming posts :)

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  4. So Aunie told me to check you out and I have to say I'm so glad she did. Not only do I love your blog (I've read some of your other posts) but I'm obsessed with the name! Two of my favorite things, love it! Anyway, just wanted to let you know I stopped by and I'm following you everywhere now!
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