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At Home With…

We walked into Shiva‘s home in California’s Santa Monica and the first thing The Local Rose did was offer us a latte made with raw Amish milk and introduced us to her cat Fig as we inquired about her personal style of vintage dressing.  The air seemed to fill with warmth as she gave us a tour of her home where she lives with her two daughters, a roost of chickens, and bunnies. They actively grow their own produce, harvest eggs from their chickens, and make crafts out of what they find in nature. Shiva also posts her finds in terms of the best all-natural household products, medicines, and ways to de-stress.

I’m so inspired by her lifestyle – the true tranquility of walking through her garden and playing with the bunnies made me want to bring these elements home with me…but I don’t think my new landlord would be too keen if I set up a roost of chickens out back! Ah, someday the city mouse will scurry to the country. In the meantime, I’ll think of this…

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Pied-à-terre

Photographed September 2012 / Paris, France

On the right bank, tucked away in a building constructed in 1875 was our perfect Parisian home away from home. We wanted to rent an apartment in order to really dive into the lifestyle of living in Paris. I loved our early morning walks in this quiet neighborhood watching the locals begin their day and we fell madly in love with this place. It was a beautiful flat to call home with its claw foot bath tub, oil paintings, fireplaces and french doors.

PS- want to stay here too? Here you go.

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At Home With Kate Spade~

Tucked away on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is this colorful and joy filled home where the art ranges from Andy Warhol to pieces found in thrift stores and the people who live here seem to have found a perfect balance of love, family and life… I mean, what else would we expect from Kate & Andy Spade!?

The entire shabang in this month’s Matchbook Magazine! 

“There are two ways to run a business, you can motivate people out of fear or you can motivate people by inspiring them. Katie and I were always motivated by people that inspired and challenged us.” -Andy Spade in Matchbook Magazine

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An Artist and Jeweler’s apartment in Brooklyn

A fourth generation jeweler and artist’s simple and retro home filled with eclectic items from around the world. Soft light, personal items, quiet working afternoons and a lot of love-

Welcome to the Brooklyn home of the newly engaged (!!!) Alisa & Jared…

See more from my At Home With series as we go behind the doors of real people in New York City.

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