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Behind the Scenes with European Flower Shop

In my next life I'd love to own a flower shop. Not only do you get to work with your hands each and every day, but your canvas is a vase filled with overflowing beauty. There's something magical about it that just can't be described. So when I get the chance to pick the brains behind beauties like the European Flower Shop, I jump at the chance. With photos from ...

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Behind the Scenes: Blogshop

We all know and love Bri for her infectious smile, incredible design skills, and that wild head of blonde hair. And today we're taking a peek at her newest baby: Blogshop. Armed with her trusty sidekick, Angela, it's a weekend crash course in photoshop, geared towards bloggers, business owners...

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Behind the Scenes with Mirlo + A GIVEAWAY!

Purveyors of the most exquisite hand crafted jewelry around, I'm thrilled that we get to take a behind the scenes peek at MIRLO's studio. From the daintiest of rings to the sexiest of bangles, we're about to get lost in jewelry heaven. With photos from the talented Esther Sun, there's more...

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Behind the Scenes: Bo Nuage

Purveyors of the most delicious Parisienne inspired treat, Bo Nuage is a recently opened must-try LA bakery. Designed by the crazy talented J. Marx Atelier, this black and white shop is where sophisticated-glam meets melt-in-your-mouth sweets. Design and sugar all in one? I can get on board with that. We recently caught up with this...

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How to Make a Ragdoll & Giveaway

Jess Brown created a successful company through her want to make handcrafted toys for her kids. This desire turned to a full fledged career in fashion and dolls, with kids and adults alike flocking to purchase her one-of-a-kind creations. Now with the launch of her latest book...

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Behind the Scenes: Studio Carta

There’s just something about Angela Liguori. When I asked if I could explore her treasure trove of gift-wrap materials for a photography shoot for my cookbook, Food Gift Love, I was touched when she said yes as she's in high demand. Having been mentioned by practically every big design press, including Martha Stewart, Design Sponge, and Oh Happy...

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Parisienne Inspired Office Tour

When the sweet folks over at Chandelier Wedding agreed to let us peek at their new studio, I could have just kissed them square on the lips. Because this space? It's pure heaven. Inspired by Claude Monet and the streets of Paris, I can't imagine a more serene space in which to spend my days. With photos from the incredibly talented Nadia Hung...

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Behind the Scenes: Wexlers Deli

It's no secret that we take our food very seriously around here. And it's our firm belief that the cornerstone to making waves in the kitchen is first being able to execute a really great sandwich. Which is why we've taken it upon ourselves to dig deep into the world of Wexler's Deli, the on-the-rise LA based shop that has mastered the art of the sandwich and is here today to tell the tale.  SMP:...

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Behind the Scenes with Young House Love

There are a ton of perks that come with blogging, but at the very top of that list is getting to know some of the sweet folks that share this internet space alongside you. And we call ourselves lucky to know and love everyone's favorite DIYing duo, John and Sherry from Young House Love. And since they just launched their very own line at Target (!!!), we thought we'd share a quick...

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Behind the Scenes: Still House

Though I'll never deny my love affair for all things pink and sparkly, my heart and soul belongs to camp neutral. Organic inspired vases and vessels, handmade jewelry and unique bits and baubles make me weak in the knees. And New York City shop, Still House, caries all that and a whole lot more. With images from Sharon Radisch, we're going behind the scenes...

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Behind the Scenes with Alyson Johnson + A GIVEAWAY!

Years and years ago, I used to paint like a fiend. If I wasn't pre-occupied with some life event, you could usually find me in my bedroom, paintbrush in hand. I've since fallen out of the habit, but am seriously inspired by Alyson Johnson to pick it up again. With photos from Allison Mannella, we've been privy to a beautiful behind the scenes glimpse at her process.

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High Powered Moms Dish on Mother’s Day

I'm so thrilled to be here on this very special week for moms around the world! I recently asked some of our fav high-powered and stylish women to tell us what they're most looking forward to this Mother's Day, and to dish on their latest obsessions, getaways, gifts, and more. Make sure to pop over to The Moms Project for the latest story on fashion designer Lauren Podoll.

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Behind the Scenes with Flourish & Prosper

Two of our very favourite wedding and event experts have recently teamed up to form one mega, super-star business: Flourish & Prosper. Cue the confetti and drinks all around! These girls are amazing apart, but as a team they're unstoppable! In addition to the cocktail sipping and confetti throwing we managed to sit down and chat party planning, business starting and so. much. more. In other words...

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Behind The Scenes with The Beehive

That's it, in my next life I'm going to start my own shop! And you'd better believe I'll be taking cues from The Beehive. Because if anyone's doing adorable shops the right way, it's them. Chock full of cute details and quaint finds, we sat down with sweet Sandra recently and dished on all things business, and then some! Captured by Brooke Allison Photography, per...

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Behind the Scenes with Arianna Belle

In all honesty, I'll never tire of learning more about strong, powerful women who are not afraid to knock down doors and go after what they want. Women like Arianna who, alongside her mother, is the brain child behind the stunning luxury pillow line Arianna Belle. We recently dished on what it's really like to run your own business, and we're here today to tell the tale. SMP: So tell us a little about Arianna Belle! Arianna Belle...

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A Guide to Men’s Fashion

Despite the fact that I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to men's fashion, I've come to realize that there's a lot I've been missing. I always figured that a good pair of jeans goes a long way, but there's so much more to it! Luckily I had the chance to sit down with the guys behind Tweeds Shop, and get schooled on all things men's fashion. Captured by Buffy Dekmar, there's...

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Behind the Scenes of A Lovely Universe

If there were any reason for me to move to Brooklyn, it'd be to share the same area code as A Lovely Universe. And lovely sums it up perfectly as there isn't a single thing that doesn't make me buckle at the knees. As if it can get any better, the sweet shop owner has agreed to answer some of our burning questions about business ownership, and all things style. Captured by ...

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Simply Put Vintage Office Tour

There's a solid chance this would place me under the "nosey" category, but one of my very favorite parts of my job is getting to take a peek behind the scenes of some truly inspiring companies. Companies like Simply Put Vintage, who go above and beyond to bring to life some truly beautiful old finds. And their office? It's completely drool inducing! Photographed by  ...

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Behind the Scenes with Domino Magazine

So now that you've stepped inside our home and have done awkward but oh so necessary jump for joys with me over the fact that OMG we are in Domino magazine, we thought we'd share a few of the goodies from behind the scenes that sort of shows how a home goes from nearly there to totally print worthy in a matter...

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Party Planning Tips & Office Tour

If there's anyone who's well equipped to dole out event planning advice, it'd be the sweet Alicia Keats. And luckily for all of us, she's agreed to let us pick her brain on all things entertaining. From starting her own business, to one thing she always makes sure she has on hand, you'd best read on to absorb her knowledge. And if you're looking for more...

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