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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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Photography Studio & Behind the Scenes with Kim Le

Throughout the last 7 years we've met so many incredible artists, designers, people that are in the creative industry - kicking butt and taking names. And while we're well versed in the work that they produce, it's so nice to get a little glimpse behind the scenes into the space that makes them happy. So today we're here with photographer Kim Le, talking shop and devouring...

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Opening A Bakery with The Sweet Side

I went thru a phase in my 20's where I wanted to open a bakery. A little neighborhood shop with perfect cupcakes and my someday little ones running around in pink tutus. Then I realized that I was crazy. Because opening a bakery is hard business. So today the lovely Kara, founder of The Sweet Side, is here to give us...

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Opening a Clothing Boutique with Morton James Boutique

I think anyone that has a love affair with all things fashion has at one point, dreamed of opening their own store. A perfect little space that's beautifully curated and lovingly designed. So today we're picking the brain of Halie Rogers - the fashionista behind Morton James in Lexington with photos by Tiffany Mitchell - to see just what kind of chops it takes to open...

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Behind the Scenes with Ferme à Papier + A Giveaway

I have a slight addiction to stationery. I physically cannot pass by a card store without stopping in, just for a peek (am I totally weird? Surely there's someone who understands!) I often find myself splurging on my faves. And after recently being introduced to Ferme à Papier, I'm not sure I'll be able to control myself. We recently caught up with the whizz...

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Momental Design’s Studio Tour + A GIVEAWAY!

We've had the pleasure at peeking behind the scenes of a few of our favourite independent artists in the past, but none have quite sucked me in like Momental Design's. Her studio is overflowing with pretty petals of the handmade variety, and I couldn't be more in love. Captured by With Love and Embers, there's...

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A Healthier Candy

Seeing as it's almost Halloween and all, we thought it'd be fun to turn our attention to all-things-candy. Not the junky stuff that you typically find around this time of year, but real, honest to goodness, filled with agave and cacao and legitimate ingredient kind of stuff. You should know that I take my chocolate bars in particular very seriously. So when I was first introduced to UNREAL candy, I was a bit skeptical. But scouts honour...

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Behind the Scenes: Chaviano Couture

Last week we had the chance to peek behind the scenes of an adorable ceramic studio, and this week we're doing a 180 and focusing on all things lace and lovely. Miss Annette of Chaviano Couture has become somewhat of a legend when it comes to beautiful bridal gowns. And her studio is as  sweet as you would have imagined. Captured by...

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Behind the Scenes with Urban Grape

I always seem to be drawn to young, passionate entrepreneurs. People like Hadley & her husband, the dream team behind Urban Grape, who had the wherewithal to transform their ideas into a reality. I recently had the opportunity to ask this sweet couple some of my burning questions and, I have to admit, I haven't felt this inspired in a while. Read on for tips on impressing your friends at a dinner party, an amazing inexpensive wine, and...

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Behind the Scenes with Geminola

If you're a Sex and the City or Girls fan, you may have heard the name Geminola in the past. Miss Carrie Bradshaw has been known to wear a Lorraine Kirke original in her time, and Jessa Johansson (Lorraines daughter!) donned one of her frocks during that infamous wedding scene not long ago. But if you haven't yet had the pleasure of getting to know this incredible designer, allow me to make your...

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Behind the Scenes with Michelle Rago

You know when you meet someone and you automatically feel as if you're going to be fast friends? Well that's how I feel about Michelle Rago. Not only does she have the best job in the ENTIRE world (destination event planning? Hello!), she's also has style for days and a sense of humor to boot. Thanks to the girls at Belathee, we had the sheer pleasure of sneaking a behind the...

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Behind the Business with Shelter Design + Bellini Portraits

If you're anything like us, running a creative  business is definitely high up on the bucket list. Doing something you love, sticking close to family, and challenging yourself creatively is a dream come true. Thus, we are SO excited to introduce you to someone who is not only doing just that, she's also juggling a gaggle of little ones to boot! Boston based interior designer Julie Richard of Shelter Design has partnered up...

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Not Your Sugar Mamas + A Recipe!

I'm not going to lie, it's only recently that I've come around to the notion that gluten free, organic, vegan treats and the like could actually taste good. Not only are they good, if done correctly, you shouldn't be able to tell the difference. Now I know that some of you skeptics are sitting there shaking your head at me, but one taste of Not Your Sugar Mamas gluten free chocolate cupcake recipe (below!) and I promise you'll be a...

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Behind the Scenes with Oeuf

Have you had the privilege of visiting Oeuf before? An american based children's furniture boutique with great morals and an incredible back story, their stuff is absolutely beautiful. We recently had the pleasure to catch up with Sophie and her sweet family, the brains behind the fantastic company, to take a peek at their own fun-filled home and ask a few of our burning questions. ...

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Behind the Scenes with Lubov Azria and BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

One of the many highlights of this job is getting to interview some insanely talented, beyond inspirational people from all walks of life. People like Lubov Azria, fashion designer and COO of BCBGMAXAZRIA, the stunning clothing company we all know and love. Lubov is not only beautiful inside and out, she also oozes style and grace and is an incredible wealth of fashionable knowledge. And today's our lucky day because not only is she answering...

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Behind the Scenes with Good Company

Before we launched Living we had a little blog called Backstage. It's still there if you want to check it out, we just don't always update it. But in a nutshell, it was about the business behind SMP, the little nuggets of lessons learned that helped us take stock and helped other small businesses learn from what worked and didn't work. And for many insiders, backstage was their go-to. So today, we're hearkening the days on...

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Behind the Scenes with Kendra Scott

After touring her home, we recently had the chance to catch up with the wildly talented, insanely popular Kendra Scott, and grab an exclusive, behind the scenes peek at her gorgeous head office. Yep. This is where all of the beautiful magic happens you guys. To no ones surprise, her workspace is as colourful, as warm and as cheery as one would expect. This powerhouse of a woman has...

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Behind the Scenes at Bottega Louie

There are a few things in this life that I'm passionate about but I have to admit that food & design rank amongst the top. And when you combine the two? Well it's simply sensory overload in my eyes. We recently had the opportunity to get Behind the Scenes with the stunning LA pastry shop and restaurant, Bottega Louie, and I've barely been able to contain my excitement since. Photographed by the crazy talented...

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Behind the Designer with Matthew Robbins

Matthew Robbins. He's one of those total keepers in this business. Because not only is he one of the most talented floral designers on the planet. He's also really nice. And gracious. And humble. And in the few seconds that I finally had a chance to shake his hand a few months back, I could tell that no matter how huge he becomes, he will always be that same lovely person. So today, with photography by the equally captivating ...

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In the Kitchen with La Tartine Gourmande + White Loft Studio

Have you ever come across someone you immediately feel drawn to? For me, that just so happens to be Béa, La Tartine Gourmande. She emanates warmth, passion and class in an effortless fashion and has become my go-to when it comes to all things food related. Captured by our dear Heidi, from White Loft Studio, we are so thrilled to have her here today sharing some of her...

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