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Instagram 4 Apr 2020

Music is fine, but BAKING soothes the savage breast as well as anything I know. Here’s the perfect, scrumptious, super-easy dessert, an easy berry cobbler. Seven ingredients, melt, mix, pour, bake, boom. The recipe hails from friend Alex Hitz and his super-fab My Beverly Hills Kitchen cookbook. Julia Child herself declared it the best strawberry dish she’d ever had. Head to my #linkinbio!

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Instagram 4 Apr 2020

The bank of aloe striata blooming on the border of our olive grove is beautiful. Their bright cheerful orange augurs optimism and assurance that spring is on the way. Whether it is spring as we know it, or spring as only nature knows it, it is a re-birth in any case. The aloe plant is prized also for its soothing and healing qualities. Let us aspire to re-birth, to blossom, soothe, and heal like these aloes, as best and brightly as we can, and to bring our best and brightest to others, to heal ourselves, one another, and the planet. Amen.⁠




#rancholazaca #aprayerforhealing #aloestriata #thoughtoftheday #quarantineprayer #orange #aloe

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Instagram 31 Mar 2020

When Hollywood decorator Billy Haines re-modeled Winfield under the auspices of Ambassador Walter Annenberg and his wife Lee ca. 1969, the Green Room was considered his piece de resistance. The wallpaper gobsmacks you, and then the other exquisite begin to register — like the window pelmets and gilding, the curtain trim, the Haines-designed rug. Take a tour through my #linkinbio

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Instagram 30 Mar 2020

Rising to the #caftanchallenge to support @kbshowhouse and the boys and girls clubs of New York via @christinajuarezandco who will donate $1 for every tag. Brava Christina! … and thank you @billyhurbaugh for this silly photo from last summer(?) in one of my favorites by @figuelove … ok and that’s enough of me for a while…Y’all stay home and stay safe. .
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#caftan #caftanstyle #rancholazaca #kipsbay #kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse #kipsbayshowhouse

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Instagram 28 Mar 2020

A lush garden, sleek pool and neutral palette. @erinfetherstons Los Angeles home features everything I love about California Cool style. While my personal spaces tend to more traditional, I find myself drawn to the calming vibe of designs like this. Wander through her beautiful space through the #linkinbio and let me know what strikes you, and why.⁠












#erinfetherston #jennikayne #lahome #hometour #californiacooldesign #californiacool #jennadewan #minimal #neutral #quarantine #stayhomestaysfae #breakfastnook #flashesofdelight #acolorstory #bobbyberk #interiordesigner #interiodesign #bedroomdecor #bedroomgoals #bedroomdesign #bedroominspo #interiors #interiorstyling #homedecor

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Instagram 28 Mar 2020

A huge thank you to @Americanfarmhousestyle for featuring California Cooking and Southern Style. ​We chatted about everything from tables-capes to florals and my top two hosting tips: Be organized and keep it simple! See more of the feature in my stories.

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Instagram 27 Mar 2020

What a friend if His Grace’s did w/my previous Insta post (that’s me at bottom) and sent to him. Presumably my evil twin at the top “planting potatoes”. But I assure this was not what I meant when I said I was planting a garden…

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Instagram 27 Mar 2020

I am using the time at home to finish up projects we have been putting off (that is when I’m not texting friends, checking Yahoo Finance, or the CDC site)….including a deep dive into the china cupboards and closets and giving everything a good clean. ⁠

A few years ago I listed my favorite cleaning tips and books on de-cluttering that are just as applicable today as they were then. Tap my #linkinbio to see them all.⁠

Design: @kimberlywhitman

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Instagram 23 Mar 2020

Studies show that even looking at paintings of landscapes is calming, healing, and good for the immune system. Managed a bit of studio time yesterday, reworking this small canvas begun (disastrously) en plein air at Goleta Beach. It is a much painted scene by artists mich better than I, but it is endlessly beautiful and inspiring. 10×14, Oil on canvas board, by me. Available. .
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#Goletabeach #enpleinair #francesschultzpaintings #landscape #healingpowerofnature

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Instagram 22 Mar 2020

Walking and being in nature is good for everything. Lordy be, I am grateful for the rain we’ve had, and the green, and now the sunshine. Can almost feel the relief of the trees and land here. Let us keep connecting to the healing power of nature and to God to heal humanity and the planet. I believe every prayer annd positive act is heard and felt and carries through the universe. .
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#natureheals #naturehealsthesoul #healtheplanet #afternoonwalk #rancholazaca #santaynezvalley #losolivos #foxencanyon #iwanttopaintit

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Instagram 21 Mar 2020

You’re invited! Table set for “quarantaining” – a virtual dinner party a la Zoom video conference. See link in profile and go to blog on website for story. And let us know how you’re “getting together” during the quarantine!
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#quarantaining #virtualdinnerparty #virtualentertaining #centerpieces #tinplates from @aubainmarieparis #dinnerparty #tablesetting #tablescape #gardenparty #californiacookingandsouthernstyle @chefstephanievalentine #familysilver