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Instagram 25 Jan 2021

I love the Santa Ynez Valley for its endless open vistas and the serenity it inspires. In fact farms and ranches are usually quite bustling places, but when the chores are done and the day is through, a peace descends like dew. Unless of course the coyotes start acting up, or His Grace feels like having a disco night (JK – ) To bring a little quiet to your feed, I’ve rounded up some favorite farm inspired images to cluck I mean click on in my stories…. Photography by Casual Love Elegance

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Instagram 23 Jan 2021

Well, since we’re all still cooking at home… Cheers to a year of California Cooking and Southern Style! What an incredible journey it has been with @chefstephanievalentine to put so many of our favorite recipes together for you, neat and tidy in a pretty package A feast for the eyes, too, with table settings, flower arrangements, and an inside look at my life with His Grace on the ranch. Now in its second printing! If you still don’t have a copy (quelle horreur!) head to my link in bio to order one for you and one for a friend #CaliforniaCookingandSouthernStyle Cover photo @christyguzeit

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Instagram 22 Jan 2021

DO remember to tune in to the wonderful programming of Atlanta’s Cathedral Antiques Show (go to cathedralantiques.org) all day and into the eve featuring @shaneconnollyandco @hitomigilliam @cultivatedbychristin and later @flowermagazine ‘s Margot Shaw attempting to corral @alexhitz @lisafinetextiles @richard_keith_langham and yours truly Have you ever?! Will be fun and supports a wonderful cause: @cityofrefuge_atl

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Instagram 20 Jan 2021

The holidays may be behind us, but why not keep the spicy and inviting smells of cinnamon and cloves in the house? There’s a reason your grandmother insisted you save that ancient simmer pot, and it is the perfect way deliciously to scent the air and humidify it too. Good for you. Visit my stories for must-try recipes. Photography by @cannellevanille

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Instagram 18 Jan 2021

It’s a new year and I love discovering MORE new (to me anyway) creative, cool and inspiring @instagram accounts! And I love sharing them with y’all Stop by my stories to discover brilliant interior designers and artisans, products, recipes and travel destinations. In a time when we cannot meet in person, I am SO thankful to have such a great community to engage with virtually️ Thank you for being there, all of you. Photography by Carin Olsson

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Instagram 16 Jan 2021

Am so loving these Provence amaryllis from @whiteflowerfarm Aren’t they the most amazing color?! Pinky coral or coral-y pink, I cant decide.

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Instagram 16 Jan 2021

Living for the day when we may again safely gather, I love to peruse pretty dining areas in the meantime. Banquettes are a longtime favorite, particularly for breakfast nooks or informal eating areas off or near the kitchen. Corners like this require little space and immediately feel cozy without being cramped. Design @leocesareodesign Photography @lizdalyphoto

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Instagram 16 Jan 2021

The oaks cast such long dramatic shadows in the late afternoon on Meadowvale, with #grass-mountain in the distance. I may have moved the mountain a little. Started this en plein air one afternoon last summer and stared at it in my studio months later. A stroke or 20 this afternoon and call it a day. The mountain is rather right in the middle though, now i look at it. I may need to move it again?? Oil on canvas, about 8×8 . . #pleinairpainting #pleinair #santaynezvalley #weliveinparadise #francesschultzpaintings #francesschultzart #landscape #landscapepainting

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Instagram 15 Jan 2021

How about a pear infused pick me up? This pretty and refreshing spritzer will put an extra pep in your step without alcohol. Yes it is Dryjuary around here and mocktails rule the day, and fun for the whole family. With a bit of rosemary simple syrup to top it off, it is cheers-worthy indeed. Head to my stories for the recipe. Cheers! Photography by @themerrythought

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Instagram 14 Jan 2021

A fun way to wear a stodgy brooch? Brooches, like brown furniture, are bound to make a comeback, or so I keep saying, but meanwhile we can try to hip them up a bit yes? I love this one inherited from my godmother but it is dated. On a whim I clipped it to this fun favorite necklace from @taffinjewelry and kind fun, right? With a poplin shirt and jeans? Or no? What do you think? Or any other ideas? (Love my @ansea shirt thank you @hollyejacobs !) . . . #frollye #brooch #taffin #beadnecklace

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Instagram 13 Jan 2021

Originally intended to conserve warmth and offer privacy, canopy beds are now beloved for their luxury and coziness. They offer a whole ‘nother design element as well. I love the interplay here of scale and pattern, the larger print of the bed curtain and wall covering and the smaller print of the pillow. The floral-framed bird prints provide a deft flourishing finish. Photography by The English Room

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Instagram 12 Jan 2021

Frances Palmer is a wonder: Potter, gardener, floral designer, photographer, cook, entrepreneur, I mean, just swoon. And a fellow Frances to boot. Her new book is a wonder too, and just the thing to inspire us through yet another wintry wave of isolation and I don’t even want to say it. Immerse yourself ASAP in: Life in the Studio: Inspirations and Lessons on Creativity. Visit my link in bio to grab your copy! Photography by @francespalmer