May 31, 2014

gorgeous and hip in Costa Mesa

This is probably my favorite house from the 
Newport Harbor Home Tour this year...

Here's the living room...

with a black glass octopus arm chandelier.

Look at this stunning red glass chandelier 
over the kitchen island!

My favorite room, 
the dining room.

Another fun chandelier.

This marble dining table is amazing!

The guest room.

A fun collection of beads. 

The hallway art gallery.

Here's another shot of the guest room, 
styled a little bit differently.

The master bathroom.

ciao! fabiana

photos credit:  Pal+Smith and Newport Harbor Home Tour

May 30, 2014

my friday five

this white kitchen with 
vintage brass hardware
 is beautiful

I am a little obsessed with 
meyer lemons

They're gorgeous in the yard 
and so useful in the kitchen!  

I am planting two this weekend 
to eventually 
arch together at the 
entrance of my garden.

The jacarandas are now in 
bloom all across 
southern California. 

Easy and delicious
 crostini for your next party.

meet our new kitten Jaz  

ciao! fabiana

May 25, 2014

red, white and blue made easy

I'll be making Red, White, and  Blue Bruschetta
this weekend for our get-together with a few friends.

Doesn't this look yummy?


§ 1/2 cup diced strawberries
§ 1/2 cup blueberries
§ 1/2 cup raspberries
§ 1/2 cup blackberries
§ 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
§ 1 teaspoon honey
§ 4 cloves garlic, minced
§ 1/4 cup fresh basil chiffonade (leaves rolled up and cut into ribbons)
§ Toasted baguette and ricotta for serving

1. Combine all the berries in a medium-sized bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together vinegar, honey, and garlic and then drizzle over berries.
3. Stir in basil, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least one hour to allow flavors to develop.
4. Serve on toasted baguette spread with fresh ricotta.

Recipe courtesy of Kiss my Broccoli Blog

Here's a game for people of all ages.

Simply decorate a few empty cans with decorative
red, white and blue tape or paint.

Pretty painted clay pots 
with red, white and blue flowers 
for the front porch.

Love these starfish American flags from MerMade Designs.

Use blue jean pockets from 
outgrown denim to make 
these cute utensil and napkin holders.

They're easy to cut out and fill!  
via bhg

have a wonderful Memorial Day weekened!

ciao! fabiana


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