May 22, 2020

my latest gardening obsession

 A pretty tablescape from the book Kitchen Garden Revival 

Since February, I’ve been spending more and more time in the garden. I even dug out some metal planting beds from the shed that I bought online a few years ago, and my hubby and I set them up out by the pool to grow some veggies.

It seems like I’m not the only one during this “staying at home” time to reach out to Mother Earth and start growing my own food. 

Gardener Nicole Burke

More people are starting to pursue gardening every day. I totally want to grow vegetables in a way that better fits my landscape and matches with the cottage style garden I already have going in my yard. 

So, I was thrilled to pieces to discover this new book on kitchen gardening called Kitchen Garden Revival by Nicole Johnsey Burke. It’s guided me through every aspect of kitchen gardening, from designing to harvesting.  

Here’s some inspiration from the book... 

Kitchen gardening is part of the “grow-your-own movement”, and its tailored approach fits well into modern landscapes and is much easier to take care of than in-ground vegetable gardens. 

Instead of row after row of plants in the middle of the yard, kitchen gardens are attractive food gardens with easy-to-maintain raised planting beds laid out in an organized geometric pattern.  

With four seasons of ornamental interest and plenty of fresh, homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, kitchen gardens are the way to grow your own food in a fashionable, modern, and practical way. 

Kitchen Garden Revival is as an amazing step-by-step guide to designing, planting, tending, and harvesting a modern kitchen garden, with plant lists, DIY ideas, and seasonal care instructions. 

I really love the lush, full-color photographs of dozens of designed and productive kitchen gardens to draw inspiration from. 

If you're interesting in exploring more of Kitchen Garden Revival,

check out the book HERE.

ciao! fabiana

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May 21, 2020

serena & lily memorial day sale

starts now!           

Summer days are ahead, and Serena & Lily has everything you need to refresh your space. They are my favorites for their fresh take on casual dining, their luxurious linens, and their inspired, weather-proof collections that make alfresco living an easy breezy lifestyle choice. 

No one does natural textures quite like Serena & Lily. These textures instantly add that coastal inspired look we love in our d├ęcor! 

From plush beach towels to stylish outdoor chairs, pretty tableware, and coastal pillows, Serena & Lily has everything for summer, making their Memorial Day Sale one not to miss. 

Here’s a selection of my Serena & Lily essentials... 

1. The always classic Riviera Side Chair (click here) are perfect indoors or out. 
 2. My favorite Gingham Napkins (click here) that you’ve seen me style for a so many of my most-loved tablescapes. 

3. The super cozy Mendocino Linen Throw (click here), also great for indoor- outdoor use. 

4. And of course, the South Seas Side Cart (click here). It’s the smallest of the South Seas Carts, and oh, so handy!

You'll actually get to see all these item in the Cottages & Bungalows Coastal Issue 2020, that will feature my backyard. It'll hit newsstands on June 16th.

A few of my S&L favorites right now... 

Easy Summer Updates: 

1 Isora  2 Ibiza  3 Oakdale  4 Costa Nova
 5 Montecito  6 Catania  7 Tarifa  8 Saltspring  
Beach Bay  10 Topanga Throw  11 Palermo Throw  12 Mendocino Throw

Fresh Take on Casual Dining: 

1 Avalon  2 Tucker  3 Riviera  4 Balboa 
Riviera  6 Oceanview  7 Carson  8 Riviera
Avalon 10 Tucker 11  Riviera  12 Millbrook


1 Straight Wharf Candle  2 Positano Linen Robe  3 Healdsburg Bath Towels 
4 Soho Sheet Set  5 Beachcomber Throw  6 Positano Linen Pajamas 
7 La Jolla Baskets  8 Costa Stool  9  Dip Dyed Stools

Outdoor Pillow Refresh: 

1 Campania  2 Montecito  3 Lake Stripe  4 Gingham 
5 Surf Stripe  6 Palm  7 Sail Stripe  8 Textured Loop 
9 Sierra  10 Sayulita  11 West Beach  12 Lido 

Backyard Beach: 

1 Capri Fouta  2 Mallorca  3 Campania 
Mallorca  5 Campania Round  6 Capri Fouta
7 Teak Beach Chair  8 Beach Umbrella  9 Sling Chair with Tassels 

Serena & Lily Memorial Day Sale May 21–May 26, 2020*  

20% off with code LIVEWELL.  
(Some exclusions apply.) 

ciao! fabiana 

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