for your friday

sharing some of my favorite independent makers and artists for your weekend inspiration! get all of the sources on

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I find myself obsessed with 3 things lately: brass, indigo, and warm tones of terra cotta. The latter manifests in different ways: live edge wood, sumptuous leather, or the perfect ‘grown up’ coat for fall. Indigo is a no-brainer, especially now that I’ve incorporated so much of it into my home (more on that to come next week!). And brass… well, it just seems to go with everything and make every space feel that much more special.

I hope you guys have a great weekend — here are a few finds that are inspiring me lately:

  1. my placemats met an unfortunate demise recently thanks to a red wine incident. These striped linen beauties from Etsy might be the perfect replacement.
  2. I already have one Cuyana bag and was beside myself to see their latest release, the zip-top satchel.
  3. I’m so obsessed with live edge cutting boards you guys.
  4. Oh, and just the most gorgeous brass bowl you’ve ever seen.

And below, the Kahn City Coat by The Arrivals has me all kinds of excited about fall fashion!

sharing some of my favorite independent makers and artists for your weekend inspiration! get all of the sources on

Hope you guys have a great weekend! Be sure to follow me on Instagram to catch all of my weekend adventures.

recipe // fig + ginger fizz cocktail

Celebrate fall and fig season with this ginger + ginger fizz cocktail recipe! It actually tastes just like a fig newton if you can believe it! Learn how to make it on

In my mind, September means one thing: figs! As a Greek, I love this season for sooo many reasons, but most especially for how well figs pair with my other love, booze. Lately I’ve been really into infusing alcohol with different flavors, so we whipped up this fizzy, yummy cocktail with fig-infused vodka paired with ginger. The result? My new favorite cocktail for fall — and hopefully yours, too!

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my new nightstands + win $500 to shop from Bellacor

Check out my new gorgeous black + gold nightstands with loads of storage — AND enter to win $500 to shop from @bellacor! This is the perfect chance to stock up on great lighting, mirrors, side tables, and decorative accessories for your home. Get all the details on

For some reason, I’m really struggling with having a design plan for my bedroom. It’s a room that needs a lot of work: all new drywall, figuring out why the ceiling is a different height than the rest of the house, moving light fixtures, and installing a closet… and that’s not even my entire list! I’m hoping to tackle this room during the winter months, but in the meantime I need the space to feel way more livable and restful. The chaos of my nightstand situation is one easily identifiable reason that I feel grumpy every time I enter this room. Thankfully, Bellacor sent over these two gorgeous side tables from Uttermost that offer lots of storage and help the space feel wayyyy better. They also want to hook you up with an amazing giveaway, so keep reading…

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1220 Ceramics Studio

Loving these gorgeous ceramics found on @etsy! Might need to add these handmade plates, bowls and cups to my prop styling library and home. Find more and shop the post on

Lately I’ve taken on more styling projects, so my eyes are always open for new props to add to my ever-growing collection of ceramics. Imagine my excitement upon finding 1220 Ceramics Studio on Etsy! Neutral ceramics are a personal favorite of mine, something that I always incorporate to my dining table, but I know that these pieces will also work for my professional projects, too.

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my favorite bourbon-based cocktail recipes for fall

portrait of a cocktail // Spiced Apple Old Fashioned recipe

photography by Ashley Batz.

Fall is definitely my favorite time to sip cocktails; there’s something so lovely about notes of spice, the vanilla of bourbon, and the tartness of apple. Because I’m not quite ready to pack up my outdoor pillows and furniture to head inside, I’ve been brainstorming ways to stay warm outdoors just a littttle bit longer. I love cuddling around my backyard fire pit with a cozy throw and a strong cocktail in hand. I realized that over the years we’ve shared so many yummy drinks here on the blog, that I decided to peruse the recipe archives and re-share my top 5 cocktail for fall… especially the bourbon-based ones!

First up, this delicious Spiced Apple Old Fashioned. I think this is the quintessential fall cocktail, with the warm, vanilla notes of bourbon paired with a yummy spiced apple syrup.

Click here for the Spiced Apple Old Fashioned recipe.

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Recipe // golden sumac kale salad for fall

Get your salad game on point for fall with this delicious and hearty recipe! Learn how to make this golden raison + sumac kale salad on — the dressing is the perfect balance of savory and smokey flavors!

I hate to admit it, but fall is here my friends. I spent all summer eating yummy salads and I’m just not quite ready to give them up quite yet. I’m holding onto my summer eating habits with this delicious and hearty kale salad topped with golden raisins and a smokey, savory dressing.

PS – Remember this roast chicken recipe? Well, this kale salad is the perfect companion!

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The Business of Being Creative // Q&A with my lawyer, part 2

The Business of Being Creative // On the blog this week, my actual lawyer is answering all of your questions and covering topics such as contract negotiations, invoicing, copyright and trademark, forming an LLC, and more! Read more on

Last week we kicked off a 2 part series with my actual lawyer, Matt Landis, where he answered questions submitted by you guys — today is part 2. We’re chatting about thrilling, but necessary topics such as copyright law, ownership of photographic rights, and crediting images! Keep reading to get all of the details for your own creative business pursuits.

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