Spring Cleaning Out My Closets

She's So Bright - Spring Cleaning Out My Closet

There is currently a giant pile of clothes atop every surface of my bedroom. Winter jackets laying on spring dresses, shoes in boxes piled up on the floor, and all my winter items from Iceland – some of which were purpose bought for that trip – have nowhere to live. …

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Updating a Globe From My Childhood

She's So Bright - Updating a Globe From My Childhood

I recently discovered an old globe from my childhood, collecting dust in one of my parent’s numerous eaves. It’s nothing particularly special, probably from the late 80’s (hint being the large orange mass labeled U.S.S.R.), but as it’s the only globe my sisters and I had, I thought it might be …

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The Perfect Stress-Reducing Care Package

She's So Bright - The Perfect Stress-Reducing Care Package

I have the most wonderful young cousin. She’s a sophomore in college, sweet, bright and completely energized. Like most college students, she is a member of many clubs, has a full course load and is part of campus social life. With all that going on, she quickly found herself a …

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Paris is Always a Good Idea for Thanksgiving

She's So Bright - Thanksgiving in Paris

There’s a scene from the wonderfully cheesy, Drew Barrymore movie Ever After that has stuck with me. Angelica Houston’s evil stepmother relishes the thought that her daughter just won over the prince. She brags, “Paris at Christmas, can you imagine?” Yes, Angelica, I can. It may not have been Christmas …

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A Simple and Modern Terracotta Planter DIY

She's So Bright - Finished planter from the top

Here’s a really simple DIY that I can get behind! I am always looking for planters, and struggle to find things I really like. Most of the time, I’m drawn to vintage vessels, but they tend to be metallic or of other less practical materials (and without drainage, of course). …

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Banana, Dates & Cacao Smoothie

Banana, Dates & Cacao Smoothie

My absolute favorite brunch place in San Francisco is Universal Cafe located in the Mission near the Heath Ceramic factory. Not only do they have great egg sandwiches and beignets, but they make the most delicious and unique smoothies. There’s only ever one smoothie on the menu, but it’s always …

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Where to Hang My Hats

Where to Hang My Hats

My father wears a lot of hats. Most of the time when he goes outside, he’s either wearing one of his fedoras or a classic Panama on hot days, a velvet fedora for trips to the New York City Ballet, or a tan one that matches his trench coat for …

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