House Beautiful

6 Good Things

Because we all need em!

1. They’re maybe making a sequel to Troop Beverly Hills. I repeat: TROOP BEVERLY HILLS. They’ve already written the script. It’s cookie time, people!

2. My girl crushes and fave designers in AD this month: Louisa Pierce & Emily Ward. It’s the most refreshing article about how they came to be, their unconventional style & process (which includes buying cool stuff having no idea where it’ll actually go, as well as not doing space plans). Neither of them went to school for design and they knock it out of the park every. single. time. They are intuitive, fearless and so refreshing it’s stupid. All hail. Do yourself a favor and scroll through their website real quick. You’ll soil your shorts.

AHEM – please note the height of the bubble chandelier hanging in the living room. Now, log that away, then come sit on my lap in a few months & I’ll tell you why it means something.

3. The best red vino I’ve had in a hot minuteI. Brand & Family Cabernet Franc, Bayly Ranch – which went down REAL EASY sittin across the table the other night from Karrie at Gjelina. And a convo about how time is flying, and what as we get older we really think is important, peppered with gossip.

Wait, have y’all met Karrie?  I know, you thought she was hot off the Mayflower / a stunt double for Laura Ingles Wilder.  OMG OMG I take it back I take it back before she posts long-lost pics of me doing something godawful, like peeing behind a bush in public or asleep with chicken fingers in my mouth.  Signed, the only mistake I made that night was not ordering a margherita pizza for dessert.

4. So, this is fun – I did another TV show!

Meaning, I competed on an episode of Bravo’s upcoming series of Best Room Wins, which is kinda like the lovechild of Project Runway + Trading Spaces… except Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn are rolled into the form of one Genevieve Gorder, and Elle Decor Editor-in-Chief Whitney Robinson is also a judge in every episode, with the 3rd judge being a rotating celebrity bad ass: aka Molly Simms, Jason Wu, Thom Filicia, Martyn Lawrence Bullard & Jonathan Adler. NBD.

Reality TV is always a little bit of a crapshoot – as in, there’s what happens IRL and then there’s what you see on TV (can’t say that they always mirror one another… I mean *cough* *wink* so I’ve heard) – so you kinda never know how it’ll shake out… eh, but what’s life without a little risk? What am I gonna do, sit in my house inside a padded room and never say or do anything for fear that I might fail, or piss someone off, or that you might ugly cry on national television, or that it won’t go as planned? Mmmm nah who cares – I figure I’ll take my chances!  YOLO, yo.

Best Room Wins premieres on Bravo on May 2, 2019 so cue up your DVR’s homies. Each week, 2 designers are randomly matched with a family – likely one whose home (or at least one room in it) is in some state of disarray. We each had 4 days and $25,000 to completely remake (we’re talking renovate, then decorate) the room before it was judged… below is the sneak peek. Pass the Xanax!

5. Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots are allegedly the best thing you can get for $5 bucks, according to my other blogging half. Can’t wait to douse this frazzled mop in a squeeze bottle of that shizzy.

6. Hands-down the best thing on this list and on the interwebs right now is Charlie & Maverick – Charlie being the newly blind older fella, and Maverick, his spry seeing eye puppy. They’re best friends. I DIE. PS, Gus wants one.

Have a great rest of the weekend!!!



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