Weekend Reading 8.14.21

I spent many hours this week sourcing tile for my two bathrooms in progress on the flip project. I’ve got the contractors on the job and they need the tile now so I was fetching it for them all around the Bay Area. They will be done in two weeks, and I’m very excited to share those remodeled spaces!

I took my own advice from my post on late summer outdoor activities and visited a huge botanical garden I’d never been to before. It was enchanting: fruit trees and vegetable gardens at their peak, and so many flowers in bloom, all growing wild but also well cared for by the locals. I was transported, if just for an afternoon. It was so lovely. If you ever visit Sonoma, add the Sonoma Garden Park to your list of places to visit.

Favorite links found this week:

Tons of wood trim plus an incredible ocean view in this surf house in Santa Cruz.

Beautiful details throughout this light and bright Newport Beach home.

This new build in Victoria was inspired by the French countryside. (more pictures here).

It’s back in a big way: the return of retro wood paneling.

Five indoor house plants that can tolerate neglect. (Agreed on the ZZ, Snake, and Dragon).

This idea is a lovely touch to drinks when entertaining.

These tips on how to unshrink clothing came in handy this week.

Mixed monochromatic place settings always look good.

Still looking for a place to wear this summer dress I bought (so playful, I love it).

Vacation home of the week: this villa in Tulum.

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