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Sunshine has arrived…

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Glorious bright pink Ranunculus| Deco Tartelette
Glorious ranunculus and my favorite new heels

J. Crew Signet Bag | Deco Tartelette
Tried the newest coffee shop in town, Cat + Cloud, which did not disappoint…and a lady can’t have too many pink bags

Blooming Magnolias | Deco Tartelette
The magnolias are starting to bloom all over town…

Self Portrait Azaelea Dress in Black | Deco Tartelette
Frolicking through the blossoms at this time last year…

Line + Dot Tweed Blazer via Anthropologie | Deco Tartelette
Late afternoon {decaf} coffee runs have become part of the daily routine…where even the wallpaper is verdant.

Verve Coffee Santa Cruz | Deco Tartelette
I’m loving this lively installation at Verve Coffee in Santa Cruz…

Lilac Palomas | Deco Tartelette
Looking forward to shaking up some Lilac Palomas soon!

Spring blooms | Deco Tartelette
Spring is my absolute favorite time of year…it’s a dream come true to be surrounded by flowers. What are your favorite spring blooms?

Shop: {Look 1} Lace Dress: Self-Portrait
{Look 2}: Tweed Blazer: Line + Dot, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Earrings: Anthropologie, Silk Tunic: Anthropologie

Photography by Cassie Winslow + Nicholas Winslow

Sunday

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March 2017

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:: Little Tartelette ::

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Little Tartelette Nursery | Deco Tartelette
We have been preparing for our little girl…designing her nursery, stocking up on books we can’t wait to read to her along with dolls and toys she will be enjoying not too long from now…

Little Tartelette Nursery | Deco Tartelette
Anthropologie recently expanded their kids’ selection and I have been over the moon picking out goodies for her…

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I absolutely adore the book: Come with Me To Paris and can’t wait to share it with her, especially since we found out I was pregnant while we were in Paris last year…

Unicorn Booties Anthropologie | Deco Tartelette
How cute are these Crocheted Unicorn Booties?!

Little Tartelette Nursery | Deco Tartelette

Little Tartelette Nursery | Deco Tartelette
Her Fancy Owl Doll and Flamingo can’t wait to snuggle…

Little Tartelette | Deco Tartelette

PB + J Smoothie with Rose Petals Recipe
I’ve heard great things about The First Forty Days Cookbook: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou…I’ve already played around with a few of the recipes and LOVE the recipe for this PB + J smoothie…I of course added my own twist with a touch of edible rose petals…here is the recipe:

PB + J Smoothie
Ingredients:
5 tablespoons peanut butter
1 banana
1 cup fresh or frozen berries or 1/4 cup all-natural jam (I used fresh strawberries)
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
2 cups light coconut milk or nut milk of your choice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon edible, dried rose petals

Directions: Blend everything in a blender until smooth. Garnish with dried rose petals…

So happy to have such goodies for our little Tartelette…

Thank you to Anthropologie for partnering on this post!

Shop: All Anthropologie: Loretta Maxi Dress, Bralette (old, different color here), Earrings, Felted Orbit Mobile, Come with Me to Paris book, Little People Big Dreams: Coco Chanel Book, Cotton Muslin Crib Sheet, Berry + Bloom Crib Skirt, Fancy Lady Owl Doll, Flavia Flamingo, Shag Puff Pillow, Woolen Pom Pillow, Crocheted Unicorn Booties, The First Forty Days Book, Fleur-de-Lys Glass

Photography by Nicholas Winslow and Cassie Winslow
Styled by Cassie Winslow

Friday

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January 2017

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LALA Land Part 2…

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Donut Snob Donuts Los Angeles | Deco Tartelette
We were back in LA last weekend for a few days of adventure…we explored, enjoyed the sunshine, and ate some of our favorite goodies…

Donut Snob makes the best donuts I’ve ever had hands down. They are a delivery-only company yet sometimes you can find their donuts at coffee shops around LA…we were able to snag a few of their mini donuts at The Assembly Cafe in Beverly Hills…

Alfred Coffee in the Alley Los Angeles | Deco Tartelette
Alfred Coffee has locations throughout Los Angeles including this gem in an alleyway off of Melrose.

Alfred Coffee Los Angeles | Deco Tartelette
Their coffee is incredible and at this particular location, they also serve delicious bagel sandwiches…it’s very photogenic as you can see…

Splendid for Anthropologie Rugby Striped Duster Sweater | Deco Tartelette
Rufus is always thrilled when we return to LA…he insists on photoshoots at the famous Pink Wall off Melrose…

Jon and Vinny's Los Angeles | Deco Tartelette
Jon and Vinny’s is one of our favorite new restaurants in LA…everything is so fresh and scrumptious! I highly recommend their LA Woman Pizza…

Bottega Louie | Deco Tartelette
Bottega Louie should be a must-stop on every Los Angeles travel itinerary. The food is delicious and the space is gorgeous.

Magpies Soft Serve Silverlake Los Angeles | Deco Tartelette
Magpies Softserve is wonderful! They make their softserve from scratch in-house in addition to all of their toppings. It’s such a treat! It’s hidden away in a mini strip mall…so LA…

J. Crew Velvet Flats | Deco Tartelette
No matter the time of year, lounging by the pool is always an option…a much needed kiss from the sun in the middle of winter…

Huckleberry Santa Monica | Deco Tartelette
One of our favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning in Los Angeles is in Santa Monica. We stop at Huckleberry, and take our breakfast to the beach. We then head to Record Surplus to stock up on classic vinyl.

If you are a classic movie fan, you have to check out the Nuart and the Aero Theatre
Santa Monica also has a lovely farmers’ market on Saturday mornings…

Hollywood Farmers' Market Los Angeles | Deco Tartelette
If you miss the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market on Saturday, the Hollywood market on Sundays is spectacular.

Hollywood Farmers' Market | Deco Tartelette
No matter the time of year, it feels like summer. It’s the middle of January and I went home with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, heirloom cherry tomatoes, edible flowers, and every color of citrus one can imagine. I make sure to always stop at Roan Mills Bakery. They mill their own flour and their breads are out of this world.

Pink Wall Los Angeles | Deco Tartelette
By the way, we have some very exciting news…we are expecting! I am 21 weeks along and we are having a little girl…more to come on our growing Tartelette family!

Hop on over to LALA Land Part 1 to see more of our favorite spots in LA…

SHOP: Ribbed Tee: Anthropologie, Rugby Stripe Duster: Splendid, Skinny Jeans (Maternity) non-maternity here: Citizens of Humanity, Oxfords: Everlane, Sunglasses: Super

Photography by Cassie Winslow and Nicholas Winslow

Sunday

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December 2016

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Holiday Happenings…

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Vibrant Pink Peonies | Deco Tartelette
Holiday Peonies!

Festive Vintage Mercedes | Deco Tartelette
Crusin’ around Santa Cruz drinking cozy beverages and listening to classic holiday tunes…

Homemade English Toffee | Deco Tartelette
A holiday tradition…making my Grandmother’s English Toffee…find the recipe here. This year I used milk chocolate and walnuts…

Velvet Pointed Toe Flats a la J.Crew | Deco Tartelette
‘Tis the season for velvety toes

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies | Deco Tartelette
Homemade Cocoa Nib Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies…perfect for an evening of snuggling up with your loved ones and watching holiday movies…what’s your favorite? I love Meet Me in St. Louis, Holiday Inn, and of course, It’s a Wonderful Life…

Dessert Cheese Board | Deco Tartelette
Our Dessert Cheese Board from last year which will be making another appearance this year in some way, shape, or form…

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Deco Tartelette!

Shop: Striped Pajamas, Ballet Pink Scarf, Velvet Flats, Velvet Joggers, Pinstripe Coat, Marble Pastry Board, Holiday Plate, String Lights

Photography by Cassie Winslow + Nicholas Winslow

Monday

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December 2016

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:: Paris, Part 2 ::

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River Seine Paris via Deco Tartelette
The day we walked all over Paris…oh my! We covered a lot of ground in one day…we were so thrilled to be there that with jet lag still haunting us, we were running off of pure adrenaline and cafe au laits.

River Seine | Deco Tartelette

metro paris via deco tartelette
We took the Metro from Montmartre to Rue Cler to pick up some goodies for a picnic by the Eiffel Tower. The Metro was super simple to use…we pre-purchased 10 tickets/5 rides each which was perfect for two days.

Rue Cler | Deco Tartelette
Rue Cler is famous for its specialty shops…1 street filled with bakeries, charcuteries, fromageries, flower shops…we grabbed a baguette (but of course), a bottle of wine, and cheeses aplenty and headed toward the Champ de Mars to nibble on our goodies and take in the view.

Eiffel Tower | Deco Tartelette

eiffel tower via deco tartelette

Pont Alexandre III | Deco Tartelette
After filling our bellies with rich treats, we set off to walk along the River Seine. We found ourselves walking all day which was lovely.

Jardin de Tuileries | Deco Tartelette
We walked through the Jardin de Tuileries where we kicked up our feet for a bit, watching families take their daily stroll and kiddos hopping off and on the carousel.

jardin de tuileries | deco tartelette

j crew handbag paris via Deco Tartelette
After stopping for a few cappuccinos along the way, we finally made it to Paris’ Left Bank in the 6th Arrondissement.

chez leveque paris | deco tartelette
I absolutely loved this area. Full of so much history and delightful corners everywhere you turned…it was magical.

shakespeare and co paris | deco tartelette
We stopped to pick up a novel at Shakespeare and Co. before heading to the Notre Dame to watch the sunset over the River Seine.

les deux magots paris via deco tartelette
Before heading back to Montmartre, we stopped at Les Deux Magots for dinner. Classic Paris…

See Part 1 of our Paris adventure here!

For our trip, all I brought was a small handbag and this backpack. Yep, that’s it. I went back and forth about it for awhile before we departed, especially since this was our first trip to Europe. I wanted to bring everything with me of course, yet also wanted to have the ability to get up and go, hands-free. I’m so happy I went this route. I packed staples that layered well and somehow didn’t even wear everything I brought. Our excursion was 15 days total and we typically did a small load of laundry at each of our Airbnbs…

Shop: Boater Hat, Leather Jacket, Sunglasses, Jeans, Handbag, Oxfords
Photography by Nicholas Winslow + Cassie Winslow
Film Photography shot with an Olympus 35RC

Thursday

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December 2016

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:: Feeling Festive ::

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Anthropologie Lace Blouse | Deco Tartelette

DIY Eucalyptus and Peony Wreath | Deco Tartelette
The holidays are here and we couldn’t be more thrilled! It’s time to cozy up, watch classic holiday films, make delicious warm beverages, and fill the house with holiday decor…

Sequin Joggers and Lace Blouse | Deco Tartelette
One of these days I would love to take a wreath making class…until then, I am able to make do by sprucing up one that is store-bought. I started with a small wreath from Whole Foods and added some sprigs of eucalyptus and a couple of fresh peonies to add a touch of color…isn’t it lovely!?

Lavender Hot Cocoa | Deco Tartelette
One of my favorite comforts this time of year is making homemade hot cocoa. Adding a touch of lavender makes it even more delicious. Here is the recipe:

Lavender Hot Cocoa with Homemade Lavender Whipped Cream
Serves two
Ingredients:

2 cups organic whole milk
3 tablespoons dutch cocoa powder
3 tablespoons lavender sugar (divided)
1/4 cup organic heavy whipping cream
Edible lavender petals for garnish
4 ounces of whiskey (optional)

Directions:
Place the milk, cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons of the lavender sugar in a small saucepan stovetop over medium heat. Stir vigorously until well combined. Allow to warm on low heat while you make the homemade whipping cream. To do so, simply place the heavy whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment. Beat on low until the cream begins to foam, then beat on medium. As the mixture thickens, add a tablespoon of lavender sugar. Continue to mix until the cream reaches the desired consistency. Pour hot cocoa into two mugs (I used this beautiful monogram mug which makes a lovely holiday gift) and top with fresh whipped cream. Garnish with edible lavender petals if you wish. You can also add 2 ounces of whiskey to each beverage if you are craving a cocktail. Cheers!

Cozy Sequin Pants and Lace Blouse for the Holidays | Deco Tartelette
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?

Feeling Festive | Deco Tartelette
Thank you to Anthropologie for partnering on this post!

Shop: Cozy Sequin Joggers, Lace Blouse, Earrings, Heels, Sunglasses (sold out) similar here, Monogram Mug, String Lights
Photography by Nicholas Winslow
Styled by Cassie Winslow

Thursday

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November 2016

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Protea + Coffee

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Protea | Deco Tartelette

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We have been making a concerted effort to slow down on the weekends rather than feel like we need to tackle our to-do list and be super productive. Part of slowing down for me is to appreciate the simple things that bring me so much joy…

Banana Republic Italian Cashmere Scarf | Deco Tartelette
Arranging an armful of flowers (like these gorgeous protea) and filling my house with blooms, especially when it is so chilly out, is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning…

Verve Santa Cruz | Deco Tartelette
Sipping on a piping hot cup of coffee whilst bundled up in a cozy wool coat and pretty-in-pink cashmere scarf is another simple pleasure. How about you? What simple things do you appreciate?

Collarless Wool Coat | Deco Tartelette
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post!

Shop: Scarf, Coat, Blouse, Jeans, Heels (old) similar here, Sunglasses
Photography by Nicholas Winslow
Styled by Cassie Winslow