Montecito Farmhouse Renovation by Mary

By |October 17th, 2017|HOME|

  Moving up to Santa Barbara from LA was a dream that we made happen a year ago.  Can't believe it has already been a year!  Finding our dream house in our budget was not going to happen on that timeline.  Having survived two renovations since our marriage ten years ago, we were pretty determined ...


Holiday Gift Guide for KIDS!!!!

By |December 7th, 2015|HOME, KIDS|

Shower the little people in your life with love and delights everyday, but especially over the holidays! Here are some of our favorite gift ideas that will enhance their brains, balance and creativity while they play: Melissa & Doug Learn To Play Piano - $53 Moulin Roty Le Jardin Flower Press - $27 First Act ...


Mary goes knee to knee with Jill Kargman of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out,” Premiering Monday on Bravo!!

By |June 5th, 2015|HOME|

1. Jill!  You are a mother of THREE ;) a bestselling author and soon to be a TV star with your new show, “Odd Mom Out.”  Can you tell us a bit about the show? ODD MOM OUT is Bravo's first scripted comedy! It's about NYC's upper east side stay-at-home mom scene with exercise, juice-fast addicted ...


Q + A with Mom and Co-Founder of PRIMARY, Galyn Bernard! Cute kids clothes for $25 or less.

By |April 1st, 2015|HOME, KIDS|

Ever rocking his awesome green Primary shorts, $16. Primary is a brand new (they launched yesterday!!) online clothing shop for kids where everything is $25 or less.  Our good friend, Galyn Bernard and Christina Carbonell, two moms and business whizzes were fed up with not being able to find cute, quality, affordable kids clothing for ...


Feather + Flip! A new site that allows for chic and lovely family travel.

By |March 23rd, 2015|HOME, TRAVEL|

Move over cheesy massive hotels with no style!  And put that other idea of not traveling with the kids aside.  Travel planning can be daunting, yes, even without little ones to consider, yet the newly launched Feather + Flip has made it very easy for us!  CEO and Co-Founder Henely Vazquez, has an extensive background ...


Home Front: Interior Designer Susan Taylor on Creating Your Most Inspired Home!

By |December 1st, 2014|HOME|

Susan Davis Taylor is a great friend and a seriously talented designer.  We love her chic, global style that feels polished and pulled together yet comfortable with just a smidge of boho!  We have lured her to both of our houses to help us make them feel like stylish sanctuaries.  As we head into winter, ...


Be Grateful

By |November 26th, 2014|HOME|

  “Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” –Native American saying Today would have been our Grandmother Sue Sue's 92nd birthday.  Sue Sue (pictured above with our grandfather Papa), is still an inspiration and a source of solace for both of us and on the eve of Thanksgiving, we are thinking about her ...


Happy Halloween!

By |October 31st, 2014|HOME|

Happy Halloween from the white bride and the black bride!!  Talk about professional dressing up in depicting this haunted Brothers Grimm fairy tale brought to life through the lens of the incredibly talented Adrien Broom!  We're honored to be part of her Envy in Fairytales exhibit that will open at the Hudson River Museum June ...


Kitchen Remodel Update! The “During” Pix.

By |September 29th, 2014|HOME|

Before we left for 5 weeks on the East coast (amazing and sublime), we thought, "perfect, we will go away for 5 weeks and the kitchen of our dreams, designed by none other than close pal and neighbor Jeffrey Alan Marks , will be complete."  Well people, as almost everyone warned, of course it wasn't ...


Flying with a one year old!

By |September 23rd, 2014|HOME, KIDS|

Enduring the torture of air travel with a one year old was worth it!!  Ever is 14 months old today!  How time flies.  And how time can tick by while on a 6 hour flight home to LA from NYC... that winds up getting delayed first in the airport and then the old fave-- when ...