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DESIGN CRUSH: Mirrored Vanities


I have been searching for the perfect vanity for the last month, so that explains today’s obsession of mirrored vanities. These vanities are very old Hollywood glamour, just my style. Just thinking of these fabulous and glamorous abodes makes me think of the long hours I’ll spend in front of the mirror – it is called a vanity after all!

{All images via This Is Glamorous }
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This Moment: A Wedding

{ Persian Wedding Ceremony Spread }
On Saturday, I was lucky enough to share in the joy of my dear friend Kamron marry his beautiful fiance Faaraz.  The couple had a beautiful Persian wedding, complete with the “Sofreh-ye Aghd” which is the traditional Persian Wedding Ceremony Spread.  As soon as I saw the beautiful Sofreh I knew the whole experience made up This Moment for me.  The Sofreh is adorned with colors, fragrances, objects, and blessings.  These blessings, each with a purpose, bring forth grace, hope, promise, light, and love for the bride and groom.  

Throughout the evening I thought about the love Kamron and Faaraz share for each other and it made me think of one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Seus:

“you know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because 
reality is finally better than your dreams.”  

As Kamron and Faaraz exchanged wedding vows, without any hesitation, I thought to myself that their reality is much better than the dreams we have of love. 

Kamron and I have been good friends for over a decade, but we’ve always acted more like siblings (he has always assumed the role of the older and annoying brother).  This brother/sister friendship had not proven so true as it did on Saturday.  As soon as I saw Kamron I was overcome with emotion – raw emotion. I couldn’t help but feel the happiness, hope, and love my friend was feeling.  It was that moment that I knew exactly what Kamron felt the moment he asked Faaraz for her hand in marriage and in the months leading up to the wedding day.  It was a good feeling to know that my dear friend was actually living his dream, the best reality anyone can experience.  

{ Wedding Altar  – representing the graces of this beautiful life}
{ The way to happiness that exists in reality }
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Descanso Gardens, Experience, Getty Villa, Griffith Park, Mother's Day, Rose Bowl Flea Market

Experience: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is on Sunday and I’m so excited to spend a relaxing day with my Mom and sisters.  I decided to put together a list of low-key and low-cost alternatives to spend the day with Mom.  A day without the glitz and high-priced brunch is that much more priceless and just plain fabulous, especially for Mom.  These are some of my favorite spots and are perfect for lazying away the day with Mom.  Enjoy the weekend with Mom!

{ Getty Villa – Malibu }
{ Rose Bowl Flea Market – Pasadena}
{ Griffith Park – Los Angeles }
{ Descanso Gardens – La Canada }
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