Category Archives: Linen

Summer, summer, summer!

In Los Angeles, it literally feels like we get a sliver of spring before we are launched into full-blown summer! This weekend was THE weekend us Angelenos crossed over from the “do I maybe need to bring a sweater” to “gah, it’s so hot!!!”.

Shot in my Silverlake backyard.

Shot in my Silverlake backyard. Photo: Reuben Reynoso

Back in my magazine days I used to love styling photo shoots so this weekend I went back to that and did some styling of Yolk products at my house. My friend and photographer Reuben Reynoso helped me out with his camera skills but I had such fun buying props (read: croissants that didn’t make it into ANY photos) and these gorgeous blooms you see above. This fantastic tote is by Virginia Johnson and her wonderful goods are always available at Yolk.

Oh stop it you beautiful French napkin! Photo: Reuben Reynoso

Oh stop it you beautiful French napkin! Photo: Reuben Reynoso

I think I’ve expressed my love of wrinkly linen before. This past Friday I got a partial shipment from this French company, Ligne Particulieur that makes my heart skip. These raspberry napkins make me want to have people over for dinner, light candles, eat souffle, listen to Serge Gainsbourg and use my VERY limited highschool French (I love speaking pretend French and do so on a daily basis with a very select few). The tablecloth is from the lovely Leo Atlante (who I wrote about in earlier posts).

All this color makes us feel so heart-poundingly happy and hopeful. Love.

roses in Silverlake

Just because it’s so pretty. Photo: Maria Neuman