Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello Honeys,

We hope you're having a beautiful Valentine's Day! This season is full of love-ly inspiration wherever you go. We really believe that you can find inspiration everywhere (we should have a section on our blog called "inspiration everywhere", no?). Here are a couple things we saw and loved out and about at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. 



Sprinkles is always delicious and cute! Their xox motif makes our hearts flutter (could also be the sugar), and these cute felt cushions adorned with hearts would be a fun and simple diy for a sweet and handmade event. 


Paper heart garland spotted at drybar. Mixing textures and prints within a chosen color palette adds interest and cheer.


 Fantastical Louis Vuitton display. We've had visions of a lawyer wedding dancing in our heads for one of our couples, and this really makes paperwork look exhilarating!

Well hello~~ aren't you the best for last! Couldn't pass this puffy little cloud without snapping a photo. I think she's wishing you all a very happy Valentine's Day! And so are we!
xoxo

t

p.s. look at her little feet! SO cute!

Chinese New Year Decorations

Chinese New Year is one of my favorite holidays! When I lived in Hong Kong, I loved going to the huge New Year flower markets, visiting family, and eating all the delicious food my mom and aunties made!

Since I don't have family in SF, I decorate my home festively to get my in the CNY spirit!

Here are some decoration ideas with a modern twist. Full disclaimer these are NOT traditional, but it is how I've adapted them for my home!

Photo credit: Kitchentalk.com
Created by Kelly Oshiro from Santa Barbara Wedding Chic and photographed by Halberg Photographers. Ruffled Blog

These photos inspired me to hang red packets, gold coins, mini red lanterns and yellow mums from pussy willow branches in a large glass vase. You could also use manzanita branches. So elegant!

Photo credit: Billy Ball Centerpieces shot by James Carson on Ruffled

Yellow or gold is a traditional Chinese New Year color so I have big vases of yellow flowers all over my home. My favorite flowers to use are billy balls, tulips, mums and ranunculus.



I always have a big bowl of clementines or satsumas on my coffee table for guests to enjoy during Chinese New Year. "Gum" symbolize prosperity!

Happy Chinese New Year!
- H x