Tag: home diy

A Valentine’s Day Treat: Salted Bourbon Hot Chocolate

It’s February,  love is in the air…and it’s absolutely freezing outside (at least by LA standards here in California). Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and if you’re looking to satisfy your chocolate cravings while keeping cozy, I’m sharing my recipe for the most decadent adult hot chocolate yet! Combining my favorite new dark chocolate

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Decking the Halls at Castle Vista

Merry Christmas Eve! Today I’m sharing a full look at our holiday home decor for 2018 – we’ve added some new additions since last year (and some previously empty rooms now have furniture!) I love decorating for the holidays, and each year I hope to add something new – whether it’s a new themed tree,

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Buon Natale with ‘The Amalfi Toast!’

Cheers! It’s that time of year for parties and entertaining friends and family. I’m not exactly the eggnog type, so I’m always looking to branch out of the traditional holiday cocktail fare with something unexpected.  Gin is my favorite winter spirit (it’s usually distilled with juniper berries- i.e. pine tree smells and tastes!), so recently

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“Harvest Thyme” and Tablescapes

Fall cocktails featuring Brown Sugar Bourbon by Heritage Distillery

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fall is here, and to celebrate, I’ve channeled my inner Martha Stewart and gone all out with a pumpkin and gourd tablescape to last through Thanksgiving, and I’ve also partnered with Heritage Distilling and created my go-to cocktail of the season with their amazing Brown Sugar Bourbon–

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On the Menu: A Valentine’s Day Tablescape and Feast

Raspberry sorbet topped with prosecco and candied coral reef accents

Over the past couple years, my husband’s discovered a passion (and hidden talent!) for cooking.  Much like design,  cooking is another creative outlet.  He loves putting together special menus and pairings for holiday meals and celebrations –and since we moved into our new home, I’ve become relatively obsessed with creating unique tablscapes to compliment the

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Extending the Olive Branch…Tablescape

Olive branch home decor and tablescapes by Lauren Elaine

When it comes to weddings, nothing puts a stamp on your wedding style and overall reception vibe better than a unique tablescape. One of the most carefully crafted and curated elements of a wedding, table decor sets the mood and feel for your reception, and creates a special atmosphere to compliment the meal being served.

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Home for the Holidays at Castle Vista

Los Angeles Bridal Designer Lauren Elaine shares a look at her home, Castle Vista, decorated for the Holidays.

‘Tis the season to deck the halls! And this year,  we’re celebrating our first Christmas in a new home, with a new puppy, and hosting family and friends for the Holidays — so I’ve gone all out!  We’ve been living in a construction war zone since moving into Castle Vista earlier this year and tackling

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Fairytale Beginnings at Castle Vista

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine shares a look at her new home, Castle Vista.

I’ve recently embarked on a new adventure. An adventure filled with inspiration, creativity, and a new outlet for my passion for design.  It’s a new adventure that definitely falls under the category of #SoMuchMoreThanOneDay, and something I hope to share with my husband and family for a long time to come. Much like a wedding,

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