Major life update alert!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you already know that I’ve started my first big COCOCOZY design house project! And now that I’ve got my footing, I want to bring you all along on the journey with me in hopes we can learn a thing or two together!
Basically, I bought this house as an investment property a few months ago in an historic area here in Los Angeles called View Park. The Spanish Style home is 1860 square feet and was built in 1931. It sits on a large, magical lot surrounded by palm trees and birds of paradise. It was 3 bedrooms and 3 baths — but now we are morphing it into a 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath home!
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The best made plans…often go awry. When that happens, I use spider mums! This lovely spring centerpiece I used for an Easter gathering actually came together by mistake.
It ended up being the perfect, bright and fresh addition to the table setting — and it’s so simple to make, you could throw this together for any occasion!
So here’s what happened… I had 12 members of my family over earlier this month. The *perfectly-planned* plan was for a lovely garden filled with blue hydrangea. If you caught my girl boss luncheon post… kinda like that! And my menu included barbecue chicken, lightly dressed kale salad, fennel and tomato salad, corn bread and from my Caribbean background the family gathering staple, Haitian rice (red rice and beans).
Things are coming together over here in Beverly Hills!
Many of you may remember my old patio from my tiny cottage in Hollywood Hills — and now I’m taking elements of that space and incorporating it into my new oasis!
Welcome to my personal sweet spot… the upstairs patio of my home that is nestled in the hills and surrounded by beautiful palm tree views. An instant calm!
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I am totally obsessed with the idea of taking a flower arranging class. I have no idea where I would find such a course, but I DEFINITELY want to take one. I love entertaining and I love creating my own original flower arrangements. I think adding the right flowers to any setting can improve the decor and feel of a space almost instantly. I love arranging flowers but I wouldn’t say I am a pro at it. I want to get better. That being said…having fresh flowers in your home doesn’t have to be a big ordeal or cost a lot of money or require you to take some fancy flower arranging course. All it takes is four steps: 1) go to your local supermarket or flower shop and buy any type of flowers or greenery; 2) Find some sort of vase or vessel in your cupboard; 3) Add water; 4) Cut flowers and voila! Instant upgrade to your room’s decor. Here are some easy everyday flower arrangements for inspiration…