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Hello, Sweet Girl

Welcome to the family, Sydney Bristow Maigret. Yours was the first photo I fell in love with online, right after I decided it was time to stop crying about loss and start focusing on gain. I worried, briefly, that people

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Goodbye, My Beloved Boy

Ten and a half years ago, on February 4th, you showed up at our doorstep, exhausted, confused, matted of hair and smelling like a skunk. You were strikingly beautiful then, and you remained strikingly beautiful until the moment we said

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What To Expect When Working With an Interior Designer. At least this one.

Hey. I thought it might be handy to put together a document that explains in detail the process of working with me. Intrigued? Read on. Maybe we can team up and create spaces that will blow minds. Keep in mind

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Bestest Beauty Products From Someone Who Doesn’t Consider Herself High Maintenance But Probably Is

Sometimes things live up to the hype. Like that time I met Jonathan Adler through a friend and he was super nice and funny and took my hand and told me I was “hilarious”. Whenever I doubt my self worth

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Sleep Together. More Soundly.

When we go on vacation, we like to bring something back from our trip that reminds us of what an amazing time we had. Usually, it’s in the form of a 5-7 pound weight gain, but sometimes, it’s much much

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S’well Indeed.

Everywhere I go, people ask me about my groovy water bottle.  If I were in a magazine, in a feature entitled “Things Julie Maigret Can’t Live Without”, one of my items would be this beauty. Yes, that list, like every

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That Time I Discovered I Am No Defender Of Women.

Last week, I went to Largo at the Coronet to see “Sarah Silverman & Friends”.  Which really should have been called “Sarah Silverman & The Same Friends As The Last Time You Went A Few Months Ago, With Mostly The Same Jokes.” But

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She leaves me no choice but to make the bed around her. She might be the 2nd most obstinate Maigret in our household. Let’s see if Suspect #1 catches this slight. 😬
Experienced the delight of seeing her emerge from her cocoon - see attached video. Maybe I wasn’t supposed to interfere (sorry, Nature), but when I saw her on her back with nothing to help upright her (which was technically my fault since I had unwittingly removed said cocoon from our pool float, where it was attached in an upright position. Sorry again, Nature) I offered a little twig, which she grabbed on to. I kept checking on her (stalking) as she hung out on the twig for a very long time. Then I checked & she had flown away (without so much as a Thank You, btw), leaving me a bit empty. #butterfly #cocoon #butterflyemerging #naturephotography #emptynest #emptynesters
The Landers’ Cocktail Game is STRONG, people. #cocktails #oldschool #mcm
Champion of Handsomeness.
Love these little dog-themed patches I saw at Race For The Rescues this am. Yes, #RESCUED is the BEST breed. 💪 #diy #crafting
It’s a stunner of an evening here in Los Angeles. #LAsky #LAskies #loveLA
These eyes.
UM, YEAH - I DIDN’T KNOW THEY DID THIS, EITHER 🧐😳😍
Once i got past Skid Row, which was gutting, this am’s visit to the LA Flower Mart was super inspiring. #rollercoasterofemotions #platner #siemonandsalazar #jonathanadler #snovastudio
Swooning over #Modernica ‘s new planters - reactive blue + walnut plinth makes it extra 👌.
Supamodel. #chiweenielove
Sydney, smiling.
Power Stance. 📸 : @ashbudd 😍 #losalamos #winecountry #nililotan
These goofs 😍
That one time I was the tallest one in the room. #losolivos #winetasting #santaynez #nililotan #americanvintage #LAmeetsSantaCruz #MorningRecovery
Real friends will pose in trees for you.
Is food porn still a thing? Because this is beautiful & you should see it.
From @tunameltsmyheart: Today is #RememberMeThursday, which honors the millions of orphan pets who’ve lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home. So today let’s corporately show everyone we know how beautiful pet adoption is and inspire change for pets in need. Join Tuna by posting your adopted pets on social media with a message to educate and empower others to adopt today! From me: Look at these beauties and tell me rescue dogs aren't as good as store bought/breeder pets. Please please #adoptdontshop