Valley of flowers California super bloom

Spring fever in Southern California

Growing up in the countryside of Sweden, I vividly remember picking spring flowers along country roads and forest trails. This year’s super bloom here in Southern California has taken spring flowers to a whole new level. Miles long canyons covered with California Poppies and other native plants have created what looks like a giant impressionist […]

Pine cinnamon star cookies and pine cones

A Porla and Pine Inspired Holiday

What are some of the things that make the Holiday shimmering for you? Personally, aside from getting together with loved ones, giving gifts and decorating are highest on my list of Holiday sparkles. Below are some of my personal tips and ideas, à la Porla and Pine. Personalized “Feel Good” Kits Instead of buying one […]

Book pile

3 of the Books on my Nightstand

Every few weeks I clean up and deconstruct the book tower on my nightstand, but somehow the tower magically rebuilds itself. It probably happens at night when I’m asleep. If there is a thing called book addiction, this describes me perfectly. How about you? Today, I wanted to share with you three of the building […]

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