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Weekend Inspiration

This week has been quite pleasant – we’ve been visiting family and friends. Driving to the Oregon Coast a bowl of clam chowder, picking up salt water taffy, and spending quality time with my grandmother has been perfect. Yesterday as we drove to Central Oregon to our family house in the woods I was in awe of the trees – so lush, green and go as far as the eye can see.  I can’t wait to dive into my stack of magazines and books, sit by the pool and ride our bikes around town. Best of all there is absolutely no internet and barely any service at the house, which makes for a totally unplugged weekend. It’s going to be blissful!

I hope all of you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend ahead!

xx, Caitlin

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Room Anatomy

Designed by Thom Filicia, this week’s Room Anatomy features a perfectly eclectic, comfortable, and casually elegant Living Room space.  The look is mature and has a formality that is not stiff. The space is clearly executed with awareness to each and every detail. My favorite aspect of this Living Room is the use of various textures that create a warm and more luxurious feel. Grasscloth wallpaper, Belgian linens, a secretary trunk featuring vintage cigar leather, and the glossy ceramic stool clustered with natural tree trunk stools.  To complete a similar yet personalized look at home be sure to feature a few one-of-a-kind accessories from your travels!

Resources: Stain World: Window Pane Floor Mirror | Restoration Hardware: Petite Candlestick Swing Floor Lamp | Aidan Gray:  Josie Occassional Chair | Lacefields Designs: Ikat Pillow | Restoration Hardware: Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk | Williams Sonoma Home: Herringbone Throw | Shop Greige: Garden Stool | Williams Sonoma Home: Presidio Sofa

Image Source: Elle Decor

Room Anatomy by
Authenticity B. for Sacramento Street

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I’m Loving . . .

These swings make we think of the lazy days of summer ahead. Give me a book and I could sit here for hours.

The gray hues of these clutches are stunning.

Could I have this tile in my apartment? The details and colors are perfection in my book.

This living room has been major inspiration for the new apartment. From the lighting to the accessories – I love it all.

One of my summer projects is going to be attempting to paint of piece of artwork for our living room. This piece will be up on the wall as I paint – I love the blue hues.

What are you loving this week?

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Four Favorites

Tomorrow I’ll be on the road heading to Central Oregon. I’m looking forward to the dry summer air. I thought I’d share of of the essentials I brought (and a few items I wish I had) for this portion of my Oregon road-trip. Do you have any essentials you bring on a summer road-trip? I love bringing a stack of books. I just finished The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls and it was amazing – off to the book store to pick up a few more reads for the pool.

1. Celine ‘Tailor’ Sunglasses

2. Serena & Lily Fouta Oversized Towel

3. Mark & Graham Canvas with Leather Weekender Bag

4. Clio two-tone Leather Sandals

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On the Menu: Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Last week, I decided to host a last minute surprise birthday party for my mom. I have to admit I’m not a baker – Eric has always been the baker in our family but with him off at work I turned to Grant to come up with something special. I mean you can’t have a birthday dinner without cake! Without knowing what he was going to bake he arrived at the door with a beautiful Carrot cake. As we sang happy birthday to my mom and began eating the cake Grant asked how we liked it – I proclaimed I was having a second piece. He then tells all of us that it’s gluten free – say what!

Gluten Free Carrot Cake


1 ½ cups sugar

4 eggs

1 ½ cup vegetable oil or a light olive oil

2 cups gluten free flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 tablespoons bourbon

4 cups of grated carrots

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup of toasted chopped pecans or walnuts

Frosting Ingredients:

1 teaspoon lemon zest

8 ounces of reduced fat cream cheese

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

8 tablespoons of butter

2 cups of powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees or 176C

2. Use two round 9- inch cake pans (I like the non-stick pans).  Spray cooking spray or butter pans. You could also make cupcakes with this recipe – this recipe will make around 32 cupcakes.

3. Place sugar and eggs in a large bowl and beat with hand mixer or stand mixer.  Add in oil and vanilla.  Beat until smooth.

4. In a separate bowl mix the GF flour and baking soda and powder and salt.  Add this dry mixture to the wet and beat until blended.

5. Stir in the grated carrots and nuts.  Divide batter into cake pans.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until  toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.  (If making cupcakes make for 30 mins)

7. While cakes or cupcakes are cooling, place butter, cream cheese and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat with hand mixer or stand mixer until smooth.  Add in powdered sugar and lemon zest until smooth and creamy.

8. Frost when cake is cool.

Recipe & Food Prep by Grant Gibson / Photography & Styling by Claire Giffen

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