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Inside Story: Author Georgia Pellegrini

Inside Story: Author Georgia Pellegrini

We tour her modern Texas home

We just met the love child of Dr. Quinn and Katniss Everdeen, with a little Tris Prior mixed in.

She’s Georgia Pellegrini, author of the new book Modern Pioneering. And though she hunts, fishes, and forages with the best of ’em, her East Austin home is far from a log cabin full of animal heads.

In today’s Inside Story video, the New Yorker-turned-Texan shows us around her lofty space, from the old Stetsons repurposed as wall art to the antique Nancy Drew collection.

Like us, she seems to have a thing for independent women.

For more from Pellegrini, go to georgiapellegrini.com. Buy her book at amazon.com, and if you really want to get to know her (you should), go on one of her adventure getaways.

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Inside Story: Glitter Guide’s Caitlin Moran

Inside Story: Glitter Guide’s Caitlin Moran

The blogger shows us her treasures

On Instagram, the sky is blue, we always have fresh flowers, and every meal is a masterpiece. In reality, we’re eating burritos (plural) in bed, watching Pretty Little Liars.

And then there’s the world of our guest editor, Glitter Guide editorial director Caitlin Moran, whose picturesque online life isn’t just show. For proof, we got a tour of the one-story casa where she lives with her fiance.

From the perfectly arranged bar cart to her bright and cheerful office, nothing is staged — but nothing is intimidating, either. Maybe that’s because she’s an expert at blending vintage finds with stuff she gets at — no joke — Target.

No filter needed.

For more about Moran, check out our interview, her beauty essentials, and her ten favorite things. And, of course, go to theglitterguide.com.

Photo: Stephania Stanley for DailyCandy

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Hotspots with Jourdan Fairchild

Hotspots with Jourdan Fairchild

Our editor shares her favorite places in Chicago

When I moved to Chicago last August, my husband was a first-year med student (a.k.a. see you once a week, pal) and I was an unemployed former magazine editor. We’d been married one week.

The transition wasn’t easy, but as I slowly got to know the city, I found happiness in the discovery of new places. I browsed one-of-a-kind boutiques, ate my weight in interesting food, and — most importantly — took time to have real conversations.

In today’s video, I show you three spots that made a difference to me: a pie place that serves sweets so good they should be illegal, a flower shop I want to live in, and a clothing store where I can hang out with the designer.

I’m happy to report we’re now settled enough to have welcomed an addition to the family: a little rescue pup named Louis. Like me, he’s a Kentucky transplant.

And, like me, he loves the Windy City.

Want more? Check out our editors’ go-to spots around New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Photo: Lauren Lumsden / DailyCandy 

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Hotspots with Kate Wolfson

Hotspots with Kate Wolfson

Our editor shares her favorite things in L.A.

It’s a familiar tale: I came to Los Angeles for one love (a boy) and found another (a city).

Five years in, the city — and the boy — still makes my heart skip a beat.

In today’s video, I give you a tour of my beloved local spots that starts with a design-centric treasure hunt Downtown and ends at a Hollywood gallery/boutique in the storied Howard Hughes headquarters (hello, $55,000 backpacks).

I also stop for a twenty-layer crepe cake at a bakery which, like me, is a New York transplant that’s pretty sweet on the City of Angels.

Thanks for tagging along, and please wave hello if you see me around town.

I’m the girl in the Mini Cooper, desperately attempting to parallel park.

Want more? Check out our editor’s go-to spots around New York. And stay tuned for editor favorites in San Francisco and Chicago, coming soon.

Next Video: A Warm Welcome
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A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome

The San Fran party thrower shows us her home

When we throw a party, there’s a Paperless Post sent weeks in advance, five grocery store runs, and at least seven freak-outs about who’s going to come.

When blogger/woman about town Susan MacTavish Best hosts a shindig, she sends a casual email the day before, gets a few oysters, and the who’s who of San Fran digerati show up.

In today’s video, which we shot an hour before one of her legendary throwdowns, we tour Best’s Pacific Heights home. From her antiques and art collections to her out-of-a-dream spaniel, the place is envy inducing. Her kitchen alone is worth the watch.

Consider this your invitation.

For more information about Best, go to livingmactavish.com. For more home porn, check out Vena Cava co-designer Lisa Mayock’s Williamsburg apartment, Lela Rose’s Tribeca mansion, and Heidi Merrick’s Silver Lake bungalow.

Next Video: Interior Motives
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Interior Motives

Interior Motives

We get a tour of the Vena Cava co-designer’s digs

We never expected to be envious about a life-size porcelain monkey hanging from someone’s ceiling. (Those teeth!) 

Yet the moment we stepped into Vena Cava co-designer Lisa Mayock’s inimitable Williamsburg apartment, we wanted everything in sight — primate included.

In today’s Inside Story video, Mayock gives us a tour of the space she shares with her husband, Jeff Halmos of Shipley & Halmos, from ceramic-hand displays to the surplus of space agey triangles.

After watching, if you’re like us, you’ll want to scour eBay for awesomely weird collections to call your own.

We’re not monkeying around.

For information about Mayock’s company, go to venacava.com. To see how more fashion heavy hitters live, check out Lela Rose’s urban mansion in Tribeca, Kaelen Haworth’s East Village loft, and Hillary Taymour’s Brooklyn pad.

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SuChin Pak’s Currently Coveting: Emerging Artists

SuChin Pak’s Currently Coveting: Emerging Artists

Our chief correspondent’s obsessions right now

In today’s installment of Currently Coveting, chief correspondent Suchin Pak shows three of her favorite works of art, all by under-the-radar creatives. From a kitschy cat and mouse to a literal interpretation of “I heart you,” your walls are set.

This week’s picks are available at stillhousenyc.com, etsy.com, and thetappancollective.com.

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Ready, Set, Fete!: Making the Garland

Ready, Set, Fete!: Making the Garland

Watch artist Brittany Asch make an impressive centerpiece

You know when you’re on Pinterest and you see something so pretty that you want the creator’s life immediately? This might be one of those times. In this video, which we shot at our Ready, Set, Fete! garden party, floral artist Brittany Asch makes a garland so grand it doesn’t need a photo filter.

To see more of Asch’s work, go to brrch.com. And be sure to check out the rest of our party.

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Ready, Set, Fete!: Setting the Table

Ready, Set, Fete!: Setting the Table

See our tabletop come together from beginning to end

The greatest thing about summer? Eating outside. In this time-lapse video, we show you how dinner party extraordinaire Karen Mordechai (of NYC’s famed Sunday Suppers) sets her table for a garden party. You’ll never want the season to end.

Want more? Watch the creation of the table garland and drinks station. Then check out the final product (and learn where to buy what you see).

Photo: Lina Plioplyte for DailyCandy

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Ready, Set, Fete!: Making the Drinks Station

Ready, Set, Fete!: Making the Drinks Station

Check out how we set up our beverage table

You might be wondering, “How could a drinks table get better? There’s already alcohol on it.” In this video, see how Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers created a beverage station that quenches your desire for eye candy as much as your thirst.

Want more? Watch the creation of the garland and table setting. Then check out the final product (and learn where to buy what you see).

Photo: Lina Plioplyte for DailyCandy