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Situated right on the Pacific coast, 2020 Great Highway is the home of Tom Lloyd-Butler and Dan Zelen. No wonder Dan Zelen’s store is full of ocean influence. Doesn’t this place just inspire you to kick back and chill with your friends after a long day of surfing? I love it! The mid-century open design makes it feel so spacious, letting the outdoor space become part of the experience. You can smell the woody smell of the Douglas fir that is throughout the house making it feel like you are in a cabin, a very sophisticated beach cabin. The simple design is clean and functional, carefully crafted by the architect Ernest Born, and then later add on by Aidlin Darling. There are so many built-in details that unify the house. Check out the floor-to-ceiling window incorporating the cypress trees into the living room! Their bathroom has the ability to open to make relaxing in the tub an outdoor experience, so refreshing! What an absolutely beautiful house Tom and Dan share.

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett

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Veer and Wander is the place to go to get your hair done and it’s retail space, Apothecary has an amazing line up of products. The make-up lines are all natural and include RMS, Ilia, and Ellis Faas which are my favorites. Rodin has to-die-for lotion and lip balm, if you want to spoil yourself. Killer taste and fantastic insight go hand in hand to bring this cutting edge salon to San Francisco. What a great workspace, the lighting is key so that you feel attractive while getting your hair done, it really does make a difference!

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett

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Have you been inside Dan Zelen’s showroom? He has a beautiful and eclectic selection of sophisticated new and vintage home and garden accessories. He hand makes framed dried seaweed, cashmere throws, lavender sachets, and botanical vases. I am loving all the beach romance. There are so many different treasures inside the store from local artist’s creations to antiques, fashioning the balance that brings interest and quality¬†to a home. Those hand grenades are real military hand grenades repurposed as oil lamps designed by Piet Houtenbos, making something beautiful out of weapons. Here are some intriguing photos of Dan’s inspiring and gorgeous shop.

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett

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I love this baby owl, and am so excited to visit the little furry bandit again this weekend. I am over the moon about the way the baby owl looks around so curiously. I was a little worried that the baby was all alone, but the last visit I saw a parent. I was asking the baby “where’s your mom?” and I heard a hoot behind me and I turned around and the owl expanded its wings so I could see it. Then it closed them back up to almost disappear in its natural camouflage. I was overjoyed that the babies are being taken care of. What are you up to? What ever you do, have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Hat by Henry Beguelin, tank and shorts by Patagonia

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett and Mitch Tancio

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Spruce up your front door to celebrate spring and Easter with a wreath! This door is made cheerful when adorned with the simple beauty of pastel-colored eggs. You can quickly create a fun Easter wreath with just a few items, a gorgeous wreath is a subtle way to welcome spring into your home. Doesn’t this inspire you to look at your front door as another way to decorate fresh for the season?

Photos by Bronwyn Burnett