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Wide-leg wisdom (& Friday Links)

I was reading an interview with Jesse Kamm in Apiece Apart and wondering why no one else seems to get the length in the wide leg crops quite right. Soon after, multiple people, including a stylist friend, told me that if you get the Madewell wide-leg crops in Tall, they fit like Jesse Kamm pants. Such a genius tip!

I want to try it with the denim, too! My guess is you should size down, because you want them super fitted at top and Madewell tends to stretch a bit. Has anyone else tried it?

Of course, it’s not exactly the season to be shopping for oneself. Have you checked everything off your shopping or to-make list for gifts? I think I’m nearly there, but I need to sit down this weekend and be sure. Also in the cards for this weekend: breakfast with Santa, our friends’ annual Harp & Beer party, a brass concert at the Mondavi Center, and a fancy-grownup-holiday-party! And I’m going to add eggnog to the list… there’s been far too little eggnog this December!

What are you looking forward to?

Some links of note in the meantime… 

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Our Home: Sacramento Home Magazine Feature!

Something really exciting happened a few weeks ago: We were shopping for Thanksgiving dinner and we spotted Sacramento Home Magazine on the newsstands, with Skyler and Sawyer on the cover!

Just before school started, Catherine Warmerdam came over to interview me for the story and, a few days later, Gary and Lisa Ashley of Create + Gather came over to take some photos. It was such an honor to be featured, and I was so excited to see it all come together in print!

It’s a local publication, so I know most of you won’t get to see the story. Here are some shots that appeared in the issue, along with some of the outtakes that Gary shot and was kind enough to share. As you can imagine, I treasure them already!

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Gift Guide: 12 Days of Cookbooks

There’s something especially satisfying about settling down with a good cookbook this time of year. Temperatures are lower, you’re ready to spend more time inside, and bringing down the pace feels exactingly comfortable. In fact, fall cookbooks seem quick to reel us in—promising stained, splattered pages in no time. These new cookbooks vary in theme, inspiration, and content, but they all share an intent to bring us together with those we love, and those we love to feed.

Here’s to finding your space in the kitchen and around the table with those closest to you—and perhaps gifting something of the same to those you hold most dear. We dreamt up some best-for-recipients who might appreciate these most…

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