Happy weekend, friends! We’re off on our Pacific Coast Highway adventure this weekend and I may or may not have attempted to pack for the entire long weekend in a carryon suitcase, which was then rendered a moot point as Simon has to check his suitcase anyway. Oh well — we’re child-free and excited to explore the coast. Our itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: Malibu, where we’ll stay at the Malibu Beach Inn. YUM.
Day 2: Santa Barbara –> Solvang –> San Simeon
Day 3: Hearst Mansion tour –> Big Sur –> Carmel
Day 4: Carmel/Monterey
Day 5: Stanford/Silicon Valley
Follow along on Instagram to catch our adventures live! Ok, on to this weekend’s 5 things:
I’m having a full on love affair with the Laundress. I received a sample of their Wash & Stain bar at an event last year, and it sat unused in my drawer until last week when someone mentioned what a great product it was. It smelled good, but I am absolutely a believer now in what an effective stain remover it is. I also bought their signature detergent and it is insanely good. Save it for your unmentionables, sheets, and whites — in other words, I wouldn’t waste it on stinky teenagers who won’t care that their stuff now smells like the perfume of heaven.
A fun makeover of plain white folding doors…
So many great rooms came out of this spring’s One Room Challenge, but Paige Minear‘s makeover is my favorite.
How to lay out a narrow living room (I particularly like the helpful floor plans!)