I am not sure that I like the word staycation, but it seems to work as well as anything.   Last week, I commented on the dreary San Francisco summer.  I’d really had enough and planned a mini weekend away.  I know, I know…a vacation right before leaving for Maine!   I wanted to do something local […]

Off to Maine

Off to Maine in just a few weeks. This marks the seventh consecutive year of escaping to Maine. September can’t come soon enough.  As usual, San Francisco is foggy and cold, so it will be really nice to experience some better weather.   The oft-quoted Mark Twain saying always comes to mind this time of year: […]

Sweet Potato Chili

If you are like me, you are counting the days until summer. You know how much I love Maine.  This year, we decided that one trip just wasn’t enough…so we’re escaping in June and then going back again in September.  If you saw my last post, you’ll know that I am working a book, so […]


Thank you to Elle Decor for this feature in the May issue. Happy to be included with so many great designer friends. Oh, and the cat is out of the bag: It’s true, my interior design book will be coming out in 2018! For a new generation of designers, Instagram is not only an outlet […]

“Awesome or Insane”

Thank you San Francisco Magazine for featuring not one, but two projects in the January 2017 issue.  You can check this out on news stands now or check out the online version HERE. “Awesome or Insane” Two sisters. Two husbands. Five children. One duplex. Let the design-off begin. Anh-Minh Le | Photos: Kathryn MacDonald Parents […]

Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2017

Last weekend, The Wall Street Journal published it annual article on trends. Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2017 They asked me what I thought was in and what was out for 2017. You can check out the full story HERE Happy 2017 to you!

Eggplant “meatballs”

With the holidays just around the corner, I am sure that you are starting to freak out over what to serve for your holiday cocktail party, work potluck or what to serve when your favorite vegetarian comes to dinner. I have been playing around with some recipes to make eggplant into “meatballs” (without the meat). […]


20 INTERIOR DESIGN TERMS DEFINED BY THE PROS Is this room clean, tailored or edited? Whatever it is, it must be chic… right? Interior designers weigh in on what designer jargon actually means, so you can make sure you’re using the right terms in the right ways.  You can read the entire article HERE Thanks to […]

Mexico City

“The Mexican capital is more cosmopolitan than ever, with world-class museums, vibrant street art and bustling markets.”- The New York Times Mexico City – or CDMX, as it’s now known- has been on the top of my destination list for several years.  I was honestly a little scared about going due to the city’s reputation as a […]


  Shakshuka [shahk-SHOO-kah] originally comes from North Africa.  A Tunisian dish with eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce.  In my research of the history of this dish, it turns out that it is also popular in Israel, where they eat it for breakfast. Each country seems to have its own variation. This is a new […]