Staffordshire Ceramic Dogs

Staffordshire dogs are collectible ceramics from the Victorian Era. They were displayed and admired on mantels from the 1840’s through the 1890’s and are highly sought after collectibles today. Staffordshire dogs are originally from the County of Staffordshire in England, where many pottery companies are located. The peak of their popularity was at the end … Continue Reading

Sneak Peek of Candy’s Gift Wrapping Room

    My gift wrapping room is one of my favorite rooms in the Manor in the Sky. I take gift-giving very seriously! Expressing my gratitude in the form of a beautifully wrapped present is extremely important to me. It’s a thoughtful way to show the gift recipient that you took the time and energy … Continue Reading

Candy’s Pick: The Bouqs

There’s nothing I love more than fresh cut flowers in my home. When I’m too busy to cut and arrange my own flowers, I look to a service like The Bouqs to take the reigns. The Bouqs is an online flower delivery service that has beautifully curated bouquets for so many different occasions. They have … Continue Reading

5 Summer Party Essentials

The sun in shining (mostly), we’re starting to glisten in the sun and the SPF is out… summer is HERE! It’s a wonderful time of the year in Los Angeles.   Of course it does get a little warm sometimes but usually only lasts a few weeks.   Everyone wants to be outdoors as often … Continue Reading

Pick of the Month: Fun Popsicle Molds

Popsicles are a quintessential summer treat, and they are easy and fun to make at home by freezing juice, yogurt, or smoothies in your favorite flavors. Kids and adults alike will go crazy for ice pops made with these creative molds available at Uncommon Goods. There are “ring pop” molds featuring jewel shapes, molds designed … Continue Reading

3 "Secret" LA Hotels

Staying in a hotel owned by a big chain is a safe bet, but it’s not the best way to get the feel for the heart and soul of a city. Boutique hotels and B&Bs can make a tourist feel almost like a local, a sensation that isn’t easy to achieve in a sprawling city … Continue Reading