the essential six

Lauren Layne "must haves" 

Sam Edlemen "Hazel" Stiletto

I own seven pairs of these, ranging in black (my favorite!), to blue suede to red patent leather. They are they perfect stiletto. They have the iconic look of a luxury brand, but much more affordable.

Day Designer 

After much wandering in my planner journey, I've returned to The Day Designer. It's both sophisticated and professional, with no goofy colors or fluff. And the schedule starts at 5am which my morning-person self needs.

Ulysses App

Lauren Layne's go-to writing app (Mac/Apple specific). Clean, clutter-free, with seamless iCloud backup.


My most-used app. Story ideas, grocery lists, blog posts, recipes all go into Evernote. 

Camille Wine Glasses

Perhaps better known as the "Olivia Pope" wine glasses, featured in ABC's Scandal. With an extra-long stem, and oversize bowl, these are the most elegant wine glasses you'll ever own.

Chloe perfume

With the exception of going to the gym, I never leave the house without perfume. It's the perfect accessory, and makes me feel both powerful and feminine.