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Display Name: MandyDavis
Member Since: 4/2/11

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Louisiana is a happy place. I grew up there and loved it... oddly another post says Louisiana is one of the worst places to raise a child. I call b.s.

New York is the Unhappiest City in America Design News
7/25/14 05:13 AM

ew1 - I have lived all over the world (U.S., Japan, Macedonia, South Africa), and have traveled extensively beyond that (Austria, Turkey, Greece, Croatia), and there is not a single one of those places that I have not seen the country's flag displayed in a residence or place of business of completely average folks. As a matter of fact, I've even seen pictures of politicians on display in these same places. I would certainly not say that the U.S. is unique in this.

Classic Home Types from American Cities, Coast to Coast American Style
6/21/14 09:42 AM

Istanbul, Kyoto, Dubrovnik, Salzburg

What's Your Favorite Design Destination? (Plus Three to Put on Your List)
6/20/14 08:33 PM

You gave this homesick Louisiana native, living in Japan, a little taste of home today. Thanks Valorie!

Valorie's Bold New Orleans Home House Tour
6/4/14 07:28 PM

That is just the sweetest thing ever! Happy anniversary and thank you for the inspiration.

Dream a Little Dream: Our Tenth Anniversary Film
6/2/14 07:44 PM

Sorry, I forgot to address your other question. I'm not sure of the origin, but here in Japan, I've found that it's a fairly common drink in coffee shops and cafes. It would catch on like a wild fire in trendy U.S. coffee shops in my opinion.

9 Surprising Things to Add to Your Coffee (Beyond Cream & Sugar) Smart Coffee For Regular Joes
5/29/14 09:02 PM

Hi laurelsg! I live in Japan, so I'm not sure exactly where you could find black sesame seed paste in the U.S. Here, it's located next to peanut butter and other nut type spreads. It's absolutely delicious. Maybe check an Asian food market if you have one in your area. I think it is also called tahini, but I'm not 100% sure if it is exactly the same thing. It is worth looking into because it is an awesome combination with coffee, ice cream, mixed into pound cake batter, etc... Good luck and let me know if you're able to find it.

9 Surprising Things to Add to Your Coffee (Beyond Cream & Sugar) Smart Coffee For Regular Joes
5/29/14 08:58 PM

Black sesame seed paste stirred in with a little sugar and whipped cream on top. I think I'll go have one right now...

9 Surprising Things to Add to Your Coffee (Beyond Cream & Sugar) Smart Coffee For Regular Joes
5/28/14 09:56 PM

Donald Link is my chef hero! I need to add this one to my collection pronto.

Down South by Donald Link New Cookbook
5/22/14 03:06 AM

I think that the home is beautiful. I especially love the glass panels that are on the roof of the dining room that open into the garden above. Genius idea!

Sting's London Townhouse for Sale Design News
5/21/14 07:14 PM

Happy happy birthday AT! You sure bring a lot of inspiration to my world. Thanks.

Happy Birthday Party Pics! Apartment Therapy & The Kitchn 10th Birthday, May 7th, 2014
5/8/14 07:54 PM

Hi Porcusuxor!

Typically I hand wash my dishes, but sometimes I simply just don't have the time or energy. That's when I load up my dishwasher. It's nice to have one. It's not a necessity, it's a luxury.

Jennifer's Kitchen: The Last Week Renovation Diary
4/29/14 08:16 PM

I've used a glass vase for years as my utensil holder, and it works just fine. The only problem is that it will crack if you drop any utensil in it that is made of steel. I knew this risk whenever I made the decision, but did not relay what I thought was a common sense observation to the rest of my family... Needless to say, there is a small crack in the bottom of my vase. So goes life.

Would You Use a Glass Vase to Hold Kitchen Tools? Kitchen Organization
4/17/14 10:28 PM

Another vote for Kobo's Vetiver and Shaved Vanilla. It's 100% soy and has the most wonderful (not sweet smell). It's just awesome. Sometimes when I walk by, I pick up the non-lit candle and take a long whiff. I typically don't like candles, so this one is the exception to my rule. Even my husband likes it and he is not a fan of vanilla scented things.

Tell Us: What Are Your Favorite Scented Candles? Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/25/14 07:25 PM

Such true advice.

On a separate note, Adrienne, I love your posts. Keep up the great work.

A Good Tip For Creating a Home That Expresses Your Personality Comment of the Day
3/8/14 08:14 PM

Jessica - what happened to your blog? The link isn't working anymore.

Jessica & Scott's East Coast Nest House Tour
2/18/14 08:58 AM

Jessa ~ Would you mind telling me about the small shelves that you have the snuff bottles on? Thanks!

Jessica & Scott's East Coast Nest House Tour
12/17/13 03:27 AM

Is that a huge colander in the 6th picture? I wonder if it's a piece of art or actually used in the kitchen. I can't imagine what for... but I'm laughing while pondering the thought. : )

Find Your Style: 10 Beautiful Real-Life Kitchens with Colorful Cabinets
12/17/13 03:02 AM

I always wondered how this was done, but was too lazy to look it up. I love you guys! Happy holidays!!!

One Minute Tip: How to Make a Felt Ball Garland Apartment Therapy Videos
12/17/13 02:51 AM

I feel the same way about my copy of French Laundry. I feel so inspired every time I flip through its pages, even though I must admit, I've never attempted any of its recipes.

The Best 2013 Cookbooks That You Will Probably Never Cook From Cookbook Spotlight
12/12/13 02:24 AM