5.17.2012

Cottage Style Magazine Shoot and Cool Restaurant

   A representative from "Cottage Style" contacted us after I featured my friend, 
Debbie Duggan's home.  It's being shot for the magazine right now!
Her whole house is looking even more gorgeous than usual. 
We played around with different pillows in her bedroom.  
The center one, above, is made from a vintage kimono.
It will be exciting to see the professional shots in the magazine after Debbie and 
the stylist, Char Hatch Langos and the photographers do their magic.



Isn't it fun to try a new restaurant, especially one with good food and cool design?
We just had breakfast at the recently opened 
Greenleaf in Costa Mesa, California.  
The entrance is lined with lemon trees in wine barrels.
It's a gourmet "chop shop" meaning lots of healthy gourmet salads, in addition to, sandwiches and paninis.
Pass through the interesting little market to order your meal.


 Select a seat inside (cool light fixtures) or
 in the pretty pebbled courtyard.
 We liked these flower arrangements in rustic containers with vegetables.
 They also cater.  I will order a couple of large salads to 
add to the menu for my husband's 


beachside birthday party 
this weekend.

Best wishes!

42 comments:

  1. Mary Ann,

    I love her home, great work! I can't wait to see the final images!


    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  2. I love the colors used in her home!!

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  3. What an adorable shop and restaurant!
    Claudia

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  4. Who cool! A photo shoot is so fun. You won't be able to believe the photos of this already gorgeous place.

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  5. I just heard about this restaurant today from Jessica at bar Method...I'm going tomorrow. It looks even better in your photos!

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  6. Oh I Love that first image ...so inspiring! Have a lovely weekend xx

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  7. Beautiful home, congrats to Debbie!! Wish I could visit this cool restaurant. Happy weekend to you!

    Amy R.
    {plain & fancy living}
    twitter: pfliving

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  8. Can't wait to see what they do too, Mary Ann! SO beautiful now, I just can't imagine.
    I love the way the lemon trees are out front. So welcoming.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  9. How very, very exciting for Debbie! It is always fun to see someone we "know" featured. I hope your week has been great so far- xo Diana

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  10. How exciting, I can see why they called its fabulous! And that shop...so my kind of place, makes me want to hop on a plane NOW!

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  11. That is so exciting....but not surprising. Yeah!

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  12. So exciting for your friend and you. Her house looks gorgeous and I cant wait to see the lay out.

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  13. Your friends home doesn't look like it needs much styling it looks wonderful, I really like her bedroom. Love your new profile picture too...are you aging backwards...;)

    XX
    Debra~

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  14. What exciting news! Also those flower arrangements - the peonies and what is that - a purple artichoke? Love, love.

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  15. Wonderful news about the magazine shoot!!! I can't wait to read more details as they evolve. And that restaurant looks so neat - just the place I'd like to check out, get a cup of coffee and some breakfast.

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  16. *** THIS "sneak(y!) preview" definitely leaves me wanting MORE, and I can't WAIT to SEE it all!!! (And sooooo, WHEN will YOURS be published?!?!?!)...

    Your new pic is FAB (!) ... but I D*O have ONE TEENY-TINY "SUGGESTION"~~~~ could you at LEAST puhleeeeese have the DECENCY to A*G*E a little, girlfriend??? You look soooo mahhhhvelous that I feel soooooo SOOOOOOOO O*L*D!!!! (Then again, I AM!!! Grins!!!)...

    ENJOY SWEET HUBBY'S BD CELEBRATION!

    Hugs,
    Linda
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  17. omg i want to be in that restaurant this very second. that is my sort of place!

    smiles to you.

    michele

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  18. Wow! That's wonderful news. I'm sure she wasn't planning on that outcome when you shared her home on your blog. Such a treat!

    I am dying over those flower/vegetable arrangements. I wish I could join you at the restaurant! :-)
    Abby

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  19. So fun for both of you! Oh, that charming little market is right up my alley! Beautiful new photo, Mary Ann!

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  20. What a beautiful home. That restaurant is so charming too. The flower arrangements are to die for! Love it all! Thanks for sharing. ~ Carrie

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  21. Different styles, but both the house and the restaurant are charming. Best wishes for your husband's birthday party this weekend.

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  22. How fun! I love that your friend's home is being featured in a magazine! Hope your hubby's party goes well this weekend! XOXO

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  23. Can't wait to see the article! That restaurant looks like my kind of place! Have a great party this weekend!

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  24. What beautiful restaurant design! They know what they're doing!

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  25. That restaurant looks incredible. Love how the indoors and outdoors blend as one, beautiful.

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  26. I love the kimono pillow! Will be waiting for that magazine to come out.

    Thanks for the restaurant info, next time we are up that way we will have to give it a try.

    Linda

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  27. OMG!!!!What a fun restaurant! Wish I can go there. Kinda far from Ohio. I hate Ohio. The home is pretty awesome too!

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  28. Your friend's home is beautiful. What a lovely honor for both of you.
    The restaurant looks wonderful. I will definitely have to try it out.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Birthday to your husband.

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  29. Can't wait to see the story!
    And oh...those flowers! Gorgeous indeed!
    Have a lovely weekend!,

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  30. Mary Ann,
    I need details...will you let us know when the magazine of your friend's house will be out? Also, where in Costa Mesa...the courtyard didn't look familiar and yet so pretty and almost Santa Barbara like.
    Have a great weekend.
    Karen

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  31. Mmm! That shop looks yummy! Beautiful home and love the courtyard ~

    leslie

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  32. Neat restaurant and market. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

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  33. What a love place, Mary Ann. That courtyard is fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful party! Congrats to your friend on the magazine shoot.

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  34. MaryAnn,

    Photo shoots are really fun and you do gain great tips. We can all use that...right ha ha. Great eating spot! Sounds like your going to have a great weekend too!

    Bette

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  35. Awww... a beach side birthday party sounds amazing! And I'm so happy to hear your friend's home will be in Cottage Style! Very deserving. Yours is next! :)

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  36. That is fantastic about the magazine feature - aren't you soooo excited?!? Thanks for the heads up about the new restaurant - it sounds just perfect. Hope your party was perfect too :D

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  37. awww, so exciting! that's one of my fave mags. And that new resto...dreamy, I love how it looks so casual & the lemon zest branches are just so adorable!

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  38. I can't imagine the new photos will look any better than the ones you have posted. They are beautiful! REally love the selections and styling! Congrats to you!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  39. I told you all of your friend's homes were magazine-worthy :) So exciting! That restaurant looks wonderful.... very Californian. Wish we had places like that around here!

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  40. How wonderful for your friend - and well done you for seeing such beautiful potential! That little market looks divine - I LOVE places like that - and the flower arrangements - just stunning!
    Paula

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  41. What a warm and inviting home...adore the colors and the artwork over the bed is wonderful!! So happy to have you at Design Chic today - what a talented group of friends!

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  42. This home cum restaurant just looks scintillating with the design and the architecture it really seems to be fascinating, great work...

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