brussel sprouts

Cooking as a Love Language | Cooking with Sarah

Exploring down time with the Elsie Green team.
July 11, 2022 — Laurie Furber
thacher house in ojai

36 Hours in Ojai

Recently I planned a whirlwind road trip with my daughter Katie and my sister Lisa to Ojai and Santa Barbara.  We hit the road on Friday afternoon and returned on Sunday night. So we had to be strategic.  As always, our priorities were to eat well, drink well, learn a little about the area and leave inspired.  Simple.
July 10, 2022 — Laurie Furber
shadow of rose

Capturing Moments in Time | Photography with Kelsey

Exploring down time with the Elsie Green team.
July 04, 2022 — Laurie Furber
coffee table with trinkets

Steal My Sources | Laurie's Favorite Sources for Inspiration

I believe I am one of the last living catalog people.  I was working on catalog layouts and photoshoots when blue line meant writing on the proofs in blue pencil because the camera could not see the blue markings, when cut and paste was a literal term, and when a polaroid was taken of each image and hatched inside the photographer's armpit before anything was committed to film.  
June 28, 2022 — Laurie Furber
woman in blue linen dress

Fashion After 50 | Laurie's Summer Linen Edit

Fashion in my 50s is liberating.  I know what works for my body, I don't feel compelled to tap into every trend, and I have a capsule of basics in my closet that I just to each season with a few key pieces.  
June 27, 2022 — Laurie Furber
mimi calpe

Checking In | Mimi Calpe

 After the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, Tangier was a breath of fresh air. In this seaside gem situated just across the Strait of Gibraltar from the Spanish coast, we were able to relax and slow down. And our backdrop for our two days in Tangier was the beautiful villa hotel, Mimi Calpe.
June 24, 2022 — Laurie Furber
alex marshall dinnerware

Setting the Table | 6 Place Settings with our Classic Dinnerware

The white plate is the crisp white shirt of the entertaining arsenal. It's versatile, goes with everything, and never goes out of style.
June 23, 2022 — Laurie Furber

Honey Please | Our Guide to Our Favorite Wellness Secret

Is it just us, or have you noticed too?  Honey seems to be turning up everywhere.  We see it in recipes of course, but also in cocktails, in facials, in hair treatments.  
June 21, 2022 — Laurie Furber
bee pollen fudget

From Our Test Kitchen | The Benefits of Bee Pollen

First just let us say -  we are not doctors.  But we are very interested in health and general wellness.  The shop girls are always sharing recipes, natural beauty products and wellness news we read in an article (or saw on TikTok).  Perhaps we are late to the party, but lately recipes featuring bee pollen have caught our eye.
June 21, 2022 — Andie Furber
woman sitting in chair in front of window

Small Spaces | Laurie's Petite Home Tour

Recently, our Co-founder and Creative Director, Laurie, transitioned from a larger home in the Bay Area suburbs to smaller home in a bustling, hip neighborhood in Oakland.
June 14, 2022 — Laurie Furber

Fashion After 40 | Sarah's Summer Linen Edit

I feel like the human form of a yin yang, because in the only season that I don't wear all black, my summer uniform often consists of white and various shades of off white. It feels like a fashion palate cleanser.
June 14, 2022 — Sarah Guenter

City Guide | Tangier

Tangier and our hotel, Mimi Calpe, reminded us to slow down and enjoy each part of our day. We had long, indulgent meals, passed hours lazily by the pool with books in hand, and went on long walks through the beautiful city.
June 10, 2022 — Laurie Furber
in conversation

Etcetera | Our Podcast

Welcome to the Elsie Green Podcast where our host Andie and her guests discuss design, travel, fashion, beauty and other beautiful things in life.