back in january, i hosted a baby shower at our place for my sister’s second little lovebug. it rains approximately 5 days out of the year in los angeles and one of those days just so happened to land on the day of this outdoor affair. everything worked out in the end and the rain actually created the coziest ambience for the afternoon! i went with a french fête theme and used lots of linen and wood elements combined with greenery galore. we ordered sandwiches from le pain quotidien and made the rest, including these delicious french cheese balls (aka gougères) served hot out of the oven. highly recommend that recipe! each guest got a sea salt facial scrub at their place setting and after seeing this place pop up all over instagram, i was inspired to wrap the coffee cups in different french papers. any day surrounded by close family and friends (+ the tunes of francoise hardy) celebrating the newest addition to our family is a really good day in my book! kylee arrived on february 17 and i can’t get enough of those sweet cheeks!