Summer Road Trip

Hello, hello!!  It feels like it has been forever since I have had a moment to sit down and start writing about our recent road trip.  As you may know from Instagram Chris and I took a 10 day road trip all the way to Atascadero and back.  I have LOTS of photos, recommendations, and […]

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Once Upon A Cline: Engagement Party

Once Upon A Cline we gathered our closest family and friends for an intimate celebration of our engagement.  Our families sipped bubbles, got to know one another, and ate some delicious cake in a gorgeous suite overlooking the San Jacinto Mountains.  Sounds pretty magical, doesn’t it? After 6 months engaged we finally found the time […]

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Home Sweet Darling: Living Room Reveal

This has been a loooooong time coming but I am finally sharing our first room reveal at the new place!  If you are new to following, Chris and I moved a year and a half ago to a bigger place in Palm Springs and have been slowly making it feel like home sweet home.  Before […]

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Modernism Week Recap

Guys, Modernism Week has come and gone again here in Palm Springs.  I will be honest, I did not attend nearly as many events as I have in the past.  Blame it on my already crazy schedule or the fact that I was a bit overwhelmed looking at all the fabulous events but I only […]

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24 Hours in San Diego

Happy Friday!  Can you all believe it’s the first weekend of 2019?  I have (finally) started digging out of the Holiday haze and finding a routine.  Just before Christmas we took a quick trip to San Diego to celebrate an early Christmas with Chris’s kids.  We booked a stay at The Kimpton Palomar and even […]

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Life Updates

You guys!  It has been FOREVER since I have sat down to write a post for all of you…I’m sorry!  With Thanksgiving just around the corner (can you believe it?!) I have some fun new Holiday content coming your way but thought it would be fun to catch you all up on life! Chris and […]

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The Look I Will Be Living In All Fall

You know that one outfit that you find yourself wearing over and over again because it checks all the boxes?  It’s stylish.  It’s comfortable. It’s appropriate for nearly every occasion. And best of all, it makes you feel good?  This is that outfit for me.  I have been drooling over Ulla Johnson since I discovered […]

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How to Transition to Fall When It’s Still Hot

Raise your hand if you scroll through Instagram and get a little jealous of everyone pulling out sweaters, blanket scarves, and booties.  I know I do!  As a lover of Fall (hello pumpkin everything) one of the most difficult things for me living in Palm Springs is the total lack of the season.  I sit […]

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Weekend in LA

Happy Monday!!!  This past weekend was such a whirlwind in the best possible way.  For anyone who doesn’t know, I am a huge fan of The Eagles and had never seen them live.  A few months ago Chris came home from work and told me they were playing in LA for two nights so we […]

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How I Plan My Photoshoots

A lot of things have changed since launching The Darling Niki over 5 years ago including how I approach my photography.  In the beginning it was me, an iPhone 4S, a willing buddy at any random spot we found (haphazardly snapping photos), and the Instagram Valencia filter (I shudder…).  Today my photography is a careful […]

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