5x7_9653Hi, I’m Dara and I started Coffee & Lilacs in 2012 as a way to journal about my days as a creative mama. I am a lover of handmade, of mixed-media, of giving something old a fresh new life. I’m a fan of sincere gestures and expressions of love, both big and small. I’m quite fond of simple designs and flavors, colors found in nature, handwritten notes, children’s drawings, champagne in the afternoon, French crooners and thrift-store shopping. Life is art and it’s the little things in life that make it grand. I strive to live with kindness and gratitude and to impart this idea to my two young sons who are my constant companions.

Much like my creative life, my personal life has taken many twists and turns, witnessing many happy accidents along the way and has landed me here in the Napa Valley, surrounded by endless inspiration and beauty. I work out of my home studio, which I share with my two best critics, Levi (6) and Calvin (3). Here is where you will find me amidst my piles of fabric, baskets of yarn, tubes of paint and jars of brushes…we all live in harmony in this very happy place. Also, I’m (slowly) stepping into the etsy world, if you’d like to stop by the shop to see what’s happening there.

If you would like to link my blog to yours, I’d be happy to share it with you. However, I ask that you don’t take content, either text or image from this site without my permission. This is a special place to me and I’d like to honor it… I hope you would feel the same. Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. October 31, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Hi Dara! We met and spoke briefly at the book store the other day. Would like to chat with you about coloring books if you have the time. I may also have a bit to share. I’m a long time artist/teacher and have acquired a bit her and there about the art process. I believe I gave you my card . I enjoyed your blog site. Maridee

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