At The Table With Farra Miron

At The Table With Farra Miron

Farra Miron is a stylist and interdisciplinary designer in Southern California who believes in the transformational power of unforgettable evenings, and the fundamental importance of good, quality design.

Happy holiday’s from us to you. There’s no greater time than the present to spend a few extra moments on the softer side of life. We sat down with Farra Miron, a leading lady in prioritizing slow moments. We cozied up in her breakfast nook, surrounded by collected glassware, stacks of vintage plates and love letters from her little ones while eating tin fish and incredible bay leaf bunt cake that she so casually threw together a top her organically chiseled stone table top. As we talked, a few key themes of how Farra was tapping into her soft side came up this season. Below you’ll get a glimpse of how incredibly talented maker combines the love of well made food and honest conversation around the table during the most wonderful time of year.

 

 

 

Tell us a little about you, Farra. 
I am a seeker of warmth and meeting people where they are at in their lives. During the day, I am a stylist and interdisciplinary designer. I love creating experiences. 
 
What drew you to spending your time here?
Perhaps cliche but truly it’s a part of who I was when I was born. I think children show us exactly who they are from the beginning. It’s up to the world around them to listen, protect and foster their very essence.

I would come home from elementary to my mother having a tray of tea and scones and a full house for holidays — moments big or small were always celebratory. It just seemed to me that’s how life was lived and loved. There’s a thoughtfulness I must have learned in bringing people together and the warmth of a space. My mom rearranged our furniture constantly. I think that stuff sticks with you. I heard this once and it resonates. Art is the Disguising of art… it should look like you’ve worked in it forever. 

 

 

What are you prioritizing this season? 

Moving with my gut and heart. I want to embrace the process, the messiness and let the things be unfinished. I have been working on removing my own expectations by honoring connection simply being with who and what is in front of me. 
 
How has bringing people together changed for you?
More of moving with my first gut reaction - using what’s in the fridge, inviting who first comes to mind. Less predetermining what should happen by over curating. I am realizing quiet brings new emersion of conversations - what used to feel like chaos is now spontaneous and real. 

What are you hopeful for?
More time to get lost in the kitchen– I believe it makes the food taste better. For instance, these bay leaf bundt cakes… I have been baking and frosting them cakes over the course of today - little by little, doing one step at a time between other things. It’s fun! And how good do they taste? :)

 


What is a must-have around the table?

Butter, good wine, thoughtful table pieces and friends who know where you keep the toilet paper and who can pick up ice on the way over. 

Favorite object at the table? 
Candles and their holders. Simple or fancy. That fire brings a warmth that can hold space in the in between moments and create an unforgettable evening.

Any tips for planning a last-minute holiday dinner party? Low maintenance but makes a statement. 
Tinned fish and caviar from a Russian deli. Potato chips, piles of baguettes, pickles, plenty of butter, the perfect small spoons and knives, sparkling candle light and the right wine or fermented soda. 
 
If you could invite anyone to a dinner party you host (dead or alive), who would it be? 
Marguerite Duras
Julia Child
Frida Kahlo
Lila Downs