March 3, 2014
I helped style a New Year’s Eve wedding this past holiday season that was Enchantment Under the Sea themed—can’t wait to show you photos of it. It was so much fun! We brought on my friend Samantha at Bricolage to do the floral and I just loved what she came up with. Really soft colors and dreamy, romantic blossoms. This is a little deconstructed version of one of the centerpieces. Isn’t it a fun color combination? I don’t think I’ve ever seen an arrangement quite like it.
Hoping your week is off to a sweet start!
photo from my instagram
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February 19, 2014
I’m so enchanted with these prints from Melbourne-based artist Belinda Marshall. They feel at once calming and cheery to me and I can’t resist the playful colors and brushstrokes. I just ordered this bottom print and I can’t wait to put it in a gold frame—although it might have to go in the back room because Adam has already pronounced it to be “too pink”:-) woops!
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February 17, 2014
Ballet Dancers Rehearse, by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1936
On Sunday morning I woke up around 5 AM, along with 18,000 other people, and ran 13.1 miles. It was the furthest I’ve ever run by a full four miles! The first time our group met to train, about seven months ago, we ran two miles and I thought I was going to keel over. It was so hard! I’d love to tell you more about the training, why I now love waking up early and running on Saturdays, and how it totally changed my approach to exercise and fitness.
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February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I know it’s a corny holiday, but I’ve always loved this day. I love handing out cards and eating chocolates and laughing at the silly messages written on those Sweetheart candies.
Do you have anything fun planned today or tonight? I’ll be at an offsite all day for work as we plan out next photo shoot for an upcoming line, and then Adam and I are heading to our favorite sushi restaurant up by our house for a low key night of sake and rolls. We’ll probably also finish Breaking Bad tonight—we’re totally addicted! I can’t believe it’s almost over, but I’m slightly relieved because I get so stressed out when I watch it:)
Wishing you a very happy day!
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February 12, 2014
Swooning over this custom work by Catilin Mociun. It’s so playful and unexpected! It’s fun to think about the woman who’s wearing one of these right now. Where does she live and how does she dress?
Do you like funky jewelry like this or do you think of yourself as more of a traditionalist when it comes to jewels?
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February 10, 2014
(Gorgeous photo from *Nishe on Flickr; she has so many other pretty ones to check out)
Oh, hello again!
The past few weeks have been a little nutty with the new job (which I’m loving!), a rough cold and wrapping up some freelance work in my free time. It’s sort of wild how quickly the days go by now.
I wake up most days at 6:30 to answer Grown-up Shoes emails, stretch a little and do small freelance things like send files or email with the web developer of a project. It’s really hard to get up that early, but once I’m up, I feel great and answering emails makes me feel productive, especially because they’re usually fun and nice to read. I love having my tea, making breakfast and listening to NPR before work so I try and give myself a full hour to do that and get dressed (7:30-8:30).
Then I go to work and typically get home no later than 7 or 7:30, when I start dinner and just hang out with Adam or go to my parent’s house to see them or meet up with a friend for a drink. I really try hard to keep the evenings as personal time to relax and unwind. No computer, no email checking.
It can feel very regimented, especially coming from the more loosely scheduled freelance world I was in before. It’s my goal to use some of my free time wisely and effectively, and to let some of it just be time to rest, relax and play so there’s a good balance. I’ve come up with a few tricks to do just that and I’d love to hear yours too.
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January 20, 2014
As much as I love colder temperatures and pulling on my favorite sweaters, this last week I’ve been craving Spring. I’m ready for the sun to be out past 6 PM, to sit on a porch with a Modelo and to wear my clogs without socks. And since I’m in an office these days (a really fun one!), I’m eyeing pieces that can go from meetings to margaritas in a flash. Here’s everything I’m eyeing right now, a few things I’ve already bought:
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