NEW AGENDA

posted on: August 18, 2014

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As you already know, I am down to the wire now. Between wedding plans, working full-time, and trying to keep up with the blog, I’ve been spreading myself pretty thin these days… And after giving it lots of thought, I came to the conclusion that 5 posts a week is just not realistic for me at this time. Everything I’m dealing with now is very time-sensitive and there are simply not enough hours in a day.

So I’ve decided that we’ll have a slight change in schedule around here. I’m not sure what will become of this little space over the next few weeks, but I’ll do my best to keep you in the loop :)

Hope you had a great weekend!!

THAILAND 06

posted on: August 15, 2014

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“There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
-C.S. Lewis

MAGGIE WALLER : TYPE & TITLE

posted on: August 14, 2014

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I’d like to introduce you to my sweet new friend, Maggie Waller, the creative spirit behind Type & Title who inspires me to no end. She is a natural, a true artisan with a passion for typography and of course, the handwritten note. It was Maggie’s lovely lettering that first caught my attention. I found her pretty blog, then got hooked on her instagram feed. Finally, I reached out and asked if she would consider addressing my wedding envelopes for me. And when she responded with the sweetest email ever, I knew working with Maggie would be a walk in the park :)

Here are a few words from the creative lady herself:

“I am a designer & letterer and love it because I get to create beauty out of the ordinary.

I am inspired by nature, old things, and stories.

To me, design means communication.

The one creative tool/resource I couldn’t live without is pen & paper.

If I could travel anywhere in the world, I’d go to Scandinavia — especially Norway to see the fjords. The landscape seems absolutely unreal!

Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of sister bands: First Aid Kit, Haim, The Staves, Joseph. I’ve been chatting with my sis a lot lately and I think this signals some sort of unrealized life dream.

If I had to leave you with one bit of advice, in regards to living a creative life, it would be to take care of yourself. Get a good night’s sleep, take deep breaths, go for a walk. Feel every bit of your life to the fullest. Let your thoughts wander. Creative people put so much of themselves into what they do — being good to yourself will allow you to put forth your best work.”

Maggie’s appreciation for nature is so clear in her design style and I love that about her, along with the fact that pen & paper are her life lines :) But that last bit of advice is exactly what I needed to hear today (and maybe every day for the last six months). So often I find myself getting carried away with projects or simply taking on too much at once, that I forget to relax and just let my mind rest… I really need to start making sleep a priority!

Thank you so much for the inspiration, Maggie! And thanks again for adding the prettiest final touches to my wedding invitations. Everybody loves them!

Photo courtesy of Kendall Hanna of Kensfolk.

OLIVIA PALERMO

posted on: August 13, 2014

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As much as I hate to admit it, Olivia Palermo knows exactly what she’s doing when it comes to style.

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She’s like a paper doll, fragile and petite. It’s as if she’s incapable of looking bad. So unfair.

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WEDDING : MACARONS

posted on: August 12, 2014

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As the wedding approaches, little details keep popping up that I hadn’t even thought of before. For example, the favors. We need something cute for our guests!

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I looked into a few different options, but everything seemed so cheesy. What’s the point in sending your friends and family home with a crappy gift that will just end up in the trash? Besides, personalized picture frames are just really not our thing…

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So after sleeping on it, I decided to play it safe and go with something edible: Lette Macarons. Everybody loves sweets, especially little French cookies delivered in pairs, tied with satin ribbon, am I right? Fluffy, pastel, perfection.

After all, we did get engaged in Paris - it’s just the right amount of cliché ;)

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p.s. My lovely friend and co-coordinator, Yuko gave me the Ladurée Sucré book shown above as a gift. It is absolutely gorgeous and I’m afraid to even take it out of the box! Thank you, babe! I will cherish this forever!

 

 

 

GALLERY WALLS

posted on: August 11, 2014

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This past weekend was supposed to be focused on tying loose ends with wedding stuff, but after assessing the dreadful to-do list, I decided to procrastinate and go shopping instead.

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Both Saturday AND Sunday, I bopped around with gift cards I had received at my bridal showers (yes, there was a second shower which was 100% a surprise! I’ll fill you in later…) and gave our apartment a little update. I even stopped at Home Depot to pick up nails for a mirror I’ve been dying to hang above my desk – it now faces a window and lights up my entire workspace :) So I guess you could say I have been somewhat productive, but the wedding is in less than 6 weeks from now. I am definitely not out of the woods yet.

As soon as the festivities die down, I’ll probably revisit normal life and continue decorating our place. Gallery walls will be involved one way or another – this post is just a bookmark for future reference!

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FOGGY MEMORIES

posted on: August 8, 2014

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“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” 
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

 

THE BLUE HOUR

posted on: August 7, 2014

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The Blue Hour is freelance photographer Brian Ferry‘s gorgeous blog. If you like what you see here, I highly recommend pulling up a comfy seat, pouring a cup of coffee, and spending some time with his stunning portfolio. From travel to interiors, portraits to lifestyle, Brian’s got his style down and an eye for natural light like no other.

The photos that I borrowed here are so comforting to me, like a familiar place or an old friend. I just wanted to share the love :)

SWIMWEAR STYLE

posted on: August 6, 2014

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Bikinis are a no-brainer for me. Endless cuts, millions of patterns – there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to mixing and matching. But I don’t think I’ve worn a one-piece since the early 90′s. They don’t even cross my mind when I’m shopping. But if I were to give one a whirl, it would probably look something like one of the pretties above.

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SABLE

posted on: August 5, 2014

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nails | ice cream | pottery | coffee | chick | brownstones | plates | snow | feathers