Monday, March 28, 2011

a weekend in los angeles

I took my first vacation since opening the shop.
I ate well, slept some and caught up with a handful of old friends.
I came back with tons of inspiration and full of ideas.

Here are some snapshots from the weekend.

 Though a little chilly and windy, it's still the beach, and I'll take it.

I love you Santa Monica.  So beachy cool.

The view from my hosts' casa in The Hills.

Thank you note materials for an especially patriotic host.

This candy bar lives up to the hype.  

 I had this album on repeat all weekend.
 826LA is a super cool program encouraging writing and creativity amongst LA kiddos.
Kid-written lyrics + known LA performers = this fabulous album.  

My favorite song is The Fun Party.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

As a new business owner who works 6 days a week at 2 different jobs, I don't always have the chance to shop as locally as I would like.  
Recently, I delved into the world of online shopping, with a stop at Land's End's new offshoot Canvas.  I placed my order, received my goods and thought that was that.
So imagine my surprise when I came home to a handwritten thank you note yesterday.
Hats off to you Land's End.  When a local option isn't available, I'm heading your way. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Back before good press had a home, I'd go meet with clients.
One of my brides was a teacher, and we would meet in her classroom 
during her planning period.
There was nothing I loved more than witnessing the chaos and euphoria 
of the final bell of the day.  
The mad dash from the confines of the classroom to the freedom of the bus line. 

(photo found here.)

Monday, March 14, 2011

This is the first set of stationery I ever bought myself.
My mom recently found it while cleaning out my room at home.
Half sheets with a cloud pattern, gold trim and that classic Crane's watermark.  

Thursday, March 10, 2011

This is what the behind-the-scenes of a photo shoot really looks like.  

Monday, March 7, 2011

Over the weekend, I saw The Romantics.
While not enamored with the movie itself, I was over the moon with the styling of the wedding weekend the movie was set around as well as the soundtrack.  
Everything had a dreamy, pastel, quirky-meets-WASP quality to it.

The grey-salmon-brown color combo of the groomsmen's attire was divine. 

(all photos courtesy the romantics website.)

Friday, March 4, 2011

take note.

15% off all custom printing.
Now through March 31st.
Time to start socializing, note-writing and gifting after this long winter.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

what the cuss

I love this movie.
Then again how can you not when it's Wes Anderson working from a Roald Dahl book?

(By the way, Roald Dahl happened to be my favorite author as a kid.)