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Friday Fun {Purple Pineapples and Waterfalls}

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Happy Friday friends. Here is some Friday Fun for you. This inspiration to-go picture of this rainforest in Oregon is a dream!!! And this pizza recipe is a sneak peek from Camille Styles’ new book!! Can’t wait to check it out!

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A Lovely Workshop on Utterly Engaged

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Remember that time I collaborated with some of the most amazing wedding artists I know at Elizabeth Messina‘s A Lovely Workshop? Well some of the photos are up on Utterly Engaged this week. I can’t tell you how amazing it was to collaborate with calligraphy genius Maybelle on the branding and paper items. Here are a few teaser shots including one of the invitations I designed just for the workshop!

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Images from top left by Qiqi Huang  &  Michele Beckwith

Hop on over to the Utterly Engaged for the full posts, and check out the latest issue to see Elizabeth’s gorgeous images from the workshop!

Celebrating Moms

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With mother’s day this weekend I thought I would share one of my favorite Mommy sites. In their own words The Glow is “a glimpse into the world of inspiring and fashionable moms.” I really cannot get enough of this site. Not only do they feature fabulous stylish amazing moms & babes through gorgeous photography but their candid comments are so inspiring, funny, and amazing!

Jade Berreau artistdaughter, Secret | Brooklyn, New York

Busy Philipps actressdaughter, Birdie | Los Angeles

Constance Zimmer actressdaughter, Coco | Los Angeles

You really must get over there and check out all the fabulous moms featured. And don’t forget to read the fun comments, they are so great!

 

Elizabeth Messina Book Launch!

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I am so excited to share this news with you today! My sweet friend Elizabeth Messina has a gorgeous book coming out and pre-order sales have begun! I have been a long time fan Elizabeth’s. Her work is by far some of the most magnificent in this industry and I am so very excited about her upcoming book launch!!

Hurry up and pre-order your very own copy of her book, The Luminous Portrait, right here! And if you have been living under a rock, and are not familiar with Elizabeth‘s gorgeous work, her are some of my favorites to tempt you…

are you madly in love yet?….here is some more eye candy.

Thanks Elizabeth for sharing your gorgeous work with us, and guys, go pre-order your copy of Elizabeth’s up-coming must have book!

Inspired Dinner with Friends

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We had the pleasure, recently, of sharing an inspired evening with friends. Our amazing hostess, Nili Stevens greeted us with signature cocktails served in the most amazing vintage glasses. We snacked on gourmet delights including homemade spicy olives that were also gifted to us at the end of the evening. Nili’s home was the perfect setting for a dinner party. Some of the guests included Suzan of Studio Suzan, Braedon of Braedon Photography (who took all of these gorgeous photos) along with Emily and I and our hubby’s.

Nili has this collection of bottles (see Berger Blanc bottle above) that I am completely obsessed with. She brings them back with her when she visits Paris…sigh!

All of the food was made by Nili herself and it was absolutely amazing. Many of the recipes can be found on her blog including this amazing Garbanzo Bean salad, and this to die for Watermelon and Feta salad. We had such an amazing feast!

Here is Emily and I modeling some of Suzan’s brand new pieces. The wine bottle charm and napkin rings are also part of Suzan’s brand new home line, launching soon!! So fabulous!

Thank you so much, Nili, for such an inspiring evening. If you guys haven’t checked out Nili’s blog it’s a must read! And Braedon, thank you for capturing the evening so perfectly with your gorgeous photos.