Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

WOMENS DAY

 

Happy international women’s day to all the ladies out there doing amazing things! 

XO 

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

SNOW DAY IN NYC

We were *lucky* enough (lucky in my humble opinion) to get a snow day while we were in New York for the show last month. Being that we don’t have a winter here in Florida, Hunter and I were super excited to wake up to this beautiful winter wonderland! We’ve been staying at the Hudson Hotel which is a short few blocks through Columbus Circle to get to Central Park.  We wandered for hours this day taking a million photos! Among other highlights of the trip, we saw cirque du sole’s Paramour on Broadway and it was amazing! We took the Staten Island ferry to visit friends who made us dinner one night.  We went to Shake Shack of course because it’s irresistible and that portobello veggie burger is too good.  We always eat dinner at Rosa Mexicano too, another favorite. The trade shows are really long days so I’m pretty proud of us for getting out and doing something every night, we always make a point to try something fun and different or do one touristy thing while were there.  I’m already looking forward to our trip for NSS in May! 

XO

Monday, March 6th, 2017

NY NOW WINTER

 

Last month was the winter show of NY NOW at the Javitz center in New York. These are a few photos of our booth set up…it was the first time we built our own walls and had it all shipped in a big wooden crate (that Hunter also built). Kind of crazy to see the before (below photo) and after and how it all comes together so quickly, aka about 24 hours to build out a beautiful ‘mini store’.   The few iPhone photos below are how scary and chaotic it looks during the day of set up, it feels like it’s never going to come together.  Especially since there are always hiccups but somehow everyone pulls through and the entire Javitz center feels so magical and energetic on the opening day.  We saved a lot of money doing everything ourselves this year and now we are storing it all in NYC. So when we go back for the stationery show in May the storage company will bring it to the Javitz for a much smaller fee than shipping that beast from Florida.  Last year we rented walls, flooring, and furniture which made our first trade show very easy and stress free. The downside is you leave it all there and it’s about double the cost of doing it yourself.  This year we got wood from Home Depot, Hunter built the walls in four foot panels so no matter our booth size (12×10 or 8×10) we could make the same walls work for either show.  I bought foam tiles for the floor and ikea furniture this year that also got shipped in the crate with our walls. Trade show life is craziness and stressful but I get so excited for the shows, you really get to see all your hard work pay off! 

XO

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

PALM SPRINGS WEDDING SUITE

A recent suite for a Palm Springs wedding.  I always love adding in some fun, quirky details…these cacti and succulents against bright florals were the perfect way to reflect their beautiful wedding location.  

See more custom work in the shop 

XO

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

A PROJECT WITH SAKS

I recently had the pleasure of creating some watercolor floral flourishes for Saks Spring wedding shops (on lordandtaylor.com and thebay.com).  I love how these turned out, it’s so fun to see them on top of images and live on the sites! 

XO