I’m so excited to share some photos of the colorful save the dates I designed for Hunter and I’s wedding! I knew we would incorporate a lot of color, florals and plants into our wedding plans for a festive bohemian garden party vibe. I also knew I wanted to make some kind of crest / monogram design to incorporate our pets. We stuck in a grasshopper, butterfly and cardinal as they have significant meanings to honor our grandmothers. I used all of our favorite florals – poppies, anemone, protea, peonies and blue delphiniums. I printed a custom stamp with the monogram as well. I just love how bright and happy they turned out!
We have slowly but surely been working on our outdoor space. I found this adorable rattan cafe set at a thrift store this weekend and it is making me so excited to finish this space and be able to sit out here with my morning coffee come fall! I’ve also collected way too many baskets and Hunter has been working on the garden. Scroll to see the latest thrift store finds, happy plants, and cutest animals! 🙂
The last bit of photos from NYC last month… Much to my delight, I unknowingly booked a hotel in Chelsea’s Flower District. We woke up to head to the Stationery Show Monday morning and the sidewalk was lined with the most beautiful blooms I had ever seen! I had a hayday taking photos each morning. Scroll to see some the colorful beauties and a few other photos from some of our favorite stops during this trip…
Dress: Free People // Sunglasses: Quay Australia // Sandals: Target (A New Day)
Flower Gelato from Amorino in Times Square
Dress: Asos // Boots: Topshop // Sunglasses: Quay Australia
First Ramen experience with Ashten 🙂
Thai rolled ice cream around the block from our hotel
Cha Cha Matcha did not disappoint!
Glossier Showroom was another favorite stop. So beautiful. I’ve been obsessed for a while so it was fun
I finally had a chance to go through some more of my photos from New York. I can’t believe the stationery show (and our engagement!) was already a month ago. We had so many new releases this year and they are all available on Etsy now. New gift wrap prints, place cards, cards in all categories and more! We used a similar booth set up as in years past. We have our own hard walls that are stored in NYC so it makes the set up process a bit easier. Although they have gotten pretty banged up so we will have to re-paint next year when we go. I still love my copper rods for gift wrap and white molding to make little shelves for the cards. I loved our new area of botanical prints and am so excited to have a series of these. As busy and exhausting as the show week can be, the energy is so great and it’s so fun to mingle with buyers and other stationery businesses. We love attending the Minted party and Oh So Beautiful Paper’s Paper Party, always so fun and beautifully decorated! (see a few photos below).
This is the best salad. We’ve been making a big bowl to have with dinners each week since having a zoodle salad in NYC. We got a tool to make the ‘noodles’ at Crate & Barrel for about $15. There is really no recipe involved in this, you can portion however you like. I used one cucumber, one zucchini and a handful of shredded carrots, sliced almonds, red cabbage and snow peas. I use a little ginger dressing to top it off (but put the dressing on it per serving, not in the big batch because it gets a little soggy). Perfect amount of crunch and also so refreshing for these hot summer days!