I can’t believe we are creeping into September. Like always the summer flies by and school is back and fall is just around the short corner. I am certainly trying my best to soak in the last days of summer, but I can already feel the pull to the orchards, pumpkins, beer, football, cider…OK, I will stop bringing up fall! Well until then, enjoy these dreamy photos from @whynikella for this week’s #followfriday.
P.S. Here is a peek at one of my latest invite designs.
1. New adds to the portfolio
I have been slowly adding to my portfolio. Does anyone else think this is the most time consuming and procrastinated thing ever?! I have a lot more to post, but I got a few up this past week. Hoping to add 2-3 projects a week until it is all up there! I have a lot of new projects and I am anxious to share the process here with you guys!
2. Salt Shop Branding + Progress
If you have been following me on Instagram, you noticed I am opening a new shop in downtown Mystic, CT. The brick +mortar set up is in the works, and the online portion is just being planned. We plan to be open in October and hope to take this next month to get all the details in order so we are ready for the fall/holiday season. More news to come on this new venture! Follow the progress on Instagram (our home base at the moment).
We just finished Broadchurch Season 1 on Netflix. Sooo good. If you loved The Fall or The Killing (at least the first season) you will enjoy this show. A bit heavy (be ready for a good cry) but overall a good watch. Heard mixed reviews about the next season but will most likely give it a try when it is out on Netflix.
Pretty much my life in a nutshell. Branding projects, prepping for Salt opening and addicting netflix at night.
Huge thanks to the wonderful CT Eats Out for having me as their July Tastemaker. I had so much fun creating this video with you guys. Click through to catch a glimpse of my favorite spots in New London County all captured by the talented filmmaker, Jeremy White for CT Eats Out. Be sure to follow them on IG, FB and Twitter to keep up with all things foodie related in CT.
I also created a dinner party playlist you can follow here and an interview, just in case you missed it, check it out here.
Photo taken day of shoot, via instagram
It was so much fun to be a part of this industrial-chic inspired shoot in the Velvet Mill located in Stonington, CT. Hope these photos taken by Maggie Conley Photography inspire your next event. Thanks to Gourmet Galley Catering who designed the shoot for having me design the circle menus. Keep scrolling to be inspired!
Venue // The Velvet Mill Stonington, CT
Design & Catering // Gourmet Galley Catering
Menu Cards // Patti Murphy Design
Rentals // Rentals Unlimited
Lighting & Draping // Ryan Designs
Florals // Verdant Floral Studio
Photos // Maggie Conley Photography
I finally jumped not the #followfriday bandwagon over on IG. I love when others share their favorites, so I thought I would start doing the same. It is a great way to find new and interesting feeds from people you already follow.
Here are a few of my favorites to follow that have a new england/ coastal feel to their feed. Clockwise from top left: @abbycapalbo, @newenglandliving, @howieguja, and @theyellownote. Hope you enjoy!
I will be soaking in these last summer weekends! Have a good one : )
Lots of moving and shaking happening as always, making it tough to find time to get on here and blog and share projects so I thought I would do a little #TBT post.
Let’s travel back to February where Anna Sawin captured this fun event from at Jennie Fresa Beauty Bar (a fave spot along the CT shoreline). Jennie hosted a ladies night where her and her team gave mini makeovers and lip readings. True Event planned the glitzy event complete with champagne, treats and Tulle skirts from Everthine. My contribution was designing the invitation, lip reading cards and I also created a little card for the gift bags.
Aww I am liking this idea of throwback posts, it is nice to do a little reflection. So grateful for these collaborations with such talented people & I LOVE a ladies night : ) cheers!
Event host // Jennie Fresa Brow & Beauty Bar
Photographer // Anna Sawin
Event Planner // True Event
Tulle Skirts // Everthine Bridal
Paper Goods // Patti Murphy Designs
I am over on CT Eats Out with a little Q&A chatting about where I like to eat and drink along the CT shore, my favorite meal while traveling, what I think is the most instagrammable restaurant in CT and more! Read the full interview here.
Also, I curated a dinner party playlist for you, so check that out too!
Featured in the interview: Engine Room, The Public House, La Belle Aurore Bistro, Half Full Brewery, Fairfield Bread Company, A Thyme To Cook, Spiked Seltzers, The Velvet Mill, Milagro and Noahs.
Portland, ME Faves: Duck Fat, Central Provisions & Fore Street.
Photo by Ashley Caroline.
I am back!!! So happy to be back posting on the blog! I have so many pent up blogging ideas that need to get out asap!
Check back for more frequent posting, and take a look around the new site (My portfolio is still a work in progress—as always)! I will try my best to post here as a reminder to check it out as I keep adding all of my previous and new projects.
Huge thanks to Brandi Bernoskie (rockstar web developer), Ashley Caroline (magical photographer, Allie Raven of Little Red’s Well, (My go-to stylist), and Jennie Fresa Beauty (natural beauty expert) for making everything come together just the way I envisioned. I so appreciate you sharing your talents with me!
P.S. Always try your best to purchase dresses with pockets…