Our very own Lauren, aka production princess, visited NYC recently and brought me back some fabulous news. The Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows this year are Alice in Wonderland themed!! Oh my how I wish I was in NYC! If you haven’t had the pleasure of being in the city for the holiday season, the 5th avenue shops go all out (that is an understatement) on their holiday windows. It is a true artform, and this year (as with many years) Bergdorf’s windows are the most amazing!
The detail work that goes into these windows is absolutely gorgeous and unbelievable. Oh how I would love to see the sketches/inspiration boards that led up to these designs.
With Thanksgiving being today, I thought it would be fun to leave with you with a little Thanksgiving inspiration. I will be taking Thursday and Friday off to be with my family. Wishing you and yours a fabulous Thanksgiving! In the spirit of Thanksgiving I just want to let you all know I am so grateful to all of you that continue to read my daily musings! I am also grateful to be spending this Thanksgiving with my family. What are you grateful for?
From the top a fabulous thanksgiving dessert from my favorite Sunday Suppers. A honeyed fig and lavender crostata…yum!! An inspired feather place setting via Martha Stewart. A vintage biscuit label…LOVE! A thanksgiving greeting card via Wiley Valentine. The most divine table scape via 100 Layer Cake. A letterpress gratitude journal via Wiley Valentine. And of course this would not be complete without a little Amy Atlas thanksgiving dessert bar, photos by Allan Zepeda for Mel Barlow Photography. Be back Monday!
Here are some of the latest things that are leaving the studio…
Ok so I have a huge obsession with Ladurée macaroons. Ever since clients of mine brought me a box home from their honeymoon in Paris, I have had a major weakness for these light and airy, delicious masterpieces. I was on their website the other day and became insanely inspired by their storefronts. The decor, details and the brilliance is so amazing I want to transform this into a wedding immediately. It’s very Marie Antoinette with a touch of whimsy.
I am in a rainy day mood today. Loving all things mossy green, enchanted forest, rainy, misty and beautiful.
Photos from the top : (top 3) this amazing wedding featured on Snippet & Ink with that awesome art installation! How great is that? Photos by Kelly Lorenz. I adore this whimsical photo featuring clocks and the coolest vintage wallpaper! via stylist Emily McGregor. The last fabulously gorgeous photos including this amazing purple bouquet and the groom holding an umbrella are from the brilliant Punam Bean.
Ok so seriously have I mentioned lately how amazing Jesi Haack Weddings is? Well this wedding sure does prove it. On top of that this wedding is like my dream come true - not only is at my new favorite wedding venue Marvimon but it also was a collaboration of some of my favorite wedding vendors!
How amazing are the florals!? Succulents + Kale + the brides grandmother’s pearls on her bouquet? Jesi Haack Weddings was the genius behind the lovely details of this event AND the ridiculously gorgeous florals! I adore the pops of purple like the bride’s adorable purple pumps!
It’s getting to be that time of year again when I start brainstorming about what gifts I will make/give this holiday season. Each year I like to give the ones I love something handmade. I find these are always the best kinds of gifts and the ones people appreciate the most. They are also a lot of fun! This is where I begin - I have put together an inspiration board for myself to start the creative juices flowing. I looked mostly at DIY wedding favors as these can easily double as holiday gifts. I like the fact that many DIY brides are thinking of something personal and meaningful to give as wedding favors - exactly what I want to achieve for my holiday gifts!
Food is high on my list of ideas since both my husband and I love to cook, it definitely brings in that personal touch. My inspiration above came from: 100 layer cake.Â We love jam; check out their recipe and DIY instructions! Love this especially if you grow your own fruit!; the next images also from the fabulous 100 layer cake are more for visual inspiration although I am loving the coffee and tea bags and those handmade caramel apples! brilliant!
This invitation suite we just did with our fabulous retailer, The Dandelion Patch, came out so pretty I had to share. The bride chose the Vintage Romance collection from the Letterpress Album and customized the design with her color palette of Champagne and Blush.
With all the custom holiday cards we are designing lately, I am completely inspired by cozy winter whites, and rustic charm with a bit of modern whimsy. This inspiration board I think showcases perfectly exactly what is inspiring me right now. (Never mind it’s 80 degrees in Southern California right now!) Think white cashmere blankets, handmade marshmallows, and a creamy white hot chocolate…sigh!
From the top that amazing paper deer head and that adorable display of hanging bottles spotted on Style Me Pretty. This is a space created by the amazingly talented Hatch Creative Studio, for their clients to host their events in. Brilliant! The dreamy photos of the space were shot by the infamous Karen Mordechai (aka Sunday Suppers). Next up is that beautiful white hot chocolate! Yum! Found via Meme Recipe Blog. Check it out for the recipe! This ultra chunky button Cowl is amazing! It doesn’t get much cozier than that right? Found via the Lulu & Loie’s etsy shop. I am constantly coveting these gorgeous Moroccan Poufs and this luxurious white one is amazing! Via Serena and Lily. These last two photos are more of the Hatch Creative Studio. Love the snow shoes on the wall! Brilliant!
I first spotted this amazing branding over at Unruly Things (a fabulous blog read FYI). The company behind this design genius for Moomah is Apartment One. The whimsical style of this branding is so brilliant! It’s completely reflective of a child’s imagination which is a perfect match for Moomah, a café/art studio for kids + adults. I love the concept of this place - a sustainable café offering fun organic food, an environment that promotes creativity, and a place for kids + adults to explore their imagination. Sign me up!