Dying for Donuts!

January 10th, 2011 | 19 Comments »

Last weeks post about Ladurée reminded me of these mini donuts I bookmarked a few weeks back on Such Pretty Things. I’ve never attempted to make dounuts myself; partly because I’m afraid of boiling oil but mostly because I fear I’d eat them all in one sitting! These, however, seem like something I could manage. And since they’re baked, if I do eat them all by myself, it would only be half as bad.

Thanks to Jessica for posting her inspiring images! She says they are not only super easy to make but incredibly delicious as well. I can’t wait to give these a try, and I’ll be sure to post about them when I do. Have any of you made donuts, was it worth the effort? I’d love to know what you think!

I am officially in love with the Ladurée brand! From the pale pastel packaging with the gold foil printing to the coordinating delivery trucks, every detail is exquisite! Ladurée is a luxury patisserie originally from Paris, France. Serving all kinds of sweets, Ladurée is most well known for their colorful macarons. Now if only I could manage a trip to one of those shops myself, I might faint from all the beauty and sugar! Swoon!

Images // 1 Facade via Wikipedia / 2 Interior via Ladurée / 3 Packaging via Black Eiffel / 4-7 Interior and branding via Ladurée / 8 Packaging via Pinkbow / 9 Macarons via Black Eiffel / 10 Interior branding via Ladurée / 11 Truck via The Merry Maid / 12 Interior branding via Ladurée

The blogosphere was a buzz yesterday with the announcment of the new Style Me Pretty Magazine! I am a huge fan of Abby, she is after all why I started this li’l blog, but that’s another story. I am so unbelievably thrilled and excited for her and the SMP team! This seems like a natural progression and I can only wait to see what else is in store!

The premier issue is nothing short of perfection and a plethora of beauty! Page after page is drenched with inspiration from styling to gorgeous diy details. If you follow along daily, you’ll probably recognize some of your favorite weddings as the first issue features the best of 2010.

Hope on over to see the full magazine and congratulate the Style Me Pretty crew on they’re new adventure!

The Sugar In Your Tea

January 4th, 2011 | 7 Comments »

A beautiful limited edition letterpress print illustrated by Kristal Melson and printed by Bespoke Press. Titled “The Sugar In Your Tea, In My Camomile Dreams”. Lovely!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely holiday and had a chance to rest up. I had a great time relaxing and catching up with friends and family. It was so nice to take a long break but I’m excited to get back into the swing of things!

Before the year was out, I was asked to contribute a mood board for the latest issue of Nonpareil Magazine. My board (above) was then used as inspiration by a selection of designers, photographers and stylists to bring the whole wedding theme to life. The “From Farm to Table” concept began with french country inspired details paired with pops of natural green and coral tones along with rustic wood and burlap surfaces.

I was unbelievably thrilled to see the final results! It is such a honor to see my concept realized and interpreted by the team. The outcome is just beautiful and all the credit goes to the amazing crew that put it all together: The floral and event styling were done by the talented Rachel Bowes of Fitch & Thistle Event Design / Photography by Angel and Evan Carlyle of Angela & Evan Photography / Stationary by Iwona Konarski of Iwona K. Design / Fashion and wardwrobe was provided by Chrissy Wai-Ching of Wai-Ching Studio / Hair and make up was done by Teryl Hawk / The georgeous model was Kara Saidler.

Below are some shots from the article but to see even more details be sure to check out the seventh issue of Nonpareil. The magazine, as always, is chalk full of beautiful details and concepts from other select bloggers. I can’t thank Maddy and Kristen enough for asking me to contribute and a big thanks to the team that made the board a reality!