4/23/14

My Work: Veuve Clicquot Tasting Dinner


Greetings from Charleston, SC!! I'm so excited to share the beautiful Veuve Clicquot dinner Julie and I had the honor of styling a few weeks back. It was hosted at Table, a delicious farm-to-table restaurant in DC. I collaborated with three extremely talented women on this shoot and am so giddy with how the images turned out!! You can head over to Glitter Guide to see the full feature. I think the hand lettered menus by Laura  + Holly's stunning florals really made the event and of course Abby captured it all beautifully on film. I hand water colored Laura's menus and made the garlands on the menus ;)  Read on for a few more of my favorite images.

Photography: Abby Jiu // Calligraphy: Laura Hooper // Florals: Holly Chapple  

4/21/14

Shopping For Confidence With Marshalls


I love hunting for deals -- whether it be at thrift shops, antique stores or my local Marshalls / T.J. Maxx store. So when Marshalls gave me the challenge of taking a reader shopping and helping her to find a spring look she felt confident in I knew exactly who to spoil. My best friend Jess was heading to Vegas to oversee the execution of her first  solo conference for 700 (she's a meeting planner)  and between standing on her feet all day and running around she knew she needed outfits she'd feel confident and comfortable in. Read on to see what we found! 

In The Kitchen: Spring Quinoa Salad


Today I'm sharing another recipe that was part of my SMP collaboration with Carlene. I can't resist posting all of these gorgeous photos Abby took - it was such a fun morning shooting this healthy and delicious food! I've been enjoying variations of this salad for lunch the past few weeks. This is an easy recipe you can prep at the begining of the week and top over a bed of lettuce each day. Experiment with different protien - tuna, lentils and chicken are my go-tos! Continue reading for the recipe!

Images by Abby Jiu 

4/18/14

My Style: Festival Season


Happy Friday! Sharing a few snaps I put together for a post over on Glitter Guide in collaboration with Old Navy - I styled 3 looks for festival season but this one was my favorite. I've been wanting a light weight cargo jacket for a while and have been waring this one non-stop since I picked it up. Perfect for this fickle spring weather we've been having!
Images by Sarah Culver

4/17/14

Travels: NYC With Elle Decor & Nate Berkus


I got back from my quick trip to NYC last night and enjoyed a lovely dinner at my parents before coming home. I was up in the city for a shoot for Elle Decor.com and Nate Berkus and just wanted to share these fun snaps from Instagram. Nate's exactly how you'd imagine him to be in real life -- friendly, funny and lights up the room. I was so nervous about this incredible opportunity but had such a great time! I can't wait to share (and see!!!) the images from the shoot that will be out next month. I'm wearing a dress from Troubadour Clothing -- more on that next week! 

*Image above from my gal Nicolette Mason's Instagram