back in january, i hosted a baby shower at our place for my sister’s second little lovebug. it rains approximately 5 days out of the year in los angeles and one of those days just so happened to land on the day of this outdoor affair. everything worked out in the end and the rain actually created the coziest ambience for the afternoon! i went with a french fête theme and used lots of linen and wood elements combined with greenery galore. we ordered sandwiches from le pain quotidien and made the rest, including these delicious french cheese balls (aka gougères) served hot out of the oven. highly recommend that recipe! each guest got a sea salt facial scrub at their place setting and after seeing this place pop up all over instagram, i was inspired to wrap the coffee cups in different french papers. any day surrounded by close family and friends (+ the tunes of francoise hardy) celebrating the newest addition to our family is a really good day in my book! kylee arrived on february 17 and i can’t get enough of those sweet cheeks!
i’ve had the pleasure of working with molly rhymer these past few months on her latest new venture, the moon & co.! it is an incredible space in downtown la filled with stylish furniture, gorgeous rugs, and amazing light (those windows!). it’s perfect for hosting any kind of event/workshop/shoot/you name it. this project has been so much fun for me because not only is molly an awesome client + friend, but i’ve had the opportunity to be involved from the ground up on every aspect of branding from the logo, photos, website, business cards, etc! every designer’s dream!
we will be launching the new website very soon, but for now, i’ll leave you with our inspiration board for the whole shebang.
when i first discovered wellen women on instagram, i was instantly in love with their laid back, beachy, carefully curated brand. so when they reached out to me a few months ago and kindly sent me a skirt and shirt, i was super excited! not only do i love their clothes (currently eying this sweater + this tee) but their packaging is so good too! they have a team of incredible designers and hand letterers (including this insanely talented lady!) and everything from their mailing envelope to the rose gold foiled hang tags are perfection. they also sent these rad little buttons that i put in a ‘safe’ space so i wouldn’t lose them and guess what? i lost them. i promise they are super cute though.
if you remember this post where i talked about investing in some good loungewear to wear to the “office”, you know i love being comfortable 24/7. this maxi skirt and this white tee fit all of the criteria and are so comfy that the reason the tee is wrinkled in these photos is because i slept in it the night before. they are currently offering a special 15% off discount on the skirt + shirt pack (a deal already on its own!) with the code: SKIRTSHIRT. hope you snag a pack because that’s a steal!
several weeks ago the sweet + talented (and newly engaged!) vanessa of noirve interviewed me for her “a visit with” series. i got to share a little bit about how i got started with design + video and what a typical work day looks like – check it out here! thanks so much for having me vanessa!
on another note, i recently wrapped up several projects that i’m really excited about and will be sharing in the upcoming weeks. i’m also doing a little spring cleaning and working on a portfolio update – woohoo!
p.s. it’s totally #blackandblue. that whole thing is SO WILD to me.
i made these diy sea salt facial scrubs as favors for my sister’s baby shower and with valentine’s day right around the corner, i thought these would make a perfect last minute gift for your girlfriends! they are super easy to make and only require 2 ingredients: coconut oil (i used the jar from trader joe’s) and himalayan sea salt (from here). i ordered some hexagon glass jars, wooden spoons, and designed some round labels. all you do is melt the coconut oil over the stove for about 2 minutes and then mix it into a big bowl with the sea salt. you want the texture to be a bit gritty. i made the mistake of pouring the mixture while it was still warm into the jars and i don’t recommend that. it cools and hardens in there and then you have to re-melt it to get it out. let the mixture cool for a few hours while it’s still in the bowl and every half hour or so, comb through it with a fork so you get the texture as seen above. one 5 pound bag of the salt and one jar of the coconut oil yielded 25 4 oz jars. happy almost valentine’s day!
some snaps from our recent trip to the north shore of oahu!
our island getaways always make for fun adventures and happy reunions with friends and family. fresh pineapple, good waves, trips to the sandbar, bbqs, coffee dates, tropical cocktails, and sea turtle hangs made up this trip in particular. til next time!