Friday, August 30, 2013

don't look down



big news coming soon to the loretta blog.
for now, enjoy this song from real estate bassist alex bleeker.

xx

Saturday, August 17, 2013

late summer












// from above:
-image from the apiece apart tumblr
-painting by vincent hawkins
-pattern design by ashley goldberg
-le mary celeste, a restaurant in paris designed by this duo
-via lena corwin's blog
-still from a pina bausch piece via apiece apart tumblr
-painting by caitlin doherty
-image from the apiece apart tumblr
-a painting in finn juhl's house via apiece apart tumblr

i am reading/have read:
--meghan o'rourke's the long goodbye. it feels like she has a secret key to my own personal experiences with grief and loss.
--joan didion's slouching towards bethlehem, finally.
--jeffrey euginedes' the marriage plot.
--louisa hall's the carriage house.
--re-read voltaire's candide. goofy.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

still doin thangs...


sneak peek at a shoot i styled flowers for with the very talented bonnie & lauren, wardrobe styling by sweet shari of charm school vintage.

inspired by anne of green gables... more to come!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

feb ru ary 14

mixed it up a bit and this year for valentine's day, having my newly-launched retail shop to look over, set up a pop-up flower shop on-site, hand-tied bouquets for clients, and nixed deliveries altogether. it was a lot of fun, albeit extremely messy.

this was my third valentine's day as a florist, and now i have a steady clientele of boyfriends/girlfriends/husbands/partners/wives who come back every year. i wish i could list them all here and send them all very large pizzas and those crazy bottles of champagne you see in rap videos or something, but instead i'll just say that i am extremely grateful to all of them and feel pretty lucky.





this instagram stolen from @crummyjess


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SOUND & TRUE




Really psyched to share with all you google readers that I've gone brick & mortar and opened up a retail shop in East Austin! It's called Sound & True, and don't worry, Loretta isn't going anywhere. 

In fact, I'll be selling cut flowers out of the store every Friday afternoon, so you can swing by and choose a few stems from my selection or have my pull you together a cheap bouquet.

The shop is focused on home and garden goods, specifically ones that are well-designed, well-made, and will be a part of your everyday life. 

The shop's gotten some great press thusfar but there's so much more to come including our website (where you will be able to shop online!), and a whole slew of inventory yet to arrive from Japan, Sweden, and more locally made beautiful goods.

Stay tuned, but for now go like us on Facebook or follow us on instagram at @soundandtrue

xx







photos from above, by Dan Gentile for Thrillist, by Tracy Castro for Poppytalk, by yours truly, and by Shino Takeda. 


Saturday, December 29, 2012

winter kale garland

last winter, i had the pleasure of working with wonderful photographer julie cope on a project inspired by my family's traditional advent wreaths around christmastime--but instead of using traditional greenery, i used kale from my garden, as well as asparagus fern and begonia leaves. it turned out beautifully and i highly recommend it in a pinch for a cheap and unique centerpiece. xx






















goodnight, 2012




2012, i was terrified of you. but, more than any other year, you have been good to me. hard on me at times, but the kind of year that proves that if you are patient and stubborn and hopeful and tough, the very best things in the world can fall right into your lap.

photos: holiday wreaths, above; my kitchen table, below.