Tuesday, November 29, 2011

you ain't goin' nowhere

had to borrow this from lauren based on our conversation last night... not sure if true love would be possible with someone who didn't love the byrds.

side note: my new favorite way to stay warm is to turn the oven in my tiny kitchen up and bake something for whoever is at my house. gluten-free galettes/goat cheese/acorn squash/caramelized onions. that's what homey nights are made of.

Monday, November 28, 2011

thanksgiving re-cap

thanksgiving break was filled with work--deliveries all day on tuesday and wednesday, flowers for a lovely clarksville family's thanksgiving table, potted herbs (with hand-made plant markers) for another event at westwood on friday. more deliveries on saturday.

got to spend a brief moment with family at the ranch on thanksgiving day. snuck away with my cousin, who is six months younger than me, lives 1500 miles away, and is the closest i've ever had to a sister. i missed her terribly. we sat on the steps of an old church down the road, drank shiners, squatted in the woods, and talked about our lives as if they were best-selling novels we couldn't put down.

long, lazy, new york times-reading sunday brunch with two of my very favorites. dinner every night at my house with friends. these quiet and cozy pockets of my personal life reminding me of the calming, balanced rhythm that stems from a life of work that you love.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

because her beauty is raw and wild

more shots by julie cope of the november wedding at lambert's we did.
it got a little wild, and i am into it.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


inspired by friend and photographer megan griffith's shots from her recent trip to cuba. really loving that washed-out, almost neon yellow, the soft and true blues, and vibrant rosy tones.

Monday, November 14, 2011

big thanks

a huge thank you to grace at design sponge for the post on loretta.

three years ago, i was humming along in my account executive career when i came across design sponge and was totally floored. i found sarah's regular design sponge column, took her class, and decided to start loretta. seeing my name on the blog was a dream moment for me and wonderful early birthday present.

have been sitting on these images for a bit, and am excited to share them--bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, and bridesmaid bouquet from a gorgeous october wedding.

all photos by Julie Cope.

why don't they let us fall in love

a few quick shots snapped in passing moments from the very beautiful wedding of sally & kyle this weekend. the peonies are back, sending the flower market into chaos, but lighting up my days. it was a long and strenusous week getting everything prepped, but we leaned hard on the girl groups of the 60's and sure enough, phil spector's music has some kind of magical power that can be very renewing. have to say i am extremely grateful for my assistant, beau. a poet, a scholar, a damn fine floral designer.

amaryllis & french marigold

Monday, November 7, 2011

just in case you mistakenly thought i was cool

i'll just go ahead and get a little fangirl on you...
this weekend
this happened
and, oh yes, that is (the back of) my head.