Archive for June, 2011

June 24, 2011

L’Amour

I still NEED striped walls.

 

Photo credit: Caroline Ghetes

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June 9, 2011

I may or may not be sobbing like a baby.

I have several company crushes. Most are design-related small businesses in California, and they’re always doing amazing and creative things.

But lately, Google Chrome has been catching my eye. You have to admire a global company that isn’t afraid to take a stand on a devisive issue or pull on those emotional strings in their advertising. Case in point? Two commercials:

(More about that last one here.)

I may or may not be sobbing like a baby. Hope you got something out of these videos too!

June 5, 2011

A feature and a contest

My company has been featured in a local magazine (full story here), so we decided to throw a little contest for potential and new clients. We’re offering three free styling sessions for engagement, bridal, and love photo shoots. All you have to do is enter is like us on Facebook, easy enough! Get all the details here.

June 1, 2011

Le Matin

Photo Credit: Millie Holloman via Style Me Pretty

Kylie has been kind of a bugger lately. She woke me at 5:45 this morning, asking to go out. And once we were outside, she just stood and sniffed. She’s getting crankier and more stubborn every day.

But being up and about at 5:45 in the morning reminded me how much I love that time of day. There’s something about being awake while the rest of the world is still dreaming.  Through the golden glow of street lamps, I watched pillowy pink streaks etch themselves across the sky. Just me and Kylie. It was so peaceful, watching the earth shake the slumber from her eyes.

When I lived in D.C. I woke at 6 a.m. to get to work on time. Ugh.  But every morning, I knew I’d catch a glimpse of my neighbor while I walked Kylie. She sat at a table on her balcony every morning, sipping coffee and reading the newspaper. She didn’t rush, she didn’t work…she simply enjoyed the peace and quiet of her morning. It was very French of her, I think.

I would love to be that woman. These days, I spend so much time running in between both of my full-time jobs, I hardly have time to breathe. (Or blog, for that matter.) So today I’m making a resolution. I promise myself that I’m going to take time out of my day (well, week is probably a better start) for me. No books, no weddings, no design, no work at all…just me, an espresso, and some glorious sunshine. Although I don’t know if I’ll make the 5:45 a.m. wake-up call a regular part of my schedule.

How do you keep your life in balance?