Katie Ermilio’s Fall 2011 Collection contains all the things I love in women’s clothing: structured lines, sexy cut-outs and flowing feminine ruffles. In soft ivory, navy, and bright bold hues, these looks are the perfect summer statement makers. Enamored not only by the clothing but by the photo shoot itself, photographer Jamie Beck chose soft light, big windows, cream curtains, wood floors and chandeliers – a simply stunning and sophisticated combination.
Loving this idea from Real Simple to make an otherwise boring and plain entry way into a charming surprise as one walks through your door.
I was a very busy lady last week getting ready for a butterfly themed first birthday soiree! Creating paper goods, centerpieces and decor oh my! The party was Saturday and we couldn’t have been happier with how it all turned out! In fun anticipation of sharing the photos from the photographer & event…here is the inspiration board that I created for my clients prior to the party. Spring into the fun…
1. Flag banner, bridalcookie.com, 2. Lanterns and 3. butterfly straws Martha Stewart, 4. Pink butterfly cake, hostessblog.com, 5. Pink polka straws, HeyYoYo’s etsy.com, 6. Macaroons, iloveallrecipes.com, 7. Painted tin vases, countryliving.com, 8. Cotton candy, celebrationsathomeblog.com, 9. Dogwood centerpiece, Pottery Barn, 10. Branches in vases, marthstewart.com, 11. wheatgrass & buttefly cake, coppelclan.com, 12. Butterfly cookies on sticks, yaelsyummies.blogspot.com, 13. Table runners, Lily Bel Studio, 14. Butterfly seating cards, marthastewartweddings.com, 15. Butterfly escort tags, marthastewartweddings.com, 16. Cakestand, centralchef.com, 17. Paper cocktail napkins, Caspari,18. Photo by tmosnaps, flickr.com, 19. Butterfly accessories, whimsypics etsy.com, 20. Butterfly pot, statuaryplace.com, 21. Invitation, simplicity papers etsy.com.
Monograms and personalized gifts make me swoon. So when my old boss had a daughter and named her Maya Dove, I wanted to take advantage of being able to thoughtfully execute her gift. I found the below clay bowl by Paloma’s Nest, a timeless treasure that Maya will hopefully enjoy even as an adult. And I designed a custom stationery stamp produced by the Ink Pad in NYC, perfect for hand written notes or stamping labels to sew into clothing for the school days to come.
If you still haven’t picked up a gift for Mom, here are a few last minute ideas that are sure to make Mom happy!etsy.com
For the classic pair, bond over an afternoon of flower arranging and high tea at the Peninsula Hotel, NYC
For the fashionistas, tour the Met’s current Alexander McQueen exhibit Savage Beauty
For the food favorer, why not treat Mom to a fabulous breakfast in bed
For the head of the household, gift a family portrait session sure to look better than these (matching outfits optional)
For the playful, why not a pinic in the park
For the literary lover, a library delivered straight to her door
For the woman that has it all, an xperience designed by yours truly
And if you’re still stumped, see more ideas for the ladies here