I have been realizing lately how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many wonderful talented entrepreneurial friends. It was only a couple of nights ago that I was texting with two friends and we all realized that we were all burning the midnight oils and getting our hustle on post regular office hours. I really do thrive off of being surrounded by so many people with such a drive and I would say that it is one of my secrets that keeps me going!
My friend Tami is one of those friends! She recently launched her website for her new business Urban Lace Events. I met Tami through the New York Junior League when I first joined and she is definitely a gal who is ‘one part sweet tea and one part cosmopolitan’ as her website states! Tami brings her amazing sense of style and stellar organizational skills to her new company that focuses on boutique event planning and styling based in New York City and Northern Virginia,and servicing clients worldwide. I remember when Tami first told me about her new adventure to it seemed like the perfect step for her. Before I knew it it seemed as though she already had clients under her belt and was jet setting to weddings all over the east coast! Check out a snap below from a wedding she planned in Miami!
So very glamorous!
How adorable is this apple cider stand?! So perfect for a fall wedding!
A big cheers to Urban Lace Events, I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!
I’ve been using Instagram a lot more recently and I stumbled upon Parker Kennedy while browsing the #wallpaper hashtag the other day. I was initially drawn to their colorful preppy aesthetic (and lovely use of fun patterned wallpaper!) but when I clicked on their website I was absolutely blown away by this beauty in navy and hot pink. I might have actually let out a squeal of excitement after seeing these photos. Pink and navy with a hit of white is a color combo that I have been loving in fashion these days and to see it translated to a beautiful living room made my day. I am dying over the ceiling paired against the crisp white walls and the luxe hot pink velvet. I could go on and on… Lance and David have looked at every single detail in this space and have incorporated so many elements (rattan, mirror, laquer, velvet, toile) that I absolutely adore yet everything feels cohesive and not cluttered. Quite a feat!
via The EveryGirl
I have lots of ideas but sometimes my own fear leaves me in a stand still. Sometimes its the fear that they won’t turn out as I had expected, or maybe its that people won’t respond how I would have hoped, or that just picking up the pen, the phone, the mouse to get started is daunting in itself. Whatever it is, this fear keeps me small and doesn’t serve anyone really.
Yesterday after work I had an idea on the subway, I knew I wanted to come home after my workout at the gym and work on some patterns for my licensing portfolio but the idea of picking up my tablet again and drawing patterns on the computer (how I usually work and I work from 9-6 Monday-Friday) seemed not like how I wanted to spend my Monday night. The last thing I wanted to do was sit at my computer staring at the screen for more hours. I remembered when I was little I used to carve stamps out of rubber erasers (the closest thing I’ve ever done to hand block printing) I popped into a dollar store before reaching my apartment building and grabbed a pack. Despite having a creative full time job and side business I rarely find myself making things by hand these days which often surprises people. I’m not sure that I would actually use any of the patterns on any real products but it was nice to sit down and just create with nothing particular in mind, something that I do so little of these days. I’d love to incorporate more pattern exploring into my future and I’m already thinking up ideas of ways to break out of my box pattern wise.
So I challenge you today, how can you step out of your comfort zone today and explore something from a new perspective? It doesn’t’ have to be anything ground breaking! Feel free to share in the comments!
I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season. I am getting into the swing of the holidays over here at the KLH HQ and my tiny tree is up as well as my beloved fresh balsam candles are burning every night!
How absolutely stunning s the above wallpaper? It has a very 1920s gilded Gatsby feel to me because of the color palette. When I first saw this Antique world map wallpaper immediately thought of all of the possibilities for decorating. Something like this would make quite a statement in a living room or could look handsome in a little boys bedroom as well. Sometimes I feel like faux antique products can look cheesy but I love all the details in this one.
Wallpapered.com also has an array of various other map wallpaper and I love the Antique Paris map as well. I’m imagining a couch in a statement color, perhaps velvet with lots of gold accents and a plush flokati rug. Tres chic!
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