Happy Wednesday friends!
Today I'm doing a walk-through for a veryyy exciting project I've been brewing up with the lovely Cate Beth - we're also working on a wedding together this June and I cannot wait!! Cate is such a bright light to be around and she motivated me to finally document my home life! While I tend to keep my private life a bit separate from my business (...although I love Instagram stories), I realized it's SO damn important to be connecting with my clients and couples on another level. I'll be sharing an inside look into my home, office, lifestyle, and daily work flow! If you have anything you are dying to see please, please let me know! I want to make this shoot fun, REAL, and meaningful for you guys!
And on that note..I'm leaving you with some recent photos that made me smile this week. Cheers!
Brunch without champagne is just a sad breakfast, am I right? Finally sharing this pretty shoot I did with Eliza Kennard Photography over the holidays! Liz and I grew up in the same hometown, Los Altos, and were a few years apart in high school. It's been so fun reconnecting over social media this year and getting the opportunity to finally work together! The inspiration behind this shoot was to create a styled table you could easily put together at home. I had so much fun designing this shoot and love the cozy, feminine, modern, and fluffy (ha!) feel it took on. We were lucky to work with such an awesome team of talented women too! Big shout out to Kinfolk Inspired Space for providing the most perfect, aesthetically-pleasing, blush-filled studio!
Photography: Eliza Kennard Photography // Design: Andria Leigh Events // Floral: Thistle and Honey // Calligraphy: The Bright Line Studio // Linens: La Tavola // Sweets: Pretty Please SF // Tabletop: Anthropologie + CB2 //
If you're looking to host a simple brunch, birthday party, or bridal shower at home let me know! --> I seriously LOVE designing intimate parties that won't break the bank either! :)
good morning! I wanted to share my daily ritual when I get up in the morning as I'm a huge believer in having a consistent routine. not only is it it a healthy practice for the mind + body, but I find it really sets the tone for my day and motivates me towards reaching my goals both professionally, mentally, and physically. I'd love to hear if you guys have any positive or special ritual that gets your day started too!
+ avoid checking emails/texts/instagram for the first 20-25 min, I'd be lying if I said I avoid this everyday...it's proven to be very difficult at times!
+wash face...throw on a face mask if I'm feeling extra frisky ;)
+make my morning tea: earl grey with a splash of almond milk. I rarely drink coffee in the morning anymore but if I'm really feeling sluggish, I'll pour just a cup of joe with almond milk + cinnamon for a natural sweetener!
+get settled into my office. check my to-do list which I've written out the night before. add anything relevant or that needs to get done for the day. check emails, start on any client projects, plan instagram post, jot down any fresh ideas that come to mind for my biz or clients' weddings
+light an office candle (if anyone knows me well, my obsession with lighting candles runs deep) or set up diffuser to get in the right mindset. lately I've been loving the combo of doterra's holiday joy + peppermint. when it's not the holidays though, I'm typically blending wild orange + lavender
+complete the work flow mood with a good playlist. I rarely can work without music in the background. nothing too aggressive. I frequent the acoustic and mellow playlists on spotify like 'afternoon acoustics' or 'evening chill' --> a personal fav while cooking dinner too
+I try to get at least 30min of physical activity out of the way in the morning. if I'm not signed up for a yoga or pilates class, I'll usually take a mid-morning break to walk my pup. we live near amazing hiking trails in oakland hills and my dog absolutely loves them
PS. my december goal is finishing my office design/organization before the new year! I'm a huge believer in creating a cozy space that reflects good energy, your brand/vibe, and inspiration. I love having something to look at right in front of me- whether it's a powerful quote, mood board, calendar, or picture from a recent project. Loving the desks below and how they're each special in their own way...oh and good lighting is always key.