Monday, September 30, 2013

Our Seasonal Table- Again!

Check me out over at Our Seasonal Table guest styling again on a fun test shoot with Beth Galton and AJ Battifarano!



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bright Lights, Fun Times, and Humble Gratitude

Very bright contrasty light in my friend's Bushwick studio space last week where a few of us got together to do a test shoot, just for fun and to make some beautiful images. These are a few 'behind the scenes' iphone snaps of the process. Was feeling very inspired and happy that day. I have so much to be grateful for, but sometimes I lose track of that in my hazy ambition. I know I touched on this a few posts ago- about stress and inspiration- I've been in a tiny bit of an up and down funk lately. But I stumbled upon this quote the other day, and though I'm not usually a cheesy motivational quote person, it really struck a chord with me and gave me a bit of perspective:

"And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days."

Happiness is easy. Don't be so hard on yourself. Relax. Appreciate.
The final images we shot up will be posted on my website soon.




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Jumpsuits!

Crushing on these jumpsuits from Steven Alan that will never fit me because I am so short. Boo! But I can enjoy these cute pics and dream a little.



Monday, September 16, 2013

These Rule

Just a quick couple of fall Phillip Lim accessories I wouldn't mind adding to my wardrobe this fall. Out of the ordinary for me with the gloves too, because I have a rule about animal prints: I don't wear them. But lately I've been trying to just let myself like things if I am naturally and immediately attracted to them, instead of boxing myself in with rules. Let's break the rules. Let's break our own rules.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Northwest

A few weekends ago I was out in the Northwest for my sister's wedding. We trekked from Seattle, through Bainbridge Island, across to Victoria and up to Tofino on Vancouver Island where the ceremony happened. And then back. Lots of driving, several ferry rides, and for me, coming from NYC, a bunch of flying too. All in 5 short days that flew past.

It is beautiful out there. Seriously breathtaking. It's similar to the Northeast (pine trees, etc.)... but somehow bigger. Just much more engulfing and wide open. Below are a few photos I took of our travels and the incredible landscapes.














It really was that blue everywhere.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Macaroon Bible

So excited about this stack of the Macaroon Bible cookbooks that I got in the mail in advance of its release later this month. I shot this book last year with Alice Gao and Vivian Lui and it is the first cookbook that I have worked on to be printed and released. What a great feeling to see it all come together and printed into a solid bound book! First book out in the world! I love cookbooks a ton, they are my personal favorite hobby read, so getting to contribute to the creation of one is really dream-come-true caliber stuff.

Anyway! Enough about me and more about the book! It's gooood. The macaroons are seriously delicious. I don't have much of a sweet tooth and I can't say I'm always tempted by the food on set, but I ate so many of these little guys. And brought some home to share with friends. The s'mores sandwich and the cappuccino are my favorites. Addictive. Drool. Also, the author, Dan, is hilarious and the book is really entertaining to read. All in all, so happy to have been part of this project. Good luck Dan, it's a great book!




Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September

So, August was sort of a wash. I didn't forget about the blog but it was a super busy month (Tons of work! My sister got married!) and every time I had a chance to think about posting something... I felt like I didn't have any good ideas. Blogger's block. I'm trying to be very consistent with posting but I've really noticed this month how stress can kill inspiration. Just was not getting really excited about anything, which I'm sure you have all felt at some point. My instagram feed slowed quite a bit too. But, labor day weekend was great. A nice pause to rest and sleep late, catch up on life and free up some mental space. Get ideas flowing again.
Getting back into the blogging groove simply, with these Small Batch Productions linen napkins. Beautiful, modest classics. I love that she makes them all herself in upstate NY and even notes that they are compostable after they're taken all the loving they can. I definitely want one (or a few) in each color for the prop closet. And for me personally? Probably the red and white stripe ones. More bright colored solids in the esty shop.