Happy Mother’s Day

It’s still strange that someone celebrates this day with me in mind.  We had a lovely picnic in Prospect Park and recalled the picnics we used to take in Paris and dreamed of taking Julian there someday soon…

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Going Home.

My mother was the first person to show me how to appreciate good design.  She takes such care in her home, every nook and cranny is perfect, yet not at all unapproachable or unlivable.  Even the newly affixed baby gates on the stairs were custom made to fit her modern craftsman aesthetic (maybe that’s nuts? I dunno…). Here are some pictures of my parents home in CT.

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Lexi and Dan Weatherwood Wedding

I’m pretty sure Montana is the most beautiful place we’ve done a wedding yet.  It’s so refreshing to be out of the city and into big sky country.  I even saw an eagle as we got off the plane.

We loved working on Lexi and Dan’s wedding.  The invites were my favorite suite to letterpress so far.  And all the styling came out so well – mostly because the backdrop of Weatherwood in Columbia Falls was so charming.  I’ve honestly never been anywhere like it.  They have a whole basement of props just for events! Here are some images posted on Weddingchicks.com this month too! All images by Shannon Holman Photography.

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Hudson, New York

This weekend we celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary.  We decided to take another trip upstate to explore some more towns. So up the Taconic we went (again) and found ourselves in the lovely nautical town of Hudson.  Nautical, you say? Yes, it seems odd but after noticing the adorable whales that adorn every street sign, I got to wonderin’…we’re on the Hudson River, right?  Turns out this town was one of the most lucrative whaling towns outside Nantucket in the 19th century…even though it’s over 120 miles from the ocean.  Apparently, it’s smell and debauchery said it all – whales, ship captains and sea shanties were the regular for many years here in a town that was once one vote away from being the state capital! Here’s an article to edumacate you more (I won’t bore you with the deets).  Hudson looks and feels like a little port-side town in Maine…my kind of place!

We stayed at The Front Street Guest House right off of Warren Street.  It had so much 19th century charm!

We ate breakfast at MOD cafe and drank the famed Hudson Strongtree Coffee.

After that, we strolled down Warren Street to check out the many antique shops and boutiques.

Then, after a hearty nap, we ambled down to the river to watch the sunset (how romantical!)

Then, we had one of the best dinners I’ve every had (no hyperbole!) at Swoon Kitchenbar. We ate from their ever-changing farm-to-table menu. We closed the place down!

The next day we had breakfast (and more Strongtree Coffee) at Cafe Le Perche.

Then, on our way out of town we toured Olana, the home of Hudson River School artist, Frederick Church.  This place was astounding, with views of The Catskills and The Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Inside was just as breathtaking, they designed the entire interior based on trips they took to the Middle East.  Very dark and cozy…I want one!

After a brief stop for lunch at a local diner…

We stopped for some apples and butternut squash at the coziest farm stand we could find. I couldn’t pass up an apple turnover…

Hudson was so relaxing and I was so glad to spend some anniversary time with Mr.V – but man, was I happy to be home in the BK. Home is where the heart is!

Essex County, MA

It was such a lovely weekend up in Massachusetts that I had to post some pictures.  I think we might migrate out of Brooklyn to Salem, MA someday…must me my New England upbringing.  Nothing brings out the Puritan in me like a saltbox and a historic plaque ;). Seriously, my love for Little Women knows no bounds!

Brooke and Dan Postcard Inn Wedding

We just got back from FL! Brooke and Dan’s wedding was a blast…and to give you any indication of how good a party it was, the bride ended up in the pool, in her wedding gown!

We made paper chains, programs, table numbers, escort cards, centerpieces, coasters, floral arrangements, you name it! We all did all the organizing and planning so, needless to say, we need a rest.  It was the most fun wedding we’ve done yet and here are some detail shots of the event.  All images by Portrayable Photography. 

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