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I had a moment today as I was walking through Little Vietnam in the Tenderloin with a dear friend of mine, sun shining, carrying our fruits and vegetables—and walking behind a bicycle with a massive bubble machine attached to it.  Amassed in a giant cloud of bubbly happiness and watching Elise giggle to the point of tears I had a true moment of “This is San Francisco”.  This is spring, this is life, this is happiness. 

Kale Mary, San Francisco April 2014

Inspiration of the Week — It’s Spring!:
1. Loving this wedding styling over at Snippet & Ink. Flowers by Matthew Robbins and tasty bites by PS Tailored Events.  Definitely an inspiration to the little ole small scale event designer over here.
2. Obsessed with Ace & Jig. I love how comfy and simple their pieces are.  Definitely a few staples in there for a spring wardrobe! 
3. Loving the deep teal walls to accompany some beautiful modern furniture from Sulia.
4. Paintings by Willim De Kooning. 
5.  Chunky heels by Chloe.  Might I add, when I become rich (wishful thinking), I will wear all Chloe.
6. More Ace & Jig, I told you I was obsessed.
7. Peach and green, my new favorite color combination.  Not sure who to give the credit to, as I found this image in the bowes of the tumblr-verse and (as we all know so well!) credit gets lost.  If anybody knows the source, holla. 
Inspiration of the Week — It’s Spring!:
1. Loving this wedding styling over at Snippet & Ink. Flowers by Matthew Robbins and tasty bites by PS Tailored Events.  Definitely an inspiration to the little ole small scale event designer over here.
2. Obsessed with Ace & Jig. I love how comfy and simple their pieces are.  Definitely a few staples in there for a spring wardrobe! 
3. Loving the deep teal walls to accompany some beautiful modern furniture from Sulia.
4. Paintings by Willim De Kooning. 
5.  Chunky heels by Chloe.  Might I add, when I become rich (wishful thinking), I will wear all Chloe.
6. More Ace & Jig, I told you I was obsessed.
7. Peach and green, my new favorite color combination.  Not sure who to give the credit to, as I found this image in the bowes of the tumblr-verse and (as we all know so well!) credit gets lost.  If anybody knows the source, holla. 
Inspiration of the Week — It’s Spring!:
1. Loving this wedding styling over at Snippet & Ink. Flowers by Matthew Robbins and tasty bites by PS Tailored Events.  Definitely an inspiration to the little ole small scale event designer over here.
2. Obsessed with Ace & Jig. I love how comfy and simple their pieces are.  Definitely a few staples in there for a spring wardrobe! 
3. Loving the deep teal walls to accompany some beautiful modern furniture from Sulia.
4. Paintings by Willim De Kooning. 
5.  Chunky heels by Chloe.  Might I add, when I become rich (wishful thinking), I will wear all Chloe.
6. More Ace & Jig, I told you I was obsessed.
7. Peach and green, my new favorite color combination.  Not sure who to give the credit to, as I found this image in the bowes of the tumblr-verse and (as we all know so well!) credit gets lost.  If anybody knows the source, holla. 
Inspiration of the Week — It’s Spring!:
1. Loving this wedding styling over at Snippet & Ink. Flowers by Matthew Robbins and tasty bites by PS Tailored Events.  Definitely an inspiration to the little ole small scale event designer over here.
2. Obsessed with Ace & Jig. I love how comfy and simple their pieces are.  Definitely a few staples in there for a spring wardrobe! 
3. Loving the deep teal walls to accompany some beautiful modern furniture from Sulia.
4. Paintings by Willim De Kooning. 
5.  Chunky heels by Chloe.  Might I add, when I become rich (wishful thinking), I will wear all Chloe.
6. More Ace & Jig, I told you I was obsessed.
7. Peach and green, my new favorite color combination.  Not sure who to give the credit to, as I found this image in the bowes of the tumblr-verse and (as we all know so well!) credit gets lost.  If anybody knows the source, holla. 
Inspiration of the Week — It’s Spring!:
1. Loving this wedding styling over at Snippet & Ink. Flowers by Matthew Robbins and tasty bites by PS Tailored Events.  Definitely an inspiration to the little ole small scale event designer over here.
2. Obsessed with Ace & Jig. I love how comfy and simple their pieces are.  Definitely a few staples in there for a spring wardrobe! 
3. Loving the deep teal walls to accompany some beautiful modern furniture from Sulia.
4. Paintings by Willim De Kooning. 
5.  Chunky heels by Chloe.  Might I add, when I become rich (wishful thinking), I will wear all Chloe.
6. More Ace & Jig, I told you I was obsessed.
7. Peach and green, my new favorite color combination.  Not sure who to give the credit to, as I found this image in the bowes of the tumblr-verse and (as we all know so well!) credit gets lost.  If anybody knows the source, holla. 
Inspiration of the Week — It’s Spring!:
1. Loving this wedding styling over at Snippet & Ink. Flowers by Matthew Robbins and tasty bites by PS Tailored Events.  Definitely an inspiration to the little ole small scale event designer over here.
2. Obsessed with Ace & Jig. I love how comfy and simple their pieces are.  Definitely a few staples in there for a spring wardrobe! 
3. Loving the deep teal walls to accompany some beautiful modern furniture from Sulia.
4. Paintings by Willim De Kooning. 
5.  Chunky heels by Chloe.  Might I add, when I become rich (wishful thinking), I will wear all Chloe.
6. More Ace & Jig, I told you I was obsessed.
7. Peach and green, my new favorite color combination.  Not sure who to give the credit to, as I found this image in the bowes of the tumblr-verse and (as we all know so well!) credit gets lost.  If anybody knows the source, holla. 
Inspiration of the Week — It’s Spring!:
1. Loving this wedding styling over at Snippet & Ink. Flowers by Matthew Robbins and tasty bites by PS Tailored Events.  Definitely an inspiration to the little ole small scale event designer over here.
2. Obsessed with Ace & Jig. I love how comfy and simple their pieces are.  Definitely a few staples in there for a spring wardrobe! 
3. Loving the deep teal walls to accompany some beautiful modern furniture from Sulia.
4. Paintings by Willim De Kooning. 
5.  Chunky heels by Chloe.  Might I add, when I become rich (wishful thinking), I will wear all Chloe.
6. More Ace & Jig, I told you I was obsessed.
7. Peach and green, my new favorite color combination.  Not sure who to give the credit to, as I found this image in the bowes of the tumblr-verse and (as we all know so well!) credit gets lost.  If anybody knows the source, holla. 

Inspiration of the Week — It’s Spring!:

1. Loving this wedding styling over at Snippet & Ink. Flowers by Matthew Robbins and tasty bites by PS Tailored Events.  Definitely an inspiration to the little ole small scale event designer over here.

2. Obsessed with Ace & Jig. I love how comfy and simple their pieces are.  Definitely a few staples in there for a spring wardrobe! 

3. Loving the deep teal walls to accompany some beautiful modern furniture from Sulia.

4. Paintings by Willim De Kooning

5.  Chunky heels by Chloe.  Might I add, when I become rich (wishful thinking), I will wear all Chloe.

6. More Ace & Jig, I told you I was obsessed.

7. Peach and green, my new favorite color combination.  Not sure who to give the credit to, as I found this image in the bowes of the tumblr-verse and (as we all know so well!) credit gets lost.  If anybody knows the source, holla. 

It’s Friday evening and I may or may not have already eaten an entire pint of mint chip to myself and a glass of rosé but I feel as though I deserved a quiet night (and also the ice cream) after this very busy week. 

The market mornings continued, which were lovely and beautiful.  I’m still learning how to put my creativity hat on at 4:30 in the morning, but I’m definitely getting better at this whole flower thing. Alas, the coffee was aplenty and I certainly always enjoy that. 

The flower class I taught this week was absolutely lovely. I brought over bales of field and parrot tulips, ranunculus, cute little feverfew friends, rose scented geranium (my absolute favorite scent, by the by) camellia branches, and foxglove.  A flower arranging class taught to a women’s club wouldn’t have been complete without rose themed cocktails, surely, so there were a few of those to be had.  Quinoa and spinach salad, and ginger cake too, to “help digestion”, of course.  I ate two slices.  They were all nice company and it makes me want to start a club where I can talk about my sweet tooth, kids, jobs, television shows…etc, etc.  Just enough of the light and fluffy stuff mixed with the nitty gritty.  Some of these women have been attending the club meetings for over 15 years.  How wonderful to go through so much of life together?  This was all very nice to see. 

Anyway, life has been good.  I forgot how giddy I get about the spring, and I’ve certainly got a bit of the flower fever these days, more-so than normal if you can believe it.  

Goodnight, all. I’m off to drift to sleep, leaving my curtains open to let the morning sunlight wake me tomorrow morning—an hour later than last Saturday.  Ah, spring. 

I hoped and hoped and hoped for a better year this year—and by golly my wishes have been granted.  Perhaps it’s that the wisteria is blooming, or the lilac, or the tulips.  Or perhaps it’s all of the light treading, early mornings,  hot coffee, or warm sunshine.  Whatever it is, I like it. Good things are happening.
I’ve made early morning flower market trips part of my ritual the past few weeks, making sure that I’m getting the creme de la creme of the fleurs to work with.  Sure, it’s taken a bit of a toll on the friday night life—most twenty somethings aren’t getting up at 4:30 or 5 to begin working—but I’m always searching for any excuse to stay in on a Friday night anyhow so this is all working out for me.  
A quarter of the year is already over, and I can only hope that the next three are just as eventful and happy.  I’ve got the peak of the growing season and weddings to look forward to—and a trip to Hawaii in the queue.  
I hoped and hoped and hoped for a better year this year—and by golly my wishes have been granted.  Perhaps it’s that the wisteria is blooming, or the lilac, or the tulips.  Or perhaps it’s all of the light treading, early mornings,  hot coffee, or warm sunshine.  Whatever it is, I like it. Good things are happening.
I’ve made early morning flower market trips part of my ritual the past few weeks, making sure that I’m getting the creme de la creme of the fleurs to work with.  Sure, it’s taken a bit of a toll on the friday night life—most twenty somethings aren’t getting up at 4:30 or 5 to begin working—but I’m always searching for any excuse to stay in on a Friday night anyhow so this is all working out for me.  
A quarter of the year is already over, and I can only hope that the next three are just as eventful and happy.  I’ve got the peak of the growing season and weddings to look forward to—and a trip to Hawaii in the queue.  

I hoped and hoped and hoped for a better year this year—and by golly my wishes have been granted.  Perhaps it’s that the wisteria is blooming, or the lilac, or the tulips.  Or perhaps it’s all of the light treading, early mornings,  hot coffee, or warm sunshine.  Whatever it is, I like it. Good things are happening.

I’ve made early morning flower market trips part of my ritual the past few weeks, making sure that I’m getting the creme de la creme of the fleurs to work with.  Sure, it’s taken a bit of a toll on the friday night life—most twenty somethings aren’t getting up at 4:30 or 5 to begin working—but I’m always searching for any excuse to stay in on a Friday night anyhow so this is all working out for me.  

A quarter of the year is already over, and I can only hope that the next three are just as eventful and happy.  I’ve got the peak of the growing season and weddings to look forward to—and a trip to Hawaii in the queue.  

A few things that have caught my eye this week:
1. This lovely floral dress by Stella McCartney (it is true that I need another floral dress like a hole in the head…but i’m incorrigible.)
2. Textile design by Juliana Veiga.
3. The color and flow of Jenny Packham’s handiwork, captured by one of my favorite photographers—Jamie Beck. 
4. Pretty obsessed with the shape and color of this dress.
5. The ethereal photography of Anna Williams.
6. Learning about the life of Textile Designer Lucienne Day and her husband, Furniture Designer Robin. They are quite the pair and have created some of my favorite mid-century patterns and designs.  
7. Kind of late to the party on this one, but loving the blog: Art Studio Visit.  Particularly the visit to the ever inspiring Emily Ferretti.  She’s got wonderful taste and I love her work. 
If you want to see more of what inspires me—I am officially on Pinterest and loving having a space to organize my inspirations, recipes, and all that other gook. 
A few things that have caught my eye this week:
1. This lovely floral dress by Stella McCartney (it is true that I need another floral dress like a hole in the head…but i’m incorrigible.)
2. Textile design by Juliana Veiga.
3. The color and flow of Jenny Packham’s handiwork, captured by one of my favorite photographers—Jamie Beck. 
4. Pretty obsessed with the shape and color of this dress.
5. The ethereal photography of Anna Williams.
6. Learning about the life of Textile Designer Lucienne Day and her husband, Furniture Designer Robin. They are quite the pair and have created some of my favorite mid-century patterns and designs.  
7. Kind of late to the party on this one, but loving the blog: Art Studio Visit.  Particularly the visit to the ever inspiring Emily Ferretti.  She’s got wonderful taste and I love her work. 
If you want to see more of what inspires me—I am officially on Pinterest and loving having a space to organize my inspirations, recipes, and all that other gook. 
A few things that have caught my eye this week:
1. This lovely floral dress by Stella McCartney (it is true that I need another floral dress like a hole in the head…but i’m incorrigible.)
2. Textile design by Juliana Veiga.
3. The color and flow of Jenny Packham’s handiwork, captured by one of my favorite photographers—Jamie Beck. 
4. Pretty obsessed with the shape and color of this dress.
5. The ethereal photography of Anna Williams.
6. Learning about the life of Textile Designer Lucienne Day and her husband, Furniture Designer Robin. They are quite the pair and have created some of my favorite mid-century patterns and designs.  
7. Kind of late to the party on this one, but loving the blog: Art Studio Visit.  Particularly the visit to the ever inspiring Emily Ferretti.  She’s got wonderful taste and I love her work. 
If you want to see more of what inspires me—I am officially on Pinterest and loving having a space to organize my inspirations, recipes, and all that other gook. 
A few things that have caught my eye this week:
1. This lovely floral dress by Stella McCartney (it is true that I need another floral dress like a hole in the head…but i’m incorrigible.)
2. Textile design by Juliana Veiga.
3. The color and flow of Jenny Packham’s handiwork, captured by one of my favorite photographers—Jamie Beck. 
4. Pretty obsessed with the shape and color of this dress.
5. The ethereal photography of Anna Williams.
6. Learning about the life of Textile Designer Lucienne Day and her husband, Furniture Designer Robin. They are quite the pair and have created some of my favorite mid-century patterns and designs.  
7. Kind of late to the party on this one, but loving the blog: Art Studio Visit.  Particularly the visit to the ever inspiring Emily Ferretti.  She’s got wonderful taste and I love her work. 
If you want to see more of what inspires me—I am officially on Pinterest and loving having a space to organize my inspirations, recipes, and all that other gook. 
A few things that have caught my eye this week:
1. This lovely floral dress by Stella McCartney (it is true that I need another floral dress like a hole in the head…but i’m incorrigible.)
2. Textile design by Juliana Veiga.
3. The color and flow of Jenny Packham’s handiwork, captured by one of my favorite photographers—Jamie Beck. 
4. Pretty obsessed with the shape and color of this dress.
5. The ethereal photography of Anna Williams.
6. Learning about the life of Textile Designer Lucienne Day and her husband, Furniture Designer Robin. They are quite the pair and have created some of my favorite mid-century patterns and designs.  
7. Kind of late to the party on this one, but loving the blog: Art Studio Visit.  Particularly the visit to the ever inspiring Emily Ferretti.  She’s got wonderful taste and I love her work. 
If you want to see more of what inspires me—I am officially on Pinterest and loving having a space to organize my inspirations, recipes, and all that other gook. 
A few things that have caught my eye this week:
1. This lovely floral dress by Stella McCartney (it is true that I need another floral dress like a hole in the head…but i’m incorrigible.)
2. Textile design by Juliana Veiga.
3. The color and flow of Jenny Packham’s handiwork, captured by one of my favorite photographers—Jamie Beck. 
4. Pretty obsessed with the shape and color of this dress.
5. The ethereal photography of Anna Williams.
6. Learning about the life of Textile Designer Lucienne Day and her husband, Furniture Designer Robin. They are quite the pair and have created some of my favorite mid-century patterns and designs.  
7. Kind of late to the party on this one, but loving the blog: Art Studio Visit.  Particularly the visit to the ever inspiring Emily Ferretti.  She’s got wonderful taste and I love her work. 
If you want to see more of what inspires me—I am officially on Pinterest and loving having a space to organize my inspirations, recipes, and all that other gook. 
A few things that have caught my eye this week:
1. This lovely floral dress by Stella McCartney (it is true that I need another floral dress like a hole in the head…but i’m incorrigible.)
2. Textile design by Juliana Veiga.
3. The color and flow of Jenny Packham’s handiwork, captured by one of my favorite photographers—Jamie Beck. 
4. Pretty obsessed with the shape and color of this dress.
5. The ethereal photography of Anna Williams.
6. Learning about the life of Textile Designer Lucienne Day and her husband, Furniture Designer Robin. They are quite the pair and have created some of my favorite mid-century patterns and designs.  
7. Kind of late to the party on this one, but loving the blog: Art Studio Visit.  Particularly the visit to the ever inspiring Emily Ferretti.  She’s got wonderful taste and I love her work. 
If you want to see more of what inspires me—I am officially on Pinterest and loving having a space to organize my inspirations, recipes, and all that other gook. 

A few things that have caught my eye this week:

1. This lovely floral dress by Stella McCartney (it is true that I need another floral dress like a hole in the head…but i’m incorrigible.)

2. Textile design by Juliana Veiga.

3. The color and flow of Jenny Packham’s handiwork, captured by one of my favorite photographers—Jamie Beck

4. Pretty obsessed with the shape and color of this dress.

5. The ethereal photography of Anna Williams.

6. Learning about the life of Textile Designer Lucienne Day and her husband, Furniture Designer Robin. They are quite the pair and have created some of my favorite mid-century patterns and designs.  

7. Kind of late to the party on this one, but loving the blog: Art Studio Visit.  Particularly the visit to the ever inspiring Emily Ferretti.  She’s got wonderful taste and I love her work. 

If you want to see more of what inspires me—I am officially on Pinterest and loving having a space to organize my inspirations, recipes, and all that other gook. 

Ah. There is nothing quite as sweet as having a crazy floral holiday, and then a three day weekend. Thank you, each and every president of the United States of America. Thank you. 

Valentines day? Success. Busy? Crazy. Sanity level? Doing quite well.  Last year, I was a delivery girl.  This year, I managed the orders and designed beautiful things. All. Day. Long. And I couldn’t be happier with all of the new things I’m learning. 

Things are going well.  This week has been one of the most crazy and filled with even more change, but if I recall—every February seems to be this way for me.  This year, I find that I’m handling it much better than last, and that’s all one can hope for.  On the queue in the next few weeks: I’m teaching a flower arranging class! It’s for a women’s club in San Francisco, but a flower class nonetheless.

Hello everybody, here’s a peek at where most of the blogging happens—in my teeny tiny little San Francisco apartment. 
Slowly but surely is my room coming together.  I finally bought a mid-century modern beaut dresser that I loved off of Craigslist and am endlessly glad that I didn’t settle for Ikea once again.  The dress form is from a friend of mine who lent it to me while she is traveling Southeast Asia—I love it, it holds the ghost of my holiday dress. The crates were purchased at the Alameda Antique Fair (which, if you ever get the chance to see this thing…do it. It’s absolute insanity.) And, as always, there are fresh flowers snagged from work. It’s narcissus! What’s a florist to do?  
Hello everybody, here’s a peek at where most of the blogging happens—in my teeny tiny little San Francisco apartment. 
Slowly but surely is my room coming together.  I finally bought a mid-century modern beaut dresser that I loved off of Craigslist and am endlessly glad that I didn’t settle for Ikea once again.  The dress form is from a friend of mine who lent it to me while she is traveling Southeast Asia—I love it, it holds the ghost of my holiday dress. The crates were purchased at the Alameda Antique Fair (which, if you ever get the chance to see this thing…do it. It’s absolute insanity.) And, as always, there are fresh flowers snagged from work. It’s narcissus! What’s a florist to do?  
Hello everybody, here’s a peek at where most of the blogging happens—in my teeny tiny little San Francisco apartment. 
Slowly but surely is my room coming together.  I finally bought a mid-century modern beaut dresser that I loved off of Craigslist and am endlessly glad that I didn’t settle for Ikea once again.  The dress form is from a friend of mine who lent it to me while she is traveling Southeast Asia—I love it, it holds the ghost of my holiday dress. The crates were purchased at the Alameda Antique Fair (which, if you ever get the chance to see this thing…do it. It’s absolute insanity.) And, as always, there are fresh flowers snagged from work. It’s narcissus! What’s a florist to do?  
Hello everybody, here’s a peek at where most of the blogging happens—in my teeny tiny little San Francisco apartment. 
Slowly but surely is my room coming together.  I finally bought a mid-century modern beaut dresser that I loved off of Craigslist and am endlessly glad that I didn’t settle for Ikea once again.  The dress form is from a friend of mine who lent it to me while she is traveling Southeast Asia—I love it, it holds the ghost of my holiday dress. The crates were purchased at the Alameda Antique Fair (which, if you ever get the chance to see this thing…do it. It’s absolute insanity.) And, as always, there are fresh flowers snagged from work. It’s narcissus! What’s a florist to do?  
Hello everybody, here’s a peek at where most of the blogging happens—in my teeny tiny little San Francisco apartment. 
Slowly but surely is my room coming together.  I finally bought a mid-century modern beaut dresser that I loved off of Craigslist and am endlessly glad that I didn’t settle for Ikea once again.  The dress form is from a friend of mine who lent it to me while she is traveling Southeast Asia—I love it, it holds the ghost of my holiday dress. The crates were purchased at the Alameda Antique Fair (which, if you ever get the chance to see this thing…do it. It’s absolute insanity.) And, as always, there are fresh flowers snagged from work. It’s narcissus! What’s a florist to do?  
Hello everybody, here’s a peek at where most of the blogging happens—in my teeny tiny little San Francisco apartment. 
Slowly but surely is my room coming together.  I finally bought a mid-century modern beaut dresser that I loved off of Craigslist and am endlessly glad that I didn’t settle for Ikea once again.  The dress form is from a friend of mine who lent it to me while she is traveling Southeast Asia—I love it, it holds the ghost of my holiday dress. The crates were purchased at the Alameda Antique Fair (which, if you ever get the chance to see this thing…do it. It’s absolute insanity.) And, as always, there are fresh flowers snagged from work. It’s narcissus! What’s a florist to do?  

Hello everybody, here’s a peek at where most of the blogging happens—in my teeny tiny little San Francisco apartment. 

Slowly but surely is my room coming together.  I finally bought a mid-century modern beaut dresser that I loved off of Craigslist and am endlessly glad that I didn’t settle for Ikea once again.  The dress form is from a friend of mine who lent it to me while she is traveling Southeast Asia—I love it, it holds the ghost of my holiday dress. The crates were purchased at the Alameda Antique Fair (which, if you ever get the chance to see this thing…do it. It’s absolute insanity.) And, as always, there are fresh flowers snagged from work. It’s narcissus! What’s a florist to do?