Hi, guys! Happy happy Monday! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend and a wonderful Mother’s Day. B and I had a busy weekend of celebrating our awesome moms and the weather finally took a turn for the decidedly warm and spring-like. Hooray! After weeks of cold, rainy weather the grass has finally been cut for the first time this season, the trees are budding, flowers are growing and we’re making loads of plans for summer. After the winter that was this past one, we’re so excited about the promise of spending summer camping, boating and fishing. Today’s color palette is certainly an ode to all that. Summery things like tropical vacations, messy top knots worn with bathing suits and funnel cakes scored at the county fair. Sign me up!
Now that I’m finally feeling a bit more human again, I had a chance early this morning to sift through all of my many photos from last week. Seriously, I took a ridiculous number. Rather than bore you though I’ve culled it down to just a handful of favorites to share with you. If you recall, I started my week in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, a city I love so much and the home of my best girl Erika. We had business to tend to all week, but that didn’t keep us from taking a few hours on Monday afternoon to get lunch and stroll the cobblestone streets. As an architecture lover, Charleston absolutely captivates me with all of her historic beauty. And the flowers! Say no more. I’m certifiably in love. Have you ever visited Charleston? This was my second time there since Erika relocated back to Charleston following a ten year stint in California and I’m telling you it’s a pretty magical place. I’m already dreaming up excuses to return as soon as possible.
A major focus of my time in Charleston was hosting a social media workshop for a fabulous new bar service and special events rental company in Charleston. It was so much fun and such an awesome experience. We held the workshop at Erika’s home and as I was prepping slides and notes the day before, Erika set to decking out her dining room with pretty plates and flowers so we could all enjoy nibbling on pastries and sipping coffee and mimosas throughout the day. We ended the day with our ladies of honor showing off their mixology chops by whipping up the most delicious pineapple margaritas! Fresh squeezed pineapple, tequila, all the good stuff.
And that, friends, is my time in Charleston in a nutshell! Of course I have so much to share with you from the second half of my week, spent glamping in Montana. I literally split the week between opposite sides of the country in two vastly different and yet equally gorgeous places. Needless to say, adjusting to real life this week amidst the exhaustion of traveling nearly 6000 miles last week and running a low grade fever for the better part of Monday and Tuesday is kicking my butt. I sound like such a creep. I swear I’m not complaining. More, I’m in awe of how fortunate I am that my work takes me so many amazing places and allows me to meet and work with such fabulous people. Seriously. I’m a lucky lucky girl.
[Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]
I’m a coffee lover from way back so today I’m thrilled to be sharing this sweet coffee and donuts bridal shower with you! Shared by Gabrielle of Showerbelle (a new blog dedicated to helping you plan the prettiest bridal showers ever), this shower was designed with a casual modern vibe in mind. We’re talking cake platters stacked high with pink donuts, a coffee bar with all the fixings and donut hole favors tucked away in pretty kraft paper bags. Add in a gaggle of girlfriends and one lady of honor and you have yourself a pretty sweet bridal shower! My favorite part is how easy this shower would be to pull off while still feeling super unique and special. The best of both worlds in my book! Of course, many thanks to Showerbelle for sharing these beautiful images from Jessica Fey.
Hi, guys, and happy Monday! I am so excited to be coming at you today from back home in New York. It was just about 2 o’clock this morning when I finally dragged my exhausted tired body through the front door and immediately collapsed in bed. Last week was a whirlwind of work, travel and adventure and my whole body is feeling the fallout right now. I can’t wait to fill you in on everything that went on, but in the meantime we’re starting today as always with our weekly color palette. Today it’s soft and pretty with shades of lemony yellow and rosebud. Yes, red and yellow, two of my least favorite colors, all rolled into one color palette. Say it isn’t so! But, seriously. I kind of love it! Here’s wishing you a fabulous start to your week and a happy Cinco de Mayo, too!
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It was another super early wake up call this morning for Erika and I as we rolled out from her home in Charleston (where I’ve been hanging out all week) and made our way to Montana today. (We’re talking three flights and about 14 hours in airports and on planes!) We just arrived a bit ago and we are over the moon to be here glamping with Skinny Cow for the weekend. Our home for the next few days is absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to share all the details of our trip with you. In the meantime though, make sure you’re following both Erika and I on Instagram, because we’re already busy sharing photos of this gorgeous place!
In the meantime though, let’s talk travel! Specifically, the tools and accessories that make it possible for me to stay connected and have it together when I’m traveling. As a blogger that’s one of the number one questions I get. How do I manage everything while traveling for work and still trying to stay up to date with family life and maintaining the blog? The short answer is – it’s not easy! That said, travel is a passion of mine so lately I’ve made it a priority to invest in a few little things to make it easier to travel and work without skipping a beat. (It’s that whole having it all thing that all of us are striving for!) For the record, this bag that holds my laptop and my camera is my new favorite thing ever! And my Day Designer is also an invaluable tool. Oh and when I’m traveling packing light is key! It makes everything so much easier. So when I pack for a trip like this I try to think of really versatile pieces like chambray tops that can be dressed up for dinners or paired with yoga pants for lounging around. And a great pair of boots that are just as perfect for kicking around the ranch as they are clomping through city streets. Here are just a few of the things I’m loving right now! Stay tuned for loads more on the glamping front! xoxo
Pssst! Don’t forget that you can enter to win your own amazingly luxe glamping experience for you and two of your best friends! Visit Skinny Cow for all the details and get yourself in the running to win. We’re talking gorgeous accommodations, spa treatments, horseback riding, and so much more, all with Skinny Cow’s thoughtful attention to detail designed to give you the experience of a lifetime.
[1: Camera + laptop bag by Kelly Moore | 2: Canon EOS 6D | 3: The Day Designer by Whitney English | 4: MacBook Pro | 5: Chambray top | 6: Riding boots | 7: Sunglasses | 8: Necklace | 9: Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue.]