Friday, January 29, 2010

sneak peek

working on flowers for a birthday celebration.

btw... if loving the notebook is wrong, i don't wana be right. making stems for lotus pods while balling my eyes out was quite a challenge.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


another one of my favorite summerland shopping spots is botanik. gorgeous displays, orchids, succulent planters, and all kinds of little lovlies fill this stylish shop.

2329 lillie Ave., summerlannd

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

retro-chic wedding

oooo i always get so excited when i see photos of a beautiful wedding i helped with on one of the many blogs i stalk.... :)
last fall i helped camille panzarello create the flowers for this sweet and charming santa barbara wedding. the ceremony took place at the courthouse, with the reception following at the santa barbara club. the colors were so fun to work with, and seeing it all come together in the end was just such a great feeling of accomplishment... as we jumped and high-fived mid air, "hurray!". i really feel so lucky to work for such a talented lady.
planner~ kelly oshiro
photographer~beaux arts photographie
(images via gws)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

pinky pinks at syr

"i think i'd like flowers in shades of pink to coordinate with sky's tie." (<3 it)
giovanna and sky's engagemet party
san ysidro ranch, montecito

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

wanderlust rio

bom dia! daydreaming about the warm sands of rio de janeiro, brasil. never been, but desperately want to visit. este e o meu sonho....
(images via garance dore)

Monday, January 18, 2010

citrus love round2

(images via design sponge)
these are a few of my favorite things (citrus, ranunculas, rosemary)... along with raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

how much is that doggy in the window

just putting it out into the universe.... i waaaaaaant a puppy!!!! one to call my very own.
and rescuing an abandoned dog is just one of the sweetest things anybody could do.... d.a.w.g.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


planted some black velvet nasturtium seeds a few months ago, and the first flower has emerged! the color looks more orange than chocolate/black, but still beautiful. i love growing flowers....

the above block print is by celia hart.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

frenchie violet

Nina Kincaid Designs 1.10.2010
anemones, ranunculas, sweet peas, privet berry, scabiosa pods, chocolate artichokes, and geranium...

Friday, January 8, 2010

judging a book by its cover

these are gorgeous... and i've heard the stories are pretty good too.(images via design sponge)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

sacred space

sacred space is one of my favorite shops in summerland. for little gifts or just a peaceful place to wander, it is always welcoming and inspiring.

Monday, January 4, 2010

new addition to the family

last christmas i was floored when my aunt/gourmet goddess, marjie, gave me my first le creuset dutch oven. since then i've made many a dish in that wonderful pot. this chistmas my mother in law* gave me another le creuset for my collection. i was floored again! this cookware is so sturdy and such good quality. i can't sing its praises enough. cheers!

*i'm not technically married yet :)