Monthly Archives: September 2011

on Pink Ribbons

notice: the post below is a bit of a rant, and contains some not-so-polite language. Others with similar opinions have written on this topic before, so I’m not trying to break any ground, but I feel strongly that this conversation is not one we’re having enough, and I want to do what I can to [...]

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Solstice Lamp

I love tripod lamps, and this one is on my current wish list: It’s the Solstice Lamp from Ample Furniture, a small company making hand-crafted wooden goodness in Seattle. Best part? (Well, besides the red cord, which is obviously amazing,) they offer free shipping in the continental US. image: Ample Furniture

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Ann Taylor Weddings

I love wedding dresses from unexpected places. Like this Silk Strips Gown from Ann Taylor, which is gorgeous in both colors: Also? It’s less than $400. Awesome. In fact, their entire wedding collection is under $1000, with most of it being well under. Rad. images: Ann Taylor

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Matt & Cari

This past weekend I coordinated Matt & Cari’s wedding, and it was a joy. Matt remains the only straight groom who I’ve ever had a solo initial meeting with (Cari had to deal with an emergency at the last minute, but instead of taking me up on the offer to postpone, Matt met with me [...]

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Roxy & Dave

On Sunday I got the spend an awesome day up in Tilden Park coordinating Roxy & Dave’s wedding. It was awesome – a food truck catered picnic, which well, I have been excited about since they first contacted me in May and told me their wedding plans. The weather was pretty close to perfect, albeit [...]

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It was my mom’s birthday last weekend (Happy Birthday Mom!) and since I’ve been super-crazy-busy I outsourced my gift to the lovely Natalie of Clementine, the most adorable floral store ever in Oakland. Check out the amazing arrangement she made for the occasion: Stunning, no? Natalie did the flowers for Anita & Wayne’s wedding, which [...]

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Anita & Wayne’s Hillsborough Racquet Club Wedding

Last weekend I had the great pleasure of coordinating Anita & Wayne’s wedding at the Hillsborough Racquet Club. Anita was a gorgeous bride, Wayne looked truly dashing, and their awesome families and friends really made the party happen. It was a great wedding. Anita and Wayne had an ice cream cart (complete with a bar [...]

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Lara & Tristan’s Mills College Wedding

A few days before I went to New York I had the pleasure of coordinating Lara & Tristan’s wedding. Lara and I grew up going to church together, but I met Tristan for the first time just a few days before their wedding. It was a total blast. Both the ceremony and reception were at [...]

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books I’ve read lately, August 2011

Room by Emma Donoghue. A haunting but somehow lovely story, told by a completely captivating narrator, which is very hard to do when your narrator is a five year old. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. This was a book club pick, and was a totally engaging little gem of a book. Would be [...]

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