Category Archives: things I love

Remembering Weekends

This weekend is my first one completely off (no weddings, no meetings, no site visits, nothing) since early March, so I’m heading to the beach to catch up on some sleep, some socializing, and some sunshine (although I may be planning to shoot a tutorial on signature cocktails, so it’s not like my workaholic tendencies have completely [...]

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Summer is by far my favorite time of year – somehow it makes everything feel more possible. Of course, summer also means busy season when you work in the wedding industry, and so I tend to spend it working overtime, last year to such a degree that I ended up feeling like I missed it [...]

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Hey January

Can someone please explain how it’s January 23rd already? Some random things for you: I haven’t actually tried them yet, but I’m excited about this line of colorful compostable ware from Susty Party. Made out of starch and grass fiber, in the US. Rad. (pictured above) If you haven’t seen Dan Savage’s brilliant column on [...]

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The Caliber Collection

These bracelets are making the rounds, and I really couldn’t love them anymore. As someone who lives Oakland, a city that, like Newark, is deeply affected by gun violence, I am and will continue to be a vocal supporter of passing much tighter gun laws, as well as of gun buy back programs like the [...]

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oh hey! Things have been crazy lately – wedding season wrapped up for the year, I took my first non-working vacation in two years, friends have had babies who have needed to be adored (holding babies: one of my favorite things), and I moved (locally. pictured above). I have tons of good 2012 weddings to [...]

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Lauren & Brian’s Cartoon Art Museum Wedding

OK, this is really one of my favorite weddings ever. Partially because Lauren & Brian are rad, and their wedding really, really reflected them in a way that is hard to do. And partially because – food truck catered (the awesome Roli Roti) wedding in a Cartoon Museum with rainbow table cloths, runners made out [...]

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catching up

some random thoughts: I love this piece on how to write a thank you note (via Mighty Girl) I spent this past weekend outside of Healdsburg on retreat (I’m on the vestry, which is similar to the board of directors, at my church) at The Bishop’s Ranch, one of my favorite places in the world [...]

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on books

So, I like to read. A lot*. And I know that a lot of people reading this blog do too, because I frequently have real-life conversations about the books I’ve just posted about (why don’t you all ever comment? : ) So, I thought I’d write a little about how I find the books that [...]

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a few things I really liked from the last week or so: these snakeskin print velvet flats from daniblack. which are as comfortable as they are rad. buying tickets for my next trip – Chicago in February! (because apparently I’m a masochist – it’s very possible that I hate cold weather more than anyone in [...]

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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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