Thanksgiving 2016

This year has been interesting. Probably the hardest year in awhile but also one of the best. Jess and I are thankful for so many things and never take those for granted.

The older we get, the more we realize the importance of surrounding ourselves with humans that make us better. We are lucky to know countless people who are just like that, and luckier still to gather with them on a regular basis.

A HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks to Evan - who is basically more like family than a friend. He cooked our most epic Thanksgiving day dinner - and I don't have the words to adequately convey how much he means to us.

My friend Nicole was gracious enough to provide the most beautiful deconstructed floral. She is the brainchild behind Soil and Stem - one of the most talented floral artists on the planet. 

Thanks for being some of our favorite people: Jasmine, Kim, Amy, Kerri, and Michael.

This year's tablescape was inspired by specimen study. Beautiful, delicate, and just the right amount of creepy. 


Betsy's Birthday

You know it's gonna be a rul good time when Betsy (SMID) and Farra (Hostess Haven) throw a party. And you definitely know your hostess skills will be put to complete shame, but you're strangely okay with that too.

In case you were wondering, Betsy is one of my closest friends, my interior design sensei, and an overall badass lady boss. For her birthday she wanted nothing more than to have an intimate backyard dinner with her closest. The theme she and Farra brainstormed up was 'cactus and crystals' - and it couldn't have turned out more beautifully. I rarely have merry-making envy but I can't help it with these guys - they win so hard every single time.

A special thanks to Juan (A Miho Experience) for the most epic food - way to work an event while under-the-weather where you were also an esteemed guest LOL. Thanks to Tina (Miss Multee) for the calligraphy which will be making an appearance in one of my upcoming dinner parties. And thank you to Melissa (Pow Wow Design Studio) for some of the gorgeous vintage pieces - we were sooo bummed you and Corbin couldn't make it!

Am I lucky to have such inspiring and creative friends? Sure. But am I more lucky to have good people in my life that make me a better person? Most def. Love you, Betsy.

p.s. Jess and Betsy share a birthday and he tricked me into coming out to see Bets while he's sitting at home recovering from an ACL surgery alone on his birthday. You're a gem, Jess Downer.