Here's a peek at the mood board that is serving as the inspiration behind my SS18 collection. As we ease into spring, I am embracing each extra minute of daylight and the sense of renewal that comes with the season. I always feel so hopeful at this time of year and am looking forward to seeing the first buds begin to appear. In the meantime, I am working to channel these emotions into my new designs in a way that is effortless, yet refined. My goal is to create pieces that will seamlessly fit into your life and make you extra excited to tackle each day and celebrate all the wonderful moments that come along the way.
Happy International Women's Day! I am digging the extra dose of positivity, encouragement and support for one another that is flooding my Instagram feed today. It really makes my heart full to see women supporting women, and men doing the same too. I would love to start each day feeling this empowered, which is why I rounded up a few of my favorite products from female entrepreneurs that will serve as great daily reminders that we are all beautiful, strong and capable.
1. Girl Gang card by Daydream Prints
2. The Future is Female print by Dahlia Press
3. Zodiac Woman series by Sunday Lane Studio
4. Vive le Feminisme card by People I've Loved
5. Alliance print by Laura Berger
6. Girl Gang and Feminist buttons by Alphonnsine
7. The Future is Still Female notepad by Party of One Paper
The Evermore Desktop Collection is very close to launching and since you probably can't contain your excitement like me, I thought you might like to see the mood board which served as the inspiration behind it.
When it comes to desktop organization, I’m all about simplicity and functionality. With that in mind, I strived to create tools that will help you easily keep your goals and to-dos in sight, while also giving your desk a minimal and artful touch. I hope you love the combination of subtle abstract details with clean lines and text as much as I do and I look forward to unveiling the end result to you.
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This past Memorial Day weekend, Travis and I jetted off to Palm Springs for a relaxing adventure in the desert. We usually take camping trips this time of year, but after how much we enjoyed last year's trip to Miami, we wanted to take a similar approach to help ease us into the summer months. Thankfully, there were still plenty of outdoor activities to embrace and when mixed with great dining and poolside relaxing, we found ourselves in the best of both worlds.
We stayed at Korakia Pensione in the Thessaly Suite. The ornate grounds, charming rooms, quiet ambiance and daily brunch surpassed all of our expectations. It's the perfect place if you're looking to unwind in a more peaceful setting and we wish we could have stayed longer.
EAT + DRINK
- Workshop Kitchen + Bar - Amazing drinks and food made even better by our awesome bartender.
- Norma's - Great brunch/lunch spot in a trendy atmosphere.
- Le Vallauris - Lobster ravioli. Enough said.
- Truss + Twine - Try the Green Philter!
- The Natural Sisters Cafe - We stopped in for some refreshing smoothies after our trip to Joshua Tree. The food looked great too!
SEE + DO
- Take a bike ride through Deepwell Estates to admire the great mid-century architecture.
- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Hike the Desert View Trail (1.5 mi) for gorgeous valley vistas.
- Joshua Tree National Park - Just a short drive away for scenic views and great hikes. We went up Ryan Mountain for the views and then over to Hidden Valley to take in the cool rock formations.
We loved every minute of our stay and like any trip, had a tough time squeezing in everything that we wanted to do. Here are a few things on out list for next time, because I think it's safe to say we will be heading back sooner rather than later.
- Drinks at Bootlegger Tiki - You can't go wrong with a Tiki bar!
- Dinner at Birba - Chill looking scene
- Dune Buggy Rentals - We saw this on our way out and were so sad to have missed it
- Dinner at Mister Parker's
- Hike through Tahquitz Canyon
- Check out more of the local galleries and mid-century vintage shops
The new collection has hit the shop and is a celebration of springtime renewal and an ode to the bohemian lifestyle. It includes 25+ new greeting card designs with southwestern and moroccan influences and features a combination of botanical illustrations and tribal patterns. It's artful, yet subdued and will add a modern touch to your correspondence.
As the seasons change, so do the colors and images that I am inspired by. The progression of it is pretty evident in my pinterest feed as wintery neutrals are gradually replaced by springtime hues. As a long-time color-phobe, this time of year has always proven to be very refreshing and when I tend to embrace color the most, both in my wardrobe and my designs. Right now I am especially drawn to a combination of sage and dusty rose with skin tones. I’ve been experimenting with them a lot lately and plan on incorporating them into my upcoming product release.