well hey there friends! it feels like forever since i have really sat down to blog and get back in to the groove of my posts. i took a little vacation last week, had family in from california and have been busting my little bum around the house with some projects that had been lingering. amidst all of this i have devoted my creative energy to my projects and have truly been lacking a little blog “talk” lately. so, for today, i was feeling inspired by the organic feeling and stunning┬á creation of this Mexico City wedding. Tyler Branch is the photographer extraordinaire of this gorgeous love fete. the entire reception was built from scratch on the brides grandmothers property. the space needed to be large and airy to accommodate 900 guests! can you imagine? that is a lot of hugs and kisses and thank you’s to go around.
jaw dropping gorgeous! the head table literally turns heads!
happy monday friends! hope everyone was blessed with laughter, fun and sunshine this weekend. it was a lovely 30th celebration with a family dinner on friday and spa indulgence on saturday. sloane and i spent the better part of sunday painting away, sipping lattes and indulging in the best scones in town courtesy of the drake cafe. this little rainbow seems to have arched itself over my head and i am feeling a sense of relief and excitement as i enter in to this next chapter (which everyone tells me are the best years of your life). the rest of the week has some cottaging in the plans and plenty of down time. enjoy this last week of june and a happy long weekend ahead!
images meg’s iphone
i walked passed someone today who seemed a little lost in their thoughts. i proceeded to stop and ask what was on their mind and they turned to me and said “time, i cannot believe where time has gone” i smiled back and said, you took the words right out of my mouth.
i dropped tuition cheques off at sloane’s school this morning and took a very deep breath. how did i get here so fast. i can replay the moment she was brought home from the hospital. that cry, the dependency and her sweet baby smell. now, she is an independent little girl always concerned with making sure everyone is having fun.
i have realized lately that life will quickly move on without you if you do not embrace every day and live it to the fullest. so, my goal? find more time to make fun memories. this means travel more often, take time away from work and completely shut down. no more half vacations, checking my iphone every five minutes kind of stuff. it means, going where iphone service is, well let’s just say limited!
i think this is where i get brutally honest with you and tell you that yes, first and foremost when i found out i was pregnant i never imagined how much importance i could put on having a happy and healthy baby. i stressed, a lot! i felt so insanely blessed to be given the miracle that is a little life growing inside me that i wanted nothing more than to protect this little being with all that i had. we didn’t want a surprise- shocking! little miss planner that i am, of course i wanted to know the sex of my soon to be babe. now, what you should know is that i have 5 nephews! of which 4 of them are twins. i also have 3 nieces but much older than the boys and quite frankly when we get together as a family, the boys clearly dominate!
when i found out we were having a girl, i simply cannot lie this little part of me blushed in side at the thoughts of experiencing the bond of a mother daughter relationship. i felt so strongly about it because my mom and i are the best of friends. my mom having owned a modelling and talent agency for 10 years, allowed me to grow up in a very “girlie” environment. in some ways, it seemed to be all i knew.
3 and a half years later and i still love nothing more than shopping for the prettiest dresses and ballet flats with my munchkin and oogling over beautiful photos like these of mommies and their little girls. i take tremendous pride in sloane and her style and i love her passion for all things pretty. and every night i go to sleep, i thank my lucky stars for a beautiful, healthy little girl.
who doesn’t love a little mid week treat! i am such a strawberry fan, but then again who isn’t right? the perfect combination of sweet and tart is oh so divine. mix it up in to a cake and hello, sign me up! side note- i went gluten free a few weeks ago and this cake is made with millet flour which is a great gluten free alternative.
this delicious number courtesy of the talented Bea over at La Tartine Gourmande seems easy enough to concoct and even easier to indulge. for the full recipe, check it out here.