yesterday morning i put together some flowers for an event at the tandus carpet showroom. the theme was james bond, so i was trying to channel "bachelor pad" for this one. i was really excited with how this little trio turned out - the deep red cymbidum orchids were to die for.
30 June 2011
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26 June 2011
i honestly can't remember how i came to this link (probably via someone's twitter feed?) but i really love this slideshow from GOOD and finally got around to posting it after a seriously busy week. it features 25 super-talented women designers and illustrators. the full slideshow is here, with some of my faves below.
yesterday i put together a practice arrangement for a wedding i'm doing in a few weeks. the style of the wedding is more modern & clean than those i've done in the past, so i wanted to do a practice run to uncover any issues that might come up in putting them together. i'm pleased with the way it turned out, but also glad to have practiced and come up with a few ways to improve the arrangements before the big day. more to come from this wedding in mid-july...
24 June 2011
I just finished making this date night kit for the couple that counseled Charlton and I before getting married. Benny and Brenda were so generous with their time and we are so thankful for the things we learned from them that we wanted to thank them. We thought the perfect gift would be 4 date nights planned and ready to go. This is a gift to Benny, so he doesn't have to plan and a gift to Brenda, because each night will hold something new for her to discover.
The ideas come from dates Charlton and I enjoyed while dating and we still enjoy being married today...you might enjoy them too, if you're in Birmingham.
Date No 1 :: A Casual Date, Beer and Pizza
dinner: whole foods market
recommended menu: portabello pesto pizza and 365 brand root beer
post dinner: dollar movie on lorna road
visit carmike.com for showimes
Date No 2 :: A Fancy Dinner Date, Bottega Cafe
pre dinner: take a stroll around highland park
dinner: bottega cafe on highland avenue
post dinner: on your way home stop by 32°
at the summit for some yogurt
Date No 3: A Coffee Date, O'Henry's
where: o’henry’s coffee shop on 18th street
in downtown homwood
what: enjoy relaxing and spending time together;
after coffee take a stroll around homewood
Date No 4: A Cheap Date, Spare Change
what: when money is tight, we like to fish around
for spare change and see if we can find
enough for ice cream
where: depends on how much change you can find
and you might have to share
Posted by holly at 11:44 PM
Mix is my new favorite lunch spot in Birmingham. Chris DuPont of Cafe Dupot teamed with Corey Hinkel and opened Mix this past spring in downtown Birmingham. The have fabulous pastries and bread and a great lunch menu.
No website yet, so check them out on facebook for more information.
Posted by holly at 12:18 PM
20 June 2011
Check out the Birmingham New's today to see this new creative shape ad for Children's Hospital, featuring their new branding campaign. There will be some more of these feature in the next few weeks, so keep a look out.
Also, speaking of Children's Hospital, their expansion is getting closer to being done
and is a wonderful addition to downtown.
Posted by holly at 6:03 PM