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Humour Me: Does a Peach Martini go with these shoes?

Just bought two things. A pair of spicy orange sandals from Sam Edelman  and a whole crate of peachs. Both just look so perfect nestled in their respective boxes. All I can think of is "Wow, such a sweet, sultry, swan song to summer"! Mr. Wonderful thought the sandals were great but not so thrilled with the two tons of peaches from the market. So I started thinking and umm... me thinks... peach martinis might just go perfectly with my shoes.

  • slices ripe white peach
  • slices fresh hot chile (try a red or green jalapeño or a Thai chile)
  • kosher salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons dry vermouth
  • 1 1/2 cups top-quality gin or vodka


Fill six martini glasses with ice, then water; let stand until glasses are very cold, about 5 minutes (or chill them, empty, in the freezer). Meanwhile, for each drink, push 1 or 2 slices ripe white peach and 1 slice fresh hot chile (try a red or green jalapeño or a Thai chile) onto a small skewer or toothpick. Sprinkle peaches lightly with kosher salt. Empty glasses and pour 1 to 2 teaspoons dry vermouth into each. Swirl to coat glass, then pour off and discard most of the vermouth. Fill a 3-cup martini shaker with ice cubes and add 1 1/2 cups top-quality gin or vodka. Seal and shake until cold, 4 to 6 times. Strain into glasses. Garnish each with a peach-chile skewer.


Inspiration Board: Peach and Green

For all you Southern gals especially you lovely "Georgia peaches". Here is a lovely inspiration board for you!

Client Highlight : Allison

I know its a little late for spring cleaning but I am just getting to cleaning out the closets so to speak and thought I'd share a couple of pretties from last year.

Freebie Friday: Fling Font

Two of my favorite words in the whole world... font and free. Download Fling for free here

All Things Typography: Penna

If I've said it once, I' ve said it a thousand times... I have font issues...

Meet Pena, the newest release from DS Type. Isnt she beautiful?

Inspired Paper: Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

I love when a great sense of humour and paper come together. Its simply too much fun...

According to its designer Burak Kaynak, it is a 12 slices/notebook set which has been packaged for convenience. Each delicious slice has number on it. (1 to 12). Love it!!

Photos via Behance

Inspired Paper: Word Play Calendars we are half way thru year and I only just discoverd the noa bembribre calendar...but thats the beauty of a calendar there is always next year... 

Fine Design: Cold Beer Anyone?

So Mr. Wonderful better known as my husband has informed me that he thinks he's going to brew his own beer. Not sure what sort of adventure we might be on with this one but custom beer labels are dancing in my head already. Take a peek at some of my favs.

Lakefront 88 designed by Boelter + Lincoln

Bogata Beer Company designed by Lucho Correa

A letterpress label designed by Hub Collective for Roscoes Pale Ale.

Austin Beerworks designed by The Helms Workshop 

Its is too much to ask for that the beer be as good as the label? Lets cross our fingers!

Client Highlight: Aly

Aly came to me with invites in hand and wanted a menu to match. She had these beautiful invites from Printable Press featuring vintage florals, banner and swallows. 

Aly tasked me with creating menus that complimented her invites but she also wanted to add the twist of a thank you note on the reverse side. To create the menu I used vintage swallow images, a gorgeous floral motif and added a vintage banner. For the thank you I brought in some hand lettering and vintage looking fonts to keep the look in line with the both the menu and her original invites.


Get Your craft On: Renegade Craft Fair

So who doesn't love a Craft Fair? Get your craft on at The Renegade Craft Fair. Next stop is San Francisco! RCF is a large-scale and free-to-attend marketplace event which features DIY and indie-crafts. Free AND handmade? What could be better than that! Stops to follow are Chicago, Los Angeles, and London (UK).

Woot woot for handmade.

Inspired Paper: The Art of Hand Written Letters

Oh how I love it when I stumble upon oh so very pretty paper and folks who champion it. Did you know there is a Letter Writers Alliacnce? Well there is!

The Letter Writers Alliance is a member based organization dedicated to keeping the art of letter writing alive started in the Summer of 2007 by Kathy Zadrozny and Donovan Beeson. I found the Donovan Beesons Letter Writers Alliance Flicker Pool and fell head over heels.  Check out these amazing hand written letters!

Seriously. Who wouldnt want to get these in the mail? Simply beautiful!

I have a thing for vintage typewriters so I love this one! And the hand lettering is so perfectly gorgeous I want to run out to my mailbox and hope this gets sent to me too!

A text is a moment in time. A letter can be forever...just saying. ;)

Client Highlight: Laura

Laura came to me with a mission. She had just sent "Harper" a gorgeous letterpress invitation from my uber fav Bella Figura and wanted to know could I create coordinating pieces that were similar in style but weren't "copies" of her invites.

She wanted to keep the crosshatching from the original and same modern fonts but we revised the frame  on the menus so that it still had  the same feel but created a new look for her reception. We kept the circle frame for her wedding fans but removed the crosshatching. Each a compliment to her invitations but different.

We followed up with custom escort cards using the frame and logo and these cute tags for flip flops signs which were a huge hit on the beach. Table numbers were clean and simple to compliment here striped linens and custom intineraries were designed to keep her out of town guests on time and in the loop.
Photos courtesy of pure7studios

All Things Typography: Parfumerie

Thou shalt not covet...unless its a font. Take a peek at my new fav.

Say hello to...Parfumerie. Filled with ligatures, ornaments and more I think I might just have found font nirvana.

Real Weddings: Robyn and Hammond Palm Beach Wedding

When I was asked to do this wedding I was both thrilled and honored. The grooms mother, Jane of  Jane Guerin Florals,  is one of my favorite people and my favorite florist. We have worked together for years and I just knew we would have a blast on this one.  See the lovely bride and her beautiful pics courtesy of Patricia Lyons Photography