Blogging & BOL & a New Logo


Last night I went to the BOL event with my marketing dynamo sister. It was a great excuse for me to get out of the studio after pulling some long hours this last week/weekend.It is always nice to hear other bloggers talk about blogging (and the wine and swag bags didn’t hurt either – my favorite freebie was a the print above (availible on etsy ).

I really enjoyed the panel -although in the end I was too shy/tired to network or say hi to Megan Arquette ( I am a huge fan of the skirted round table ) I guess I didn’t have enough wine. ;) After being inspired last night I decided to give my blog a little fresh spring cleaning and I redid the header. Hope you all are having a good week so far!

Katie Lee Joel’s Townhouse

La Dolce Vita did a post on ‘this or that‘ a while ago and featured Katie Lee Joel’s west village town house – and I recently bought a set of mint colored chairs and they also remind me of this spread – so I haven’t been able to get the color scheme out of my head.

Her house is so airy and pretty – chocolaty browns, peony pinks, deep turquoise, bright indigo, muted greens & rusty oranges all set against soft creams and marble grays.

Sampled color blocks are how I often start to work out color schemes in my graphic design projects – so I thought I would use them to illustrate the soft color palette that is inspiring me right now.


images from domino


images from lonny


images from domino


images from domino


images from domino


images from lonny

Heaven is closing its Bovina location

I have been enamored of Heaven On Main St since it appeared in the NYTIMES (and full disclosure Bovina is a stone throw away from our *nameless* hamlet – it is so close we share the same school district).

I finally made it to ‘Heaven on Main Street’ last summer on a brunch double-date with my younger sister Nina and our boyfriends . I got iced coffee and the french toast (below). I must admit that the boyfriends were not that impressed with the ‘meat-substitute’ menu – but I swooned over the creamy pale walls and polished wooden counters with all the bakery delights laid out. It was truly like walking into a daydream of ‘if i owned a bakery shop in the country’….

Anyways I thought I would post some images from their equally lovely website designed by Steve Castro. I hope some other charming business will take their place (our depressed area needs all the businesses it can get!) .

my own photo