My family and I were there for the brother's wedding. We had a wonderful time and I am so happy for my brother, new sister-in-law and niece!
Now, I consider myself a fairly creative person, but I think my brother far surpasses me. He planned the entire wedding himself! From the handmade invites, to the decorations and favors - he did it all. Even his wife Stephanie, who was kept out of most of the planning, was just as surprised as everyone else on the big day.
After the wedding festivities, we spend some quality time with the newly weds in their home in Orange County.
We spent one day shopping in Laguna and stopped at one of my favorite shops, Tuvalu Home.
Every nook and cranny of the store is packed with amazing linens, candles, coffee table books, picture frames, artwork, glassware, throw blankets, pillows and one of a kind furniture pieces, all with a "California Coastal Cool" vibe.
After Cali, I flew back to Pittsburgh, only to jump right back on another plane to New Orleans. I was on a "covert operation" if you will, and hopefully I can provide some more details and good news in the near future! I was at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). I was there spending some time at the HGTV booth and ran into these guys:
After the show, the night continued with a cocktail party where I met one of my design idols, Mr. Bromstad!
Now I am finally back at home, ready to get back into the routine. Being at the KBIS show and meeting so many creative individuals, I am feeling so inspired and my momentum is full force. With my nose to the pavement and creative juices flowing, I have many ideas that I am working on and will share more when the time comes!