loveliness via mary ruffle


tahoe {in pictures}

 we ate, we drank, we skiied, we snuggled.  a lovely time in Tahoe.


a mister turns 30

today the man of my dreams, keeper of my heart, and generally awesome human being turns thirty. happy birthday to you my love.  big xoxo's.


wish me {luck}

while i'd love nothing more than to set my sights on the beautiful sunny springtime waiting around the corner - i'll be spending my weekend embracing cold, wintery weather in Lake Tahoe.  I'm taking my mister skiing for his 30th birthday.  He loves to ski.  He's amazing at it in fact.  I, on the otherhand, haven't skied in ten years, and that last time i skied - well, i hit my head on a rock.  seriously.  let's just say me and the snow don't have the most loving of relationships.  but i'll be zipping up my {faux} fur lined winter coat and strapping my cold feets into some ski boots in the name of love.  i'm even sort of looking forward to feeling the cold air against my face.  for a bit anyways, those hot toddies will be calling my name in no time.  enjoy the weekend!

the lovely print above is by opart and is available here.


drybar {sneak peek}

i am so thrilled and honored to be doing the flowers for drybar!  the genius idea of my dear friend Alli, drybar is a blow-outs only salon in Brentwood - and tomorrow is the GRAND OPENING!  I am just so excited to see all of her hard work and passion come to life.  If you live in the LA area, book your appointment now - this woman can work miracles, trust me!  For those of you who won't be able to visit in person, here's a peek at the flowers i did especially for the launch....


{Once Wed} : John + Yoko

I'm so excited to finally share the details of our John Lennon + Yoko Ono inspired photo shoot.  Paige Appel, my partner in all things fun and I are teaming up as collaborators for Once Wed.  Each month we'll feature creative ideas, tablescapes, and projects inspired by famous couples in history - both real and fictional.  Today our very first project, shot by the lovely and insanely talented Bonnie Tsang based on the love of John and Yoko is up on Once Wed.  I know I probably say this about each new project I work on, but the flowers I did for this shoot are my absolute favorite to date - sophisticated and soft, with that rough hippy vibe.  Makes me want to make daisy chains and lay in a field of grass. 

Check out the full story on Once Wed here and here.


new to the shop!

we've got a new addition to our little succulentLOVE family.  just in time for valentine's day, please welcome our latest sweet design....bubble.love (also available as a kit). 

succulentLOVE on mint

when the fabulous Ellie at mint invited me to be a part of her Valentine's Day DIY week i was thrilled.  I love Ellie's aesthetic and she always manages to pull together the most creative and inspiring bloggers for her guest posts.  this time is no different.  Ellie has invited some very talented bloggers and creative types to come up with a DIY project for the loveliest holiday of them all.  i'm so happy to be a part of such a great group of ladies.  check out my succulentLOVE sweet love garden DIY!  and visit mint everyday this week to see all of the DIY projects


a day at the museum (& beers + sausage)

the mister and i spent a lovely day downtown on sunday visiting some of our favorite modern artists at MOCA and later washing it all down with a healthy serving of belgian beer and sausage at wurstkuche.  here are a few pics of my favorite sights from the day.