Apr 2, 2014

Southern Beauty: Beverly Drive Magazine

A few screenshots of my most recent styling shoot of product for a beauty article in this month's issue of Beverly Drive Magazine.  It was a fun project I worked with photographer Jeremy Shelby and producer Christopher Porter.  The Clutts Agency

 






Mar 17, 2014

Southern Charm: Brookland Plantation

After watching an episode of Southern Charm on Bravo, I was curious to learn more about T-Rav's otherwise known as Thomas Ravenel home located on Edisto Island, South Carolina, Brookland Plantation.  The farm is also home to the Brookland Plantation polo team, which is really what peaked my interest.  I found some some images of the 1800's cival war architecture style house. I have to say it is a handsome place. 



















Feb 10, 2014

Sweet Home in Dallas: French Country Shoot Spring 2014

Some edits from a shoot I styled last week for photographer Jill Broussard. My good friend Lauren Love was the assistant stylist on the shoot, too.  We had lots of fun in my friend Amanda Cejka's French Country style home in University Park, Texas.  Amanda's daughter Molly rocked in out in her sweet heart dress, and eating her pink cake balls from Starbucks.  I was a long day and at the end sweet Molly shinned and made the whole shoot. She was so adorable!





Aug 8, 2013

Michigan IPA: Founders Brewing Co.

 One of my favorite find's this summer is Founders' Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During a night out on the town with family and friends we stopped in to sample some of Founders IPA that we heard so much about. 

We ordered a couple of pitchers of the Centennial IPA. It was so good.  If you are ever in downtown Grand Rapids I'd definitely recommend checking it out.  Cheers







Jul 24, 2013

Royal Blue - New Royal Baby

With much anticipation the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, finial picked out a name for their new baby boy, His Royal Highness George Alexander Louis Prince of Cambridge. The young family looked so chic and royal in blue emerging from the hospital.  I always loved seeing members of the royal family wearing blue.  Princess Diana always looked amazing wearing blue.








Jun 19, 2013

Ikea's Ektorp Sofa

I am getting ready to switch out my Ektorp sofa's grey slipcover for the white color for the summer.  As I was putting the task on my to do list for the week. I couldn't help but think how much I have grown to love the sofa. It's gotten more comfortable over time like a good pair of jeans.  After I put on the white slipcover it will feel like a brand new sofa.  I was reluctant at first buying it because I was nervous about the quality. However it has held up amazingly well. It just seams to get better and better.  I'd recommend the Ektorp slipcover sofa from Ikea as a great inexpensive seating solution. 












Jun 3, 2013

Traverse City's 2013 Summer Wine, Cherry and Equestrian Festivals

 Who could ask for more Wine, Cherries and Horse shows? If you're going to Northern Michigan this summer, you should check out this summer's Traverse City Wine & Art Festival June 22 weekend and Horseshows By the Bay Equestrian Festival July 3rd - 28th.   There is also the famous National Cherry Festival June 29 - July 6th.

 I am going back home to Michigan where I'll be spending my summer.  My friend Laura and I are taking a little road trip to check out the horses, sites, food and sounds.  I always fall back in love with Michigan after seeing her beautiful landscapes. Especially after living in Texas the majority of my year.  Its good eye candy.  I've spent time at all the hot spots of the east coast Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Portland you name it, but in my opinion I truly think Northwestern Michigan triumphs all.  It offers the same plus much much more.  Unlike MV or the Cape after you get tired of the beach in Michigan you can take long rides through winding hills like Vermont, visit winery after winery and hit great antique shops.  In addition to there are Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission Peninsula, Benzie County, Frankfort and the famous Mackinaw Island.  They all offer great restaurants, shoppes, beaches and tons of recreational activities for everybody.

Traverse City, Michigan










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