Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Our newest addition is this cute chalkboard, perfect for the dinner menu. Not only does it save money by eliminating menu cards, but it is an environmentally friendly way to introduce the dinner menu.
Photo by Khaki Morrison
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
I might have found a new favorite local restaurant. College daughter and I worked a long day in the office and decided to treat ourselves to a dinner out. We ended up at BlueStone in Timonium, just a couple of miles from the office.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I'll admit it: we plan our annual family beach vacation around my wedding schedule. That means that we always book last minute (a month ahead) which makes the task crazy. We love to stay at the Delaware beaches, directly on the ocean, in a charming yet immaculately clean beach house. That, my friend, is very hard to find this far into the season.
Friday, June 4, 2010
It was a pleasure to finally meet my on-line industry buddy Liene Stevens recently. Liene is the owner of Splendid Communications, an on-line media consultancy for the wedding and lifestyle events industry. She and I are members of a couple of on-line groups which discuss the most current topics we face in the wedding industry.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Think about it: because only Mother Nature knows for sure which flowers will be blooming at a particular time of year, Local Colors isn't able to be very specific about the flowers the bride will have at her wedding. This requires a lot of trust on the part of the bride, but judging from their popularity, Local Colors has come through with amazing floral designs for their clients. Ellen gathers lots of information from the bride about colors, style, venue and size of the event and then uses her creativity and available inventory of flowers to create wonderful wedding florals.
I love the concept of adding this eco-friendly element to a wedding and it was such a pleasure to meet such nice people behind the concept. Be sure to check out their blog for photos of recent weddings.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
A new exhibition at The Evergreen Museum and Library is certainly worth a visit to anyone interested in interior design and decorating. "Modernism at Evergreen: Baltimore's Billy Baldwin", explores the life and brilliance of noted Baltimore-born interior designer Billy Baldwin. In his lifetime (1903-1983), Mr. Baldwin's client list included such fashionable hosts as Jackie Kennedy, Harvey Ladew, Cole Porter, and Diana Vreeland.
In reading about the exhibit, I was really was drawn to a quote about Mr. Baldwin's design principles which included " the importance of the personal, comfortable and the new" which is exactly the principles we keep in mind when designing weddings. I also chuckled at his quote in The Times: "The word that almost makes me throw up is satin" (me too!).
Some of Mr. Baldwin's signature design elements were cotton, shutters, chintz slipcovers and wicker covered Parsons tables. He authored two books: Billy Baldwin Decorates and Billy Baldwin Remembers.
Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore is open by guided tour on the hour from 11-4 Tuesday through Friday and from 12-4 on Saturdays and Sundays. The last tour begins at
3:00 pm each day. Admission is $ 6 and the exhibit runs until October 24th.