It's been such a wonderfully busy week full of projects in the studio here at Chocolate Creative Design..
A little Sneak peek of the Rebranding for the fabulous Miss Anna Sawin!!
But wait...there's more.. Another lovely sneak peek of a delish Save the Date for Amy & Tim who are getting married at Island Farm on Elihu Island this Fall...We'll just have to wait for Miss Sawin (who just so happens to be their photographer)to take some pics...
Image by Chocolate Creative Design
For me....The most exciting... An evening spent with my Dad kickin it old school at the 21 Club in NYC on his birthday...even better..my little brother flew in all the way from LaLa Land for this momentous occasion!!
Wanna know a secret?? I wish I could spend all my time in the garden..I dream of having just a few more months of warm weather here in the Northeast, so I could sit and smell the flowers like Ferdinand.
I have a theory... That gardening is a lot like golf..
Ok..I know that sounds ridiculously strange..but it is...
You get to be outside in the fresh air. You get LOTS of exercise (ever mow a 3 acre lot with just a push mower? Or weed for hours?). But most telltale sign? It's like that moment in golf (so I've been told) when your stance is correct, you swing (at a teeny tiny ball), the ball soars and it feels like magic.
In gardening, there is less control, you are up against bugs and weather. You have to figure out the timing of everything, what can be planted in unison, what will replace something else and let's not even get started on color...
But when it does work out...it's like magic and then you are hooked...
At the opening of Anthropologie in Cranston, Rhode Island, I just happened to spy with my little eye the most glorious and wonderful gardening books..
Beautifully hand-bound and gorgeous on ANY bookshelf, it is chock full of perfectly illustrated pages to keep track of your garden for FIVE years!!
Since our garden is on the 30 year plan..I might just have to order a few more for myself!!
The Second, Soil Mates, written by Graphic Designer, Sara Alway, is the perfect book for the beginning Gardener (and even the expert) to understand exactly how, what, when and where to companion plant in your garden. To be honest, I was just sold by the hard bound book and lovely illustrations!!
I have already ordered several of these books as gifts for others but couldn't help gift some to myself as well!!
If you haven't noticed already, there is a fabulous post on Thursdays, that wraps round this amazing blogosphere, called Thursday Purseday. It is always one of favorites and seems to cure my purse obsession each and every week. However, this week was different... The lovely Miss Sparkle and Hay did something that literally stopped me in my tracks and took my breath away....
In light of the tragedy in Japan, she chose not an alligator satchel but a shelter box. Please please please run and go check her post out!!!
I promise you, it will be inspiring....
Speaking of inspiring..
The ladies over at Utterly Engagedand Ever Ours have created an unbelievably amazing and heartfelt campaign to raise money for those in need in Japan,
For most, March is one those strange transitional months...It's not quite Winter and not quite Spring. It can be very cold, damp, dreary and wet with the possibility of a snow shower or two. Those fabulous new colorful Spring clothes which you have been dying to wear still have to hang in your closet until mid-April even though it's considered "Spring".
But for me, the signs of crocuses and daffodils peeking through the soil give me hope for warmer weather just around the corner. What keeps me even warmer during this month?? The most wonderful of wonderful memories of some of the most special moments and occasions of my life that just so happen this week of March.