believe it or not, the times in between curated blog posts are way more fun and special. these in-betweens are way overdue from the last couple of months. though they're not the best quality (shot with my iphone) thought i'd share a few of my favorites since we're in the middle of the sneauxpocalypse. hope you're staying warm!
I've been meaning to share these photos of my beautiful friend Alex. We shot these images last fall in Nashville for my friend's e-cigarette company Smooth Cigs. I just love how her blond hair and red lips pop in these photos. This was her first time modeling, but she was clearly a natural!
vintage dress - borrowed from thinktwicestyle | styling, hair, make-up, photography - yours truly | model - alex lathe
this year, my one birthday wish was to cook dinner for and spend time with my favorites. josh prepared my favorite dish of his: herb and wine braised lamb shanks, which we served with a shaved brussels sprout salad and roasted carrots and parsnips. kept the other parts of dinner simple - a fontina and herb cheese dip to start and a whiskey pecan tart with homemade vanilla ice cream for dessert. it was completely satisfying preparing dinner with him for a group of people i'm equally in love with and honored to have in my life. tons of wine and laughs, followed by a nightcap at the columns hotel made for a low-key and perfect celebration. only thing missing was a candle!
it's always a good time when my eighteen-year-old-not-so-baby-anymore sister comes to visit. she's quite the artist so we took a trip to national art and hobby, then for a stroll down royal street to check out the plethora of art galleries. there she was pretty entertained with the street entertainers, but particularly fell in love with the amazing violin and guitar duo, tanya and dorise, who fill the quarter with the loveliest music every weekend. couldn't be more proud of the woman she's becoming and show her how magical this city can be on any given day.
images via: kytana