Trunk Show at The Monogrammed Home in San Marino Village

My mom and I decided I would come visit home for a few weeks this July and we would design our Holiday themed line. Luckily enough, a friend of mine works at The Monogrammed Home in San Marino (Pasadena, CA) and invited us to come do a trunk show at the store for their summer stroll on July 19th, 2018. 

To start off our adventure we decided to go up a day early and visit my Aunt in the Pacific Palisaides, CA. We wanted to have a chic fun lunch and ran by the ivy. Carrie, was in loveee with the roses (they were everywhere) and especially the little pitcher of roses on our table. They were hand painted with pineapples and flowers- I wish I knew where to buy one! We knew we were in the right place when they had a fresh pan seared soft shell crab which is Carries absolute favorite thing in the summer. We finished the evening with a stroll on the bluffs before heading to bed. 

We woke up Thursday morning ready to go.. well once we picked up some coffees. Then we headed to The Monogrammed Home. About 10 days before the trunk show we got the idea to turn a few of our watercolors into embroidery and they loved the idea. You can now order them directly through their store. We also brought our first set of holiday 2018 samples which we were so excited to share. We designed 1 scallop wreath, two tulip wreaths, a delphinium wreath, and two holly wreaths for this winter. 

.... but then I realized we forgot place cards for their table scape event with Leadership Pasadena that Saturday.... We went straight into problem solving and googled art store. Thankfully there was a Michaels about 2.5 miles away. We ran over- picked up some supplies, and started place card ideas in their back room before the event started that evening. They ended up winning first place on Saturday! We were so happy to be part of their tablescape! 


Carrie & Seash

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D Weddings New Website Reveal
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When Loddie Allison of D Weddings (D Magazine) emailed us about potentially doing the watercolor illustrations for the new D Weddings website I knew I had to drop everything (literally- we were moving homes across town at the time) and get started on brainstorming.

D Magazine sent us a list of illustrations and a gallery of photos for inspiration to make sure we got the coloring and concept right. When I used to live in Dallas I would wait for the D Magazine best of Dallas Restaurants Magazine release. I had a friend who worked with D Magazine so we would go to their events sometimes - their magazine always 'wow-ed' me - how could they always be finding the newest coolest cutting edge things in our city. It was unreal- there was always a whole hidden culture somewhere in the city ready to seen, tasted, or explored.. I was constantly impressed. When I got engaged I even remember going to pick up all the magazines and D Weddings was on top. They always had the prettiest parties and ideas written up- from completely classic to the newest trend. Basically- we knew we had to do this project perfectly. See below the fun illustrations we came up with for them and where they used them on their website & instagram. 

Seashols Barnes