Pinch me.  Did we just meet with a group of the most inspiring young men and women to talk about the creative process and the world of social media.  Oh and did we really just roam through the studios and office at Martha Stewart Omnimedia Living? Yes! 

 

Arriving at 601.

 

Pink storage.

silver coffee pots stored in the big fun pink boxes!

 

The studios were clean and so organized.  Would you expect anything less of Martha (and her team)?  Here is a tour of the editor’s offices.

 

Alanna Stang with Whole Living Magazine

 

Darcy Miller with Weddings

Her inspirational board is a little larger than mine!

Loved Darcy’s inspiration board.

 

Where the teams create…

Film department.

 

Studio space.

 

 Shall we check off ‘meeting martha’ on the bucket list?

 


We had a few bunnies hop in last week and together with photographer Kathy Blanchard we raised just under $1000 for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Miracle Network.   The kids loved the bunnies and the parents loved the photographs Kathy took.  

I first met Kathy when she photographed my wedding in 2006. Simply amazing.  Behind the camera and out in front.  She was just as graceful at photographing the children too.  She played with the kids, calmed them and captured the best of their personalities.  A huge thank you to her for creating more than a few lifetime treasures.

 

 


We found a unique party designer that will provide us with all the essentials you need to play hostess while celebrating your special occasion.  Stripes, polka dots, reds, blue, pinks, greens, princesses, superheroes, wedding showers, baby showers…we’ve got you covered.  We can even emboss the baking cups and party hats with a name or monogram. Here is a taste of what we will be offering.

 

We all know a party is not a party without balloons and anyone who loves balloons will find it hard to resist these unique balloons. Designed in themes for boys and girls each pack has three different color balloons with a printed icon/pattern on high quality latex that is suitable for helium inflation.

Master your favorite cupcake with these sweet little baking cups. They resist oil and fading so they come out of the oven as bright and colorful as when they went in. Uniquely manufactured from paper that retains liquid, making them versatile to use in so many cooking applications. You can also set desserts such chocolate mousse, creme caramel, cheesecake or serve up ice-cream for the best party treats ever.  And the BEST part…we can emboss them with your choice of personalization.

 


It may look tricky but let me tell you…it’s all about the tools.  Try and find a smooth pumpkin.   Print out your monogram.  Tape it on to the pumpkin and using a nail poke holes along the lines to create a layout on the pumpkin.  The one tool you will need is a linoleum cutter.  This is used to carve the detail into the surface.  You can purchase one here.  We used the lino set #1.  Have fun!

 

 


We LOVE weddings and this was a favorite at Ladew Topiary Gardens.   The tent was set with rectangular tables, which were named after the site’s different gardens, were set with vine-patterned napkins monogrammed.  The bride and her bridesmaids wore custom-made heels that were created using the same silk shantung from the bridesmaid dresses. A mocha brown bow adorned the toe.   The bride’s bouquet matched her groom’s boutonniere — she held a cluster of wheat tied with a chocolate brown ribbon. The bride had to have her favorite blooms — pink dahlias — so dozens were flown in from Oregon since the growing season in Maryland had ended. Her maids carried nosegays of dahlias in all shades of pink, each wrapped in brown ribbon and accented with a sterling silver pendant monogrammed with the maid’s initials.  Instead of a traditional wedding cake, guests enjoyed mini cupcakes monogrammed with Bs. The cupcakes picked up the chocolate and mocha palette of the bridesmaid dresses.  Gifts included burberry ties, monogrammed cufflinks, and cashmere wraps.  Favors included photos from an antique photo booth and sweet treats from a candy bar before they left.  Handmade lollipops, custom-wrapped chocolates, and other pink and green candies were displayed in old-fashioned glass jars.