I’m about to get personal with y’all. I’d like to tell you about my family. I totally lucked out when it came to my family. I have the most supportive parents a girl could ask for… and let me tell … Continue reading
In March of 2012 I was working at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in D.C. planning weddings and social events. Each year the Willard participates in Engaged! Magazine’s wedding show and it’s always been quite a production (and a bit of a competition between the different hotels).
The Willard has two “ballrooms” that we used to decorate for the event. Each space was assigned a wedding planner and a florist and worked with us at the hotel to execute a themed room, complete with food & beverage. Julie Savage with Strawberry Milk Events was assigned to the Willard that year and along with the Willard Staff and Greenworks florist, she put together this amazing space- a sugarplum fairy themed tablescape, complete with a lovely ballerina (god bless her little soul for standing there for so many hours). With music by one of my favorite groups, Carte Blanche, an ice champagne bar, an array of delicate desserts and a host of gorgeous cakes- the room was complete.
There was also a snow machine. IN THE BALLROOM. Fact.
I have admired Julie and her work from that moment (granted had I seen it any earlier I totally would have been a fangirl sooner). Now, I’m lucky enough to work for her at Strawberry Milk Events! Julie is such an amazing event designer and wedding planner – see more of her work on her website and follow Strawberry Milk on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!
Justin Trawick and his bandmates Josh & Pete from his band The Common Good played a gig at Goorin Bros Hat Shop in Georgetown last weekend. Goorin just opened their shop a couple months ago and quickly became one of my favorite little shops.
The guys on guitar, banjo and violin, really did a great job bringing people into the shop- the place was super busy all afternoon (and made for great people watching). The associates at the store were super helpful and friendly (thanks for the bourbon!). The guys all got to pick out hats (they happen to make Justin’s favorite trucker hat). Go check out Goorin Bros Hat Shop on Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown and Justin Trawick & the Common Good on their website & social media (@justintrawick)
Here are a few of my favorites hats:
Here are a few pictures from the afternoon… enjoy!
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I’ve been wanting to go to Lincoln for a while. My dear friend Carolyn had told me about their happy hour several times and I’m a fan of small plate restaurants. When my friend Mary Beth and I decided to … Continue reading
As a Navy brat growing up I moved quite a bit; I was born in Newport, RI, we moved to Iceland where my brother Seth was born, then to Monterey ,CA, Woodbridge, VA, Virginia Beach, Burke, VA, Virginia Beach… I … Continue reading