Tuesday, October 23
Friday, August 10
we had a very relaxing vacation in north carolina last week. we rented the cutest cabin with a beautiful view. we survived some serious class 3 rapids, i picked some beautiful wild mountain flowers, visited mingo falls, had some fun in the sun on a pontoon boat and played cards by a campfire.
i hope you had a wonderful summer vacation!
Posted by breal....happy at 9:17 PM
Friday, July 6
my recent trip to chicago was pretty top notch. a furniture and textile company flew us in their private jet to visit showrooms at the merchandise mart. we stayed at a beautiful hotel called public, went on an architectural boat tour and ate lots of really good food! here is a collection of my most favorite images from the trip.
Posted by breal....happy at 11:31 PM
Wednesday, June 20
Friday, June 8
Friday, May 18
i had the opportunity to be on a team with two other designers to design arrangements for the aia awards this year. since the event was architecture and construction related we decided to use a material that complimented their profession. we created the arrangements with electrical wire and nestled a combination of succulents in the nest with river rocks. pretty awesome!
i've had a busy few weeks at work and this week was so not fun....happy for the weekend! hope you enjoy your weekend because i'm going to.
Posted by breal....happy at 5:14 PM
Friday, May 11
Thursday, April 19
Tuesday, April 17
i recently had to have the front porch of my house rebuilt and for some crazy reason i decided to paint the porch myself. eventually i would like to repaint the entire house but for now its just the porch and possibly the front door. and....to do this it has to match what i have now and what i would like for the future...complicated, yes! after last nights color scheming session with jose i think i've made some decisions. stay tuned!
Posted by breal....happy at 6:33 PM
Friday, April 6
i'm back from a very awesome and memorable trip to the netherlands and paris! when my friend alicia asked me to join her on a trip to visit family in the netherlands, i could not decline. while planning the trip i found out that florance + the machine (whom i am in love with) would be in paris around the time we would be in the netherlands....so we decided to take the train to paris and wander the city for a few days. here are some of my favorite photos and memories from our trip.
mmmmm....i couldn't get enough of their mint tea. i'm completely obsessed now!
i loved all the beautiful flower markets in the netherlands, they were on every corner.
her family lived in a quint little town called santpoort zuid. they were the most sweetest family! we both agreed that are time with them was our favorite part of the trip. kb would cook three courses meals for us every night and wine, lots of wine! the tastiest food we had during our vacation was kb's dinners. oh and they had the cutest dog named kick and cat named pues that liked to go on walks.
i loved both the new and old architecture in the netherlands....they mix the two so seamlessly. there were very little eye sores. we spent sometime walking around the beautiful vondelpark in amsterdam.
and i could not stop taking pictures of this herringbone stone road...it was pretty awesome.
my favorite moment i captured in amsterdam. how cute are these dogs and i just got lucky with the way the tree and buildings behind reflected off the glass.
and now we are in paris! what's not to love.
arc de triomphe
and lastly, my favorite photo from paris. jose snuck this sweet card into my suitcase.....i took a picture of it in front of the eiffel tower and sent it to him :).
Posted by breal....happy at 5:25 PM
Friday, March 16
Saturday, March 10
i just recently had the opportunity to join up with a fellow designer/friend stephanie irwin to design and make flower arrangements for an awards ceremony. the ceremony was for the commercial real estate group here in jacksonville called NAIOP.
when planning we used mostly greenery with touches of classic white tulips and pops of yellow. we both were extremely happy with the results and more importantly everyone at the event loved them!
can't wait for our next event!
Posted by breal....happy at 12:51 PM