So this past week I was in NYC. As opposed to most trips to NYC this one was not about a trade show, buying trip, shopping or visiting friends…per se.
(above images shot by Angela Kohler)
This one was different. I did not have Jennie with me as I do for most trade shows, I did not do tons of shopping as we always do and it was not a vacation. …. but what fun it was just the same!
I went for a class taught by the amazingly talented and charming duo behind BLOGSHOP: Bri Emery of the blog: designlovefest.com and Angela Kohler, LA based director and photographer extraordinaire…remember this epic stop motion film?!!
This 3 day class (I added the 3rd day of their newest class on video editing) has transformed the way I will be able to communicate visually about what our businesses are up to.
We are so very lucky to have the amazing team at Kiddo Design to do so much of our big graphic design needs, but we are a very visually-minded company and find that our graphic design needs are something that come up on a DAILY basis and so I felt it was time I learned how to take on some of these tasks myself. I’m not one who likes to have to rely on others for any of my own needs and this is certainly no exception.
The class was amazing and I’m so grateful for having had the experience. One of the fun things I have learned how to do was to make an animated gif (see above!) and to edit videos (still working on one to share here later) but I have also learned amazing Photoshop shortcuts, my way around using a tablet (the best tool ever!) and so so many useful PS tools such as various ways of retouching, effects, shapes, templates, filters, editing and more like creating mood boards and split screen videos!
I found my engagement photos shot by my friend and fave, Suzanne Price of Suzuran Photography to be a fun subject to practice my new tricks on! (see below).
Well, more to come from R/S and Weddings & Parties on the design front, but I wanted to tell you all about this great class because I would love to get this class here in Cleveland. If you think you would be interested in participating in something like this let me know so that I can show we could fill a class here. For more info on BLOGSHOP visit their website HERE.
R/S has gotten in some great new dreses to SHIMMY in so stop in and give em a whirl!
oh my.. genius work by ODA Architecture. So we all know I love to cook- baking and I, on the other hand, just don’t totally understand each other (I maintain its the whole chemistry aspect of it all..or that I am a major control freak and cant stand not being able to monkey with things once they go into the oven..) Either way, the reworked facade of this 1950′s garage hits all the right notes with me..question now is..do you think they still roll?.. I could see myself just standing there spinning them all..
We are getting so jazzed for this Friday…. November 23rd (mmhmm, yep, black friday) marks the opening of our annual MADE IN THE 216 HOLIDAY SHOPPE here at R/S Boutique!! We are literally swimming in awesome local products for the Shoppe-really fun jewelry, great new prints, yummy candles, the cutest baby treats…you name it, we have gift giving covered- shop from the heart and keep it local this season!
R/S and the Holiday Shoppe will open at 11am November 23rd, party begins at 5 pm with drinks, tunes by DJ Peter Pleasurecruise, and the general revelry you have come to know from us.. The Holiday Shoppe will be open 7 days a week through New Years.
Can’t wait to see you!!
J & D
I am going to repost an old post. BUT in my defense, the post was never on this blog, it was on my other blog (which is no longer in use) found here….AND I never completed the series. I had posted pics from all of the cities in Italy I had visited last February but never posted the last few cities on that trip: Pompeii, Naples & Rome.
It may seem like a cop-out, to repost old blog posts, but sometimes, it really is just nice to look back. Sometimes things from long ago can still feel relevant. Or perhaps it is just that you want to re-experience something. I am sure there are many reasons to re-post, but I can tell you in this case, it is just simply for me to re-experience the beauty of Italy through the photos I had taken on that trip. Just to reconnect to it a little as it seemed I got home and never looked back, but rather went straight into opening up DU and sadly and since, closing it! which left little time for daydreaming.
Below are a few of my favorite pics from Venice, Pisa, Cinque Terre & Florence. Rome, Pompeii and Naples will be next post.
So in Cinque Terre, there is a walking path between all of the towns and they call it via dell’amore and from what i could tell this is where lovers go and they bring a lock, a symbol of never-ending love, i imagine. There were locks throughout the entire path…it was really sweet actually…(since these were taken, I have noticed these locks in NYC too and vaguely remember them being in Paris as well) see below:
Back in July (I think), Jennie and I flew out to NYC for just one night to attend a really fresh and inspiring modern bridal show produced by events duo Bash, Please. This wedding themed event called THE CREAM, is similar to other bridal shows only in that they too are comprised of typical wedding vendors such as bridal shops, photographers, musicians etc,. but that is where “typical” ends.
The girls at bash, curate their vendors to be only those that are design-focused, artistic, creative and not bent on tradition. This is EXACTLY the type of wedding and party planning business that we are starting here at R/S.
The website (including rates and packages!) for Weddings & Parties by R/S will be out soon and is looking really beautiful, we can’t wait to share it with you!!! In the meantime though, enjoy the pics that I took at Cream NYC!
Les Loup entertained on the main floor.
We hope you will stay tuned for more info on our new venture and spread the word to anyone you know that is recently engaged!
If you’re interested in viewing more images from the CREAM NYC event, check out these very inspiring blogs:
danielle harper (!!! i’ve been married since this event!!!)