I’m feeling very end-of-summer camp this morning. Fall is creeping into the air in NYC and I just got back from a weekend of swimming in a lake and dancing out under the stars in a field with all my friends at a beautiful wedding. Above is a painting of the bride, Lily and her darling flower girl who everyone affectionately calls “ya ya”
The wedding took place at a gorgeous farm called Devotion. How perfect is that for a wedding venue name? The lake was my favorite part, and also the painting used for the Save The Date for the weekend:
Saying goodbye to the bride and groom and their friends and family at the end of the weekend was just like the end of camp – a glamorous, grown up camp. The feeling is definitely a little bit melancholy but tempered by that crisp anticipation that only fall can generate. Especially in NYC. Everything feels shiny and new again in September here. I suddenly really want a dramatic new hair cut and to switch back to hot coffees in the morning. These are the two things that signal the start of the new season to me most of all. What starts the fall for you?
So I took a little time this week to see what is happening on the internet. Because, after all, if I expect people to come find out what is happening on my blog, it only seems fair that I find out what is happening on other blogs too. Cosmic give and take of the bloggosphere. So zen.
Two of my new finds are Running on Happiness and Pink Peonies. And I loved that they happened to both wear the same chevron skirt designed by Corilynn. They styled the skirt in very different ways. Happiness is wearable and practical and Peonies is on an “experts only” level of neon mixing.
Any other must-see blogs out there I’m missing?
I’m guest posting today on the Layla Grayce blog: The Backroom!
Layla Grayce is an online boutique destination for design, clothing and gifts. I illustrated some of my favorite items from their collection for this month’s sketch. You can read all about my inspiration on their blog too. Check back each month of the year for new LG items in the form of a sketch!
July resolution accomplished. It’s time to pack up my brushes and paints and move out of my work-at-home slump. (And much faster than I ever dreamed possible) I’ll be moving Inslee By Design central out of my living room this month and into to a bright and airy little spot on Chrystie Street in Soho.
I’ll have pictures to share with you all very soon.