it’s my fiance’s birthday today!! isn’t he so handsome?? I am one lucky girl.
I LOVE YOUUUUU CODY!!!!
I cannot believe our Creative Connection San Diego mixer has already come and gone. It hands down was my favorite event we’ve put on so far! All thanks to west elm, the hostesses and awesome featured creatives/local businesses. All of the photos were taken by the ever so talented Jesse of Limelife Photography! 🙂
We were so lucky to have the Mangia Mangia Mobile team parked outside of West Elm for our event! Not only is their food INCREDIBLE but their team is just as awesome and just fun to be around. I ordered the Grilled Mahi Mahi and fries with pesto on top…my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Seriously if you are in the San Diego area, you must check them out!!
We also had the privilege of featuring a lovely lady by the name of Teresa of Eat Drink & Be Skinny! She is an author and mixologist who made us some dangerously awesome “skinnytinis”.
So we have creative people, great food & drinks…what are we missing?? Ah yes, a photo booth! Well, we were just in luck because San Diego is the home to THE RADDEST photo booth of all….Amigo Booth! Allison, Rico and Rachel were a dream to work with and the photo booth was such a hit! I am so excited to use them for my wedding… the best part of their photo booth is they have an app that you can download and instantly see your photos pop up! You can also email the photos directly from their ipad attached to the booth. Check out all of the photos from our event here. Here’s a little preview..
Oh & I cannot forget to mention these ladies. My assistant hostesses are AMAZING. The event could not have been as awesome as it was without them. They all bring something unique to the CCSD table and I am so thankful to have crossed paths with each of them. From left to right – Marissa of Vivalacool / Jenny of Design Line Interiors / Me (ha) / Conni of Art in the Find! Thank you for all of your hard work pretty gals!
ummm how dreamy is that bougainvillea installation?! It made the perfect backdrop to our photo booth!
And a BIG shout out to Jeremy, the GM of West Elm in San Diego, for helping put on this event!! We couldn’t have done it without you. Jeremy is also the writer behind ScarfLeftovers – where fashion and food meet!
There are so many creative and talented folks in San Diego – it makes me giddy to put them all in the same room!
and I will leave you with a few of these…because they are my favorite people & they had way too much fun in the amigo booth.
As I am sure you all know, renting a space has a lot of perks and a lot of drawbacks. One of the disadvantages being the wall situation. Most landlords will not allow you to paint; and if you are able to but plan on moving out in a year… it’s almost not worth it. After beginning a nursery design project for a renter in San Diego, I began researching alternate removable wall treatment ideas and stumbled upon Walls By Mur. Walls By Mur is an innovative company made up of the creative geniuses: Jordan, Cayleen & Kristi. They are based out of Salt Lake City, Utah and provide ridiculously cool removable adhesive wall pattern options. Affordable and extremely prompt shipping, this company holds my creative heart.
One of my favorite things about Walls By Mur is the endless color and pattern options you can create from their products. Or you can mimic one of their provided patterns (like the ones above). They make it so easy – all you have to do is 1. clean your surface/wall with soap and water / 2. pick a corner to start your design / 3. peel and stick / 4. use your handy-dandy squeegee to get rid of any bubbles
Click here to see the Instructional Video.
*insider tip: make sure if you plan on attempting the pattern like the one we did below, use a level to create a straight line (don’t just assume by placing them where the wall meets the ceiling that it will be straight)…the ceiling line is rarely level and you definitely want your pattern to be.
This is my cute handyman, Cody (my fiance), working on my client’s nursery wall pattern. Thankfully he is a perfectionist so this job was just right for him. We used the large triangles in the grey, ivory, blush and saffron and duplicated the pattern 3 option. We had so much fun seeing it come to life in such a short amount of time – seriously, we thought it was going to take us hours but we were half way done with the wall in an hour! I can’t wait to show you guys the room when it’s complete!!
There are endless opportunities to use the Walls By Mur products – go check them out for yourself! They are great to work with!! I think my next project will be to spice up our boring Ikea dresser. Oh the possibilities… enjoy! Thanks Walls By Mur for being so awesome.
Last night’s Creative Connection in San Diego was my favorite thus far! Not only did everything just fall into place perfectly but we also had some AMAZINGGGG local featured creatives that made it even better than I could have ever imagined! I will have the full post on here soon but for now I wanted to share some of the Amigo Booth photos from the event! See the rest of the photos here. Thank you to the super cool Amigo Booth team (the bottom photo + me) for letting us play in your photo booth! The backdrop is courtesy of the West Elm Visual Team (Shannon and Jared in the second photo from the top)! Thank you to everyone who came out to the event – I can’t help but love the San Diego community more and more everyday.