cold comfort farm

Cold Comfort Farm is a fantastic comedic novel by Stella Gibbons that pokes fun at the countless down and out accounts of rural life written during the early 1920s. It is best remembered for a charming little character named Aunt Ada Doom, who insists, on numerous occasions, to having seen "something nasty in the woodshed." The unforgettable tagline for the 1995 TV series: "She discovered a new branch of her family tree - the one with the nuts." photo credits: … [Continue reading]

dusty lavender

Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region and is known for it's calming effects. Lavender colored weddings are extremely popular in the late winter and early spring. photo credits … [Continue reading]

shangri la

Shangri La is a fictional place described in James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon. He describes it as a mythical and magical utopia lost in the Kunlun Mountains, and it has become synonymous with an earthly paradise usually thought of as being in Tibet. However, we have our own little Shangri La right here on the island of Oahu. 1930s glamour girl Doris Duke built her extravagant, Islamic inspired abode right along the shore to house her extensive collection of … [Continue reading]

hanbok

Hanboks are traditional Korean dresses with simple lines and striking colors usually worn for festivals and ceremonies. Korean designers are creating 'fusion fashion' by veering away from traditional vibrant hues in favor of western whites (Hanbok Lynn is perhaps the best known of them all). Either way, I love them. photo credits: hanbok, towel, soap, bottles, suitcase, arbor, desserts, lanterns, gazebo, lace embroidery hoops, tags, napkin, circular picture frames. … [Continue reading]

obsessed with ombré

Our French word of the day is ombré (adj), which means having colors or tones that shade into each other. This is not to be confused with the American male slang term 'ombre' which you've likely heard your fiancé call his guy friends. photo credits: cake, dress, bridesmaids' dresses, flowers, napkins, cookies, dessert bar, tissue pom poms, escort cards. … [Continue reading]

watercolor wedding

A watercolored wedding theme is remarkably beautiful! Your day will look like a true work of art. Incorporate watercolors into everything from a hand painted cake to your custom wedding invitations and thank you cards. Watercolors are by nature soft and feminine and a wedding based around them would be spectacular! photo Credits: table, plates, drinks, thank you cards, dress, candles, invitations, mason jar, hawaii map, escort cards, bouquet … [Continue reading]