August 29, 2011

Chris and I have been meaning to try Smith for a while now - it opened a few months ago and we promised ourselves that we'd try it this summer. There aren't a ton of wonderful restaurants right in our area, and we were pretty excited about the possibility of a great local place. It was wonderful.

The atmosphere is stylish but fun, the service was great and the food was delish. I had the Huevos Rancheros and Chris had eggs with some of the best potatoes I've ever had. Now we'll have to try it out for dinner. They offer a Southern Fried Chicken plate. Just saying.

August 28, 2011

I was so excited to see some really beautiful older models in Toast's Early Autumn catalogue. They wear the clothes beautifully.  It was such a refreshing surprise!

They've got some work to do with casting diversity, but this is definitely one step in the right direction, I think.

August 16, 2011

So I finally took a few pictures and I'm happy to share a few new invitations I made for the 2011 Summer Wedding Season! Each of the invitations features handmade illustrations done in consultation with the clients.

1. Christina & Peter wanted their invitations to look like a vintage wine label with tasting notes, so I designed a label for them that incorporated their sweet dog, as well as a Maple Leaf and  Silver Fern (to reflect their Canadian and New Zealand homelands). I wrote the tasting notes by hand for a more authentic feeling.

2. Meghan and Yenae got married in the Distillery District, so they asked for an illustration of some of the buildings in black and white, with touched of green. I illustrated a coordinating map for the coordinating information card.

3. Pamela wanted something floral for her afternoon garden wedding, so working with her colours, I painted a floral wreath that adorned all of the paper goods.

4. For her evening reception, Pamela wanted something sexier, so I had part of the original illustration silk-screened onto black paper.

5. Margaret and Philip had a beautiful wedding at Graydon Hall. I hand-painted and designed a modern floral invitation for them based on their colour scheme.

I had such a great time working with these wonderful brides. Congratulations to all of them!