November 20, 2012
May 11, 2012
While the editors of Rue Magazine certainly picked some fabulous photos, there are so many more from the shoot that I just adore. (I am terrible at narrowing down my own work. Thank goodness for editors.) Here are more goodies from the Rue Shops Boston feature.
GOOD 88 Charles Street
South End Buttery 314 Shawmut Ave
Patch NYC The Courtyard at 34 Waltham Street
Speaking of inspiration boards…
M Flynn 40 Waltham Street
Hudson 12 Union Part Street
Twelve Chairs (my Fort Point neighbor!) 319 A Street
Image from their in-house design studio
And ending with another shot of Miss Radiant Republic herself, Erika Johnson. Love this girl!
May 7, 2012
The new Rue issue is here, the new Rue issue is here! A few weeks ago I got the call from Rue Magazine asking me to photograph a feature on where to shop in Boston. On top of that already fabulously exciting request (my first real photo shoot post baby) I learned we would be following around the fabulous Erika of Radiant Republic. I have worked with Erika in the past and her taste is impeccable. Her list of shops did not disappoint. Each are so uniquely Boston. She even introduced me to a few new spots. Go check out the new issue here. We are on page 40. Here are some screen grabs.
March 15, 2012
I was so excited to see Joss & Main used some of my photography for a sale curated by Erin Gates of Erin Gates Design and Elements of Style. The sale begins this evening at 7:30 pm EDT! The items in her sale are inspired by one of her previous posts about “furniture men hate” for a “what women want” sale featuring lots of accessories, lucite and the like. Below are some of my photos incorporated in the look book. I love the girly glam feel.
Go check out the sale this evening.
January 25, 2012
(Photo shoots galore…I am certainly trying to cram as many in as possible the last couple of weeks.)
Samantha House Jewelry is launching her latest collection Sam and I had the pleasure of photographing it. She sells her gorgeous jewelry at the likes of Barney’s in New York and specialty boutiques like Flock in Boston. The kicker with this new line of jewelry is all items are under $100! With gold and silver options the collection is delicate and airy. I just love it. Plus we got to play with the natural light which beams into my studio each morning. The collection is not yet available but here is a sneak peek from our photo shoot. I’ll keep you posted on its official debut.
May 3, 2011
A Boston friend of mine, the talented Rachel Reider Interiors, just went down to Atlanta for a girls weekend and asked for some shopping and restaurant recommendations. Now Atlanta has all the big flagship stores and eating establishments you would expect of any large metropolis, but it is the bungalow neighborhoods and flora filled city that shape Atlanta’s personality…and there is no better time to visit than the spring. It is truly when the south shines. Here is a list of some of my favorite places unique to the beautiful city of Atlanta
P.S. I would recommend approaching Atlanta by neighborhood. Each one has it’s own little feel and great shopping and food. Otherwise you will spend half your day driving…oh and always use back roads if you can. Most Atlantans, who live in the city, avoid the highways like the plague.
Rosebud – (Virginia-Highlands/Morningside) This great little neighborhood restaurant has some of the best food in the city with many farm-to-table selections. In fact there is a farmers market every Saturday in their parking lot where the purchase most of their food. I use to live right down the street from Rosebud and would seriously eat there at least once a week. The enchanted mountain springs trout is my favorite dish in the whole world!!!!
Two Urban Licks
Horseradish Grill (Buckhead) – Even though it is technically in Buckhead it is tucked away in a beautiful neighborhood setting. A favorite for years of my whole family (we held my mothers 60th birthday there) it is across from the beautiful Chastain horse stables. A little country club chic and a little casual southern elegance, this place it perfect for any group. They have a killer trout dish as well and a lovely outdoor patio.
Shopping – home decor
Gramercy Home (Buckhead) – Love love love this store. I have done multiple photoshoots for them and they always have the best things, I could go on, but check my previous blog post and post, to see for yourself.
Photo by me
Peices (Buckhead) – I am sure most of you have heard of Peices and the uber chic owner Lee Kleinhelter. The little shop is perfectly curated with all those coveted interior design goodies you see in every magazine. Everything is totally lust worthy.
B.D. Jeffries (Buckhead) – do not judge this store by the website. It is awesome. Very old South/Garden & Gun chic. You will want to buy everything. Silver, leather, home, mens, childrens, the expansive shop is perfect vignette after perfect vignette.
Erika Reade (Buckhead) – right next to B.D. Jeffries it is the waffle robe and beautiful linens to B.D. Jeffries’ silver and leather
Providence Antiques (Virginia-Highlands/Morningside) Right next to Rosebud, this shop is a little gem of home decor and random things you don’t see all over the Internet. The woman that runs it is AWESOME and here little French Bulldog, Hector is the cutest thing ever.
Shopping – clothing, baby, etc.
Atlanta has all the big stores at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, but here are some unique to Atlanta little boutiques.
Photo by me
B Braithwaite (Howell Mill area) – World’s best baby store :) The owners are a mother/daughter team (I went to college and am good friends with the daughter Chaffee, so please tell them hi if you go in). Their shop is gorgeous and the pristine white decor, makes you feel as though raising a baby will be the most wonderful, blissful event. When the baby challenges do come, they have an awesome blog, and a rolodex full of experts to help. Oh and their cool and modern Kiawah Island beach house was just in the April Veranda magazine.
I mean…the storefront alone is worth the visit. How Parisian chic it this?!Photo courtesy of B Braithwaite.
Labels Resale Boutique (Buckhead) – again, do not judge a shop by its web site. This is a great little consignment shop (hit or miss as with all consignment shops) but I have gotten some great stuff over the years. They have a black Birkin for sale right now for $6500 which is still out of my league but sooooooo pretty.
Very Wang dress I got at Labels last year. Photo by me
So that is the quick and dirty on some of my favorite Atlanta spots. What are yours? Please do share so we can expand the list and put more wonderful places on the must do Atlanta list.
March 24, 2011
I love love love working with Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings in Atlanta. Their store always has the best displays and gift items, not to mention to die for bedding and bed designs that they change constantly. The other week I had the pleasure photographing their store chalk full of spring linens and goodies.
Here are a few in which to temp you. They have more up over on their blog too. Go check it out.
March 22, 2011
The other week I had the pleasure of photographing the Tibi outlet store. Located on the barrier island of St. Simons, GA, the Tibi outlet is tucked away among the live oaks and Spanish moss of the south Georgia coastline. Tibi owner and designer, Amy Smilovic, originally hails from the island, making it the perfect location for the Tibi outlet. Tibi’s look has always been one of graphic prints, saturated color and classic design. One glance around the island and it is easy to see where Amy got her inspiration for Tibi.
Fortunately for me, I have been going to the beach in this area for years and there is nothing better than throwing on a Tibi dress for a night out, after a day in the sun. Especially when that Tibi dress can be had for a steal from the Tibi outlet. Along with in season and post season Tibi collections, the outlet offers one of a kind sample pieces. With its newly renovated and expanded digs, the Tibi shop on St. Simons Island is hardly an “outlet” style shopping experience. It is modeled after their chic New York locations, but exudes all the charm and warmth of the island.
The TIBI Outlet
Tibi sales girl, Hays
I scored the coveted utility belt from the previous season…often seen on Olivia Palermo
Tibi girl key chain and Tibi girl Caroline
My awesome sample sale score and the sweet and fun Judy who runs the outlet.
The island, the girls and the shop are so wonderful. I had a blast photographing them. I can’t wait to come back with my family at Easter and stock up on some great summer dresses.
Till then Tibi girls…
217 Redfern Village St. Simons Island, GA 31522 (912) 638-1221
October 28, 2010
During my work trip to Atlanta this week, I made a point to stop by the newly opened boutique, Vetted on E. Paces Ferry in Buckhead. My favorite blogger and friend, Elements of Style, wrote about this new shop a few weeks ago, while they were still under construction and I have been dying to check it out.
I popped in after a very long day of work, simply planning on perusing the racks…what happened about 15 minutes later included a dressing room full of clothes and a glass of wine in my hand. I love this place! (Don’t worry my darling husband. I only left with a pair of very reasonably priced ($145) but AMAZING wide leg pants. )
My dressing room
Also loved the two tone ebony and ivory looking hooks.
The crisp white space with black molding and cool accents created a fabulous show room in this darling 1930′s Atlanta style bungalow. (Makes me miss my little Virginia-Highlands home just a bit.)
A rack of gorgeous neutrals.
To die for necklace featured right at the entry.
April, the extremely friendly and fun owner, explained she tries to carry new, hard to find designers like Thread Social, Myne, and Geren Ford, with no item costing more than $500. She also carries only a few of each item, ensuring you won’t have the same dress as everyone else at the Christmas party.
So if you are in Atlanta, I definitely recommend swinging by Vetted, let April pour you a glass of wine and have fun!
P.S. They have vintage clothing selection coming soon. I can’t wait.
June 1, 2010
While we spent most of our time at the beach this weekend relaxing and enjoying the Sea Island, GA weather, I did purchase a few items. For when I popped into the beach club shop to get some sunscreen , they were just too cute/yummy to resist.
• Bag full of very cherry Jelly Belly’s and sour cherries. My favorite candies.
They were all so cute together I had to shoot them on my beach chair.
I just love this guy and the bubble pattern. What should I name him/her?
The weekend was perfect and I have a bunch of great photos including some night shots, on the beach, with the full moon. More tomorrow.