I think I may have officially semi recovered from a very sleepless couple of past weeks. Thanks for all of the lovely support and comments from everyone. I had been dreaming about this idea of starting this website and blog for quite some time now and I wanted to introduce myself by doing one of my most favorite things: giving a thoughtful gift (It's like having a party within two weeks of moving into a home; it forces you to get things done!) I gathered a list with the help of some little elves of all of the A-listers in the event/ blog world (let's be honest, I could have sent out hundreds!) out there and literally spent days pouring over their blogs and what makes them get excited. A couple of months ago I started gathering quite the collection of bowls and plates to include in a package that I would deliver. I had a vision that this would be in a crate and it would truly envelop their personal style. I didn't want it to be just any gift, but a gift with a purpose. Truly, I know how special it can be to open something made with intention and I wanted to deliver a box that would allow each recipient to take in a moment.
Some were wooden bowls, some had gold rims, some pottery. Oh, I drove myself nuts deciding who would get which special piece. I gathered from estate sales, ebay, etsy, local potters and flea markets. I sent out 25 and collaborated with MissMapleLA to include orange-herb scented granola with the bowls and gingered cranberry raspberry pop tarts with the plates. Anyone who knows me knows that I love packaging a gift. Some of my favorite finds during this process included this awesome fine paper shred and tissue festooning ribbon (among a million other fun paper items I added to my cart while putting together this mailing) from INKKIT and some local vintage ribbon finds that made a few packages even more special. All of the print was designed by Jonna Isaac and kept the package refined and classic with black and gold. MissMapleLA and I spray painted crates and went round and round with details. End result was colorful, purposeful, sophisticated and full of absolute care. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing, right? Not to dance on the brink of excessiveness, but I had so much fun putting these crates together and watching everyone document their arrival. Thanks again for all of your support. Can't wait to do it again :)