calling all philly creatives!



Hello friends! I’m anxious to get back to featuring philly creatives on a regular basis, so in addition to the people I’ve already invited, I’d like to open it up for submissions! If you’re a creative, in any field, and living in the Philadelphia area, please get in touch so we can connect…I’d love to meet you (whether in person or via email)! I continue to be inspired by the talent here, and the supportive community surrounding it. I enjoy sharing stories of artists and entrepreneurs…they are always inspiring. For immediate inspiration, you can check out my archives + twitter list! Also, pay a visit to the awesome new project by husband and wife team Jen + Dave Cooper, South of Brooklyn. They’ve already featured some amazing creatives, including my friends Shauna Alterio + Stephen Loidolt! I guarantee you’ll be inspired.

merci…I look forward to hearing from you!

hello shiso



I’ve had my eye on Hello Shiso…hair accessories are one of my favorite things to buy for Marie. You can imagine my excitement when they offered to send us product to review…yes please! Based in Berkeley, CA, this small design studio creates accessories for girls, boys, and even parents (Marie better share these with me)! With so many cool modern designs, it was hard to choose a few, but these metallic leather clips really jumped out at me. The simple pinch clip design works well with so many hairstyles. I think they’re also awesome as a clothing or bag accessory, don’t you? I enjoyed planning the outfits for this shoot…click through to see more photos and more Shiso goodness!

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”A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

This girl is still smiling, even after her first major mishap knocked her front tooth clean up into her gum and bone. Yep, it makes me cringe too. I cried about it for a solid day, weighed down by the mommy guilt…what could I have done to prevent it? The answer is, nothing. Accidents will happen, especially with toddlers, and I had to accept that fact and move on, which was easier thanks to all of the support on instagram. It makes for a great story (focusing on the positive), and oddly seems to fit with her personality…tenancious + wild, although always a lady. A lady who is missing a tooth.

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bonton paris



One of the highlights of my Paris trip was a visit to Bonton. This three level concept store is a must-see, even if you don’t have children. The uber-chic boutique is impressive, housing their ready-to-wear clothing, decor, party supplies, toys, and even a hairdresser for the littles. Brought to you by the retail genius behind Bonpoint + Merci, inspiration can be found in every vignette. Don’t miss the vintage photo booth-the perfect souvenir! More inspiration + info after the jump…

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