31 December 2011

it's been a fabulous year!




2011 brought me love, life, opportunity, wisdom + happiness. 
With my family complete, my heart full + my mind bursting with new ideas- 
I cannot wait to start this next year.



18 December 2011

T's little tree {photographs}





every year he get's his very own little tree + he's always so proud.




17 December 2011

john sorensen's lobster feeds {my obsessions}



anyone who knows me, knows that i LOVE a yummy meal + john sorensen provides 
one of the yummiest meals in the napa valley- 
a true, get-your-hands-dirty-food-all-over-your-face-butter-dripping-off-your-chin, lobster feed!
whether it be a family birthday party, a private winery event, a wine auction or casual dinner with friends, john sorensen is at the top of our list of people to call.  there's a reason why people in napa valley refer to him as the, "lobster king"...

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13 December 2011

09 December 2011

mother stork's baby book {good taste}



in what almost seems like a lifetime ago, i had a precious little retail business called, petit luxe. i specialized in luxury + lifestyle essentials for women + newborns through four years.  i am often asked for recommendations for the perfect baby shower gift + i always point toward one of my most coveted petit luxe items, the "mother stork's baby book". truth be told, i discovered this book years before i conceived of petit luxe or my first child.  i fell in love with this timelessly classic book + knew in an instant that this was the book in which i would archive my babies' special moments + memories.

i was pleasantly surprised to learn of the family history behind kistner supply, the family owned publisher of this prized baby book, + could not have been happier to make a new friend in the owner, elizabeth brantley. 

mother stork's baby book is comprised of archival quality paper, timeless stories by such writers as robert louis stevenson + ink drawings reminiscent of a time gone by- all of which make this an heirloom quality book + my go to gift for new mothers.

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{the details}

{how your book will arrive}

{even a proper pen, a note of congratulations + photo corners are included}

{so lovingly + carefully wrapped}

{a record of life...}

{filled with sweet poems}

{the wording melts my heart}

{of course i do love this page}