Tag Archives: Carnival

Monochromatic Monday :: On The Boardwalk

Something many people don’t know about me: I have a mild obsession with carnivals. Though there’s never a bad time of year to head out for a day at the fair, when you combine the rickety rides & the oh-so-yummy foods with blazing hot weather and a beach, you’ve got a sure-fire recipe for the… read more


Footloose & Fancy-Free

Completely taken with these fun-loving images from Tessa & Adam’s wedding, shot by the fab Jessica Peterson. This was a couple on a major budget…one who also didn’t want to sacrifice on style or (most importantly) the fun to be had with their 200 guests. How to solve this little predicament? How about using a hot… read more


Yikes Stripes

I’ve always been a sucker for stripes…whether Parisian or preppy, nautical or Jackie-O, they always feel fresh & serve as one of my favorite design elements. Stripes are both casual & classic, making them perfect for infusing into summer party details…… read more


Fête-ing at the Fair

Remember Monday’s carnival-themed inspiration board…and how I promised to share all the DIY details on creating a super stylish carnival party? Well today’s the day, folks, so hop on over to The Pink Toast where I’m guest blogging on designing a summer shindig full of candy-stripe straws, vintage popcorn bags and all the fixin’s for… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Candy Apple

Step right up, ladies & gents! Today’s board is inspired by that most-anticipated symbol of summer: a day at the state fair. Nostalgic details & a profusion of vivid color recall memories of cotton candy towers and magical carousel rides. Infuse a carnivalesque party with surprises at every turn: a cake with rainbow layers, candy-striped… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Red Balloon

I arrived home from my culinary adventure in Napa late last night, and am positively bursting with stories and photos to share from the experience. We’ll get to all that, but first I wanted to start the week with a Monochromatic Monday based on the brilliant colors of our hot air balloon ride through the… read more