Tag Archives: lavender

In the Kitchen with :: Sweetapolita

If you’re just tuning in, we’ve invited some of our favorite food bloggers to stop by while Camille’s settling into motherhood. This layered chocolate, lavender and vanilla bean panna cotta (wow!) comes to us from the brilliant baker behind Sweetapolita…  Since long before the time my love for sugar became my career, it seems I have… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Lavender Fields

Ever since my first trip to Paris, when I laid eyes on the lavender overflowing the gardens and perfuming ever inch of the city, I’ve harbored a secret fantasy of growing it myself. Flash forward many years, and although my thumb is far from green, we decided to see how it would do on the back… read more


In My Garden…

Happy Monday you guys! My garden is currently overflowing with this gorgeous (and gorgeously-scented) lavender, and I’m so excited I just had to share. Growing my own lavender has always been a little dream of mine, and all summer ours has been teasing us by growing taller and taller…and then finally bursting into bloom! It… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Cherries + Lavender

I’d definitely consider my relationship with purple a love-hate situation. It’s really the only color I never wear and I don’t think I have a touch of it in my home decor…yet when I lay eyes on a big bunch of dusty hydrangeas, a bowl full of ripe plums or that to-die-for violet topped cake above,… read more


Byrd Collective :: Georgia On My Mind

There is just no place quite like downtown Savannah, GA… the old historic homes with secret gardens in hidden courtyards, the inviting squares full of children playing and students creating, and Forsyth Park, in all its splendor. I (Ashley) had just returned from a wonderfully inspirational trip to Savannah when the lovely Ana of Grown Up… read more


A Proper English Picnic

Since we’re all about the summertime picnic today…I couldn’t resist sharing this too-cool-for-school boxed lunch spotted at the most stunning English wedding on 100 Layer Cake. After the ceremony, the couple planned a light picnic for their guests to enjoy on the lawn…as they cheered on a spontaneous cricket match, of course! Love the bamboo… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Floral Fantasy

Every once in a while, I lay eyes on one special image that in an instant, inspires every element of an unforgettable party. Such was the case when I spotted the incredible Natalie J. Watts photo in the upper left (via Oh Joy!) that’s got me dreaming of a soirée inhabited by woodland nymphs and… read more


Vision in White

January is the month of fresh starts… out with the old; in with the new! After all the excesses of the holiday season, I’m certainly embracing a simpler look for entertaining, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share a sweet little christening brunch that we planned for a client’s 8-month-old twins… read more


Black Magic

Remember yesterday’s gorgeous tablescape in autumnal shades of amber & orange? Well, get ready for part two of fall table inspiration, although today’s design by fellow Texas Todd Fiscus is a study in contrast with moody lavender accented by dramatic black. This scheme really can work for a holiday meal, since its modern design incorporates… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: L is for Lavender

Today’s board was created for a bride-to-be in need of some color advice. Kara in St. Louis asked for a little inspiration for her fall wedding…She wants to use lavender herbs (and the color) as the dominant shade, but isn’t sure how to make this work for a cool-weather affair. To show how this palette… read more