Articles from Carmen

Carrot Inspired Greenery Bouquets

Have you noticed the wildflowers blooming on the side of the highways in Austin?! That’s my tell-tale sign that spring has arrived. Easter is only a couple of weeks away, so in the next few days we’ll be sharing three DIY projects that you can incorporate to your Easter brunch plans. First up are these sweet […]

This Bunny-Themed Shower Is Everything We Love About Spring

Spring has sprung, and I couldn’t be more excited! This season always fills me with a sense of fresh beginnings, and this year is no exception. It feels like so many women I know are expecting or have new little ones in their households. When I was a baby, my mom decked out my nursery in Peter […]

Mango Salsa

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How to Throw a Baby Shower Like an Event Planner

They say it takes a village to raise a child – and in my experience, it also takes a village to throw a baby shower! Luckily as one of Austin’s most sought after wedding planners, Emily Leach has friends in all the right places. When she announced she was pregnant with her little boy Levi […]

Our Editors Reveal What’s On Their Spring Shopping List

The countdown has begun to that time of year when we pack away our sweaters and break out the swimsuits. Well, at least here in Texas (sorry, Chicagoans.) I’ve been trying to streamline my wardrobe, and this week I took a deep breath and finally gave my closet an overhaul. With my newly freed hangers, I thought it the perfect […]

We’re Predicting the Hottest Swimsuits of 2017

This time of year always has us looking forward to Spring Break (even if college was more than a couple of years ago). We’re starting to work on our bikini bods and booking weekend trips to the beach. All we need to finish packing our suitcases is a new swimmie (or two…or three!). This year, we’re […]

A Bohemian Backyard Dinner Party

Sometimes the best nights out are the nights we stay in. Today, Houston calligrapher Meg Grant is sharing her recent backyard dinner party with us. She handcrafted everything from the invitations and place cards, to the menus and bar signage. Scroll down to check out her thoughtful floral arrangements and learn how to host your own family-style […]

Your Foolproof Guide to Making Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

We’re fine with forgoing many of the Valentine’s clichés, but the one tradition that never goes out of style is indulging in a chocolate-covered strawberry (or 5) every season. There’s just something about the sweet and decadent combination of fresh strawberries and rich chocolate that sparks a little romance, plus, fruit is healthy, right? Since many store-bought […]

Lather Up With This Valentine’s Day Bar Soap

As we were discussing our upcoming Valentine’s Day adventures here at the CS office, we started reminiscing on how much we loved celebrating V-Day when we were kids. We all have memories of decorating a shoebox and having our friends at school stuff it with handmade Valentines. This year we’re helping you get in on the fun […]

Elixer de l’Amour

Check out more from Timothy Corrigan’s Valentine’s Day party here! Photography by Marjorie Prvl

Are Blush And Gray The New Neutrals?

After a month of unpacking boxes, rearranging furniture, and trying to master the art of small space living, I’ve officially finished moving into my new apartment. While most people hate moving, I actually enjoy it! It gives me the opportunity to rake through my closet, donate home décor pieces that I’m no longer into, and provides […]

This Stunning Wedding Took The Indoor Plant Trend To A New Level

Australia has been at the top of my travel wish list for quite some time. You can just feel the effortlessly cool vibe that the entire country radiates, even from halfway across the world. So it’s no surprise that we all swooned when we spotted the photos from Stephanie Robertson’s timeless, botanical-inspired wedding at her family’s vineyard […]

17 Resolutions To Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever

During the last few days of the year, we’re thinking about the goals that will help us become better in 2017. Whether you’re the type of person who picks one resolution and dedicates all of her energy to it, or the girl who writes down three to five resolutions to keep in mind throughout the year, I encourage you all […]