I spent 30 minutes with the Greens at the beach as the sun went down. What we ended up with is just so them.
maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach(to play one day)
and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and
milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;
and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles: and
may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.
For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea.
Sara and I first met in college about eight years ago. (Yes that makes me feel ancient.) We had mutual friends, and I knew that she got married the year I did and then was pregnant at the same time I was, but we never really spoke. She and her family lived in California for a while, and then come back to Florida, and it was then—after all that time—that our friendship finally formed. I'm convinced that was always destined to happen. We bonded immediately over grammar geekdom, creative life, and the challenges of still being people while also being mothers. She is one of those people who is even more strikingly beautiful inside than out (and that is saying a lot, no?)
Sara is one-half of the talented team at Calliope, a branding and media presence company for small businesses. She has an incredible gift with words, and has helped bring clarity to a few projects for HMP. Her keen understanding of my heart as it relates to this business and her belief in me as an artist have been humbling and enlightening.
Thank you, dear friend, for letting me see you that morning by the sea.
I recently spent some time wandering in downtown Lake Worth and hanging out with some of the awesome peeps over at Coastars Coffee Bar. (The owners, Chris and Liz, are pretty rad and also super nice.) You saw a little bit of this yesterday on Floridian Social, but I had so many favorites that I wanted to share some more here. I seriously love the vibe of this place, not to mention the aroma and taste of fresh coffee and the awesome conversations that often come with it—sometimes I feel like I'd be perfectly content to shoot in coffee shops every day ;)
Artwork on display in the coffee shop by Ashley Curtis.
If you've read my blog for a while, or have planned a wedding in Florida, then you're probably familiar with Floridian Weddings. This local blog is run by some really amazing ladies, and they've just done a major overhaul of their entire look (which I love!) and have added a brand new lifestyle section as well. The new Floridian Social will feature all the best parts of Florida living, and I was super thrilled to be asked to contribute regularly! My first feature is up this morning, and it's all about the city of Lake Worth—take a look at the whole thing right here.
I'm also now listed as a fave in FW's wedding vendor guide! Check out my profile here.