Wedding Wednesday: Harvesting Love

Last week, Melissa and I appeared on a local television station to discuss trends, provide tips, and share inspiration for planning a fall wedding.  For the segment, we created a harvest-inspired tablescape using natural elements, a variety of textures, and seasonal ingredients.  Striped linen dishtowels served as placemats, rustic cheese boards were used as chargers, […]

Wedding Wednesday: Sneak Peek

It’s been a busy day getting ready for our fall wedding trends TV segment on San Diego 6 News tomorrow morning.  Here’s a behind the scenes look at a few things we have in store… Hope you’ll tune in tomorrow morning during the 7 o’clock hour for tips and inspiration!

Wedding Wednesday: Spade in the City

Melissa and I just returned from our trip to the other coast for the New York International Gift Fair and what a trip it was.  We discovered some amazing new lines and previewed the new offerings from our current lines {all of which will be trickling in from now through the holidays}, met up with newfound friends […]


When asked those generic getting to know you questions like, “If you were a crayon, what color would you be?” or What’s your favorite movie?”, my answers {coral and Gone With the Wind} aren’t all that unusual.  When asked, “Where’s your favorite vacation spot?”, however, the enquirer often seems surprised — perplexed, even — by my […]

Wedding Wednesday: Real Bride, Real Advice

Having been away for a while on {a much needed} vacation, last night I met up with a few girlfriends to catch up over wine.  After sharing stories and photos from my trip, the conversation quickly turned to wedding planning since one of the girls is in the all-consuming midst of planning her own fall […]