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Jul 24 2017

On the Importance of Family

What's your relationship with time?Are you one of those people who feels like it's moving waaaay too fast or are you in the "embrace the moment" camp?I'd like to think of myself as being pretty good at experiencing the moment I'm in and sponging up as much as I can into my grey matter, converting it into memories that will serve me as long as my brain holds out.Ask my wife and she'd probably tell...

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Apr 20 2017

On Rituals

Sometimes I consider how much of the ritual of daily life has been lost to progress. The filling of a fountain pen. The honing of a razor. Watching the evening news. Is this the future we were promised? Those rituals provided the rhythm of life. Moments to pause and reflect.The technology that was to free up our time to do the truly important things has led to more mindless consumption.It's why I think the big rituals are...

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Apr 17 2017

A Note About Thank You Notes

Much has been written about the power of thank you notes. And, with some thanks to Jimmy Fallon, the art of gratitude (however tongue-in-cheek it may be) is at least in the peripheral conscious of the world today.However, there's a fairly nefarious trend in "written" correspondence - one that has no place in genuine gratitude. Just say no to "digitally handwritten" cards. [bctt tweet="Nothing says 'I'm lazy' more than printed 'handwriting' in a notecard." username="afinepress"]The way I see...

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Apr 13 2017

Sexy Design Isn’t Enough

It's easy to talk about the race to the bottom. Peter Shankman asserts that all you have to do is suck less than the competition to get ahead. And if you've encountered a bank or airline in the last year, you likely agree. But there's a counter to that. Thanks to the ubiquity of resources (thanks, internet), the bar is been raised (practically through the roof) for things like quality entry-level creative work. Not being able to afford...

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Apr 10 2017

Show Me Your Bedroom

Want to know the key to having a truly personal wedding? Show me your house. Whether it's a personal tour or simply a few snapshots, showing me your bedroom, living room and kitchen will do more to illuminate your personal style than a thousand pins on your "my style" board.There's so much to glean from your wallpaper (or paint - the difference tells me a lot!)...

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Apr 04 2017

One Key to a Memorable Business Card

I'm working with a photographer. She's pretty incredible. Like a lot of creative people, she excels in several areas of focus.One area that I find particularly fascinating is in the world of travel-photo-training. She teaches people how to take better travel photos by travelling with them and teaching them in situ.As a part of her strategy in this market, she's built a reputation for teaching people how to shoot the streets of New York through walking tours. Wouldn't you...

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Jan 04 2017

Luxury Weddings Planners: Danielle Couick of Magnolia Bluebird

I can't tell you what a joy it is to know Danielle Couick. She's the powerhouse behind Magnolia Bluebird in Washington, DC. Danielle's got incredible taste and a knack for clear, helpful communication that makes working with her great. She's also an East-coast early-riser, which means hers are usually the first emails I get on a given day.I've heard you say you come from a line of strong women - and you named your business...

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Dec 28 2016

Luxury Weddings Planners: Firefly Events

Have you seen Harper's Bazaar's Little Black Book? It's an incredible who's who of luxury wedding planners across the continent. And it just so happens that a few of my favorites are on this incredible list.With the most recent iteration just recently being revealed, I thought it was the perfect time to chat with one of the incredible teams gracing the list: Firefly Events, a team of incredible women with offices coast-to-coast: What's the Firefly story? (the who's...

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Dec 14 2016

Luxury Weddings Planners: Lindsay Sims of TOAST Events

One of the great things about the wedding industry is the people who make it so incredible. One of them is Lindsay Sims. She and her TOAST Events team craft some of the most beautiful, meaningful weddings in the South. I had the opportunity to talk with Lindsay about the  TOAST weddings experience. She's insightful and thoughtful for sure. If you're looking for a wedding planner for your southern luxe wedding, you'd be smart to give...

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Dec 06 2016

Wedding Inspiration: Luxury Rustic

Trends come and go. Style lasts forever.For a brief period of time, rustic weddings were all the rage. Typewriters and mason jars adorned the reception tables of a thousand suburban couples. And, just like that, it was over.I find that true beauty and style comes when people genuinely reflect the culture and heritage they know. The idea of a rustic wedding may have been a trend for some - disingenuous at best - but it's a true...

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