Happy Sunday lovelies!! I wanted to share with you a recap of my Met Gala red carpet sketches that I did as the stars arrived on the red carpet. It’s such a fun night to sketch in real time on Insta Stories (@JoannaBaker) and Snapchat (@JoannaLBaker) and share the process with you!
Happy Valentine’s Day!! I’m super excited to be back on the blog after a crazy week of cleaning up after last weekend’s amazing trunk show, reworking the look of my blog and website (more to come soon!), and preparing for…. drum roll… the opening of my own online shop!
My dreams are being realized this very week as I post photos of all the brand new products and get them ready to go in my shiny new store to share with you!
Setting up my own shop as an extension of my website has been a goal of mine for some time now. And it only seems fitting to make it happen after making the leap! Stay tuned as I stock my online shelves with beautiful illustrated note cards, coasters, journals, and art prints. In the mean time, as promised, here are some photos from the well attended Valentine’s tea party… it was so much fun!
I loved planning every little detail for the trunk show, right down to sparkly gold gift bag clips and the tissue tassel garland. The menu for the afternoon…
We made the most delicious little tea sandwiches, cut into heart and star shapes. Find the yummy recipes here and here! And while I’m at it, if you have plans to throw your own tea party, this simple scone recipe is great because you can mix in your favorite fruit. And to really go the extra mile, home made clotted cream will take your scones to a whole other level =)
I had three tables set up throughout our apartment for art prints, stationery, journals, and coasters. The shoe, spot, and beauty tool journals sold out by the end of the day! (Don’t worry, more are on the way to stock up the online shop =)
At the end of the evening, we were ready for a nap but it was so worth it and great seeing all of my friends and former coworkers who stopped by. A great way to kick off the new collection!
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day!
I’m sorry you haven’t seen much of me the past week and a half… with less than two months to go until the wedding, my weekends have been full of planning! I did get a chance though to go out and stop by the BHLDN pop up shop at Anthropologie last week and look at all the pretty things.
I tried on this maribou feathered bolero but alas I looked like a football player… way too poofy at the shoulders. So my search for the perfect winter wedding coverup continues. But that didn’t stop me from pining after these lovelies. Here’s hoping the last two months go just according to plan =)