Wednesday, December 31, 2014

magazines x3 and new year's wishes

Photo credit: Piper Brown Photography
I nearly missed posting in December and I don't think I've ever skipped a month so phew... right under the wire. My good friend Morayo took this photo of me just yesterday (December 30) at our local bookseller to document my excitement over having three items on the newsstand all at once. Even though I've been fortunate enough to have things in print for a while now, it's still as exciting to me as ever (pinch!) and I'd like to share some details about each article.
Romantic Notions Make It, Romantic Homes, February 2015
The first magazine of the three to hit the shelf was the February issue of Romantic Homes. When my sister Betsy and I visited London and Paris, our trip began on Valentine's Day 2012. Betsy gave me a little surprise each day and the first one was a heart-shaped box, very similar to this one. To give a sense of how in-advance most magazines are done, I submitted this project in late summer. It's always a treat to contribute to Romantic Homes as they assemble the prettiest page designs for my images and text, and give my books a nice mention in my bio/credit.
Ticket to Ride, Cottages & Bungalows, February/March 2015
Next came Cottages & Bungalows! This "idea notebook" piece is especially exciting because it features an extraordinary piece of furniture-painting by my friend Nancy, owner of the decorative paint, vintage and interiors shop Sea Rose Cottage in Bristol, RI. Not only was I able to shine a national spotlight on Nancy's work but I pulled my friend Morayo in to take the photos. I served as stylist and writer and the three of us had a great time putting this together.

Weee! That's me in the premiere issue of Room to Create, 2015. All of my photos by Marisa Bettencourt
And last but not least (or whatever that means) is the just-out Room to Create! I am so superexcitedgiddy to be part of this and to appear alongside talents like Matthew Mead, my sweet pal Stacey from Cottage Industry and many, many more! All of the images of the Girlie Office and me were taken by my adorbs friend Marisa of M.Studios. The magazine is currently seeking people for the next issue so be sure to track it down and turn to page 14 for all the deets!

More from Room to Create
So, what's next for 2015? I have more magazine work in the pipeline which includes articles in Prairie Style magazine (BEAUTIFUL houses!), a Make It in the March issue of Romantic Homes and another in their special Romantic Gardens edition. I'm still thinking about a third book and of course I have my work as a communications consultant, too so I'm really lucky to have such a patient family that rolls along with me and my crazy schedule and non-stop ideas.

Thank you for reading!