bride fairy
i feel like the luckiest. not only was my joint birthday party with sabrina wonderful for all the amazing people that came… a fire in a wheel-barrow, sab’s unbearably beautiful home, studio and magical garden, a chocolate cake and oalliberry pie, babies kadison & sam and friends and family from all parts of my life and sabrina’s, but people were so generous.

thank you for all of my fabulous & thoughtful birthday gifts!

a special call out to fellow bloggers, maybe it will inspire some x-mas shopping for you others:)

from shash: kiki the bear (kiki has a plum knit sweater vest and a little note that says she has been waiting all week to meet me!)

from andrea: superhero boy briefs… so much secret power there to use during finals week!

from stef: a beautiful handmade by stef collage card and colombian bracelet and this lotta journal🙂

from my studio mate lolo: much needed stylish organizing folders… can’t find the website, but good gift idea for the messy, she sees the worst of this side of me!

and from many more i received my favorites of chocolate (emily strange chocolate, too!), smelly good soap, candles, flowers, graphic novels– this cool one by brian biggs from ali, an aloe vera plant (monisha didn’t even know about my aforementioned bug bites!), a gift card to the art store from hugh’s sisters!!!… people know me so well!

from my hugh: this amazing camille rose garcia book and cut paper calendar by Nikki McClure.

no specific link to, but from my kate wc: amazing and now my favorite elegant 8o’s earrings we spotted months ago together and she remembered!

from my parents (it finally arrived in the mail, mom!): beautiful wabi sabi ceramic vase with lavendar inside, how appropriate!

from my cousin jamie yesterday in the mail: the above doodle fairy, lunar calendar that she illustrates and an aaron meshon pin, i do believe:)

it was all and all very wabi-sabi (monica even spilled some red wine on herself as requested in the invite!). pre-party sabrina and i were frantic and distracted; cleaning like mad women– moving tables that were getting stuck in doorways, catching scarves on fire, and feeling basically overwhelmed, but we pulled it together and let the night unfold… even if i was still a bit wishing i could take every single person into a corner to talk to the them specifically for 2 hours one on one, but it was only for 2 minutes… it was so nice to see everyone’s faces and be surrounded. thank you. and for the friends who didn’t make it, we’ll hang out soon!