in love with Inslee

These gorgeous illustrations by DC based artist Inslee are just breath-taking. I love every little detail in these images, and the blog gives you the back story on most of them which makes them even more fun. The shop offers calendars {can you say stocking stuffer?}, note cards, invitations, holiday cards, and prints. The best part is you can commission Inslee to do a custom drawing for a very special friend, or for a bride to be. How amazing to be captured so beautifully on paper. I love every one of them, but some of my most favorite selections are below.

a recent FNO work

love.

a rosy valentine

this one reminds my so much of a dear friend in perfect detail

inspired by: Halloween

Now that fall is here to stay, what a wonderful time to start planning all of those fun Halloween get togethers. We have friends here in Boston who go all out with an amazing party for the adults while all the kids trick or treat and they always have great decor for the evening. I think if we were hosting a Halloween party of our own I would incorporate some of these fun, quirky accents below. These could be used easily for a Halloween party, shower for the right bride or mom to be, or as a hostess gift for your spooky hosts!

perhaps my favorite Halloween detail, this is my kind of pumpkin carving!

these glitter taper candles are so fun! via West Elm

a quirky mask for each place setting

I love the texture of these lantern from Pottery Barn, they could be repurposed all year

subtly spooky serving dishes from Pottery Barn

delicious and unique candy apple favors for guests via Creatively Caramel

long time gone

I am finally digging out from the craziest last two weeks of the season and ready to be back to sharing all of my favorite things. My computer is bursting at the seams with images ofbeautiful gifts, wedding ideas, and lovely things that have captured my attention over the past few weeks and now I can organize them for all of you. In honor of another crazy wedding season coming to {dare I say it} close here are some truly inspiring wedding day details for you to enjoy!

perhaps the most beauitful altar I have ever seen via SMP

i love the vintage detail of this bar in an outdoor cocktail hour, so welcoming!

a perfect cozy reception space

and the cutest "first look" from one of my favorite couples I just had to share, via Shang Chen Photography