Feast’s Spring/Summer issue takes us along the Southern Coast of Ireland, from Heir Island to Firehouse Bakery for rosemary and olive sourdough, Castlecomer to Rosemarie Durr Pottery for handmade soup pots and bowls, and Castlelyons to the Ballyvolane House for salmon fresh from the river. I love hearing about the people behind each step of the way and Feast captures the journey from farm to table so beautifully! Feast, when can I come to dinner??

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{Images from here}

Kristen Loken

You may recognize her name…she is our go-to photographer for all things Ruby Press- and the Davis family for that matter!  You’ve seen her work if you’ve seen photos from Sammy’s first birthday, the ten year anniversary ‘Carnival of Sweets’ bash we created Viv&Ingrid or the intimate dinner party we produced for Cole Haan.  {To name just a few!}

Kristen just launched a gorgeous new website and blog featuring her wedding and event photography- check it out here!

Pretty Polaroid Notes

There are two very simple things in this world that truly make me happy- Polaroid photography (it’s instant, it’s unique, it’s nostalgic, it’s awesome) and receiving little “somethings” in the mail (who doesn’t love snail mail?). My two loves have become one with the creation of  “Pretty Polaroid Notes” – a collection of 20 different notecards and envelopes. Featuring the work of Jenifer Altman, the  photography is soft, sweet, and yes, pretty. Who wouldn’t love opening their mailbox to find a handwritten note from a loved one on these little beauties?

{photos from here and here}

Sorry, Hipstamatic, but we’re officially over.

It’s true, I’m in love…with an app. I have  found my soul mate in the form of Red Giant’s photography application, ‘Plastic Bullet’.  I’m what some might call a ‘photography snob’, so the fact that I’m literally borderline obsessed with this application speaks volumes!

Emulating the crazy beautiful prints produced by plastic Toy Cameras (Holga, LOMO, etc.), Plastic Bullet creates amazingly unique artwork out of  any ordinary snapshot. Complete with light-leaks, over- exposures, and stunning color tints, the Plastic Bullet application transforms images from mediocre to something you would expect to see hanging in a gallery. The best part about it? You don’t do any work at all! The application edits your images and produces endless prints for you to choose from. For only $1.99, the Plastic Bullet application is beyond worth it.

{image from me!}