Monthly Archives: November 2010

Effortless Queen

Every time I swing by Camila’s darling Effortless Style I walk away feeling inspired.  The design maven is a DIY queen with serious decorating flair.  She’s also kindly offered any of my Neo-Trad readers a discount on her e-design services so if you’re looking to spruce your place up I suggest you head her way : )

P.S. Her blog header is the c-u-t-e-s-t thing I’ve seen in a long while, don’t you agree?

Matchbook Countdown Giveaway!

Morning loves!  I have some exciting news for you—starting today the Matchbook team will be doing a giveaway every Tuesday until our launch in January!  This week we’re giving away a large print by Swedish fashion illustrator Kristina Hultkrantz of Emma Kisstina.  The poster is 30cm x 40cm (11.8″ x 15.7″) and the winner gets to choose from any of Kristina’s darling designs.  I personally am torn between the Lolita-inspired frames and stack of classics, but the choice is all yours!  To enter simply “like” Matchbook on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us your favorite illustration.  We’ll draw a winner tomorrow at 4pm EST.  In the meantime I encourage you to live vicariously through Kristina’s charming Stockholm adventures on her blog.  I’m a regular visitor ; )

UPDATE:  Congratulations to our winner, Laura Marie!  I hope you love your new print! xx

Bonne chance and thank you so very much for your support!

Oh my goodness!

Somebody pinch me!  I just came home to a darling letterpress invitation in the mail to a dinner party hosted by Kate Spade’s very own Deborah Lloyd.  Luckily it’s next week and I’ll already be in New York shooting projects with my Matchbook team.  As you can imagine I’m in a bit of a tizzy—what to wear?  What to say?  How not to faint? Any pointers for me, ladies?  What would you say/ask/wear to dine with this inspiring woman?!

(images via A Lovely Being, courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar)