One of my favorite shopping sites on the entire internet is http://www.shoplesnouvelles.com. The owners and buyers, Katie and Molly, have the most impeccable and elevated taste in the business! Not to mention incredible sweet and down to earth people.
They chose me to do a post about my summer travel plans, which just happen to include our honeymoon trip to Morocco.
Buy the beautiful rag & bone watercolor scarf and brick leather newbury boots from shoplesnouvelles.com!
received by Xani’s boyfriend Josh Feldman
Zach and I have been friends with Rachel Ellison since the beginning of our IU days. Zach was her next door neighbor, and I met her at a Purim party. Both dressed as Queen Esther, we shared the box of wine that was in my back pack. I eventually spent 3 magical weeks wandering Europe with her in 2005.
Rachel is literally a renaissance woman. She is amazing at every art form, whether its bookmaking, painting, screen-printing, etc. Lately, she’s been focusing on performance art in Chicago, such as her project The Pocketology Collective!
We asked her to make a map of the Stowe/Waterbury/Hyde Park area, with all the things that Zach and I like to do. Check it out below, its pretty magnificent!!
If you’d like for her to make YOU a map, for a wedding or just for fun, check out her Etsy shop where she will make it custom to your needs!!
See how the ice cream goes from “Cow to Cone”!
The Waterbury/Stowe area is lucky to have one of the biggest attractions in Vermont. The original ben & jerry’s factory holds factory tours, a gift shop, and an ever so popular “flavor graveyard”, where past flavors rest in peace.
If you have some time, definitely check it out:
Open 7 days a week- 9:00am – 9:00 pm
Tour lasts 30 min
$4 Adults, $3 seniors, kids 12 and younger are free
For more information, visit their website!
Early in our engagement, Zach and I were enamored with the work of our super talented friend, John Passifume, a graphic designer in NYC. A family friend and calligrapher in Chicago, helped us create an homage to Passifume’s work, which was hand letter pressed at the historic Werner Printing factory in downtown Chicago.
When we were eating lunch at Chicago institution, Ina’s Kitchen in May, Joyce and Zach surprised us with a trip to Werner Printing to watch our very own invitation get pressed!
We walked into the industrial building to find…
Carlos! The talented employee of Werner, who is the only letterpress and foil-stamping expert left at the company.
He had our dye on the press to show us..
..which we got to inspect very closely.
In true party planner form, Joyce brought Champagne for us to enjoy while we watched Carlos work on our invitation.
Carlos was very excited to share with us the other forms of printing that he does, as well as the evolution of letterpress since he started with Werner.
The hand off!!
(pix via @KelseyKeith)
Stay tuned for “Making the invitation”…