Out & About

Brush Pens for Lettering – Part 1

I recently have joined Periscope and am giving video tutorials, demos and talks on creative inspiration, art techniques and tips, art supply demos and more. This Friday I spoke about my favorite brush pens and markers for lettering. Here is a recap and sources to purchase these great products. On Monday at 4:30pm PST I […]

Designer Vaca in Palm Springs

Recently I attended Designer Vaca in Palm Springs at the Ace Hotel. Designer Vaca is the brainchild of two designers Alyssa Yuhas and Promise Tangeman – two women who desired a mini vacation with other like-minded women to build their community and get in some serious pool time. I was drawn to this retreat for not only its […]

Headed to the Desert

This week I have the pleasure of attending the designer retreat, Designer Vaca. Looking forward to much-needed downtime hanging out at the popular Ace Hotel with some very cool designer-types who have come from near and far to network, learn tips, share stories and get in some post summer pool time. Typographer rockstar Jessica Hische […]

Alt Summit 2014

I attended Alt Summit the second year in a row this January. For those of you who do not know, Altitude Summit is a creative bloggers’ conference filled with dazzling blogger types who ooze entrepreneurial drive, a passion for sharing online, good taste and creativity up the whazooo. Held at the glamorous Grand America hotel […]

Remodelista Holiday Marketplace

I had found out about Remodelista’s Holiday Market a couple days before the event and made sure I was going to be there. is superb source for everything home-related and held a holiday market at an antique store I love, Big Daddy’s Antiques. Yes the name is funny, haha, but it is a BIG […]

Anthropologie Display Workshop Event

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a holiday display workshop at my local Anthropologie and made paper garlands for their window displays. Anthropologie is famous for their sustainable, artistic window displays. I enjoyed seeing the process behind their work. The garlands were made from paper circles that they hand dyed, cut strips […]

2013 The Dieline Package Design Awards Exhibition

Last week I had the pleasure of volunteering at The 2013 Dieline Package Design Awards Exhibition. It was held in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles at The Hub, a co-work space that happens to be where The Dieline offices are. I knew I would be in for a great night and they delivered. […]

Out and About at the Lilly Pulitzer Exhibit

I had the pleasure of driving out to the amazing Palos Verdes area to see the the Lilly Pulitzer exhibit “Loving Lilly” at the Palos Verdes Art Center. Lilly Pulitzer, a socialite turned fashion designer, Lilly Pulitzer created her iconic shift dress to hide the stains on her clothing from her Palm Beach juice stand on […]


Marimekko Beverly Hills

Marimekko is a Finnish design and fashion brand that has been around since the 1950’s and is known for graphic, colorful and iconic patterns. Being a fan of this brand for years I was delighted to tour the store and see the world of Marimekko first hand. When I entered the store I was so […]