This month we're going behind the scenes with one of my beloved girls from Savannah, Michele "Madame C", of the divine floral design studio and boutique, Madame Chrysanthemum. Michele and I hit it off pretty instantly when I relocated to Savannah. Her shop was a mere block from my apartment, so it was a given I popped by way too often. She is extremely talented, so you MUST make her studio and boutique a not miss when visiting Savannah. Her blooms and arrangements are stunning and her eye for jewelry and decor is top shelf.
Collects I am obsessed with collecting mugs from different cities all over the world. It keeps me connected to all the places I have visited in my past.
Admires I admire people who have the ability to be completely honest and don't deal in BS. The world would be a better place if everyone subscribed to this theory.
Daydreams About expanding my shop to a larger store front
Guilty Pleasure Being able to read the Sunday New York Times front to back
Weekend Pursuits Because I work all the time, to be able to actually go shopping, for my self is a valued adventure.
Libation of Choice Bailey's on the Rocks... Yummmm
Coffee or Tea English Breakfast Tea...But honestly would rather have a big tall glass of Chocolate Milk...My drink of choice since I was a little girl.
Blooms of Choice Hyacinths are my all time favorite. Their scent is bewitching.
Where I'd Rather Be Honestly, I love Savannah. I just wish I could live closer to the water.
Nail Polish DuJour I LOVE the OPI colors. My favorites tend to be between a True Orange to a Pinky-Red
Scent Narciso Rodriguez or Bond No. 9- Bleeker Street
Can't Leave the House Without My orange lipstick and perfume. Without either, I feel completely naked.
The cheeky YouTube "Ask Lena" series offers an abundance of advice, whether you're looking for it or not. In her Lenaesque way she spouts out unexpected gems like, "confidence comes from being happy with my habits" and "treating myself like precious cargo". Okay, so that does sounds cheesy, but not when Lena says it!
If you, like I, have been in the dark about the brilliance of Vogue's 73 questions, let me bring you into the light. Filmed in a single shot, the likes of Anna Wintour, Reese Witherspoon, Blake Lively and SJP have all been game for the quick fire round of questions.
Congrats to my girl Laurie on her "#" win from Life Styled! The giveaway was in honor of Blogger Book Club's September/October read, #GIRLBOSS. Laurie's 'Behind the Scenes' interview just happens to my September's feature. Go Laurie!
"Design is the silent ambassador of your brand." Paul Rand
This month I'm crushing on
#GIRLBOSS "As the Founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, the fastest-growing online retailer in the country, Sophia Amoruso is the creative visionary, modern-day entrepreneur and fashion doyenne who has forged an unprecedented path in building a modern brand."