Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another Beautiful Bonbon Bride

Warning: Total romance ahead.

MJ called on a Wednesday and came by the very next day.
She said, "I kind of need something fast."
I said, "How fast?"
And she said, "Well, we're kind of eloping tomorrow."
And I said, "Yes, that is fast!"
And she showed me her pretty dress and we looked at everything I already had made.
And she seemed to really know what she wanted which wasn't exactly what I already had made but kind of. And she was so damn cute and sweet, what could I do? I set to work on MJ's very own bonbon, and within a few hours she set off with a little veil made of antique mocha colored swiss-dotted tulle topped with a creamy tulle fleur and inlaid with antique silver sequins that could sparkle, all sewn with antique silk thread in pale blue and silver that she could slip into her hair fast, as she got married on a sunny afternoon on The Highline here in NYC. And she picked out a boutonierre for her beloved too. I love the photos she sent. For more go to her wedding site, which perfectly explains why all of us should elope and then have a grand party somewhere else. (Now I'm going to do it again).

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

And Home Again

taken with jim's iphone

Back to Brooklyn, filled with travel tales and camera packed with photos. We have a new car, our cats have been glued to us (one is above my head, one under this computer as I write), thinking about life on a farm and we have sustained our love for Blue Hill, ME in ways I am surprised at myself. More on that and photos soon but now I am filling orders that are backed up, getting ready for all kinds of September events and throwing a bridal shower here on Saturday. Doh! And it's raining a very new England rain out there these last few days which is a good reminder that New York is kind of New England.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hello Rainbows

Bonbon update: Maine to New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island, ferry to Nova Scotia, here in
the Cape Breton Highlands, hiking, kayaking, oysters. Lots of oysters. A few rainbows. No unicorns. How are you?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bonbon Fall 2010

A few little looks at the new collection while we're up here at the farm...(but wait there's more...)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Perseids

Every year, on August 12th, we know we'll be away, far from the city in a dark place where we can watch the Perseids, the meteor showers that graced our wedding ten years ago and celebrates for us our anniversary ever since.
Last year in Yellowstone, we drove out to a dark field, lay on our backs on the hood of the car and watched an incredible show of stars streak across the sparkling sky. This year we'll be way Northeast, probably in Cape Breton, hopefully on the ocean, where it will be very dark and we can disappear in the mammoth night sky, we can be small, we can remember some old friends up there.