8.16.2011

Perfume, A Pop-up Shop and Fun Press (a.k.a The Random Bits)

First up, an update on the shopping front (specifically the "shopping while in NYC" front)... In addition to the dress mentioned yesterday and the goodies I posted over on Operation Simplicity, I also bought another lovely dress (which I'll disclose soon) and MCMC's Maui perfume oil during my trip last week.


I've had a bottle of MCMC perfume oil on my wish list for a while, based solely on the thoughtful, artisanal approach that creator Anne McClain takes in creating each scent (for example that image above is one of the inspiration photos that Anne took while in Hawaii conjuring her perfume "Maui"). There are no shops in Dallas that sell the line (!), so I've hesitated, as I really like to wear perfume a bit to see how it works with my chemistry before I commit.

So when I came across the little vials in a shop in Nolita, I took my time sampling them all. Maui was the clear winner...it's crazy lovely and interesting, unlike anything I've worn before. If you have a chance to try it out, I would highly recommend.



Next, (and I'm so excited to share this one) Christine and I have joined forces with the lovely Michelle to create a Pretty Mommy pop-up shop at Little Bean on Friday, September 9th. Michelle will be here in person and is bringing along loads of amazing things like Clare Vivier bags, Laura Lombardi necklaces, John Robshaw bedding... (it'll pretty much be her entire online shop brought to life).

Mark your calendar for 6:00-9:00 on September 9th to check out all the lovely goods and have a glass of wine and some snacks!


photograph by Mei Chun Jau for The Dallas Morning News

Ok and finally I wanted to share some fun press stuff happening of late. tinyDallas was featured in FD Luxe's August "Hot List" (that's us with our kiddos above)...We were so honored to be included!


photograph by Mei Chun Jau for The Dallas Morning News

In that same issue of FD Luxe, I was also a contributor, writing a little piece on the amazing potter (and friend) Jonathan Cross and one about creative kid's parties. The team at FD Luxe is is so smart and creative and cool; it was fantastic to work with them...


My "On Our Radar" picks for Dallas Child...


Millie's rainbow party in Dallas Child...

Last by not least, in addition to my monthly "On Our Radar" picks for Dallas Child, I also contributed a piece on packing a "foolproof" school lunch for their August issue. And as an added bonus, they featured Millie's last birthday as their "party of the month".

Whew...Sorry for the press overload, but I thought you guys might enjoy taking a peek some of the stuff happening in my "offline" world ;-)

I'm be taking a little blog break for the rest of the week to spend some concentrated time with Bryan and the girlies before the craziness of the new school year kicks-in next week! I'll be back on Monday with tales of our adventures.

Have a great rest of the week and weekend friends!

15 comments:

Jaime Rugh said...

the maui is my favorite too!
figures!
have a sweet break!

first came love said...

Very exciting! Lots of incredible press! Congrats and have wonderful break :)

Christine Vi said...

You've done so well and are an inspiration to many people let their creative side be a larger part of their life. At least, that's what reading your blog has done for me. It's inspired me to take a larger interest in my surroundings, creating, baking, and just experimenting. Thanks and you deserve a break!

Torrie said...

Ahhh- so much good stuff here.

Congratulations on being featured on the 'hot' list!

If only I lived in Dallas... or Texas for that matter. I Love Michelle, and I'd be there in a second if I could!

Caitlin said...

I wish Erin and I could jump on a plane and come for this event! It's going to be a HIT! Soooo jealous :P

saltandpine said...

You are a busy woman! Congrats on all your pieces! Millie's party looks like it was a hit--I know it was probably a lot of work and you totally carried it off in an awesome way. I'm so bummed I don't live in Dallas...I would have loved to have hit the Pretty Mommy shop in person! You all will have such a great time...
Katie

Jiyoonie said...

Recently discovered your blog and sending some major blog love your way!

molly ruth said...

i read your lovely "fool proof" lunch article you wrote and i wanted to thank you. with twin daughters starting preschool for the first time this fall, you had some great ideas. i'm writing them down and sticking them on the frig for when i can't think of anything creative in our rushed morning.

Megan Taylor said...

Congrats! All of this is so cool. Have a lovely weekend xo

Cat said...

That perfume sounds heavenly ... love discovering new scents! I think I may have a problem ... is there an aa for fragrance and perfume addiction? :)

❤ Cat brideblu

Flora said...

Maui is also mine! I also like Garden from time to time. I tried them out with the sampler kit :)

henzy said...

Have fun.. enjoy your weekend

Melissa Jade said...
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Melissa Jade said...

What nolita shop did u sample the perfume oil? I'd love to try the line too!

Joslyn said...

Melissa Jade
I sampled the MCMC perfume at Malia Mills