Month: February, 2013

weekend style

happy friday, friends! we don’t know about you- but we are looking forward to this weekend after a pretty grueling week! kimber and i have  a free day on saturday and an interior shoot to look forward to on sunday! this is my idea of a great saturday outfit for both the day and night. can’t go wrong with jeans, a soft tee and accessories that make a statement! what are your weekend plans?

xxx- cass

// t-shirt: james perse / jeans: j brand / shoes: madewell / necklace: dannijo / iPhone case: urban outfitters //


it’s a v-day soiree

the day of lovers is upon us! so we got together with cassandra of borrowed blu to throw a little bash. v-day does not have to be all about couples. we say it’s about ALL the love in our lives; regardless of relationship statuses. and we had a blast putting on this very diy bash.

we dressed up and made a couple fancy cocktails.

sweets and treats were served by the fire and we cozied up with some blankets out on the balcony. it was a chilly night, but the love of our friends kept us warm. i know, cheesy — but it is valentines day after all.
these pictures of us all laughing really sum it up. it’s all about having a good time with your friends. i feel like this is the kind of picture i will look back on and remember what a good time we had in this period of our lives.
the beautiful floral arrangements were put together by cassandra. she really has an eye for the right flowers!

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cassa made this totally yummy dessert for us! it was perfectly simple after the sweet cocktails we had. we used this recipe from our berries and cream post for the whipped cream, cut up strawberries and used the Pillsbury biscuits. hey — we can’t always make things from scratch.

everyone went home with their own potted florals and we got these amazing shuglove candies from urbanic, in venice for the goody bags.

i loved the crowns made over at designlovefest, so we made them for some fun props to be silly with…mission accomplished!

happy v-day, friends! i hope this day brings you lots of love, no matter what its form!

florals by cassandra stearns of borrowed blu
photography: the two
styling & diy aspects by: kimber, cassa & cassandra
photgraphy: the two & nhat phong tran

a very special thank you to audrey at urbanic for supplying us with some lovely things from her store in Venice!

coat racks

i have basically always wanted a coat rack, but it seemed every place i lived had no space for one. well, NOW i’ve got the space- the perfect spot. so it is time!
here are a few options i’ve been thinking of:

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coats draped over chairs no more!
which one would you choose?

// 1 via miss moss / 2 / 3 //

eats // un


for our first food post, we wanted to start off with something fresh and delicious! so we got together with the lovely cassandra stearns of borrowed blu, and came up with this amazing little dessert that you can have and not feel a lot of guilt for!


here’s what you’ll need:
1 can coconut milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (if you want to be fancy, get the whole vanilla bean)

what to do:
get a mixing bowl and your mixer ready
pour in the can of coconut milk and mix on high speed
…mix, mix, mix
when the cream becomes light and fluffy with soft peaks, add the sugar and vanilla
top with your favorite berries, and voilà!

note: cooling the can of coconut milk in the fridge before hand really makes a nice difference!

recipe & styling by: cassandra stearns of borrowed blu

photography by: kimber