Photo by Kimberly Chau
I really wanted to name this post “Bet you didn’t see this coming!”, but I decided to be a bit more straight to the point before any family members passed out over it…
I’ve never quite been a very go-with-the-flow type of person when it comes to major life changes, but if there’s ever been a time in my life that would convert me, it would be now. It may or may not also be followed by extra gray hairs, but the point here is really that there are exciting things to come.
When I first shared the news of the new Sugar & Cloth studio a few months ago I was terrified, excited, and totally winging it. I feel like I could be a walking spokeswoman for the phrase “Fake it til’ you make it”. Now that I learned a few lessons the hard way and have a better understanding of what we really need to make a more permanent home for Sugar & Cloth, so we’re moving studios. This is partly due to some elements that are out of my control and partly due to my not wanting to settle for less than the best S&C can be (and bringing better content to you here).
So, with a quick little drive down the street and the help of lots of friends and family, we’re spending this week prepping the major parts of the new, much bigger studio space. I’m crossing my fingers that we can get our current things migrated to the new space by the end of the week. Of course we’ll still have a WHOLE lot of DIY’ing ahead of us to get everything just right and I’ll be sharing our progress along the way with you! You can see all of the photos from our current space and the new with #sugarandclothstudio!
photos by Jared Smith
I apologize in advance if any of the photos from our trip to Marfa, Texas a few weeks ago with Malibu happen to blow your mind. It’s still crazy to me that Texas can look like twelve different states in one, but I guess they didn’t come up with the “everything is bigger in Texas” slogan for nothing!
I’m also still getting used to the idea that I happen to be dating up with Jared by having a built in photographer with me at all times to document everything we do, and I don’t hate it except for the times when I remember I have an ever-growing list of black mail photos, too. Our trip ended up being literally double the fun because Jared’s twin, Jake, came along with us. And yes, I did try and ask them to some kind of cool twin ESP thing at least five times on the ten hour trek there and back…
We’re off to Marfa, Texas for a quick few days away from all of the busyness and I’m super excited about it. We had been planning this trip for a while as part of Malibu’s best summer ever campaign, and it ended up falling at the perfect time for a much needed break. They wanted to know what I’d love to mark off my summer bucket list, and because my schedule tends to stay so chaotic all of the time, the best thing I could wish for was a place far away from everything, so Marfa, Texas it was!
I picked out two really awesome places to stay (El Cosmico and a stunning Airbnb) and a few fun things to get into here and there, so be sure to follow along on our trip on Instagram. In the meantime, I have some cool things to share with you this week so stay tuned!
image from El Cosmico, our trip is in collaboration with Malibu
After letting my local posts dwindle down over a year ago and then getting three email requests from readers of places to go in Houston, I’ve decided it’s due time to bring them back. Mostly I’m doing this as a good excuse to go shopping and out to eat, but also as an act of kindness to those who dare to read my two page email replies (super sorry about that!).
First up, Saint Cloud. No worries for those of you who can’t experience their punched metal gold awning and honeycomb lighting that dreams are made of, because they also have an online shop here. For the locals that are familiar, Saint Cloud is in Rice Village, just across from your second must-stop (and soon to be feature), Cloud 10 ice cream…