Dear September

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Dear September, You are my favorite. I can’t explain it, but I just get happier once I know school is in and fall is near. When I used to be in school, I would be filled with this excited energy all of August, really all of summer, because I knew school would be coming soon. I used…

Spritz Break

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Dear Friend, If ever there was a summer cocktail this is it. Does that not scream summer!? Let me tell you it’s perfect and it’s perfectly easy to make. It’s simply three parts prosecco, two parts Aperol, and one part soda. Summertime simplicity at its finest. Thanks to Victoria Smith, the lovely people at Aperol,…

Dear August

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Dear August, It’s finally summer here in San Francisco! I cannot believe how long it took, but now that it’s here I am wasting no time in jumping right in. To start the month off we celebrated a soon-to-be married couple with a backyard pool party, lots of wine, and close friends. Then we made…

The One

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Dear Friend, I found it! I found the one! I found my dress! I started dress shopping back in May right before our engagement party. My mom came to town early and we spent two days in three incredible appointments at beautiful boutiques around the city. There were dresses and tears and high tea – all…

Dear July

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Dear July, Where is the year going!? It’s as though the more good things unfold and the more fun I have, the faster the days whip by. So far this year every great thing has happened. Maybe I’m wearing rose-colored glasses because of the engagement (diamond colored glasses?), but things are just lovely. Despite my down…

Lazy

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{image} Dear Friend, Sometimes I am the laziest person I know. I don’t know what it is, but all of a sudden I become tired and overwhelmed by the smallest thing and I just stop. I stop doing things that normally fill me up and bring me joy. Everything feels like a chore. This is what…

The Stockmarket

The Stockmarket | lovely letters

Dear Friend, The Stockmarket was beyond words. I had the best time prepping, setting up, meeting the other vendors, chatting with the patrons, selling my calligraphy, and basically sweating my face off all day. It couldn’t have been better. The things though that put the day over the top for me were the friends. My…

Too Excited

Too Excited | lovely letters

Dear Friend, I read an article the other day entitled “Are We Addicted to Stress?” I thought to myself, “what a ridiculous notion. No one would willingly allow themselves to be stressed.” I have this concept that stress is a reaction to sticky situations. That when hard or bad things happen then stress appears. Cause…