Desert Rose – these beauties are not all roses nor do they all grow in the desert… However, if you want unique blooms to accent your desert dream day, look no further than the following hardy plants and romantic petals. Dreamy sunset colors paired with a cactus-like quality. Truly gorgeous.



made for marfa

February 27th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Style - (5 Comments)

I have to be honest here. This is going to come as a shock but I have NEVER been to Marfa. It’s a hole in my Texas Travel education and honestly my heart aches a little every time I think about it. I’m going. This year. I’m an artist and a Texan through and through (we’re quite proud). I envision Marfa as the perfect place to soak up true wonderful artful peace (almost like Santa Fe) in a beautiful Texas setting under the stars – I was made to go to Marfa. And I haven’t been. Shameful. That said, in the spirit of Marfa week I’m filling you in on my ideal Marfa vacay. Lucky for me almost every friend I have HAS been there so I feel like I’ve got a pretty good handle on the scoop but always open for suggestions!

See the info after the jump. Marfa 2012. You heard it here first. 

images via punambeanpurple diary (yes, that’s Pamela Love in the photo), blue eye brown eye


it’s a big day around here

February 26th, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Beauty - (1 Comments)

Pinch us please!!?? We are beside ourselves friends (myself by default) – TOMORROW MORNING – Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2012 hits the stands and three of the Hello Love crew (Alicia, Natalie and Chelsea) are all part of a six page spread featuring a beautiful wedding in Marfa, Texas! We are thrilled thrilled thrilled and want to celebrate with you! So this week, the technical “launch” of this new blog we are also so excited to be a part of will be all about Marfa — what to do, where to stay and oh of course, THE WEDDING, the photos, the flowers, the paper, the bride, the fun!


foiled again

February 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (1 Comments)

Invitation by Lilia DeGregory // Photo by Sean Flanigan

One of my favorite printing processes is the art of foil stamping. It adds a metallic shine and additional wow factor that’s hard to get with ink. Foil stamping uses pressure from a die or carved metal plate, thin foil sheets and heat to bond the foil to paper. It comes in a variety of colors from gold to bright turquoise and glossy to matte. Look what this process can do!

Calligraphy + Photography by Plurabelle Calligraphy // Invitation design by the bride, Kate Allen

by the lovely Marian Bantjes and The Morbid Fashion

via Dig by Rose

the ever inspiring Kate Spade via felt and wire


main squeeze

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Flower - (1 Comments)

Winter is citrus season! So, why not add a few of these juicy beauties into your creations!

Photo Credits:
Little Flower School, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Wedding ChicksSaipuabows and arrows and Ruffled

under the sea (pool)

February 21st, 2012 | Posted by Hello Love in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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