As you can tell from our Tinsel and Timber mood boards, we are excited about our Alt Summit event tomorrow. The folks over at Joss and Main are throwing a "Clue"-themed party tonight, and we can't wait to show off our color coordinated outfits!
Not only is "Clue" my favorite board game, but it is such a fun theme for a party. It works well for almost any celebration, as most people get their costume wheels turning instantly. If you couldn't make a cameo at Alt Summit SLC this year, why not play along at home with some decor and wardrobe inspiration?
Here, we're cluing you in on some colorful inspirations:
Mrs. Scarlet & Mrs. Peacock
Diane von Furstenberg dress via Far Fetch
Earrings via Mae Jean Vintage
Red lacquer table via gatherlove.tumblr.com
Feather print skirt via flannels
Our Workshop peacock measuring spoons
Professor Plum & Colonel Mustard
Mustard skater dress by chic nova
Fendi scarf via Pret a Beaute
Home photo by James Geer
Mrs. White & Mr. Green
Marais side chair via Industry West
Jil Sander Purse
White table inspiration from Ikea
Anthropologie Staghorn steak knives
Rope display via houseandhome.com
Weaponswood candle sticks via Anthropologie
Wrench lamp via California rediscover
Red river poster by Jason Munn
Alt Summit: Inspired By "Clue"
When the New Year comes around it is easy to start looking back at the year you had and ahead to the year you would LIKE to have. Here at MCDC we gave the new year a tag line..."2013...it's ALL happening”.
While 2012 was “...making it happen” this year we are excited to keep up with all the hard work that was put into making the year a success! We wanted to share with all of you out top five New Year Resolutions for making your 2013 the best year yet!
Resolution #1: Keeping it Organized
Are you trying to run a small business, household, or simply managing to keep up with yourself? We found that lists are the BEST way to manage your time. Lists totally help us to keep track of all that the week ahead holds. Plus it allows us to let go of the stress that all those appointments and orders can have on the mind. By writing it all out we are able to make space in our brains for more creative thoughts!
We recommend finding the system that works best for you. Is it a calendar or note pad? Here are a few good ones:
Since we are floral designers it isn’t a surprise we adore Rifle Paper Co. new 2013 line of note pads and calendars. SO PRETTY! We are excited to start using ours!
Images via Rifle Paper Co.
Resolution #2: Keeping Fit
Image via Pinterest
Are you a yogi? A runner? Hiker? A gym enthusiast? Whatever it is you do to keep your body healthy we have a few ideas on how to KEEP it up in the new year!
Try a NEW class at the gym. Whenever we are feeling like just sitting at the desk and cranking out more work instead of going to the gym we try to add in something “new” to our routine. Maybe its trying the rock n’ roll ballet class or aerobic kick boxing...whatever it takes to make it more exciting! Sometime shaking it up does the trick.
Resolution #3: Keeping Inspired
Being both creative and business minded can be a blessing. It can also be very, very difficult. Sometimes when we want to create we are tired from handling all the business stuff (and vice versa). There are some tried and true tricks to get ourselves excited and inspired to get creative!
Check out what others are up to on your favorite blogs. Here are few of our...what are yours?
- Design Love Fest
- Oh Joy!
- The Palette (Obviously!)
- Mrs. Lilien
- The Chalkboard Mag
- LA in Bloom
- The Local Rose
Resolution #4: Keeping it Yummy + Good for you!
Clockwise from top: Edible Selby; In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart; The Food52 Cookbook, Vol. 2; I Am Grateful, all via Amazon.com
Cooking can be a wonderful way to meditate and keep your body running in tip top shape. Here are a few of our favorite “good for you” cookbooks. You are bound to find plenty of healthy plates in these cookbooks!
Resolution #5: Keeping it Light
This resolution is often the hardest one to keep in this busy world we live in. Keeping it light mean not taking yourself too seriously. Being able to shrug off the things that are out of our control and go on with a positive outlook.
A few ways we Moon Canyon Ladies do that is with music, making time for friends and looking up at the stars. Look up when you feel down. Sing when you feel like you don’t have the right words to say. And lean on your buddies when you need to.
We hope you all have a wonderful New Year and hope its ALL HAPPENING for you in 2013!!
xo amy + kristen
New Years Resolutions: Top 5
I went to my local thrift store and picked up some simple champagne flutes. I’ve been brainstorming how I can make them fabulous for the New Year. There are a million glitter DIY ideas, but none really wowed me. So while perusing some of my favorite fashion sites I found my inspiration!
Image via Chanel.com
I’ve been obsessing over these shoes for quite some time. I might not be able to have them in my closet, but I can try to bring some of the Chanel class to my Party!
All you need is a glue gun (or E6000 which is what I used in this tutorial), a champagne flute and quartz crystals.
Start by applying a small amount of the adhesive at the base of the glass.
Start placing the crystals around the base. Working in a small area will help because the glue takes a little bit of time to set. To help prop up the ones that are standing up, frame it with crystals that are laying on their side.
Use a cotton swab soaked in nail polish remover to clean up any excess adhesive.
And you're done! Cheers!
DIY: New Year’s Eve in Style
I closed my laptop and stared at the table in front of me. With just a few coasters on the corner next to a half-burned candle, I was surprised that this was my coffee table. I had just shared with you all my uncanny power to read coffee tables, yet I seemed to have overlooked my own. I know that I only moved into the apartment a few months ago, and that it’s still a work in progress, but... really?
Am I that boring? My guests must think I am! My saving grace is that my coffee table itself is amazing - a beautiful vintage steam trunk. The coasters are saving the trunk from water stains, and the trunk is saving me from losing cool points!
So I stocked up my Amazon cart with some beautiful coffee table books. Here’s what I have so far:
In order from top to bottom, and left to right:
Stylists; Grace, A Memoir; Carine Roitfeld, Irreverent; Vanity Fair Portraits; Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty; Mastermind: Art Direction, Fashion Styling, Visionary Photography
Coffee Table Fashion
Coming in almost every color under the sun, flowers really brighten our day. Don’t be scared to go bold when choosing flowers for your next centerpiece. Take a look at some of these great bold yet beautiful combinations we found.
Bold and Bright