Friday, June 26, 2009

Cool Finds : Fremont Diner

If you ever find yourself driving through Sonoma make sure you stop at the Fremont Diner. (2698 Fremont Drive). What use to be the old "Babes" is now a new hip burger & shake establishment that got it all right. From the vintage candy selection down to the chef side bar seating every last detail is obviously well thought out. This place doesn't just have the look down...the food was delicious. Of course my favorite was the chocolate shake I had a "sip" of...but the made to order ice cream sandwich with either chocolate or vanilla ice cream didn't suck either! They do offer real food as well, breakfast treats from griddle cakes to wild shrimp & grits as well as many choices for lunch; including the fremont burger, daily seasonal salad, or one of my favs macaroni & cheese! Their moto is "farm direct" so everything is seasonal, local & fresh.

I would even make the hour trek drive out there to show the place off to an out-of-towner; it's that cute! But don't just take our word for it...

Monday, June 15, 2009

InStyle - Non Tradional Invites

Our beloved invitation for Jackie & Joby was published in InStyle's invitation story about non traditional invitations. Black and white invite? Ho Hum they say. We have to agree that Jackie & Joby's wedding was far from traditional. Based on a concept of "Beatles Go To India" we were able to combine traditional India motifs with the color palette & iconic imagery of the era of the Beatles. The couple adore the Beatles & planned their honeymoon in India.

We loved the freedom we had to create such a unique invitation. There were belly bands with clouds on them, brightly colored envelopes and even ex libris cards that encouraged guests to bring a book as a gift to expand the couples ever growing collection.

Some amazing industry folks were involved that we love working with! Alison Events helped pull everything together and make sure that all the details were nailed down; Nicole Sillapere designed the wedding to make sure the couples dream became a reality and A Jesse Leake captured all of this amazing work and important event on film.

(photos by Jesse Leake)