Less than two years ago I found a stash of my old crepe paper and decided to dust off an old hobby. I quickly discovered that in the years that had passed, a whole new world had opened up. I found an article listing amazing artists creating magic out of crepe. I wanted to do what they were doing. I wanted to be like them!
I'm so flattered to be included in another Richmond-area holiday gift guide. This one is loaded with great finds from local makers, including many that may sound familiar if you read my post from earlier this week. (Great minds think alike!)
In June I was invited to be featured in an upcoming issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Discover Richmond Magazine. I honestly hadn't read too much into it more than that before I agreed—of course! How flattering?!
In the weeks that followed I responded to their interview, sent some photos, and that was that. It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that I realized I was part of a list of 22 people named Richmond's "Cool and Connected," featured in the 2018 Annual Guide to Richmond. Talk about cool!
This week, the Autumn issue of the University of Richmond Magazine arrives in mailboxes with my face on the cover. Obviously, I'm thrilled. But my feelings run much deeper than that. I tried to sum up my gratitude and realized I couldn't do so without sharing a little story. So what better time than now.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of chatting with the creative force behind Richmond's newest lifestyle blog, RVA Living. She asked me some great questions about how I manage my multiple businesses, where I look for inspiration, and if I could name my favorite flower—so hard!
A few weeks ago I had a lovely chat with an editor at Richmond Magazine who was nice enough to write a little blurb about Paper Rose in the current issue of Richmond Bride. Issues are available with Richmond Magazine subscriptions or on newsstands now!
Amidst their big announcement (a women's collection!—oh?) Ledbury made my day by including Paper Rose in their Mother's Day gift guide this morning. Better yet, I'm listed right along with my BFF's, House of Floralie. That's some excellent company if I do say so!
I'm extremely honored to be included in The Knot's DC, Maryland & Virginia's Spring/Summer 2017 issue. You can check out the entire issue online here, and look for the piece about Paper Rose under the Local Lowdown on page 204! Not bad for my first official piece of press!