now, this may come as a total shock to some of you, but…i like retro stuff.
yes. i know. you never would have guessed. my glasses and logo would tip off only the super-stealthiest of sleuths.
but i do!
which is why i am dedicating this whole post to new/recent finds that make my heart go pitter-patter with glee.
1. dave and polly. they’re getting married in tiverton, ri in september, and i’m excited, because we’ve got the same sort of aesthetic sense, i think. (well, it’s a safe assumption based on their wedding website, and the fact that she wore a SUPER CUTE polka-dotted top to our meeting.) they also won major points with me for…well, that deserves a number 2.
2. the friendly toast-portsmouth, nh. polly and i were discussing where we should meet, and even though they’re in boston, she said, “we’re always up for a visit to the friendly toast!” i thought, hmmm, this must be some kinda place if they’re VOLUNTEERING to drive over an hour north just to experience its goodness. and lo. it IS. it is AWESOME. it’s…hard to describe, too. all the tables/chairs/decorations/dishes are 100% gen-yoo-wine mid-century americana relics. it’s magnificent. and the food is awesome, too. my new favourite is the “almond joy” pancakes (sans almonds, so…really, more “mounds” pancakes.) they’re giant, big-as-your-plate flapjacks with coconut and chocolate chips. mmmmmm. open 24 hours. go. you won’t regret it.
3. at ben and claire’s wedding brian and natalie introduced themselves. they’ve got a letterpress business down in boston called dick and jane letterpress (recently written up in, uh, some…local wedding mag…as the most affordable option around for letterpressed invites! they told me what publication it was, but i forgot, and google didn’t help.) anyway, they’re both super fun, hip people, and their site design is quirky, cool, and professional. so…if you’re looking for an invite solution, check ’em out. tell them i sent you. (also, natalie plays harp at weddings sometimes, so…you could possibly kill 2 birds with one stone here.)
4. moxie design studios. i don’t have any need of design services right now, but if i did…they’re the first place i’d head. i lovelovelove their work. (the kind of love where you just sorta…visit the site every day just because it’s so cute and inspiring.)
leave me links if you’ve got anything else you think i’d love!