Travel adventures, cultures, weddings, and family
Aaaahhhhhhhhh hello.... Hello, my people!! I’m so excited to be writing to you today! It’s been too long, and oh have I missed you all! Have you missed me? I sure hope you did! I’ve lost a few followers during this time out, but there are many of you who stayed with me. So many of you were so sweet to check in on me! Thank you so very much for sticking around! I wasn’t joking when I said I’m still trying to get a hang of social media feed and consistent posting habits. I don’t layout or plan my Instagram or my Facebook posts ahead of time (I'll try to get better!). I tend to do it authentically and as I go. And, my life is pretty simple. I also wasn’t joking when I posted once that I tend to fly away to tropical lands during the end or beginning of the year. During late December or January I tend to travel to escape the freezing cold or just the winter itself, only to return... rejuvenated and motivated! Excuse this summer girl, won’t you?
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When tradition meets romance, born is a wedding inspiration the likes of which dreams are made of. It’s bright, modern, and filled with a color palette so airy, it provides all the necessary feels. The mix of deep, warm and cool colors will make your heart sing, and the fine art film scans are so incredible, it will make you weak in the knees. This multicultural, South Asian wedding inspiration at the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland, was a total stunner in every aspect. Thoughtfully-curated details brought in culture, custom, and a whimsically modern element to the table. This editorial was also a solid proof that no matter the obstacle, set the right team behind a scene, have contingency plan in place, and on your big day, you will achieve your dream! It’s a love story of a multicultural, modern couple, who bonded over music and the arts. It's a perfect inspiration for the newly engaged couples and the bride-to-be who are in their wedding planning process and making that wedding planning checklist!
This fine art photography or film photography has stunning wedding photo ideas for your bridal pictures. If you or someone you know is in the market for wedding vendors, wedding decorations, wedding reception ideas, Indian wedding traditions, or even wedding invitations, this wedding inspiration will definitely come handy!
Deals, deals, deals...
Every year, for the last decade, I'd wake up Friday morning at sunrise and go Black Friday shopping. This year I decided to skip the malls and all the hustle of shopping that sadly started the day of Thanksgiving. Instead, I'm planning on scoring deals on Cyber Monday from the comfort of my home or my cell phone! I mostly shop for shoes, accessories, and clothes on sale, so I can stock up for the following year. I don't actually spend on new clothes as often anymore. I maintain my clothes pretty well and have items from over a decade ago that I still rotate throughout the year. Which is why whenever I shop, I look for items that are on sale or will last the test of time. With the holiday season upon us and a growing holiday shopping list, I've put together a list of items, retailers, and small businesses to support during this major shopping time.
A neutral color palette with a pop of red brown
The week of Thanksgiving is here! Are you ready for tomorrow? All the tablescape inspirations I've shared this month were prepared months in advance. Now that the Turkey Day is actually here, I'm realizing I've yet to prepare my own dinner table! So, if you've been super busy with shopping and prepping for the ultimate feast, and now scramming together last minute ideas for a simple dinner table decor, I've got you covered!
Autumn with a touch of gold
As I was writing my post for a Thanksgiving decor inspiration, I kept thinking about just how important it was to not lose sight of the true meaning. The holiday season has always been about breaking bread, sharing a meal, and enjoying your harvest goodies. But setting up a beautiful table and having a feast is just a small part of getting a family together. What's truly valuable are the relationships and the people with whom we share our table, our meals, and our space in this world.
Getting in the holiday spirit start by counting our blessings and searching for things we’re grateful for. Let's find a way to show gratitude to those we love and care for, which includes total strangers as well. Sometimes, it's easier to show generosity and empathy to people we know nothing about. Living in a world where Instagram worthy images show life as perfectly aligned, cropped, and edited, it can become all too easy to allow our beliefs and judgments to dictate how we perceive others.
Holiday Hosting and Styling Tips
With the holiday season here, I know many of you are already making travel arrangements and booking your calendars with family dinner, Friendsgiving brunches, or just celebrating the holiday spirit. This year I've got a few Thanksgiving table decor inspiration for your Turkey Day celebration! Seasonal cocktails, traditional dishes, and the turkey, make a classic Thanksgiving menu ideal for the holidays. However, if you really want to get creative and would like to create a fancy menu, most definitely do so! I wanted to leave the cooking part to your imagination, so that I could focus on creating an inspo, especially for you hosts out there. I believe hosts have a deep appreciation when it comes to applying a creative touch to a dinner-table design. I hope you find some inspiration from this post and the future posts, for your Thanksgiving decor.
Dark and Moody - Part III
Did you like the last two blog series? We went over a halloween table scape and setting a cheese platter for a cozy gathering, but now it's time to play a "movie!" Anyone who knows me knows of my dislike for scary movies. I refuse to pay to be scared or spooked! Paranormal activity was the last "real" scary movie I saw, and it had kept me up nights! Sadly, I slept with the lights on for two days straight. However, I do love science fiction with a tad bit of horror and suspense. So, with Stranger Things' second season releasing on Netflix the Halloween weekend, a scary movie night with friends and family sounds like a pretty fun idea! I decided to get my bar-cart ready for the night, and give my mantel an easy makeover for some spooky effect.
Dark and Moody Inspiration- Part II
With my dark and moody Halloween tablescape all set for the occasion, it was time to style the coffee table with some appetizers and holiday details. Want to skip the seated dinner plans entirely? No problem! Just order in and cuddle up by the fireplace for a cozy wine (or any drink of your choice) and cheese party with your girlfriends! I'm always ready for a cheese platter, whether it's an added bonus to dinner nights or just an indulgence in itself! It gets so tempting when you place me next to a well-curated cheese platter, because I just can't resist the urge to eat everything. I'd be all over a cheese cake trend for weddings and events! Soft Brie is my go-to cheese, so I always start with that on the list. Putting together this simple cheese platter was easy as pie! This is just to get you started on the idea as you add your own choices and textures to create a colorful and flavorful palette full of variety.
Halloween and Beyond - Part I
With ten more days left till Halloween and autumn season right upon us, I wanted to bring you a series of posts with darker hues and styled details that can help generate ideas and inspiration for your next event. Not all of us like to dress up in Halloween costumes every year. As much as I want to, I don’t always know how to get creative with costumes and Halloween makeup. I know some creatives who can do amazing beauty and gory art that I only wish I could manage! While some of my friends enjoy going out to parties or trick-or-treating with their kids, few of my friends prefer to have a good time with family and friends within the comfort of their own home. Whether you’re one to indulge in well orchestrated entertaining, a warm and cozy Halloween dinner party, or just a simple but scary movie night at your home theater, this inspiration series is for you.
Peach and Gray Wedding Inspiration Shoot
The last one year has been full of possibilities and living the creative life as a female entrepreneur, striving to put community over competition and making the small dream of an event planning company come to life. Every accomplishment is a step towards the bigger dream.
One of my most creative cravings, as a wedding planner and designer, is to pursue the opportunity to team up and network with other talented individuals. It offers the most creative freedom to plan, design, and style creative workshops and editorials that speak to our design and brand aesthetic. Nusfolio has been working on various styled-shoots and wedding editorial events, from conceptualizing an idea and curating a vendor team, to taking care of all logistics, planning, designing, and styling the editorial details all the way to execution. Some days, it's all about teaming up with other wedding vendors to offer day-of-coordination and assisting them in bringing a vision and every last detail to life.
Being a published wedding vendor is a significant accomplishment, and I'm thrilled to share that we have been featured on The Perfect Palette!
Please take a look at all the pretty in this publication. Thank you so much for visiting! Enjoy!