Mark your calendars for December 12th. I’m hosting a Holiday Market at The Hannah House with my good friend Melanie Abrantes. The Market will showcase a curated collection of local businesses ranging from ceramics and home goods to jewelry and body products. Come shop for holiday gifts, grab some fresh flowers, and enjoy a glass of wine!
Make sure to RSVP on our Facebook page — hope to see you there.
December 12th, 10am – 6pm
3414 Hannah Street Oakland Calif, 94608
Drinks with Ordinaire Wine
Flowers by Tango and Foxtrot
Melanie Abrantes Designs
The Greater Goods
Last Fall, I was introduced to Bridge & Burn for the first time. I fell in love with a crewneck sweatshirt that dreams are made ( shown here, because it’s truly an absolute favorite of mine ) Since then, I’ve followed the brand carefully and have grown to love their distinct Northwest look.
The new Fall pieces are in some really fun patterns – the black and white stripes shown below being one of my favorites. I paired the matching blouse and trousers together for a playful head-to-toe vibe. What I loved about this set so much ( aside from the pattern ) is that the fit was really refined but I was also incredibly comfortable and relaxed. What a great combo! I have to give a shout out to their beanie selection as I’m a huge sucker for knitwear. You can see all of the new women’s styles here & some mix and match ideas on their blog.
What I Wore –
Wool Watch Cap / Stripe Trousers / Stripe Blouse / Polka Dot Scarf
Photos by Ashley Batz
Did you see our collaboration last fall?
My first visit to the Louise Gray website was filled with pure joy. Not only do they make a gorgeous product but their overall design aesthetic and photography is spot on. It’s near impossible for me to not fall in love with a brand that values their visuals as much as their product. LG reinterprets the art of quilting with a discerning eye. Blurring the lines between form and function, their throws are equally at home draped on a sofa or hung on your wall.
Their modern design feels right at home in The Hannah House. As of right now, it’s keeping us company on cooler nights but I have considered getting their new Quilt Hanger and displaying it as art. Our walls are so bare and would welcome the bold shapes and colors. There is also talk of graphic prints, which I’d be ALL over. I can’t wait to see their future designs and watch them expand! No doubt it will beautiful.
I can’t help but make these round-ups revolve around a harmonious color palette – it feels so much more rhythmic when everything matches, doesn’t it? Tina Marie’s ceramics inspired this palette – her color combos are poetic!
01. Tina Marie Vase 02. OMG keychain 03. Illustration 04. Decorative Shaped Bookends 05. Colorful Matches 06. On Booze Book 07. Splattered Chocolate
Yay ~ it’s officially summer ( …as I sit in my office wearing a hoodie and scarf, ha ) This little collage was inspired by one of my favorite beauty brands, Herbivore Botanicals. Earlier this year, I tried my first HB product, the Orchid Facial Oil and was instantly hooked. Between the Jasmine in this oil and the bushes I have growing in my backyard, I’m surrounded by the scent. It leaves me feeling calm and happy. A few other products I’d recommend: The sea mist hair spray if you’re into coconuts, the rose lip butter as the days get hotter and dryer, or the coco rose body polish for an extra indulgent shower. All this to say, if you’re looking for an all natural beauty product, you should give them a try.
The imagery for the collage was pulled from a couple of places: The Herbivore Botanical Instagram, as well as my own Pinterest boards. Remember my “so long summer” collage? Why is it so much fun to chop things up and paste them back together?
A quick update ~
It’s been a while since I’ve posted huh? I have some fun ideas planned for this summer so I’ll be getting back to my regular schedule soon ~ i’ve missed it! Did y’all do anything fun for the solstice? I spent another long weekend working on The Hannah House and then rewarded myself with a morning off in Calistoga. I drove up to Indian Springs listening to my favorite jams the whole way ( …in our new car!! If you know me well, you know I’ve been carless for 2 years. It feels soooooo good to be more mobile again ~ sorry bike ) I’ll admit, wine country is still one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. The hills, vines, sun, winding roads – it was just what I needed. I hope to go there more this year. It’s an hour away! It would be stupid of me not to. Cheers to a new week and to more summer inspired blog posts!
We celebrated the new studio this week with our first shoot! I’m so excited to announce that the space is now open for photoshoots, small events, and workshops! With that being said, you should check out the new studio page here at emmadime.com
Note: I am considering turning the top level of the house into a shared creative office, but I wanted to get feedback from the community first. If this is something that any of you would be interested in being apart of, please let me know. I’m really excited about getting people in here to create, collaborate, and most importantly, have fun!
+ What I’m wearing: JCrew slingback sandals / Elizabeth Suzanne harper tunic / Koral white denim
Wow! It has been so long since my last post, and for that – I am truly sorry! The first half of this year has been a whirlwind. Between launching Hands-On, exploring Europe for 3 weeks and moving into a new house, I am spent. The upside is, I now have tons of fun updates that I’ll be showering you with over the next week or so. So stay tuned! For now, I have a colorful Spring Round-up!
001. Etudes Studio Hat / 002. Weekday Palm Sweatshirt / 003. Large Mansur Gavriel Wallet /
004. Contour Key Ring / 005. Spitfire Sunglasses / 006. Everlane Street Shoe
Over the past three months, Chelsea Fullerton Jones ( of Go Forth Creative ) and I have been working our tails off to create something big and beautiful for small business owners.
It’s called Hands-On and is being specifically built for the passionate and innovative. That’s you, I’m sure of it! It’s an online course unlike any other – chock-full of case studies, video lessons, templates and loads more – all the things you need to create and manage a successful brand.
With our combined knowledge of running prosperous design businesses, we’re ready to share our successes and failures, through a visually rich online environment that’s completely unique to any other course. Be prepared for Hands-On to delight you in ways you didn’t think learning could.
Until our full-launch date arrives, head over to handsoneveryday.com to join our mailing list and be the first to know when the course outline and start date are released. For those of you that are curious about how a visual identity comes to life, we’ll also be sharing an inside look at our Hands-On design process. We can hardly contain our *excitement* for this new venture! We are thrilled at the thought of helping you and your business!
+ Sign up for our mailing list – handsoneveryday.com
+ Follow us on instagram – @handsoneveryday
+ Learn more about how Chelsea and I met on her blog
…Introducing my new weakness, jewelry ~ aka: hardware! I took a break from wearing jewelry for a LONG while and the streak is finally over! ( In college, I would wear like 15 horrible pieces all at one time. It was bad, really bad ) As I re-embrace my inner hardware loving self, I thought I would share some of my favorite recent finds with you guys! Enjoy +
01. Slice Bangle from Crown Nine 02. Thick ring from Madewell 03. Standing Arch Ring from Fresh Tangerine 04. Thanks Collar by In God We Trust 05. Coops Earrings 06. Say Hi Earrings by Casa Malaspina 07. Kuna Set by BagTazo 08. Diamond Cuff Bracelet by Torch Light 09. U-Key Ring by Carl Aubock
Today, I helped the San Francisco based company, Taylor Stitch, launch their new Blair Sweatshirt – a top I’ll most likely be wearing every other day now! It’s the “perfect piece to reach for when you want to dial up the comfort but not look like you’ve thrown in the towel. This sweatshirt checks all the boxes — it’s incredibly soft and easy to toss on, while a fitted silhouette and flattering raglan sleeve keep things looking stylish, not sloppy. Constructed from lightweight french terry, it’s the perfect layer to take you from morning errands to evening sunset strolls.”
~ Stay tuned, as I’m also helping launch an amazing light-weight chambray soon!
~ Photos by Mike Armenta, the Creative Director at Taylor Stitch
I attended West Coast Craft this weekend, a craft and design show featuring carefully selected designers, artists, and craftspeople inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle! Needless to say, it was incredible ( …and there were so many lovely ladies there!! ) I discovered new brands that I’m really excited about and was reconnected with old-familiars. Overall, the show heightened my awareness of how much creativity is truly out there and got me amped to invest in a few more pieces for holiday gifts! In the spirit of supportive-consumption, I thought I would share some items I have my eye one. Enjoy.
01. Archer Card | 02. Tea Towel | 03. Dot Tray | 04. Rosewood Vase | 05. East West Tote | 06. Ginny Sims Tumbler | 07. Spiral Notebook | 08. Palo Santo Incense Bundle | 09. Boat Card
01. Merrily Card | 02. Atelier Dion Mugs | 03. Herbivore Coconut Bath Soak | 04. Leah Ball Marbled Mug | 05. Velo Card | 06. Fuzzco Pocket Art Director
How is it October already? Every single month has come and gone with such haste this year! Autumn is here, pumpkins are everywhere, and we’re already talking about Thanksgiving plans! You can feel each morning getting cooler and cooler ( we’re actually still getting pretty warm weather here in Oakland but I did travel an hour north this weekend and it was freezing! ) Either way, cool days and nights are coming – that’s a fact.
With that being said, I’m excited to share a fall-inspired shoot that I recently put together for Bridge & Burn – a Portland based clothing company. Do you guys remember when the owner, Erik Prowell, was a gentle-man!? His clothes are clean, well crafted, and functional – the aesthetic is anchored in quiet confidence and make-it-your-own versatility. Bravo Erik! Keep up the good work.
After selecting some of our favorite pieces from the new Bridge & Burn Fall line – we made our way over to Ampersand SF – a flower shop that recently opened up in The Mission. Their turquoise door is such eye-candy, we couldn’t help ourselves! Emerson & Benjamin, the owners, are truly friendly. A few minutes around these two and all of their beautiful flowers and you’ll be smiling from ear to ear.
Check out Bridge & Burns –> Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Our second stop was this little spot called Billy Goat Hill – there were rumors of a rope swing that was calling our name! Sadly, someone had maliciously chopped the rope in half, leaving it too short for anyone to reach, so we just sat back and enjoyed the incredible view. One of my favorite things about San Francisco is how there are so many ways to take it in. As you move through the city, going up and down and around, you’re constantly seeing it from a different angle, height or speed. I feel like I never see the same thing twice! It’s magical.
Thanks, Bridge & Burn, for letting us run around the bay in your beautiful clothes!
What We Wore – Warbler Burgundy Coat | Lily Skirt | Juneau White Crewneck | Colter Navy Floral Dress | Bea Navy Floral Blouse
Photos by – Ashley Batz
My cute friend – Bri Scarff