Pierre Bonnard, Garden, ca. 1935, Oil on canvas
I am done with Winter. Turning my calendar to March, while there’s still snow on the ground ? No thank you.
Spring fever has me itching to throw open my apartment windows, and let the fresh air in—to escape the frigid Wisconsin weather, and bleak grey scenery, and take a walk through Bonnard’s colorful Garden. For now, I’ll have to make-do with fresh flowers and Rifle Paper Co.’s beautiful blooms. When Spring finally decides to roll around, I’ll be checking these warm weather cravings off my to-do list:
- A visit to my favorite annual event at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Art in Bloom, a tribute to art and flowers, March 27th to 30th.
- Smitten Kitchen’s Spring Panzanella, a delicious twist on classic panzanella (and who doesn’t love bread salad?)
- An afternoon at Estebrook Beer Garden with the husband, and run around the neighboring dog park with Auggie Doggie (who is bouncing off the walls this Winter).
The Opera, Paris, early 1930s
Gouache on paper
I am marrying a beyond wonderful guy this August, and it’s finally starting to sink in that the big day is approaching. The past year has been pretty crazy with wedding planning, and I’ve found it’s nice to have one inspiring image to go back to, in making sure the entire look and feeling of our day comes together. From the start, I immediately choose Dufy’s The Opera, Paris as inspiration for our color palette, a painting which I fell in love with while working as a curatorial intern at The Phillips Collection in D.C.
Lovely place cards from an Equestrian affair found on Grey Likes Weddings / Floral Wreath Notepad by Rifle Paper Co., perfect for table numbers / Grey suit with black tie from an Oregon Wedding, photo by Daniel Usenko via Style Me Pretty / Pretty in Peach bouquet, photo by Elizabeth Messina spotted on Style Me Pretty / Banner and Branches invite by Alethea and Ruth, available on Minted / beautiful arrangement perfect for our garden ceremony by Poppies and Posies / Cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop, photography by jacshoot, spotted on Style Me Pretty / Signature Cocktails with quotable drink stirrers via Martha Stewart Weddings / DIY chalkboard sign by Anna via Ruffled