manifesto - lululemon style

a few weeks ago, my dear friend (and amazing, inspiring, ridiculously hilarious woman) leigh trombley invited me to come in to the brand (spanking) new lululemon on newbury street (of which she is the inaugural manager) in boston to paint an excerpt from the lululemon manifesto in their back room.

i have to say, so much of this manifesto speaks to me personally; i've preached it to friends, i've shared it through my yoga classes, and i'm living it by following my passions. here are a few photos of the finished product.

thank you so much, leigh, for having me in your new home. and thank you to the phenomenal team at the newbury street lululemon, for welcoming me in, and inspiring me with your goals, your visions, and your follow-through!

gilt city chalkboard event calligraphy

last week i had the distinct pleasure to get my hands covered in chalk.  a dear friend of mine called and said that a client of hers was in need of a calligrapher to cover the walls of the bristol in bucktown with chalk renderings of gilt city chicago's mission statement, menu for the evening and various other embellishments for their vendor appreciation event.  of course i jumped up and down and twirled around and said yes yes yes.

it took all of 5 1/2 hours to complete the restaurant's transformation, during which time i cranked adele and pearl and the beard and vampire weekend over the bar's loudspeaker system.  it was so much fun.  and instead of taking mediocre pictures myself, i enlisted the help of a very talented photographer friend of mine, lauryn krause, to capture the end result.

i would love to do more events like this - i could seriously not have been happier with how the whole day turned out.  and the next; on thursday i went back, erased the gilt city mission statement, and rewrote the bar's menu on the chalkboard walls... all the while wishing i could order a moscow mule to drink while i worked.