Monday, January 27, 2014

Mead made from Bees & another event success

As this new chapter in my life begins I am trying to increase my workload & make more of a name for myself locally. Event planning & decorating is something that I absolutely adore doing. Last fall's farm to table event was such a success not to mention a fun experience, so our little dream team has decided to take on more private events this year. Which ultimately gives me the opportunity to see how many odd places I can hang my chandelier, to arrange gorgeous flowers and feel like Martha, and to be a part of the Marin food scene.  This weekend was our first event of the year and it was stunning. It was beautiful and unseasonably warm here in West Marin, which made an event thrown at the meadery an extra special backdrop for delicious locally grown food. My gal Elizabeth & I worked together to create the perfect setting to host a private birthday celebration on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Here is a little look as to what our celebration looked like.

Sparkling mead, crab, rustic cheese platters & charming was a sight to be seen. I wish I was sitting at this table to feast. Instead I was trying to recover from staying up til 2 a.m. (with the help of my mama) the night before arranging flowers (shhhhh).

I hope if any of you live in the area or ever visit, you take the opportunity to experience a food and farm tour or delve into the local food culture. Until then, I will keep posting about our events for a little Monday morning eye candy.

Have a great week, be kind to one another.


  1. perfect blog! can you follow me? thanks !

    instagram: goodbyemylover

  2. Best wishes on this new chapter of your life. I'm sure you will be amazing!

  3. Oh my gosh, talking about eye candy, so pretty. Yellow is my favorite color . . . beautiful. Lots of talent there Courtney. Hope all is going better for you :O)

  4. Absolutely beautiful work! You have many talents. Good luck with your new ventures.

  5. Oh my goodness. Everything is breathtaking! A friend and I are organizing and decorating a fundraiser soon, and this post gave me some fabulous ideas. Lovely!
    CoverGirl + Converse

  6. everything look amazing! we should all do what we love - and i think this might be it for you!

    also, cute top!!

  7. Best wishes on your new chapter new life adventure :)

  8. OH MY WORD!! pllllllllllease come to Canada and live next door to me. THIS.IS.AMAZING!! I apologize for not getting on here lately - Instagram has become my new blog, but seriously girl you need open TOP KNOT out there ;) xoxo

  9. Hi Courtney! I've been following you since your Baltimore home feature on YHL. I too am obsessed with good food and drink, art, decor, fashion and design. I love your aesthetic and really admire where you've taken your career with your blog.

    I live in the Bay Area in a 1970's penthouse in Oakland (I emailed you for advice about moving cross country) and am having so much fun decorating it from scratch. As a side project, I'm working to grow a small Etsy venture selling handmade pillows & decor:

    I too work in the events industry, managing events for a company with four venues in SF. I'd love to collaborate on an event if you're open to it. My comment is officially long winded, but if you would ever be interested in grabbing a coffee to talk shop, shoot me an email!

  10. Hey Courtney, I haven't visited you in a while but thought of you tonight and popped on over. I'm so sorry to hear about your marriage. I noticed you haven't posted in a few weeks and just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you. I hope you're able to find some peace and comfort during this difficult time.


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