June 11, 2010

Happy Friday + A Fabulous Week in Review

Thank goodness it's Friday because I'm exhausted -- but in the best possible way! This has been one of those weeks where I've hardly had a moment to pause or breath. So, if you'll indulge me for a moment, I'd love to share as I met some pretty amazing people in the last few days...
Last Saturday the fantastic team at Pottery Barn invited me to a private event with the one and only Nathan Turner, legendary tastemaker to the stars! He showed us how to make beautiful tabletops for weddings and entertaining using Pottery Barn's great selection of vases, vessels, and more. Of course he was nothing but delightful and we had a blast! Miss Alaina was also there, which always makes an event that much more fun :) On Monday, she and I are partnering with Pottery Barn for a fantastic giveaway, so stay tuned for your chance to win!
Nathan Turner on Saturday? How could it get better than that? But wait, it does. I met Nate Berkus on Wednesday! Jess scored hard-to-get-your-hands-on tickets to a show test taping at Harpo Studios here in Chicago and invited Alaina and I to go! As you all know The Nate Berkus Show premieres in the fall and the design world has gone crazy with anticipation. To top it off, we somehow got hand picked to sit in the front row. Yes, that means we got to chit chat with the personable and cute Nate during takes and shake his hand a gazillion times as they kept retaping his entrance and exist from the stage. Pure bliss! Delicious Mexican food and margaritas followed with the girls :)
Then, this coming Sunday a day I've been waiting for a long time is finally here. You may remember me saying I was preparing my home for a photo shoot. Well, it's finally happening! I'm so excited I can't hardly wait! Of course I still feel like I could teak a few things, but in the world of decorating, that is a never ending process. A home is never finished in my book. I won't be able to show the pictures right away because Emily, the photographer, and I have a few ideas of what we'll be doing with them first, but I thought I'd keep you all in the loop for now!

And lastly my loves, this is just a small glimpse of what my whirlwind summer is going to be. You see, I actually have some pretty big news to share, in fact so exciting for me I'm practically bursting at the seams with desire to tell all of you. But I have to wait just a little longer before I'm able to reveal. But what I can say is you'll be the first to know!

Sending lots of love your way...

xo, Crystal

22 comments:

Natasha said...

Crystal,
These images are so wonderful, I just L.O.V.E the first one... how beautifully photographed as well!

Now, do tell, what's the big news????

Northern Light

sylvie @ silver lining said...

hooray for a magical week! the nake berkus show will be a feast for the eyes...i cannot wait :)

thrilled to hear your news, miss crystal! you're destined for greatness, i can feel it!

happy weekend.

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Laura Trevey said...

Beautiful...
Have a wonderful weekend ~~
xoxo Laura

mise said...

I'm eagerly awaiting the home photos and your big news - I hope it won't be long! Meanwhile, sit down and let me buy you a celebratory Martini.

Nikki said...

Beautiful arrangments! I love that last one. I've made the Martha's nest for a baby shower a few times. Always a great conversation piece!

Miz.November said...

Hey girl. Looks like you have a lot going on. I'm excited to hear what you're going to be up to next.
Happy weekend and good luck with the photo shoot.
*lovely flowers, btw.

Jane Flanagan said...

Exciting times! Hope you're enjoying every moment and have a wonderful weekend!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

you definitely has a great time!! happy for you!!

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

crystal, i'm so excited for you and this big news that's coming our way! you've got a bright future missy. i totally feel you with the nathan turner / nate berkus rencontres — i met jonathan adler yesterday and i was totally starstruck! i can't wait to see your photos and hear about your new project — go celebrate and have a fantastic weekend!

Jen said...

That flower holder in the 3rd picture is such a great idea!! What a great DIY project that you'd probably be able to make from wreath material! Hmmmm... might have to tackle this this weekend ;-)

Blair said...

Wow---what an amazing week you have had!! So jealous and of course so excited for you;) DYING here your news. Have a fabulous weekend and hope you get some time to relax! xx

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

Can't wait to hear your big news, see the photos of your place...and to watch Nate's show when it comes out! How exciting. Have a good weekend!

Concrete Jungle said...

Now isn't that a fun way to get ready for the weekend...great pics!

Kathysue said...

Crystal I would say you had a VERY GOOD week. How fun to meet Nate that would be enough and then to go to Pottery Barns special event, You must be floating!! Happy weekend,Kathysue

Andrea said...

It all sounds very exciting! These pictures are beautiful and fille with tons of inspiration!

Sarah Klassen said...

Okay, this is all so exciting!

Crystal, these are such great opportunities, I'm so so happy for you... and cannot wait to find out this big news :) I can only imagine and am dying to know.

Hope you're having a splendid weekend, my friend,

xoxo

Sarah Klassen said...

p.s Did I mention that I love your new "about me" section? :)

Aron said...

The light in light in those photos is really lovely, not to mention the subjects.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

sounds like such a fun weekend! Can't wait to hear your news!! <3

unique unique design said...

Just found your blog. Love the flowers...especially the last 2. Sounds like an exciting week for you.
marcie

La Boheme said...

Oh I'm so happy for you! What a great and exciting week! I wish you many more like that in the future! xoxo

carrie leber said...

love the nest vase - very clever!

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