Sunday, October 19, 2014

Natural Beauty

All images from here

I love event design and for many of my design projects I draw inspiration from the simple natural details rather than past events.  This is one of my inspiration mood boards I will show a bride that wants a really creative and romantic affair. Rooted with natural tones of creme, browns, and deep purple the event would be about texture, natures true beauty and effortless chic details. Vintage flatware, brown paper wrapped favors, and calligraphy on custom italian paper stock are the three details I would focus on.

If you are recently engaged and are looking for a venue with event design services email me at kat@devineranch.com

Monday, October 6, 2014

Carmel-by-the-Sea

 









Carmel-by-the-Sea is probably the quaintest and most romantic town in northern California. Walking the picturesque streets makes you feel as if you have been transported to a small European village. Restaurants and high end boutiques line the walkways down to the famous white sand beach. Here are my favorite spots:

2. Twigery  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Parisian Plaid

 
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While I may not be strolling through the streets of Paris... I am channeling my inner Parisian girl with this fun daytime look.  Mother Denim is officially my new go to jeans and I live in this cropped skinnies. I paired them with a fun Equipment top and the worlds most comfortable heels by Cole Haan for a day out in town. Plus my gorgeous new suede Prada bag and a fun Lack of Color Australia boater hat. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Great Kitchens


Cooking is one of my favorite pleasures in life. There is nothing more gratifying than trying a new recipe or cooking for friends and family. Part of being able to have adventures in your kitchen is to make sure that your kitchen itself is inspiring to you. These five kitchens are beautifully detailed, cozy, and welcoming.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Navy Stripes





Haute Bride designed this ring for me
Vintage Bag and Scarf

Friday, September 12, 2014

Distinctive Rustic Elegance











 Photos by Carlie Statsky


My family owns the most beautiful country estate called Devine Ranch and recently we all agreed it would be wonderful to share it with a select number of people each year for weddings and special events. A few of my favorite event industry creatives came together to help us capture the ranch's rustic yet elegant aesthetic and the results were a-ma-zing! With styling by the fabulous Esla Events, rentals from One True Love Vintage, florals by Fionna Floral, beauty by Skyla Arts, jewelry by Haute Bride, and paper goods by Aerialist Press every detail was just perfect. All captured by the uber-talented Carlie Statsky. Find more from the shoot on Style Me Pretty.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cornbread Muffins with Homemade Jam






Cornbread Muffins

3 cups organic all-purpose flour
1/2 cup maple syrup 
1 cup cornmeal
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp Himalayan crystal salt
1 cup organic whole milk
1 stick organic butter
2 large organic farm raised eggs

Pre heat oven for 350 degrees. Mix flour, maple syrup, cornmeal, salt, baking powder in a large bowl. Separately whisk melted butter, milk and eggs together. Combine and mix until smooth. Pour into parchment paper liners until 3/4 full. Bake for 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

Strawberry Blackberry Jam

2 cup organic strawberries
2 cup organic blackberries
2 tbsp corn starch 
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp clove
1/s tsp organic lemon juice

Mince strawberries into small cubes then combine with blackberries in a large bowl. Mash berries with potato masher. Stir in corn starch. Place on stove and bring to a bowl. Then add spices and turn the heat to low for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool (can be placed in cooler). Before serving stir in lemon juice.

*All berries were harvested from our family garden and the eggs are from our happy farm raised organic chickens. The rest of the organic ingredients were found at our local health food store. Cooking with the very best ingredients is very important for our bodies and the earth.
 

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