It has been a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel spring! First Lulu, now Boots, making his big blog and website debut. Boots is the proud ‘big brother’ to Baby Ella, who charmed us a few days ago with her sweetness and beautiful eyes.
Boots had some concerns about showing off his best side, knowing the competition was pretty tight between him and Ella. I assured him that, despite the lack of designer clothes, rock music, and catered lunch at his photo shoot, that his images would come out magazine-ready! Look out Vogue, step aside InStyle! Here comes Boots, and he has a few tongue tricks to show off!
Ella was a model baby today for our first shoot. She was tiny at birth, a mere 4lbs +, so just nearing 4 months, she’s still petite, lovely and dainty! She smiled through the whole session, making us all laugh this afternoon! She was an absolute delight to photograph.
Ella’s parents, Bobby and Andrea, were one of my favorite weddings in 2010, and I was thrilled to finally stop by and meet their latest addition! I have to say, surfer parents are the most chill kind there are! We had a great afternoon catching up and laughing at Ella’s sweet expressions and funny faces! (Ella’s “brother” Boots, a charming Cavalier King Charles, is also vying for a spot on my furry friends page after today’s shoot!)
At the risk of turning my blog into an episode of cuteness overload, may I present Zack? On a rainy day in Brooklyn, he happily met a new puppy (see Lulu’s post below) and sampled some of her toys (sorry Zack, but you KNOW your parents will be showing the dog bone photos at your some-day rehearsal dinner for your wedding! Its inevitable!)
I had a really fun night last night at a small event put on by Uncommon Goods, the quirky Brooklyn-based catalog of unique gifts and clever innovations. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t flipped through their catalog in quite a while, and I was pleasantly surprised at some of the fun items they are featuring (including specifically Tattly temp tattoos, the company started and run by my dear friend Tina Roth Eisenberg, whom many of you know by her blog, swiss-miss.com.)
I was also really impressed by the warmth and participation shown by all of the Uncommon Goods employees that I met. They are a fun, interested, passionate group, and I felt lucky to have met so many of them. The Brooklyn Brewery beers and super tasty snacks helped facilitate the happy hour vibe, and, oh right, the panel discussion on ‘getting paid to be doing what you love’ (I paraphrase), the reason we were all there, was informative and enlightening. Tina was a panelist, joined by Anna Rabinowicz from Rablabs, Jeff Davis from Vinylux, and Nickey Skarstad from Etsy. Dave Bolotsky, the founder and CEO of Uncommon Goods, was the moderator.
Best of all, I got to hang with some friends (Tina! Eli!) and meet some new ones (Allegra, Julia, Jeremiah), and I became the ‘cigarette girl’ of the temp tattoos, going around the room spreading some Tattly love! (I’m Tattly’s biggest fan, no doubt inspired by the custom ones Tina made for my wedding!)
Are you getting paid to do what you love? Why or why not?
Judi invited me over to meet Lulu, her 10 week old Cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy. We were all melting! Lulu has three speeds: playing wildly, snuggling sweetly, and fast asleep!