May 22, 2013

Welcome to the Jungle

9hooks photo shoot for the Summer 2013 Collection

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

photo credit: Alex Stahler

May 7, 2013

I do my bis sis! And Indianapolis! We celebrated her big day this past weekend with a ceremony in Garfield Park Conservatory, a few rounds of duckpin bowling at Fountain Square, and a fantastic dinner at Mesh on Mass Ave.

Here's a couple of pictures of the two of us in the greenhouse following the nuptials, the lovely bride, and a close up of her crystal hair ornament made by yours truly.

April 28, 2013

#1 Lady

Mother's Day is approaching and that means I have some baking to do. I've been on the hunt for the most chocolatey dessert possible, and I think I've found it--flourless chocolate cake. If your mother is any bit the chocoholic as mine, this dessert should be well-received. Find the links below for one of the recipes I'll be putting to the test.

Card: Mardi and Me
Cake: Daley Dish or Brown Eyed Baker
Gift: 9hooks

March 25, 2013

Hello Charlotte!

9hooks has moved down south to Carolina country. It will take some time to get settled and explore all that the city has to offer, but the new studio should be up and running in no time!

March 9, 2013

Snail Mail


Look for the new postcard included with every 9hooks order starting April 1st!

February 21, 2013

J.Crew Fall 2013 Collection


J.Crew Fall 2013

Looks 14, 20, and 8

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February 17, 2013

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February 12, 2013

All in the Details

Exquisite hand embroidered floral neckline on this pale jade Gucci gown worn by Katy Perry at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.

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February 11, 2013

Dear Denver,

An awesome weekend with family, breweries, and mountains--like this hike up South Table.

My recommendations? A tour through Great Divide, the s'more pot de creme at Euclid Hall, a pancake flight at Snooze, the Figure It Out cocktail at Williams & Graham, and a cortado at Happy Coffee.

Williams & Graham's Figure It Out Cocktail:
Bols Aged Genever
lemon juice
fig honey syrup
Jerry Thomas Own Decanter bitters

(recipe from

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